Who are we, and what do we do?
Corteva Agriscience is the only major agriscience company in the world completely dedicated to agriculture. Our purpose is to enrich the lives of those who produce and those who consume, ensuring progress for generation to come. Our inspiration is to be a market shaper, driving the next generation of agriculture products that help farms and farmers flourish and through partnering with society becoming the most trusted partner in the global agriculture and food community.

With a global footprint and over 21,000 employees, Corteva is building the future of agriculture and leading breakthroughs in the innovation and application of science and technology that will better the lives of people all over the world and fuel the progress of humankind.

Corteva Agriscience is looking for an innovative, energetic, and transformational Cloud Engineering Lead.

The Cloud Engineering Lead is responsible for shaping and realizing the vision for cloud computing strategy at Corteva. You will be working across multiple public cloud providers and private cloud to focus on creating efficient, secure, and value-rich processes for onboarding and operations. You will work in collaboration with application teams to help ensure that workloads are well-placed and well-architected. You will also work with FinOps teams to ensure cloud costs are optimized. You will be leading a team of engineers responsible for the design, implementation, and operations of our cloud environments. This role requires a combination of technical expertise, hands-on technical ability, leadership skills, and the ability to collaborate with cross-functional teams. This role reports to the Infrastructure and Operations Compute Leader.

The ideal candidate for this position has a proven track record of leading Cloud Engineering in a large global, or multi-regional organization. The candidate needs to be comfortable working in a fast-paced, collaborative, and highly matrixed environment. This includes working with ambiguity, creating operational maturity vs. having it already in place, and have successful experience managing operations and hiring and developing talent.

How does an Engineering Lead work?

  • Through Strategic Partnerships: Build and maintain strong and credible relationships across Corteva IT and our strategic partners and vendors.
  • Harmonizes Business Needs and IT Strategies: Keeps a secure and differentiating employee or customer experience at the forefront of all they do. Oversees clear business capability definition and ensures alignment to technology products and services are in place to support.
  • Enables a High-Quality IT Product Portfolio: Drives value realization from products, services, interactions, assets, and capabilities as defined by business cases or similar tools.
  • Monitors IT Products, Platforms, and Services: Regularly review metrics and health dashboards to assess availability and productivity of the products in their portfolio; proactively identifies services and service levels to manage business-partner expectations.

What are the Engineering Lead’s Skills and Behaviors? 

  • Technology IQ: Grow in knowledge and understanding of leading and emerging technologies related to their associated technology product families. Participate in industry peer groups to understand industry trends.
  • Business IQ: Build an understanding of their business partners and how they fit within Corteva overall; participate in industry peer groups to understand industry trends. Accountable to share insights through metrics, charts, status reports, to bring visibility into work being done. Communicates regularly, how their actions contribute to the success of the organization.
  • Being Accountable: Share insights through metrics, charts, status reports, bring visibility into work being done, communicate regularly, share how the work contributes to the success of the organization.
  • Stays Curious: Deep understanding of Corteva strategic/operational challenges and determines how to meet current and emerging business needs. Stay aware of new and emerging technologies, and their potential value to Corteva.
  • Supports Common Ways of Working: Creates a culture that embraces industry best practices and innovation through collaboration with all internal and external stakeholders.

What are the Cloud Engineering Lead’s Primary Responsibilities – What you will do to help us grow!

  • Lead the design, deployment, and maintenance of cloud solutions. Implement best practices for system security, performance optimization, and monitoring.
  • Define and socialize cloud strategy, architecture, and best practices within the organization.
  • Maintain expertise in cloud service provider offerings (e.g. AWS, Azure, Google Cloud Platform).
  • Identifying and leveraging cloud technologies and tools to solve complex problems.
  • Provide on-call support for the Cloud Engineering Team as needed to ensure 24/7 system availability.
  • Implement and enforce security policies and procedures to safeguard data and systems and assure effective Cloud Security Posture Management.
  • Ensure compliance with industry standards and regulations.
  • Maintain detailed documentation of system configurations, procedures, and troubleshooting guides.
  • Optimize cloud spend for workloads to drive cost-efficiency.
  • Implementing policies and automation for cost monitoring and management.
  • Seek, embrace, and maintain strategic partnerships with product vendors and suppliers.
  • Maintain high levels of security, availability, performance, and scalability of infrastructure operations.
  • Establish, maintain, and regularly test robust disaster recovery / business continuity plans and processes for their portfolio.
  • Establish strong connections between the respective teams within IT. They should have a deep understanding of the interdependent relationship between infrastructure, information security and the applications/services.
  • Ensure personnel and infrastructure are in compliance with external FDA & SOX regulations and any other relevant regional or local regulations (e.g. GDPR). Participate in audits as required.
  • Develop and maintain close partnerships with associated functions within Corteva IT including: Software Development and Support, ERP, Enterprise Architecture, Portfolio and Program Management, and Cybersecurity.
  • Provides leadership, coaching and direction to a team of highly skilled global workforce of employee and contingent workers.
  • Incorporate operational excellence standards into daily operations to continually improve performance.


Experience and Education – What you’ll bring to the table!

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field (or equivalent experience).
  • 5+ years’ experience in cloud administration and cloud engineering (Azure and AWS).
  • Proven experience leading centralized cloud engineering teams for enterprise at scale.
  • Strong knowledge of scripting languages (e.g., Python), especially for automation, API integration, and testing.
  • Experience with virtualization and containerization technologies (e.g., VMware, Nutanix, Kubernetes).
  • Strong practical knowledge of Terraform and Infrastructure as Code tools.
  • Familiarity with configuration management tools (e.g., Ansible, Puppet, or Chef).
  • Excellent problem-solving and troubleshooting skills.
  • Ability to communicate technical information effectively to both technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Excellent product management skills.
  • Excellent analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Strong ability to engage with a global team and provide coaching and oversight.
  • Strong organizational skills to manage multiple tasks within the constraints of timeline and budget.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment, learn rapidly and master diverse technologies and techniques.

Other Preferred Qualifications

  • Professional Certifications in Azure and/or AWS a plus.
  • ITIL, Agile, PMP certification(s).
  • Operating in an Infrastructure as Product (IaP) environment.
  • Experience in strategy, customer service, and internal consulting.
  • Proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment.

Benefits – How We’ll Support You:

  • Numerous development opportunities offered to build your skills
  • Be part of a company with a higher purpose and contribute to making the world a better place
  • Health benefits for you and your family on your first day of employment
  • Four weeks of paid time off and two weeks of well-being pay per year, plus paid holidays
  • Excellent parental leave which includes a minimum of 16 weeks for mother and father
  • Future planning with our competitive retirement savings plan and tuition reimbursement program
  • Learn more about our total rewards package here – Corteva Benefits
  • Check out life at Corteva! www.linkedin.com/company/corteva/life

Are you a good match? Apply today! We seek applicants from all backgrounds to ensure we get the best, most creative talent on our team.