We are PickTrace

PickTrace is a fast growing software company that provides workforce and harvest management solutions for large-scale farms. Founded by brothers Austin and Harrison Steed, PickTrace is building the farm management system of the future. 

PickTrace builds powerful software products that help agriculture companies thrive. Our workforce and harvest management software helps growers gain insight into their operations and improve their operational efficiency. Everything that we do is based on the conviction that we succeed when our customers build a more efficient, compliant, and profitable operation.

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Summer 2013

Initial idea and first iteration

Austin begins working on PickTrace for his family farm, Fairfield Farms

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Summer 2014

Won first customer

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Summer 2015

Accepted into Y Combinator

Won 6 new customers

Hired first employee

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Summer 2017

Company Growth Plan implemented

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Summer 2018

PickTrace reaches profitability

Series A funding

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winter 2018

Moved to brand new HQ location in beautiful Glendale, Los Angeles

WHERE IT ALL BEGAN

Austin and Harrison Steed originally started working on PickTrace for Fairfield Farms, their own family’s blueberry and avocado farm in Southern California. As they continued to work they realized the full extent of the complexities and inefficiencies in agriculture related to manual payroll calculation, labor law compliance, and productivity tracking. 

Their vision? Revolutionize the industry with a complete farm management solution. It wasn’t long before interest in their software solution grew, and a company was born.

Today the PickTrace team is 20+ strong and just moved into a beautiful new HQ in downtown Glendale, Los Angeles. Our software is used by tens of thousands of farm workers each day across some of the largest berry, citrus, and apple growers in the United States as well as in Mexico, Peru, Chile, and Australia. 

PickTrace is a YCombinator-backed company and in 2018 raised a large Series A from an investment firm with a track record of building multi-billion dollar software companies.

Our Team

Our Vision

We aim to revolutionize the industry with a complete farm management solution. 

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Perks & Positions

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FLEXIBLE TIME OFF

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Fun and collaborative work environment

Free parking

Casual dress environment

Health benefits

Brand new office in the heart of Glendale

Equity

401K

Open Positions

Senior Android Engineer

We are PickTrace, a fast growing software company that provides workforce and harvest management solutions for large-scale farms. PickTrace is building the farm management system of the future. Today we serve some of the largest berry, citrus, and apple growers in the United States and are used by tens of thousands of farm workers each day. We are a YCombinator backed company and just raised a large round of financing from a long-term oriented investment firm with a terrific track record of building multi-billion dollar software companies.
As PickTrace’s Senior Android Engineer, you will be one of our first hires in Southern California. We need a Senior Android Engineer to drive all development efforts related to our mobile application. We’re looking for someone capable of consistently producing high-quality work, who is outstanding in their follow-through and is not content with partial solutions, and who is thoughtful in both planning and implementation. Most importantly, we’re looking for an individual who is friendly and easy to work with, passionate about his/her work, and receptive to feedback and professional growth.
In this role, you’ll be responsible for:
  • Becoming well-versed in the workflow and business needs of PickTrace customers in order to craft an elegant, high-performance user experience
  • Ensuring that end users have a frictionless, trust-inducing experience regardless of their context, demographic, connectivity conditions, or device of choice
  • Building new features on a standalone basis with minimal oversight, collaborating with other engineers on your team to produce clean and operationally sound software, as well as:
    • Developing technical plans and contributing to our architecture as we grow
    • Owning the technical bar for the Android app, from enforcing best practices to unit testing to CI and our release process
  • Designing and implementing a world-class mobile development process in collaboration with back-end engineers, front-end engineers, product managers, and other cross-functional colleagues to seamlessly launch new products and iterate on existing features
  • Helping to build and maintain a PickTrace culture that produces team cohesion, high drive, and excitement within the engineering staff
You’d be a great fit if the following describes you:
  • You have 3+ years of experience with Android Studio, Java, Gradle and the Android SDK. You’ve published applications in Google Play, and have experience with Android Market & associated distribution processes.
  • You have strong UI/UX skills, with an emphasis on UX.
  • You have knowledge of and a passion for current trends and best practices in mobile architecture. You have a deep understanding of mobile performance, latency, and security issues.
  • You are an innovative, big picture thinker but ultra-proficient with technical details.
  • You have a knack for simplifying, breaking down, and honing in on the core elements of problems to drive towards solutions.
  • You have strong communication skills and can work effectively with a cross-functional team (including with non-technical colleagues).
If this sounds like you, we would absolutely love to meet you!

Senior Backend Engineer

Description 

We are PickTrace, a fast growing software company that provides workforce and harvest management solutions for large-scale farms. We are a YCombinator backed company and just raised a large round of financing from an investment firm with a track record of building multi-billion dollar software companies. PickTrace is building the farm management system of the future. Today we serve some of the largest berry, citrus, and apple growers in the United States and are used by tens of thousands of farm workers each day.

We are in the process of relocating our headquarters from the Bay Area to Glendale, CA, and we are looking to hire an experienced Senior Backend Engineer to help us supercharge our growth.

Responsibilities 
  • Become well-versed in the workflow and business needs of PickTrace customers in order to craft an elegant, high-performance user experience
  • Serve as a thought partner to CTO in architecting and building scalable solutions across thousands of live mobile connections and millions of data records
  • Lead our transition to a multi-tenant AWS infrastructure
  • Own and spearhead development of key new features such as:
    • GPS and geo-fencing
    • Payroll processing engine
    • Dynamic in-app communication platform
    • Actionable event system
    • Biometrics and identity authentication
  • Assist in the hiring of an A+ engineering and product team
  • Offer guidance and professional development to less tenured engineers
  • Help create and implement best practices for dev processes and deployment
  • Help build and maintain a PickTrace culture that produces team cohesion, high drive, and excitement within the engineering staff
Qualifications 
  • You have 3-5 years of experience architecting scalable applications from the ground up and designing long-lived APIs using the following technologies:
    • Python and Python web apps, SQL, Java
    • Docker
    • AWS – experienced in setting up, architecting and deploying the back-end of AWS servers including load balancing, RDS database, front-facing server
  • You are an innovative, big picture thinker but ultra-proficient with technical details
  • You have a knack for simplifying, breaking down, and honing in on the core elements of problems to drive towards solutions
  • You have strong communication skills and can work effectively with a cross-functional team (including with non-technical colleagues)
If this sounds like you, we would absolutely love to meet you!

