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Sunway FutureX – Urban Farm Manager

As part of Sunway Group’s mission to address food security challenges in urban areas, Sunway Innovation Labs (iLabs) launched Sunway FutureX Farm, a new venture building initiative. Located in the heart of Sunway City Kuala Lumpur, the 50,000-square feet urban farming innovation hub is the first-of-its-kind that brings together urban farming professionals, tech companies, researchers and young talents to create transformative solutions focusing on food and agritech.

Sunway FutureX consists of three pillars: FutureX Farm, FutureX Talent and FutureX Campus. Under the FutureX Farm, we operate both indoor and outdoor smart farms which are built around four main key objectives – Nourish, Educate, Empower and Innovate.

We are looking for a senior agronomist who will be part of the Sunway FutureX Farm core team and will be in-charge of overseeing operations of hydroponics smart farming system. If innovations in food and agritech excites you then don’t wait and apply now!

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage smart farms’ maintenance, plant inventory management, production quality and yields across multiple locations.
  • Train and manage a team of agronomists and apprentice to assist with farm operations
  • Ensure all hydroponics farm systems follow and adhere to food safety requirements, SOPs, good safety standards and meet all requirements of MyGap Certification.
  • Conduct R&D and consistently source for new plant varieties that are suitable to grow in all farms including the development of planting schedules, budgets, and timelines.
  • Constantly stay-up-to-date about new vertical farming technologies and innovations
  • Conduct basic to advanced workshops related to urban farming (mainly on hydroponics and aquaponics) for the community and assist as a course facilitator for short courses
  • Consult customers who are keen to grow their own food at home including setting up a basic hydroponics/aquaponics kit, seeds selections and any issue they face throughout their growing journey.
  • Analyse farm data and propose effective solutions for cost efficiencies, plant health management and pest management.
  • Consistently source for new plant varieties that are suitable to grow in all farms including the development of planting schedules, budgets, and timelines.

We are looking for candidates who are:

  • Minimum 5 years of experience with commercial hydroponics systems
  • An education background in agronomy, agriculture or related field is desired
  • Experience in managing teams across multiple farm locations
  • Familiar designing/building hydroponics/aquaponics systems
  • Able to commute to the farms and work flexible hours when needed
  • Self-motivated problem solver who can work with minimal supervision while contributing in a team environment
  • Attentive to detail, enjoy learning new things and thinks innovatively
  • Strategic thinker with leadership, analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Familiarity in operations of smart farm management software and IoT
  • Experience in IoT, Artificial Intelligence, Data Analytics, VR/AR and other latest 4.0 technologies would be an added advantage

Immerse yourself in one of the most complete startup ecosystems in South East Asia! 

Launched in 2017, Sunway Innovation Labs (Sunway iLabs) aims to foster entrepreneurship and stimulate market-driven innovations, to help entrepreneurs become more competitive in this rapidly changing environment. iLabs Ventures runs a 4 months startup accelerator annually where we provide funding, mentorship, and access to market through our Sunway Group of companiesIn addition, we collaborate with regional partners to run accelerators which attract and support foreign startups expansion into Malaysia.  

We are looking for someone who is passionate about market data and has a keen eye to analyse and transform bulk information into actionable insights. Your key responsibility will also be to carry out market research in each of the six key verticals (Smart Cities, Digital Health, Edutech, Agrifoodtech, Fintech and eCommerce), creating a library of data around industry insights, competitor landscape, trends and ecosystem updates.  

Your role will also include monitoring of each portfolio startups’ progress during the accelerator programme using key metrics, identifying key targets, milestones and challenges. There will also be opportunities to collaborate with Sun Sea Capital and other regional venture capital for deal flow and venture building with startups. 

You will be part of an experienced startup team reporting to the Head of iLabs Ventures. The best of both worlds – you will be working as part of a successful conglomerate and alongside many corporate business units, while enjoying the perks and adrenalin of being in a startup environment. In addition, you will gain invaluable experience to be in the middle of one of the most complete startup ecosystems in South East Asia. 

