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Engineering Manager, Cloud Edge


The Climate Corporation is modernizing the agriculture industry with a platform and products that are helping the world’s farmers sustainably increase productivity with digital tools. We build hardware, platforms, and a suite of grower facing applications that collect and process vast amounts of agronomic data. We then deliver insights that allow farmers to improve their yield and operate sustainably.

We are looking for an Engineering Manager for one of our Cloud Edge teams in Data Acquisition. This team builds the services that receive agronomic data from multiple sources: uploads via FieldView Web, manufacturer integrations, and our own FIeldView Drive. We then index and enrich this data with other agronomic metadata and transform it for consumption by our downstream consumers; Web, Mobile Applications and Data Science. If you’re an expert at designing large-scale distributed data platforms for machine learning and want to build something that impacts the world in a positive way, this might be the growth opportunity you’ve been looking for.

**What makes a successful manager at Climate?**

+ **Invests in people -** Someone who fosters a culture of inclusion, trust, mentorship, praise, constructive feedback and is able to continually build, develop and retain their team.

+ **Inspires -** Someone who gains buy-in by listening to the thoughts and opinions of others and creates optimism and confidence in a clear and believable way.

+ **Thinks -** Someone who uses critical thinking and strategic planning to make well-informed decisions. They create an environment where the right approaches surface from a variety of diverse opinions and perspectives.

+ **Achieves Results -** Someone that can make plans and be proactive in order to get things done. They continuously improve the effectiveness of their team by setting achievable and specific goals, regularly evaluating results, implementing improvements and holding their team accountable.

**What You Will Do:**

+ Build and mentor a group of high-performing engineers with a strong team-oriented culture.

+ Guide the professional development of each direct report through performance management and coaching.

+ Contribute to the vision, goals, and technical strategy in alignment with customer needs.

+ Partner stakeholders & architects to drive detailed requirements and durable technical design.

+ Drive clarity in ambiguous situations and mobilize the team for achieving results.

+ Reduce technical debt through well designed platform infrastructure.

+ Create the canonical system of record for the Digital Farming Platform.

**Basic Qualifications:**

+ Bachelor's degree in computer science or equivalent work experience

+ 7+ years of experience in data engineering building data platforms

+ 4+ years building, leading and growing diverse groups of high-performing engineers

**Preferred Qualifications:**

+ Extremely comfortable with ambiguity and changes of direction

+ A master of driving clarity to keep engineering teams productive

+ Expert relationship builder

+ Demonstrated ability to balance and influence key relationships with Product, Architecture, and other stakeholders

+ Deep understanding of AWS architecture, technologies and services and optimizations

+ Expert in extremely large data implementations leveraging modern data technologies like S3, No-SQL databases, Spark, and Kafka

+ Expert in data systems and design

+ Deep knowledge of modern distributed systems

+ Understanding of various SDLC methodologies including scrum and waterfall

+ Experience working project management software like Jira and smartsheet

+ Knowledge of languages like Java, SQL, and Python

+ Excellent written and verbal communication skills

**What We Offer:**

Our teams are composed of industry experts, top scientists, and talented engineers. The environment is extremely engaging and fast-paced, with dozens of specialties coming together to provide the best possible products and experiences for our customers.

We provide competitive salaries and some of the best perks in the industry, including:

+ Superb medical, dental, vision, life, disability benefits, and a 401k matching program

+ A stocked kitchen with a large assortment of snacks & drinks to get you through the day

+ Encouragement to get out of the office and into the field with agents and farmers to see first-hand how our products are being used

+ We take part and offer various workshops, conferences, meet-up groups, tech-talks, and hack-a-thons to encourage participation and growth in both community involvement and career development

We also hinge our cultural DNA on these five values:

+ Inspire one another

+ Innovate in all we do

+ Leave a mark on the world

+ Find the possible in the impossible

+ Be direct and transparent

Learn more about our team and our mission:

The Climate Corporation - The Technology Behind Making A Difference or visit

Climate aims to create a welcoming and collaborative environment for our employees in which a diverse set of perspectives and voices are represented and celebrated.

As part of our dedication to the diversity of our workforce, The Climate Corporation is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and does not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, sex (including pregnancy), protected veteran status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any unlawful criterion existing under applicable federal, state, or local laws. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at .

Engineering Manager, Cloud Edge

Full time
Chicago, IL

Published on 03/06/2021

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