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Backend Senior Software Engineer II - Digital Product Development

Company: Corteva

Location: Des Moines, IA, United States

Posted on: November 24

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Health insurance
Parental leave
Retirement plan
Tuition reimbursement

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  • $101K - $127K a year is Indeed's estimated salary for this role in Des Moines, IA.


At Corteva Agriscience, you will help us grow what's next. No matter your role, you will be part of a team that is building the future of sustainable agriculture leading breakthroughs in the innovation and application of science and technology that will better the lives of people all over the world and fuel the progress of humankind.

The Product Development team is a part of the Farming Solutions & Digital group that designs and builds customer-facing digital solutions that maximize value for farmers and advisors. Our work helps fuel and expose Corteva's scientific innovation.

The Senior Software Engineer II owns the team's backend services and AWS infrastructure. We're looking for someone who loves setting up and building scalable, production-quality services.


How will you help us grow? It matters to us, and it matters to you!

  • Build Python APIs that bring our cutting-edge data science to farmers around the world
  • Create AWS infrastructure to support those APIs and the data science tools behind them
  • Show a passion for learning and developing skills, trying new technologies, and be solution-centric thinking
  • Bring your experience and knowledge to help mentor, lead, and grow others
  • Lead and define application architecture following Corteva's best practices


What expertise have you grown? What do you bring to the table?

  • You have 510 years of experience as a software developer, at least a year of that writing Python
  • You know how to build scalable databases
  • You are familiar with Amazon Web Services infrastructure and know their services well enough to make recommendations on which to use
  • You can set up CI/CD pipelines, preferably using gitlab-ci
  • You write code that junior developers can easily support and adapt
  • You have strong communication skills, including the ability to take initiative and build deep, meaningful relationships
  • You love helping engineers improve their skills in a positive, supportive manner


  • Experience working with distributed and multi-region team
  • Experience with agile frameworks like Scrum, Kanban and Safe
  • Experience developing AgTech applications


We care about you and we care that you're comfortable. While there's no place like home, Corteva comes close.

Our Campus:

Our Johnston, Iowa campus is home to 2,500 employees whose mission is simple to feed the world. While our employees are busy working to solve world hunger and ensure environmental sustainability, we're taking care of them by offering convenience and comfort during the workday with an onsite fitness center, coffee shop and top-notch cafeteria touting a grill, deli, fresh salad bar and a variety of healthy menu options. Need some fresh air during your work day? Take advantage of our beautiful, tree-lined walking trails or relax by the pond. We also offer countless opportunities to connect with your colleagues through community volunteerism, sports teams and parties, and holiday events. Did we mention you'll be working in state-of-the art buildings with the latest technology with colleagues from all over the world? Join us in bringing food into homes around the world, while we make you feel at home while you're at work.

Our Community:

Des Moines, Iowa is the fastest-growing major metropolitan area in the Midwest with a nationally ranked high quality of living. It's nicknamed the Silicon Prairie for its place as an up-and-coming hot spot for technology. Living here means Saturdays at the nationally renowned Downtown Farmers' Market, sporting events, a robust downtown night life and access to one of the most artistic medium sized cities. If you enjoy the outdoors, Des Moines offers beautiful nature trails for a casual walking, running or biking adventures.

It means going to a job you love and coming home to a community of friends and family. Communities care about their residents and residents care about their communities, making a difference for everyone who lives here. This is a place where culture flourishes and opportunities grow, where a work-life balance can be achieved, where education is unmatched, and award-winning arts and entertainment are right around the corner.


Let's peek at how you can grow your wellbeing, health, and future at Corteva!

  • Strike a better work-life balance with robust time off benefits including paid maternity, paternal, and family illness leave
  • Prepare for your future with our competitive retirement savings plan, tuition reimbursement program, and more
  • Enjoy access to health benefits for you and your family on your first day of employment
  • And much, much more!

Check out life at Corteva!

Ready to grow your perspectives, impact and career? Start by applying to this opportunity today!

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