WHO ARE WE?
Aerobotics is a South African Ag-tech company with a smart scouting platform to identify pests and diseases in tree crops. Aerobotics’ platform combines weekly satellite data, automated drone scouting, and infield scouting data to identify and track every tree on the farm. Aerobotics then uses machine learning to automatically detect pest and disease problems, and finally alerts the farmer to those locations to ground-truth the data and diagnose the specific problems. By bringing farmer validation into the loop, Aerobotics gets smarter all the time, which benefits all the farmers on the platform. The company’s web-based software platform is called Aeroview.
WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR?
An individual with energy, a burning desire to learn and a passion for technology and agriculture. The individual is also required to have strong research, decision making, critical thinking and problem solving skills and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment. Ideally, the candidate should be aware of industry trends, technology, and developments. Sales and presentation skills are also a major plus.
You will be involved in projects which requires you to collect and label data for current and future products (this involves on-farm site visits)
Responsible for assisting in monitoring technical trials
Study the occurrence and distribution of various pests and diseases affecting various crop types
Study in detail, the phenology of specific crops
Generate project frameworks and reports
Keeping detailed records regarding fields, customers, crops, and samples
Create content for case studies and blog posts
Completed BSc degree in Horticulture / Agronomy / Soil Science or related field
Masters degree is preferred
Valid drivers license and willingness to travel
At least 3-5 years hands on experience in the industry
Broad technical knowledge of horticultural crops, products and farming practices
Knowledge of agricultural and environmental management practices, irrigation practices and pest and disease control
Ability to use a geographical information system (GIS)
Advanced computer skills including spreadsheet development and maintenance using Excel and database reporting.
Ability to perform statistical analyses
Good written and oral communication skills in English and Afrikaans
Experience managing and prioritising multiple tasks and work both independently and as part of a team
Self-motivation and organisation
Comfortable working outdoors
Good interpersonal skills