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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.

We are looking for a Sr Director of Engineering for our Platform Team to build and lead our globally distributed Platform Engineering teams. The ideal candidate will have advanced knowledge of software engineering principles and experience in building complex data pipelines, integrations with 3rd parties APIs and building your own APIs serving Big Data, utilizing distributed architecture paradigms and Common Data Models. You have a proven track record of building and leading multiple small autonomous onshore and offshore teams with a culture of ownership, growing Team Leads, and Engineering Managers. You value problem-solving over the process and have a clear vision of how to measure the performance of the team  

Responsibilities:

  • Lead and manage a high-performing global team of remote and local engineers to build back-end systems and multiple squads of engineers against projects, clearly communicating progress and status and fostering a strong, cohesive, and inclusive culture
  • Drive the design of complex systems including data pipelines and scalable web services. Be able and willing to roll up your sleeves and dive into the code. Drive  excellence in the codebase  
  • Partner with other technical leaders in the organization to deliver a scalable, maintainable, and secure architecture across the Indigo tech stack
  • Build high-performance engineering teams with a culture of ownership and autonomy
  • Serve as an effective evangelist for the team, building relationships with key customer stakeholders throughout the organization
  • Partner with the Product Management and Program Management teams to plan, execute, and deliver on the roadmap on a quarterly basis

Core Competencies:

  • Prioritizes conflicting demands, requests/requirements from a diverse group of end-users, and is able to set expectations for a broad group of internal stakeholders
  • Thrives in fast-paced environments and is able to switch focus and context quickly
  • Builds trusted working relationships naturally; leads by influence as well as direct line reporting
  • Strong technical background with past coding and system design experience. Can write code.
  • Strong problem solver and can decompose problems into manageable pieces to identify the path of least resistance for getting to a resolution
  • Effective team manager with experience tackling moderate-sized teams in high stakes, high-velocity environments

Key Qualifications:

  • Experience building complex transactional, data-driven, and high volume systems at scale
  • Experience with leading geographically diverse teams
  • Fluent or conversationally proficient in either Russian or Ukrainian in addition to English, comfortable managing bilingual teams
  • Experience building and managing mid to large-sized teams of Engineers and Engineering Managers
  • Past coding experience, e.g. Java, Python, PostgreSQL, or any other transactional or distributed data systems, current on the ability to code
  • Experience working with AWS, GCP, Azure, or any other cloud technology
  • Experience working cross-functionally with agile software development teams
  • Experience building consensus with senior leadership
  • Experience working in a fast-paced, quickly pivoting environment

Indigo is extraordinary, and we owe that to the individuals who make up our community and enable success through 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 our unique character, we aren’t ordinary, and neither are you. Embrace your extraordinary and join Indigo in cultivating a healthier planet! 

Benefits:

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

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