Senior GeoSpatial Engineer (f/m) for Atfarm // Yara Digital Labs

December 19, 2018

About Atfarm

Atfarm ( is on a mission to feed the world in a more sustainable way. We’re starting by making precision farming available to every farmer by combining the latest in satellite imaging with sophisticated algorithms built on decades worth of experience in agronomy (the science of crops). At our core, we help farmers increase their harvest yield whilst using fertiliser more accurately and sustainably.

Atfarm is a new startup venture by Yara International, a leading provider of crop nutrition products, solutions and knowledge to 20 million farmers across 160 countries. With Atfarm you will have the culture and pace of a startup with serious backing and support from Yara International.

We recently launched in France, Germany, Argentina, Bulgaria and Romania. We are rapidly gaining traction and growing our team to accelerate product development and expanding to new markets. This is your chance to join an exciting, high growth venture and help shape the future of agriculture.

You Can/Will

  • Work on the forefront of using satellite imagery for agriculture
  • Analyze and process satellite imagery and geospatial data
  • Build scalable microservices running on AWS
  • Drive and optimize the implementation of geospatial services
  • Help other engineers understand geospatial concepts and impacts
  • Work with Agronomists to improve our algorithms and predictions
  • Find new ways to use remote sensing data to improve farmers’ lives

You Have

  • Three or more years of relevant experience in GIS/related fields
  • Experience in working with geospatial data and remote sensor/satellite data
  • Extensive experience with Python, particularly with microservices running on AWS
  • Extensive knowledge of open-source GIS libraries (Python)
  • Experience with following libraries: numpy, scipy, shapely, rasterio, affine, geojson, skimage
  • Experience with digital image processing techniques and frameworks (Python)
  • Experience with Jupyter Notebook for developing algorithms and writing documentation
  • Experience with OGC Webservices (esp. WMS)
  • Experience working in a cross functional team
  • Full English proficiency (written and spoken skills)
  • Bonus: Familiarity with remote sensing data
  • Bonus: Experience with mapbox.js
  • Bonus: Startup experience

You Are

  • Enjoying figuring out how things work
  • Collaborative and you thrive on self-improvement
  • Values and results driven
  • Open to constructive feedback, both giving and receiving, in a clear and respectful manner
  • Ready to make an impact, take ownership, and you execute with conviction
  • Proactive and constructive even if things get ambiguous

About us

  • Our Tech Stack:
    • Languages and frameworks: Java Spring Boot, Python, Postgres, JavaScript, ReactJS, Go
    • Tools and Services: AWS, GitHub, CircleCI, Jira, Docker, Kubernetes
  • Principles: agile, customer-centric, lean, service-oriented architecture, self-organisation, transparency

As a global organization we actively strive to reflect the diversity in society. We therefore encourage all qualified applicants from all background to apply, and are committed to creating a work environment that fits gender equality and allows combining career progress with the needs of a family or other personal circumstances.

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