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Date posted:  Mar 3, 2023

Singapore, SG Bengaluru, KA, IN

Job Function:  Other
Job Type:  Permanent
Job Requisition ID:  14233

Lead Data Engineer

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.


  • Act as a primary point of contact for data and information architecture and take responsibility for data & analytics technical project delivery
  • Manage and build a team of data engineers, architects & BI analysts to support analytics roadmap
  • Design and maintain a consistent source of truth for all data in the ecosystem
  • Create, manage and support DIKW (Data, Information, Knowledge, Wisdom) asset portfolios related to digital solutions in the portfolio
  • Support digital products & analytics teams in terms of data architecture design, integrations, pipelining etc.
  • Enable downstream functionalities such as data analytics, business intelligence and machine learning
  • Closely work with DevOps and Platform team to setup the required capability, capacity and tooling


  • Have led a team of engineers to build and manage the data ecosystem from source till end consumption.
  • Proficient in traditional and big database systems, NoSQL data, data modelling and data warehousing concepts.
  • Worked with scalable architectures (lambda, containers etc.)
  • Preferred: Ability to code in Python, JavaScript; Experience in data extraction, web parsing etc.
  • Strong personal/professional interest in the LSM segments (developing countries, low-income markets, etc.) and agriculture in general.
  • Comfortable working with our tools: AWS, GitLab, Jenkins, Jira, Docker, Python, Airflow.
  • Aligned with our principles: agile, customer-centric, lean, service-oriented architecture, self-organization, transparency.
  • Knowledgeable in applied statistical methods, visualization, database queries and leveraging Excel / PowerPoint / dashboards for communication to stakeholder

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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