AirScout is the brainchild of 5th generation Indiana farmer, pilot, and inventor, Brian Sutton. He understands the benefit of field scouting and the devestation crop disease can cause for a farm family and their operation’s profitability. Sutton noticed that when a corn crop is most vulnerable to problems, it’s also the toughest to ground scout. The intervention window is very small, and there’s no chance to replant. His work over a decade has resulted in a stunning breakthrough in agricultural aerial imagery, AirScout® Thermal™ Imagery.

AirScout Founder Brian Sutton
AirScout Founder, Brian Sutton

Leader in Proactive Crop Management

Today the result of his work is AirScout, and AirScout delivers what we call Proactive Crop Management. In a world of “me-too’s,” there’s nothing else quite like it.

AirScout features patented advanced thermal imaging that measures variations in plant temperatures within a given field. This precision ag tech helps farmers see where pest and disease problems are breaking out.

You can then ground truth areas by using the AirScout App or the AirScout drone.

Setting New Standards of Performance

AirScout represents the most significant advancement in precision farming. It puts diagnostic and prescription writing tools directly into the hands of the farmer and agronomist.

With advance warning of emerging crop problems, weeks ahead, and not days as with NDVI, we can reduce intervention input costs and maximize yields.

That’s the value of AirScout, The Proactive Crop Management Tool.

From Reactive to Proactive Crop Management

AirScout helps producers shift from reactive crop management mode to proactive crop management, where you solve problems when they first appear – before real damage is done.

Join our team here at AirScout! We are hiring a Full Stack Developer, Dev Ops Manager, and VP Sales. Resumes and inquiries can be sent to careers@airscout.com.

Full Stack Developer

AirScout is a growing company with a solid team of experienced leaders in agriculture, aviation, software, and image processing. Get in on the ground floor and make a difference in the world of Ag Tech. The Full Stack Developer position blends both front-end and back-end development. The position would work on both the user, and server, side of web and app development and maintenance. The role requires in-depth knowledge to be evaluated critically by our team in the interview process.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain functional and fast responsive-web applications
  • implement mobile-based and web-based features and contribute to app lifecycle
  • Troubleshoot apps for bugs, document fixes and repair as necessary
  • Improve apps for performance and usability
  • Troubleshoot UI and improve performance accordingly
  • Integrate UI elements with server-side ones
  • Detect and fulfill front-end and back-end requirements
  • Develop/document reusable code
  • Collaborate with developers, designers, sys admins, and customers. Tailor solutions to suit both internal and customer facing usage.
  • Make sure high-quality graphic standards are preserved
  • Stay consistent with company brand

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of and proper experience with both front-end and back-end languages
  • Proper experience with CMS framework
  • Ability to troubleshoot and debug browsers
  • Understanding of web development process
  • Understanding and implementation of security and data protection
  • Familiarity with layout requirements
  • Quality assurance skills
  • Knowledge of content management software
  • Time management and analytical skills as well as problem-solving ability
  • Ability to translate requirements into a finished project
  • Communication skills to collaborate with clients and internal development teams

Education and Experience

Requires a bachelor’s degree in any related field.

Work Environment

This position will be located at AirScout’s office in the Research Park at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. The majority of working hours is in an office setting, either working independently or meeting with team members. Some regional travel to visit satellite offices is required.

Please send your resume to careers@airscout.com.

 

Dev Ops Manager

AirScout is a growing company with a solid team of experienced leaders in agriculture, aviation, software, and image processing. Get in on the ground floor and make a difference in the world of Ag Tech. The Dev Ops Manager will work collaboratively with the AirScout operations team to build, deploy, and coordinate internal systems. This position will help automate and streamline AirScout operations and processes, as well as build and maintain tools for deployment, monitoring, and operations. The position offers an opportunity to oversee and scale important operational systems within a growing company. Lastly, the Dev Ops Manager will troubleshoot and resolve issues in our dev, test, and production environments. Position will report to the CTO/Director of SW Development.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for managing AirScout production Amazon Web Services (AWS) workflows
  • Optimize use of AWS resources
  • Review processed imagery for errors
  • Resolve bugs in processing pipeline
  • Usage optimization
  • Coordinate efforts of team members
  • Work with Full Stack Developer to advise on software and new features
  • Manage the development and deployment of internal tools as needed.
  • Lead software evaluation and ensure proper resources according to company priorities
  • Foster a supportive, collaborative, feedback-oriented culture across teams
  • Participate with senior managers across the company to establish strategic plans and objectives.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Highly organized and proven ability to oversee projects from conception to implementation
  • Process thinker and proven project management skills
  • Big picture thinking while also being detail-oriented
  • Operation and uptime focus
  • Proven understanding in operational efficiency of computer systems
  • Proven track record leading and driving projects, teams, and initiatives

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in business, engineering, technology or related field, unless candidate has proven successful with related and relevant work experience.

Work Environment

This position will be located at Airscout’s office in the Research Park at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.  The majority of working hours is in an office setting, either working independently or meeting with team members. Local and regional travel to visit satellite offices may be required.

Please send your resume to careers@airscout.com.

 

VP Sales

Position Description

AirScout is a growing company with a solid team of experienced leaders in agriculture, aviation, software, and image processing. Get in on the ground floor and make a difference in the world of Ag Tech. The AirScout VP Sales is a great growth position that will require rolling up your sleeves and making sales happen in the early years and transition to building a team and strategy going forward.   The AirScout VP Sales oversees daily sales activity, meets with major clients, draws up sales reports, designs new and more effective sales strategies, and works to market and promote AirScout services.  This position will report to the CEO.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Leverages contacts to grow sales pipeline
  • Meets with existing clients to discuss a company’s products and services
  • Works to foster strong client relationships
  • Locates opportunities to expand client base
  • Sets specific quarterly or annual sales goals
  • Reports regularly on sales activity
  • Works to ensure sales and productivity goals are met
  • Presents information regarding clients and sales at company meetings
  • Creates new and innovative ways to market products and services
  • Attends conferences and networking events, as needed.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrates knowledge of AirScout’s products and services
  • Possesses knowledge of competitive products and markets
  • Exhibits strong interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Demonstrates ability to think creatively
  • Exhibits awareness of best sales practices and methods
  • Communicates clearly and effectively
  • Demonstrates solid motivational, leadership, organizational, and team working

 Education and Experience

This position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in agriculture, Finance, Marketing, or Business, or related degree, as well as several years’ experience in the sales and marketing sector with a successful sales record in agriculture.

Work Environment

AirScout maintains offices in Champaign-Urbana and at Bult Field in North-Eastern Illinois. This position can be based at either of these locations or out of a home office. The majority of working hours is in an office setting, either working independently or meeting with team members. Local and regional travel to meet clients and visit satellite offices is required.

Please send your resume to careers@airscout.com.