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    Company Name: 
    Category: 
    Software & Web Development
    Status: 
    Full-Time
    Contact Email: 
    laurakahn@granular.ag
    Description: 
    More than 7 billion people depend on farms for healthy and affordable food. By 2050, the global population will reach 9.4 billion and farmers will need new ways to deliver on this demand.  They’ll be seeking options that are economically viable and that will help them remain environmentally sustainable. Granular's software meets this need, making farmers more efficient.
     
    We're looking for a Software Engineer - Cloud to join our growing team. You will be an integral part of Granular's success, and this is a unique opportunity to accelerate your career in a fast-paced environment with a team full of passionate, committed people who are excited to transform agriculture!
     
    What You’ll Get To Do:
    • Partner with other engineers to identify the optimal cloud infrastructure, networking and storage design for each solution
    • Develop tooling to enable product development teams to build and deploy software as quickly and efficiently as possible
    • Collaborate daily with fellow team members to drive best practices and identify innovative strategies for successful delivery
    Our Ideal Candiadate:
    • Experience designing and building tooling and infrastructure for cloud platforms (AWS, Azure, GCE or similar).
    • Experience with Unix/Linux operating systems internals and administration
    • Expertise in Python or any other compiled language e.g. Go
    • Experience with deployment and orchestration technologies (Kubernetes, Docker, Jenkins, Salt, etc)
    • Demonstrated ability to implement robust, effective, and high quality solutions
    • Systematic problem-solving approach, coupled with strong communication skills and a sense of ownership and drive
    • Experience automating manual or time consuming processes
    • Experience managing Kubernetes clusters is preferred
    • Experience orchestrating build/deployment of complex, distributed applications is preferred
    • Experience with automated testing frameworks and methodology is preferred
    Perks and Benefits:
    • Upward mobility.  We are growing quickly and need talent who can take on increasingly challenging and rewarding roles
    • Generous Vacation
    • 401k Matching Program
    • Commuter Benefit Program and Stipend
    • Employer sponsored Medical, Dental, and Vision
    • Vision and Dental FSA and Dependent Care FSA
    • Family, Maternity and Paternity Leave
    • Paid Adoption Leave and Adoption Assistance
    • Dependent care for business travel
    • Learning and Development Programs
    • Tuition Reimbursement Programs
    • Open floor plan, dog-friendly offices
    Who We Are:
     
    Granular combines the leadership and innovation of experienced entrepreneurs, advisors, and investors with the meaningful insights of farmers, agronomists, data scientists and engineers.  
     
    Our internal team has the rebellious, innovative business and technical acumen that defines Silicon Valley; this expertise has produced products including Granular Business, Granular Agronomy, AcreValue, and AgStudio.
     
    Founded in February 2014, and backed by leading VC’s like Andreessen Horowitz and Google Ventures, Granular is an independent subsidiary of Corteva, a spin off of DowDuPont™.  We currently have offices in San Francisco, CA, Champaign, IL, Des Moines, IA and Cumming, GA. Learn more about our company and people here! 
     
    This position is specifically for the Research Park location in Champaign, IL: https://boards.greenhouse.io/granular/jobs/1492221

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  • 01/16/19--11:16: Software Engineer, Cloud
  • Company Name: 
    Category: 
    Software & Web Development
    Status: 
    Full-Time
    Contact Email: 
    laurakahn@granular.ag
    Description: 
    More than 7 billion people depend on farms for healthy and affordable food. By 2050, the global population will reach 9.4 billion and farmers will need new ways to deliver on this demand.  They’ll be seeking options that are economically viable and that will help them remain environmentally sustainable. Granular's software meets this need, making farmers more efficient.
     
    We're looking for a Software Engineer - Cloud to join our growing team in Champaign, IL. You will be an integral part of Granular's success, and this is a unique opportunity to accelerate your career in a fast-paced environment with a team full of passionate, committed people who are excited to transform agriculture!
     
