Sr. Staff Software Engineer, Backend (Multiple levels) at The Climate Corp.
Seattle, WA, US / San Francisco, CA, US / Chicago, IL, US / St. Louis, MO, US

Description

By applying to this requisition you will be considered for backend roles ranging Sr. Staff Software Engineer to Principal Software Engineer in our organization. We have multiple openings across our locations in San Francisco, Seattle, St. Louis, and Chicago. Please pick your preferred location during the application process. We will partner with you to determine the appropriate level during the interview process.


Position Overview:
The Climate Corporation is modernizing the agriculture industry with a platform and products that are helping the world’s farmers sustainably increase productivity with digital tools. Our backend software engineering teams collect, process, transform and analyze vast amounts agronomic and geospatial data. We then work with our science organization to understand how our growers can realize the full potential of their farmable land. Our team takes these insights and builds meaningful products that allow farmers to produce enough food to feed our ever growing population. If you are a skilled, creative, collaborative software engineer and leader who wants to have a meaningful impact on the world, we would love to engage with you about a role here at The Climate Corporation.

What You Will Do:

  • Design and scale our backend services globally
  • Plan, lead and guide improvements and architecture in key discipline areas and in a global cross function capacity
  • Mentor across the organization on best practices and techniques
  • Learn new technologies and frameworks to solve unique challenges in the agriculture industry
  • Stay connected with the agriculture industry and our grower customers to ensure that their needs are appropriately reflected in the product roadmap
  • Deliver high quality, sustainable systems and teach others to do the same

Basic Qualifications:

  • BS, MS or equivalent in Computer Science or related technical field
  • 10+ years experience programming in Java or an equivalent OOP language
  • Deployment in large cloud-based distributed environments
  • 10+ years hands-on experience developing robust back-end services and platforms
  • Prior experience building and supporting large-scale applications and infrastructure
  • Experience building scalable backend services (REST APIs, microservices, designing and implementing efficient data processing algorithms, messaging paradigms, middleware, persistent store)
  • Experience working with AWS or another public Cloud platform

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication, presentation, engineering diagrams, and listening skills with the ability to present complex technical information in a clear and concise manner
  • Expert knowledge of software development methodologies and best practices
  • Expert knowledge building robust backend services and REST APIs
  • Expert knowledge in Geospatial algorithms, image processing or perception engineering
  • Expertise designing and implementing highly scalable data-intensive processing systems
  • Experience with relational and non-relational databases and persistence store
  • Experience with Amazon Web Services (EC2, S3, RDS, SQS, etc.) (Strong Plus)
  • Experience with a compiled JVM language (Java, Scala, Clojure) (Strong Plus)
  • Experience with messaging paradigms and middlewares. (SQS, JMS etc)

What We Offer:  
Our teams are composed of industry experts, top scientists, and talented engineers. The environment is extremely engaging and fast-paced, with dozens of specialties coming together to provide the best possible products and experiences for our customers.

We provide competitive salaries and some of the best perks in the industry, including:

  • Superb medical, dental, vision, life, disability benefits, and a 401k matching program
  • A stocked kitchen with a large assortment of snacks & drinks to get you through the day
  • Encouragement to get out of the office and into the field with agents and farmers to see first-hand how our products are being used
  • We take part and offer various workshops, conferences, meet-up groups, tech-talks, and hackathons to encourage participation and growth in both community involvement and career development

We also hinge our cultural DNA on these five values:

  • Inspire one another
  • Innovate in all we do
  • Leave a mark on the world
  • Find the possible in the impossible
  • Be direct and transparent