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Date posted:  Sep 30, 2021

Shanghai, CN

Job Function:  Other
Job Type:  Permanent
Job Requisition ID:  7073

Senior Solution 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

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.


  • Creates and owns the solutions' blueprints by translating requirements into the solution architecture designs based on the options available throughout the entire China ecosystem.

  • Evolve the existing suite of services into a domain-driven platform of services and APIs to serve future business needs. Defines, owns and evolves all layers of the solution stack(s)

  • Ensure stakeholders inputs are taken into account when choosing and creating the above items. Ensure architectures and designs are well understood and ultimately secures buy-in by all relevant team members

  • Support management in risks, assumptions, issues and dependencies assessments. Ensure the solution follows copyright and licensing requirements from any third party tool used by the software development team and its deliverable

  • Key point of contact for other vertical stakeholders and architects to address, design, implement and deploy inter-connected workflows. Chooses development tools (e.g. version control, IDE, testing, etc) and infrastructure


  • Experience in technologies common within the China tech ecosystem: Wechat; Alicloud, etc. Ideally also have experience in WeChat development and native mobile development for iOS and Android

  • Cloud-native architecture design experience preferably with AWS and Alicloud. At least two projects creating and implementing services/micro-services leveraging AWS/Alicloud's IaaS/PaaS for compute (container-based preferred), storage, caching, messaging, decoupling, streaming, data-pipelining and analytics. 

  • Prior experience defining and evolving solution architecture and design of agile software solutions with focus on mobile driven solutions. Experience in designing business domain-driven API platforms is a strong bonus.

  • Able to do both research as well as hands-on (rather than on paper) technology assessments and proofs of concepts. Enjoys hands-on development.

  • Understanding and experience selecting and using wide range of software development technologies and concepts such as service oriented architecture, single page applications, DevOps, micro services, message queues, event-driven architecture, API design, test driven development, CI/CD, RDBMS vs NoSQL, etc.

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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