Cityblooms Jobs

As part of the Cityblooms team, you will do important work that supports a powerful mission. With a track record of stability and consistent growth, we’re uniquely able to give our team members the resources and opportunities to make significant contributions to the world. Join Cityblooms and contribute to our singular mission – enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.

Located on the beautiful California coast in Santa Cruz at the intersection of the world’s tech and agricultural capitals, Cityblooms makes farming smart. By applying modern Internet-of-Things technology to time-tested hydroponics farming, Cityblooms offers a complete urban farming solution to efficiently grow hyper-local food that is fresher, more nutritious and more sustainable than traditional farming methods. Our motto is, “measuring farm to fork in yards, rather than miles.”

Presently, we’re hiring for these exciting positions at our Santa Cruz, CA facility: 

 


Embedded Electronics Production Technician

Primary Job Description:
  • Manage and execute technical assembly, quality assurance, and deployment for agricultural sensing and automation hardware utilizing current IoT technologies.
  • Organize and manage customer project BOM inventories and coordinate with outsourced sub-assembly suppliers.
  • Manage final quality assurance checks prior to customer deliveries including provisioning embedded Linux devises with initial firmware loads.
  • Build prototype assemblies: Precision drilling of din rail equipment and electronics housings. Fabricating wiring harnesses for din-rail terminal block systems, sensor harnesses, and electrical switching relays.
  • Assist with installation and configuration of customer projects.
Required Skill Sets:
  • Knowledge of Linux based embedded computers and AVR micro-processors.
  • Familiarity with signal processing and popular communications protocols: analog, serial, I2C, SDI-12.
  • Familiarity with electronics and shop fabrication tools: multi-meters, soldering irons, drills, saws etc.
  • Basic understanding of network configurations.
Bonus Skill Sets :
  • Skills with designing and building controlled environment agricultural systems.
  • Background with industrial control systems and electrical systems design.
  • Programming chops in C and Node.
The traits you need to bring to the team:
  • Organization: Because there are a lot of details to manage…
  • Self-motivation and direction: Figure out what needs to be done and do it.
  • Precision: If you have pride in your work, our customers will have pride in our products!
  • Do What It Takes: Because sometimes you just have to dig in to make a deadline.

Applicants please send resume and cover letter to admin@cityblooms.com

 


Hydroponic Farm Manager

Primary Job Description:

Responsible for all facets of hydroponic farm management.

  • Crop scheduling, crop selection, and certified food safety program.
  • Equipment maintenance, cleaning, and sanitation.
  • Client relationships including harvest and deliveries.
Job specifics:
  • Full-time salaried position (minimum 40 hours per week expected, and some weeks will be more)
  • Flexible work schedule, except Mondays (7:00 am start), Wednesdays (8 am start).
  • $1,000/week starting salary, with Paid-time-off.
  • Primary farm location is in the Harvey West area of Santa Cruz. Other travel needed to San Jose and Watsonville.
  • Must be flexible and available to respond to system emergencies as they crop up.
Desired Experience and Attributes:
  • Zealous attention to detail and cleanliness.
  • Good with record keeping, organization, and documentation.
  • Experience with hydroponic crop production and a background in plant science.
  • Good with people and capable of being a positive representative of our company.

For an aspiring urban farmer, this is an opportunity to contribute to a growing company. We are trailblazing in a new industry so you will need a sense of adventure!

Applicants please send resume and cover letter to admin@cityblooms.com 

 


Who We Are:

We are product-driven, curious, and creative. We aggressively reinvest in development to keep Cityblooms moving and evolving from expanding usability and power to platform reach. In 2014, Cityblooms began operating its multi-cluster hydroponic farm at the Plantronics Inc. headquarters supplying biweekly deliveries of produce to the Bon Appétit-operated cafeteria. In 2015, the Plantronics installation was awarded the Acterra Business Environmental award in the environmental project category. The company has now expanded operations to its second corporate campus at a major Silicon Valley tech company and is looking to expand into new projects in the Bay Area. Every person at Cityblooms has an inherent passion and driven spirit and it isn’t enough to be able to do the job; we are looking for people that color outside the lines and dream big!

Cityblooms is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.