Engineering Manager - Backend

Pune, Maharashtra, India | Tech | Full-time


AgroStar is India’s foremost AgTech start-up with a mission of #HelpingFarmersWin through right advisory and solutions, powered by data and technology. It was started with a  vision to solve two of the biggest problems in Indian agriculture - Lack of guidance for healthy and sustainable farming AND limited access to quality farm inputs for consistent and qualitative farming. 

With technology at its core, we have built an innovative & sustainable ecosystem that includes products such as a customized enterprise sales solutions that maps data of farmers' crop life cycles, India's first online farmer community, online agri-advisory with online shopping for inputs and an incomparable logistics solution for last mile rural connectivity. 

We have procured and partnered with leading national and international brands for major agri-inputs like seeds, crop nutrition, crop protection and farm implements, that are needed for farming and we deliver them at the doorstep of farmers. Thus, our efforts at AgroStar are focused to become the driving force to equip our farmers with the power of knowledge to farm better and smarter, through technology and up to date expert advice.  

The company is funded by prominent VCs like Chiratae Venture Partners, Aavishkaar Ventures, Bertelsmann and Accel Partners.  AgroStar is the winner of Economic Times' Best Startup Award 2016, under the 'Social Enterprise' category. 

In The Media

Fortune | Economic Times | Agribusiness Global | Yourstory | Entreprenuer Forbes

Our Team

We are a team of highly motivated individuals, who are willing to push beyond the ceiling, initiate new ideas and take challenges head on. Apart from coffee, working in an extremely fast-paced, dynamic work culture is what we passionate souls thrive on. We ride against the tide as time is never enough and there’s always more to do.

Know more about our culture : Culture@Agrostar

Our mission of ‘Helping Farmers Win’ is a tall task as we try to bring change and development to the grassroots of India. We need heroes who are dedicated to the mission, live the dream and drive it with passion. If that sounds like you, here’s more about the role:

Job Responsibilities: 

  • Assisting directly and indirectly in building a high performing tech team
  • Design & Develop components to create a highly optimized, performance driven, scalable and sustaining Open Source platform.
  • Develop REST APIs on top of a microservices platform and facilitate UI integration.
  • Build fast transactional systems with critical E-Commerce workflows.
  • Expected to design complete backend projects by understanding the business rules and minimizing the hardware cost.
  • Work closely with the business, product, design and the data teams.
  • Help execute effective engineering processes and policies.


Job Requirements: 

The ideal candidate should be able to operate in a very fast paced environment and adapt to rapidly changing business rules and able to build applications iteratively.

  • 7-9 years of product development experience.
  • 2-3 years of experience in managing a team of 4-5 employees.
  • Prior hands-on experience in building and scaling a Python/Javabased micro services platform is required.
  • RDBMS - MySQL/Oracle DB systems knowledge is required.
  • NoSQL - Experience with MongDB,DynamoDB or any other NoSQL framework is desired.
  • Knowledge of NGNIX/Apache server internals and configuration is required.
  • Experience with cloud platform such as AWS is desired.(EC2, S3, CDN and Load balancers (ELB)) is desired.
  • Software development experience of building microservices in Java, Python, Golang etc. is required.
  • Experience in building REST API based microservices is required.
  • Should understand HTTP and networking basics like DNS, Web Servers, Application servers and the flow of data on the internet.
  • HTML, CSS, Java Script and front end frameworks such as Angular JS will be an add-on