Senior Software Engineer - Front End
The Climate Corporation - San Francisco, CA

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About Us:

The Climate Corporation’s mission is to help all the world’s people and businesses manage and adapt to climate change. To achieve our mission, we have built a unique technology platform to enable, for the first time, the real-time pricing and purchasing of customizable weather insurance. Managing over 200 TB of data, including 34 trillion+ weather simulation data points, 150 billion soil type observations, and more than 3 million daily weather measurements, we are one of the largest users of Amazon Web Services.

Today The Climate Corporation is focused on helping farmers protect and increase their profits in the face of increasingly extreme weather. At the heart of the company is our unique Climate Insights™ technology platform, which encompasses our core competencies across weather monitoring, agronomic modeling, and weather simulation, and accounts for over 200 TB of data, including 34 trillion+ weather simulation data points, 150 billion soil type observations, and more than 3 million daily weather measurements. This platform powers the company’s portfolio of technology-based products and services, which are revolutionizing agricultural risk management and farm management.

At The Climate Corporation, leaving a mark on the world is in our DNA; we want to make a lasting and meaningful real-world impact. We relish big problems because they are the most interesting to tackle, the most rewarding, and typically, the most valuable to solve. We also thrive on finding the possible in the impossible.

If you are the best at what you do, you like solving interesting problems, and you are looking for like-minded people dedicated to having a major impact on the world, we are eager to talk with you.

See our video about what it’s like to work at The Climate Corporation:

Senior Software Engineer - Front End

Do you want to help improve the lives of farmers and help protect our country’s food supply? Are you motivated by solving hard problems with real-world impact? We are looking for experienced Front End engineers to help build our next generation products and services.

What you will do:
  • Take ownership of one of our ‘Protect’ products - Climate Basic or Climate Pro

  • Build out new customer facing features using d3.js and backbone.js

  • Employ test-driven development, rapid release schedule, and continuous integration

What you bring to the table:
  • Passion for developing high quality code - you are an ardent follower of TDD

  • Strong interest in taking ownership - you can develop, test and deploy, all by yourself

  • Strong desire in learning new technologies - you’re always on HN, looking for bleeding-edge tools/tech

  • Excited about working in a collaborative environment - your best work comes out during pair-programming

  • You will be part of a small, agile team that plays a crucial role in shaping the customer-facing portions of our products

  • You will be visualizing the impact of weather and integrating a rich and interactive UI with petabytes of weather data and simulations

  • An in-depth knowledge of JavaScript, jQuery, and have experience with a JavaScript MVC framework such as backbone.js, ember.js or Angular.js

  • Must possess knowledge of modern web technologies, optimization strategies, and web application architecture

  • Must have a passion for clean, modular, and testable code that adheres to DRY principles

  • Should have extensive contributions to an open source effort, with the GitHub account to back it up

  • Should have some familiarity with some back-end web server technologies, such as J2EE, Rails, Django, Sinatra, or Grails.

What We Offer:

Our team is composed of some of the most brilliant interdisciplinary minds in the industry. The environment is extremely engaging and fast-paced, with dozens of specialties coming together to provide the best possible product and experience for our customers.

Competitive salary, excellent benefits, and some of the best perks in the industry, including:
  • We provide meals and a large assortment of snacks, drinks, fruits, coffees, and teas to help you get through the day
  • We let you explore personally compelling topics by occasionally taking time to work on independent projects and contributing the results back to the open source community.
  • Company sponsored outings, including go-kart races, kayaking, holiday yacht parties, and sporting events, etc.
  • We sponsor hackathons, meetup groups, networking events, tech-talks, and conference trips. If you want to get involved in the tech community, we'll support your efforts
  • We encourage all employees to better understand our customers by getting out of the office and hearing firsthand from the agents and farmers our products serve
  • Energetic idea-driven work environment with an exciting culture
  • Exciting world-changing opportunity - we are solving problems that have a massive impact on the world
  • A driven, talented team that aims to make a large-scale impact through an innovative technology platform