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Software Developer

St. Louis , Missouri

Req ID 01HBN

At Monsanto you will enjoy a team-focused environment that thrives on innovation and encourages you to do extraordinary things. By incorporating cutting-edge technology and your experience, you will push the limits of agricultural technology and help change the world. Are you ready to begin?

  • Full-Time
  • Level: All

Success Profile

What does it take to be successful at Monsanto? Check out the traits below to see if you have the right combination of talents.

  • Software/Infrastructure Skilled
  • Embraces Inclusion & Diversity
  • Team Player
  • Self-Motivated
  • Entrepreneurial Aptitude
  • Driven & Organized
  • Loves to Code
  • Working in a Matrix

Who We Are

We at Monsanto are more than 20,000 employees dedicated to contributing to a smarter way to feed the world. You can find us at 404 facilities across 67 countries. We’re a diverse group of thinkers with one common goal: helping to make a balanced meal accessible. Together, we foster a culture of inclusion and innovation and we are working for sustainable agriculture.

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  • Compensation:

    Monsanto offers competitive pay and benefits, as well as other exciting rewards.

  • Insurance (Medical, Dental, Vision):

    Monsanto offers a Health and Insurance Benefits Program that allows you to tailor your own benefits package.

  • Paid time off:

    We believe we can all be more effective individuals if there's a proper balance among the various demands of work, family and life.

  • Paid training:

    Internal and external seminars and conferences are available to increase your technical, professional and managerial skills.

  • Savings Plan:

    We provide you an opportunity to save up to 25% of your eligible pay in a personal savings program to which Monsanto also contributes.

  • Variety and Collaboration:

    Opportunities to participate in varied types of projects and get new experiences from partnerships with many organizations within Monsanto.


Monsanto’s mission is centered on finding agricultural solutions for a sustainable future.Twenty years from now, the earth’s population will need 55% more food than it can produce now. Today, Monsanto is working with farmers around the world to do something about it.As such, we approach agriculture holistically, looking across a broad range of solutions from biotechnology, breeding to advanced predictive and prescriptive analytics.

To make this possible, we build great, innovative software that accelerates the complete R&D pipeline.Example solutions include real-time streaming analytics from connected devices, mobile data collection and visualization suites, big data genomics repositories, and geospatial computing systems, just to name a few.To build great software, we need great people. 

We are currently looking for entry, intermediate and advanced-level Developers!

What you will do:

- Demonstrate passion and ownership by embracing all aspects of software development: analysis, development, testing and deployment.

- Be curious and proactive.Learn something new every day.

- Be ego-less! Ask for help, be willing to admit what you don’t know and willing to receive and give constructive feedback.

- Collaborate closely with team members and business community. 

- Think through hard problems and work with a team to make them reality.

- Take pride in software craftsmanship, diving deep into code and constantly innovating.

Why you should join us!

- Open work space promotes collaboration and pairing in a fun, casual environment

- Innovation days, hack-a-thons, networking events, and volunteer opportunities

- Challenging how things are done is not just encouraged, it is expected

- Work with other top level talent solving a wide range of complex and unique challenges that have real world impact

- Ongoing focus on growth through training (domain and technical) and knowledge sharing through communities of agile teams

- Diverse technology stacks in a forward thinking, OSS-centric environment

- We value autonomous, self-organizing teams allowing you to have a real say in what you work on, who you work with, and how you work

Our environment values your talent over a role or title.  Strength of ideas trumps position on an org chart.

Check out our "Working at Monsanto" video.

What you should be awesome at:

Consuming new technologies with relentless desire

- Customer engagement including ideation, design thinking, and seeking rapid feedback

- Modern web development (e.g., HTML5, JavaScript, AngularJS, Backbone)

- Developing large-scale, custom distributed software systems in Java, Scala and/or C#

- System design with SOA/REST/Microservices

- Relational database design and access (e.g., Oracle, MySQL, PostgreSQL)

- Full scope test automation from unit to behavioral/functional to integration (e.g JUnit, ScalaTest, JBehave, Cucumber)

- Detailed technical problem solving and troubleshooting

Bonus points for:

Agriculture domain knowledge

- Mobile development experience

Experience working with large data sets

Experience with NoSQL stores (e.g., MongoDB, Couchbase, Neo4J)

- Experience with search/analytics tools (e.g. ElasticSearch, Solr) 

- Cloud-first development experience with automated, continuous delivery deployments

- Experience with AWS or similar distributed architecture

Doing Great Things

  • Putting Military Skills to work

    Putting Military Skills to work:

    At Monsanto, we value the leadership, tenacity, adaptability, teamwork, and performance orientation skills and attributes that veterans and service members bring to the table.

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  • Inclusion & Diversity

    Inclusion & Diversity

    Creating an inclusive environment where employees of all genders, ethnicities, backgrounds and orientations feel welcome and able to contribute is core to creating a Great Place to Work.

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  • Making a difference

    Making a difference:

    Giving is a natural part of what we do at Monsanto. As a company, we are committed to making lives better.

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