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Software Engineer – Front End Developer

The Yield is looking for someone to join our applications team in Sydney as a Front End Developer

Posted on:
September 28, 2017
Closing date:
October 12, 2017

Job title: Software Engineer - Front End Developer

Reporting to: Applications Team Lead 

Hours: Permanent Full-time

Location: Sydney 

About us

The Yield is an award winning AgTech company, based in Surry Hills. We are growing rapidly and offer an amazing cohesive culture, where you can grow, learn and contribute.  We are committed to a culture of diversity, building great products and making a real difference.

Our offering is an Internet of Things (IoT) agricultural technology, to help farmers improve their yields and profitability using a range of on-farm sensors, analytics and apps as an end-to-end subscription service. 

The Yield partner with some of the global giants in technology, including Bosch and Microsoft. We have a strong commitment to open innovation and collaboration, both internally and externally.


We are looking for a Front-End Developer Engineer who is passionate about creating solutions that solve real work problems in agriculture.

As a Front-End Developer in The Yield’s Application Delivery team, you will be involved with and take responsibility for applications that deliver our solutions to users in the aquaculture and agriculture markets. You will be focused on delivering products and solutions that are web or mobile based, working with a multi-disciplinary team to deliver high quality, usable, robust, reliable and scalable applications into production.

We need someone flexible, eager to learn and who will be focused on delivery and quality, doing it the right way not the fastest way. 


The Software Engineer is responsible for:

  1. Contributing to the overall architecture and design of The Yield’s Solutions.
  2. Developing The Yield’s aquaculture and agriculture applications in a maintainable and scalable way, utilising cloud infrastructure.
  3. Working with the team to implement and adhere to engineering best practices such as configuration management, continuous integration, continuous deployment etc.
  4. Work closely with the Platform and Data science teams to deliver solutions.
  5. Ensuring continuous improvement and development, keeping up with and leveraging new breakthroughs and advances in technology.
  6. Contributing to a cohesive, diverse and high-performing team that is genuinely inclusive and gender-balanced.
  7. Establishing good internal and external relationships, and working collaboratively with key stakeholders across the company to deliver The Yield’s product.
  8. Be flexible - we need people who will do whatever it takes to get the job done.


To be successful in this role you must have:

1.       A strong track record (min 3 years’ experience) in development of data driven systems.

2.       Sound understanding of building enterprise quality systems which are usable, reliable, robust and scalable systems.  

3.       Strong problem solving skills with demonstrated ability to take business requirements, identify technical needs and implement efficient and scalable solutions that meet the requirements.

4.       Experience with contemporary software development methodologies and software development best practice such as unit testing and continuous integration.

5.       Experience with and an understanding of multiple front end technologies and languages such as: Angular 2 or 4, Typescript, native or cross platform mobile development (Xamarin), C# and a willingness to learn new languages and technology.

6.       Experience with HTML5 and Responsive Design.

7.       Experience in deploying and administering cloud based or mobile applications.

8.       Interest in IoT technology and data analytics in use in production level systems.


1.       Experience with Graphing and reporting such as Component One or Tableau Reporting experience.

2.       Working Knowledge of RESTful services.

3.       Experience with .Net Core.

4.       Experience MS SQL Server/T-SQL.


To be successful in this role you are likely to have a degree in Software Engineering or Computer Science or equivalent experience.

More about you:

You are creative and a natural collaborator. You thrive on solving problems with digital technology for growers. You will have real-world experience in developing enterprise systems at scale.   You thrive in an environment of rapid change and innovation. You aren’t afraid to take responsibility for your work, to stretch yourself and to be challenged. We also hope you love all things food and can relate to producers across the value chain.

More about us:

We are looking for talented women and men who share our passion and hire on both skills and values. We are a truly diverse company and are actively striving to be an industry leader in building inclusive technology teams. We offer a supportive and flexible working environment, including giving our staff the tools needed to work remotely.

Check out our LinkedIn company page for details.

Enquiries: nradford@launchrecruitment.com.au

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