DuPont Software Development Specialist/ DevOps in Johnston, Iowa

Software Development Specialist/ DevOps (Job Number: RES00004081)


Pioneer Hi-Bred, a leader in plant biotechnology delivering advanced plant genetics to farmers, is seeking a DevOps software developer to meet ongoing Trait Informatics research software needs.

We are developing leading-edge software to support the characterization and development of commercial traits for various crops in all Pioneer markets. We are looking for creative individuals with critical thinking and problem solving skills to develop robust and innovative solutions to complex problems in an evolving research environment.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Primary designer and implementer of CI/CD automation for new and existing applications within an Agile/Scrum environment of over 200 developers.

  • Collaborates regularly with solution architects to drive best practices and identify innovative strategies for successful software delivery in a mixed OS and mixed/hybrid cloud environment.

  • Good infrastructure administration experience. Excellent software development/architecture skills.

  • Responsible for tool management/maintenance/strategy and development of all self service offerings. Streamlining and automation of tool management and SCRUM team self-service as primary drivers of direction and offerings.


Education & Experience:

  • 6+ years of software development experience required

  • 3+ years of systems administration experience required

  • 2+ years of RDBMS management/development experience required

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related field or equivalent levels of relevant education and/or experience.


Strong written and verbal communication skills and demonstrated ability to design and implement robust and effective object-oriented software applications leveraging various data persistence technologies.

  • Proven skill in an object oriented language. (C#, Java, C++, Python, Ruby, etc)

  • In-depth knowledge and experience of at least two large frameworks (.NET, Java, MFC, etc)

  • Designing, using, complex relational and/or NoSql database systems.

  • Design and management of CI/CD pipeline for multiple applications.

  • knowledge of the general aspects of networking, including TCP/IP, DHCP, and IP addressing

  • Experience with troubleshooting infrastructure operational issues, including IP, HTTP, DNS, load balancing, firewalls, and HW/SW patches and upgrades

Also should have an interest in biology, genetics, agriculture or just science in general and the ability to understand complex problems.


  • Cloud Platforms: AWS, Azure

  • Languages: C#, python, C++, Java

  • Atlassian stack administration

  • TeamCity

Primary Location: NA-United States-Iowa-Johnston

Organization: Pioneer

Schedule: Full-time

Education Level: Bachelor's Degree (±16 years)

Employee Status: Regular

Job Type: Experienced

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