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Development Lead

Des Moines, IA

FarmlandFinder is a high-growth, venture-backed startup that is bringing transparency to the agricultural real estate industry. Each year, $56 billion of farmland exchanges ownership, most of which is bought and sold entirely offline. This creates an opaque market, which makes it virtually impossible for buyers, sellers and land professionals to make data-driven decisions. FarmlandFinder solves these problems by providing real-time data and transparency through our market intelligence and data management tools. When you join FarmlandFinder, you will be starting on a fun, challenging and growth-filled career opportunity in our Des Moines, Iowa office.


We are seeking a Development Lead to take ownership of the vision and strategy that we have for our SaaS product. You’ll serve as a leader to the software development team, manage the product road map and interface directly with the head of product to ensure client needs are solved by our product.


  • Take ownership of the tech stack to align the platform architecture with our product vision and strategy
  • Lead development efforts for our SaaS product
  • Actively contribute to agile sprint and technical planning design, QA testing and product release processes
  • Contribute to the ongoing improvement of the team’s processes and development practices
  • Be a champion of automated tests
  • Responsible for building roadmaps, sprint planning, gathering functional requirements and developing user experience
  • Design and develop software wireframes, mockups and user-experience flow and translate them to technical requirements for engineers to execute and build
  • Execute at a high level, servicing your internal clients to ensure an on-time delivery of high quality products in accordance with stated business and technical objectives
  • Understand the nuances in software to identify (and remove) blockers from the development process
  • Collaborate with and inspire internal partners to execute the overall product vision and strategy
  • Track and analyze metrics to provide recommendations on product enhancements

Required Skills & Experience

  • 3 to 7+ years of experience leading software developers
  • Strong working experience with Angular, React, Vue, NodeJs, Python or equivalent frameworks.
  • Experience working in fast-paced, high-accountability, agile environments
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to translate technical and non-technical speak
  • Product design experience and ability to create wireframes, mockups, and design briefs
  • Strong problem-solving skills to accelerate our efforts to think and execute strategically
  • Self-motivated, goal-driven and execution oriented
  • Bonus: education or professional exposure to two-sided marketplaces

How We Operate

Our mission is to make farmland sales simple, instant and online. We are entirely focused on bringing transparency and simplicity to the agricultural real estate market – which is lived out through our core values:

  • Build practical solutions
  • Use information to create value
  • Be the tide that raises all ships

What We Offer

  • Competitive Salaries
  • Stock Options
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Medical and Dental Coverage
  • Parental Leave
  • Company-Issued Computer
  • Paid Parking Downtown
  • Health and Wellness
  • Casual Dress
  • Growth Opportunities

At FarmlandFinder, we value diversity and believe that the best teams have a strong foundation of diverse thoughts, experiences and people.