Systems Architect

| Greater Boston Area

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 Systems Architect 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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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RLanguages
    • TypescriptLanguages
    • GraphQLLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • ExpressFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • MySQLDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases

Location

On the edge of Charlestown, we are within walking distance to restaurants and bars. The Sullivan Square T and bus stop is also right next door!

An Insider's view of Indigo

What projects are you most excited about?

Our mission is to provide agronomists with unbiased real-time data we are collecting across thousands of acres at the ground level and from space. It's such a thrill to be working on the data and analysis perspective of this massively cross-disciplinary team that helps agronomists initiate data-powered conversations to provide substantial results.

Jyoti

Principal Data Scientist

What makes someone successful on your team?

A successful Indigo team member is someone willing to continuously learn and improve, regardless of experience or role. Whether you’re an Engineer, Account Manager, Business Analyst, or Scientist, successful team members keep the bigger picture in mind and bridge disciplines to solve problems facing the incredibly complex system that is agriculture

Hilary

Software Product Manager

What are Indigo Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
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