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Data Scientist, Machine Learning Lead

| Greater Boston Area

Indigo improves grower profitability, environmental sustainability, and consumer health through the use of natural microbiology and digital technologies. Utilizing beneficial plant microbes and agronomic insights, Indigo works with growers to sustainably produce high quality harvests. The company then connects growers and buyers directly to bring these harvests to market. Working across the supply chain, Indigo is forwarding its mission of harnessing nature to help farmers sustainably feed the planet. The company is headquartered in Boston, MA, with additional offices in Memphis, TN, Research Triangle Park, NC, Sydney, Australia, Buenos Aires, Argentina, and São Paulo, Brazil. http://www.indigoag.com/

As a Lead Machine Learning (ML) Data Scientist, you will apply your extensive experience in ML methods both as an individual contributor and as a thought leader on the GeoInnovation team. You will help the team apply cutting edge methods to complex problems and incredibly large datasets. Collaborating across teams, you will build scalable models and put the results of your work into context for business leaders. You will be instrumental in driving future hiring for data science roles where machine learning is critical.

Responsibilities:

  • Identify role of ML capabilities in existing workflows and create a deployment plan
  • Take ownership of end-to-end ML analyses, delivering on challenging deadlines
  • Effectively interface with engineers on scale issues and building code that can be deployed into production systems
  • Design long-term ML strategy within context of the broader GeoInnovation Data Science priorities
  • Contribute thoughtful business recommendations using effective communication of findings (through synthesis and visualization of quantitative information)
  • Actively partner with People Team to build talent pipeline, hire strong data scientists focused on ML, and shape successful onboarding

Competencies:

  • Insatiable hunger to learn; desire to evangelize cutting-edge ML techniques (especially in deep learning), both within Indigo and externally
  • Extremely comfortable working with messy datasets from a variety of non-normalized sources
  • Enjoys capturing complex analysis problems; able to identify and apply appropriate ML techniques as necessary
  • Proven communication skills; able to translate results of complex analyses into interpretable results for a variety of audiences
  • Strong cross-functional collaboration skills
  • Proactive and self-directed; drives team focus and strategy
  • Excellent coding skills, able to inherit and improve an existing codebase; writes well-documented, clean, maintainable code in a collaborative environment
  • Thrives in a fast-paced, growth environment
  • Excellent prioritization skills

Qualifications:

  • 6+ years experience in industry
  • Proven success mentoring and hiring teams
  • Fluent in Python and R
  • Experience with git or a similar version control software
  • Strong experience using PostgreSQL
  • Extensive practical experience with at least one deep learning platform (TensorFlow preferred)
  • Experience working in an Agile software and/or product development environment preferred
  • Familiarity with geospatial, satellite, or imagery data strongly preferred
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
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    • RLanguages
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    • GraphQLLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • ExpressFrameworks
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    • MySQLDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases

Location

On the edge of Charlestown, we are within walking distance to restaurants and bars. The Sullivan Square T and bus stop is also right next door!

An Insider's view of Indigo

What projects are you most excited about?

Our mission is to provide agronomists with unbiased real-time data we are collecting across thousands of acres at the ground level and from space. It's such a thrill to be working on the data and analysis perspective of this massively cross-disciplinary team that helps agronomists initiate data-powered conversations to provide substantial results.

Jyoti

Principal Data Scientist

What makes someone successful on your team?

A successful Indigo team member is someone willing to continuously learn and improve, regardless of experience or role. Whether you’re an Engineer, Account Manager, Business Analyst, or Scientist, successful team members keep the bigger picture in mind and bridge disciplines to solve problems facing the incredibly complex system that is agriculture

Hilary

Software Product Manager

What are Indigo Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
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