Indigo: Software Engineer, Back End
500 Rutherford Ave, Suite 201
Boston, MA 02129

Employee Testimonials

Jesse Deardorff
Cassandra Ball
Trudi Baker

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What if nature could be harnessed to help farmers sustainably feed the planet? Since 2014, Indigo has questioned agriculture's full value chain to improve grower profitability, environmental sustainability, and consumer health. The companys scientific discoveries and digital innovations have amplified new value from soil to sale, benefiting more than 10,000 growers to date. Indigo is also the company behind The Terraton Initiative, a global effort to drawdown one trillion tons of atmospheric carbon dioxide by unlocking the potential of agricultural soils. In 2019, Indigo was ranked #1 on CNBCs Disruptor 50 list.

Headquartered in Boston, MA, Indigo has additional offices in Memphis, TN; Research Triangle Park, NC; Sydney, Australia; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Basel, Switzerland; and So Paulo, Brazil.

www.indigoag.com

The Software Engineer, Back End will engineer interfaces for Indigos 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 customers 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

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.