    What You’ll Get To Do:
    • Partner with other engineers to identify the optimal cloud infrastructure, networking and storage design for each solution
    • Develop tooling to enable product development teams to build and deploy software as quickly and efficiently as possible
    • Collaborate daily with fellow team members to drive best practices and identify innovative strategies for successful delivery
    Our Ideal Candidate:
    • Experience designing and building tooling and infrastructure for cloud platforms (AWS, Azure, GCE or similar).
    • Experience with Unix/Linux operating systems internals and administration
    • Expertise in Python or any other compiled language e.g. Go
    • Experience with deployment and orchestration technologies (Kubernetes, Docker, Jenkins, Salt, etc)
    • Demonstrated ability to implement robust, effective, and high quality solutions
    • Systematic problem-solving approach, coupled with strong communication skills and a sense of ownership and drive
    • Experience automating manual or time consuming processes
    • Experience managing Kubernetes clusters is preferred
    • Experience orchestrating build/deployment of complex, distributed applications is preferred
    • Experience with automated testing frameworks and methodology is preferred
    Perks and Benefits:
    • Upward mobility.  We are growing quickly and need talent who can take on increasingly challenging and rewarding roles
    • Generous Vacation
    • 401k Matching Program
    • Commuter Benefit Program and Stipend
    • Employer sponsored Medical, Dental, and Vision
    • Vision and Dental FSA and Dependent Care FSA
    • Family, Maternity and Paternity Leave
    • Paid Adoption Leave and Adoption Assistance
    • Dependent care for business travel
    • Learning and Development Programs
    • Tuition Reimbursement Programs
    • Open floor plan, dog-friendly offices
    Who We Are:
     
    Granular combines the leadership and innovation of experienced entrepreneurs, advisors, and investors with the meaningful insights of farmers, agronomists, data scientists and engineers.  
     
    Our internal team has the rebellious, innovative business and technical acumen that defines Silicon Valley; this expertise has produced products including Granular Business, Granular Agronomy, AcreValue, and AgStudio.
     
    Founded in February 2014, and backed by leading VC’s like Andreessen Horowitz and Google Ventures, Granular is an independent subsidiary of Corteva, a spin off of DowDuPont™.  
     

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    Company Name: 
    Category: 
    Data/Analytics
    Status: 
    Internship
    Contact Email: 
    laurakahn@granular.ag
    Description: 

    More than 7 billion people depend on farms for healthy and affordable food. By 2050, the global population will reach 9.4 billion and farmers will need new ways to deliver on this demand.  They’ll be seeking options that are economically viable and that will help them remain environmentally sustainable. Granular's software meets this need, making farmers more efficient.

    We’re growing quickly and looking for a Summer Intern to build out the knowledge base of our high-achieving and fast-moving employees. In this role you will be responsible for supporting multiple teams by researching and creating learning resources around agricultural data and information. Additionally, you may identify, research, and develop solutions for employee knowledge and skills gaps. You’ll work with the Learning & Development manager, while collaborating with other managers, to gather data, design materials and install them on an online learning platform. The ideal candidate will be an energetic, positive, creative, and performance-driven self-starter who can work independently.

    What You’ll Get To Do:

    • Support our L&D team by collecting, researching, and analyzing current agricultural markets, industry and communities
    • Creating learning resources in a variety of formats to solve employee knowledge needs
    • Other duties as assigned
    • Work out of our Champaign, IL or our San Francisco, CA office

    Our Ideal Candidate:

    • Currently enrolled in a Bachelor’s degree program, at a leading university with a recognized agricultural reputation
    • Working knowledge of agricultural practices, either through job experience, community background or current studies
    • Comfortable calling professors, farmers, and farmland professionals to investigate agricultural details
    • Track record of academic excellence
    • Strong technical & high attention to detail skills
    • Demonstrated ability to research and problem solve with minimal oversight
    • Previous experience as a teaching assistant or researcher is a plus but not required
    • General familiarity with the Google suite (Drive, gmail, etc.) and basic video applications (QuickTime, etc.) is preferred but not required
    • Available to work 40 hours per week
    • Goal-oriented and self-motivated
    • Effective communicator with strong interpersonal skills
    • Comfortable in a fast-paced environment

    Who We Are:

    Granular combines the leadership and innovation of experienced entrepreneurs, advisors, and investors with the meaningful insights of farmers, agronomists, data scientists and engineers.  

    Our internal team has the rebellious, innovative business and technical acumen that defines Silicon Valley; this expertise has produced products including Granular BusinessGranular AgronomyAcreValue, and AgStudio.

