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  • Software Engineer at Gro Intelligence

  • Posted on: 19 August, 2019 Deadline: Not Specified
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  • Gro Intelligence is building the world's largest agricultural data platform, allowing anyone to discover, analyze and predict everything that's happening in global agricultural markets. We are a fast-growing, mission-driven data and analytics company creating a more connected and productive global agricultural industry. Our diverse team of technologists, scientists, and business professionals share a passion for building software that impacts everyone in the world on a most basic level.

    Gro allows users to make better decisions by quickly understanding and predicting factors that affect the availability and prices of agricultural products. We do this by standardizing huge volumes of structured and unstructured data, and transforming it into actionable knowledge for large corporate agribusinesses, financial institutions, consulting firms, and nonprofit organizations.

    With offices in both New York and Nairobi, and the financial backing of prominent investors including TPG Growth and Data Collective, we are rapidly building out our team of highly motivated, intellectually curious people. Successful candidates have versatile talents and are excited to work in a fast-paced, demanding, and constantly evolving entrepreneurial environment. We are hiring a Research Analyst to join the Gro Intelligence office in Nairobi, Kenya.

    Software Engineer


    Global food security is top of mind here for us at Gro Intelligence. The world could face a food deficit of 214 trillion calories per year by 2027!  We believe the key to ensuring cheap and abundant food is data –enabling discovery, analysis, predictions, and better decision making in food and agriculture. That’s why we’ve built Gro, the largest agricultural data and analytics –with hundreds of trillions of data points from sources all over the world, a number that is doubling every six months.

    We’re looking for engineers across all capabilities and levels of seniority to join our growing team. Whether you consider yourself a Full Stack, Front-End, NLP, API, Data or Infrastructure Engineer –we want to talk to you! 

    What you’ll do:

    • Develop high quality, high performance software
    • Explore new methods, algorithms, and technologies to improve product performance
    • Collaborate cross-functionally to deliver on the product vision

    Experience You May Have:

    • Data API design and service implementation
    • Designing/developing RESTful APIs
    • Data storage both relational and distributed databases (e.g. Postgres, Cassandra, Bigtable)
    • Knowledge of Node.js
    • Python, Go, C++, Java
    • Strong experience with one or more cloud providers such as AWS, Azure, GCP
    • Javascript MVC frameworks (e.g. AngularJS, Backbone, Ember)
    • Strong OOD/OOP skills, experience designing modular, object-oriented javascript
    • Significant development experience in large-scale and highly interactive javascript applications
    • Machine learning, data science
    • Geospatial technology
    • Building and implementing NLP systems (python is a plus)
    • Human computer interaction


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

    Who You Are:

    • Know what it takes to ship high quality code
    • Excellent communicator 
    • A great team player –you have a point of view, and know how to humbly raise it

    Gro Intelligence is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants regardless of color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital or family status, disability, gender identity or expression, veteran status, actual or presumed belonging to an ethnic group, or any other legally protected status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Gro Intelligence career website on careers.jobscore.com to apply

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