Software Engineer - 00051


Company wide


Mystic, CT, USA


February 29, 2024


At Enko we believe that to create the future the world wants, we need to change the way the world grows. Our goal is not just to create something better, but to play a part in something bigger. Enko discovers and develops novel products for farmers to protect their crops from pests and disease.

Key Facts

  • Our products address a $70 billion core market focused on crop health with expansion into adjacent markets worth $300+ billion.
  • We have $150 million in capitalization, with $80 million raised as part of a Series C in December 2022 
  • Our global investors include Anterra Capital, Nufarm, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Eight Roads Ventures, Finistere Ventures, Rabo Food & Agri Innovation Fund, Novalis LifeSciences, Syngenta, TaherGozal, Germin8 Ventures, TO Ventures Food, Endeavor8, Connecticut Innovations, Silver Blue LLC, and Alumni Ventures Group.
  • We have over 40 novel pipeline programs and 5 strategic partnerships announced, including with Syngenta and Bayer
  • Our headquarters and research facility in Mystic, CT has 90,000 square feet of state-of-the-art labs and computer-controlled greenhouses built for pre-field experimentation and scale.

Our agricultural invention platform, Enkompass™, uses A.I. and machine learning to create more effective ways of finding and selecting the right treatments for the right targets. Led by a team of proven scientists, entrepreneurs, and industry veterans, Enko’s innovative science, agile design, and discovery of new modes of action is producing next-generation crop protection solutions that will overcome the critical challenges facing industry. The industry has taken notice, and we have active projects with many key industry players…with more to come! We are hiring across the organization to achieve our desired growth objectives, and our best asset is our team members. We value you and your career journey and focus on impact over hours!

Key Qualifications

  • Minimum of 3 years of post-degree industry experience
  • Individual contributor experience with both data engineering and machine learning engineering for deep learning models, preferably in a scientific application
  • Ability to move beyond packaged software to prototype and implement innovative ideas
  • Eagerness to collaborate across disciplines and quickly learn new domain knowledge


Utilizing data to accelerate the discovery and optimization of next generation crop health molecules is core to our strategy for providing revolutionary crop health chemistries to a world that needs safe and effective solutions. We are seeking a talented software engineer with broad experience across the data science stack to join our computational science team, specifically to help build unique datasets, AI models, and the infrastructure to support them.

Your main objective will be to develop internal tools, data products, and infrastructure that will enhance the productivity of our small molecule discovery pipeline. You will be a key contributor to the direction and execution of our software infrastructure, and to making technical decisions that advance our AI and data products. You will have influence in the continued development of a culture of innovation and empowerment as a valued technical expert.

The successful candidate must be very comfortable working in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to juggle competing tasks and demands. This role represents a great opportunity to utilize scientific, technical, and interpersonal skills.

Job Responsibilities

  • Build software tools to support the Company’s computational chemistry efforts including molecular design, chem informatics, AI-based predictive systems, simulation and virtual screening.
  • Architect cloud infrastructure for handling large datasets and computational needs efficiently and easily.
  • Apply expertise to enable training and validation of machine learning models using data from multiple sources, including DEL screening experiments, to rapidly and cost effectively discover and optimize chemistries.
  • Collaborate closely across the company to explore ways to accelerate the discovery and development of novel small molecules aligned with the company’s strategic goals.


  • Advanced degree in a STEM discipline


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