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VP of Engineering

Engineering | New York, NY | Full Time

Job Description

About Us:

Gro Intelligence is a rapidly growing, mission-driven software company that is creating a more connected and productive global agriculture industry.  We are an incredibly diverse team of technologists, scientists, and academics with a shared passion for building software that impacts everyone in the world on the most basic level.  


Our products make high quality agricultural data available to everyone, including many of the world’s largest companies and non-government organizations, who rely on our data to understand and predict the availability and price of food on a global basis.  We do this by standardizing huge volumes of structured and unstructured data, then transforming it into actionable knowledge for large corporate agribusinesses, financial institutions, consulting firms, and non-profit organizations.  With offices in both New York and Nairobi, and the financial backing of prominent investors including TPG Growth and Data Collective, Gro is rapidly building out our team to continue this mission. 

We are looking for highly-motivated, intellectually curious people who are hungry for personal growth. Successful candidates have versatile talents and are excited to work in a fast-paced, demanding, and constantly evolving entrepreneurial environment. 

We are currently hiring engineering leadership (Director or VP level) to join our headquarter in New York City. 

Responsibilities:

  • Software engineering management
    • Leading a team of highly skilled engineers in the development of high quality, high performance software
  • Significant Individual contributions in some or all of: 
    • Data API design and service implementation
    • Data storage architecture and optimization
    • Data visualizations and interactions
    • Large scale data harvesting and transformation systems

Qualifications:

  • Technical leadership experience
  • Very strong computer science fundamentals (data structures and algorithms)
  • Strong understanding of statistics and mathematics
  • Strong system design experience
  • Very proficient in at least two of: Javascript, Python, Java, C++
  • Experience with large scale systems, parallel computing, distributed storage
  • Bachelor's level degree in computer science, engineering, math or related field; or relevant work experience 
  • 5+ years software engineering experience

Bonus Points:

  • Familiarity with statistical modeling tools (R, MatLab)
  • Experience with natural language processing (NLP)
  • Experience using RESTful APIs
  • Understanding of relational databases and distributed databases (e.g. Postgres, Cassandra, Bigtable)
  • Basic knowledge of Node.js
  • Understanding of HTML, CSS, Javascript
  • Graduate degree / Research experience