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 provides growers with real-time insight into their operations and improves their efficiency. Everything 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 built PickTrace for Fairfield Farms, their own family’s blueberry and avocado farm in Southern California. By helping their family farm, 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 organically grew among neighboring growers, 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 Series A funding 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. 

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 start-up 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 internationally, and our application is used by tens of thousands of farmworkers each day.

PickTrace is a YCombinator-backed company, and we just raised a Series A round of financing from an investment firm with a track record of building multi-billion dollar software companies. We are based in Glendale, CA, in the Los Angeles area, and we are rapidly hiring engineers to supercharge our growth.

Our software offering is built on a multi-tenant microservices-based platform utilizing dockerized services and Kubernetes within Google Cloud Platform, featuring a ReactJS front-end and a back-end written primarily in Python and Golang. Out mobile application is Android-first, written in Kotlin, with agriculture-specific applications including asynchronous data communication, bluetooth, GPS, and in-field push notifications.

 

Role

As PickTrace’s Senior Android Engineer, you will be a key hire to own the mobile side of our technology. This engineer will drive all development efforts related to our mobile application, from architecture and design decisions, to collaboration with UI/UX design, to hands-on implementation. We’re looking for someone capable of consistently producing high-quality work, who is outstanding in their follow-through, who 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 their work, and receptive to feedback and professional growth. This role offers the potential to grow and lead an Android team in the future.

Responsibilities

  • Become an expert on the context and workplace needs of PickTrace customers in order to:
    • craft an elegant, high-performance mobile user experience regardless of connectivity or device
    • ensure that end users of the PickTrace Android app have an empowering, frictionless experience
    • build product for users of varying levels of tech-savviness, trust in technology, and demographics
  • Build 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 to seamlessly launch new products and iterate on existing features, in collaboration with:
    • back-end engineers
    • front-end engineers
    • product managers
    • designers
    • and other cross-functional colleagues
  • Help build and maintain an excited, cohesive engineering organization, including:
    • assist in the hiring of an A+ engineering and product team
    • offer guidance and professional development to less tenured engineers
    • nurture a culture of collaboration, drive, and passion

 

Qualifications

  • You have 3+ years of experience with the latest technologies for the Android platform:
    • Android Studio
    • Kotlin
    • Gradle
    • Android SDK
  • 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’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 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).

Benefits

At PickTrace, we are a dynamic, warm, and collegial start-up environment.
We offer benefits including:

  • Competitive salary compensation
  • Equity
  • 401(k)
  • Healthcare benefits
  • Flexible time off
  • Free parking
  • Casual dress
  • Build-your-own workstation

If this sounds like your cup of tea, we would absolutely love to meet you!

Senior Front-end Engineer

Company

We are PickTrace, a fast-growing software start-up 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 internationally, and our application is used by tens of thousands of farmworkers each day.

PickTrace is a YCombinator-backed company, and we just raised a Series A round of financing from an investment firm with a track record of building multi-billion dollar software companies. We are based in Glendale, CA, in the Los Angeles area, and we are rapidly hiring engineers to supercharge our growth.

Our software offering is built on a multi-tenant microservices-based platform utilizing dockerized services and Kubernetes within Google Cloud Platform, featuring a ReactJS front-end and a back-end written primarily in Python and Golang. Out mobile application is Android-first, written in Kotlin, with agriculture-specific applications including asynchronous data communication, bluetooth, in-field push notifications.

Role

As PickTrace’s Senior Front-end Engineer, you will be a key hire in a growing Engineering team, with product ownership over the “office user’s experience” of our web application. 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 their work, receptive to feedback, and motivated by professional learning and growth. This role offers the potential to mentor and grow a front-end team. 

Responsibilities

  • Become an expert on the workflow and business needs of PickTrace customers in order to:
    • craft an elegant, high-performance user experience
    • ensure that end users of the PickTrace web client have an empowering, frictionless experience
    • build product for users of varying levels of tech-savviness
  • Build new features on a standalone basis with minimal oversight, collaborating with other engineers on your team to produce clean and operationally sound software.
  • Design and implement a world-class web development process to seamlessly launch new products and iterate on existing features, in collaboration with:
    • back-end engineers and mobile engineers
    • product managers
    • other cross-functional colleagues
  • Help build and maintain an excited, cohesive engineering organization, including:
    • assist in the hiring of an A+ engineering and product team
    • offer guidance and professional development to less tenured engineers
    • nurture a culture of collaboration, drive, and passion
Qualifications
  • You have 5+ years of experience focusing on front-end development with Javascript and/or Typescript
  • You have 2+ years of expertise with 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).

