Senior Staff Engineer, Field System Informatics

Number of employees

265

West Lafayette, IN, United States

Posted on: 2024-04-03

Category: agritech

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Employment type:

Full time

Experience required:

Senior

Salary

Salary not provided

About the company:

Inari embraces diversity in every aspect of our business to drive innovation and help build a new food system. Our technology matches the complexity of nature to transform seed using predictive design and multiplex gene editing – unlocking the full potential through our SEEDesign™ platform. The result is step-change products that lead to more productive acres and a more sustainable future for the food system. 

About Inari...

Inari is the SEEDesign™ company. We embrace the diversity and complexity of nature in every aspect of our business to drive innovation – to push the boundaries of what is possible. Through our unrivaled technology platform, Inari uses predictive design and advanced multiplex gene editing to develop step-change products. We are taking a nature positive approach to unlock the full potential of seed that will transform the food system. The results will lead to more productive acres delivering value creation for farmers and a more sustainable future for our planet.

Our success is dependent on great minds, collaborating to generate bright ideas and deliver exceptional outcomes.

We have over 300 employees, with research sites in Cambridge, MA (USA) and Ghent (Belgium), as well as a product development site in West Lafayette, IN (USA). We’ve deliberately built a team that brings diversity of thought to all aspects of our business, to generate new ideas, approaches, and ways of operating. And we've intentionally combined experience with potential, bringing agriculture industry experts with the desire to innovate together with bright minds from academia, human therapeutics, software, and consulting. If you want to be part of a diverse and inclusive team developing unique solutions to feed the world while protecting our planet’s natural resources, we’d love to hear from you!

About this role:

Inari is looking for a talented individual to aid in the configuration and ongoing support of our Plant Breeding software platform (Prism). This individual will interact with individuals and teams from the Breeding, Late Product Development, and Greenhouse groups. This is a great opportunity for someone with experience in the AgTech industry to grow with our company over time.

 

Field System Senior Staff Informatics Engineer:

Ï Be first line support for PRISM Plant Breeding Software triaging or resolving tickets based on severity and scope

Ï Create/modify/troubleshoot PRISM processes, entities, and reports to meet the needs of a rapidly growing company

Ï Coordinate with scientists, breeders, and research associates (both local and remote) to understand short and long term needs, as well as identifying gaps in current implementations

Ï Support database operations and integrations via our AWS environment to agronomy systems.

Ï Support creation and delivery of a variety of reports and external integrations

Ï Create and deliver training materials for employees utilizing vendor resources and input

Ï Create and update reports and datasets based on user feedback and management needs as well as ad hoc reports based on the needs of the day

Ï Communicate issues to software vendors and implement/deploy changes based on feedback

Ï Coordinate with software vendors on new features, updates to existing features, and service issues

Ï Work with users and software engineers to ensure smooth data movement between the PRISM, LIMS, ELN and other applications

Ï Contribute to design and overall engineering roadmap.

You Bring:

Ï BA/BS in Science related field or experience that will allow you to succeed

Ï 10 years experience with software development experience

Ï Strong Knowledge of T-SQL and experience using SQL Management Studio

Ï Must be able to effectively communicate with both PhD level scientists and field operators.

Ï Skilled in deploying applications in AWS including in RDS, EC2, Lambda, and EKS.

Ï Ability to lead meetings that are in person and over video conference

Ï Must be self-motivated and customer focused

Ï Must be able to make decisions based on incomplete information and adjust as necessary

Ï Excellent organizational skills

Ï Must be able to prioritize work but understand priorities change

Ï A collaborative mindset that is open to giving and receiving ideas, perspectives, and feedback

Ï Ability to work both independently and deliver on responsibilities within a highly collaborative environment

Ï A passion for CI/CD and containerization technology. When you learned about docker, you told your parents you met someone special.

Ï Ability to work in a fast-paced, cross functional environment in a self-directed fashion

Ï Active interest in learning new technology or domains. We are an organization that goes across many disciplines.

Ï Desire to work in a mission driven organization focused on sustainability and how we grow food.

Ï Leverage your expertise to help build and support these software engineering initiatives at Inari:

o Distributed software systems in AWS

o Cloud-native development (micro-services, serverless, containers/Kubernetes)

o Building backend systems (API servers with Python or other prominent programming languages)

o Query Languages (SQLAlchemy/GraphQL)

o Building data storage systems (SQL/NoSQL databases, data lakes, s3)

Additional Skills Desired:

Ï Experience working with plant breeders and agronomists.

Ï A strong sense of purpose and drive to develop unique, high impact solutions.

Ï Adaptability and enthusiasm for new challenges, innate curiosity, and a passion for learning.

Ï Creative and strategic thinking, willingness to be bold and take risks, and the ability to recognize and learn from failure.

Ï Ability to effectively communicate with a diverse range of individuals and audiences.

Ï 4+ years of advanced Python development experience on production/commercial-grade web applications and building middleware applications connecting to enterprise software.

Ï Experience working with agtech or biotech.

Ï Experience working with plant breeders and working with geospatial data.

 

Things that will make you stand out:

Ï Experience working with Prism

Ï You have worked with plant breeders and field trials.

 

About Inari...

Inari is the SEEDesign™ company. We embrace the diversity and complexity of nature in every aspect of our business to drive innovation – to push the boundaries of what is possible. Through our unrivaled technology platform, Inari uses predictive design and advanced multiplex gene editing to develop step-change products. We are taking a nature positive approach to unlock the full potential of seed that will transform the food system. The results will lead to more productive acres delivering value creation for farmers and a more sustainable future for our planet.

Our success is dependent on great minds, collaborating to generate bright ideas and deliver exceptional outcomes.

We have over 250 employees, with research sites in Cambridge, MA (USA) and Ghent (Belgium), as well as a product development site in West Lafayette, IN (USA). We’ve deliberately built a team that brings diversity of thought to all aspects of our business, to generate new ideas, approaches, and ways of operating. And we've intentionally combined experience with potential, bringing agriculture industry experts with the desire to innovate together with bright minds from academia, human therapeutics, software, and consulting. If you want to be part of a diverse and inclusive team developing unique solutions to feed the world while protecting our planet’s natural resources, we’d love to hear from you!

FOR U.S. CANDIDATES: Please note that we use the resume you submit with your application during our background check process. To ensure an efficient and accurate background verification, we kindly ask that you carefully review and accurately represent your work history, education and other relevant information on your resume. Any discrepancies or inaccuracies found during the background check may impact your candidacy for the position. 

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