Software Development Manager

AcreTrader is looking for a Software Development Manager to lead our development team in building the most accurate, comprehensive, and usable farmland technical tool available today. Our AcreMaps team is one of three rapidly-growing business units, and we need someone who is excited about helping our developers grow in their careers and can help them further develop technical skill sets. The person in this role will be a manager and guide to team members so they can continue on their paths to becoming excellent engineers.

Day-to-day, the Development Manager will help lead and implement the latest mapping and web technologies to create tools that meet the needs of investors, farmers, brokers, and landowners. Because of this, the person in this role must have front-end and back-end knowledge and be able to make architectural design choices. The person who joins our team in this role will get to build a product from scratch with their voice and their decisions, making an almost immediate impact on our users. This position is an opportunity to be a leader in a high-growth company. As at any growing company, you can expect many other tasks and responsibilities to be assigned as well as growth opportunities to be seized.

Core responsibilities:

  • Organize full lifecycle software development
  • Prepare specifications and determine operational feasibility
  • Write well-designed, testable, efficient code
  • Prepare software verification plans and quality assurance procedures
  • Organize documentation and maintenance of software functionality
  • Serve as the technical lead for a team of developers
  • Evaluate and deploy software tools, processes, and metrics
  • Provide support and consulting on software systems usage


  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or a related field
  • 5 or more years of software development experience
  • Experience in a technical lead role and/or leading a software development team
  • 3 or more years of experience in Python and Javascript (React and Redux)
  • 3 or more years of experience in SQL and Docker
  • Comfort with working in an Agile environment
  • Strong communication skills
  • Entrepreneurial mindset and ability to thrive in a startup environment
  • Transparency and openness to feedback
  • Interested in farming or agriculture

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Masters in Business Administration and/or Masters in Information Systems
  • Mapbox API
  • Google Cloud
  • Typescript
  • Django
  • PostGIS
  • Jira
  • Git

Legal authorization to work in the United States is a precondition to employment at AcreTrader

About AcreTrader

AcreTrader launched in 2018 and has established itself as a leader in the farmland investment industry. Our team and company have grown at an incredible pace, and in order to continue this growth, we must do so intentionally. We have very high expectations for ourselves, each other, and every new team member. We’re looking for high performers who go about their work with a sense of curiosity and a drive to make things better. If you would like to be a part of a fast moving operation with an opportunity to make a massive impact at the intersection of finance, technology, and agriculture - then please, read on.


AcreMaps aims to be the most comprehensive, accurate, and useful mapping tool for agriculture. There are over 50 million farmland owners in the world that require a better service to explore their land. That includes checking how the land has evolved with satellite imagery, pricing their land at market with a land valuation algorithm, and exploring the underlying agronomic information. Our team solves complex computer science problems, designs beautiful and intuitive product experiences, and improves the accuracy of our data to set the industry standard for mapping.