    Founded in February 2014, and backed by leading VC’s like Andreessen Horowitz and Google Ventures, Granular is an independent subsidiary of Corteva, a spin off of DowDuPont™.  

    To apply, please visit: https://boards.greenhouse.io/granular/jobs/1419166


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    Category: 
    Software & Web Development
    Status: 
    Full-Time
    Contact Email: 
    Please Apply Online
    Description: 
    Date: Dec 20, 2018
    Location: Champaign, IL, US, 61822
    Company: John Deere
     
    There are 7 billion people on this planet. And by 2050, there will be 2 billion more... many moving into urban centers at an unprecedented rate. Making sure there is enough food, fiber and infrastructure for our rapidly growing world is what we’re all about at John Deere. And it’s why we’re investing in our people and our technology like never before in our 175-year history. Here the world’s brightest minds are tackling the world’s biggest challenges. If you believe one person can make the world a better place, we’ll put you to work. RIGHT NOW.
     
    Primary Location: United States (US) - Illinois (US-IL) - Champaign 
    Function: Product Engineering
    Title: Senior Staff Software Engineer - 33533
     
    Your Responsibilities
     
    As a Senior Staff Software Engineer at John Deere, you will create software architectures, define algorithms, and work to develop software modules for our most sophisticated control and automation features.  In addition you will:
    • Provide technical leadership and direction to the development team
    • Define subsystem interface requirements
    • Translate system requirements into logical design
    • Lead the creation of the next generation vehicle architecture
    • US Visa sponsorship IS available for this position.
    What Skills You Need:
    • 10 or more years of production embedded software/controls development including model based software development (ex. Matlab/Simulink/Stateflow/Embedded Coder)
    • 10 or more years of Embedded C/C++ software experience (hand-code)
    • Ability and willingness to travel up to 25% (both domestic and internationally)
    What Makes You Stand Out
     
    Other areas of experience or interest that will help us place you on the right team include:
    • Experience with AUTOSAR architecture, concepts, tools and production implementation
    • Experience with CAN and other vehicle buses
    • Experience working in an Agile environment as part of a Scrum team
    • Qt development experience
    • Experience working in global teams
    • Experience with requirements gathering tools (ex. PREEvision, PTC Integrity, SysML Tools, etc.)
    • Education (or equivalent work experience)
    Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering
    Masters or PhD in Electrical or Computer Engineering
     
    What You'll Get
     
    At John Deere, you are empowered to create a career that will take you to where you want to go. Here, you'll enjoy the freedom to explore new projects, the support to think outside the box and the advanced tools and technology that foster innovation and achievement. We offer comprehensive relocation and reward packages to help you get started on your new career path. Click here to find out more about our Total Rewards Package.
     
    The information contained herein is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and qualifications required of individuals performing the job. The qualifications detailed in this job description are not considered the minimum requirements necessary to perform the job, but rather as guidelines.
     
    John Deere is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.
     
    Nearest Major Market: Champaign 
    Nearest Secondary Market: Urbana 
    Job Segment: Developer, Engineer, Software Engineer, Electrical, Embedded, Technology, Engineering
     
    This posting is specifically for the Research Park location in Champaign, IL. To apply, please visit: https://jobs.deere.com/job/Moline-Senior-Staff-Software-Engineer-IL-61265/435035100/

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  • 01/16/19--13:09: Low Latency Architect
  • Company Name: 
    Category: 
    Science
    Status: 
    Full-Time
    Contact Email: 
    resume-hadoop@oath.com
    Description: 
    Oath, a subsidiary of Verizon, is a values-led company committed to building brands people love. We reach over one billion people around the world with a dynamic house of media and technology brands. A global leader in digital and mobile, Oath is shaping the future of media.
    Verizon Media Group, is committed to building brands people love. We reach over one billion people around the world with a dynamic house of 50+ media and technology brands. A global leader in digital and mobile, Verizon Media Group is shaping the future of media.
     
    We are looking for experienced and motivated software engineers to help build a highly scalable and robust next generation Big Data stack to power Verizon Media Group’s data processing needs. The qualified engineer would work on one or more of the following open source projects: Hadoop Core (Common, Mapreduce, YARN, HDFS), Pig, HCatalog, Oozie, Hive, Hbase, Storm,  Spark, Kafka, Flink, etc.
     
