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Software Manager - Ag Robotics Start-Up

Company: Advanced.farm
Location: Davis
Posted on: January 5, 2022

Job Description:

We build robots for the next frontier of farming.We are a venture-backed startup based in Davis, CA, and we build robots to address some of farmings toughest tasks. Heres what we can offer to you that you cant get anywhere else:
The chance to transform an industry and improve the lives of millions of farmworkers. First-hand exposure to an endless supply of incredibly challenging technical problems. The pressure to invent cutting-edge solutions to said problems (and mess up along the way). Limitless career upside: you grow as we grow. The chance to live in the burbs of sunny California and ride your bike to a farm for work everyday. A workplace that encourages building, learning and deploying. See your work in the field!
Still interested? Read our mission and the job description below to see if youre a good fit for us!Use your powers for good!

  • Manage complex software engineering R&D projects in robotics and industrial automation.
  • Manage a software engineering team of 5-8 direct reports, some of which lead small teams themselves.
  • Manage scope, schedule, and resources on all software projects in order to hit key milestones.
  • Provide scrappy and clever solutions to overcome roadblocks as they come up; work through problems as an individual contributor and/or mentor. Be prepared to write software and coach others!
  • Develop future engineering team leaders and take on multiple projects as our business grows.Heres what well look for when we select someone to join the team.
    • 3+ years of experience as an individual contributor in software development teams.
    • 3+ years of engineering leadership experience: you have a track record of managing successful teams.
    • Deep technical expertise in Computer Science. BS required, MS preferred.
    • Experience with R&D Engineering team best practices: collaboration (i.e. Git) and project management (Gantt charts, MSFT project)
    • You are organized and have good communication skills. You can both inspire and discipline a team.
    • You are excited to work through problems in the field. Please expect 10% seasonal travel to farms.
    • You take deadlines seriously and like a high risk/high reward environment.
      Legal work status in the US- please do not apply if you need visa sponsorship now or in the future.

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Keywords: Advanced.farm, Davis , Software Manager - Ag Robotics Start-Up, IT / Software / Systems , Davis, California

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