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Date posted:  Mar 16, 2023

Shanghai, SH, CN

Job Function:  Engineering
Job Type:  Permanent
Job Requisition ID:  14344

Senior Architect

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 is the world's largest producer of ammonia, nitrates and NPKs, offering solutions for sustainable agriculture respecting the environment. Our fertilizers and our crop nutrition programs were designed to help the sector of food production and to meet the needs of a growing world population. Our products and solutions help industry reduce emissions, improve air quality and prioritize effective operations safely.

Yara Africa & Asia (YAA) produces, sells, distributes and markets fertilizers and industrial products across Asia Pacific and Africa regions, with offices location and operational units in 20 countries. The region employs over 1800 employees and has a long history in the Asian Pacific and African markets, focusing on develop crop nutrition concepts that increase food production and create value to the growers, in particular smallholder farmers, whilst minimizing environmental impact of agricultural activities.

YAA is currently undergoing a major transformation, aimed at shifting the existing business models, generating new revenue streams and ultimately delivering profit through new Farming Solutions related activities.


  • Develop and maintain the future proof architecture blueprint and standard for the existing/new solution and its integrating systems 
  • Plan, coordinate, and supervise all activities related to digital solutions/products development and integrations.
  • Develop integration strategy/standards for project/product/program and plan for potential integration challenges.
  • Lead architecting, program design, build and test the integration with cross teams in fitting overall project schedule and business objectives 
  • Review individual/integrated solutions and discover any possibility of solution optimization, drive improvement actions
  • Work with lead developer and data team on system/integration design that results in a more effective ecosystem and data automation
  • Define mechanism to monitor integration/development/deployment in operation mode
  • Broad communications with digital experts (internal/external) to harvest best practices and smoothen the cooperation.



      At least  10 years experiences in IT industry and minimum 5 years experiences with architecting or leading role in tech/digital team. Preferrable with CRM/e-commerce experiences.

Soft Skills:

·         Great communication skills in English language

·         Outgoing and independent, able to independently handle complex situations

·         Ability to provide technical solutions to business requirements

·         Great organisational skills

·         Great documentation skills

·         Flexibility and adaptability to new technical requests

·         Able to think out-of-the-box

Hard Skills:

·         DevOps knowledge

o    Experience with Aliyun and other major cloud providers

o    Experience with Terraform

o    Experience with Kubernetes

·         Architecture

o    Able to design software projects following industry best practices

o    Design data structures

o    Design infrastructure architecture and integration with third party systems

·         Experience with programming languages and frameworks

o    Experience with Node.js, with a focus on Nest.js

o    Experience with React.js, with a focus on Taro.js

o    Experience with Typescript

·         Data

o    Experience with data analysis

o    Experience with data sharing

·         Legal knowledge

o    Knowledge of China specific regulations regarding digital products

o    Knowledge of GDPR requirements

·         Security

o    Knowledge of security best practices

o    Ability to perform White box security testing

·         Others

o    Deep knowledge of the Agile framework

o    Experience with Git based SDLC

o    Experience with Jira and Confluence


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, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) in our business strategy and has more than 400 employees worldwide involved in D&I ambassadors networks. 

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