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Date posted:  Sep 2, 2022

Berlin, BE, DE

Job Function:  Other
Job Type:  Permanent
Job Requisition ID:  11862

Senior Back-End Software Engineer - Digital Operations (f/m/d)

About the Unit


We at Yara are part of a global network, collaborating to profitably and responsibly solve some of the world's key challenges - resource scarcity, food insecurity and environmental change. 


Yara People, Process, and Digitalization (YPD) has the overall responsibility for Yara’s people and culture development, as well as for technology, architecture, and solutions that enable the digitalization of Yara’s core processes and operations.  


By bringing people and transformation resources, as well as process, digital, and tech capabilities into one cross-functional area, YPD is set to accelerate the transformation. 

About Digital Operations Team


Digital Operations has the ambition to develop an operational culture that combines digitally enabled workers, data analytics and automation, constantly innovating and evolving, to reach maximum value creation and safety. 


We are currently developing a digital platform that will ensure uniform data access to all our production facilities. On top of the digital platform we are also developing scalable, solid, and user-friendly digital products that will help our employees at the sites, or in global functions, improve the efficiency and safety of our processes and operations. 


Our team is responsible for building digital products that enable remote operations and deliver real time visibility and insights on what is ongoing in the field, resulting in faster and better decision making and enhanced efficiency. We achieve this through integration of both external and internal data sources, connecting workers and assets, automation, and datadriven contionous improvements. 

About the Role


We are looking for a Senior Back-End Software Engineer who gets excited about building high-quality, scalable software solutions and applications for automating field-based operations and deliver real time visibility and insights. Our applications are cloud-native web and mobile based. 


You will be a valuable member of a cross-functional, autonomous team to build, experiment, iterate and deliver on new objectives for Industrial IoT. Above all, your work will impact how we feed the world and protect the planet. 


This role can be a fully remote role in Germany (Digital Hub in Berlin).

What you will be doing


  • Work closely with the Technical lead, Product owner, Designers, and engineering individual contributors in your team to design, develop and deploy applications with strong focus on scalability, and robustness.   
  • Leverage DevOps practices and principles to help scale developer’s productivity, and continuously contribute to improve our engineering standards.  
  • Together with your team, take operational responsibility for the components owned by the team.  
  • Take ownership of the quality of deliverables.  
  • Take lead on specific areas within the products.  
  • Coach and provide feedback on the work of software engineers.  
  • Contribute to the team with peer-reviews, testing, mentoring and be an inspiration for junior software engineers  
  • You are agile/scrum proficient and deliver well-tested and reviewed releases  
  • Share knowledge and collaborate with some of Yara´s best software engineers. 

What you will bring


  • You have a higher education with a minimum of a bachelor's degree in software engineering or similar  
  • Experience as a software engineer with experience in building cloud-native software solutions which are highly performant, scalable and maintainable  
  • You have experience with end-to-end application development with a deep understanding of full stack software development    
  • You have experience with provisioning infrastructure components and services as code   
  • You are experienced with Typescript and Java/Kotlin, NodeJS and experience with Infrastructure as Code   
  • You are eager to learn, a conscientious worker, and a thoughtful, kind, supportive person that enjoys sharing your knowledge with your colleagues.   
  • You have excellent English communication skills and a passion and enthusiasm for creating products   
  • You value team success over personal success.  

Why us?


  • Be a key member of a fully cross-functional team. You and your team define your own objectives, which align with your mission and the business strategy, shape your own roadmap and work to deliver value each step along the way. 
  • Be a key contributor to sustainable global change, reducing carbon emissions while financially supporting growers and enabling the global transformation of farming and its impact on the environment. 
  • Working with state-of-the-art technology 
  • You would be working with a globally dispersed and diverse team. We adopt a virtual-first approach, where we encourage face-to-face collaboration but are focused on recruiting the best talent. 
  • Support for personal development with internal knowledge sharing – Any specific training available 

Additional Information


Please note: This recruitment process will be managed by Korn Ferry, and by submitting your application you acknowledge and confirm that your application details can be shared with them. Korn Ferry will manage your data according to their privacy policy ( and Data Processing Agreement entered into with Yara.  


As a global organization we actively strive to reflect the diversity in society. We, therefore, encourage qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply. We are committed to creating a work environment that fits gender equality and allows combining career progress with the needs of a family or other personal circumstances.  

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