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Bayer Senior Observability Engineer - Data & Optimization in Waterloo, Iowa

Position Overview:

Do you want to use your skills to make a difference in feeding the world? Do you love understanding and optimizing large-scale, high performing systems? We are looking for a Staff Engineer with a strong background in systems, data, and optimization of infrastructure that powers the next generation of digital farming. In this role, you’ll be an expert at optimizing and developing insights into large-scale multi-region and multi-cloud data infrastructure platforms.

The Climate Corporation is revolutionizing the agriculture industry by helping the world’s farmers sustainably increase productivity with digital tools. We are collecting massive amounts of complex agronomic data in one of the largest heterogeneous global data footprints.

What you will do:

  • Provide technical leadership around observability and optimization of data infrastructure

  • Drive requirements, design, and delivery of our global observability offerings

  • Design automated fault detection infrastructure and systems that run in 24x7 mode with yearly downtime measured in minutes

  • Scale the observability infrastructure to support terabytes of logs and billions of metric data points daily

  • Debug issues and solve distributed systems challenges across services and levels of the stack

  • Build best-in-class developer tooling for teams to leverage inside of our infrastructure

  • Work with service teams to optimize their use of data, queries, and available resources

  • Provide technical mentoring to a team of high performing engineers

  • Develop requirements to ensure proper monitoring and logging of data systems

  • Drive a culture of infrastructure and testing as code

Basic Qualifications:

  • 10+ years experience in data infrastructure development

  • 7+ years of experience building infrastructure as code

  • 5+ years of experience with AWS

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Expert level experience with cloud architecture and IaC (Terraform or Cloud Formation)

  • Expert in Python, Java, or Go

  • Deep experience with AWS S3 (Buckets management, ACLs, lifecycle policies)

  • Experience in database tuning and optimization (e.g. connection pools, indexes, hints, plans, SQL)

  • Knowledge of AWS security (VPC, IAM, Secrets Manager, Security Groups, WAF)

  • Experience with Application Performance Monitoring (i.e. New Relic, Datadog APM) and Splunk

  • Experience managing AWS tagging, billing, tracking and cost optimization

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 .