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Technical Project Manager

We're looking for an experienced, technology-focussed project manager to manage the delivery of multiple customer contracts.

Posted on:
15
June 2022
Closing date: 
15
July 2022
Job title:              Technical Project Manager
Reporting to:    Chief Technology Officer
Salary:                   Competitive salary to be agreed
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.

Role

We’re looking for a Technical Project Manager who will take ownership of running projects in Data Science and Engineering that will enable The Yield to expand into the US market, as well as helping to raise the project management capability of the whole team and other groups within The Yield. This is a significant role and pivotal to The Yield’s success.

The Yield is launching its services in the USA and then other countries in coming years. The Technical Project Manager will plan and run our projects in collaboration with their peers and the greater team.

This role will take primary responsibility for planning and executing a large development program to enable us to launch in the US and then Europe. You will be involved in the planning and delivery of projects, working with a sophisticated and high powered multi-disciplinary team.

This role will involve coaching the team in planning, estimation and project tracking and reporting. The teams each have good discipline around the use of tools, such as JIRA, for day-to-day task management - you will take this to the next level. You will work in a rapidly growing engineering team, driving key initiatives that are critical to our success.

This is one of the most exciting programs of work with large scope covering advanced cloud software, web and mobile applications and highly specialised data science applied to agtech – one of the most rapidly growing sectors in the world right now.

Responsibilities

1.   Project Management

  • Bring experts together to define, plan and estimate a complex and interactive set of projects to meet our overall objectives
  • Work with the teams to execute on our plans, track and report progress and revise plans as things evolve
  • Help with overall resource management of Data Science and Engineering in collaboration with department managers
  • Coach and mentor the team to improve their capability as a team and help them to grow as individuals in their ability to plan, estimate and report

2.  Process and Tools

  • Work with the team to select, configure and deploy processes, tools and standards for project management within The Yield

3.  Consulting Skills

  • Work with customers to understand their technical environment and bring internal experts to enable customer data integration
  • Collaborate with customers’ technical teams to build solutions together

4.  Communication

  • Communicate with Senior Executives and peers to convey progress, status, ideas, plans and needs.

5.   Planning, Reporting & Delivery

  • Project and resource planning
  • Track and report on progress
  • Work with the broader Project Office

Skills

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • 5+ years’ experience as a Technical Project Manager
  • Experience working in customer facing project management roles bringing solutions together between customers and solution providers
  • Proven ability to plan, estimate and manage multiple projects in a demanding environment
  • Track record of teaching and coaching people in project management
  • Ability to work in a team of highly skilled professional peers, collaborating to deliver complex projects
  • Track record of putting project management systems and practices in place including integrating traditional PM tools with JIRA
  • A strong technical background in software and/or Data Science
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

Skills that will be highly desired but not essential:

  • Commercial consulting experience
  • Supporting a Data Science team with highly scalable production models in place
  • Experience in a helpdesk/network support environment

Qualifications

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

  • Formal qualification in Project Management
  • Bachelor’s 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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