AdaViv is an innovative agriculture technology company specializing in greenhouse and indoor farming and we are looking to grow! We were founded in 2018 by four former and current MIT researchers/students (3 technical PhDs + Sloan MBA) and have an excellent track record in MIT’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, having emerged from the DesignX and Delta V accelerator programs. Keeping “24/7 eyes on the plants”, our vision-based crop-care software uncovers hidden plant biometrics and translates them into actionable insights for cultivators. From preventing losses due to pathogens and pests to rapid plant performance benchmarking, harvest prediction and quality optimization, AdaViv ensures cultivators are growing smarter. We are based in Greentown Labs in Somerville, MA.


Lead Front-End UI/UX Developer

As a Lead Front-end UI/UX Developer at Adaviv you will be in charge of prototyping, development, testing, and deployment of the user interface for beta and production-level software. The modular development framework designed to offer scalable software architecture for applications such as plant growth and health analytics, as well as resource management. Therefore, experience rapidly iterating user interface features in collaboration back-end and analytics engineering teams is an asset. You will be working with a small integrated team of experienced engineers as well as machine learning, biological and data scientists in a fast-paced startup environment. In addition to well-developed technical abilities, you must be able to demonstrate excellent teamwork, communication, empathy and creativity and time management skills.

The position status is flexible, from full-time to internship. There will be an opportunity to become a long-term and core member of this growing team and exciting company. We value integrity, excellence, hard work, respect, and collaboration. What we are trying to build at AdaViv that is special though is to promote and foster diversity of people and ideas, while cultivating empathy for our customers and for fellow team members. Principles of sustainability are also at our core.

Start Date: August - September, 2019

Responsibilities:

  • Building modular-scalable web-based user interfaces and rapidly iterating over new UI features.

  • Facilitate knowledge transfer via reports, presentations, and team interactions.

  • Work collaboratively inside a tight-knit team and fast-paced environment; manage UI/UX interns.

  • Design work plans aligned with established milestones and KPIs; track workstream KPIs.

  • Remain current with state-of-the-art developments in user-centric design and rapid development frameworks and provide insight regarding new and emerging technologies.

Degree Requirement:

  • B.Sc or M.Sc in Interactive design, software or a relevant field.

Required Skills and Qualifications:

  • 1-3+ years experience in front-end software development in an industrial setting (recent graduates with exceptional functional and communication skills will be considered).

  • Fluency in Javascript (asynchronous programming, types, and ES6).

  • Deep expertise in React development framework and the ecosystem around it; savvy in useful libraries, tools, software, platforms, and development environments that are widely used.

  • Solid foundational design (UI/UX theory) and basic CS/algorithmic skills.

  • Understanding of principles of software development using agile and continuous development methodologies.

  • Strong background in Test-Driven Development and ability to independently carry out all phases of a software development process (analyze requirements, design, construct, test, debug, deploy, maintain).

  • Integration experience using interfaces and Web APIs in JSON and XML formats.

  • Have the ability to operate independently as technical lead on UX research and development projects.

Valued Skills and Qualifications:

  • Expertise in developing interactive data viz and experience using open-sourced libraries.

  • Prior experience in using design-thinking, UX methodologies, other user-centric frameworks.

  • Dual degrees in both design and software.

  • Proven ability to work productively, efficiently and comfortably in a dynamic, fast-paced environment and an ability to make informed, quick decisions in a complex problem space.

  • Experience managing and aiding junior software developers and/or UI/UX researchers.

AdaViv thrives on diversity of its team members. We are an equal opportunity employer. We seek and celebrate our diversity and are committed to growing in this area together and constantly raising the bar of creating an inclusive environment for all of our employees.

With our core beliefs in action we will be a flexible, fun, stimulating, creative, collaborative and successful organization. If this sounds like the type of startup you’d like to be a part of and you want to help us change how we grow food and medicines for the better then please email apply@adaviv.com with the subject: “UI/UX Position - <First and Last name>”. We look forward to hearing from you!


Data Associate and Field Technician

As a Data Associate and Field Technician at Adaviv, you will be in charge of executing data collection and processing tasks. Your daily work involves site visits to Adaviv’s Pilot Partner facilities (MA region and potentially broader North America) where you will carry out data acquisition using Adaviv’s technology, interact with clients, gather user feedback and insight on user practices and helping with data processing tasks.

The position status is flexible, from full-time to internships, but with a minimum 3 month commitment. There will be an opportunity to become a long-term and core member of this growing team and exciting company. We value integrity, excellence, hard work, respect, and collaboration. What we are trying to build at AdaViv that is special though is to promote and foster diversity of people and ideas, while cultivating empathy for our customers and for fellow team members. Principles of sustainability are also at our core.

Start Date: August - September, 2019

Responsibilities:

  • Carry out data acquisition efforts 3-4 days per week and which involves being on your feet for long periods and physical work in greenhouses and indoor farms.

  • Work collaboratively in a tight-knit team environment.

  • Complete daily field collection reports which include meta-data summaries and insight reporting.

  • Perform computer work such as data table creation, data quality control and cleaning and on-screen data annotation.

  • Present daily and weekly progress reports and design work plans aligned with established milestones and KPIs; track work-stream KPIs.

Degree Requirement:

  • pursuing or have completed a B.Sc or Technical degree in a relevant field such as agronomy, plant science, geography, environmental science, biology, computer science or other.

Skills Required/ Minimum Qualifications:

  • Strong written and verbal Communications Skills.

  • Detail oriented and experience working in a fast-paced environment.

  • Comfortable performing physical work and mechanical tasks.

  • An interest in agriculture, agronomy, horticulture or sustainability.

  • Prior background working with Microsoft Excel and working with tabular data sheets.

  • Interest in working in a customer-facing role and interacting with end-users.

  • Proven ability to work productively, efficiently and comfortably in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.

AdaViv thrives on diversity of its team members. We are an equal opportunity employer. We seek and celebrate our diversity and are committed to growing in this area together and constantly raising the bar of creating an inclusive environment for all of our employees.

With our core beliefs in action we will be a flexible, fun, stimulating, creative, collaborative and successful organization. If this sounds like the type of startup you’d like to be a part of and want to help us change how we grow food and medicines for the better then please email: apply@adaviv.com with the subject: “Data Associate and Field Technician - <First and Last name>”. We look forward to hearing from you!