Operations Manager

Introduction to Hummingbird Technologies

Hummingbird Technologies helps feed the world sustainably! We use the latest deep learning and computer vision models to build cutting edge technology, and solve existential problems for global food and agriculture businesses. Our products dramatically reduce fertiliser usage, increase yield, reduce wastage, and verify regenerative farming practices. Hummingbird was founded in 2015, by Will Wells, incubated in Imperial College and backed by Downing Ventures, SALIC, BASF Ventures and Telus.


What we’re looking for

An operations superstar looking to get involved in an exciting AgTech start up making an impact in sustainable agriculture and the fresh produce industry. You are analytical while being able to manage multiple work streams and comfortable working with many stakeholders from customers to internal technical teams. You have an interest in agriculture, new technology and drones. You are eligible to work in the UK.


What you’ll do:

  • Supervise data acquisition of satellite and drone imagery
  • Manage drone pilot schedules in different countries and time zones
  • Ensure data uploads are punctual and of highest quality on a daily basis (timing is key in agriculture. Crops don’t wait for us!)
  • Feedback any data issues to engineers or ask pilots to refly
  • Project manage and ensure customer success for our main vegetable producers in Europe and North America
  • Be the first point of contact for all drone related questions
  • Arrange data collection and ground truthing in various regions in the US and Europe. This includes managing a large number of people on project basis
  • Be a data specialist, analyse, organize and manage large amounts of data
  • Have the opportunity for additional responsibility and positive career progression as the role develops


Your qualifications:

  • You are proactive and comfortable taking initiative
  • You thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • You show excellent communications skills
  • You are detail oriented and have good time management skills
  • You are comfortable speaking with customers and pilots frequently over the phone and coordinating operations
  • You are proficient with excel sheets and google documents and tech-savvy when using new tools


Your background:

  • Demonstrated some operational experience dealing with different stakeholders
  • Proven your strong organizational skills 
  • Successfully worked on projects yourself with limited supervision
  • Experience in managing time schedules
  • Strong interest in agriculture / remote sensing / precision agriculture



  • The opportunity to work for an innovative company and help shape the future of the agriculture industry
  • Become part of an agile and diverse team that promotes creativity
  • Company laptop
  • Private Healthcare
  • Government Pension scheme
  • Flexible working (office in Holborn)
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Extra day off for your birthday
  • Learning & development allowance


How to apply

Please send your CV and a short note for the attention of Ben Smith to hello@hummingbirdtech.com, with the subject line – Application: Operations Manager

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