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Technical Architect

Rantizo is a venture-backed agtech startup based in Iowa City, IA that uses UAVs to apply liquid and dry inputs for agricultural purposes. Rantizo currently operates in 18 states and is actively expanding based on market feedback and customer data.

Rantizo is building custom hardware solutions to extend the capabilities of the UAVs used by our network of applicators to provide for maximum efficiency. Rantizo is also building a mobile app and web-based platform to service our network of aerial applicators and their customers using an ultramodern technology stack. Features of this platform include job scheduling, resource management, time keeping, billing/payments, Bluetooth-based interaction with equipment, management of geospatial data, and much more.

We are looking for a Technical Architect that can work with our developers to:

  • Develop, document, and review detailed technical elements
    • Review user stories/use cases and work with (other) engineering staff to implement them

      • Primary business processes
      • Integrations with 3rd party components such as
        • Accounting, inventory, billing, time keeping
        • Geospatial data
      • Sales/Marketing/Social Media
    • Producers of the User stories are our internal Product Management staff
    • Consumers are software and firmware engineers (both in-house and external contractors)
  • Work with Product Owner(s) and other staff to assist with capturing business (functional) requirements and non-functional requirements (such as desired response times, etc.)
  • Work with (other) engineering staff to implement user stories and review work product from engineering teams
  • Work with project management/PMO to assist with prioritization and related tasks

What We Need to See

  • BS or MS in Computer Science (or related field) or relevant equivalent experience

  • 5+ years working experience creating applications from user stories and related interactions with product owner(s), project managers, and engineering teams

  • Demonstrated ability to capture and document complex systems and user interactions with an emphasis on detail and clarity

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with local and geographically dispersed teams

  • Ability to review work output from engineering teams to confirm user stories are being implemented and best internal engineering practices are being applied

Ways to Stand Out from Other Candidates

  • Demonstrated fluency with

    • Node.js/Javascript/Typescript
    • Google Cloud Platform
      • Firebase
      • Google Cloud Functions
    • Git
  • Experience with Atlassian tool suite such as Confluence and Jira and BitBucket

  • Experience with Agile methods and terminology

  • Experience with AgTech or related industries

  • Experience with GIS data

  • Experience with 3rd party integrations via API

We strive to provide a friendly work environment where our team members are encouraged to utilize their unique skillsets and experiences to enhance communication and productivity. Our goal is to support each team member in a manner to allow them to excel in their area of responsibility and grow into new areas given their personal goals and level of interest.

The Rantizo team offers compensation commensurate to experience at competitive levels in relevant industries. Compensation for this role is expected to be in the $70-80k range plus benefits.

Rantizo offers excellent benefits including healthcare, vision, dental, 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan, Health Savings Accounts, Health Care Flexible Spending Account, Commuter Benefits, Short and Long-Term Disability Coverage, Basic Life and Accidental Death and Personal Loss Insurance, Accident Insurance, Group Legal Plan, Group Term Life, Critical Illness Insurance, Hospital Indemnity Insurance, Employee Assistance Program, and Employee Discounts.

AAP/EEO Statement

Our facility provides equal employment opportunities. We are committed to complying with all state, federal, and local laws that prohibit discrimination in employment, including recruitment, hiring, placement, promotion, transfers, compensation, benefits, training, programs, reductions in workforce, termination, and recall. Our facility strives to provide equal opportunity for employment to all individuals who are properly qualified and able to perform the duties of their employment, without regard to employees’ legally-protected characteristics (“protected class”) including: age, sex, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, pregnancy, medical condition, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, sex stereotyping, or genetic information.

To apply for this position, please send cover letter and resume to jobs@rantizo.com.