 

Responsibilities 

  • Perform market research, gather insights and research data around iLabs’ six key verticals.  
  • Prepare market insight reports with clear analysis and propose call to actions 
  • Support the management of iLabs startup portfolio, deal pipeline and all information relating to investment funnel from sourcing to exit (call/meet prospects, evaluate opportunities, document notes in management system) 
  • Monitor portfolio startup’s progress by tracking activity and key growth metrics, creating simple progress reports 
  • Organise and execute both online and offline workshops, trainings and events for iLabs’ accelerator and startup community programmes 
  • Perform administrative duties which includes filing and organising legal documents, bookkeeping, performance reporting, etc.  

 

Qualifications 

  • Good analytical, report writing and presentation skills 
  • Experience with database and spreadsheet software, such as Excel and Smartsheet, can learn quickly to adapt to new tech tools 
  • Experience performing various forms of online research (primary and secondary)  
  • Detail-oriented and a strict attention and appreciation for deadlines 
  • Self-motivated problem solver who can work with minimal supervision  
  • Enjoys learning new things and thinks out of the box 
  • Knowledge about startups or experience working in a startup environment  
  • Passionate for innovation, technology, education, entrepreneurship and community building. 

We are looking for an Urban Farm Data Consultant to provide specialist advise on the design and development of an integrated smart farming data management platform which connects all our farm to fork activities. With knowledge of the key drivers of successful urban farming businesses, technical capabilities and SAAS solutions, the consultant is able to deliver a complete farm data management framework and propose the best infrastructure required to integrate and sync data collected from our farm management system and customer eCommerce solution platforms.  

The consultant will provide both technical and commercial advice and information related to urban farming data management which will also involve breaking down complex assumptions and proposing the necessary data and recommendations. Data will be collected from the farms using a range of sensors and NDVI cameras which monitors key parameters and provide accurate yield projections for efficient farm management.   

The consultant will also consult on the build of a data and analytics infrastructure model which will be able to predict customer demand and buying behaviour, with the goal to minimise farm wastage and reduce operations costThe system should intelligently interpret results of analysis, identifying trends and issues, providing recommendation for alternatives to support business objectives. The farm ROI data analysis build models should be designed for scale across multiple farm locations and systems. Each farm is unique, and because of that, have their own set of strengths and weaknesses which the system would need to be agile enough to support. 

You will be partnering with an experienced startup minded team and working directly with the Head of Sunway FutureX Farm and Sunway Group’s Chief Innovation Officer. The best of both worlds – you will be part of a successful conglomerate , while enjoying the perks and adrenalin of being in a startup environment. In addition, you will gain invaluable experience to be in the midst of one of the most complete startup ecosystems in South East Asia. 

Key project tasks include: 

  • Design and develop farm data management platform with integration from FutureX Farm’s management platform and eCommerce solutions 
  • Design and develop data analysis service offerings to improve farm yield, including input/output, workflow, external analysis models, and milestone deliverables  
  • Create data and analytics infrastructure model to improve farm ROI by analysing real-time customer insights and feeding relevant information back to the farm 
  • Advising on specific need for AI/ML in the tech infrastructure and cloud management system 
  • Advise on compliance with current data regulations around urban farming and food production 
  • Identify and guide a team of software engineers and data scientists who will be able to produce dashboards, reports, data analysis and data science models. 
  • Collaborate with internal and external partners to determine the appropriate analysis parameters, performance measures and decision tools to be applied. 

We are looking for candidates who have: 

  • A proven track record for leading tech teams, managing complex analytical projects and delivery of data driven solutions. 
  • Experience working with enterprise clients developing advanced data strategies, data analysis and complex measurement projects to improve business efficiency and profitability. 
  • Experience working in agriculture field and knowledge on commercial farm operations and management in some capacity would be an added advantage  
  • Possess analytical, problem-solving and consultative skillsan individual which is outcomes driven, with an excellent ability to distill complex questions into meaningful data-driven recommendations 
  • Passionate for entrepreneurship and innovations in agrifoodtech  

Sunway FutureX, an innovation hub measuring 50,000 sqft, will be launched as a venture building and innovation hub with a focus on agrifoodtech.  This is in line with Sunway City Kuala Lumpur’s vision to be a living laboratory where ideas are generated to address the challenges facing humanity. At SunwayFutureX Farm, we operate 4 farms utilising different farming technologies – an indoor vertical farm, outdoor hydroponics greenhouse and two aquaponics farms. Our farms are built to address four key objectives – Nourish, Educate, Empower and Innovate. 

