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NXT Farm: Full Stack Django/React Developer

NXT Farm

This is a Full-time position in Waterloo, QC posted February 12, 2021.

About the jobOur company, H2O Geomatics, focuses on making the most cutting edge satellite data available to everyone.

We have developed a revolutionary precision agriculture platform called NXT Farm, which you will be working on.

We are the first in the agtech industry to have developed satellite technology to remotely sense all aspects of crop health.

This has allowed our users to manage all aspects of their crop growth from space.

Our vision for this technology is to have this satellite data be used to autonomously manage all aspects of a farm.

This could more than double the world’s food supply while drastically decreasing the environmental impact.

We are going to be managing millions of acres this upcoming growing season and we need a talented developer to manage all aspects of improving this platform.

We currently have a multitude of extremely experienced advisors which include Chris Hadfield the first Canadian Commander of the ISS, Iain Christie the former CEO of Neptec Design Group, Daniel Debow a VP at Shopify, and many more.We work with many large agriculture companies in all corners of the world from the US and Canada to South Africa and Brazil.

Some of the companies that we currently work with include John Deere, Simplot and Agrimotion.

This position will give you the opportunity to join the team of a very fast growing startup and work on a project that has a huge global impact.

You will be given a lot of autonomy over how you execute your tasks and you will end up working on all aspects of the platform (frontend, backend, cloud infrastructure, etc).

As we expand, you will also have the opportunity to take a larger leadership role within the company.

Furthermore, this role comes with significant equity incentives that will continue to reward you as the company grows.

ResponsibilitiesYour responsibilities will be centered around developing the back-end modules, DevOps (including APIs and microservices), web applications including REST APIs, microservices, and working on the integrations between back-end and front-end systems.

There will be some frontend development using leaflet to display GIS imagery, but it will be a smaller aspect of the role.

Development and implementation of algorithms that process satellite imagery will NOT initially be your responsibility but as you become more experienced we will likely get you involved in looking at this data as well.Requirements*Please note that personal project and co-op experience counts for the times required below
●3+ Years Experience with Python
●3+ Years Experience with Javascript and frontend frameworks.
●3+ Years Experience with relational databases (e.G.

PostgreSQL)
●3+ Years Experience with git.

●2+ Years Experience with Django (Appendices like celery, DRF a must)
●2+ Years Experience with React JS
●1+ Years Experience with Microservices and REST API Architecture
●1+ Years Experience with Docker
●1+ Years Experience working with cloud computing (e.G.

AWS, Preferably GCP )
●Proficiency in CI/CD and related tools
●An excellent team player who is committed to working in a group
●Full professional proficiency in English
●A valid work permit for working in Canada for at least 12 months
●Motivated, hard-working, fast-learning, and loves thinking out of the box.Other Useful Assets:
●Experience with other Python web frameworks (e.G.

Flask, Django)
●Experience with data structures, object-oriented design and design patterns
●Experience with common GIS frameworks (e.G.

Leaflet, PostGIS etc)What We Offer:
●Mission: You will be taking a leading role in a company that seeks to revolutionize the way that we produce our food.

Our ultimate goal is to create food security globally through the use of the most cutting edge space technology that’s available.
●Education: You will gain experience working with a commercialized web platform at all levels.

You will not only gain development experience but also get a unique insight into running the business as a whole and the decision making that goes into making a successful commercial product.
●Peers: You will be working alongside graduate level GIS developers, sales and marketing staff as well as the company leadership.

You will get the opportunity to interact with all of our partner companies and even clients.

Using this you will be able to build an extensive network in the Canadian Startup ecosystem.
●Benefits: We provide a benefits package offered by Manulife Canada which is completely covered by the company.
●Office: Our office is at 14 Erb St W, Waterloo ON.

This is out of a startup ecosystem called Communitech Datahub.

We do also allow for full work from home due to the current COVID situation