Staff Software Engineer, Carbon Backend

  • Indigo
  • 12808 East 86th St N, Owasso, OK 74055, USA
  • Jan 28, 2022
Engineering: All Engineering: Software Sustainability

Job Description

We’re an international agtech startup aspiring to revolutionize a budding industry where agriculture meets technology. Through the use of data-driven insights, natural microbiology, and innovative digital technologies, Indigo is partnering across the supply chain, ultimately cultivating a scalable climate solution and enhanced ecosystem that beneficially serves farmers, consumers, and the planet alike.

Our mission is unique, and therefore our teams are too: from multigenerational farming experts, who understand the land as though it were an extension of themselves, to cutting-edge technologists and scientists on the frontier of innovation, our teams are a reflection of the range of the stakeholders we serve: the Earth, the Farmer, and the Consumer. Indigo is extraordinary, and we owe that to the people who make up our community and enable success through the diversity of thought, experience, background, perspective, race, sexuality, gender, age, and everything else that makes a person uniquely themselves. Connected by a common vision and empowered by diversity, we aren’t ordinary, and neither are you. Embrace your extraordinary and join Indigo in cultivating a healthier planet fueled by unique game-changers.

Does fighting climate change through regenerative farming practices at scale sound interesting to you?

Through the use of data-driven insights, natural microbiology, and innovative digital technologies, Indigo Ag helps farmers make farming more sustainable to combat climate change and protect the environment. Our grain, carbon, and transportation marketplaces enable farmers to profit from those sustainable choices.

We are looking for a Principal Backend Engineer to join the Credit Production team under Carbon Engineering. We are committed to crafting and maintaining trustworthy applications that help our growers move towards better, more efficient agricultural practices. In this role you will architect and provide hands-on technical expertise in conducting rapid experimentation and in executing infrastructure improvements. This is a great opportunity to build something from the ground up in the latest tech stack and make a tangible impact on climate change in the process.

About this role:

As an engineer on the Carbon Team you will:

  • Architect and implement changes to enable automation and improvements to product quality, and performance.
  • Drive the technical strategy to enable clear, quick, and quantitative understanding of pipeline changes.
  • Identify needs and build tools to help our science and data science colleagues work more efficiently.
  • Recognize impediments to our efficiency, propose, lead, and implement solutions.
  • Provide detailed and constructive design and code reviews; mentor fellow engineers.


  • You have been building backend software professionally for 6+ years.
  • You have a demonstrable track record as a hands-on technical leader designing, writing, and shipping high-quality, highly-reliable, maintainable, and scalable production code.
  • You have experience architecting, leading, conducting rapid experimentation, standing-up new infrastructure and improving existing ones.
  • You have experience establishing and evangelizing software engineering and system design best practices.
  • You have experience deploying to cloud environments and with containerization.
  • You are a fast learner, thrive in a fast-paced environment, and embrace ambiguity.
  • You have exceptional communication skills and are able to effectively communicate technical ideas to, and collaborate with, other teams of engineers and non-engineers.
  • You enjoy mentoring others and driving technical excellence.
  • You have a degree in a Scientific or Engineering field, or equivalent work experience.
  • Experience working with scientists or working in a research environment is highly desired.
  • Experience with Python is desired.
  • You thrive in fast-paced and highly collaborative environments.
  • You can effectively manage expectations of both senior engineering leadership and key stakeholders.
  • You are a doer, think outside the box, have a positive attitude, and bring a sense of humor.

About Indigo:

We’re building the technology to feed the world and fight climate change. We believe that through teamwork we can achieve more to benefit all of agriculture: from farmers to consumers to the planet.

Game changers don't fit in a box. The requirements listed above are examples of what we think enables success in this role, but we recognize the impossibility of fully capturing a singularly perfect description, and we believe in the power of diversified and creative displays of skills and qualifications. We embrace the unconventional. We embrace creativity. We embrace a challenge to the status quo. If the specifications in the list above aren’t an exact match… great! Apply, be you, and be proud that you aren’t ordinary (we certainly aren’t!).

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


  • Health, dental, and vision insurance for you and your family
  • Generous time off
  • Parental leave
  • A remote-first organization with flexible work hours
  • Commuter benefits
  • 401(k) plan
  • Competitive compensation including stock options

Organization Type



Food & Agriculture

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