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Agronomist - Southern Ontario

 

Who we are  
Sollum Technologies designed the only 100% dynamic LED lighting solution that modulates the full spectrum of the Sun’s natural light to illuminate closed environments such as greenhouses, research centers and laboratories. Sollum's award-winning, turnkey solution consists of internet of things, AI-powered light fixtures that are controlled by Sollum's proprietary SUN as a Service® cloud platform. 

Sollum's distinctive proposition is a fully scalable cleantech solution that evolves with business needs and multi-zone light management, with each zone benefiting from automatic dimming of an unlimited number of light recipes; this is why it provides unparalleled value in terms of energy savings and, additionally for greenhouse growers, increased productivity, and superior produce quality. 

Founded in 2015, the company is headquartered in Montréal (Québec, Canada), where its design, development, and manufacturing activities are concentrated, and has a representative office in Leamington (Ontario, Canada). For more information, visit sollum.tech 

Position overview 

Sollum is looking for an experienced and dynamic Agronomist to support our clients and develop innovative lighting strategies using our dynamic LED lighting solution. 

The ideal person will report to the Agronomy Lead and the Vice President of Global Sales Operations. As an expert in your field, you will follow up with our Ontario clients to ensure that they are using their Sollum LED grow light solution to its full potential. 

What your day-to-day looks like: 

  • Lead regular follow-ups with Sollum clients to understand their needs and proactively develop dynamic lighting strategies to ensure that their dynamic lighting solution is meeting their needs. Have in-depth knowledge of greenhouse operations and the interaction between different environmental parameters (including light) and crop performance, as well as have technical discussions with the grower about these interactions. 
  • Receive and handle client requests for modifications to their lighting plan. 
  • Participate in the development of Sollum's horticultural research plan, conducting R&D to improve our products. 
  • Facilitate knowledge development with growers by assisting in trial design, data analysis and data visualization through project dashboards. Maintain science-based relationships with our different partners (e.g. research centers). Prepare and deliver presentations targeting our clients and industry participants. 

What you need to join our family:

  • A minimum of two (2) years of experience working with plants, ideally in greenhouse production or fruit and vegetable production and/or research and development. 
  • Bachelor's degree in Agronomy, Horticulture or a plant-related field. 
  • Extensive knowledge of plant physiology and controlled environment agriculture. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a multidisciplinary team. 
  • Knowledge of Office Suite. 
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English. Proficiency in written and spoken French - a major asset. 
  • Driver's license a must. 
  • Reside in southern Ontario, ideally near Kingsville/Leamington area. 
  • You are both an office and a field person, and you are ready to travel frequently in Ontario (20 to 25% of the time).

What we offer:

  • Opportunity for rapid advancement within a growing company.
  • A chance to contribute significantly to the future of agriculture and sustainable practices. Competitive salary, annual bonus, and benefits package, including health insurance and corporate share purchase program.
  • A dynamic and supportive work environment where your voice matters

Want to apply? Please send your resume and a cover letter to Priscille Ouanan, HR Manager ([email protected]) . 

Sollum Technologies is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. 

We encourage applications from all qualified candidates, including minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.