Farmers Edge
  • 21-Mar-2018 to 30-May-2018 (CST)
  • Lethbridge, AB, CAN
  • Salaried

Farmers Edge is a global leader in decision agriculture servicing over 20 million acres worldwide with precision digital solutions. Integrating field-centric data, easy-to-use software, state-of-the-art processing technology, predictive modelling, and advanced agronomic analytics, Farmers Edge provides growers with scalable solutions to produce more with less. Using innovative digital agronomic tools, Farmers Edge solutions focus on the sustainable production of high-yielding, high-quality crops and are designed to optimize inputs, minimize environmental impact, and protect economic viability of the farm. From seed selection to yield data analytics, Farmers Edge transforms big data into timely and accurate insights to support informed decision making.



Remote Sensing Manager


Location: Lethbridge, AB  - Remote location may be considered.        


Reporting to the Head of Analytics, the Remote Sensing Manager will lead a highly skilled team responsible for overseeing the quality of our industry-leading agricultural imagery store, and development of field-scale analysis.  Using multi-spectral, hyperspectral, and radar imagery your task will be to advance the delivery of our satellite and air-borne products within our precision agriculture platform.  This individual must be driven and is expected to have a good understanding of geospatial analysis, and be familiar with agricultural/environmental applications of remote sensing.      

Duties may include the following:

Core duties:

  • Coordinate a team of remote sensing technicians and scientists;
  • Subject matter expert for earth observation datasets, image processing, and analytics;
  • Guide team through requirements gathering, design, prototyping, and documentation;
  • Planning for in-field research activities to support model development and validation;
  • Cross-functional meetings with other managers, Product representatives, Agronomy R & D, and other teams;
  • Resource planning and scheduling;
  • Assess and provide training opportunities to grow the team where new skills are needed: software, hardware, products, and technologies/methodologies;
  • Recruitment support (reviewing applications, attending interviews), and assisting with performance evaluations;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience:

The ideal candidate would be strong in the following areas:

  • Sc. or M.Sc. in physical or biological science relevant to earth observation using remote sensing;
  • 3+ years working as a Remote Sensing Analyst;
  • Experience using multi-spectral, hyperspectral, and radar datasets;
  • Some knowledge of software development to support customization and automation (preference for Python, R, IDL);
  • 2+ years functioning as a team manager;
  • Basic understanding of Precision Agriculture;
  • Working knowledge of agile methodologies.

Candidate assets:

  • Comfortable working in both a cooperative environment and be willing to work independently on assigned tasks;
  • Creative, motivated, resourceful and passionate about what they do;
  • Orientated toward team success;
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.

Training will be provided in the initial stages, but some independent learning will be expected. 


Farmers Edge offers a very competitive compensation package including comprehensive benefits and retirement plan.

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