Senior Software Engineer


We are building a water resilient future through data. If you want to help the biggest names in finance and agriculture manage water scarcity, we would love to meet you. Take part in growing a new company with a bright, multidisciplinary team. We have fun and work hard – collaboratively.

AQUAOSO is a Public Benefit Corporation. We are a Techstars Sustainability 2019 Cohort Company (in partnership with The Nature Conservancy).

What you’ll do

As a senior software engineer, you’ll collaborate, work independently, give and receive friendly feedback on designs, and become a critical part of our cross-functional team.

  • Collaborate with our team in every stage of a product’s lifecycle; from planning to delivery.
  • Write clean, modern, testable, well-documented code.
  • Ship your code to production, and debug it when it breaks.
  • Share responsibility for overall system architecture.
  • Work on an Agile team in CI/CD (Jenkins) environment building microservices in JavaScript and Go.
  • Write and review technical designs.
  • Perform spatial analysis in QGIS and SQL.
  • Participate in daily peer code review.
  • Manage your workflow and small projects, meeting the deadlines you set with your team.
  • Manage your work seamlessly, both in our Folsom office and remote.
  • Mentor other engineers, define technical culture, and help grow the team.
  • Be proactive about asking questions and seeking answers when you are lost.
  • Be part of the rotating weekly on-call (Prometheus/OpsGenie/Slack), in the event of an (unlikely) emergency outage.

    Required skills and experience

    You’re curious and collaborative, someone excited about making customers happy. AQUAOSO is a software, data and GIS company; everything you build will have a direct impact on the agricultural economy.

    • Well rounded software engineering skills and proven ability to learn is the most important skill. Coding standards, code reviews, source control, build processes, testing, and operations.
    • Proficient in two or more programming languages.
    • Strong interest in frontend and backend JavaScript (React, Node.js).
    • Know the web platform – HTML, CSS, HTTP, JSON.
    • At least 2 years experience designing REST APIs.
    • Comfortable deliberating about database designs. You’ve written database migrations.
    • Giving and receiving friendly problem-solving feedback in code review and design review.
    • Appreciate the ambiguity and rapid changes common in early-stage product development.
    • Basic Linux system administration and troubleshooting.
    • Bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline, or relevant experience.

    Nice to have

    You probably need to tick a few of the boxes below, but nobody knows everything. Eagerness to learn is just as important.

    • Knowledge of agriculture and water rights
    • 5+ years professional programming experience
    • Experience on a product team, scrum team, or working with Kanban.
    • Highly skilled JavaScript programmer
    • Familiarity with AWS concepts (EC2, EBS, target groups, networking, S3, RDS)
    • Experience working in a high security environment (knowledge of SOC)
    • DevOps experience, specifically Docker, Ansible, monitoring and alerting (Prometheus).
    • Experience with React and Flux/Redux in production
    • Experience with the ArcGIS.js, OpenLayers.js, Leaflet.js, or other web mapping technologies
    • Experience writing backend services consuming 3rd party APIs
    • PostGIS, MapServer (writing mapfiles), MapProxy.
    • QGIS or ArcMap/ArcPro spatial analysis experience.
    • PostGIS SQL spatial analysis experience
    • Written production Golang code.
    • Worked with systems using Redis for caching.
    • Message/Job Queues (beanstalkd).
    • Custom geospatial systems engineering; horizontally scaling open source GIS systems (MapProxy, MapServer, Redis)
    • Linux and microservices systems administration and basic troubleshooting (ssh, systemd, docker, AWS EC2)
    • Experience scaling and debugging microservices.
    • Swagger / OpenAPI, especially hooked into Express.js with roles and permissions.

    Compensation and Perks

    • Stock option equity program
    • 401k, health and dental insurance
    • Unlimited PTO and vacation
    • Flexible hours – you own your schedule – and ability to work partially remote
    • Quarterly team retreats
    • Lunches and team outings

    AQUAOSO is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity in all its forms. Diversity is one of our core values.

    Apply below. A cover letter is expected. Please address how your past experience is relevant to the technologies and practices listed here. Tell us why AQUAOSO is a good fit for your skills and interests. If you have some open source work, or other project samples, show it off!

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