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Date posted:  May 20, 2022

Shanghai, SH, CN

Job Function:  Other
Job Type:  Permanent
Job Requisition ID:  7937

Lead Software Engineer, Retailer Solutions

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.


  • 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 market release and continuous improvement after initial launch. 
  • Develop back end (middle ware and restful API) and front-end components of responsive web applications with emphasis in mobile applications.
  • Design database schema, objects and relevant scripts to ensure a stable and scalable structure and design is in place.
  • Contribute to / build test automation frameworks, any required utilities or tools, automated test templates to enable test automation.
  • Design, develop, execute and debug automated tests, penetration test, performance test, create or modify CI/CD pipelines, analyze execution results for any failures.
  • Perform code reviews, ensure performance and scalability of solutions.
  • Translate business requirements into technical requirements.
  • Look into all hub solutions to give regular guidance, participate in requirements analysis and be involved in critical technical decision making. 


  • 5~8+ years of full-stack development experience with minimum 3 years of leading a small development team (5-10 team members).
  • Thorough understanding of JavaScript/TypeScript, React, NodeJS and the JavaScript eco-system. Excellent knowledge of design patterns, data structures and common algorithms.
  • Good written and oral communication in English, and rich experience in working with cross-functional teams.
  • Working experience with at least one cloud service provider such as AliYun and TencentCloud leveraging their PaaS and IaaS offerings for building applications. 
  • Enjoy working in a quick prototypes/MVPs of mobile and web applications, agile environment. 

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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