Sr. Engineering Manager, Machine Compatibility

Chicago, Illinois


The Climate Corporation is modernizing the agriculture industry with a platform and products that help the world's farmers sustainably increase productivity with digital tools. Through a suite of grower-facing applications, we collect and process vast amounts of agronomic data to enable insights that help farmers improve growth productivity and sustainability.

We are looking for a Sr. Engineering Manager to help expand Client Connectivity for our flagship product (Fieldview) as a part of our Machine Connectivity SDK team. All different kinds of clients connect to Climate's Backend through the FieldView Drive (Linux, Android and iOS, and other mobile and tablet applications) to accelerate data-streaming through the conversion of raw CAN bus data from agriculture equipment into canonical data formats used for analysis, reporting, and visualization of real-time metrics and maps. In this role, you will collaborate with product, engineering, and other business partners to ensure a seamless, high-quality data capture experience for our customers.

What makes a successful manager at Climate?

  • Invests in people - Someone who fosters a culture of inclusion, trust, mentorship, praise, constructive feedback, and continually builds, develops and retains their team.
  • Inspires - Someone who gains buy-in by proactively listening to others' thoughts and opinions, in turn creating optimism and confidence convincingly.
  • 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 to get things done. They continuously improve their team's effectiveness 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 multi-platform C++ libraries
  • 4+ years managing diverse groups of high-performing engineers
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

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
  • Fluency in C++
  • Experience in Android and iOS
  • Experience in python
  • Expert in data systems and design
  • Working knowledge of agile SDLC methodologies like scrum and waterfall
  • Experience with project management software like Jira or Smartsheet

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 ​

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 [email protected]