Indigo: DevOps Engineer
500 Rutherford Ave, Suite 201
Boston, MA 02129

Employee Testimonials

Jesse Deardorff
Cassandra Ball
Trudi Baker

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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, Indigos 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 So Paulo, Brazil. www.indigoag.com

The DevOps Engineer will build scalable and highly available infrastructure to productionize algorithms developed for Data Sciences. You will also drive analyses to reduce the cost and the engineering effort needed to update existing algorithms or introduce new algorithms.

Responsibilities:

  • Build infrastructure to support data processing and machine learning algorithms run in a cost effective and highly available environment
  • Reduce the time to deployment of new or updated algorithms into production environments
  • Solve infrastructure problems and automate responses for recurring problems
  • Monitor and respond to production incidents during business hours
  • Improve automatic responses to system failures to prevent down time
  • Understand and embody Indigos mission & core values
  • Work with the DevOps team to understand current CI/CD platform, tooling, and environments involved in release

Competencies:

  • Proven self-starter
  • Flexible to needs of users with varying degrees of technical ability
  • Build tools that help data scientists release algorithms more quickly and efficiently
  • Able to work with tight deadlines and under pressure
  • Knowledge of best practices in code development and deployment methodologies
  • Ensures consistency across the release process, while also understanding the need for exceptions to the rule (ie. emergency releases)
  • Able to work with engineers to understand non-traditional deployment methodologies (e.g. native mobile applications)
  • An advocate for everything automated, hands off deployments, and repeatable and reliable solutions.

Qualifications:

  • Proficient in high-level scripting languages such as python, JS, bash, etc
  • Familiarity with best-in-class build and release tools
  • Understands standard build automation solutions used today
  • Experience with continuous integration, testing, and deployment
  • Experience implementing advanced monitoring for platforms and applications
  • Experience with infrastructure as code (serverless, terraform)
  • Experience building and deploying Docker containers preferred
  • Clear, effective communicator; capable of understanding user requirements and delivering solutions for those requirements

Indigo is committed to living our values, specifically creating a work environment where everyone feels respected, connected, and has opportunities to learn and grow. As part of living our values, we strive to create a diverse and inclusive work environment where everyone feels they can be themselves and has an equal opportunity of succeeding.

Full-time

Employee Testimonials

Jesse Deardorff
Jesse Deardorff

Our plan is focused on the growers and helping them achieve maximum profitability using a unique set of tools. On top of offering a dynamic product, developing relationships and partnerships with growers will be key to achieving our goals.

Cassandra Ball
Cassandra Ball

I love the lab culture of Indigo. It's great being surrounded by both hard-working and fun-loving people. Most of our experiments are challenging and having the support of coworkers throughout the day really makes it fun for me.

Trudi Baker
Trudi Baker

From the early days when the whole company consisted of less than 20 people, I remember EVERYONE would gather for lively brainstorming sessions, the founder of the company, bench scientists, data scientists, lab techs, an attorney - everyone participated and listened and learned from each other's experiences and opinions. Today Indigo is much larger, but this spirit of open communication and collaboration is still strong. We collaborate through our everyday work, through software like our online innovation exchange where we bounce ideas off each other, and through "hands-on" brainstorming sessions where we learn a new assay and some of the points which are most challenging and can share ideas about how to make it more efficient.