Indigo is a company dedicated to harnessing nature to help farmers sustainably feed the planet. With a vision of creating a world where farming is an economically desirable and accessible profession, Indigo works alongside its growers to apply natural approaches, grow healthy food for all, and conserve resources for future generations. Utilizing beneficial plant microbes to improve crop health and productivity, Indigo’s portfolio is focused on cotton, wheat, rice, corn, and soybeans. The company is headquartered in Boston, MA, with commercial and customer service based in Memphis, TN.



  • Build a robust, modern, validated, scalable assembly and annotation pipeline within 60 day
  • Fully automate Sanger sequence analysis for all use cases
  • Empower community sequencing with state of the art bioinformatics
  • Meet with all users of the technology within 30 days of hire



  • Experience in:
  • Industry and working as a software engineer; completely fluent with both Biologists and Software Engineering
  • Assembling genomes and metagenomes
  • Building bioinformatics applications with full automation (testing, build/deploy, monitoring)
  • Existing bioinformatics/DNA Analysis tools and work flows
  • Taking cutting edge research and testing and implementing it in bioinformatics pipelines
  • Very comfortable querying databases and able to design them
  • Working with AWS best practices
  • Strong desire to continue learning, identify new techniques and technologies, and rapidly implement them to keep Indigo at the cutting edge.
  • Desire to support machine learning with bioinformatic analyses
  • Proven track record delivering software solutions that optimize human work flows
  • Agile with the ability to deliver in a fast-paced environment
  • Has a test centric approach to software development
  • Ability to understand needs of customers, especially laboratory with scientists, and experience working directly with stakeholders to implement exactly what the customer needs in the software context
  • Team player, great teaching skills, and excellent communication skills
  • Demonstrates skill in building a user-friendly interface for scientists
  • Passion for Indigo and our core values



  • PhD in Comp Bio or related field + 2-5 years experience (preferred) or master’s degree with extensive experience
  • At least 3-5 years’ experience with Python programming
  • At least 3-5 years’ experience building on bioinformatics pipelines
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