Full time - The Hague, Netherlands
3-5 Years Experience
Want to develop technology to feed the world?
AI is revolutionising agriculture at a fast pace. From farm to fork - every link in the value chain will become data-driven. VanBoven plays an important role in this transition by providing vegetable growers with the tools needed to develop accurate harvest predictions. This information is crucial to producers, distributors, wholesalers, industry and retailers in order to optimise the value chain and reduce food waste.
VanBoven develops harvest predictions based on high-resolution imagery. Our algorithms extract physical plant traits using object-based image analysis. By tracking these traits over time we determine how much produce a grower can harvest over the next few weeks.
We have commercially launched in our first crop (broccoli) in 2020 and are currently scaling up. 40% of all broccoli grown in The Netherlands already moves through our system! We work with major growers, purchasing organisations and retail (e.g. Lidl).
We are looking for an experienced Python developer to become part of our awesome 5-person all-star product team! You will be in charge of our Django REST API, and help us migrate to the cloud. You are essential in serving forecasts to our customers and processing the muddy data from our field operations.
Our rapidly changing startup environment demands flexibility and versatility in your daily work. You will be part of a multidisciplinary team consisting of people with various expertises working on a set of shared goals and responsibilities. Working within your domain is mixed with working cross-domain in order to ship new features as quickly as possible.
Our stack is based on Python, Docker, Kubernetes, REST APIs, Django, React, Gitlab, Jira.
Computer science background at Bsc or Msc level
Fluent in English. Dutch is a nice-to-have.
Pragmatic team player with a go-getter attitude
3-5 yrs as Python Developer
Experience working with Django Rest Framework
Experience working with AWS services
Experience working with Docker
Experience with different storage types and DBs.
Some nice-to-haves are:
Experience in designing data pipelines for supporting ML workflows.
Experience with managing large volumes of image data.
Experience with kubernetes
Experience with spatial data.
Sucker for automation.
Love of vegetables.
What we offer
VanBoven is located in The Hague, at walking distance from The Hague HS station, easy to reach by public transport. We offer a great opportunity to have a positive impact with an exciting new technology and team. Furthermore you will receive:
Company stock can be discussed
Flexible hours and option to work from home
28 vacation days
Opportunity to grow with us!
Working at VanBoven
Florian Perdreau, PhD
Lead Machine Learning Engineer
For me it’s all about working in a team of fun and talented people who combine their expertise and background to tackle problems that matter using cutting-edge algorithms and technologies.
Lars van Kleef
Machine Learning Engineer
I get to work on the future of feeding the world efficiently and sustainably, while applying my models on pretty images of broccolis in the fields. What more can I wish for?
I can use modern techniques to solve real-world problems for the agriculture industry first hand. I also enjoy working in a pure cross-functional team. There is always something to learn!