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Software Architect

Engineering | New York, NY | Full Time

Job Description

About Us:

Gro Intelligence cultivates opportunities. We gather, aggregate and process data using proprietary algorithms to unlock crucial insights into weather patterns, trade flows, pricing dynamics and production. We provide our users actionable agricultural data to drive higher productivity and greater access to capital.

Our products decipher data through computational and visualization tools that enable financial institutions, corporations and the public sector to make more informed decisions.

Gro Intelligence is at an exciting time of hyper-growth with US headquarters in New York City and international headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya.  


We are hiring an experienced Software Architect to join our US headquarters in New York City to:

  • Work closely with senior management to design and implement the technology stack.

  • Develop and manage the framework for a real-time integration platform that pulls data from a variety of sources, including satellites, online databases, sensors and mobile phones.

  • Collaborate closely with the product team to roll-out world class products.

  • Oversee vendor management and negotiation processes.

  • Build out a team of fellow data geeks and engineers.

  • Spend time in Nairobi, Kenya as necessary with rest of Gro Intelligence’s scaling team.  


  • Strong programming skills (Python, Javascript, etc.) and experience with start-ups and big data problems.

  • 7+ years of experience in technology with experience leading a team that takes projects from conception to implementation.

  • Graduate level degree (PhD or M.S.) in computer science or engineering, statistics, or related discipline preferred (or equivalent work experience).

  • Deep sense of personal product ownership, entrepreneurial spirit and commitment to quality.

Bonus Points:

  • A passion for data and the ability to make sense of it.

  • Ability to think outside the box and identify creative technical solutions.

  • Strong organizational skills with the ability prioritize to meet multiple project deadlines.

  • Team player who welcomes others contributions, keeps an open mind and pushes the envelope with respect to ideas and products.