As a Sr. Software Engineer for Sentinel Fertigation, you will take ownership over N-Time™ Fertigation Management System (N-Time™ FMS), a web-based software platform that provides imagery-driven fertigation recommendations and helps users efficiently manage fertigation applications in their operation. You will span both the product owner and full-stack software engineering roles as you seek to maintain and improve upon N-Time’s functionality and features in accordance with the product roadmap that you will help develop. This is a salary position in a high-growth startup with an expectation for exceptional, above-and-beyond quality of work that drives an industry leading customer experience. That means you will have significant ownership over your role, opportunities for upward mobility, and valuable experiences for professional growth. Our mission is to help farmers apply fertilizer optimally to ensure their profitability and preservation of the environment. Join our team and create the future of fertigation.
Develop the N-Time FMS product roadmap in collaboration with executive management.
Work with current external contract developers to transition application maintenance and improvements to internal control.
Lead design, development, and deployment of the N-Time FMS web application across UI/UX, back-end, and API integrations.
Lead N-Time FMS mobile application development based on existing structures for the web-application
Manage partnerships in the imagery, fertigation, irrigation, machinery, and ecosystems services verticals to develop API integrations that improve our users’ experience such as:
Seamless prescription transfer to IoT machines
Automated as-applied data transfer and logging
Enabling availability of fertilizer application information for carbon and ecosystems services markets with user participation
Ensure quality of software releases: o Establish and maintain QA/QC testing procedures
Monitoring performance of releases.
Collaborate directly with implementation specialists and end-users to devise feature needs and improvements.
Contribute to the hiring process and managing the software engineering team.
Post-secondary and/or graduate education in engineering or computer science related discipline (B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. all considered)
Experience in the agriculture industry strongly preferred.
Relationship oriented with a selfless mindset that puts customers and ultimately farmers first.
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Demonstrated independent self-starter with entrepreneurial spirit
GDAL and other open-source geospatial libraries
Angular web framework
Geospatial data formats, projections, manipulations, and computations
Microsoft Azure for hosting, infrastructure, integration.
API development and implementation
Working with and managing Agile teams
Source-control technologies such as Git (Azure repository preferred)
Strong prioritization, documentation, organizational, critical thinking, and strategic planning skills
Familiarity with precision agriculture concepts and imagery use in agriculture (grid sampling, management zones, variable rate input prescriptions, informed crop scouting)
Compensation, Benefits, & Schedule
Remote position if needed.
Salary commensurate with skills and experience.
Potential for additional compensation.
Financial and time support of efforts to enhance skillset.
Flexible hours – it’s about getting the job done.
Health and financial benefits will be provided.
About the Company
Founded in 2021, Sentinel Fertigation is a Lincoln, NE, AgTech 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 (average of $29.71/ac improvement in profitability) and reduced risk of nitrogen loss to the environment (43 lb-N/ac less applied). The technology behind Sentinel’s N-Time™ FMS platform was developed at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln and tested through rigorous on-farm research trials with cooperating farmers throughout Nebraska. Sentinel Fertigation is a resident company of The Combine AgTech incubator program and has partnered with Agri-Inject, Inc. – the leader in fertigation pumping equipment – to build out the next generation of precision fertigation technologies.