Senior Software Engineer

  • Nevada, IA, USA
  • Sep 26, 2022
Full time Software Engineer

Job Description

ALMACO in Nevada, IA is seeking a Senior Software Engineer. This is an excellent role for someone who enjoys taking a project from an idea to a fully implemented product, independently determining the steps needed and the work required to turn a concept into reality.  The individual who fills this role will take the lead in developing product roadmaps and determining what needs to happen to get the job done. We're looking for someone to mentor other software developers and team members - helping them follow best coding and version control practices, completing design reviews, and deploying new software. You’ll enjoy this job if you like to be part of an innovative team that pushes each other to accomplish great things, and you’re interested in developing leading-edge technology in the seed research industry. This is a full-time position with flexible hours. Some work can be completed remotely, but it is frequently necessary to be in the office at our headquarters in central Iowa, collaborating with the team or working near/on the equipment itself. Great things about ALMACO:

  • We offer a free health insurance option for employees!
  • We offer flexible schedules so you can take care of the things that matter. In addition, PTO starts accruing on day one.
  • We're a family-owned company, and the owners know you by name and care about you as a person.

 More about this position:

  • You'll translate requests from internal or external clients into potential projects and provide estimates to achieve the goals of the projects.
  • You'll write the code that controls our specialized agricultural equipment in the appropriate language(s), such as C#, C, Python, Java, Android/iOS/PWA, and Danfoss PLUS+1.
  • You'll work with RESTful services, OPC, SQL, AWS, and other cloud computing platforms.
  • You'll create algorithms to drive sophisticated machine behavior.
  • You'll assist with writing operating manuals, training internal stakeholders, and troubleshooting support on new software deployments.
  • Projects include full stack development to control, monitor, or gather data from our products, and potentially integrating client or third-party systems into our products to achieve seamless data flow.
  • The work environment will be a mix of independent, self-driven, tasks, as well as collaboration with a team of controls engineers, mechanical engineers, and technicians.

To excel in this position, you have:

  • A bachelor’s degree in software or computer engineering or computer science, or a related combination of education and experience that provide a similar depth of knowledge.
  • At least 3-5 years of successful experience designing, deploying, and maintaining software.
  • Excellent debugging, problem-solving, and analytical skills.
  • The desire and ability to work both independently and collaboratively.
  • The ability to provide technical guidance to the team to establish and maintain best software practices and bring new technologies to the company.

 About ALMACO: We are a family-owned business in Nevada, Iowa that focuses on delivering innovative solutions to our clients in the ag industry. We partner with clients to design and build custom planters, harvesters, and seed processing technology for the seed research industry, as well as provide superior service to support their equipment in the field. ALMACO has a deep-rooted history in central Iowa – we are the oldest business in Story County – but we are also rapidly growing. We offer a culture and workplace that allows for agility, flexibility, and innovation in each project we develop. Benefits include:

  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Holidays
  • Health Insurance (with a $0 premium option!)
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • 401(k) Match
  • Employer-Paid Disability Insurance
  • Employer-Paid Life Insurance
  • Supplemental Insurance including Cancer, Critical Illness, Hospital Indemnity and Accident plans
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Health Savings Accounts
  • Legal/Financial Consultation
  • EAP

 National Career Readiness Certificate is welcome. ALMACO is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender, gender identity, and sexual orientation,) national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. A post-offer pre-employment drug screen and background check are required.


New Product R&D, Electrical-Electronics Engineering, Software-Web Development


85,000 - 110,000