Engineering Director, Data Acquisition

Seattle, Washington


Position Overview:

The Climate Corporation is revolutionizing the agriculture industry with a platform and products that are helping the world’s farmers sustainably increase productivity with digital tools. We are looking for an individual to lead and grow a team of experienced and talented engineers to build and scale a portfolio of acquisition technologies (including IoT hardware and software applications) that allow us to easily and cleanly ingest and process massive amounts of agronomic, customer, and partner data across the globe. Your teams will build, ship, and support the ingest and process of data foundational to helping farmers increase their crop yields.

What You Will Do:

  • Lead Engineering teams responsible for the development of acquisition technologies, ranging from IoT devices and software applications
  • Collaborate and partner with Engineering, Product, Data Analytics, and Science teams to help define, develop, operate, and scale market-leading digital agriculture products
  • Lead building reusable technical capabilities to power current and future generations of Climate digital agriculture products
  • Ensure stability of Climate’s product through robust, scalable, fault tolerant, performant, and secure software development practices
  • Act as an active source of engineering talent and work with recruiting teams to build and scale teams across the organization

Basic Qualifications:

  • 10+ years of engineering leadership experience and demonstrated ability to grow and lead a team of engineers
  • Experience creating, scaling, and operating one or more acquisition technologies, ranging from web and mobile applications to embedded devices
  • Experience operating production-scale global systems and applications
  • Experience and proven ability to deliver successful, world-class, data-based products from concept to scale-up using Agile / Scrum or similar development/management practices
  • Hands-on experience building highly scalable web services, ideally processing IOT data
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Highly effective collaboration and consensus building skills, working across cross-functional organizations
  • Development and DevOps experience with Amazon Web Services
  • Knowledge of functional programming
  • Hands-on experience with knowledge of at least one compiled JVM language (e.g. Java, Clojure, Scala)

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 hackathons 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