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9 Jun 2021

Full-Time Data Engineer

Terramera – Posted by Terramera Anywhere

Job Description


We are currently seeking an experienced Data Engineer to join our diverse Research & Development team (R&D). This position will play a key role in new process development, providing guidance to various teams within Terramera, performing upgrades to existing database installations, among other unprecedented initiatives. You will join our Software Development team and work closely with Machine Learning and Robotics Engineers, and other groups in R&D.


To help design, test, and build new database systems for our innovative biosciences company from the ground up, as well as maintain and improve existing products that are used daily to support business activities.


  • Design and create new technical standards and practices for data management
  • Build high availability and performant data systems dependant on different project criteria
  • Document database policies, procedures, and standards and work with our internal IT to execute said policies
  • Perform regular tests and identify improvements to ensure data security, privacy, and integrity
  • Continuous monitoring of database performance, implementing changes and applying patches as required
  • Implement industry best practices to manage company data securely and efficiently
  • Contribute to the ongoing improvements of the team’s processes


  • Post-secondary degree in Computer Science or related field
  • 3+ years of work experience in data engineering and database design
  • Experience working and optimizing large binary datasets
  • Experience working with a variety of different database technologies (e.g., Postgres, MSSQL, SQLite, etc.)
  • Ability to provide technical leadership on database systems and solutions to complex data requests
  • Proficiency with different Linux systems
  • Programming experience in Java and Python
  • Good understanding of industry best practices for troubleshooting, diagnostic techniques, deployment of patches, disaster recovery, and maintenance
  • Familiarity with cloud services (Azure, AWS)
  • Experience with Agile / Scrum methodologies


  • Experience with ORMs would be an asset (e.g., Hibernate)
  • Experience working with large image databases for Machine Learning
  • Familiarity with reporting tools
  • Exposure to NoSQL
  • Exposure to GIS data and data management techniques would be an asset


  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Advanced abstract reasoning skills
  • Strong team player with solid communication and interpersonal skills
  • Takes initiative, generating new and innovative approaches to problems
  • Ability to communicate clearly and succinctly with teammates and end users
  • Responsive to feedback and applying it for continuous improvements


  • This position is remote based in Vancouver, BC.


Terramera is a globally-recognized cleantech leader focused on fusing AI, science and nature to create revolutionary technologies that transform how we grow food and solve other world-scale challenges. With its Actigate™ Targeted Performance technology and mission to unlock the intelligence in nature to ensure a world that thrives and provides for everyone, Terramera is committed to reducing global synthetic chemical loads in agriculture by 80%, increasing global farm productivity by 20%, and increasing soil organic carbon by 100% by 2030. The privately held company was founded in 2010 and has grown to include a world-class bench of engineers, scientists, advisors and investors. Terramera is headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, has integrated operations that include state-of-art research labs, robotics workshop, greenhouse and farm, and has 250+ patents in its IP portfolio.

Our success begins with our people. We’re looking for A-Players who are passionate about making a difference as we are and thrive in environments that are dynamic, challenging and rewarding. Join our movement, as we set a new standard and change the world together as a highly dedicated, innovative, future-focused and solutions-oriented team.

While we thank all applicants for their interest, only short-listed candidates will be contacted. For more information on Terramera, please visit our website at www.terramera.com

Terramera is committed to a diverse workforce and we are an equal opportunity employer. 


  • Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.
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Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: agile, Azure, Computer Science, database design, GIS, java, linux, NoSQL, python, and R&D. Salaries: Not Disclosed.

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