Our Why

Cloud Agronomics is unlocking the fundamental blocker in global soil-based carbon capture projects. We have created the world’s first remote Carbon Index that is commercially available for farmlands. By accurately quantifying soil organic carbon (SOC) down to over 30cm depth, we provide annual verification of SOC in farmland to enable soil-based carbon sequestration markets across the globe. Backed by Lightspeed Venture Partners, Sinewave Ventures, and a featured partner of Microsoft’s AI for Earth Initiative, Cloud Agronomics uses recent advances in hyper-spectral imaging technology to change the way the agricultural industry makes decisions. Our breakthrough analytics are helping farmers produce the food we eat more sustainably, and help them contribute to the effort to reverse the effects of climate change.

About the Role

In this position, you will work at the intersection of sustainability, agriculture, and technology. The Director of Operations role will work with every area of our business to ensure proper delivery of our product. Your attention to detail, proactive problem-solving, and operational know-how will be key for Cloud Agronomics to scale our operations outside of the US in 2021. You’ll make certain of operational readiness for all flight plans, including flight paths, pilot communications, and systems integration. With strong interpersonal skills, direct communication, and meticulous attention to detail, you will be very effective to tie all of the pieces of our business together. This role involves everything from high-level strategy and implementation to data management across our organization. You will collect, process and work with agronomists to map flight operations on GIS tools and automate processes with basic programming. One of the key impacts of this role is customer delivery. The Director of Operations will work with the technical development and product teams to ensure we deliver in accordance with customer requirements with quality control.

Areas of Responsibility

  • Lead the development and execution of our global operations
  • Customer delivery
  • Develop and maintain reporting frameworks
  • Design and implement roadmap for flight operations
  • Aerial partner relationship management
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Flight planning, operational readiness
  • Internal and external meetings with respective stakeholders
  • Data management
  • Build and maintain aerial operator relationships - negotiate contracts
  • Optimize operations: evaluate existing relationships and contracts
  • Reporting: preparing daily operational reports for executive management
  • Operational issues: troubleshooting

Qualifications

  • At least a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • 5+ years of direct operations experience
  • 5+ years of management experience
  • Exceptional communication skills
  • Excel guru

Traits

  • Reliable, trustworthy
  • Assertive
  • Respectful, ambitious
  • Organized
  • Efficient

Pluses

  • Background with aviation experience
  • Experience in the public sector
  • GIS experience
  • Basic Python programming
  • Multilingual

Benefits While Working at Cloud Agronomics

  • Competitive compensation & benefits package
  • Snacks, drinks, coffee
  • Office building in a central location with views of the Boulder Flatirons
  • Volunteering benefits
  • Referral program
  • Active engagement in climate mitigation

Press about Us

"Cloud Agronomics Raises $6 Million From SineWave Ventures to Create The Agricultural Intelligence Engine"

President, Oleksiy Zhuk "The Largest Carbon Sink You've Never Heard Of"

CEO, Mark Tracy and President, Oleksiy Zhuk featured on MIT Podcast "The View From On High with Cloud Agronomics"

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