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Date posted:  Sep 30, 2021

Shanghai, CN

Job Function:  Other
Job Type:  Permanent
Job Requisition ID:  7071

Software Engineering Lead, Scalable Agritech

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.


  • Design emergent architecture in collaboration with the team and other stakeholders such as DevOps, Enterprise/Domain Architecture, and Cyber Security.  
  • Lead the team by providing sound technical support and advise. Able to address team concerns directly or via collaboration with other technical leads in Yara. Play a fundamental role in keeping the flow, removing noise and understanding the priorities of the team. 
  • Guardian of overarching architecture. While the team focuses on development, the technical lead must be able to know and understand the overall architecture and the high level view of the different components.  
  • Translate technical realities into business terms. When facing conversations with customers, business owners or other stakeholders, the leader is able to translate different technical concepts, topics, issues or options into business terms; adapts the level of detail and tone  depending on the audience. Sometimes can be used as bridge by some of the developers when they are focused on technical duties. 
  • Knowing the team. the leader knows the strengths and weaknesses of each team member, giving guidance to pull work and organizing it while not imposing. The leader also proposes different career development activities to strengthen technical capabilities. Overall servant leader.  


  • At least 7 years experience in database design and working with JavaScript tech stack: Nodejs, ReactJs, ReactNative is a must. Agile Software Development experience with Jira, Confluence, Scrum Methodology.
  • Hands-on experience with unit testing, integration testing and end-to-end testing (Jest, Enzyme) 
  • Experience working with Terraform and AWS infrastructure. Hands-on experience with CI/CD tools like CircleCI, Docker. Exposure with RESTful API, Swagger, Postman. Familiar with at least one QA automation tool: Appium, Selenium, BrowserStack 
  • Hands-on experience with RDBMS like MySQL, Postgres, expertise in one of NoSQL DB like DynamoDB, and ORM: sequelize, objectionJs, knex. Experience with Authentication service like Auth0 
  • Hands-on experience with mobile application development and related frameworks (iOS, Android, Firebase, Appcenter…).
  • Strong technical mentorship skills and experience in leading a team of developers and QA in building and shipping mobile applications and backend services.

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.


This role is being pipelined for January 2022

Apply no later than

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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