Engineering Manager

POSTED: April 14, 2020
BUSINESS: Rogo Ag
POSITION TYPE: Full-time 
START DATE: Immediate Availability

Would you like to join an awesome and quickly growing team that is deploying exciting agricultural technology across the USA?

About The Company:
● Rogo is an Ag-Tech company that helps farmers apply fertilizer more efficiently. To do that, we build and operate autonomous robots that have collected over 100K acres of soil samples within the past year.
● Meet our quickly growing team at https://www.rogoag.com/team that is headquartered in West Lafayette, IN.
● Our team respects each other deeply, while at the same debating ideas fiercely to get to the best solution. At Rogo, a growth mindset, knowledge and real results effort.
● Join us on our path to improve both Precision Agriculture and the peoples’ lives we touch along the way (including our own team).

Job Description:
Goals:
● Improve robot’s durability, safety, speed, cost, and usability
● Complete projects on time, on budget, at specified level of quality
● Maximize business value through engineering IP, knowledge, process creation

Role:
● Manage autonomous robot, cross-functional product team that’s setting records in Ag
● Work with mgmt. to build engineering plans/reqs/budgets to support business goals/reqs
● Switch quickly between people, project and technical management
● Hire, train, evaluate, coach, fire in order to hit goals (team size growing from 5 to ~15+)
● Optimize progress with short iterations (weeks) that prioritize MVPs and data over ideas
● Prioritize problems, help team solve, getting “dirty” (hands-on) when needed
● Manage engineering process, docs and knowledge system

Potential Project Examples:
● Revamped sampler machine design
● High performance obstacle detection system
● Robot can perceive and follow crop rows
● New app for easier operator control of robot and enabling offline data sync mgmt.

Desired Profile
Minimum:
● Great communicator, problem definer and solver, core values fit
● Breakdown problems with physics, trig, calculus & algebra
● Test design & execution, data analysis & presentation
● Computer literacy (ppt, excel, docs, proj mgmt tools, reporting)

Core Skills:
● Driven to achieve massive results in high pressure timelines
● Clear Plan Creation: Engineering Req’s, Budgets, Test Specs / Quality Stds
● Excellent leadership: clear desired results, accountability & growth-coaching
● Project Management: define goals, measure real progress, hit targets
● Process Oriented: crank engineering machine faster and more efficiently
● Speak different “technical languages” - mechanical, electrical, software

Core Experience:
● Top 10% Individual contributor as technical engineer (3+ yrs)
● Successfully leading cross-functional/cross-system eng. team (3+ yrs)
● Electro-mechanical (hard/soft) systems (3+ yrs)
● Building & executing engineerings plans on target (req’s & budgets)
● Managing engineering documentation & knowledge
● Applications: vehicle or machine or robot products, rugged products

Bonus:
● Principles: Six Sigma, Lean Engineering, Lean Process & Product Dev, Lean Startup
● Skills: Vehicular Design, Manufacturing Experience, Physics Simulation/FEA

Start Date & Location
● Start in May-June 2020; Willing to work in Wolcott, IN / Lafayette, Indiana area

Compensation / Benefits
● Full-Time Salary (based on market, experience, & skill)
● PTO - Flexible Vacation Plan (Self-managed as long as you get your work done)

Why apply?
● Work with exciting Ag-technology for a purpose.
● Work with an amazing, quickly growing team.
● Challenge yourself to grow in many different areas.

Interested? Please go here for the application form: https://www.rogoag.com/join-our-team

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