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Indigo Principal Software Engineer, Atlas Platform in Boston, Massachusetts

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Boston, MA, Remote

What if nature could be harnessed to help farmers sustainably feed the planet? Since 2014, Indigo has questioned agriculture's full value chain to improve grower profitability, environmental sustainability, and consumer health. The company’s scientific discoveries and digital innovations have amplified new value from soil to sale, benefiting more than 10,000 growers to date. Indigo is also the company behind The Terraton Initiative, a global effort to drawdown one trillion tons of atmospheric carbon dioxide by unlocking the potential of agricultural soils. In 2019, Indigo was ranked #1 on CNBC’s Disruptor 50 list. Headquartered in Boston, MA, Indigo has additional offices in Memphis, TN; Research Triangle Park, NC; Sydney, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Basel, Switzerland; and São Paulo, Brazil.

As a Principal Software Engineer/Team Lead on the Atlas team, you will be working on close collaboration with world class data scientists to create sophisticated systems and infrastructure to harness satellite imagery to further Indigo’s mission of sustainably feeding the planet..

The satellite-powered remote sensing infrastructure built by the Atlas Platform Team allows us to derive deep insights about the world of agriculture at scale.

It is integral to many of Indigo's core initiatives, from Marketplace - better grain transaction for growers - to Carbon - quite literally fighting climate change with better Agriculture.


  • Lead projects to success in order to make an impact

  • Collaborate with engineers and other technical resources at Indigo to ensure the quality & reliability of the platform

  • Brainstorm features with product managers and domain experts based on your knowledge of the codebase

  • Be responsible for developing new areas of Indigos Remote Sensing Infrastructure, with an eye towards long-term sustainability

  • Drive planning long term technical roadmaps

  • You’ll expertly review code, have your code reviewed, and mentor other engineers


  • You’ve been building software professionally for 4+ years.

  • You’ve been leading small teams for 1+ years.

  • You possess strong computer science fundamentals: data structures, algorithms, programming languages, distributed systems, and data management.

  • You have deep experience in one or more modern programming languages. We work primarily in Python but alternate experience is acceptable.

  • You have experience with Geospatial data. Experience with Remote Sensing data and algorithms is a big plus.

  • You are a strong communicator. You can lead technical architecture discussions and help drive technical decisions within your team.

  • You're comfortable collaborating across teams to discuss technical and usability trade-offs.

  • You strive to create fast, reliable, testable and documented code that others can understand.

  • You have a bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent work experience.

  • You bring a positive attitude, a sense of humor, and self awareness.

Indigo is committed to living our values, specifically “creating a work environment where everyone feels respected, connected, and has opportunities to learn and grow.” As part of living our values, we strive to create a diverse and inclusive work environment where everyone feels they can be themselves and has an equal opportunity of succeeding.