Head Grower

San Carlos, CA

About Iron Ox

Iron Ox is building robotic greenhouses to supply fresh and sustainable produce to grocery stores and restaurants. We're a team from Willow Garage, Google[x], and Savioke that is passionate about developing the next wave of technology in food production. Iron Ox is a well-funded startup backed by Y Combinator and located in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Who we're looking for

Iron Ox is looking for an experienced greenhouse grower to join our team. You will be leading the growing efforts of our farm, from leafy green production to distribution. You will also be working closely with roboticists and engineers to design and build the future of crop production.


    • Oversee production of leafy greens and other fresh produce
    • Work with the engineering team on designing the next generation greenhouse
    • Handle seeding, transplanting, harvesting, and packaging
    • Coordinate delivery to local supermarkets
    • Manage relationships with produce buyers
    • Protect plants from pest pressure
    • Oversee hiring of additional greenhouse labor, as needed


    • Bachelors degree in horticulture or related field
    • Experience growing leafy greens, like lettuce and basil in hydroponic systems
    • Experience managing a greenhouse and selling produce
    • Knowledge of food safety regulations

Nice to have

    • CCA (Certified Crop Advisor)
    • PCA (CA pest control advisor)