UX/UI Designer

We are PickTrace, a fast growing software company that builds workforce and harvest management software for large farms. Today we serve some of the largest berry, citrus, and apple growers in the United States. We are a YCombinator backed company and just raised a large round of financing from an investment firm with a track record of building multi-billion dollar software companies.

We just moved into an awesome new office in the heart of downtown Glendale and we are looking to hire an experienced UX/UI Designer with a strong background in visual design.

As PickTrace’s UX/UI Designer, you will be one of the key members of our product and engineering team. We’re looking for someone capable of consistently producing high-quality work, who is outstanding in their follow-through, and who is thoughtful and collaborative in both planning and execution. Most importantly, we’re looking for an individual who is friendly and easy to work with, passionate about his or her work, and receptive to feedback and professional growth.

In this role, you’ll be responsible for:

• Becoming well-versed in the workflow and business needs of PickTrace customers in order to craft an elegant, high-performance user interface and user experience

• Ensuring that end users have a frictionless, trust-inducing experience regardless of their context, demographic, connectivity conditions, or device of choice

• Owning and driving all aspects of design across our web and mobile interfaces

• Working closely with our customer success, product, and engineering colleagues to define interface and user requirements

• Developing new approaches to complex interface and UX problems, and conveying these designs in the form of presentations, prototypes, and design specs 

• Helping to build and maintain a PickTrace culture that produces team cohesion with high drive and excitement amongst the product and engineering staff

You’d be a great fit if the following describes you:

• You have 3+ years of experience designing interfaces for mobile and web applications
• You care deeply about creating the most elegant and intuitive workflow for solving a problem
• You have experience designing high fidelity graphic assets in Photoshop, Sketch, Illustrator, and/or InVision
• You have a strong ability to design and prototype UI for mobile Android applications
• You have an eye for design and UX consistency across mobile and web platforms
• You are experienced working in an agile/scrum development process
• You have a great attitude, collaborative spirit, and openness to feedback
• You are a clear communicator and can work effectively with a cross-functional team

If this sounds like you, we would absolutely love to meet you!

Implementation Manager

We are PickTrace, a fast growing software company that provides workforce and harvest management solutions for large-scale farms. PickTrace is building the farm management system of the future. Today we serve some of the largest berry, citrus, and apple growers in the United States and are used by tens of thousands of farm workers each day. We are a YCombinator backed company and just raised a large round of financing from a long-term oriented investment firm with a terrific track record of building multi-billion dollar software companies.

We are in the process of relocating our headquarters from the Bay Area to Glendale, CA, and we are looking to hire talented, diligent Implementation Managers to help us as we continue to deploy with new farms across California and the Pacific Northwest and to help us supercharge our growth.

As a PickTrace Implementation Manager, you are on the front lines of deploying our software, working with our customers, and ensuring that they are successful. We seek Implementation Managers who are dedicated to making every touchpoint with PickTrace for our customers and their stakeholders extraordinary. We believe in the power of exceptional customer service, and you’ll be out front in making our customers and users feel valued.

In this role, you’ll be responsible for:

  • Acting as the first point of contact for our customers as they implement PickTrace, beginning as part of the sales cycle and continuing until ~90 days after implementation begins. You will work with brand new clients as well as clients who are upgrading to new PickTrace offerings.
  • Ensuring the absolute satisfaction of our customers. This means working to delight customers and going above and beyond. It means acting as a consultant and partner to our customers and sharing best practices. It means never settling until we’ve achieved 100% success.
  • Traveling as much as 25% of the time to deploy PickTrace’s software. Our customers are located across California, the Pacific Northwest, and the broader United States. Implementations require on-site where you can you enjoy changing scenery and the great outdoors.
  • Collecting feedback from customers and users about the PickTrace product and relaying this feedback to colleagues in product, engineering, sales, and customer success. Implementation Managers have the very best insights into how our customers operate, their challenges, and how PickTrace can help to improve our customers’ lives. Capturing and sharing this feedback is critical.
  • Quickly understanding the customer operation and evaluating the most efficient procedures for the field and office. Building successful training plans, schedules, and procedures. Holding onsite training seminars for the customer in Spanish and English.

You’d be a great fit if the following describes you:

  • You are technically competent and enjoy solving problems. You understand modern technology, are able to troubleshoot issues, and are resourceful. You are calm under pressure, and do not shy away from a challenge.
  • You are an empathetic, patient teacher. You understand that learning a new process and technology takes time. You relate well to others, and can relate to their challenges. You want to see others succeed, and enjoy sharing you knowledge. You are a clear and confident communicator.
  • You love the nitty gritty of operations. You are incredibly organized and can make lists for days. There’s no other option for you but extreme perfectionism and focus on the details. We sweat the small stuff here.
  • You’re an execution machine. When you’re tasked with something, it is completed with the utmost thought and care. You feel a sense of accomplishment after seeing a project come to fruition and can’t wait to take on the next task with the same level of energy.
  • You are a fluent writer and speaker of Spanish**. The vast majority of our end users are Spanish speaking, and strong Spanish language skills are required for success in this role.