I.T. Team Lead

29 Oct 2023

A great opportunity to join an established leader in AgTech software companies in the UK. I.T. professional with experience building and managing a team of I.T. engineers focused on building and running internal services.

Want to make a difference?

YAGRO is an established leader in AgTech software. Our team comprises farmers, entrepreneurs, and technologists passionate about providing structure, verification and clarity to farm data, to empower forward-thinking farms who are looking for knowledge and insights to inform their decision-making.

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 insight and a flawless user experience.

Our four core principles at YAGRO

Farmer First

We are and always will be farmer first. YAGRO was founded to provide solutions to farmers, and that will always be at the forefront of our minds as we develop our tools.

Empower the Industry

We aim to lead by example, such as shining a light on the importance of data ownership and by setting the Gold Standard of data rights for the industry.

Seeking Facts and Providing Insight

Question everything, challenge anything, seek and provide facts in order to deliver value in all facets of our work.

Being 'Best and Fair'

We strive to provide an environment that allows each member of the team and our customers to have an equal voice and feel valued.

The opportunity is massive. Come capture it with us.

Are you up for a challenge?

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.

Why You?

You’ll join the engineering team at Yagro, and lead a new team focused on developing and running internal systems and services used across Yagro. You’ll work closely with the operations and engineering teams to make sure our internal systems meet the needs of the business.

You should have the following skills:

  • Experience leading, building and mentoring I.T. teams.

  • Working with and integrating with 3rd party service providers.

  • Supporting users and helping them work with services and hardware throughout the company.

  • Python and/or Javascript knowledge.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Strong problem-solving and debugging skills.

  • Ability to work with key stakeholders to deliver projects & business requirements

What are we looking for?

  • A smart developer who has experience delivering great quality products to customers.

  • 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.

Why Us?

We are dedicated to fairness with the same expectations of honesty, integrity, equity and opportunity at every level and corner of the business.

We are committed to advancing, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity and inclusion. As a team of individuals, one person’s Sunday woodland dog walk might be another person’s all-day Dungeons and Dragons session!

We have opportunities of every shape and size and are here to support flexible, remote and part-time working as much as full-time office work.

No matter your circumstances we understand that work/life balance brings out the best in people, and that balance is different for everybody. If you feel you have the skills to fulfil the role, then we want to hear from you.

As an equal-opportunity employer, we will never make judgments based on Age, Sex, Race, Disability, Pregnancy, Marital status, Sexual orientation, Gender reassignment, Religious background or any other characteristic unrelated to the position.

As an equal-opportunity employer, we will provide you with additional resources or tools you may need to carry out your role efficiently. Equity is more important to us than Equality. Not everyone is the same, but everyone does deserve the same opportunities.

The Finer Details
Salary: 70K - 80K depending on experience. I.T. Team Lead 3

Benefits: YAGRO offers additional benefits to your salary because your workplace should support you with much more than just money:

  • 25 days holiday, plus bank holidays with the flexibility to use for occasions that matter to you

  • Employer pension scheme with up to 10% matching basis

  • MacBook or comparable Laptop, 27” Monitor, laptop stand, keyboard & mouse provided as standard

  • Training budget of £2,000 per year tailored to your needs and development plan

  • Twice yearly company Bonanza’s, with overnight accommodation, food and activities

  • £250 budget to improve your remote working experience

Start date: From 27 Nov 2023, flexible start date based on availability and notice period.

Location: This is a remote or office-based role within the UK. Yagro head office is: Eagle Labs Incubator, 28 Chesterton Road, Cambridge CB4 3AZ.

Right to work

You are required to prove you have a Right To Work for the United Kingdom and have a UK home address.