What led you to software engineering?
“When I was in elementary school our school had a Radio Shack TRS-80 that came with a built in BASIC interpreter. I spent most of my free time figuring out how to write programs for it. Ever since then I’ve been fascinated with computers and writing software.”
What is your favorite thing about being a software engineer
“One of my favorite things about being a software engineer is the flexibility to apply those skills to a lot of different domains. Over the course of my career, I’ve worked in a number of different industries. I’ve always been broadly curious so it is fun to be able to work on many different problems while still developing a specialized technical skill set.”
What is one thing that would surprise people about software engineering?
“One thing that surprises people who are not directly involved in software engineering is how much of it there is everywhere. For example, people are often surprised by how much software/technology there is in farming.”
What brought you to CIBO?
“The opportunity to work at a company that is basing its product on actual science in a fundamental way. Agriculture is interesting because it’s an important, productive part of the economy and there are opportunities to build something more meaningful than the next social media app. I also knew there were really smart teammates here who would be great to work with.”
What are your primary responsibilities at CIBO?
“I am leveraging my software engineering expertise to help the science and modeling team deliver data-driven insights at scale.”
What do you find the most rewarding about your work here?
“One of the most rewarding things has been working with experts from a variety of fields. I’m impressed and humbled by the depth of knowledge everyone brings to the team. Watching as we come together to generate new information and insights about farmland around the US is pretty amazing.”
About Jeremy Keillor
Jeremy Keillor is the Director, Software Engineering at CIBO, a science-driven software startup. Prior to CIBO, he worked for Virgin Pulse, RedBrick Health, and Godengo. He holds a Bachelors degree in English Literature and Computer Science from Bethel University.