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It all started in Skagit Valley, Washington

Black & White photo of our CTO working in the field, next to a reel

In 2020

David and Connor’s dad became particularly fed up with seeing their potato crops damaged by repeated timing errors, equipment failures, and miscommunication with his irrigation teams. His frustration significantly grew due to the lack of options available for monitoring and controlling his farm equipment, specifically their irrigation reels. He asked David & Connor to find a better solution, and shortly thereafter, FarmHQ was born.

Today

Since that moment, we’ve spent every day designing, building, and testing FarmHQ during several growing seasons on irrigation reels and water pumps across farms in the Skagit Valley. We’re proud to say that we’ve built a bolt-on system for farmers who want fewer headaches when irrigating, the ability to protect their crops cost-efficiently, and a desire for more time back in their hands.

Presently, we’re a growing agricultural technology company helping farmers who grow annual crops streamline their operations. We continue to focus on simplicity above all, by providing easy-to-use solutions that help farmers monitor and control their mobile irrigation systems in real time.

Our CTO and Lead Software Engineer Working in the Field

Mission

FarmHQ is committed to helping farmers increase efficiency and reduce stress with the right amount of technology. Fostering trust with the farming community is our top priority and we do so by creating practical solutions that put money and hours back into the farmer’s pocket, while making a positive impact on the planet.

Vision

We are dedicated to being the reliable digital partner for the modern farm. FarmHQ bridges the gap between the latest technology and the difficult, dirty work that farmers do every day.

Meet Our Crew

Providing farmers with simple solutions to complex irrigation problems right in the palm of their hands.

FarmHQ's CEO, David Wallace
David Wallace
Chief Executive Officer

David received his Ph.D. in Solid State Chemistry from Johns Hopkins University in 2015. He then spent four years working as a Sr. Data Scientist at Amazon.com before leaving to join Wallace Farms and start FarmHQ in 2019.

FarmHQ's CTO, Connor Wallace
Connor Wallace
Chief Technical Officer
Connor graduated from Reed College with a degree in Physics in 2013. He has worked as a Full-Stack Software Engineer for multiple tech companies in Portland and San Francisco. Recently, Connor hiked more than 2,000 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail!
FarmHQ employee, Dan Oschrin
Dan Oschrin
Lead Software Engineer
Dan discovered his passion for programming while working as a math teacher and spent several years as a hobbyist programmer before beginning his formal studies in Computer Science at South Seattle College. Dan joined the team as our lead front-end developer in 2020.
FarmHQ employee, Gabe Martin
Gabe Martin
Lead Hardware Engineer

Gabe received his M.S. in Robotics from the Colorado School of Mines in 2018. He then spent two years working in industrial automation as a controls engineer in Denver. Recently, he was part of a team responsible for modernizing the control architecture at a FedEx sort facility.

FarmHQ employee, Breanna Brochhagen
Breanna Brochhagen
Director of Operations and People

Breanna graduated from Colgate University with a Sociology and Anthropology degree. She worked in both the social work field and at a staffing agency before spending 5.5 years at Amazon, most recently as a Sr. Program Manager. She subsequently joined FarmHQ in early 2022.

Dave Pinheiro
Manager of West Coast Sales

David grew up working on a dairy farm in Tulare, CA. He later graduated with a Business Management Degree from the University of Phoenix and has been with FarmHQ since late 2022.

FarmHQ employee, Katie Bishop

Katie Bishop

Head of Research and Outreach

Katie graduated from Temple University with a degree in Economics. She honed her farming skills in her native Southwestern Pennsylvania, and later gained agribusiness experience through her work with organic farmers in Northern California. She joined FarmHQ in mid 2023.

FarmHQ employee, John Lowe, has been in agriculture for over 25 years

John Lowe

Manager of East Coast Sales

John has been involved in agriculture for over 25 years, working to sell, design, and repair all types of irrigation systems. He also had a full-time vegetable farming operation for 8 years. Outside work, he collects and restores early farm tractors. John joined FarmHQ in mid 2023.

Careers

Help save water,
protect crops, and improve farmers’ lives.

FarmHQ is a growing agricultural technology company bringing cloud-based automation to agricultural irrigation. Our first product lets farmers use their smartphone and an easy-to-install device to remotely monitor and control irrigation equipment. We help farmers irrigate with ease while reducing emissions, cutting water consumption, and saving money and stress. Help us improve farmer’s day-to-day lives.

