Software Engineer

Our story

At Downforce Technologies, our mission is to make every hectare of land count towards achieving global climate, biodiversity and food security goals. Healthy soils are critical in that process. Our platform is able to measure levels of soil carbon and natural capital remotely at unparalleled levels of accuracy and scale.

We are a fast-growing startup backed by the Australian Government’s Clean Energy Finance Corporation and other leading investors. We have aspirations to be one of the biggest global businesses in supporting nature based solutions to climate change.

Our analyses help farmers become more resilient, financial institutions provide the financing needed and agricultural supply chains become carbon neutral.

We are growing at pace in this exciting and swiftly evolving space and our team is composed of global experts who are passionate about delivering real solutions to climate change. Our Chief Scientist is the former Chief Scientist for UNEP and Executive Director of the European Environment Agency. Our management team also includes previous CEOs of global energy companies, heads of business development and technology at successful global data businesses and startups.


We are looking for a motivated and passionate Software Engineer with a strong desire to make a positive impact on the world.

This role presents the opportunity to have not only meaningful impact on global climate solutions but also share in the growth of the company, with the successful candidate to be offered share options at an early stage in our company journey.

This role is remote anywhere in EMEA. The team works out of the UK, Continental Europe, Australia, Canada, Middle East and Africa and all speak English fluently. This role reports into our CTO.

What does the job involve?

  • Design and implementation of new products and features using a tech stack that currently includes Angular 13, Python, C# and AWS, amongst other technologies
  • Building solutions for natural capital measurement, carbon sequestration and regenerative farming
  • Continuous improvement of product quality, security and scalability
  • Working in a small, fully-remote Agile team of talented software engineers
  • Collaborating with a wider team of Downforce Technologies scientists, data analysts and executives to align deliverables and expectations
  • Taking initiative and leading technical conversations
  • Performing code reviews
  • Strong integration of development practices into DevOps processes

What skills and experience do I need?

  • Ability to learn and utilise new technologies quickly
  • Experience creating and maintaining web applications using a modern web framework (ideally Angular) and at least one backend language/framework (ideally Python/Django)
  • Pragmatic approach to building software products
  • Good understanding and application of software development best-practice
  • Unit and integration testing
  • Ability to thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced environment
  • Excellent team working and communication skills
  • Degree in technology from top tier university with a technology / scientific background
  • Minimum of 3 years relevant professional experience

The ideal candidate will also have experience in some of these areas:

  • Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
  • CI/CD
  • Startup / scale up experience
  • AgTech
  • Exposure to C#/.Net

To apply please contact us at with a CV.

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