Indigo: Senior Software Engineer, Biomation Team
500 Rutherford Ave, Suite 201
Boston, MA 02129

Employee Testimonials

Jesse Deardorff
Cassandra Ball
Trudi Baker


As a Senior Software Engineer on the Biomation team, you will help to produce scalable, robust pipelines for running analysis algorithms on genomic data, leading to higher quality microbial products. WIth your knowledge of cloud platforms and desire to automate everything, we will allow the Indigo scientists to gather and analyze data on hundreds of thousands of bacteria and fungi to deliver the best value to the farmers.

Indigo helps farmers increase crop yields and reduce reliance on chemicals by treating seeds with naturally occurring microbes that help the crop perform under various stress situations. The Biomation team helps the Research and Development organization push large amounts of data about the microbiome through analysis and machine learning pipelines to determine the best and most beneficial microbes.

As a software engineer at Indigo, youll:

  • Work with product managers and data scientists to take analysis scripts and put them in a scalable environment
  • Identify pain points and bottlenecks in the genomic data flow and deliver solutions for them
  • Provide consultations on software processes and best practices to the data science engineers where appropriate.
  • Participate in code reviews and mentor other engineers

About You:

  • You love all things cloud and understand how to leverage different technologies to deliver scalability.
  • You understand software architecture and how to examine different technologies, weigh the pros and cons, and make the right decision to solve the problem at hand.
  • You have a passion for automation and removing friction from users.
  • You can talk to non technical end users and understand their requirements for a technical solution to a problem.
  • You have plenty of experience with Python and have demonstrated ability to write robust, well documented code.
  • You have a positive attitude and are always looking to learn new things.

About Indigo:

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 is headquartered in Memphis, TN, with additional offices in Boston, MA, Research Triangle Park, NC, Sydney, Australia, Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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.


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.