    Verizon Media Group’s Big Data stack powers the most demanding Big Data applications in the industry. These applications run on some of the largest Hadoop clusters ever built! 50,000 nodes strong and several N-thousand node clusters bring scalable computing to a whole new level. Verizon Media Group pioneered this level of scale with Hadoop and continues to be a key leader in this space.  
     
    If you have strong distributed systems background, love to solve complex and challenging problems, can work independently, and want to participate in some of the most exciting open source projects, we want to hear from you!. If you want to work with an open source big data technology stack and get a deep understanding of cloud computing, this is the job for you.
     
    As a software engineer in Verizon Media Group’s Big Data team, you will work alongside the leaders in these open source projects. The team is made up of several PMCs (Program Management Committee members) and Committers in these key Apache open source projects. This leadership position keeps Verizon Media Group in the forefront of these projects both directionally and technically.   
     
    Job Qualifications
    • B.S. in Computer Science equivalent or higher with solid academic background, excellent problem solving skills with top of the class computer science knowledge
    • Strong object oriented programming skills in C++/Java
    • 10+ years experience in software development
    • Strong experience in a big data technology stack
    • Must be able to independently develop high quality components of the system
    • Fast learner, who can quickly come up to speed with different technologies & develop prototypes as required
    • Excellent verbal, written, and communication/presentation skills
    • Strong sense of commitment and responsibility
    • Excellent debugging/testing skills, and excellent analytical and problem solving skills
     
    Verizon Media Group is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against based on, age, race, gender, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or any other protected category. Verizon Media Group is dedicated to providing an accessible environment for all candidates during the application process and for employees during their employment. Please let us know if you need a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or participate in the application process.
     
    Currently work for Verizon Media Group? Please apply on our internal career site.
     
    Oath is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against based on, age, race, gender, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or any other protected category. Oath is dedicated to providing an accessible environment for all candidates during the application process and for employees during their employment. Please let us know if you need a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or participate in the application process.
     

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    Company Name: 
    Category: 
    Science
    Status: 
    Full-Time
    Contact Email: 
    resume-hadoop@oath.com
    Description: 
    Millions of people visit the Yahoo homepage for news, sports, finance, email, and more.
    Verizon Media Group, is committed to building brands people love. We reach over one billion people around the world with a dynamic house of 50+ media and technology brands. A global leader in digital and mobile, Verizon Media Group is shaping the future of media.
     
    We are looking for experienced and motivated software engineers to help build a highly scalable and robust next generation Big Data stack to power Verizon Media Group’s data processing needs. The qualified engineer would work on one or more of the following open source projects: Hadoop Core (Common, Mapreduce, YARN, HDFS), Pig, HCatalog, Oozie, Hive, Hbase, Storm,  Spark, Kafka, Flink, etc.
     
    Verizon Media Group’s Big Data stack powers the most demanding Big Data applications in the industry. These applications run on some of the largest Hadoop clusters ever built! 50,000 nodes strong and several N-thousand node clusters bring scalable computing to a whole new level. Verizon Media Group pioneered this level of scale with Hadoop and continues to be a key leader in this space.  
     
    If you have strong distributed systems background, love to solve complex and challenging problems, can work independently, and want to participate in some of the most exciting open source projects, we want to hear from you!. If you want to work with an open source big data technology stack and get a deep understanding of cloud computing, this is the job for you.
     
    As a software engineer in Verizon Media Group’s Big Data team, you will work alongside the leaders in these open source projects. The team is made up of several PMCs (Program Management Committee members) and Committers in these key Apache open source projects. This leadership position keeps Verizon Media Group in the forefront of these projects both directionally and technically.   
     
     
    Job Qualifications
    • B.S. in Computer Science equivalent or higher with solid academic background, excellent problem solving skills with top of the class computer science knowledge
    • Strong object oriented programming skills in C++/Java
    • 10+ years experience in software development
    • Strong experience in a big data technology stack
    • Must be able to independently develop high quality components of the system
    • Fast learner, who can quickly come up to speed with different technologies & develop prototypes as required
    • Excellent verbal, written, and communication/presentation skills
    • Strong sense of commitment and responsibility
    • Excellent debugging/testing skills, and excellent analytical and problem solving skills
    Verizon Media Group is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against based on, age, race, gender, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or any other protected category. Verizon Media Group is dedicated to providing an accessible environment for all candidates during the application process and for employees during their employment. Please let us know if you need a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or participate in the application process.
     