 

Benefits

At PickTrace, we are a dynamic, warm, and collegial start-up environment.
We offer benefits including:

  • Competitive salary compensation
  • Equity
  • 401(k)
  • Healthcare benefits
  • Flexible time off
  • Free parking
  • Casual dress
  • Build-your-own workstation
If this sounds like your cup of tea, we would absolutely love to meet you!

Senior Back-end Engineer

Company

We are PickTrace, a fast-growing software start-up 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 internationally, and our application is used by tens of thousands of farmworkers each day.

PickTrace is a YCombinator-backed company, and we just raised a Series A round of financing from an investment firm with a track record of building multi-billion dollar software companies. We are based in Glendale, CA, in the Los Angeles area, and we are rapidly hiring engineers to supercharge our growth.

Our software offering is built on a multi-tenant microservices-based platform utilizing dockerized services and Kubernetes within Google Cloud Platform, featuring a ReactJS front-end and a back-end written primarily in Python and Golang. Out mobile application is Android-first, written in Kotlin, with agriculture-specific applications including asynchronous data communication, bluetooth, in-field push notifications.

 

Role

As PickTrace’s Senior Back-end Engineer, you will be a key addition to a growing Engineering team, as we revamp our technology stack for a fast-scaling 2020 and beyond. Our team of rockstar back-end engineers are hands-on and collaborative, frequently working together to make big architecture and design decisions. We’re looking for a similar profile of person 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 a teammate who is friendly and easy to collaborate with, passionate about their work, receptive to feedback, and motivated by professional learning and growth.

 

Responsibilities
  • Become well-versed in the workflow and business needs of PickTrace customers (both office and field users) in order to craft the back-end of an elegant, high-performance user experience
  • Serve as a thought partner to the CTO in architecting and building scalable solutions across thousands of live mobile connections and millions of data records
  • 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
  • Help create and implement best practices for dev processes and deployment
  • Further our transition to a multi-tenant GCP infrastructure
  • Help build and maintain an excited, cohesive engineering organization, including:
    • assist in the hiring of an A+ engineering and product team
    • offer guidance and professional development to less tenured engineers
    • nurture a culture of collaboration, drive, and passion

Qualifications

  • You have 3-6 years of experience architecting scalable applications from the ground up and designing long-lived APIs using the following technologies:
    • Python and Python web apps
    • Java
    • PostgreSQL
    • Docker
    • Cloud: experienced in setting up, architecting and deploying the back-end of cloud servers including load balancing, RDS database, front-facing server (GCP preferred)
  • 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)

Benefits
At PickTrace, we are a dynamic, warm, and collegial start-up environment.
We offer benefits including:

  • Competitive salary compensation
  • Equity
  • 401(k)
  • Healthcare benefits
  • Flexible time off
  • Free parking
  • Casual dress
  • Build-your-own workstation
If this sounds like your cup of tea, we would absolutely love to meet you!

Senior DevOps Engineer

Company

We are PickTrace, a fast-growing software start-up 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 internationally, and our application is used by tens of thousands of farmworkers each day. 

PickTrace is a YCombinator-backed company, and we just raised a Series A round of financing from an investment firm with a track record of building multi-billion dollar software companies. We are based in Glendale, CA, in the Los Angeles area, and we are rapidly hiring engineers to supercharge our growth. 

Our software offering is built on a multi-tenant microservices-based platform utilizing dockerized services and Kubernetes within Google Cloud Platform, featuring a ReactJS front-end and a back-end written primarily in Python and Golang. Out mobile application is Android-first, written in Kotlin, with agriculture-specific applications including asynchronous data communication, bluetooth, in-field push notifications.

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. This role offers the potential to grow a DevOps team. 

  
Responsibilities
  • Setting up and supporting infrastructure for a highly scalable and resilient platform, including:
    • GCP environment
    • Kubernetes
    • Docker
    • SDLC pipelines
  • Designing and implementing world-class DevOps processes in collaboration with cross-functional colleagues
    • back, front-end, and mobile engineers
    • product managers
    • technical support and client success
  • Helping to build and maintain a PickTrace culture that produces team cohesion, high drive, and excitement within the engineering team
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).


Benefits

At PickTrace, we are a dynamic, warm, and collegial start-up environment.
We offer benefits including:

  • Competitive salary compensation 
  • Equity
  • 401(k)
  • Healthcare benefits
  • Flexible time off
  • Free parking
  • Casual dress
  • Build-your-own workstation
If this sounds like your cup of tea, we would absolutely love to meet you!

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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.