Sentinel Fertigation is a dynamic and innovative company committed to providing next generation precision fertigation management solutions that enhance farmer profitability and empower sustainable crop production. Digital innovations powered by software is critical to achieving our mission. As a Software Engineering Intern at Sentinel Fertigation you will contribute on both our Development and Innovation teams to product enhancement and research efforts designed to improve our N-Time™ platform. Creativity, critical thinking, and technical acumen will be critical for succeeding in this position. It is our belief that members of our team perform best when they are given ownership of their role. In this position, you will be given significant responsibility leading to personal and professional growth opportunities that are unmatched by internships at larger organizations. Opportunities for long-term growth with the company are available and interns will be considered for future full-time roles. Join the team and help usher in the future of fertigation.
Contribute to the identification and development of new features and enhancement of existing features
Fix production bugs in a timely manner
Perform and write automated QA/QC tests
Coerce AI-ready datasets from Sentinel Fertigation’s internal data, archives from Sentinel Fertigation’s image providers, and external data from research collaborators
Engineer data pipelines that enable value delivery to the customer and continuous AI implementation
Support data scientists in developing new algorithms, improving algorithm efficiency, and integrating models into continuous implementation.
Sophomore, Junior, or Senior studying computer science, software engineering, agricultural engineering, or other related technical discipline.
Strong verbal communication, written communication, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.
Dedicated learner capable of quickly digesting new concepts and technologies
Experience with Angular, Django (geoDjango), REST, PostgreSQL, Docker, PostGIS strongly preferred
Experience with Microsoft Azure ecosystem (Azure, DevOps, VS Code, etc.) strongly preferred
Experience with open-source Python/Python-API AI and CV libraries (e.g. TensorFlow, OpenCV, PyTorch, Scikit-Learn) preferred
Experience with geospatial data preferred
Self-starter with entrepreneurial spirit who is passionate about our mission.
Diligence in learning and leveraging team and project management software in Microsoft Suite (Teams, OneNote, OneDrive, Planner, etc.)
Strong organizational capabilities
Valid driver’s license with clean driving record.
Compensation, Benefits, & Schedule
Salary: $10,000 total delivered biweekly in equal increments
Duration: May 2023 – August 2023 (flexible with school dates)
Location: Nebraska (preferred) or remote
Schedule: Flexible hours – it’s about getting the job done
Financial and time support of efforts to enhance skillset
Significant opportunity for long-term, full-time employment.
About the Company
Founded in 2021, Sentinel Fertigation is a Lincoln, NE, ag tech startup revolutionizing fertigation management. Through the N-Time™ Fertigation Management System (N-Time™ FMS) platform. Sentinel turns images of the crop canopy into fertigation recommendations that increase nitrogen fertilizer use efficiency. Increased efficiency means an improved bottom line for farm operations and reduced risk of nitrogen loss to the environment. The technology behind Sentinel’s N-Time™ FMS platform was developed at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln and was tested through on-farm research trials with cooperating farmers in Nebraska. Sentinel Fertigation garnered $1.2 million in pre-seed investment and validated its impact through an 8,000-acre paid pilot program including fields in both Nebraska and Kansas during 2022.
Sentinel Fertigation is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, pregnancy, disability, age, veteran status, or other characteristics.
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