Data Engineer Team Lead
1 Aug 2023
The agricultural industry is undergoing a profound change. Tightening regulatory requirements, reduced subsidies and changing sustainability needs of the society. These are a few of the wider trends in the sector that require farmers to change their approach and sharpen their focus. Data and technology give farmers the insight and opportunity to reverse the long-term decline in profitability and optimise their businesses for the future.
Want to make a difference?
YAGRO is on a mission to help farmers become more financially sustainable, by offering breakthrough software tools and commercial insight. We’re developing a trusted, independent data platform for farmers to gain visibility and control over their business and get the edge in the market.
The opportunity is massive. Come capture it with us.
Up for a challenge?
We are an established, award-winning leader in commercial AgTech software, with hundreds of UK farming customers, strong revenue since launch in 2016, and long-term financial support to reach our mission: make farming profitable and sustainable.
We are operating within an industry characterised by manual processes and poor information exchange. We need to distil a complex and opaque supply chain with multiple actors into a simple, elegant and scalable multi-user platform, with industry-leading analytics and data insights.
That’s where you come in
You’ll join the engineering team at Yagro reporting to the head of engineering, and working closely with other engineering teams. This is a chance to build and lead a small team focused getting data into our platform.
As a Data Engineer Team lead your skills and responsibilities will be
Experience leading and building teams.
ETL Pipeline experience (AWS Glue or other similar technologies)
Strong Database skills
Appreciation for testing
Experience with containerisation technologies such as Docker
Strong problem-solving and debugging skills
Ability to work independently and as part of a team
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
A little bit more
No dress code
Flexitime: We expect everyone to get their work done, but if you need to deal with your kids or mix your day up a little and cover some time in the evening, you’re welcome to do so.
Company events: We have a Summer and Winter Bonanza! You’ll have to join to find out more :-)
Company pension: Matching contributions up to 10%
Free parking: If you decide to visit the Cambridge office, we have free on-site parking.
Work from home: We’re a remote-first company and have team members within +1/-1 BST
Paid training and development: Each team member is allocated a training budget to use towards their professional development.
Equipment allowance: You will be provided with all equipment required to work with our platform. This includes but is not limited to: MacBook Pro M1 Max, Monitor, Keyboard & Mouse. Any other requirements can be discussed.
Flexible schedules: Working with your leads we accept a flexible working schedule and also allow our team members to work abroad for 4 weeks at a time (twice per year) - We have teams made up of many nationalities and some use this as an opportunity to work remotely from family locations.
Though we are a remote company and offer a remote first workplace, we have 2 annual mandatory All Hands meetings as well as occasional team get togethers.
What are we looking for?
A smart developer who has experience delivering great quality products to customers.
This is a web service, so knowledge of databases, web frameworks, browsers, mobile apps, UI and UX.
Someone who cares about the whole development process: with a small team we have to take the responsibility for design, research, testing, deployments and operations.
Responsibility, as you will own projects.
An active participant in a learning environment and desire to iteratively improve yourself, the team and the company as a whole.
No time for nonsense – just love getting stuff done.
Above all, you’re excited by our vision and share our core values: we’re always learning; always looking for new challenges; we inspire each other; we are open and honest; we trust each other and aren’t afraid to give or accept responsibility and autonomy; and we have fun!
For the right person, there’s a strong salary, whatever equipment you need and a license to transform an industry and improve the lives of users across the globe.
Salary: £65,000.00-£90,000.00 per year
Interested in applying? Please apply via indeed here