    Currently work for Verizon Media Group? Please apply on our internal career site. ​
     
    Oath is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against based on, age, race, gender, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or any other protected category. Oath is dedicated to providing an accessible environment for all candidates during the application process and for employees during their employment. Please let us know if you need a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or participate in the application process.
     

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  • 01/16/19--13:18: Software Dev Engineer II
  • Company Name: 
    Category: 
    Software & Web Development
    Status: 
    Full-Time
    Contact Email: 
    resume-hadoop@oath.com
    Description: 
    Oath, a subsidiary of Verizon, is a values-led company committed to building brands people love. We reach over one billion people around the world with a dynamic house of 50+ media and technology brands. A global leader in digital and mobile, Oath is shaping the future of media.
     
    We are looking for experienced and motivated software engineers to help build a highly scalable and robust next generation Big Data stack to power Oaths data processing needs. The qualified engineer would work on one or more of the following open source projects: Hadoop Core (Common, Mapreduce, YARN, HDFS), Pig, HCatalog, Oozie, Hive, Hbase, Storm, or Spark.
     
    Oath’s Big Data stack powers the most demanding Big Data applications in the industry. These applications run on some of the largest Hadoop clusters ever built! 50,000 nodes strong and several multi-thousand node clusters bring scalable computing to a whole new level. Oath pioneered this level of scale with Hadoop and continues to be a key leader in this space.  
     
    If you have strong distributed systems background, love to solve complex and challenging problems, can work independently, and want to participate in some of the most exciting open source projects, we want to hear from you!. If you want to work with Hadoop, Storm, or Spark and get a deep understanding of cloud computing, this is the job for you.
     
    As a software engineer in Oath’s Big Data team, you will work alongside the leaders in these open source projects. The team is made up of several PMCs (Program Management Committee members) and Committers in these key Apache open source projects. This leadership position keeps Oath in the forefront of these projects both directionally and technically. Working in this sort of open source environment is an amazing opportunity to learn from the best; AND to immediately begin contributing to some of the most active Apache projects. 
     
    Job Qualifications
    • B.S. in Computer Science equivalent or higher with solid academic background, excellent problem solving skills with top of the class computer science knowledge
    • Strong object oriented programming skills in C++/Java
    • 5+ years experience in software development
    • Must be able to independently develop high quality components of the system
    • Fast learner, who can quickly come up to speed with different technologies & develop prototypes as required
    • Excellent verbal, written, and communication/presentation skills
    • Strong sense of commitment and responsibility
    • Excellent debugging/testing skills, and excellent analytical and problem solving skills
     
    Oath is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against based on, age, race, gender, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or any other protected category. Oath is dedicated to providing an accessible environment for all candidates during the application process and for employees during their employment. Please let us know if you need a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or participate in the application process.
     

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    Company Name: 
    Category: 
    Software & Web Development
    Status: 
    Full-Time
    Contact Email: 
    resume-hadoop@oath.com
    Description: 
    Oath, a subsidiary of Verizon, is a values-led company committed to building brands people love. We reach over one billion people around the world with a dynamic house of 50+ media and technology brands. A global leader in digital and mobile, Oath is shaping the future of media.
    A Little About Us
     
    Oath includes many of the premier destinations on the Internet (Yahoo, Huffington Post, Engadget, etc.). This means that we rely on massively scalable, widely distributed, highly performant, and efficient software systems.  If you want to help solve complex software problems for systems like these, we are looking for you.
     
    Oath’s Advertising & Data Systems team works on one of the biggest online advertising data sets in the world. We are responsible for providing fast, clean, and relevant data for Oath’s advertising businesses.  We are developing next generation technologies to enrich our advertiser and user experience through complex, scalable ad platforms, with ever growing and interesting challenges.
     
    A Lot About You
     
    We're looking for world-class, fun-loving engineers to join our team in Champaign, Illinois where you will have the opportunity to help develop high speed advertising data solutions from data collection to large scale data manipulation to long term data storage and low-latency retrieval, reporting, and analytical systems.
     
