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Date posted:  Sep 9, 2022

Shanghai, CN

Job Function:  Information Technology
Job Type:  Permanent
Job Requisition ID:  6228

Head, Software Engineering China

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

There are more than 500 million smallholder farms globally. 2.5 billion people depend on Smallholder Communities for their food and livelihoods. Smallholder regions are characterized by low living standards, high rates of illiteracy and low agricultural productivity. Yara's mission is "Responsibly Feed the World and Protect the Planet". Key to achieving this is enabling thriving Smallholder Communities. At Yara, the Smallholders Digital Team is part of the Crop and Digital Solutions Unit. 

About Crop and Digital Solutions

Yara aims to be the crop nutrition company for the future and is leading the development of sustainable agriculture and digital tools to contribute to solving global agricultural challenges. We have a worldwide presence with sales teams in ~150 countries and around 17,000 employees. Yara Farming Solutions, will lead the transformation towards more sustainable and efficient food production, by innovating our offerings and the way we work. Crop and Digital Solutions is responsible developing and scaling new “on-farm” digital and integrated tools and solutions for an efficient and transparent food system.


  • Lead the design and development of technical solutions that have long-term impact on the business and achieve competitive advantage for the company, focused on building digital products and services in China for China agriculture space, aligned with the strategic objectives of China digital hub and future architectural standards.
  • Partner with Product and global Engineering leadship to establish a technology strategy for building Platform solutions in consideration of the product roadmaps.
  • Develop and drive digital governance and best practice including: application architecture, information architecture, data analytics together with the other hub discipline leads.
  • Be a technology business partner and advise/collaborate with other function leads and the heads of the different product teams in China, to provide expert technical advice and influence strategic decision making.
  • Leads and grows a team of passionate of engineers
  • Foster a culture of collaboration, manage team dynamics, and set clear team goals to create both successful development of solutions and an exciting work environment and experience


  • Multi-disciplinary technology management of managers experience (design, software engineering) across end-to-end development of mobile web apps (Android, iOS, WeChat).
  • Able to work hands on with product teams and high-level discussions within each discipline area.
  • Understanding of our languages and frameworks: JavaScript, Node.js, Python, Postgres, ReactJS, ReactNative
  • Comfortable working with our tools: AWS, GitLab, Jenkins, Jira, Docker.
  • Aligned with our principles: agile, customer-centric, lean, service-oriented architecture, self-organization, transparency.

Additional Information

We strive to reflect the diversity in society and encourage all qualified applicants from all background 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

Why us?

  • Evolving tech development division of an established agricultural products and services company.
  • Explore and develop digital, software, hardware products, which provide value to farmers, smallholder communities and the value chain.
  • Be part of our mission to build sustainable solutions that benefit humanity and the environment.
  • Full-time, permanent and freelance contract options available with competitive remuneration + benefits.
  • Support for personal development, training and continuous learning.
  • Commitment to using new technologies and frameworks, meetups, and knowledge sharing.

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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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