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Director, Technology



Software Engineering, IT
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Posted on Saturday, July 6, 2024

Who we are:

We are a bunch of people who really care about agriculture, food and the challenges facing farming. We want to help farmers with data driven decision making to help nature feed a growing population. Join our team of expert engineers, agronomists, entomologists, crop researchers, and data scientists who are continually conducting research to help drive innovation in agriculture.

Semios is a market leader in leveraging the internet-of-things (IoT) and big data to improve the sustainability and profitability of specialty crops. With 500 million data points being reported by our sensors every day, we leverage our big data analytics, such as in-depth pest and disease modeling, to empower tree fruit and tree nut growers with decision-making tools to minimize resources and risks.

Our innovative work has received several industry awards:

One of our partners produced this short video which shows what we do and our positive environmental impact.

We know our journey is only achievable by having a great team who shares ideas, tries new things and learns as we go.

Who you are:

Motivated by meaningful work, you are looking for more than just a job; you want to work for a dynamic, growing company that finds solutions to real-life problems, such as helping the world reduce the use of pesticides and helping nature feed a growing population. Your ideal work environment includes a collaborative team spirit with the opportunity to learn and grow as you take the initiative to try new things.

The Director, Technology is responsible for driving forward the technology strategy to support the corporate strategic plan. This role is responsible for the smooth operations of technology infrastructure, which includes the software development, deployment, infrastructure, and maintenance. The Director establishes the technology architecture and standards for business systems to facilitate the flow of operational data with scalable and dynamic processes that can rapidly evolve to meet changing business requirements.

What you will do:

Leadership & Management

  • Define enterprise architecture and technology standards for a multi-platform, best of breed landscape.
  • Mentor, and develop a multi-disciplinary team to support their professional growth and career development.
  • Monitor operational KPIs to drive continuous improvement.
  • Manage the technology budget to optimize technology investments.
  • Facilitate meetings with senior management and business partners.
  • Research and recommend new technologies, both commercial and open source.

Enterprise Applications & Systems

  • Oversee the enterprise applications and systems operations and lifecycle.
  • Align application roadmaps with enterprise architecture standards.
  • Approve the selection of new technology to ensure compliance and security.
  • Provide feedback on technical design via code reviews & design documents.
  • Architect robust, scalable cloud solutions.
  • Establish and evolve standards for software development.

Business Insights

  • Partner with stakeholders to develop the analytics platform that will provide management insights.
  • Establish best practices for data infrastructure, data design, and visualization with expertise in modern data stacks, including database, semantic layer, and BI front-end.
  • Manage data warehouse and toolsets, including BigQuery, DBT, Looker, Thoughtspot, Sisense, and PowerBI.

Cloud Administration and Cybersecurity

  • Provision, monitor, and maintain cloud infrastructure and services for business systems (e.g., AWS, GCP, Azure).
  • Implement backup and disaster recovery solutions to ensure data protection and business continuity.
  • Conduct risk assessments and security audits to identify vulnerabilities and recommend mitigation strategies.
  • Develop and implement disaster recovery and business continuity protocols to minimize disruption to business operations in the event of emergency situations or data loss.
  • Develop best practice cybersecurity policies and procedures to ensure compliance with regulations and standards.