Opportunities in ClimateTech

Senior Software Engineer

Hippo Harvest
Hippo Harvest
Job Functions:
Software Engineering
Employment Types:
Remote; San Francisco, CA, USA
155,000 – 200,000 USD per year
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In a world increasingly impacted by climate change, pollution, and population growth, conventional production of fresh/fruiting vegetables is unsustainable. Compared to field production, greenhouse hydroponic methods use 90% less water, increase yields, reduce food waste, use fewer pesticides, eliminate fertilizer runoff, and allow crops to be grown locally. However, greenhouse producers make up only a small part of today’s market due to high capital/labor costs and operational complexity. To close this gap, Hippo Harvest uses new methods of hydroponics, robotics, and machine intelligence to re-imagine greenhouses and build the sustainable, economical, and scalable production systems of the future.

As a Senior Software Engineer for Hippo Harvest your task is to design, implement, and deploy components of our Greenhouse Operating System and associated tooling to improve the efficiency of crop production.

You Will

  • Build hybrid cloud systems that allow greenhouses to operate and process crucial data on-premises while performing large-scale analysis in the cloud.
  • Improve the operational efficiency of farms, developing smart software for scheduling of crop processes and tracking of labor.
  • Select tooling for data processing, software deployments, and continuous integration for cloud, local servers, robots and IOT devices, aligned with DevOps best practices.
  • Actively participate in the design, construction, and operation of our state-of-the-art greenhouse facilities and production systems.

You Have

  • 5+ years of work experience in Computer Science.
  • Experience with DevOps best practices and full-stack web development. Tools and frameworks we use regularly include kubernetes, docker, python, react, postgres, and airflow so familiarity with a subset of these is a plus.
  • Ability and desire to work effectively in a team, collaborate effectively with fellow scientists and engineers, and set an example of engineering excellence for the team.
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