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Full Stack Software Developer

Full Stack Software Developer

Full Stack Software Developer

 

 

Job Description:

At Stout we design, manufacture, and build machines for the agriculture industry. Our machines integrate artificial intelligence, machine vision and deep learning into smart agricultural tools.

We have in immediate opening for a Full Stack Software Developer.

This opportunity is a multifunctional role in an exciting ag-tech company. The primary responsibility of the Full Stack Software Developer is to develop and maintain software solutions for image labeling, data analytics, data organization, and machine learning pipelines.

Tools, platforms, and programming languages used at Stout include: C, C++, Python, Javascript, Node, React, Redux, OpenCV, GStreamer, Linux, Windows, Gitlab, JIRA, Confluence, Docker, ARM, Intel, NVIDIA, AWS, Azure

 

The essential functions of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop software for image labeling, data organization, and data analytics
  • Configure local and cloud computing hardware to support computational and data storage needs
  • Support deployed production systems by implementing performance improvements and new functionality
  • Follow best practices for software development including test automation, bug tracking, code reviews, post-deployment support, and updates
  • Participate in end-to-end software development from design through implementation, deployment, and maintenance
  • Write clean, functional code on the front end and back end
  • Write unit and integration tests
  • Troubleshoot and debug software
  • Maintain clear documentation to facilitate collaboration, troubleshooting, and future development
  • Perform additional duties as assigned

 

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • BS in Computer Science or related field
  • 5+ years of relevant work experience in a full-stack development role
  • Experience with user interface and interaction design
  • Experience using Javascript and Python in a production environment
  • Familiarity with databases (e.g. MySQL, MongoDB)
  • Experience with web servers (e.g. Apache, NGINX)
  • Experience with version control systems, continuous integration, and automated testing
  • Familiarity at least one cloud computing platform (e.g. Azure, AWS)
  • Ability to collaborate with development partners and end-users to design workflows
  • Ability to diagnose and fix problems quickly
  • Ability to communicate well with others in written and verbal forms
  • Understanding of smart ag equipment is a plus

 

Language and Communication Skills

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must have the ability to communicate effectively and respond to questions, including over the phone, email and in person. Must have strong written, verbal interpersonal and cross-cultural skills to communicate and work with employees, team-members, supervisor, and management.

 

Other Skills and Attributes

  • Promotes a positive Company image and supports the Manufacturing efforts.
  • Must be able to maintain and abide by confidentiality.
  • Must be honest, trustworthy, and respectful.
  • Must be a team player with a can-do attitude and ability to collaborate effectively.
  • Must work well with minimal supervision, take initiative, be a self-starter, have a sense of urgency and be process driven.
  • Must prioritize workload, track, and follow-up with pending matters.
  • Must be able to work independently and in a team environment, have strong analytical and organizational skills and great attention to detail.
  • Must be self-motivated with a positive attitude

 

Compensation/Salary:

  • Varies by experience

 

 

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Innovative Smart Cultivator Knows Weeds From Crops

Innovative Smart Cultivator Knows Weeds From Crops

Not too long ago, the idea of a machine cultivator that could tell the difference between the weeds and the crop would have seemed impossible. However, now it’s not only possible — it’s available. An innovative new automated machine developed by Stout Industrial Technology, the Smart Cultivator, can now eliminate weeds and cultivate ground in a single pass – with just one tractor and driver. With the critical labor shortages in the agriculture industry, it comes not a moment too soon.

The Smart Cultivator uses a cutting-edge artificial intelligence vision system, called Stout True Vision, to differentiate between the crop and weeds. A significant benefit Stout True Vision has over traditional machine vision is it automatically adjusts for lighting conditions, soil color, and plant sizes. To train it to recognize a crop — romaine lettuce, broccoli or iceberg, for example, thousands of images were labeled and uploaded so the machine could “learn” dozens of characteristics such as the color, leaf edges and shape and crown structure. Armed with that knowledge in the field, Smart Cultivator looks specifically for the commodity being grown and knows anything else should not be there.

