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Software Engineer - DevOps

We're looking for a DevOps Engineer to work on an enterprise system, shaping the future of agriculture, solving real-world problems

Posted on:
June 12, 2018
Closing date:
July 31, 2018

Job title:                 Software Engineer – DevOps                                                                                                

Reporting to:      Product Development Manager  

Salary:                    A market competitive package including participation in The Yield’s employee share options plan

Hours:                     Permanent Full Time

Location:                Sydney        

About us

The Yield is hiring. Join us on our mission to change the face of agricultural technology, and help feed the world without wrecking the planet.

The world needs to produce 60% more food by 2050 during a time of unprecedented resource constraints and climate change. As an Internet of Things (IoT) agricultural technology company, we help improve our customers’ yields by offering on-farm sensors, analytics and apps as an end-to-end subscription service. Our aim is to be a global leader in intelligent solutions in the agriculture and food industries. We are rolling out solutions across Australia before scaling globally.

We have a highly-focused team that brings together world-leading agriculturists, scientists and technologists. We partner with some of the global giants of technology, including Bosch and Microsoft. We have a strong commitment to open innovation and collaboration, both internally and externally. A core value is that we work with the best and share the rewards.

Our Founder and Managing Director Ros Harvey has spent her life promoting inclusion and diversity at work. Our business is committed to creating the right culture, systems and flexibility for everyone to thrive and reach their full potential - regardless of their gender, race, ethnicity, disability or sexual orientation. We were awarded the Australian Information Industry Association inaugural Tech Diversity Award in 2016 in recognition of our achievements. Check out our video .


We are looking for a DevOps Engineer who is passionate working on an enterprise system that can truly shape the future of agriculture, solving real-world problems.

Our successful DevOps Engineer will undertake vital work, driving repeatability and reducing the time to release of our software engineering team.


1.      Contributing to the overall architecture and design of The Yield’s solutions;

2.      Developing our platform in a maintainable and scalable way, utilising cloud infrastructure to ensure that data is correct and available for use by our applications and predictive models;

3.      Working with the team to automate the build, test and deployment of infrastructure and software in a Microsoft Azure environment;

4.      Creating and managing the Release Train and ensuring migration scripts are created to get features into production reliably;

5.      Ensure all systems are secure and security events are addressed promptly;

6.      Ensuring continuous improvement, leveraging new advances in technology;

7.      Contributing to a cohesive, diverse and high-performing team that is genuinely inclusive and gender-balanced;

8.      Working closely with other team members including Business Analysts, UX Designers, and Platform and Data Science teams to deliver solutions;

9.      Establishing good internal and external relationships, working collaboratively with key stakeholders across the company to deliver The Yield’s product.   



  1. Extensive software development     experience in a DevOps environment (5+ years), with a focus on automation,     back-end development and data driven systems;
  2. Experience building     enterprise-level systems which are reliable, robust and scalable;
  3. A demonstrated understanding of     algorithmic efficiency, distributed systems and coding for scalability and     operability;
  4. Experience building cloud-based     systems (ideally in Microsoft Azure)
  5. Experience with multiple     technologies such as: .NET, C#, Python, SQL and NoSQL databases, Tableau     and a willingness to learn new technologies;
  6. Strong skills in scripting and     automation tools (such as Ansible), configuration management, release     management and version control systems;
  7. Experience with penetration     testing, remediation and prevention of cybersecurity issues;
  8. Strong Linux administration     skills;
  9. Experience with Docker, Kubernetes     and Service Mesh is preferable;
  10. A willingness to embrace and help instil     a Quality and DevOps culture;
  11. Experience with interfacing with     and/or programming in embedded systems.



To be successful in this role you are likely to have a degree in Software Engineering or Computer Science or equivalent experience.

More about you:

You are creative and a natural collaborator. You thrive on solving problems with digital technology for end users – in this case our growers. You will have real-world experience in developing enterprise systems at scale, thriving 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 women and men who share our passion and hire on both skills and values. We are a truly diverse company and are actively striving 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 details.

Enquiries: recruitment@theyield.com

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