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Lead IoT Engineer - KAUST near Thuwal, Saudi Arabia


Red Sea Farms (“RSF”) is a fast-growing company based in Saudi Arabia and the UAE focused on advanced sustainable agriculture. As part of our expansion, we are recruiting a Senior Electronic Engineer for our intelligent agriculture project: Coretex. We believe the future of agriculture will be intelligently controlled and driven by data, and we are looking for a candidate who can help us achieve our vision.



The Senior Electronic Engineer role is a key component of our evolving and expanding ambitions. The successful candidate must be able to adapt and demonstrate flexibility for new challenges. As this a start-up we all wear multiple hats and the Senior Electronic Engineer is expected to have a strong work ethic and be willing and able to complete daily tasks as well as ongoing complex design and review processes.

The role’s primary responsibilities are listed but not limited to the below:

  • Bring hardware projects from prototype to manufacture
  • Embedded systems programming
  • Circuit design & component layout
  • Hardware design projects
  • Other duties as assigned



  • PCB layout and design/schematic capture software. Ideally KiCad but others will also be considered
  • Strong ability in embedded C



  • Knowledge of ESP32 and ESP-IDF
  • Fundamental understanding of IOT and cloud computing (AWS is considered a plus)
  • General software development activities; working in Agile teams, use of version control software and unit testing



  • BSc in engineering or relevant field; MSc/MA will be a plus
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Full time (minimum 35 hours per week)
  • Located in Saudi Arabia and ideally based in Jeddah or KAUST
  • Fluent in English (required) and Arabic is considered a plus
  • Driver’s license



Red Sea Farms offers diverse products and services, including produce, technology, and consultancy. Our lovingly-grown produce is not only sustainable, organic, and pesticide-free, but also healthier and better tasting! Our patent-pending technology enables greenhouse and hydroponic farms to grow more and better food with less water and energy - saving money and sustainably increasing profits. Our team of experts provides world-class technical advice, design, and project management for saltwater and desert agriculture.


Our Core Team is currently based in KAUST near Thuwal in Saudi Arabia and is expanding across KSA and into the UAE.




If you are interested in applying for this role, please send your CV and an email with the subject Electronic Engineer Application summarising a) why you are interested in this role and, b) your suitability for the position to: 




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