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The blades open and close around the plants and remove any weeds sur-rounding them as it moves down the rows. The cultivating and weeding blades, along with the row width and height, are all easily adjustable. The Smart Cultivator processes fields at one to two acres per hour.

“With the ability to reduce both labor needs and chemical inputs at the same time, early adopters of the Smart Cultivator have found that there is an immediate financial benefit,” says Steven Snyder, Chief Technologist at Stout Industrial Technology. “It’s a great fit for both organic and conventional growers.”

 

A Machine That Keeps Learning

Currently, Smart Cultivator has the ability to work in fields of leafy greens such as romaine, iceberg and red-leaf lettuce, and brassicas. New crops are continually being added, Snyder says. Tomatoes and melons are coming soon.

“If a grower contacts us about a specific crop, we have a system in place that allows us to very quickly get the images we need to train our system to work on a new commodity,” he says.

 

Rugged Construction Designed for Field Conditions

The Smart Cultivator has cutting-edge technology, but it is designed with the user in mind. It has a user-friendly, touch-screen interface, precision seed line tracking for tight machine-to-plant spacing, automatic blade depth control and more. The Smart Cultivator requires only a 1,000 RPM PTO and three-point hitch, with no electrical or hydraulic connection to the tractor needed.
It is also designed with field conditions in mind, Snyder says. The Smart Cultivator works on any soil type and has automatic bed pressure and height control systems, which adapt to different soils – even rocky ones.

“We wanted something that would be easy to use and extremely durable, because we know it’s really hard for businesses to integrate new technologies into their operations,” Snyder says. “It’s made of heavy steel, with shock absorbers, and all the electronics and wiring are completely sealed and waterproof. You can pressure wash it; it doesn’t need special handling. Growers who are already using it say it’s reliable, it works, and it’s easy to use,” Snyder says.

 

Stout Industrial Technology Launches the Smart Cultivator

Stout Industrial Technology Launches the Smart Cultivator

Stout Industrial Technology Launches the Smart Cultivator

SALINAS, CA. (February 15, 2021)

After completing more than 1000 hours of trouble-free operation on their first prototype, Stout Industrial Technology completed the first commercial Smart Cultivator in May 2020 and now has completed its 16th commercial machine with more in production. With the initial commercial sales deliveries now completed and operating with success, Stout Industrial Technology is pleased to announce the availability of the Smart Cultivator to farming communities across the United States.

The Smart Cultivator is an automated weeder and cultivator that combines a proprietary, agriculturally proven mechanical platform with a cutting-edge artificial intelligence vision system, called Stout True Vision, to eliminate weeds and cultivate ground in a single pass. The machine processes fields at 1-2 acres per hour with one tractor driver and is rugged and durable. The machine features a self-tuning AI vision system, user-friendly touch screen interface, precision seed line tracking for tight machine to plant spacing, automatic blade depth control and more. The Smart Cultivator requires only a 1000 RPM PTO and 3 point hitch, with no electrical or hydraulics connection to the tractor. All electrical components are shockproof and waterproof.

“The Smart Cultivator addresses a critical labor shortage in the agriculture industry while simultaneously improving efficiencies in farming operations,” says Steven Snyder, Chief Technologist at Stout Industrial Technology.  “Early adopters of the Smart Cultivator have found that there is an immediate financial benefit with the reduction in labor needs and the ability to reduce chemical inputs, making the Smart Cultivator a great fit for both organic and conventional growers.”

The Smart Cultivator is the first of many industrial technologies to come from the diverse group of innovators behind the Stout Industrial Technology brand.  Combining a spirit of innovation and a background in product development, the team’s collective experience portfolio spans from space telescopes and virtual reality headsets, to automated farm equipment and high throughput specialty manufacturing lines.

Stout Industrial Technology looks forward to a bright future creating high quality, intelligent technology and machines that are designed to be dependable and last a lifetime.