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  • London
  • fulltime
  • ₤80000 - ₤100000 per year

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.


Role Description

You will join a talented team of software engineers, big data engineers, computer vision experts and machine learning researchers, and are expected to get up to speed rapidly in this fast-paced, multi-disciplinary environment. We are not solving trivial problems, but researching and developing to shape the future of crop and farm management through the creation of predictive analysis products, which will be used across the globe to feed the world and minimise the long-term environmental impact of modern, large-scale agriculture.

You will be working with the R&D, pipeline and product teams to take code and libraries from the research team, which includes image processing and analytics packages, make them production ready and deploy them to our processing pipeline. Your work will span development and operations and will involve collaboration across the entire Hummingbird technology and science teams. Your work will cover the processing and analytics pipelines for our drone and satellite data and will deliver to our SaaS platform as well as bespoke research projects.

You will be using Linux, Python and Terraform and deploying code to Google Cloud.

Responsibility summary

  • Utilize the latest technologies to help build our drone and aerial imagery data processing and analytics platform.
  • Help productionize image processing and machine learning models created by our research teams.
  • Help optimize and improve performance of data processing algorithms written in python
  • Advise and mentoring colleagues on best practices to employ when writing code for our environments



  • Commercial professional experience working at a VP, senior or architect level in Python
  • Understanding and experience with machine learning and computer vision algorithms
  • Experience with Google Cloud
  • Experience with containerization technologies (Docker, Kubernetes/GKE)
  • Knowledge and practical experience with testing methodologies including unit testing and integration testing
  • Familiarity with CI/CD pipelines
  • Proficiency in at least one other programming language
  • Work visa for UK / EU passport (we do not sponsor visas)
Ideal background
  • Experience with geospatial, computer vision, machine learning, and scientific computing packages such as GDAL, OpenCV, Tensor Flow, SciPy, and Pandas
  • Experience with data pipelines and task queues such as Airflow, Celery, and Kafka
  • Experience with scaling data processing with multiprocessing, Dask, and processing on the GPU
  • BSc or MSc in Computer Science, Engineering or relevant field
  • 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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