Staff Software Engineer


Job Closed


We are a new kind of farm for a new kind of world. We’re on a mission to bring healthy food to the world while protecting the environment. Our pesticide-free, non-GMO leafy greens taste fresh-picked from the garden because they were. We grow and deliver locally, cutting transportation miles and reducing emissions. Our indoor farms mean fresh produce is always in season. We are a team of growers, plant scientists, engineers, artists, foodies and plant romantics working to improve the lives of plants, people, and the planet. We currently operate in South San Francisco, CA, and Laramie, WY. Our new Compton, CA site set to open in 2021 will be the world’s first, high-capacity indoor vertical farm. We believe food justice is social justice. Equal access to healthy, nutritious food is fundamental to a quality life. We build farms in communities that need better access to food and jobs. We provide living-wage, year-round jobs along with flavorful, nutrient-rich food to the communities we serve. We use automation and robotics so machines do the backbreaking labor while people perform new kinds of skilled agricultural, science and high-tech jobs. Now is the time to help us achieve our mission to feed the world healthy food in a sustainable way. We are a start-up with expanding career growth opportunities. We are actively seeking those who embody our core values: find a way, down to earth, & grow together. These values guide how we work together as teammates, approach innovation and engage with customers. Does this sound like you? Join the mission as we improve human and planetary health by increasing access to craveable fruits and vegetables.


  • Bachelor's degree or higher
  • Software Engineering (7+ years)
  • Do you know the ins and outs of developing server applications using Python and Java?
  • Do you have experience managing configuration in standard cloud providers such as AWS
  • Do you have experience with Git, CI/CD workflows and tools, and a diverse set of databases such as PostgreSQL and Snowflake?


About Role We are looking for a Staff Software Engineer to join our Software and Data Systems team in designing and building powerful systems for cooperative human-robot precision farming. We grow nutritious and delicious plants sustainably at scale. To do this, we must create an operating system for high-precision, high-automation farming. You will be responsible for building advanced Farm Operating System (FarmOS) execution systems for our production and Research & Development (R&D) lines. You will be joining a collaborative team of engineers with a strong software development background. We are process-light and rely on strong architecture and automation to maximize the impact of our small team. In this role you will undertake hands-on design and development. You will be responsible for requirements analysis, design, implementation, and testing as part of a cross-functional team serving all roles connected to all aspects of farm operation. You will work with Plant Scientists, Growers, Controls Engineers, Mechanical Engineers, and Operators as part of the design process, making sure that we build the right thing in the right way for maximum impact. What You'll Do • Develop a deep understanding of our Farm Operations and all supporting systems, services, and data flows • Take farm orchestration and automation features from concept to finished product in production and daily use • Design and build scalable, highly-available service-oriented architectures • Collaborate with other members of the Engineering team through all phases of our agile software development lifecycle to deliver a holistic solution • Lead and participate in software design review sessions with team members and customers • Develop robust test harnesses for everything you build • identify and improve inefficiencies in collaboration workflows, development and product processes to help the team mature while mentoring fellow Software Engineers • Design and implement RESTful microservices based on user research What We're Looking For • Education or experience equivalent to B.S. (or higher) in Computer Science or other Engineering discipline and 7+ years of progressive experience in Software Engineering • You approach your work with curiosity, creativity, initiative, and diligence • An exceptional communicator -- you thrive at translating product and business goals into robust technical solutions, and can explain those solutions to teammates in differing domains • Experience establishing patterns, conventions, and standards and driving adoption across a team • Ability to identify areas of improvement and ways to standardize and clean up a stack -- you’re super organized and have a meticulous attention to detail • You know the ins and outs of developing server applications using Python and Java • Experience managing configuration in standard cloud providers such as AWS • Experience with Git, CI/CD workflows and tools, and a diverse set of databases such as PostgreSQL and Snowflake Food Safety Requirement Comply with all Plant, State and Federal OSHA, EPA, FDA, HACCP, and SQF regulations.


Full Benefits 401(k)