About Syngenta:

Syngenta is a global leader in agriculture; rooted in science and dedicated to bringing plant potential to life. Each of our 28,000 employees in more than 90 countries work together to solve one of humanity’s most pressing challenges: growing more food with fewer resources. A diverse workforce and an inclusive workplace environment are enablers of our ambition to be the most collaborative and trusted team in agriculture. Our employees reflect the diversity of our customers, the markets where we operate and the communities which we serve. No matter what your position, you will have a vital role in safely feeding the world and taking care of our planet. Join us and help shape the future of agriculture.

Syngenta Digital is changing the industry and we want you to be part of one of the leading agtech companies. Digital innovations, data and new technologies will transform the way that crops are managed in the future and enable farmers and agronomists to enhance efficiency and sustainable food production. You will help to develop solutions that turn data into meaningful information and ultimately helps to grow more food with fewer resources.

Role purpose:

To enable this, we are looking for a tech lead to join our Data Platform team. In this role you will be leading the improvement of data platforms (design, architecture, and deployment of critical features) and providing knowledge on efficient development practices while working with our global development teams from both a high level and a hands-on perspective.

The Data Platform team provides enterprise shared services that empower Syngenta’s R&D analytical insights and our commercial facing digital solutions. Your first focus will be on a data platform that provides image management and analysis capabilities.

Leading global development teams is a key success factor for the role, as well as effective stakeholder management.

  • Bachelor or MSc degree in Computer Science, IT or or other related field or relevant equivalent working experience

  • 5+ years’ relevant software engineering working experience

  • Explicit and extensive agile delivery experience

  • Career experience as lead developer working directly with product owner(s)

  • Excellent communications skills

  • Experience delivering applications on micro-service architectures, design patterns and distributed architectures

  • Experience coding in Scala and/or Java

  • Experience with cloud architectures, preferably AWS

  • Experience working with SQL and noSQL databases

  • Experience designing and building RESTful APIs

  • Understanding of container orchestration tools

  • Understanding of Full-Stack development

  • Understanding of Unix commands and scripting

  • Understanding of automation and CI/CD (test and build automation)

What We Offer:

  • Full Benefit Package (Medical, Dental & Vision) that starts the same day you do

  • 401k plan with company match, Profit Sharing & Retirement Savings Contribution

  • Paid Vacation, 12 Paid Holidays, Maternity and Paternity Leave, Education Assistance, Wellness Programs, Corporate Discounts among others

  • A culture that promotes work/life balance, celebrates diversity and offers numerous family-oriented events throughout the year

Syngenta is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

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([...] Location: USA-Illinois-Chicago

Other Locations: USA-North Carolina-Durham

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