Innovation Lab Technology Manager – #01FBQ
At Monsanto, we???re focused on finding innovative solutions for the big challenges we face in agriculture. Monsanto is a sustainable agriculture company. We deliver agricultural products that support farmers all around the world. We are focused on empowering farmers???large and small???to produce more from their land while conserving more of our world's natural resources such as water and energy. We do this with our leading seed brands in crops like corn, cotton, oil seeds and fruits and vegetables. We also produce leading in-the-seed trait technologies for farmers, which are aimed at protecting their yield, supporting their on-farm efficiency and reducing their on-farm costs. In Monsanto IT, we leverage cutting edge information technologies to directly participate in revolutionizing digital agriculture and to enhance Monsanto???s ability to deliver innovative solutions that solve the world???s most pressing agricultural challenges. Here you???ll find a team-focused environment that thrives on innovation and encourages you to do extraordinary things. Our IT organization is ranked among the Top 100 Companies by Information Week, and among the 100 Best Places for IT Workers by Computerworld. Monsanto IT???s Digital Dimension of Innovation is looking for a Technology Manager. Head Tech Honcho (HTH) is the name if emerging technologies is your game! What technologies we play with, how we use them, what we should be playing with that we aren???t, it???s all up to the HTH. The first task at hand is to establish our development protocol and the process by which we create, edit, and delete. The HTH will get their hands dirty with all initiatives: they oversee and participate with the analysis of business, engineering, and scientific problems. They will create and establish standards to manage the library of technical innovation assets. They will also be elbow deep in hacking out solutions that meet business needs and transform thinking. Responsibilities include:Meet lots of people, build relationships, partner as neededCoach the teamPlay on the teamDev protocolAsset managementKnock down issues (troubleshooting, root-cause analysis, escalate when necessary)Close gaps/misalignmentsGet excited about the intersection of business needs and technical opportunitiesHack out provocative solutionsQualifications:HTH Must Haves:Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and a minimum of 8+ years??? software development experienceEquivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. Applicants with no bachelor's degree must have a minimum of 12 years of software development experience.5+ years??? experience supporting web projects2+ years??? experience supporting mobile projectsMust love technology??? current and emerging trendsWorking knowledge of the following languages: Java, CSS, HTML, iOSCritical thinker with the ability to demystify complex and ambiguous technical requirementsStrong team orientation, collaboration/communication/interpersonal skillsResults-driven with demonstrated ability to prioritize HTH Bonus Points: Innovative, collaborative, agile environment experienceAbility to analyze information and present recommendationsAdept at understanding technical components and how they address the business needs of a Project/ProgramWorking knowledge of responsive design principles and experience with production graphics, image manipulation, wireframing, prototyping, and usability analysisApply for this job.