Front End Software Engineer / Salient / climate modeling startup

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About Salient Predictions

We help farmers, energy generators, and insurers make better decisions with exceptionally accurate 2-52 week weather forecasts. Our award-winning machine learning is grounded in decades of research at MIT/WHOI to produce actionable insights. As a seed-stage venture-backed startup, we are growing rapidly and looking for curious and motivated creators so the world can forecast further.

Job Responsibilities

As a Software Engineer you will collaborate with scientists to deliver the right insights to our customers reliably and scalably:

  • Build a decision-support platform that connects customers to our advanced analytics with novel insights and solid reliability
  • Accelerate Salient’s scientific team by enabling world-class machine learning workflows
  • Architect a software environment built on solid engineering principles
  • Establish quality and devops processes for reliability and efficiency
  • Interface with the Product and Business teams to prioritize initiatives so we can deliver the most relevant tools


  • Boston region preferred
  • US remote OK

Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated commercial results in at least two disciplines:
    • Front-end JavaScript libraries (e.g. React, jQuery)
    • Visualization and mapping tools (e.g. Leaflet, D3, Plotly)
    • Server-side web frameworks (e.g. Flask)
    • Cloud platforms (e.g. GCP, AWS, Azure)
  • US work authorization (no visa sponsorship)

Additional Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with our domain-specific tools:
    • Geospatial data (e.g. NetCDF, GeoTIFF, GeoJSON, PostGIS)
    • Earth science (e.g. xarray, Dask)
    • Deep learning (e.g. TensorFlow, PyTorch)
  • Knowledge of source control, issue tracking, testing/CI, orchestration
  • Previous experience with startups, agile/scrum, software teamwork

Awesome to see the team at Salient is growing!

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@evangoodwin we are! This position is closed, but there’s another one that we’re recruiting for now:

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