Software Engineering Technical Director, Geoinnovation

Indigo improves grower profitability, environmental sustainability, and consumer health through the use of natural microbiology and digital technologies. Utilizing beneficial plant microbes and agronomic insights, Indigo works with growers to sustainably produce high quality harvests. The company then connects growers and buyers directly to bring these harvests to market. Working across the supply chain, Indigo is forwarding its mission of harnessing nature to help farmers sustainably feed the planet. The company is headquartered in Boston, MA, with additional offices in Memphis, TN, Research Triangle Park, NC, Sydney, Australia, Buenos Aires, Argentina, and São Paulo, Brazil. http://www.indigoag.com/      

As the Software Engineering Technical Director on the GeoInnovation Team at Indigo, you collaborate closely with other team leaders, driving a strong understanding of system interactions, reliability, and scalability. As the technical engineering team lead, you will be instrumental in evangelizing modern software engineering practices, mentoring others, and growing the team. This is a high-impact role that will address extremely complex systems that will grow in scope with the team. 

 

Responsibilities:

  • Design APIs and client libraries that are easy for users to use
  • Mentor more junior team members, shaping their thought processes to find solutions
  • Collaborate with People Team to shape hiring strategy and grow team
  • Scale existing systems, with a strong focus on reliability, security, performance, and cost
  • Evangelize modern software engineering practices, mentoring team on these practices and incorporating into systems approaches
  • Research, propose, and begin implementing (as applicable) new technologies or software patterns to make improvements

Competencies:

  • Understands how to approach super-large, complex systems, given only high-level requirements and use cases
  • Expert-level knowledge on building reliable, scalable systems in a cloud environment
  • Able to discuss advantages and disadvantages of various solutions (ex. microservices vs. monoliths, mon vs. shared repos, etc.)
  • Strong mentoring capability; leads by example
  • Strong communication and cross-functional collaboration skills
  • Proactive and self-directed; drives team focus and strategy
  • Thrives in a fast-paced, growth environment
  • Excellent prioritization skills
  • Understands and embodies our core values and mission

Qualifications:

  • 10+ years experience; proven success delivering software at an enterprise scale
  • Strong track record as a technical lead and mentor
  • Experience cultivating talent and hiring Engineers
  • Proven experience leading from-scratch technology selection process
  • Proven experience in a growth environment
  • Strong experience working in AWS

 


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