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Project Manager- See and Spray


Sunnyvale CA

Position Description

Blue River Technology serves the agricultural industry with revolutionary computer-vision and deep learning based equipment. These machines are changing the future of farming by enabling farmers to optimize every plant in their fields. Our technology dramatically reduces the amount of chemicals used, improves farmer profitability, and captures valuable plant-by-plant data.

 

We have over 100 people on our team who come from diverse backgrounds in robotics, computer vision, machine learning, agriculture and business. As a pioneer in the space we have designed and deployed See & Spray machines that apply pesticides only where needed, reducing herbicide use by 90%.

 

John Deere & Company, who brings 180 years of experience in designing, manufacturing and distributing innovative products to farmers, recently acquired Blue River Technology as an independently-run subsidiary. This partnership will greatly expand the breadth of our team's innovations, reduce risk, and accelerate our joint vision for the future of farming.

Job Description: 

We are seeking a Project Manager to join an exciting program that sits at the intersection of agriculture, machine learning, and robotics. This program has tremendous potential to help farmers, to shape global farming practices, and to have a major impact on one of America's most iconic brands. You will be joining a world-class research and engineering team to provide critical skills in improving existing systems and pushing the boundaries of this technology. 

Responsibilities:

  • Develop highly efficient project plans in collaboration with engineering groups with clear scope and deliverables based on requirements defined by product management 
  • Identify and manage dependencies, emphasizing cross team collaboration and communication
  • Manage project efforts, work tracking, reporting, capacity planning in a lean and agile ways of working, while balancing the use of the traditional project management toolkit
  • Identify cross-team gaps and ensure work items are requested for work planning
  • Ensure project deliveries on time in alignment with Program Objectives and Timeline
  • Actively track projects risks related to scope, schedule and resources and escalate when necessary

Qualifications:

  • Experience managing multi-disciplinary engineering projects
  • Agile project management experience
  • Adaptability and comfort in uncertainty
  • Creative problem solver, confident decision maker
  • Demonstrated ability to build trust and relationships
  • Ability to influence without authority
  • Scrappiness and independence
  • High degree of emotional and professional maturity 

 

Blue River offers competitive compensation and benefits, including a great 401(K) match. We believe in a work life balance and offer generous Paid Time Off and Sick Leave as well as Paid Parental Leave and an adoption benefit. Subsidized lunches, flexible work hours, CalTrain passes (with mobile Wi-Fi!) and a collaborative and supportive environment also contribute to making Blue River a great place to work.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

 

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