Senior Software Engineer

Senior Software Engineer

Ames, IA – Full Time

Job Posting: 7/28/2022                                  FLSA Status: Salaried, Exempt

Location: Ames, IA                                          Supervisory: Yes

Team:  Software Engineering                         Reports to: Software Engineering Manager

The Culture

Ag Leader was born from a passion and determination to transform agriculture forever. In 1992, Ag Leader changed the industry by bringing real-time yield data to farmers’ fingertips. Today, more than 30 years later, Ag Leader has become a global team that provides year-round solutions to help farmers plan, plant, apply, and harvest more efficiently and profitably. We are improving the lives of farmers. We are increasing the efficiency of production agriculture around the world. And we aren’t slowing down. Ready to use your talent to implement change? Join our team of innovators revolutionizing agriculture.

The Opportunity

To work on a cross-functional team building software products that help farmers maximize profit and field productivity as a Senior Software Engineer. In this position you, along with your teammates, will be responsible for designing and delivering quality, innovative solutions to customer needs. In addition, you will serve as a mentor for your teammates and a technical expert for the department. This is a challenging opportunity to gain experience and expertise in a variety of programming environments related to development in embedded devices and Linux. There will be opportunities to participate in training and personal development.

The Right Person Will

  • Contribute in a cross-functional team environment
  • Commit to bringing their best every day
  • Delight in problem solving no matter the problem
  • Be flexible and willing to work in a variety of programming languages
  • Give and receive constructive feedback to others


  • Mentor and teach less experienced team members in new product development as an equal
  • Lead the team through designing, implementing, and testing innovative solutions to customer needs
  • Participate in discussions and initiatives with other technical leaders, working to improve our technical solutions and development process
  • Technically assist team members in troubleshooting software solutions
  • Evaluate the implementation of a design through code reviews
  • Deliver high-quality working code within a sprint boundary
  • Demonstrate working features to a wide audience within the company
  • Show courage and openness by actively participating in retrospectives and code reviews, focusing on growth of yourself and your team


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited academic institution in computer science, software engineering, or other engineering discipline
  • 5 years or more experience in product development focused on software products
  • 5+ years’ experience and strong understanding of C++
  • Professional experience working with Linux and embedded systems
  • Additional areas of interest
    • Python experience
    • Knowledge of geospatial functions and concepts
    • Foundations in math concepts

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September 14, 2022

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