Bowery Farming

New York, NY, United States

Posted on: 2022-05-11

Category: food

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Software Engineer Intern

About the company:

At Bowery Farming, we dream of a world where agriculture gives back to the people and the planet more than it takes. But to achieve this, we need more than incremental change. 

We need to reimagine farming from the ground up. 

Everyday, Bowery’s purpose-driven team works toward this mission. Right outside of cities, we build indoor farms that grow wildly flavorful produce that’s defiantly free from pollutants, all while using less finite resources like space and water. Our smart farms are powered by our proprietary farm operating system, BoweryOS, creating a simplified, agile food system that’s focused on flavor, freshness, and safety. 

At Bowery, we’re farming efficiently so we can feed effectively, democratizing access to fresh, local food in our communities. Join us:

Founded in 2015, Bowery Farming is on a mission to democratize access to high-quality, local, safe and sustainable produce. We build smart indoor farms near cities, growing fresher, pesticide-free Protected Produce with bold flavor in precisely controlled environments, 365 days a year. At the heart of each farm is the proprietary BoweryOS, which integrates software, hardware, sensors, AI, computer vision systems, machine learning models, and robotics to orchestrate and automate the entirety of its operations. As a result, each farm creates far less waste and uses a fraction of the water and land compared to traditional agriculture. For more insight on our culture, our teams, and all the things that make us so unique, check out The Roots: Bowery Farming's People Podcast.

About The Role:

We are looking for Software Engineering Interns to support our tech teams. As a Summer Intern at Bowery, you’ll play part in idea generation, designing, prototyping, planning, and executing new software components for the BoweryOS. We’re a group of collaborators and in this role, you will work on apps and features that will be leveraged by our Data, Supply Chain, and Operations teams. This is a fantastic opportunity to have real ownership of projects and to be able to see your work come to life in person at our farms. 

This is a 12-week, full-time (June-August) summer internship based out of our NYC HQ.

Based in New York City, Bowery is the largest vertical farming company in the United States, serving major e-commerce platforms and more than 850 grocery stores in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, including Albertsons Companies (Safeway and Acme), Amazon Fresh, Giant Food, Walmart, Weis, Whole Foods Market, and specialty grocers, with produce that's harvested year-round at peak freshness, delivered within days of harvest. To date, we have raised $472 million from leading investors, including Fidelity Management & Research Company LLC, Temasek, GV (formerly Google Ventures), General Catalyst, GGV Capital, First Round Capital, and individuals including Henry Kravis, Jeff Wilke, as well as some of the foremost thought leaders in food, including Tom Colicchio, José Andrés and David Barber of Blue Hill.

We celebrate unique backgrounds, qualities, and cultures that enrich the workplace. Join us in creating an inclusive work environment that is free of bias and discrimination, where everyone can be their authentic self.  We strongly encourage people from all walks of life and underrepresented backgrounds to apply and join the Bowery Farming team. We are an equal opportunity employer.

What You’ll Do:

  • Code pair with Senior Engineers to solve business problems
  • Be part of product and technical specification conversations to understand the business domain
  • Learn and use project management tools and processes
  • Work on business-impacting projects 
  • Who You Are:

  • A rising senior from a Bachelors or Masters program 
  • You are experienced in basic computer and programming skills
  • You are inquisitive, creative, detail-oriented, and have strong communication skills
  • You are willing to jump in and immerse yourself in a new technologies
  • You are not afraid of trying and failing and trying again. Much of what we do hasn’t been done before, so learning from failure is a part of the process!
  • Who We Are:

  • Bowery is a place where everyone is welcome, included and empowered to reach their full potential 
  • We live our shared values every day in both big and small ways: opt-in, think wildly different, break barriers together & be kind to the core 
  • We are a mission-driven team of unconventional thinkers, problem-solvers, optimists and activators 
  • We share a passion for giving back more to the planet than we take, growing deliciously abundant food without abundant harm
  • We are excited to hear from you!