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AeroFarms is seeking a Software Development Manager to help change the agriculture industry through technology.

The world needs our help. By 2050, there will be 9 billion people on the planet with less arable land than ever before. We need a solution to cultivate more using less and define the future of farming for generations to come. In 2004, AeroFarms began transforming agriculture with humans and our planet at the forefront.

In 2022, with 30+ current patents, 60+ pending patents, and 300+ invention disclosures, AeroFarms agriculture technology continues to grow unprecedented sustainable products, delivering elevated flavor, taste, experience, quality, access, and unmatched nutrition to you.

Here’s how we’re growing the best plants possible for the betterment of humanity:

  • Researching and understanding plants to be better, more intuitive farmers
  • Elevating local communities by increasing access to nutritious, high-quality, consistent, and safe products in a way that’s better for you and the planet
  • Protecting and sustaining our environment for future generations
  • Pioneering consistent, and scalable indoor vertical farming food safety & traceability practices, and manufacturing standards
  • Investing in our AeroFarms humans and fostering our diverse company culture of inclusion, equity, excellence, teachability and curiosity

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As AeroFarms approaches our next phase of explosive growth, we seek out creative, motivated humans who will join us in disrupting industry standards and lead the way in vertical farming, artificial intelligence, and plant biology breakthroughs to solve, and tackle global issues.

If a team of 200+ intellectually curious and caring humans, expansive global operations, and our change-the-world mission resonates with you, apply today:

Overview

This position reports to the Vice President of Information Technology at AeroFarms. In this role, you will be responsible for all phases of the Software Development Life Cycle for a fast-paced agile development team. In this role, you will get to work across multiple products including our Manufacturing Execution System, Data Initiatives, and System Integrations.

Responsibilities

  • Own the complete software development lifecycle; defining, prioritizing, designing, and leading implementation and testing of new features within a fast paced, Agile environment.
  • Define, manage and improve the software and product development processes by working closely with high-performance engineers.
  • Manage the day-to-day activities of the software and data engineering team (employee and contract) and ensure project plans and delivery commitments are met.
  • Architect and develop the innovative technical design and implementation approach with the overall product line goals and objectives in mind.
  • Own team’s operational excellence, including creation of and monitoring of metrics and alarms in a continuous process improvement environment.
  • Manage department resources, staffing, mentoring, and enhancing to maintain a best-in-class engineering team. Hold regular 1:1s with the team.

Requirements

  • Demonstrated experience with design and architecture.
  • Experience managing, motivating, and retaining a high-performance software engineering team.
  • Ability to affect positive change, empower people, cultivate product technology visions and innovative solutions.
  • Experienced decision maker with the ability to articulate product vision and roadmap.
  • Degree in Computer Science or other relevant technical experience.
  • 5+ years of software development experience in object-oriented design, coding, and highly scalable, available, and low latency web technologies.
  • 2+ years of empowering, leading, coaching, mentoring a high-performing engineering team.

Personal Attributes

  • Collaboration – we know we cannot fix the worlds problems as an individual, we have to work together as a team to make that happen. Teamwork is how we get there!
  • Communication – we are a small company (in relative terms – 200 employees), we work well together because we communicate well with each other. You must demonstrate why our mission is important to you: everyone who works at AeroFarms has a strong link to the mission: we want to hear why it means something to you!
  • Agility – What we do has never been done before: we are an innovation company, there is no right or wrong way to do things, we constantly develop how we operate, we can always elevate what we are doing and never claim to have it right.
  • Accountability – we don’t micromanage, we hire individuals who know what they need to do and can do so with minimal direction and take ownership of their projects and deadlines.
  • Respect – We are already starting our journey scaling around the world: we want our team to represent every kind of individual out on plant earth and we need to respect different people, different ideas, different cultures etc. We can learn so much from each other, but respect is key
  • Empowerment – we provide an environment for growth and development: we need your help to develop our business, we will help you develop in your career, and sky is the limit given our growth plans!!

*Please note that AeroFarms does not work with any external staffing/recruitment vendors. Any unsolicited resumes shared with the AeroFarms team will be considered property of AeroFarms and no recruitment fees of any kind will be paid or owed unless an existing recruitment agreement exists alongside with specific engagement for the role in question.

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