Regional Sales Manager

REMOTE WITHIN US MIDWEST/ FULL-TIME

What you’ll do in the Regional Sales Manager role:

You will report to FarmHQ’s Chief Executive Officer and will be responsible for:

Effectively Communicating with all Sales Leads:

  • Develop a deep understanding of FarmHQ’s products and services
  • Understand customer needs and identify how our solutions can meet them
  • Demonstrate FarmHQ’s products and services to prospective customers
  • Represent FarmHQ to all industry stakeholders, including at major industry events

Building and Managing a Sales Pipeline:

  • Generate leads, and build and nurture a network of relationships with farmers, distributors, manufacturers, and other industry stakeholders
  • Identify short- and long-term sales priorities, recommending options and courses of action, and owning those priorities
  • Track all sales activities and initiatives, and regularly communicate progress to FarmHQ’s internal team
  • Identify and develop growth strategies to help dramatically scale up FarmHQ’s sales operations

Reporting and Monitoring Sales:

  • Act within FarmHQ’s internal sales operations infrastructure, and regularly update the customer relationship management (CRM) tool
  • Establish sales goals, monitor performance, and project key metrics for leadership
  • Provide marketing feedback to help drive sale

Other:

  • Work closely with leadership and engineering to drive sales and product development
  • Set a strong example of culture and leadership to enhance the whole team
  • Perform other tasks as assigned
  • This roles requires domestic, and potentially international, travel (<50%)

What you bring:

We’re looking for someone who:

  • Is excited to work closely with the company’s founders to help build the company’s operations, internal infrastructure, and culture 
  • Has a self-directed and proactive approach to work
  • Cares deeply about helping make agricultural irrigation more efficient around the world 
  • Possesses a thorough understanding of principles and methods used to sell technology products and services
  • Can demonstrate a track record of driving sales within the agriculture and irrigation sectors

Qualifications for the role:

The qualifications we are looking for include:

  • Four or more years of experience in an agriculture, preferably agriculture technology, sales role
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience formulating a sales strategy for new products or new applications
  • Experience managing sales contacts, and full lifecycle sales
  • Proven experience in using a CRM tool to track sales activities
  • BA/BS or equivalent work experience

Other background or experiences that are a plus include:

  • Startup experience 

Benefits:

  • Competitive benefits, including medical and dental
  • Remote working setup stipend available
  • Flexible schedule 

Compensation:

  • Annual Base Salary Range: $60,000 – $75,000
  • Additional commissions up to $120,000, based on sales volume
  • Stock options
  • Medical & Dental Insurance
  • Unlimited paid time off

Logistics Specialist

South Seattle-Based/PART-TIME (30 hours per week)

What you’ll do in the Logistics Specialist role:

You will report to FarmHQ’s Chief Executive Officer and will be responsible for:

Warehouse Management: 

  • Plan, organize, proactively prioritize, and participate in the operations and activities of the warehouse
  • Follow warehouse practices, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), and protocols to achieve an efficient warehouse
  • Collaborate with executive-level management to develop and set performance goals and long-term warehouse plans to maximize overall efficiency and productivity
  • Promote and encourage safe working practices 
  • Evaluate the flow and layout in the warehouse and find ways to optimize efficiency

Inventory and Hardware Management 

  • Audit and report inventory; utilize inventory management system
  • Complete basic hardware assembly 
  • Partner with hardware team to ensure inventory stays up to date with future needs
  • Analyze inventory reports for accuracy and potential changes

Order Fulfillment

  • Use shipping software to fulfill all customer orders in a timely manner
  • Drive continuous improvement initiatives

Other:

  • Set a strong example of culture and leadership to enhance the whole team
  • Performs other tasks as assigned

What you bring:

We’re looking for someone who:

  • Is excited to work closely with the company’s founders to help build the company’s operations, internal infrastructure, and culture 
  • Has a self-directed and proactive approach to work
  • Is detail-oriented and can articulate instructions clearly, listen to others and support a collaborative work environment.
  • Has the ability to excel as an early member of a growing team

Qualifications for the role:

The qualifications we are looking for include:

  • Strong communication skills, including verbal and writing skills
  • Exceptional time management and organizational skills
  • Familiarity with inventory control practices and logistics; comfort using inventory management software and other organizational computer applications 
  • Technical and problem solving capabilities

Other background or experiences that are a plus include:

  • Startup experience
  • Experience in warehouse and/or operations roles
  • Experience in Lean manufacturing and Six Sigma methodology to sustainably drive improvements

Compensation:

  • $25-$28/hour 
  • Flexible schedule – we can split 30 hours/week to fit your schedule

Looking for a role?

We are always on the look out for talented and experienced folks who are passionate about our mission—regardless of their job title. If you’ve got ideas and want to help, then drop us a line!

[email protected]

FarmHQ is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds. We prohibit any form of workplace discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristics.