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Team Lead Manager, Geospatial Software Engineering

Engineering | New York, NY | Full Time

Job Description

About Us:

Gro Intelligence is tackling two of the biggest problems facing the world today: food security and climate change. We understand and quantify the complex interplay between food, weather, trade, agriculture, and macroeconomic conditions in a world upended by climate change, a growing population, and more. The team at Gro has built a platform that allows businesses, non-profits, and governments to better plan for and adapt to these changes. With offices in both Nairobi and New York, Gro has the financial backing of prominent investors such as TPG Growth, Intel Capital, Data Collective, and GGV. Gro is a diverse, intellectually curious team of technologists, scientists, and business professionals united by a shared commitment to build AI that addresses agriculture, food, and our climate on the most fundamental level.

What you’ll do:

  • Leading and managing a team of software engineers with a diverse set of expertise

  • Lead system design for the team based on product requirements

  • Interface and collaborate with Infrastructure, API teams

  • Hands on design and implementation

  • Contribute to system-wide engineering improvements

  • Cutting edge research on systems and algorithms


  • 10+ years of experience as a team leader

  • Very proficient in Python, and Java/C/C++/Go

  • Experience with complex data pipelines

  • Experience with data APIs

  • Experience working on Geo product such as Google Earth Engine, MapBox, GeoMesa, OpenStreetMap, Omnisci 

  • Experience with geospatial libraries, formats and APIs (GDAL, geoJSON, s2)

  • Extensive experience working with geospatial raster data, especially global satellite imagery

  • Streaming big data  storage, query and analysis  systems (e.g. Hadoop, Spark) 

  • Very strong fundamentals in computer science

Who You Are:

  • The ideal candidate will have built and deployed software services at scale

  • Know what it takes to ship high quality code

  • A builder of productive and collaborative teams

  • Excellent communicator 

  • A great team player –you have a point of view, and know how to humbly raise it

Bonus Points:

  • Image processing

  • Experience with agricultural, climate and weather data