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Corteva Agriscience Product Family Architect in Des Moines, Iowa


Product Family Architect (PFA)

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 generations 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.

We create 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. As the world's first dedicated agriculture start-up, we're building a culture that stays curious, thinks differently, acts boldly and takes a stand on what's right for our customers, our co-workers, our partners and our team-oriented environment.

Corteva Agriscience is looking for an innovative, energetic, and transformational Product Family Architect (PFA).

The Product Family Architect (PFA) acts as a coordinator of architecture design, technical strategy, and operational standards across large scale and/or highly complex Product Families. Because of this scale and complexity, the PFA has additional duties above a typical Solution Architect to work closely with the IT Product Owner and Product Line Architect on new and existing technical and business demand.

Primary Responsibilities - How you will help us Grow!

  • IT PFA fosters innovative, productive teams, standard and compliant solutions within a family.

  • Leads planning and execution of technical lifecycle within the Product Family with IT Product Owners (PO) and Solution Architects (SA).

  • Engages with Product Owners and the IT Business Relationship Managers on new demand request reviews, technical solutions/evaluations and POC needs for the Product Family.

  • Maintains consistency of architectural principles across systems and applications by working with SAs and IT POs.

  • Ensures alignment of product roadmaps through POs and SAs; includes alignment with technology roadmap and product family folios.

  • Sets high level technical architecture for Product Family solutions and aids in determining when deviation is required.

  • Advises Product Family on required or recommended Technical Excellence work.

  • Champions improvements of architecture and technical practices.

  • Engages with teams and vendors on solution evaluations (SaaS and non-SaaS) and purchase recommendations.

  • Enables Product Family teams by guiding new solutions (purchased and developed) for the Product Family through Enterprise Architecture, Privacy, and Security reviews.

  • Works on behalf of Corteva Security organization to drive new process and standards into the Product Family.

  • Owns the Product Family solution and technology “tool kit”.

  • Works with SAs to optimize and standardize the Product Family tools and technologies based on info from Enterprise Architecture in the tech radar and enterprise tools.

  • Mentors Product Family Solution Architects where appropriate.

  • Escalates issues and resolves organizational or technical problems as needed for the Product Family.

  • Brings ideas from Engineering Community and industry to the SAs for evaluation and implementation, shares contributions back to the Engineering Community.

  • Works with peers and IT management to develop and maintain policies, standards, guidelines (guiding principles), reference architectures / patterns, decision frameworks and metrics to ensure that a consistent framework is applied across the Product Family.


Experience and Skills - What you'll bring to the table

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Information Technology, Business Administration, Engineering, or equivalent experience.

  • 7+ years of experience in designing and engineering complex, high-quality IT solutions.

  • Experience with data, integrations and enterprise-level applications.

  • Experience designing solutions in Microsoft Azure with a cloud-first mentality.

  • Experience with web UI frameworks such as Angular, React, and Vue.

  • Experience in design, implementation, and deployment of scalable API services.

  • Experience with software development life cycle processes or Agile development.

  • Experience in designing and driving technology roadmaps.

  • Familiar with CI/CD practices and Infrastructure as Code.

  • Knowledge of micro-services.

  • Passionate about customer experience.

  • Partner effectively with internal and external stakeholders.

  • Excellent teamwork, communication (oral and written) and collaboration skills.

  • Excellent leadership and influencing skills.

We care about you and we care that you're comfortable. While there's no place like home, Corteva comes close.

Let's peek at just a few of the advantages to working at Corteva and how you can grow your wellbeing, health, and future.

  • Strike a better work-life balance with robust time off benefits including paid maternity, paternal and family illness leave.

  • Prepare for your future with our competitive retirement savings plan, tuition reimbursement program, and more.

  • Enjoy access to health benefits for you and your family on your first day of employment.

  • And much, much more.

Take the next step to #GrowWhatMatters in your career with Corteva and apply today. We look forward to seeing your application.

Corteva Agriscience™ is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to boldly embracing the power of inclusion, diversity, and equity to enrich the lives of our employees and strengthen the performance of our company, while advancing equity in agriculture. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability or any other protected class. Discrimination, harassment and retaliation are inconsistent with our values and will not be tolerated. If you require a reasonable accommodation to search or apply for a position, please visit:

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