As part of Sunway Group’s mission to address food security challenges in urban areas, Sunway Innovation Labs (iLabs) launched Sunway FutureX Farm, a new venture building initiative. Located in the heart of Sunway City Kuala Lumpur, the 50,000-square feet urban farming innovation hub is the first-of-its-kind that brings together urban farming professionals, tech companies, researchers and young talents to create transformative solutions focusing on food and agritech.

 

Sunway FutureX consists of three pillars: FutureX Farm, FutureX Talent and FutureX Campus. Under the FutureX Farm, we operate both indoor and outdoor smart farms which are built around four main key objectives – Nourish, Educate, Empower and Innovate.

We are looking for an Urban Farm Intern who will be part of the Sunway FutureX Farm core team and will be in-charge of supporting farm operations using hydroponics smart farming system. At the end of the internship there is an opportunity for us to convert the internship into a full time permanent role. So if innovations in food and agritech excites you then don’t wait and apply now!

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support agronomist to carry out daily hydroponic farms’ maintenance, plant inventory management and quality control.
  • Assist with farm to fork operations including seeding, harvesting, cleaning and packing.
  • Manage plant and urban farm merchandise inventory system including data capturing, recording and reporting.
  • Provide farm tours to FutureX communities and give basic education on urban farming
  • Represent Sunway FutureX to provide customer service and operations support to customers who visit FutureX Farm.
  • Support urban farm workshop/event planning and on-ground logistics

 

We are looking for candidates who are:

  • An education background in agronomy, agriculture or related field is desired
  • Experience in designing/building hydroponics/aquaponics system is desired
  • Able to commute to the farms and work flexible hours when needed
  • Self-motivated problem solver who can work with minimal supervision while contributing in a team environment
  • Attentive to detail, enjoy learning new things and thinks innovatively
  • Able to commit a minimum of 4 months internship

As part of Sunway Group’s mission to address food security challenges in urban areas, Sunway Innovation Labs (iLabs) launched Sunway FutureX Farm, a new venture building initiative. Located in the heart of Sunway City Kuala Lumpur, the 50,000-square feet urban farming innovation hub is the first-of-its-kind that brings together urban farming professionals, tech companies, researchers and young talents to create transformative solutions focusing on food and agritech.

Sunway FutureX consists of three pillars: FutureX Farm, FutureX Talent and FutureX Campus. Under the FutureX Farm, we operate both indoor and outdoor smart farms which are built around four main key objectives – Nourish, Educate, Empower and Innovate.

We are looking for an Urban Farm Intern Engineer who will be part of the Sunway FutureX Farm core team to build and develop the Smart farming platform that will power the management and monitoring of Sunway’s farm via the integration of smart IOT devices. So if innovations in food and agritech excites you then don’t wait and apply now!

Key Responsibilities:

  • You will collaborate closely with other engineers and product managers within a team
  • You will help the team plan, design and shape responsive web solutions in the development of the smart farming platform
  • Build and bind our front end and back end services together and monitor, test and continuously optimize your solutions
  • Build the user interface (UI) and design language across different platforms

We are looking for candidates who are:

  • You are pursuing a degree or a bootcamp certification in Computer Science or Computer Engineering or a related field of study.
  • You have experience or a willingness to build JavaScript/HTML/CSS frontend applications and backend services and APIs
  • Have an interest in current and emerging trends of the web platform
  • You have analytical and problem-solving skills, and can communicate your ideas
  • Self-motivated problem solver who can work with minimal supervision while contributing in a team environment
  • Attentive to detail, enjoy learning new things and thinks innovatively
  • Able to commit a minimum of 4 months internship

If these roles interest you, please send your resume to ‘ilabs.community@sunway.edu.my’
and we will be in touch.