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Software Engineer

We’re looking for a talented & passionate Software Engineer who will be responsible for designing & delivering high quality code

Posted on:
June 2022
Closing date: 
July 2022
Job title:             Software Engineer
Reporting to:  Software Development Manager
Salary:                 A market competitive package including                                   participation in The Yield’s employee share                                   options plan
Hours:                Full Time
Location:          Sydney with hybrid working available

About us

The Yield is hiring! Come join us as we change the face of agtech and help feed the world without wrecking 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 feed the world without wrecking 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 lifetime 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’re looking for a talented and passionate Software Engineer who will be responsible for designing and delivering high quality code in a timely manner.

The Software Engineer at The Yield will work with the CTO, Software Engineering and Data Science teams to deliver amazing new features and take our product to the next level. You will be a part of a highly creative, agile, human centred development team who values your happiness, growth and personal development.

You’ll be a highly motivated systems thinker who is exceptional at what you do. However, you're still eager to grow and hone in on your skill. You will work with an awesome engineering team who will guide you to take on more responsibility as you learn and grow within the organisation. You will also be someone who considers the customer impact when making decisions and has a real appetite for learning and growing, both as an individual and teammate.


There's no typical working week at The Yield, but here are some of the things you might be working on, day-to-day:

  • Development, release, and maintenance of our applications according to business needs.
  • Design systems that focus on performance, scalability and stability.
  • Build and deploy infrastructure to support the applications.
  • Break down tough problems into simple, and elegant solutions
  • Work in a team of software engineers, data science engineers and DevOps engineers
  • Follow and contribute towards engineering and design guidelines for developing highly scalable, available and fault tolerant systems.
  • Be an example for thorough, meaningful code reviews
  • Mentor less experienced members of the team and reviewing the work of peers.
  • Ensure continuous improvement and development, keeping up with and leveraging new breakthroughs and advances in Machine learning, AI and Deep learning
  • Contribute to a cohesive, diverse, and high-performing team that is genuinely inclusive and gender-balanced
  • Establish good internal and external relationships, communicate verbally and in writing with key stakeholders
  • Be flexible and work independently - we need people who will do whatever it takes to get the job done.


To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Minimum 2+ years of strong coding experience in Python
  • Hands on experience designing and building REST APIs and managing the inherent challenges
  • Strong knowledge and experience of Cloud Technologies (Azure / AWS)
  • Knowledge of Big Data Concepts such as NoSQL databases
  • Experience building scalable and high performance systems
  • Understanding of design patterns across back-end and integration
  • Good understanding on Version control tools; Git and Git workflows
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of CI/CD (Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment)
  • Strong organisational, communication and collaboration skills to build and strengthen working relationships
  • Experience in leading development following Agile/Scrum framework with knowledge across agile concepts and methodologies
  • Ability to thrive in a dynamic and fast-paced environment of product discovery and development
  • Ability to take ownership and work independently
  • Positive, proactive mindset that is passionate about succeeding and expanding your skillset

Skills that are desired but not essential:

  • .NET Core 2 & 3 (and upgrading from 2 to 3)
  • Entity Framework knowledge
  • Working with Cosmos and EventHub


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

• Bachelor or Masters degree in Computer Science or a related field

• Equivalent skills through experience and on the job learning

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

June 2022

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