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Software Engineer, Data Visualization

Engineering | New York, NY | Full Time

Job Description

Join the A.I. company tackling some of the most consequential problems facing the world today. Gro Intelligence is a fast-growing, mission-driven data and analytics company dedicated to understanding the interconnected global markets for all agricultural products. From the food we eat to the clothing we wear and the gasoline in millions of cars across the globe, agriculture touches our daily existence like few other industries.  And it’s being completely upended by climate change, trade wars, finite global resources, fickle public policies, a growing population and ever-changing human tastes (e.g. organic produce, plant-based proteins, etc).  Come help us understand the complex interplay of these various forces and their ripple effect on global markets. 

With offices in both New York and Nairobi, and the financial backing of prominent investors including TPG Growth and Data Collective, Gro is a diverse team of more than 70 technologists, scientists, and business professionals.  Our team is growing rapidly and we’re looking for highly motivated, intellectually curious individuals with a shared commitment to building software that impacts the world on the most basic level. 

Gro has been featured prominently alongside the company’s founder and CEO in several recent outlets including Recode Decode with Kara Swisher, Fast Company’s Most Creative People, Fortune’s Most Powerful Women in Business, and Vanity Fair’s Inside the Hive with Nick Bilton.  


What You’ll Do:

  • Develop a highly interactive, responsive front-end UI with dynamic data visualization

  • Bridge the gap between UX/Interaction Designer and back-end application development team, working closely with each to develop UX flows and interactions and integrating them seamlessly and accurately with back-end application data

  • Work with Back-end Application Developers to develop appropriate web services to support the front end UI

  • Work with UX/Interaction Designer and Product Designers to develop and plan the roll-out of application features

  • Test UI across multiple browsers and platforms

Experience You Have:

  • Work experience/educational background in Human Computer Interaction

  • Javascript testing frameworks (e.g. Karma, Jasmine, Mocha)

  • Html, CSS (highly skilled), CSS pre-compilers (e.g. LESS, SASS)

  • Data Visualization tools like D3.js, three.js, and more generally, SVG, HTML5 Canvas, WebGL, etc

  • Mapbox/TileMill/Leaflet 

  • Experience building web applications, start to finish

  • Strong UI implementation experience

  • Knowledge of Node.js

  • Bachelor's  degree or equivalent

  • 5+ years relevant experience

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

Bonus Points:

  • Experience using RESTful APIs

  • Experience with quantitative analysis products

  • large scale systems, parallel computing, distributed storage

  • Understanding of relational databases and distributed databases (e.g. Postgres, Cassandra, Bigtable)

  • Graduate degree / Research experience

Please include any relevant work samples with your application, thanks! 

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.