Software Engineer, Back End

| Greater Boston Area

Indigo is a company dedicated to harnessing nature to help farmers sustainably feed the planet. With a vision of creating a world where farming is an economically desirable and accessible profession, Indigo works alongside its growers to apply natural approaches, conserve resources for future generations, and grow healthy food for all. Utilizing beneficial plant microbes to improve crop health and productivity, Indigo’s portfolio is focused on cotton, wheat, barley, corn, soybeans, and rice. The company, founded by Flagship Pioneering, is headquartered in Boston, MA, with additional offices in Memphis, TN, Research Triangle Park, NC, Sydney, Australia, Buenos Aires, Argentina, and São Paulo, Brazil. www.indigoag.com

The Software Engineer, Back End will engineer interfaces for Indigo’s customer-facing applications and backend data solutions that support large-scale data transport. This person is responsible for maximizing reusability and testability of the software. This person will also be a critical member of a highly efficient and cohesive engineering team that is focused on the customer’s needs and requirements.

Responsibilities:

  • Implement performant APIs according to well-defined technical specifications
  • Leverage existing API design patterns to maintain organizational consistency
  • Ensure that all APIs are fully tested in an automated framework, including functional and performance tests
  • Work collaboratively with rest of Engineering team and cross-functional stakeholders

Competencies:

  • Extremely focused on the customer (Application Developer, Data Engineer) and their API needs
  • Deep commitment to quality, reliability, scalability and maintainability
  • Works and interacts well with software engineering, product management, customers, and non-technical users
  • Passion for Indigo mission and values
  • Strong communication skills
  • Able to learn new technologies quickly and stay up-to-date with best practice trends; not afraid to ask questions
  • Results oriented, demonstrating an ability to meet deadlines

Qualifications:

  • 1-3+ years professional experience developing software
  • Understanding of software design, including versioning, isolation and micro-services
  • Familiarity with AWS preferred
  • Prior experience working in a fast-paced, agile environment required
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RLanguages
    • TypescriptLanguages
    • GraphQLLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • ExpressFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • MySQLDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases

Location

On the edge of Charlestown, we are within walking distance to restaurants and bars. The Sullivan Square T and bus stop is also right next door!

An Insider's view of Indigo

What projects are you most excited about?

Our mission is to provide agronomists with unbiased real-time data we are collecting across thousands of acres at the ground level and from space. It's such a thrill to be working on the data and analysis perspective of this massively cross-disciplinary team that helps agronomists initiate data-powered conversations to provide substantial results.

Jyoti

Principal Data Scientist

What makes someone successful on your team?

A successful Indigo team member is someone willing to continuously learn and improve, regardless of experience or role. Whether you’re an Engineer, Account Manager, Business Analyst, or Scientist, successful team members keep the bigger picture in mind and bridge disciplines to solve problems facing the incredibly complex system that is agriculture

Hilary

Software Product Manager

What are Indigo Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
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