The Climate Corporation

Staff Engineer - Tech Lead, San Fran

Software Developer in San Francisco, CA

Posted 2019-11-14

Want to work with modern, diverse technologies and design business systems to manage customer interactions including marketing, orders, customer support, knowledge sharing and events? Would you enjoy enabling the business to go to market globally? Do you have expert skills in software development and design? If so, Climate has a Staff Engineering / Technical Lead position for you.

As a Staff Engineer in our Commercial Enablement team, you will work closely with internal business teams such as Sales, Marketing, Finance, Legal, and Customer Support. You will lead a team of developers and work with other leads on larger platform initiatives. You will vet use cases and provide best practice guidance using your expertise, including Salesforce and other backend services. You will also work closely with key stakeholders in the Engineering organization to interface with internal Climate product APIs, as well as external partners and vendors for external services, such as tax, payment and promotions.

At Climate you can make a difference in the world with the products that you distribute and inform customers how to use. Our mission is to help all the world’s farmers sustainably increase their productivity with digital tools that are built on top of our Digital Farming Platform and its APIs. You’ll need to have a strong technical background building web commerce functionality, sales enablement, and proven ability to lead complex engineering programs.

What you will do

Work with business stakeholders and business analysts to deeply understand use cases, design technical solutions, and lead implementations
Design and develop applications for internal users, customer support, and our end users (farmers, dealers, growers)
Integrate Salesforce with custom and off the shelf systems to support key business functions
Build backend internal and external facing micro-services as needed
Develop robust monitoring, synthetic transactions, and alerting to ensure global 24/7 operation
Triage production issues, root cause problems and enhance the architecture to avoid repeat or similar future occurrences
Mentor engineers, provide technical guidance
Basic Qualifications

Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience
8+ years of software development experience with a distinguished track record on technically demanding projects with distributed systems
5+ years of expert knowledge in at least one programming language (e.g. Java, Javascript)
Expert with REST/SOAP web services
Strong knowledge of RDBMS principles, data modeling
Experience with any public cloud-based provider such as Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform or Microsoft Azure
Experience with
Preferred Qualifications

2-3 years of experience with Boomi, Mulesoft, or similar integration tools
Knowledge of Javascript web applications
Certified Administrator, Certified Developer, strong expertise with Sales, Service, Marketing Cloud,, Lightening
Expertise with Netsuite, SAP, Ingenico, Talon One
Familiar with GitLab, Docker
Familiar with AWS (e.g. IAM, EC2, API Gateway, Regions/Zones)
Familiar with React.js
Familiar with Node.js
Familiar with financial / software industry requirements.
Experience with CI/CD
Maturity, judgment, negotiation/influence, analytical, and leadership skills
Demonstrated ability to lead teams, handling multiple projects and meeting tight deadlines under pressure with minimal supervision
Strong ability to write and review technical design documents
Agile development processes and methodologies
Detail oriented and believe in test driven development
What We Offer:

Our teams are composed of industry experts, top scientists, and talented engineers. The environment is extremely engaging and fast-paced, with dozens of specialties coming together to provide the best possible products and experiences for our customers.

We provide competitive salaries and some of the best perks in the industry, including:

Superb medical, dental, vision, life, disability benefits, and a 401k matching program
A stocked kitchen with a large assortment of snacks & drinks to get you through the day
Encouragement to get out of the office and into the field with agents and farmers to see first-hand how our products are being used
We take part and offer various workshops, conferences, meet-up groups, tech-talks, and hackathons to encourage participation and growth in both community involvement and career development
We also hinge our cultural DNA on these five values:

Inspire one another
Innovate in all we do
Leave a mark on the world
Find the possible in the impossible
Be direct and transparent
Learn more about our team and our mission:

The Climate Corporation - The Technology Behind Making A Difference or visit

Climate aims to create a welcoming and collaborative environment for our employees in which a diverse set of perspectives and voices are represented and celebrated.

As part of our dedication to the diversity of our workforce, The Climate Corporation is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and does not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, sex (including pregnancy), protected veteran status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any unlawful criterion existing under applicable federal, state, or local laws. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at

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Company summary

The Climate Corporation aims to help farmers around the world protect and improve their farming operations with uniquely powerful software and hardware products. The company’s proprietary Climate FieldViewPlatform™ combines hyper-local weather monitoring, agronomic modeling, and seamless data integration to deliver Climate FieldView Prime™, Climate FieldView Plus™ and Climate FieldView Pro™, mobile SaaS solutions that help farmers improve profitability by making better informed operating decisions.

The company’s unique technologies help the global $3 trillion agriculture industry to stabilize and improve profits and, ultimately, help feed the world.

For more information, please visit or follow the company on Twitter @climatecorp.


Catered meals and a large assortment of snacks, drinks, fruits, coffees, and teas to help you get through the day; company-sponsored outings, including go-kart races, kayaking, holiday yacht parties, and sporting events, etc.; superb medical, dental, vision, life, and disability benefits; 401(k) matching program; gym membership discounts; flexible spending account (FSA); vision insurance; health savings account (HSA); health care on-site (some locations); free weekly massages (some locations); employee stock purchase plan; performance bonus; stock options; equity incentive plan; charitable gift matching; maternity/paternity leave; work from home (most teams); fertility assistance; dependent care; adoption assistance; childcare reduced or flexible hours; military leave; family medical leave; unpaid extended leave; vacation and time off; employee discounts; free lunch or snacks; commuter checks and assistance; pet friendly workplace (some locations); mobile phone discount; company car; travel concierge; legal assistance; professional support; diversity program; job training; professional development; apprenticeship program; tuition assistance.

Tech Stack

We have the attitude of using the best tool for the job. For us that means using Clojure, Hadoop, AWS, Java, HTML5, React, Backbone.js, Rails, Scala, and our own set of tools.

Interview process

1) Recruiter Phone Screen (30 minutes): We share more information about the company and the role, as well as ask questions to learn about your background, skills, and interests.

2) Technical Phone Interview (60 minutes) with a member of the hiring team, over a tool such as CoderPad ( This is used to see how you would write and implement a simple solution in code in a reasonable amount of time.

3) Onsite Interview Loop (1/2 - 3/4 day) to assess CS Fundamentals, Domain Knowledge, and Design & Architecture and Culture Add.

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