Director, Software Engineering

  • Terramera
  • Vancouver, BC
  • Dec 03, 2021
Engineering: All Engineering: Software

Job Description




Terramera is actively seeking an experienced Software Engineering leader to create and deliver a suite of applications to support the important work of regenerative agronomists and farmers.

The successful candidate will make a major impact, as their deliverables will contribute to a revolutionary solution aimed to support regenerative agriculture practices and to turn climate change, economic crisis, and food insecurity into opportunities.


Working in close collaboration with Product Management and Business Development, the successful candidate will own and lead the end-to-end product development cycle of a suite of web and mobile applications and be responsible for delivering highly useable and scalable applications.


Reporting to the VP of Operations, the Director, Software Engineering will work closely with other members of our R&D team including Scientists, Software, Machine Learning, GIS, and Robotics Engineers as part of our multi-disciplinary workforce.


  • Overall architecture, design, and quality of applications and data pipelines
  • On time and on spec delivery of product roadmap commitments as well as short term pilot and proof of concept projects
  • Providing scope and complexity assessment as well as time estimates for new systems and feature implementation
  • Prioritization of internal and external feature requests based on the business unit objectives
  • Building a strong client focused engineering culture
  • Ensuring that software that is deployed meets quality standards as well as functional and non-functional requirements
  • Maintaining currency with trends and technology for web and mobile application development
  • Technical leadership, coaching, mentoring, and performance management of the Software Team
  • Performs other related duties and tasks as required


  • Post-secondary degree in Computer Science or related field
  • 10+ years of development experience covering the full cycle of web development and deployment
  • 5+ years of management experience
  • 3+ years of experience with mobile application development (iOS and/or Android)
  • Proven experience with complete design of scalable systems
  • Experience implementing and managing quality assurance programs
  • Experience with database design, offline storage, and data synchronization
  • Excellent analysis and problem-solving skills
  • Strong experience with Agile/Scrum methodologies


  • Understanding of machine learning approaches
  • Understanding of GIS
  • Prior experience with ag tech and the corresponding user base
  • A passion for sustainable food systems and agricultural technology


  • Exceptional communication, teamwork, and follow-up skills
  • Bias for action, experimenting, and rapid prototyping
  • Ability to communicate effectively and work effectively in a cross-functional environment
  • Responsive to feedback and applying it for continuous improvements
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills


  • Vancouver, BC


Terramera is a cleantech leader focused on fusing AI, science and nature to create revolutionary technologies that transform how we grow food and solve other world-scale challenges. With its Actigate™ Targeted Performance technology and mission to unlock the intelligence in nature to ensure a world that thrives and provides for everyone, Terramera is committed to reducing global synthetic chemical loads in agriculture by 80 percent while increasing global farm productivity by 20 percent by 2030. The privately held company was founded in 2010 and has grown to include a world-class bench of engineers, scientists, advisors and investors. Terramera is headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, has integrated operations that include a research lab, greenhouse and farm, and has more than 185 patents in its IP portfolio. 

Our success begins with our people. We’re looking for A-Players who are passionate about making a difference as we are and thrive in environments that are dynamic, challenging and rewarding. Join our movement, as we set a new standard and change the world together as a highly dedicated, innovative, future-focused and solutions-oriented team. 

While we thank all applicants for their interest, only short-listed candidates will be contacted. For more information on Terramera, please visit our website at 

Terramera is committed to a diverse workforce and we are an equal opportunity employer. As we make serious efforts to learn more about how we can increase diversity in our candidate pool, we invite you to voluntarily provide demographic information in a confidential survey at the end of this application.

Providing this information is optional. It will not be used in the hiring process, and has no effect on your opportunity for employment.


  • Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.  

Organization Type



Food & Agriculture

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