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Corteva Agriscience Senior Scientific Software Developer - Seed Platform in Johnston, Iowa


Who we are and what we do?

Corteva Agriscience is a global leader in providing seed, crop protection, software, and analytics solutions helping farmers meet global demand with economically successful and environmentally sustainable farming.

Data Science and Informatics (DSI) is a global function of Corteva R&D with more than 400 employees distributed across 10 different countries. DSI aims to be the place where talented people come, stay, and do their best work to solve agricultural problems. We believe in and strive towards an inclusive culture that starts with a diverse workforce as the foundation for creativity, innovation, and collaboration. Our ideal candidate is well-organized, self-motivated and seeks to work in a high energy, collaborative, and diverse team environment.

The opportunity

We have an opening in our R&D -DSI organization for a senior software developer in scientific computing to help evaluate and drive new scientific innovations in the Seed Platform at Corteva. We are looking for a highly skilled, scientifically minded software developer with interest in exploring the application of cutting-edge science and analytics enabled through production-quality software tools and pipelines that support discovery efforts. This position will join a nimble, high performing, multi-disciplinary team empowered to challenge the status-quo and explore new scientific ideas and opportunities in the Seed Platform.


How will you help us grow? It matters to us, and it matters to you!

  • Partner with researchers, data scientists, and other scientific computing developers to assist with the evaluation and graduation of transformational analytics opportunities including new analytics methodologies, algorithmic-based decision making, and utilization of new data sources and data types.

  • Lead the development of applications that connect science to software and support the evaluation of new analytics opportunities through the development of custom user-facing applications, back-end software libraries, or discovery analytics pipelines.

  • Build, maintain and support a small suite of discovery software tools, with user-bases ranging from a handful to many hundreds.

  • Build, maintain and support a small suite of software libraries, for use across both discovery and production systems.

  • Guide the software architecture, design and technology for these applications to help bridge the gap between the discovery science/software team and R&D production software application development and practices.

  • Deliver innovative solutions and employ a “fail-fast” philosophy that enables quick pivots.

  • Identify and communicate project objectives and timelines to stakeholders.


Job Qualification - Experience and Education Requirements

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Information Technology, Engineering, or related field of study. Masters preferred.

  • Minimum of 5 years of professional software development experience.

  • Equivalent amounts relevant education and/or experience may be considered in lieu of the above requirements.

Job Qualification - Technical Requirements

  • Experience with a C-family programming language (C, C++, C#, Objective-C, Rust, etc.)

  • Experience with a modern scripting language (Python, Ruby, etc.)

  • Experience with user-interface technologies and visualizations

  • Experience with service-oriented architecture and microservices

  • Experience with large and complex data sets preferably scientific in nature

  • Experience with high-end data visualization and workflows

  • Experience applying software development practices including version control, build automation, testing,and code reviews.

  • Experience exploring new technology opportunities applied to scientific applications is preferred

  • Ability to read and run programs written in Ris preferred but not required

  • Experience developing project plansand timelinesis preferred but not required.


We care about you and we care that you're comfortable. While there's no place like home, Corteva comes close.


Let’s peek at how you can grow your wellbeing, health, and future at Corteva!

  • Strike a better work-life balance with robust time off benefits including paid maternity, paternal and family illness leave

  • Prepare for your future with our competitive retirement savings plan, tuition reimbursement program, and more

  • Enjoy access to health benefits for you and your family on your first day of employment

  • And much, much more!

Ready to grow your perspectives, impact and career? Start by applying to this opportunity today!

Corteva Agriscience ™, the world's first dedicated agriculture start-up, serves to enrich the lives of those who produce and those who consume, ensuring progress for generations to come. Our employees fulfill this purpose everyday by building/participating in an inclusive culture where we encourage each other to stay curious, think differently, act boldly and do what's right for our customers, our co-workers, our partners and our planet. With over 20,000 team members from 130 countries, innovating in 140 world class R&D facilities, we have the resources, leadership heritage and partner ecosystem to make a meaningful impact now and into the future.


Corteva Agriscience, the agriculture division of DowDuPont, is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability or any other protected class. If you need a reasonable accommodation to search or apply for a position, please visit: Accessibility Page for Contact Information For US Applicants: See the 'Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law' poster For our U.S. Affirmative Action Policy, click here