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Digital Technology Lead

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Job Title: Digital Technology Lead
Location: Chicago, IL, Midwest United States, USA
Company: Syngenta
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Plant & Soil Sciences, Seed & Biotechnology
Career Type: IT/Software Development
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Years Experience Required: N/A
Salary: Competitive
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About Syngenta 

Syngenta Digital is changing the agriculture industry and we want you to be part of that. Digital innovations, data, and new technologies will transform the way that crops are managed in the future and enable farmers and agronomists to enhance efficiency and sustainable food production. You will help to develop solutions that turns data into meaningful information and ultimately helps to grow more food with fewer resources.

We value a culture that promotes work/life balance, celebrates diversity, and offers numerous family-oriented events throughout the year as well as a full Benefit Package that starts the same day you do.


About the Role

As a Tech Lead you be responsible for the improvement of current systems and providing knowledge on efficient development practices as we work to help transform digital agriculture.  Managing and developing teams is a key success factor for the role, as well as effective stakeholder management.  You will work as part of our Digital Product team at our office inside the Loop while also getting the opportunity to connect and collaborate with the rest of our global teams.


  • Excellent communications skills. Collaborates well in a team environment.
  • 5 or more years of experience of delivery in an Agile environment
  • Career experience as lead developer working with leadership teams
  • Experience building and designing RESTful APIs
  • Strong understanding of Backend development with Python
  • Strong understanding NoSQL and SQL databases
  • Experience in automation and CI/CD test and build automation
  • Good understanding of Micro-service architectures, design patterns and distributed architectures
  • Experience in cloud architectures

What We Offer

  • Full Benefit Package Medical, Dental & Vision that starts the same day you do
  • 401k plan with company match, Profit Sharing & Retirement Savings Contribution
  • Paid Vacation, 12 Paid Holidays, Maternity and Paternity Leave, Education Assistance, Wellness Programs, Corporate Discounts among others
  • A culture that promotes work/life balance, celebrates diversity, and offers numerous family-oriented events throughout the year

 More about Syngenta

Syngenta is a global leader in agriculture; rooted in science and dedicated to bringing plant potential to life. Each of our 28,000 employees in more than 90 countries work together to solve one of humanity’s most pressing challenges: growing more food with fewer resources. A diverse workforce and an inclusive workplace environment are enablers of our ambition to be the most collaborative and trusted team in agriculture. Our employees reflect the diversity of our customers, the markets where we operate and the communities which we serve. No matter what your position, you will have a vital role in safely feeding the world and taking care of our planet. Join us and help shape the future of agriculture.

 Syngenta is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.


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Job Post Date: 05/25/21
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