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IoT Engineer

We are looking for a Customer Support Agent to provide exceptional, effective and efficient support to The Yield's customers

Posted on:
October 2022
Closing date: 
November 2022

Job Title:   IoT Engineer

Hours:        Full Time

Salary:       Competitive salary to be agreed

Location:  Sydney (Remote/Hybrid Working Available)

About us

The Yield is hiring! Come join us as we change the face of agtech and help feed the world and care for the planet.

We’re an agricultural technology company on a mission to transform food and farming practices with scalable digital technology.

We use real time data and AI to power our technology to solve real challenges at farm level and throughout the food chain.

We help commercial growers, input providers and marketers make faster, more informed decisions that impact yield and reduce risk. We do this by providing an integrated set of agtech solutions that sense, analyse and predict on-farm growing conditions, and then deliver information in a usable, insightful format.

The Yield technology combines hardware, data analytics and user-friendly apps. Our agtech solutions can be applied across the food chain to help customers to drive profits and sustainability, scale faster and reduce risk. We help our customers to #growbetter.

We are on the brink of global stardom! We are growing our team and expanding our presence globally. This year we commenced our launch into overseas markets with our Founder and CEO, Ros Harvey, spending much of her time in the US developing customer and investor networks and building our US team.

Our Vision

Our vision is to help feed the world and care for the planet. We plan to do this through sustainable food production with AI-driven decision making on farm and along the supply chain adjusting in real time for weather. We aim to be the essential data and AI platform for large corporate growers in speciality crops globally.

The world needs to produce 60% more food by 2050 to feed the planet at a time of unprecedented resource constraints. We aim to be a global leader in intelligent solutions in the food industry.

The Yield has a highly-focused team combining leading engineers, data scientists, agriculturists and technologists.

We partner with some of the global giants of technology services like Bosch, Yamaha Motor Company and Microsoft. We have a deep commitment to open innovation, collaboration, and diversity. A core value is that we work with the best and share the rewards.

Our Founder and CEO has spent her life promoting inclusion and diversity at work. Our business is committed to creating the right culture, systems and flexibility for everyone regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, disability or sexual orientation to thrive and reach their full potential. We were awarded the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) inaugural #TechDiversity award in 2016 in recognition of our achievements. Check out our videos on our corporate values.


We are looking for a graduate or intermediate software Engineer with a focus on The Internet of Things (IoT).   While some interest or knowledge of hardware and embedded systems would be an advantage the role is primarily focused on the platform/cloud side of the IoT. The main focus will be primarily integration with AgTech and Weather API’s and transformation and processing of time series sensor data at scale.

The Yield has our own on-farm hardware platform and also integrates with 3rd party hardware suppliers. The successful Engineer will work with our IoT Sources team on our microclimate sensing solution (MCSS) and with other agricultural hardware providers and systems.


The IoT Engineer is responsible for:

  • Developing a deep understanding of the systems & software used in The Yield’s IoT/AgTech sensor platform.  
  • Developing new features and maintaining The Yield’s IoT/AgTech sensor platform.
  • Documenting and facilitating knowledge transfer within the team.
  • Running diagnostic tests, investigating faults, and providing technical support.
  • Contributing to a cohesive, diverse and high-performing team that is genuinely inclusive and gender-balanced;
  • Working closely with the Data Science, Product Management, Sales & Marketing and Hardware teams to develop solutions;
  • Establishing good internal and external relationships, communicating verbally and in writing with key stakeholders;
  • Being flexible and able to work independently, we need people who will do whatever it takes to get the job done.


To be successful in this role you must have:

  • Programming experience, primarily Python.
  • Experience both consuming and writing RESTful API’s
  • Development of microservices using Docker/Kubernetes
  • IoT protocols MQTT, AMQP, CoAP etc
  • Knowledge of time series data, processing and databases/lake storage.
  • Experience with networking technologies and RF communications, 4G LTE, 6LoWPAN, LoRa, Mesh protocols, IPv6.
  • Experience in agile scrum & sprint based software development methodologies.
  • Software development best practice, code reviews, unit testing, continuous delivery.
  • Strong problem-solving skills with an understanding of the constraints on developing commercial solutions.
  • Ability to thrive in a dynamic and fast-paced environment of product discovery and development.


To be successful in this role you are likely to have the following:

  • An Engineering Degree in Software or Computer Systems or Electronics.
  • Equivalent skills through experience and on the job learning.

More about you

You are a creative self-starter and a natural collaborator. You thrive on solving problems with digital technology for growers and don’t shy away from anything too complex. You will have real-world experience developing embedded systems at scale.  You thrive in an environment of rapid change and innovation. You aren’t afraid to take responsibility for your work, to stretch yourself and to be challenged. We also hope you love all things food and can relate to producers across the value chain.

More about us

We are looking for talented people who share our passion and hire on both skills and values. We are a truly diverse company and actively strive to be an industry leader in building inclusive technology teams. We offer a supportive and flexible working environment, including giving our staff the tools needed to work remotely.

Check out our LinkedIn company page for further details.

Enquiries: recruitment@theyield.com

October 2022

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