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Technical Lead

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Job Title: Technical Lead
Location: Durham, NC, South 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 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.



As a Technical Lead in R&D IT, you are a key member of a DevOps team delivering IT products to the most innovative scientists in agriculture.  You are not limited to your title but love to roll up your sleeves and play whatever part your team needs to succeed.  You are the doing the solution design, setting the technical direction and guiding the rest of the technical team.  You will be keeping up with technology trends, experimenting, and making sure the development processes of the team are continually improving.  Most importantly, you love to learn about the cool science going on in Syngenta every day – from trait discovery to crop modeling to in silico predictive breeding.


Multiple position openings available; this position has the flexibility of working at other Syngenta locations. Remote options may also be available. 


What will you do?

    Lead software development activities within a DevOps team working towards the delivery of software that enables business capabilities Develop and implement architecture and design for different bespoke software in a given functional domain within R&D IT according to general architectural guidelines Ensure delivered capabilities continually add value to R&D customers that will, in turn, drive business value for Syngenta Investigate new technology and assess their fit for purpose given business requirements and architectural guidelines Lead a team of developers in development of software solutions in accordance with agreed solution designs. Establish code review processes.  Mentor and coach junior team members and maintain high team morale

What do you need to have?

    10+ years of similar roles implementing software solutions Experience with headless and serverless applications, microservices and AWS technologies Plenty of experience in a DevOps environment with CI/CD tools and process A “T-Shaped” profile – deep expertise in one or more technical areas with broad exposure to other technical areas

What We Offer:

    A culture that celebrates diversity & inclusion, promotes professional development and offers flexible work options to meet both your work and personal needs 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


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: 02/21/21
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