Monsanto Development Platform Lead in ST. LOUIS, Missouri

At Monsanto, we’re focused on finding innovative solutions for the issues we face in agriculture. In our IT Products & Engineering group, we leverage cutting edge technology, data, analytics and software to transform agriculture with digital products that accelerate the development & delivery of revolutionary agricultural solutions and enable rich engagement with our farmer customers. You’ll find a team-focused environment that thrives on innovation and encourages you to do extraordinary things. That’s because every day, we give you the chance to take novel approaches to important agricultural problems working in a company that invests over $1 billion in research and development every year.

As an IT professional with Monsanto, you are joining an organization ranked at among the Top 100 Companies by Information Week and among the 100 Best Places for IT Workers by Computerworld. This is where your ideas could push the limits of agricultural technology and maybe even change the world. We’re working toward producing more at , conserving more at , and improving lives at .

Monsanto is seeking a Development Platform Lead to lead a team of architects and software engineers who design, build and steward a comprehensive technical platform which services all the software developers across Monsanto through cutting edge tooling, frameworks and automation. The team includes API/Integration, Cloud Operations & Security and Phoenix, our development framework & services.

What you will do:

  • Serve as a people leader to foster a team culture that maximizes value delivery to enable our key business objectives.

  • Embrace servant leadership, maximizing the development and performance of the team and individuals through continuous feedback and coaching.

  • Deliver technology solutions – you will lead a team of world-class architects and engineers in delivery of key initiatives for an enterprise-class developer platform.

  • Develop platform strategy and roadmap to meet evolving business needs with existing and emerging technical capabilities.

  • Set platform priorities ranging from functional to technical to user experience.

  • Promote shared and enterprise-scaled platforms, infrastructure, and services to reduce total cost of ownership, standardize global processes and reduce time to market.

  • Work effectively as part of a global team, partnering with teams across IT and the business including Product Management, Product Development, Vendor Management and the Products & Engineering Technical Council.

If you share our values, you should have:

  • Minimum of a High School Diploma

  • Minimum of 3 years of related experience

  • Proven leadership ability demonstrated by either directly leading a team or as a matrix leader

  • Demonstrated experience setting and evolving technology strategy (preferably Cloud strategy)

  • Software Development experience and/or experience leading a team of Software Development professionals

  • Strong communication and collaboration skills including an ability to effectively communicate with both business and technical teams

  • Excellent problem-solving, organizational and analytical skills with the ability to evolve strategy based on research, data and industry trends

  • Successful record of building and improving operational processes and procedures, ability to drive program efficiency and high levels of customer satisfaction

  • Results oriented, delivery focus

  • Strong analytical, organizational, and problem solving skills, can flourish handling multiple tasks, workload, changing priorities, and tight deadlines; ability to assess a problem and determine an effective course of action with sustainable solution

Bonus points for:

Experience working with open source software development technologies like AWS and/or Google Cloud

Who is Monsanto?

Monsanto is an agriculture company with more than 20,000 employees focused on making a balanced meal accessible to everyone. We work to help farmers produce food in a more sustainable way. We think about how our food is grown so farmers have the tools they need to have better harvests.

We believe that bringing diverse perspectives together is the most effective way to develop creative solutions to some of the world’s biggest challenges. Career opportunities at Monsanto range from farming, plant breeding, chemistry and engineering to marketing, environmental science, IT and many other areas. We’re always looking for exceptional professionals interested in developing a strong career while collaborating to develop solutions for sustainable agriculture. Sound like a job for you?

Why work with us?

  • Life at Monsanto means collaborating with dedicated professionals in a stimulating environment

  • Our people demonstrate our winning culture through positive and meaningful relationships

  • You will work with market leading brand products in a global organization

  • We provide competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and some of the best career development opportunities in the industry

  • Monsanto is named Great Place to Work in many countries around the world

Join our global team where your contribution will make a real difference!

Organization: GLB IT P&E Technical Platforms51183629_

Title: Development Platform Lead

Location: North America-USA-Missouri-St. Louis

Requisition ID: 01POG

Job: Information Technology

Schedule: Full-time

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