Engineering Director, Recommendations & Search

Seattle, Washington San Francisco, California


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 build production indexing and execution systems to power a portfolio of digital agriculture recommendation and query engines that apply statistical, machine learning, and physical process algorithms to petabyte-scale geospatial, spatiotemporal, and text data. At the intersection between our R&D teams, this is a unique opportunity to leverage Climate’s platform, depth of data, and cutting-edge scientific modeling to deliver an easy-to-use disruptive set of products that make a real-world difference.

What You Will Do:

  • Lead Engineering teams responsible for the development of production global indexing and execution infrastructure able to power the industry-leading integrated digital agriculture recommendation platform and portfolio of products
  • Collaborate and partner with R&D teams to help define, develop, operate, and scale market-leading 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 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 and scaling automated recommendation-driven systems, ideally with both statistical and machine learning techniques
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related scientific field

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Hands-on experience building and scaling search and recommendation-driven systems, ideally with at least two of: statistical, machine learning, and physical process algorithms
  • Experience working in partnership with research scientists to productize models and algorithms, including building enabling infrastructure to accelerate time-to-market for research-based products
  • Experience building systems and algorithms for index, query, and/or recommendation on large-scale geospatial and/or spatiotemporal data, on cloud machine learning platforms
  • Highly effective collaboration and consensus building skills, working across cross-functional organizations
  • Experience applying automated testing to verify stochastic systems
  • 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)
  • Hands-on experience with at least one distributed computing platform (Hadoop, Spark, Mapreduce, etc.)

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

As part of our dedication to the diversity of our workforce, The Climate Corporation is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity without regard for race, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or religion. If you need assistance or accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at