Manager - Weather Applications
The Climate Corporation - San Francisco, CA

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About The Climate Corporation

The Climate Corporation helps people and businesses adapt to climate change. We are dedicated to making a difference in the lives of our customers around the globe. Protecting the $3 trillion global agriculture industry from the financial impact of adverse weather and climate change has a direct impact on the global food supply and poverty rates.

Our company’s unique technology platform enables the real-time pricing and purchasing of customizable weather insurance using proprietary global weather simulation modeling and local weather monitoring systems. Unlike traditional insurance, The Climate Corporation’s products pay out automatically based solely on measured weather conditions, requiring no claims process and no waiting for payment.

We are very serious about our work, and we are serious about having a great time doing it. If you are the best at what you do, and are looking for like-minded people dedicated to having a major impact on the world, we are eager to talk with you.

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Manager - Weather Applications

Reporting to the Climate Corporation’s General Manager, the Manager will have technical leadership of Climate’s customer-facing Weather Applications. This senior leader will have the unique opportunity to leverage Climate’s powerful platform, data and modeling software to deliver a consumer-friendly “weather dashboard” experience to ultimately rival and surpass that offered by current weather sites and applications.

What you will do:
Lead the engineering of Climate’s consumer-facing weather data visualization product

Recruit, develop and retain an exceptional engineering team

Collaborate with the product and user experience teams to deliver a powerful but consumer-friendly product

Leverage the plethora of data and services built by both other Climate engineering teams and external programmatic sources

Drive the development, launch and iteration of Climate’s weather applications across both the web and mobile

Architect and deliver the weather applications using the latest and most effective open source technologies

Drive an efficient and effective Agile software development process to manage a deep backlog while maintaining schedule flexibility to juggle fluctuating priorities

Participate in product planning discussions to incorporate new features/functionality i.e. internationalization, recommendations, etc.

Ensure excellent uptime of Climate’s weather application products through robust, scalable and fault tolerant software development practices

What you bring to the table:
Exceptional drive and desire to succeed in an ambiguous startup environment

Prior success delivering products offering consumer-friendly visualization and manipulation of complex data sets

Track record of leveraging differing technologies to solve a variety of product challenges

Deep understanding of the user experience essential to delivering a successful consumer product

Adept at consuming large data sets through services oriented architecture in a high transaction environment

Strong front‐end technology (Javascript, jQuery, etc.) expertise

Proven ability to work up and down the technology stack (Ruby, Python, etc), including implementation of significant business logic

Ability to architect and, if necessary, code consumer‐facing applications on web and mobile platforms

Excellent network of technical talent

Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related engineering field

Excellent communication, listening and interpersonal skills

Genuine passion for working with big data and open source technologies

What We Offer

A driven, talented team that aims to make a large-scale impact through an innovative technology platform

Energetic, idea-driven work environment with an exciting culture

Exciting world-changing opportunity - we are solving problems that have massive impacts on the world

Competitive salary, stock options and great benefits

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