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Director of Engineering, Sustainability Quantification 15 views

United States

About Indigo
Indigo Ag is a mission-driven company dedicated to harnessing nature to help farmers sustainably feed the planet. We innovate across a breadth of technology and science disciplines to help enhance agriculture’s long-term sustainability and profitability and mitigate the climate crisis. We seek to positively impact the world through the digital and biological solutions we bring to the market, creating a more resilient earth, healthier economies, and thriving communities. Our people build partnerships, explore the science, and engineer the technology to help grow the future of sustainable agriculture. The only way to achieve it is through a unique combination of expertise – from Fortune 500 to academia, soil science and agriculture, to tech start-ups.
As a Director of Engineering, you will guide a large part of our Engineering team to build software systems that can quantify the impact of sustainable farming at scale, with an extremely high level of scientific and technical rigor. The work of the team spans a wide spectrum, from automated data quality management, over multiple complex modeling systems, to ground-truth acquisition and management, to name just a few aspects.
The mission of the Indigo Sustainability Team is to help Farmers monetize sustainable practices. The biggest focus within that is on removing Carbon Dioxide and other greenhouse gasses from the atmosphere through helping farmers transition to regenerative practices. These farming techniques have been shown to draw carbon from the air into the soil as well as reduce emissions of things like methane and nitrous oxide (this is often called Carbon Farming). Applying this globally at scale is, by some margin, the single most powerful decarbonization mechanism currently known

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with Product, Data Science, Science, and other functional experts to shape a shared, data-driven engineering vision for your team
  • Cultivate a culture of engineering excellence and rigor. Support, develop, and grow a healthy engineering team
  • Provide technical leadership and mentorship to Software Engineers across the Sustainability Team and Indigo overall
  • Partner with Product, Science/Data Science, and cross-functional teams to inform, influence, support, prioritize, and execute product strategy and investments.
  • Competencies:

  • You have successfully run one or more engineering teams from architecture through release, maintenance, and support
  • You are self-directed and enjoy building complex data-driven software systems, as well as figuring out the most important problem to work on
  • Own problems end-to-end, and are willing to pick up whatever knowledge you’re missing to get the job done
  • Enjoy collaborating across multiple disciplines, including product, design, data science, and science
  • Know how to communicate in a remote-first environment
  • Believe in the model of servant leadership and extreme ownership. Are passionate about complex data and modeling problems
  • Are committed to setting and executing diversity, equity, and inclusion goals in an engineering organization
  • Qualifications:

  • 7+ years of experience in Software Engineering or a similar role, 5+ years managing agile software engineering teams
  • Experience managing managers, track record of shipping complex data-driven software systems
  • Experience initiating and driving projects to completion with minimal guidance, incl. developing roadmaps and managing stakeholders
  • Demonstrated experience in hiring, retaining, and scaling high-performing teams
  • A Ph.D. or Masters or a Graduate Degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Physics, Engineering, or related quantitative field
  •  Experience in a startup environment experience with Agriculture in some form is a big plus, but certainly not required (many of us do not have an Agriculture background of any kind)
  • Experience working with (non Computer-) Scientists and/or in a rigorous science/research-driven environment is a big plus
  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • A Ph.D. or Masters or a Graduate Degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Physics, Engineering, or related quantitative field
  •  Experience in a startup environment experience with Agriculture in some form is a big plus but certainly not required (many of us do not have an Agriculture background of any kind)
  • Experience working with (non Computer-) Scientists and in a rigorous science/research-driven environment is a big plus
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    At Indigo, we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and team members. All employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation, and related medical conditions), national, social or ethnic origin, age, physical, mental or sensory disability, marital status, family or parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, family medical history or genetic information, military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Indigo believes that diversity, equity, and inclusion among our team members are critical to our success. We seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.
    If you’re applying for a job in the U.S. and need reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please email talent@indigoag.com and let us know the nature of your request and contact information. Please note that only those inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address. 
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