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Ceres Imaging is a technology startup based in the San Francisco Bay Area that helps farmers better manage water and fertilizer resources through aerial spectral imaging. We are a diverse team of scientists, engineers, agriculture veterans, and business leaders based throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and the Central Valley. We are currently hiring for the below roles, but if you are passionate about what we do and feel you can contribute to our team, please don’t hesitate to send us a note and tell us why: jobs@ceresimaging.net.

Current openings:

Field Operations SpecialistAgronomic Sales
Infrastructure EngineerFull Stack Developer
Senior System EngineerRemote Sensing Scientist
Sr. Electromechanical R&D Technician

Field Operations Engineer


Field Operations Specialist

Ceres currently captures imagery by contracting single-engine airplane pilots to fly over fields with our proprietary sensor systems. We are looking for a talented individual with a mechanical, electrical, or instrumentation background to support the deployment and operation of our camera systems in the Central Valley at various locations. The successful candidate will need to frequently travel to various locations in the Sacramento and Central Valleys.

Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Maintain, troubleshoot, and repair aerial camera systems.
  • Manage camera system inventory and insure the correct systems are deployed.
  • Coordinate daily flight operations with pilots and assign pre-determined flight plans.
  • Find and train new pilots in the use of our systems (including in-field deployment and troubleshooting when necessary).
  • Install and maintain field equipment at select customer locations.

Desired Experience:

  • Must have a strong background in either the mechanical or electrical side of design, assembly, or manufacture of electrical systems – anything with 20 or more mechanical parts and some form of microprocessor or computer.
  • Hands on experience in the lab/workshop building, debugging, or operating equipment.
  • Computer literacy, using software to operate equipment.
  • Mobile device literacy, including operation of bluetooth peripherals.
  • Knowledge of Linux a plus.

Desired Skills:

  • Must have a valid driver’s license, a vehicle, and the ability to drive to locations in the Central Valley.
  • Assembly/disassembly of mechanical/electrical systems using hand tools.
  • Use of electronics tools such as soldering iron, multimeter, and oscilloscope.
  • Ability to troubleshoot and repair equipment.
  • Ability to debug and repair board level electronics a plus.
  • Familiarity with JavaScript or shell scripts a plus.

If you would like to be considered for this position, please send a resume and why you’d be a good fit to: jobs@ceresimaging.net.

Agronomic Sales


Agronomic Sales

We currently sell to growers both directly and through partnerships with a variety of players in the agricultural ecosystem (retailers, universities, industry associations, etc). We are seeking sales professionals who will not only help us grow our customer base but also help us define the most successful sales channels (both direct and indirect) and value proposition with which to reach our target customers. Agronomic background (working in agriculture or for an agriculture retailer or consultant) is highly preferred. The position will be based out of either the Central Valley or the Bay Area — if the latter, a car is required.

Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Taking customers through the entire sales process, from lead generation to close (setting up demos, customer needs analysis and product package selection)
  • Cultivating strategic partnerships and/or personal network to drive lead gen activity
  • Working closely with channel sales partners to provide them necessary sales training and support and support with goal-setting
  • Partnering with Customer Success and channel sales partners to provide ongoing support and additional products to customers

Desired Experience:

  • 1+ years experience in sales (a mix of B2B and B2C is preferred). Experience in agriculture sales or software sales are both highly desired
  • Experience in account management of sales partners is highly desired
  • History of meeting / exceeding sales targets on a monthly, quarterly, and annual basis
  • Experience managing a large geographic territory and customer base
  • Able to draw on specific examples of meeting quota or other quantifiable goals
  • Agronomic background preferred, enthusiasm for agtech space a must (and desire to stay current on market trends and competitive activity)

Desired Skills:

  • Self-starter who is able to work in a ‘roll up your sleeves’ environment
  • Good grasp for explaining technical concepts simply, very strong communication skills
  • Extremely organized and proficient at pipeline management and follow-up
  • Highly proficient with Word, PowerPoint, Excel and CRM systems

If you would like to be considered for this position, please send a resume and why you’d be a good fit to: jobs@ceresimaging.net.

Infrastructure Engineer


Infrastructure Engineer

Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Scaling the image processing pipeline to handle mosaicking, georegistering, and classifying 1+ TB imagery/day
  • Developing solutions for data storage and access
  • Developing/implementing new algorithms for analysis of imagery

Desired Experience:

  • 2-4 years
  • BS or MS in Computer Science or equivalent work experience
  • Experience implementing/architecting a distributed computing system
  • Experience with processing and analysis of imagery (remote sensing experience is a plus

Desired Skills:

  • Knowledge of python
  • Familiarity with geographic information systems is a plus

Location: Oakland, CA

If you would like to be considered for this position, please send a resume and why you’d be a good fit to: jobs@ceresimaging.net.

