Software Engineer - Internship

Start date flexible, quick, summer of 2021
Type temporary contract on a full time basis for 3 months
Location Eagle Labs Incubator, 28 Chesterton Road, Cambridge CB4 3AZ. With Covid-19 restrictions, we fully support remote working. As a nimble technology company, we’re well set up for it.
Salary £1000 per calendar month
Contact Edwin van Leeuwen, Head of Product

 

Want to make a difference? 

YAGRO is an award winning agritech company based in Cambridge. Since 2015, we have developed software and data tools for farmers to make more profitable and environmentally sustainable business decisions.

In this short time we have worked with farmers covering over a million hectares of arable land, helping them unlock better performance in this challenging environment.

We are a tight team of farmers, technologists, and entrepreneurs. We enjoy working together. We do this first and foremost for the farmer. We are not afraid to speak the truth and challenge dogma.

Up for a challenge? 

In 2019 we were awarded grant funding from Innovate UK, the government’s technology funding arm, to develop a comprehensive Commercial Intelligence System – a tool to bring all critical business information in one place for a farm. It is internationally groundbreaking. In 2021 we have started partnerships with leading advisory companies to radically scale our reach and impact to farmers.

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.

That’s where you come in. 

We are looking for a smart, energetic individual to join us. You will be part of our engineering team, working directly on our codebase to improve the YAGRO infrastructure and platform. We want you to be part of our daily process, commit production code that is released to our customers. The work and impact is real, the opportunity is massive. We will ensure you get the best possible and most complete experience for your continuing career.

We are looking for people who are keen to learn more about and gain practical experience with: 

  • Python/Django
  • JavaScript & Vue.js framework
  • Postgres database
  • iOS and Android Apps
  • Kubernetes, AWS and Docker

What makes you tick? 

  • You want to make an impact. You’re driven, take initiative and not afraid to take responsibility.
  • You care about the whole development process: with a small team we have to take the responsibility for design, research, testing, deployments and operations.
  • You love delving into details, and finding truth and insight from data.
  • You love learning.

Who are you? 

  • A student or early career professional, looking for a new experience in the agriculture tech industry. 
  • Eligible to work in the UK 
  • We don’t define anything else. We value all types of backgrounds and experience. It’s who they’ve made you today that we’re interested in.

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! 

To apply, please email your CV to info@yagro.com together with a brief cover note. We’re interested in what you’ve done, but what we really care about is where you’re going.

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