Agronomy Innovation Lead

Aker is a venture-backed precision agricultural startup. We are an innovation leader in evaluating crop health to enable precision farming. Aker believes that in-season crop monitoring is key to optimize inputs, yield and drive profitability. Consequently, Aker is dedicated to building the best in-season agronomic tools and services for the industry.

Aker brings expertise in aerospace, robotics, and computer vision to build a patented drone solution for detecting pests, diseases and fertility issues inside the canopy of crop fields. Your contribution will set the pace to complete a commercial solution and scale a platform to shape the future of precision agriculture by in-season crop management practices.


  • Create and analyze farmer-led case studies from existing Aker platform users to support new product development through agronomic and practical advice.
  • Manage and maintain the creation and evolution of Aker’s internal agronomy data assets and machine learning engine.
  • Establish partnerships with ag retailers, farmers, crop consultant networks and research centers to identify practical use cases for Aker’s crop diagnostic to address real-world agronomy problems.
  • Test new products and software in the field and identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Benchmark and maintain product performance.
  • Support field deployment for guidance on collection and operational improvements.
  • Support management strategies with new technologies that can become agronomic revenue streams.
  • Contribute to the overall strategy of the company.


  • Minimum BS degree, preferred MS in ag-related subject required
  • 3+ years of experience in ag business
  • Agronomy expertise and demonstrated experience in working with growers in adopting new technology.
  • Ability to distill farm-based problems into new initiatives that farmers will trust.
  • Experience and/or understanding of new product development and launch processes.
  • Able to work independently while committed to team’s objectives.


The position is full time with preference in the St. Louis, MO area. Compensation will be based on experience, plus:

  • Flexible PTO
  • Health insurance
  • Udemy subscription to keep advancing your skills

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