Full Stack Developers | SaaS Agtech product


Affix have partnered with DAS and are in the market for multiple Developers to help build the web-based SaaS Agtech product.  DAS focus on geospatial data and workflows and are looking for people who are willing to learn and grow with the team.  

Who is DAS
Digital Agriculture Services (DAS) is a young business working in partnership with leading scientific organisations to deliver insights into agriculture. DAS uses satellite imagery, spatial science and data processing to help farmers and the businesses trading with them to understand the factors affecting agriculture and to help deliver improvements across the food supply chain. In partnership with CSIRO, DAS has a mission to deliver reliable rural intelligence.  The platform connects previously unattainable rural data with exclusive CSIRO science and DAS proprietary data and models to provide highly accurate, cloud-based rural-specific location intelligence.
They are leading efforts to improve climate change reporting among Australian companies and are using cutting-edge science to identify crops and predict output, starting in Australia. They are applying machine learning and AI to develop rural data-powered solutions that transform the way rural assets are assessed, valued and monitored.
What’s the role
We have multiple roles for developers for DAS.  As a developer at DAS, this is a really exciting time to join as they have a mixture of brownfields and greenfields work to sink your teeth into…(plus more coming up in the pipeline). You will be responsible for working on the various products and projects that they are building which ingest large amounts of data, process it and display it to their clients to ensure they make informed decisions.
Working for a startup, no two days are the same! Your role will be varied, including some of these key responsibilities:

  • producing components for their web facing application
  • designing and building REST APIs for customers
  • building out new infrastructure in AWS
  • collaborating on the design process
  • representing the technical team at client meetings which could be architecture, design and development
  • white-boarding problems with the development team and CTO
  • automating data pipelines

What’s the current tech stack?
In the current state, they work with the following technologies:

  • Python – used for Data/ETL
  • PHP/Laravel – used for the BE
  • JavaScript/Vue – used for FE
  • Ansible, Terraform, AWS and Docker / Docker Compose used for infrastructure
  •  Agile – fortnightly sprints
  • Mature CI/CD pipeline practices
  • GIS technologies such as QGIS, ArcMap and Google Map APIs

More about you
While it would be great to have people with hands on experience with the languages and frameworks they use, it is not a hard and fast requirement of working at DAS.  Someone that has Ruby/Rails, Django ,Elixir / Phoenix experience would also be highly regarded:
Whilst all these bullet points are important, we are more so looking for people who have the right mindset and share the same values. You are passionate about technology and happy to learn new things, have a positive and collaborative approach, strong problem solving and communication skills that exudes enthusiasm and pride in your work.
What can DAS offer me
DAS value the culture they have built. It is a highly collaborative, low stress environment with a high degree of autonomy and a flat structure.  It is a culture where everybody can come together to work with other talented, experienced team members to break ground on real problems and produce novel solutions.
The DAS team are very encouraging, hardworking and willing to provide their staff with support, flexibility and tools to set people up for success.  DAS encourages a positive work-life balance and respect and acknowledges that people have families and lives outside of their jobs.
Where’s the office
They are located in a pretty cool warehouse with Data61, Melbourne at the city end of Docklands, close to transport.
You can contact either of us to find out more info:
Jacqui Roberts
[email protected]
0419 911 291
Breanna Skeen
[email protected]
0410 915 595

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Permanent / Full Time