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Date posted:  Sep 15, 2021

Berlin, BE, DE

Job Function:  Engineering
Job Type:  Permanent
Job Requisition ID:  6472

Senior Software Engineer (f/m/d)

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.

About the Unit

 Yara has an ambitious strategic agenda to be the crop nutrition company for the future, and is taking lead in the development towards sustainable agriculture and digital tools, to contribute to solving the challenges which the agricultural industry is facing globally. We have a worldwide presence with sales to ~150 countries and around 17 000 employees. The newly established function, Yara Farming Solutions, will lead the transformation towards more sustainable and efficient food production, by innovating our offering and the way we work. Crop and Digital Solutions is responsible for developing and scaling new “on-farm” digital and integrated tools and solutions, which will work toward driving a more efficient and transparent food system. We are looking for a Software Engineer to be part of our GeoSpatial Data Team.  The position is based in Berlin.

About the Team

GeoSpatial Data Team – we are the team that is responsible for working with any kind of geospatial data: satellite imagery, soil data, weather data, geometries/boundaries, tiles, and so on. We explore knowledge from data, perform data analytics, research, and expose valuable functionality as scalable services to build the next-gen AgTech digital solutions. 



You can/will

  • Work on the forefront of using geospatial data (e.g. satellite imagery) for agriculture

  • Analyze and process satellite imagery and geospatial data

  • Build scalable Python serverless microservices running on AWS

  • Drive and optimize the implementation of geospatial services

  • Help, support and collaborate with other engineers in the team and other solutions

  • Work with Agronomists to improve our algorithms and services

  • Work within a product team with a product manager, designers, and other developers to create solutions and apps focused on our customers’ needs.

  • Participate in the full life cycle of a product, from early-stage rapid prototyping through to full release and continuous improvement after the initial launch.

  • Develop backend components of scalable apps and solutions


You have 

  • Five or more years of relevant experience in the software engineering area.

  • Extensive experience with Python, NodeJS or Java particularly with microservices running on AWS. 

  • Experience in working with geospatial data, remote sensor/satellite data or any other complex data is plus

  • Experience with SQL and NoSql Database (GeoSpatial Database is plus)

  • Experience with AWS, Docker and/or Kubernetes, Serverless (Lambda) framework

  • Extensive practical knowledge of unit and integration tests

  • 3 years or more experience with modern, large scale software projects: source code control with Git, APIs, cloud platforms, test-driven development, continuous integration, documentation

  • Understanding concepts, such as service-oriented architecture, microservices, message queues, machine learning,  data processing and analytics

  • Experience working in a cross-functional team

  • Full English proficiency (written and spoken skills)

You are:


  • Collaborative and thrive on self-improvement

  • Values and results-driven

  • Open to constructive feedback, both giving and receiving, in a clear and respectful manner

  • Ready to make an impact, take ownership and you execute with conviction.

  • Proactive and constructive even if things get ambiguous

Additional Information

You get

  • An opportunity to shape services in its early stage

  • To directly impact on products that provide real value to farmers and industries based on an honest business model

  • To work on sustainable solutions that benefit humankind and the environment

  • Very competitive remuneration and an unlimited work contract

  • A flexible yet stable environment in the newly founded digital unit of a global company

  • Flexible working hours, working from home/remote option + 30 days of vacation!

  • Support for personal development, trainings, conferences and continuous learning

  • Commitment to using new approaches, technologies and frameworks

  • To participate in in-house hackathons, meetups, and knowledge sharing

  • To choose your own preferred hardware (CYOD)

Contact details

Orsolya Imre


Knowledge grows through differences
Yara is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We believe that creating a diverse and inclusive work environment is not only the right thing, but also the smart thing to do. To deliver on this, Yara has firmly anchored Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) in our business strategy and has more than 400 employees worldwide involved in D&I ambassador networks. 

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