    We are looking for software engineers at various experience levels to analyze requirements; investigate optimal software solutions; architect, design, implement and test those solutions; and support our globally deployed data collection and handling software.
     
    Your Day
     
    You will spend your days doing things like:
    • Working through documents and conversations with colleagues to understand product requirements for new features
    • Shaping those requirements into design documents and software implementation
    • Testing and debugging both your own software and some written by others
    • Analyzing and refactoring existing software to enhance its reliability, performance, supportability, and operability
    • Playing with your friends in some of our local games and contests, from trivia to table tennis, puzzle building, escape rooms and more.
    • Helping your team figure out priorities and processes and what’s next
     
    You Must Have
    • A solid Computer Science foundation in data structures and algorithms, object oriented programming, and modern software engineering practices from your achievement of obtaining a degree in CS or a similar engineering pursuit.
    • The ability to use an object oriented programming language like Java or C++, scripting languages like Python or Perl, and Unix or Linux systems.
    • Excellent design, coding, debugging and testing skills
    • The expertise to manipulate data through query languages
    • Facility with data concepts such as joins, aggregation, projection, and explosion
    • The ability to work with large-scale distributed systems
    • Solid written and verbal communication skills
    • Excellent problem solving and organizational skills
    • Great team-working capabilities in an agile development environment
    • Willingness to engage productively with others in the industry through the mechanisms of open source software
    • The passion to build great products, work with great people and change the world
     
    If this describes you, then we have a career for you at our place.
     

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  • 01/18/19--10:00: Data Modeler
  • Company Name: 
    Category: 
    Data/Analytics
    Status: 
    Full-Time
    Contact Email: 
    brandon.dohman@syngenta.com
    Description: 

     

    Job Description- Data Modeler (1802611)
     
    About Syngenta:
     
    Syngenta is a leading agriculture company helping to improve global food security by enabling millions of farmers to make better use of available resources. Through world class science and innovative crop solutions, our 28,000 people in over 90 countries are working to transform how crops are grown.   We are committed to rescuing land from degradation, enhancing biodiversity and revitalizing rural communities.
     
    About this Job:
     
    The Data Modeler understands, designs, and implements logical and physical models.
     
    Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
     
    Able to translate logical models into physical models, adding appropriate physical objects needed to create the objects within the data store (e.g. indexes, sequences, etc.)
     
    Qualifications
    • Strong experience with SQL (Oracle, PostgreSQL, MS-SQL, etc.)
    • Understands data warehousing (conformed dimensional modeling, data vault)
    • Experience with NoSQL technologies (JSON, XML, Hive, Pig, etc.)
    • Desire to work with Agile/DevOps management practices, in a very      collaborative environment
     
    Additional Knowledge, Skills, Traits & Abilities:
    • PostgreSQL
    • SAP Power Designer
    • Past experience in SAP data models
    • Past experience in agriculture domain
     
    PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING LINK LISTS THE POSITION FOR GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA, HOWEVER THIS POSITION IS OFFERED SPECIFICALLY ON THE RESEARCH PARK JOB BOARD FOR THE SYNGENTA LOCATION AT RESEARCH PARK IN CHAMPAIGN, IL.
     

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  • 01/18/19--10:01: Data Architect
  • Company Name: 
    Category: 
    Data/Analytics
    Status: 
    Full-Time
    Contact Email: 
    brandon.dohman@syngenta.com
    Description: 

    About Syngenta:

     
    Syngenta is a leading agriculture company helping to improve global food security by enabling millions of farmers to make better use of available resources. Through world class science and innovative crop solutions, our 28,000 people in over 90 countries are working to transform how crops are grown.   We are committed to rescuing land from degradation, enhancing biodiversity and revitalizing rural communities.
     
    About this Job:
     
    Along with the Digital Data team, collaborations and partnerships deliver the next generation data platform for Syngenta. As part of the Syngenta Digital Data team, the role enables integration of data sources with next generation approaches and technologies across functional boundaries and enables researchers and decision makers to solve ever more complex problems and make decisions that impact business outcomes. 
     
