Member - Intelligent Growth Solutions

IGS takes Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) a step further with Total Controlled Environment Agriculture.

Type Company
Founded 2013
Company Size 150
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Founders Sir Henry Aykroyd and Dave Scott
Headquarters Semple St, Edinburgh EH3 8BL, UK
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Intelligent Growth Solutions


IGS takes Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) a step further with Total Controlled Environment Agriculture. CEA is reactive and yields inconsistent results. TCEA enables predictable and consistent cultivation in any suitable location. At IGS we use the three dimensions of weather (sun, wind and rain) to create the ideal growing environment. In our Growth Towers, these three elements are known as illumination, ventilation and irrigation. Cloud software, automation, mechanisation, innovative LED lighting, HVAC, irrigation systems are at the heart of IGS’ TCEA platform. Each element of the Growth Tower works harmoniously and efficiently to create a growing environment that precisely and consistently produces high yields for a diverse variety of crops without fungicides, herbicides and pesticides.
Headquarters Semple St, Edinburgh EH3 8BL, UK

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Software Engineer

Permanent position at Intelligent Growth Solutions

Published 1 week ago Edinburgh, United Kingdom Deadline February 25, 2022

SOFTWARE ENGINEER (C# / .NET / PYTHON) BASED EDINBURGH/SOME HOME WORKING SALARY EXCELLENT AND GREAT BENEFITS PACKAGE Have you ever wanted to work for a company doing something truly incredible, disruptive and working for the greater good of planet Earth? Well, here is your chance. Intelligent Growth Solutions (IGS) was founded in 2013 and has brought together decades of farming and engineering experience to create an Agritech business with a vision to revolutionise the indoor growing market. To help fuel their commercial growth. We are recruiting a number of Senior and mid level Software Engineers. As we continuously improve our products to deliver more value to our customers; we must continuously improve our processes, our architectures and ourselves. The software architecture is necessarily complex and interfaces with an equally complex hardware system. Primarily using .NET Core with Angular frontend to integrate multiple sub-systems with the farm management software. You are seeking to grow and enhance your already considerable skills. You can produce high quality solutions and have an attention to detail second to none. You are passionate about putting the user first, making them the first consideration in all your decisions. You have a deep understanding of cloud-based solutions including excellent security awareness. You are a .NET Core expert and seek the autonomy to design and build the right product in the right way. You are comfortable in complex use of Angular as a front end for the API layer. You have some cloud ops experience with a major provider (preferably Azure) and are comfortable with the latest deployment tools including Docker and K8s. And some python wouldn't hurt. Key responsibilities include: • Enhance existing and build new .NET Core, Angular, SQLServer microservice software. • Assist in designing architectures for scalable future solutions. • Develop well documented and reliable inter-systems and external (mostly RESTful) APIs. • Implement a frontend in conjunction with UI/UX guidelines and patterns. • Work closely with the DevOps team to ensure that deployed code is of the highest quality. • Engage in all scrum ceremonies. • Refine user stories to ensure they are of the highest quality. • Lead, mentor and grow more junior members of the team. • Fostering a culture of learning and improvement including tech talks. Educated to degree calibre ideally in Computer Science, Maths or Software Engineering, you are an experienced front end software developer / engineer. Candidates will need to have high level .NET Core, SQLServer, HTML, CSS, Angular and Windows development skills. You will have high coding standards with skills in code review and static code analysis along with experience of the tools to do that (eg Pull Requests, Sonarqube, ESLint). Strong git skills (Azure DevOps) and excellent database design skills and understanding of other persistence tools (eg Redis, Mongo) would be beneficial. This represents an incredible opportunity to “give something back” and be part of a culture that believes in genuine teamwork. An excellent base salary is complemented by a comprehensive benefits package (including 35 days leave, private health care and solid pension) complete with training and self development grants and flexible working solutions. Bruce Hydes is now part of the IGS team working in-house part time please apply to him in the first instance.

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