Indigo: Senior Tech Recruiter
500 Rutherford Ave, Suite 201
Boston, MA 02129

Employee Testimonials

Jesse Deardorff
Cassandra Ball
Trudi Baker


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.

Our Indigo People team may be known in other organizations as HR but we are not your typical HR team. Our mission is to build a best in class team across Indigo and to create a healthy and motivating place to work. We operate as a modern, strategic, efficient team, partnering with leaders across the organization to attract and develop A players, while creating and sustaining a culture built on innovation and collaboration.

The role of the Senior Tech Recruiter is to partner with the Tech department and other members of the People team to efficiently and thoughtfully hire a large volume of tech professionals. In particular, you will work closely with the Engineering team to support their rapidly growing team and hire Engineers of all levels, leveraging your prior knowledge of the local tech community. This role will be a core part of tech recruiting and talent brand and will require outstanding people skills, a strong ability to execute, and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment.


  • Be a thought partner to CTO and Engineering hiring managers to successfully lead recruiting efforts for open roles
    • Be a strategic partner to hiring managers on building technology teams and meeting hiring needs (with primary focus on Engineering teams)
    • Define and execute immediate strategies for sourcing strong tech candidates
    • Meet with VP of Engineering and Director or People Operations to review and provide guidance on tech compensation matrix
    • Meet weekly with tech hiring managers to drive efficient progress on all roles, creating decks to report metrics and data
    • Contribute to new ideas for improving the recruiting process
  • Become an expert on Indigos recruiting process and provide leverage to hiring managers for all open tech roles (primarily Engineering)
    • Understand Indigos overall recruiting process and facilitate various meetings as needed
    • Actively source strong tech candidates for key open engineering positions
    • Within 2 weeks, successfully screen candidates at top of the funnel so hiring managers only see a strong subset of technically capable candidates
    • Confidently conduct in-person interviews and reference calls
    • Manage technology used to complement hiring process including digital interviews, relocation software, and assessment tools
    • Command a strong attentional to detail regarding budget and headcount
    • Manage additional recruiting projects as needed
  • Establish a strong presence for Indigo at selected top-tier tech undergraduate and graduate programs
    • Work with team to build excellent partnerships with career departments on campus
    • Build excellent relationships with tech clubs on campus
    • Understand timelines so that Indigo effectively recruits at key points in the campus life cycle
    • Represent Indigo on campus as one of the most desirable places to work for tech grads
  • Indigos talent brand has an outstanding reputation
    • Identify key tech conferences, events and meetups where Indigo should have a strong presence to build the brand, and ensure strong Indigo representation at these events
    • Organize engineering meetup for Indigo to host
    • Work closely with Head of People and CTO to create strong content for Indigo brand, with an emphasis on tech space
    • Manage content on Glassdoor and Linkedin and update regularly
    • Ensure an exceptional recruiting experience for candidates and for Indigo employees
  • Communicate Indigos story in a clear and compelling way that excites candidates
    • Learn the Indigo story, key elements of the talent brand proposition, and demonstrate strong ability to communicate the story and reasons to work at Indigo
    • Ensure any external recruiter partners know the Indigo story and are seen as an extension of the Indigo Recruiting team
    • Indigo is seen as the most exciting place to work


  • Passionate about and embodies Indigos mission and core values
  • Passion for people; genuinely interested and curious about what motivates and excites people
  • Strong ability to connect with software engineers and other tech professionals
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills
  • Works quickly and thrives in a fast-paced environment
  • Comfortable with ambiguity; able to take initiative when path is not clear
  • Positive attitude and high energy; approaches situations with optimism and enthusiasm
  • Highly data-driven
  • Extremely organized with a natural affinity towards process and getting things done
  • Good with details; doesnt let things fall through the cracks; remembers to follow up
  • Collaborative; excellent team player


  • 3-5 (minimum) in a full cycle tech recruiting role at a fast-paced growth company, in the Boston market
    • Proven experience hiring software engineers of all levels required
  • Strong network and understanding of the professional tech community in the Boston area
    • Proven experience collaborating with strong tech undergraduate programs
    • Strong familiarity with Boston meetup community and opportunities; experience organizing meetups strongly preferred
  • Startup, high-growth experience strongly preferred
  • Proven track record with sourcing tech candidates from a variety of talent pools
  • Demonstrated passion for building tech talent brand in a growing organization
  • Bachelors degree with demonstrated record of strong academic achievement

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.