Cloud Analytics Technical Platform Lead

Monsanto Company

Cloud Analytics Technical Platform Lead-01NM8

At Monsanto, we’re focused on finding innovative solutions for the issues we face in agriculture.  In our IT Products & Engineering group, we leverage cutting edge technology, data, analytics and software to transform agriculture with digital products that accelerate the development & delivery of revolutionary agricultural solutions and enable rich engagement with our farmer customers.   You’ll find a team-focused environment that thrives on innovation and encourages you to do extraordinary things. That’s because every day, we give you the chance to take novel approaches to important agricultural problems working in a company that invests over $1 billion in research and development every year. 
As an IT professional with Monsanto, you are joining an organization ranked among the Top 100 Companies by Information Week and among the 100 Best Places for IT Workers by Computerworld. This is where your ideas could push the limits of agricultural technology and maybe even change the world.  We’re working toward producing more, conserving more, and improving lives.
Monsanto is seeking a Cloud Analytics Technical Platform Lead to lead a team of architects and software engineers who design, build and steward the technical foundations for our scalable analytical cloud capabilities.
What you will do:
  • Serve as a people leader to foster a team culture that maximizes value delivery to enable our key business objectives.
  • Embrace servant leadership, maximizing the development and performance of the team and individuals through continuous feedback and coaching.
  • Deliver technology solutions – you will lead a team of world-class architects and engineers in delivery of key initiatives for an enterprise-class cloud analytics IT platform.
  • Develop platform strategy and roadmap to meet evolving business needs with existing and emerging technical capabilities.
  • Set platform priorities ranging from functional to technical to user experience.
  • Promote shared and enterprise-scaled platforms, infrastructure, and services to reduce total cost of ownership, standardize global processes and reduce time to market.
  • Work effectively as part of a global team, partnering with teams across IT and the business including Product Management, Product Development, Data Assets and Data Science Center of Excellence.

If you share our values, you should have:
  • At least 3 years of relevant experience in a similar role
  • Proven leadership ability demonstrated by either directly leading a team or as a matrix leader
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills including an ability to effectively communicate with both business and technical teams
  • Excellent problem-solving, organizational and analytical skills with the ability to evolve strategy based on research, data and industry trends
  • Successful record of building and improving operational processes and procedures, ability to drive program efficiency and high levels of customer satisfaction
  • Results oriented, delivery focus
  • Strong analytical, organizational, and problem solving skills, can flourish handling multiple tasks, workload, changing priorities, and tight deadlines; ability to assess a problem and determine an effective course of action with sustainable solution
  • Proven experience working with big data and related languages and technologies such as Java, Scala, R, Python, Hadoop, Kafka, Presto, AirFlow/AirPal, Spark, Cassandra, and/or other similar language/technology.
  • In-depth understanding to instrument infrastructure as code via CFN templates, Ansible, container orchestration via Docker, ECS, Kubernetes in the cloud, or other similar technology.
Bonus points for:
  • Familiarity with open source software development technologies
  • Familiarity with AWS and/or Google cloud
  • Understanding of file formats such as Avro, Parquet, and Neo4J databases.


 Information Technology

Primary Location

North America-USA-Missouri-St. Louis


 GLB IT P&E Technical Platforms_51183629



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