Remote Sensing Data Engineer

| 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 Remote Sensing Data Engineer on the GeoInnovation Team at Indigo, you will collaborate closely with both Engineers and Data Scientists to understand geographical and sensor data and integrate the disparate data sets into the UDP. In this role, you will be the bridge between Data Science and Engineering, building, scaling, driving Data Science solutions into production. This is an extremely collaborative, cross-functional role that addresses incredibly large datasets to solve impactful problems. 

Responsibilities:

  • Break down data and write algorithms for new sensors
  • Independently research and integrate new sensor data into production within existing system
  • Collaborate with Data Sciences and Engineering to drive scalable engineering solutions
  • Delight users across the organization by ensuring access to data that is necessary for those users to make informed decisions

Competencies:

  • Highly familiar with different remote sensing data sources (satellites, weather sensors, etc.)
  • Highly familiar with geographical datasets (projections, tile-sets, grids, spatial statistics, shapefiles, etc.)
  • Understands numerical and scientific computing; able to quickly solve problems related to aggregation of large amounts of data
  • Passionate about coding solutions to large and difficult geospatial problems
  • Evangelizes modern software engineering practices, cares about code quality, readability, performance and scalability
  • Excellent collaboration and communication skills
  • Thrives in a fast-paced, growth environment

Qualifications:

  • 1-4 years experience working in industry
  • PhD in earth sciences, geophysics, etc. preferred
  • Proven experience working with large geographical datasets from various remote sensing data sources
  • Experience working in an agile engineering environment strongly preferred
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Technology we use

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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
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Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
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