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. 

Introducing Our Engineering Team

Introducing Our Engineering Team

Hello and welcome to our first PickTrace engineering blog post! This will be where we post all of our technical challenges and insights that we encounter along the way while we create the best software for agriculture the world has ever seen (at least, that’s the plan!).
Employee Spotlight: Gavin Lee

Employee Spotlight: Gavin Lee

PickTrace is proud to be a company of diverse backgrounds, skill sets, and interests. Each month we highlight members of our team to learn about what makes them, and PickTrace, unique.

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

Company
We are PickTrace, a fast growing software company that provides workforce and harvest management solutions for large-scale farms. We are  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.
PickTrace is 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 recently relocated to Glendale, CA, in the Los Angeles area, and we are growing our Engineering team to help us supercharge our growth.
Role
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.
 
Responsibilities
  • 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
 
Qualifications
  • 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 Front-end Engineer

Company
We are PickTrace, a fast-growing software company that provides workforce and harvest management solutions for large-scale farms. We are building the farm management system for 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 farmworkers each day.
PickTrace is 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 recently relocated to Glendale, CA, in the Los Angeles area, and we are hiring rapidly engineers to supercharge our growth.
Role
As PickTrace’s Senior Front-end Engineer, you will be a key hire in a growing Engineering team. We are laser-focused on bringing our product to the next level of extreme usability and robust scale. We’re looking for someone who consistently produces meticulous, high-quality, client-ready work, and who is thoughtful in both planning and implementation. We are also excited to work with an individual who is friendly and easy to collaborate with, passionate about his/her work, and receptive to feedback and professional growth.
Responsibilities
  • 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 of the PickTrace web client have an empowering, frictionless experience for users of varying levels of tech-savviness.
  • Building new features on a standalone basis with minimal oversight, collaborating with other engineers on your team to produce clean and operationally sound software.
  • Designing and implementing a world-class web development process in collaboration with back-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.
Qualifications
  • You have 5+ years of experience with Javascript and/or Typescript and modern web development technologies, including:
  • React
  • Redux
  • Webpack
  • You have knowledge of and a passion for current trends and best practices in web development.
  • You have a deep understanding of 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 Back-end Engineer

Company
We are PickTrace, a fast growing software company that provides workforce and harvest management solutions for large-scale farms. We are  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.

PickTrace is 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 recently relocated to Glendale, CA, in the Los Angeles area, 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!

QA Automation Engineer

Company
We are PickTrace, a fast-growing software company that provides workforce and harvest management solutions for large-scale farms. We are building the farm management system for 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 farmworkers each day.
PickTrace is 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 recently relocated to Glendale, CA, in the Los Angeles area, and we are hiring rapidly to supercharge our growth.
Role
As PickTrace’s Quality Assurance Automation Engineer (SDET), you will be one of our first hires in Southern California. This QA Automation Engineer will help our growing Engineering team to automate our platform testing. We’re looking for someone who consistently produces meticulous, high-quality work. We are also excited to work with an individual who is friendly and easy to collaborate with, passionate about his/her work, and receptive to feedback and professional growth.
Responsibilities
  • Become well-versed in the workflow and business needs of PickTrace customers in order to craft an elegant, high-performance user experience
  • Support the entire engineering and product team in architecting and building scalable solutions across multiple services including APIs, storage, queues, etc.
  • Ensure a seamless transition to and integration with a multi-tenant cloud infrastructure
  • Create and implement best practices for QA 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 5+ years of experience in automation of
  • Integration and functional testing
  • Load and Performance testing
  • End-to-end testing
  • Data preparation
  • You have knowledge and experience automating testing at scale in a fast-changing environment.
  • 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 DevOps Engineer

Company
We are PickTrace, a fast-growing software company that provides workforce and harvest management solutions for large-scale farms. We are building the farm management system for 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 farmworkers each day. 
PickTrace is 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 recently relocated to Glendale, CA, in the Los Angeles area, and we are hiring rapidly engineers to supercharge our growth. 
Role 
As PickTrace’s Senior DevOps Engineer, you will be a key hire on a growing Engineering team that is robustly scaling up our platform. We’re looking for someone who consistently produces meticulous, high-quality, client-ready work, and who is thoughtful in both planning and implementation. We are also excited to work with an individual who is friendly and easy to collaborate with, passionate about his/her work, and receptive to feedback and professional growth.
  
Responsibilities
  • Setting up and supporting infrastructure for a highly scalable and resilient platform.
  • Working on automating and supporting SDLC pipelines.
  • Designing and implementing world-class DevOps processes in collaboration with back and 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.
 
Qualifications
  • You have 5+ years of experience with cloud providers, orchestration, and containers.
  • Docker and k8s mean a lot to you.
  • You have strong knowledge of infrastructure and automation of CI/CD pipelines.
  • You can automate everything. Almost.
  • You have knowledge of and a passion for current trends and best practices in DevOps, including a deep understanding of performance, latency, and security issues.
  • You are an innovative, big picture thinker, but also 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!
 

Technical Writer

Technical Writer

Ciudad Guzmán, Jalisco, Mexico
Mission: As a Technical Writer, you will become an important founding member of the Documentation Team. You will take on the responsibility of working collaboratively with quality engineers, product managers, and usability experts to make PickTrace’s software and hardware products easier to use. You will take ownership of key documentation areas, assist the team with documentation updates, and contribute to the maintenance of the PickTrace knowledge base.
 
Outcomes and Key Results:
  • Act as the lead technical writer for the entire PickTrace product, including new features and updates:
    • Produce exceptional, high-impact support documentation  (in English and in Spanish) that helps drive self-service and efficiency for our end users and internal employees.
    • Write easy-to-understand, customer-facing user guides and help articles.
  • Work with the Product Manager and internal teams (Product & Engineering, Implementations, and Customer Success) to obtain an in-depth understanding of the product and documentation requirements:
    • Track and identify documentation areas impacted by UI changes, new product features, and revised procedures
    • Participate in continuous audits of existing documentation to ensure optimization of content architecture and accuracy of content.
 
Requirements:
  • Prior experience in technical writing, professional editing, or grant writing (2 years preferred).
  • Proven ability to write and communicate effectively in both English and Spanish:
    • Superb grammar and spelling.
    • Keen eye and attention to detail.
    • Excellent proofreading skills.
  • Advanced logic and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to organize and simplify large amounts of data and multi-tiered processes.
  • Ability to work autonomously on assigned tasks and coordinate multiple ongoing projects.
  • Ability to quickly grasp complex technical concepts and make them easily understandable in text and pictures.
  • Familiarity with HTML, CSS, and Jira. Demonstrated ability to learn new software and technical skills.
 
Preferred Skills (if you have one of the following skills, this will be significant bonus):
  • Experience in a support role or experience in curriculum development.
  • Knowledge of agriculture processes (strawberries, blueberries, apples, etc).
 
Portfolio Submission:
  • Please submit a writing portfolio:
    • 3-5 writing samples, in both English and Spanish.
    • Demonstrate the ability to produce efficient and clearly written customer-facing and/or internal documentation.
    • Exhibit the candidate’s ability to understand and implement content architecture and/or presentation of complex concepts.
    • A diverse writing portfolio that includes online content and data visualization is preferred.