Software Engineer, Front-end Granular

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More than 7 billion people depend on farms for healthy and affordable food. By 2050, the global population will reach 9.4 billion and farmers will need new ways to deliver on this demand. They will be seeking options that are economically viable, enable them to earn a good living, and help them remain environmentally sustainable. Granular is the leading software and analytics helping farmers meet this demand using software and analytics to make farming more profitable and efficient.

We’re looking for a Principal Software Engineer to architect and build the front end of Granular Business software-as-a-service (SAAS) product, Granular Business ( ) as well as for AcreValue ( ). Both roles have the option to start out as a direct contributor, quickly moving into a team leadership position.

What you will do:
  • Work closely with other developers, product managers, data science and design to develop a high-performance, scalable web application.
  • Create an application that aggregates and analyzes terabytes of data about soils, climate, crop rotations, taxes, interest rates, and corn prices to calculate the estimated value of an individual field.
  • Work directly with the product and design team to create a compelling user experience that is easy to use, and fast to implement.
  • Build a workflow that is simple for our farmers to use, yet captures the complexities of agriculture.
  • Scale the product and team. There is a need, and flexibility for, horizontal and upward mobility. Mentor engineers and team members.
  • Understand the agriculture business themes translating them into technical requirements.

Our ideal candidate:
  • 3+ years of experience developing user-friendly web applications in a fast-paced environment
  • Proven experience building software with focus on reliability, scalability and performance.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills and an ability to collaborate with non co-located teams
  • Experience with a modern Javascript framework or library is required. Familiarity with React/Redux and/or Angular ecosystems would be a plus.
  • Experience building modern web applications in a polyglot web framework/environment is a plus.
  • Experience with web build, deployment, productivity, caching technologies including Webpack/Chunks, Grunt/Gulp/NPM scripts, Redis/ETag/LocalStorage, etc. is a plus.
  • Specific experience with or desire to learn technologies including Python (including Pyramid, Django), MongoDB and PostgreSQL, Messaging systems is a plus.
  • Strong sense for high-quality user experience
  • Excellent software design skills, code quality and attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • B.S. in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Systems or other technical degree and/or equivalent experience

Perks and Benefits:
  • Upward mobility. We are growing quickly and need talent who can take on increasingly challenging and rewarding roles
  • Generous Vacation
  • 401k Matching Program
  • Commuter Benefit Program and Stipend
  • Employer sponsored Medical, Dental, and Vision
  • Vision and Dental FSA and Dependent Care FSA
  • Family, Maternity and Paternity Leave
  • Paid Adoption Leave and Adoption Assistance
  • Dependent care for business travel
  • Learning and Development Programs
  • Tuition Reimbursement Programs
  • Open floor plan, dog-friendly offices

Who We Are:
Granular combines the leadership and innovation of experienced entrepreneurs, advisors, and investors with the meaningful insights of farmers, agronomists, data scientists and engineers. 

Our internal team has the rebellious, innovative business and technical acumen that defines Silicon Valley; this expertise that has produced products including Granular Business ( ), Granular Agronomy ( ), AcreValue ( ), and AgStudio. 

Founded in February 2014, and backed by leading VC’s like Andreessen Horowitz and Google Ventures, Granular is an independent subsidiary of Corteva, a spin off of DowDuPont™. We currently have offices in San Francisco, CA, Champaign, IL, Des Moines, IA and Cumming, GA.

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