Hummingbird Technologies is the leading global remote sensing business for
agriculture, using artificial intelligence and imagery analytics gathered from
drones, planes and satellites technology, combined with weather and soil data
and expert plant pathology to enable precision agriculture. We use the most
advanced machine learning and computer vision techniques, delivering actionable
insights on crop health directly to the field meaning farmers on the ground are
able to manage their land in a more sustainable manner.
We were awarded KPMGs Best British Tech Startup 2019 and Cognition X Best AI
Product for Agriculture 2018.
Existing backers of the business include The European Space Agency, Sir James
Dyson, Horizon Ventures, Downing Ventures and Velcourt, Europe s largest
commercial farming operation. We also have tech partners which include Google
UK and Cranfield University.
Hummingbird was founded in 2016 at the Imperial College technology incubator
and we have raised over 10m in funding so far.
We operate internationally with offices in the UK, Ukraine, Russia, Australia,
Brazil and Canada.
We are looking for an experienced Lead Engineer specialising in React and
frontend technologies to join Hummingbird Technologies in order to provide an
impeccable user experience for the global agricultural revolution. We need
someone to take ownership of the frontend platform, implementing and enforcing
best practices while working closely with UI/UX designers and API developers.
You ll take charge of ensuring designs are implementable then break them do
and oversee and contribute to their completion.
While our platform isn t a blank slate, it is evolving rapidly and each
quarter brings new challenges. Currently we are migrating to Typescript and
GraphQL as well as implementing a modular code base architecture as we move
from early stage to enterprise scale readiness.
As a Lead Front End Engineer, there will be plenty of opportunities for you to
mentor and lead the other engineers. Our existing team of engineers are keen to
learn more about architecting a frontend system. We are growing rapidly, and as
we do you’ll be able to help us shape the future direction and structure of the
* Demonstrable experience with React as a Senior/Lead Frontend Engineer
* Experience architecting frontend apps for scalability and performance
* A desire to lead, build and mentor the frontend team.
* Familiarity with frontend development toolchains (e.g. Babel and Webpack)
* Solid knowledge of cloud computing, serverless infrastructure, and CI/CD
* Work visa for UK / EU passport (we do not sponsor visas)
Bonus if you have
* Experience with geospatial data and map APIs (e.g. Google Maps, Leaflet,
* Interest in modern technologies such as GraphQL (Apollo), Typescript and
* Familiarity with E2E and integration testing (Cypress & React Testing
* Familiarity with React Native or mobile application development
* BSc or MSc in Computer Science or Engineering (or a related field), or
equivalent work experience
* Been part of or lead a team for a rapidly scaling start-up
* Personal demonstrable interest in environmental impact and sustainability
* The opportunity to work on an innovative product and shape the future of
the agriculture industry
* Private Healthcare
* Government Pension scheme
* Flexible working
* Cycle to work scheme
* Extra day off for your birthday
* Learning & development allowance
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