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Ambrook

Ambrook

Software Engineering
Remote · New York, NY, USA
Posted on Wednesday, October 26, 2022
About Ambrook
We started Ambrook (ambrook.com) with a mission to help farmers become more profitable and more sustainable. There is a virtuous cycle between profitability and sustainability in many natural resource industries, especially agriculture. Better soil health, water conservation, and climate resilience often leads to lower costs, increased yields, and price premiums for crops or livestock in the market. To reduce the upfront cost and knowledge barriers to implementing these practices, we are tackling an overlooked part of the operation: back office paperwork and financials. There’s tremendous room for improvement on existing software and time-consuming paperwork shuffling in the farm back office. Over time, we’ll expand beyond agriculture to drive sustainable practices in other natural resource industries: fisheries, forestry, water, energy, mining, and more.
We’re a Series A startup backed by top investors (Thrive Capital, Homebrew, Designer Fund, BoxGroup, and more) and are looking for mission- and values-aligned individuals to join our fully remote founding team.
Learn more about our mission and what it’s like to work with us.
The opportunity
Ambrook is building a world-class team. Joining a strong founding team of engineers, you’ll help drive our technical decisions and influence our product direction for years to come, with the goal of making agriculture more sustainable and profitable. Read here to hear more from our co-founder Dan about this role and what we’re looking for in a candidate.

​​We’re looking for someone who we can count on to…

  • Own: Our team’s delivery of beautiful, performant product experiences.
  • Teach: Best practices in componentization, performance, and frontend development.
  • Learn: Ins and outs of building an agrifinance and climate tech company, including the nitty gritty of agricultural bookkeeping, the larger farm finance ecosystem, and natural resource management / ESG tie-ins. Android and iOS development with React Native.
  • Improve: Existing component APIs, layers of abstraction, and development velocity.

Within 1 month you'll...

  • Learn how to use Ambrook’s tech stack to deliver a standalone feature to our customers.
  • Work collaboratively with our Design team to make improvements to our cross-platform design system.
  • Analyze Ambrook’s use of best practices and share a technical note with our team about where we have opportunities to improve.
  • Familiarize yourself with Ambrook’s product and our research notes and recording repository from user onboarding calls and customer discovery interviews.
  • Embed yourself deeply in understanding the state of farm finance, building a strong intuition about customer needs and audience segmentation.
  • Contribute to Engineering team meetings and review code from peers.
  • Participate in meetings with producers.

Within 3 months you'll...

  • Collaborate with Product team to influence prioritization of feature ideas and requests with insights from our audience.
  • Plan and execute improvements to our design system.
  • Collaborate with other engineers as the frontend owner for a large, full-stack feature built into our core bookkeeping product.
  • Own and deliver updates to our core bookkeeping product, Ambrook Research, and the Ambrook marketing website.
  • Create guidelines for design component development that balances the needs of our Design team, GTM team, and the rest of the engineering team.

Within 6 months you'll...

  • Collaborate to design and execute improvements to our frontend stack, building new processes and onboarding our team to them.
  • Champion a culture of frontend engineering excellence, connecting its value to the needs of our community and the broader team.
  • Get involved in hiring and growing the team by evaluating / interviewing candidates.

About you

  • Significant experience delivering high quality, performant, web applications to production environments (likely from 4+ years of work experience).
  • Advanced engineering and coding skills. Fluency with data structures and asynchronous programming.
  • Excited to build software that makes natural resource industries like agriculture more sustainable and profitable.
  • Comfortable taking on ambiguous problems and creating elegant technical solutions.
  • Bonus: Experience in agriculture.
  • Bonus: Experience building financial products.
  • Bonus: Experience with Typescript, React, React Native, and/or Next.js.

Our Tech Stack

  • Next.js / React application written in Typescript
  • Available on web, Android, and iOS via React Native
  • Hosted on Google Cloud
  • Firestore & Google Cloud Storage for data storage
  • BigQuery & Data Studio for data insights

Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • Health insurance
  • 401(k) with matching contribution
  • Flexible vacation time
  • Flexible work hours
  • Work-from-home/remote office stipend
  • Wellness stipend
  • Professional development stipend

Our values

  • Reach Understanding – We are driven by curiosity and empathy to learn about our customers, team, and world.
  • Real Talk – We create space for ourselves and others to be straightforward, vulnerable, and accountable.
  • Be Proactively Resourceful – We are internally motivated and externally empowered to identify opportunities and solve problems.
  • Derisk Thoughtfully – We lean into the biggest risks we face as a company and put in the work to address them systematically.
  • Find the Positive-Sum – We believe in creating incentive structures that align the needs of our company, our customers, and our planet.