Indigo: Senior Software Engineer, Data Science Platform
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 Senior Software Engineer, Data Science Engineering will engineer interfaces for Indigos Marketplace offering with a focus on backend applications supporting automated trading, financial engineering and operations research at scale. This person is responsible for maximizing code reusability while also considering API design, model deployment considerations, and the testability of the APIs. This person will also be a critical member of a highly efficient and cohesive engineering team that is focused on the customers needs and requirements.

Outcomes

  • Onboarded with at least one complete feature done within 30 days
  • Design APIs that software developers love to use
  • Collaborate with architects to identify and gain sign-off for API deployment
  • Partner w/ UI & API team to ensure seamless integration of DSE deliverables into SW platform.
  • Implement microservices architecture in AWS
  • Ensure that all APIs are fully tested in an automated framework, including functional and performance tests
  • Partner with a data scientist/operations research scientist to productionize a predictive model prototype within 120 days

Competencies

  • Eager/open to learning core finance/trading system design/implementation
  • Statistics/ML expertise a plus
  • API scaling/performance profiling experience
  • Passion for developing easy-to-use and customer-delightful APIs, working directly with and demonstrating a deep understanding of the end-user / customer
  • Passion for software development and modern software development practices, including lean and agile
  • Deep commitment to quality, reliability, scalability and maintainability
  • Egoless and works and interacts well with software engineering, product management, data scientists and non-technical users
  • Passion for Indigo mission and values
  • Great listener and communicator, written and oral
  • Technically knowledgeable and not afraid to technically challenge engineers
  • Ability and passion to quickly learn new technologies and industries, staying up-to-date with technology and best practice trends
  • Results oriented, demonstrating a passion to release software, while not compromising on quality and being sensitive to the specific needs for the customer and the applications usability
  • Experience implementing complex algorithms at scale

Qualifications

  • 3+ years of experience building internal and / or external APIs required
  • Deep understanding of API design, including versioning, isolation and micro-services (REST or GraphQL)
  • Experience designing and documenting internal and external (commercial) APIs leveraging an API documentation framework (e.g. Apiary, Swagger)
  • Experience with variety of datastores and tradeoffs (SQL/NoSQL)
  • Experience with deployments to cloud environments
  • Experience with containerization (Docker)
  • Experience with version control (git)
  • Experience with python including Numpy/Pandas
  • Actively practicing lean / agile software methodologies or similar
  • Experience writing functional and unit testing

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.