Full Stack Developer


Full Stack Developer

Areas of responsibility include:

  • Build a responsive, easy to use web application for display of geographic information systems (GIS) data
  • Manage database of customer imagery and data
  • Assist the sales team to build web application features to meet customer needs
  • Assist with image processing team to streamline delivery of GIS data to the web application

Desired Experience:

  • 2-6 years
  • BS or MS in Computer Science or equivalent work experience
  • Experience designing and building the UI for web applications
  • Experience designing and managing a relational database
  • Experience with web GIS development
  • Experience designing for mobile is a plus

Desired Skills:

  • Knowledge of JavaScript
  • Knowledge of MongoDB, SQL, or another relational database management system

Location: Oakland, CA

If you would like to be considered for this position, please send a resume and why you’d be a good fit to: jobs@ceresimaging.net.

Senior System Engineer


Senior System Engineer

Responsibilities will include but may not be limited to:

  • Programming, testing, and debugging aerial camera systems
  • Assist with research and implementation of new measurement capabilities
  • Design and implement new automation features
  • Program interactive Android app that guides pilots during flight
  • Take ownership of assigned tasks, and follow to completion

Desired Experience:

  • 3-7 years
  • BS or MS in Computer Science or equivalent work experience
  • Strong background programming hardware or instrumentation, preferably with an emphasis on data collection/logging
  • Hands-on experience in the lab/workshop automating, debugging, and operating equipment
  • Mobile device programming, including integration of bluetooth peripherals
  • Familiarity and use of Linux, specifically Ubuntu or Lubuntu

Required Skills:

  • Ability to write elegant, reliable, reusable, maintainable code
  • Fluency in C++
  • Solid working knowledge of make, bash scripts

Desired Skills:

  • Excellent knowledge of concurrent programming
  • Excellent knowledge of software design patterns
  • Fluency in Java
  • Writing JNI (Java Native Interface) wrappers
  • Android programming
  • Javascript programming
  • Python programming, Numpy, Scipy libraries
  • Use of electronics tools such as soldering iron, multimeter, and oscilloscope

Location: Oakland, CA

If you would like to be considered for this position, please send a resume and why you’d be a good fit to: jobs@ceresimaging.net.

Remote Sensing Scientist


Remote Sensing Scientist

We are seeking a scientist with a background in remote sensing and the earth sciences who can contribute to the development of products that extract agronomic insight from aerial imagery.

Responsibilities will include but may not be limited to:

  • Analysis of geospatial datasets, primarily imagery, but also ground data in a variety of formats
  • Development of tools that combine spectral imagery, weather, soil, ground samples, and other datasets to determine crop physiological traits, and translation to management recommendations to growers
  • Calibration of sensor systems, including visible, near infrared, and thermal cameras

Desired Experience:

  • PhD in remote sensing, earth science, or a related field
  • Experience applying remote sensing to vegetation, especially agricultural systems, is a plus

Desired Skills:

  • Proficiency with tools for geospatial analysis of imagery, such as ENVI
  • Comfort with writing/adapting code in a language such as Python or R

If you would like to be considered for this position, please send a resume and why you’d be a good fit to: jobs@ceresimaging.net.

Sr. Electromechanical R&D Technician


Sr. Electromechanical R&D Technician

Ceres is looking for a talented and enthusiastic technician with a background in R&D, electronics, mechanical devices, or similar field to support the development and operation of our camera systems. This person will perform complex non-routine testing and repair of electronic equipment and systems developed and built in house for use in aerial imagery for agriculture.

Responsibilities will include but may not be limited to:

  • Testing and troubleshooting electronic and electromechanical assemblies
  • Assemble and test prototype and production systems
  • Assist with the documentation process and procedures
  • Ensure that proper procedures are followed in the installation and maintenance of electronic equipment
  • Operate, maintain and demonstrate equipment to ensure proper use and working order
  • Support field operations of deployed systems

Required Skills:

  • High level of technical aptitude with excellent problem solving skills in a hands on environment
  • Strong troubleshooting ability to the component level of complex electromechanical assemblies
  • Ability to read and follow schematics and drawings
  • Ability to interpret test equipment readings
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate with all levels of personnel both internal and external
  • Operation/use of complex electronic equipment or industrial tools
  • Computer literacy

Desired Skills:

  • Single engined aircraft pilot’s license with vfr certification

Desired Experience:

  • 5+ years in relevant field
  • Familiarity with industrial sensors, imaging, and/or automation
  • Familiarity with the manufacturing process for complex electronic subassemblies and completed systems
  • Working with Linux based computer systems

If you would like to be considered for this position, please send a resume and why you’d be a good fit to: jobs@ceresimaging.net.