Senior Software Engineer


We are building a water resilient future through data. If you want to help the biggest names in agriculture reduce their water risk, we would love to meet you. Take part in growing a new company with a bright, cross-disciplinary team. We have fun, work hard and are growing fast.

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 environment building microservices in JavaScript and Go.
  • Write and review technical designs.
  • 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, 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. 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.
  • 2 years experience writing REST APIs.
  • Comfortable deliberating about database designs. You've written database migrations.
  • Giving and receiving feedback in code 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, networking, S3, RDS)
  • DevOps experience, specifically Docker, Ansible, monitoring and alerting with Prometheus.
  • Experience with React and Flux/Redux in production
  • Experience with the ArcGIS.js, OpenLayers.js, or Leaflet.js, or other web mapping technologies
  • Experience writing backend services consuming 3rd party APIs
  • PostGIS, MapServer (writing mapfiles), MapProxy.
  • QGIS or ArcMap/ArcPro analysis experience.
  • Written production Golang code.
  • Worked with systems using Redis for caching.
  • Message/Job Queues (beanstalkd, rabbitmq, zeromq, AWS SQS)
  • Custom geospatial systems engineering; horizontally scaling open source GIS systems
  • Linux systems administration and basic troubleshooting
  • Experience scaling and debugging microservices
  • Swagger / OpenAPI

Compensation and Perks

  • Market salary
  • Stock option equity program
  • 401k, health and dental insurance
  • Unlimited vacation
  • Flexible hours and ability to work partially remote
  • Gym membership
  • Quarterly team retreats
  • Lunches and team outings
  • Great snacks


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


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