Iron Ox

silicon_valley
51 - 100 Employees
11 - 25 Engineers
Private Funding
Series B

Iron Ox is reimagining the modern farm, utilizing robotics and AI to grow fresh, consistent, and responsibly farmed produce for everyone. Our experienced team of growers, plant scientists, engineers, and innovators are passionate about deeply understanding and developing this new wave of technology to feed an ever-growing population.

Active Roles

Why join us?

  • This is an opportunity to make a real positive difference in the world. Our mission at Iron Ox is dedicated to addressing some of the most significant issues in food security, now and in the future. We’re focused on sustainable, scalable food production for a changing climate and an ever-growing population. Help us grow fresh, consistent, and responsibly farmed produce for everyone.

  • We're growing fast! This year we started with a 10,000 sq ft greenhouse in CA and before the end of the year we'll have our 500,000 sq ft greenhouse operational in TX (which is about 8.6 football fields). Our revenue and headcount are growing exponentially too, and we're just getting started.

  • We're using some pretty interesting tech across a broad range of domains (robotics, ML, CV, DevOps, backend, frontend) so we all learn a lot from each other. You'll work not only with software engineers and product, but with hardware, controls, plant science and data science. Learn how to deal with real bugs, not just software bugs!

  • We're well funded.


Engineering at Iron Ox

Engineering team and processes

Our team uses Kanban as the agile process, with daily standups for each team. We meet weekly to share status and goals with the entire team and finish with a demo. Once a week an engineer gives a a technical deep dive about a specific topic, either a project they've completed or a new area they've learned about. We have a roadmap with quarterly milestones and monthly check-ins. We use GitLab and have a robust CI/CD pipeline and friendly code reviews. Code is gated on going to production by QA as we work on physical robots which are harder to test in CI (we have simulation but not HITL), so we end up deploying a few times a week.

Technical Challenges

The projects below provide good examples of some of the technical challenges.

Projects you might work on
  • For a data engineering we're building a data platform from close to scratch. We have a number of bespoke data efforts which we would like to tie together along with many other requirements. Joining now would be a fun time to help set the overall architecture and have a large impact.

  • For backend and frontend engineers, our current Flask and React UI is focused on operating the robot. We're in the process of building out multiple new parts of the UI: controlling the farm, logistics, service engineering and so on. You'll be joining at the beginning of many efforts and you'll be able to have a large impact on a growing team.

  • For DevOps engineers you'll have the chance to work on CI/CD for robots, webapps, and data systems. We need to build out a system to support concurrent simulations for robots and HITL (hardware in the loop) with real robots in our test facility. We need a better staging system for our webapps to share with product and QA. The team is growing quickly and we're finding new needs frequently.

Tech stack
Python
C++
JavaScript
React
ROS

Working at Iron Ox

Iron Ox values strong collaboration, trust, and communication. Our team is very cross-functional as every team is working on projects that are developing the growth of our greenhouses. We also value individuals who value respect and willingness to listen to new ideas.

Diversity and Inclusion
Connect with our team during your hiring process

As part of our commitment to an inclusive workplace, we are happy to offer prospective engineers the chance to connect with our engineering employees who come from underrepresented backgrounds. It’s a way to get a better sense of our team and what it might be like to work with us.

If you’re interested in connecting with our team, be sure to bring this up during one of our introductory calls!

Perks & benefits
  • Generous Vacation

    4 weeks PTO accrued from day one.

  • Work from Home

    Hybrid WFH policy.

  • Prioritizes diversity in hiring
  • Maternal/Paternal Leave
  • Social impact driven

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