Who are we, and what do we do?
Corteva Agriscience creates the world’s most recognized and premium agricultural solutions to address the greatest challenges in agriculture. With a focus on technology, Corteva Agriscience creates seed and crop protection products that increase productivity and profit for farmers while reducing risks to their business. Every day our digital tools deliver insights our global partners need to thrive now and into the future.

With a global footprint and over 21,000 employees, Corteva Agriscience 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 a Software Engineering Lead.

A Software Engineering Lead (SEL) is a senior IT professional with a vast technical experience that will serve as the leader of Software Engineers. Their primary responsibilities include technical analysis, discovery, design, prototyping, documentation, and leading implementation of complex business solutions. They provide their team with in-depth technical knowledge and leadership to resolve issues, and they have experience with front-end and back-end technologies, full-stack web, cloud infrastructure and mainly mobile applications.

A Software Engineering Lead is directly responsible for helping the business achieve their business goals through their technical leadership skills.

Primary Responsibilities – How will you help us Grow?


  • Collaborating with Architects, IT and Business Product Owners/Managers, IT Product Leads, Agile Delivery Leaders, UX team members, and Testers to ensure that the right software is built and that it is built as intended.
  • Working in a team with a DevOps mindset.
  • Inspiring colleagues to achieve at a high level, push teams to deliver great results, and maintain an optimistic attitude.
  • Modeling and coaching a passion for learning and developing skills, trying new technologies, and embracing the full-stack engineer mindset.
  • Serve as the role model and technical reference for the other Software Engineers, IT and Business POs.

Driver Focused on IT Solutions:

  • Making themselves available to engage with Software Engineers for reviewing designs or code, recommending/coaching on industry best practices and Corteva standards, etc.
  • Being curious and ask questions of their team(s) to drive out the best possible outcome.
  • Leading/directing the balance between delivering capabilities and ensuring sound technical solutions through white-boarding, refactoring, and continuously addressing technical debt.

Producer Orchestrating Capabilities of Value:

  • Assisting their team(s) with any part of the tech stack where needed.
  • Modeling and coaching the desire to improve all aspects of the product and processes.
  • Delivering outstanding results by meeting business needs in a scalable, reliable, and secure manner.
  • Contributing to the technical roadmap to establish and support the product lifecycle.

How does a Software Engineering Lead operate at Corteva?

  • Strategic Leadership: Leads and influences engineering practices and outcomes which ensure technical roadmaps drive toward innovative sustainability, scalability, and quality.
  • Standards-Compliant Solutions: Guides the engineering of solutions to align with Enterprise Architecture, Engineering, Privacy, Security/Risk, and Center of Excellent (CoE) direction.
  • Productive Team: Partners with team, IT Product Managers, Architects, UX Researchers to guide the creation of solutions to meet business needs using IT and industry-standards-based approaches.

What are a Software Engineering Lead’s skills and behaviors?

  • Business IQ: Moderate knowledge and understanding of the product family business processes and IT implications; growing knowledge of the overall Corteva business capabilities and outcomes for their products.
  • Technical IQ: Lead-level technical depth in one-to-many areas or technologies of software engineering and possible specialization in a few specific areas or technologies. Growing knowledge in some software engineering technologies.
  • Domain IQ: Leadership capabilities across the software development lifecycle (SDLC); expert-level knowledge of security and compliance principles.
  • Strategic partnering: Building credibility with the team by consistently delivering on commitments, solving problems, researching options, and having a “can-do” attitude.
  • Communications: Excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills. Be part of a diverse and multicultural community and be able to interact with them.

What are a Software Engineering Lead’s responsibilities?

  • For this position Corteva is looking for a Software Engineer Lead with proved Mobile development experience.
  • Lead Software Engineers well toward solid performance and growth within their profession.
  • Collaborate well with other Engineering Leads, IT Product Leads, Senior Product Leaders, QAs, Agile Delivery Leads, and Product Owners.
  • Create clear and maintainable designs, documentation, prototypes, and other technical deliverables.
  • Engineer for data- and business-driven solutions.
  • Lead-level cloud engineering and prototyping.
  • Ensure secure development techniques and compliance with standards.
  • Regularly improve technical aspects of the product by identifying issues and problems in the architecture, performance, product, code, or process.


Skills & Experience – What you’ll bring to the table!

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Information Technology, Business Administration, or equivalent work experience.
  • Minimum 8-10 years of experience designing and deploying tools and capabilities to a diverse set of personas or users.
  • 3+ years of leadership experience.
  • Great proven experience with mobile software development is key.
  • Ability to understand and manage build processes in a CICD-based team.
  • Possess source-code management skills using tools like Azure DevOps.
  • Ability to understand and apply various software development frameworks and utilities to solve business problems.
  • Possess a familiarity with infrastructure as code, automation, monitoring, and the DevOps mindset.
  • Leadership of test-driven development techniques.
  • Support the team in the ideate/concept phase to shape the solution and cost estimation.
  • Responsible for EA, Privacy, and Security process with Vendors.
  • Secure Corteva QA principles are applied to guarantee proper test strategy and plan.
  • Responsible for technical sprint acceptance.
  • Responsible for DAST & SAST Scans and mitigation of risks.

Preferred or Nice to Have

  • 15+ total years of experience in IT.
  • Experience with front-end web frameworks, such as Angular and React.
  • Working knowledge of CI, CD, and infrastructure as code DevOps practices.
  • Experience in developing large scale funding and deployment plans.
  • Experience with SAFe and Product Management at Scale strategies.
  • Experience with Adobe Experience Manager, SFDC, and SAP.
  • Experience with Mobile frameworks such as React Native, Kotlin, Swift, and Xamarin/.NET MAUI
  • Experience with data migrations and integrations with enterprise-level applications.

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.