Sr. Software Engineer - Quant
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.

Software Engineers, Quant

We are looking for Software Engineers to develop scalable, fault-tolerant geospatially driven data products around our expanding collection of data sets, including weather measurements, agricultural models, geological surveys, satellite images, and climate model outputs. This is a unique opportunity to contribute to something truly new and useful: technology that enables people to quantify and visualize location-specific weather risks everywhere on Earth.

What you will do:
Develop and refine scalable, fault-tolerant services for terabytes of geo-spatial and other data

Automate data pipelines to model, process, manage and visualize data from diverse sources

Implement efficient algorithms for diverse and challenging applications

Work with world-class machine-learning and big data research scientists to deliver features in a fast-paced, iterative, test-driven development environment

Contribute to strategically valuable open-source projects

What you bring to the table:
Degree in CS or related technical field, or equivalent

Expert knowledge of at least one compiled language (preferably Java) with extra credit for Clojure and/or Python

Proficiency in Unix/Linux environment

Experience building scalable, fault-tolerant systems for large data storage and processing in a production environment

Expert knowledge of data structures and algorithms for large-scale machine learning: you ought to be comfortable at a whiteboard discussing topics like stochastic gradient descent in MapReduce, locality-preserving hashing, and R-tree spatial joins

Effective all-around engineer who writes well-structured, easily maintainable, well-documented code

Self-motivated team player who takes pride in building reliable, powerful, elegant systems that make users happy!

Bonus points:
Experience with Amazon Web Services (EC2, S3, SQS, etc.)

Experience working on backend technology for mapping services

Domain expertise in weather and/or agriculture

Frequent contributor to open-source projects

Experience with functional programming in a production environment

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 product possible product and experience for our customers.

Competitive salary, excellent benefits, and some of the best perks in the industry, including:

Stock options. Our success is your success The opportunity to learn business and sales operations skills at a company experiencing explosive growth

We provide meals and a large assortment of snacks, drinks, fruits,coffees, and teas to help you get through the day

Spend 25% of your time (2 solid weeks out of 8) exploring personallycompelling topics through independent research/development work

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 techcommunity, we'll support your efforts

We encourage all employees to better understand our customers bygetting out of the office and hearing firsthand from the agents andfarmers 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

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