    Essential Duties & Responsibilities: 
    • Architecture of Syngenta ontologies to support our data ecosystem and integrate business data. External data ontologies will be integrated as needed
    • Design and own the Architecture Principles, Standards and Guidelines for Ontologies following Industry best practice
    • Contributes to topologies and vocabularies by mapping metadata, enabling linked data and mining for data both internally and externally
    • Develop, manage, integrate and map ontologies and metadata schemas for organizing and enriching content assets
    • Contribute to data integration and mapping efforts to harmonize taxonomy from multiple domains and incorporate metadata into topical, named entity, and geographic ontologies
    • Contribute to the architecture of a unified, industrial strength scheme for existing and future data and advise on the development of use cases
    • Identify and build excellent partnerships with external collaborators and vendors
    • Be the expert representative on Ontology and Meta data matters in the Architecture Design Authority
    • Play a leadership role in a network of data professionals
    • Serve as an ambassador for data standards, data access and integration within the company
    • Represent Syngenta in ontology communities
    • Lead ontology related projects and improvement initiatives within DDA, and Digital and guide the business as required
    • Influence technology investment and implementation to support integrated ontology management
    • Maintain and update data and models according to industry best practice
    • Specify mappings between different ontologies
    • Designing tools for ontology exploration
    • Designing a data quality strategy and implementation plan
    • Implementation of the data quality strategy
    • Curating, organizing and classifying data with appropriate ontologies
    • Understand and adhere to industry standards
    • Develop and implement Syngenta ontology standards
     
    Qualifications
     
    Critical knowledge
     
    • Ability to define strategy and requirements
    • Know how to define a metadata architecture
    • Know how to create a meta model
    • Experience in applying metadata standards
    • Able to manage metadata stores
    • Creation and maintenance of metadata ability
    • Know approaches to integrate metadata
    • Ability to work with others to distribute and deliver metadata
    • Know how to query and analyze metadata
    • Experience in analyzing and using metadata repository management tools
    • Understanding of data lineage
    • Understanding requirements of metadata for big data ingest
    • Ability to evaluate and write metadata standards and guidelines
    • Ability to design appropriate KPIs that speak to business success
     
    Critical experience
     
    • MSc or PhD in information science related discipline, computer science or equivalent experience
    • Experience working in multiple domains such as Life Sciences, Commercial, Supply Chain is a plus
    • At least 3 to 5 years of experience working in an information architecture environment, with at least 2 years + in advanced metadata and data management technologies
    • Experience with ontology development and best practice
    • Strong understanding of system development lifecycle, project management approaches (especially Agile) and requirements design and testing techniques
    • Ability to quickly understand needs of Syngenta business and strategic imperatives in order to design ontologies to support these
    Critical technical, professional and personal capabilities
    • Very strong communication and facilitation skills with the ability to present new ideas with confidence
    • Ability to communicate with a wide range of people across geography and discipline, both internally and externally. Ability to express technical concepts to non-technical audience
    • Able to influence and work effectively in teams
    • Ability to learn new technical areas quickly
    • Ability to analyses situations, to see opportunities for improvement and to identify actions to realize goals
    • Business acumen and a strong drive to achieve business outcomes
    • Ability to work in an agile, rapidly changing organization
     
    Critical success factors & key challenges
     
    • Ontology design, development and implementation is recognized as a key process enabling and integrating capability in Syngenta R&D
    • Work with key stakeholders to agree priorities and a transformational road map for Data Architecture and Ontology management within Data and Analytics to support our internal and external digital platforms
    • Provide leadership for data and information architecture enabling key business processes across the company, using large programmers and initiatives as a platform for implementation, in particular for a new data ecosystem that will be implemented across the company
     
    Additional Knowledge, Skills, Traits & Abilities:
     
    • The role is global and requires virtual and face to face connection with the wider Syngenta community. It is expected to involve of some travel and utilization of virtual technology with other time zones
    • This role will interact with a wide variety of other roles and job families. Business acumen is critical as well as the ability to work flexibly within a global team
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    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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    If you need assistance during the application process, please contact the Service Desk at na.sta_pc_team@syngenta.com
     
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    PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING LINK LISTS THE POSITION FOR DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA, HOWEVER THIS POSITION IS OFFERED SPECIFICALLY ON THE RESEARCH PARK JOB BOARD FOR THE SYNGENTA LOCATION AT RESEARCH PARK IN CHAMPAIGN, IL.