Senior Data Scientist / Senior Manager, Field Data

| Greater Boston Area

Indigo is a company dedicated to harnessing nature to help farmers sustainably feed the planet. With a vision of creating a world where farming is an economically desirable and accessible profession, Indigo works alongside its growers to apply natural approaches, conserve resources for future generations, and grow healthy food for all. Utilizing beneficial plant microbes to improve crop health and productivity, Indigo’s portfolio is focused on cotton, wheat, barley, corn, soybeans, and rice. The company, founded by Flagship Pioneering, is headquartered in Boston, MA, with additional offices in Memphis, TN, Research Triangle Park, NC, Sydney, Australia, Buenos Aires, Argentina, and São Paulo, Brazil. www.indigoag.com

Responsibilities:

  • Lead teams of data scientists to solve complex agricultural problems with mass field data and deliver on business priorities.
  • Perform end-to-end analysis from development of data specification requirements through data processing and normalization and statistical/probabilistic modeling to machine learning on an ongoing basis
  • Determine causal effects of agricultural interventions
  • Build machine learning models that predict business relevant field outcomes and simultaneously increase our understanding of mass agricultural data.
  • Contribute to business and sales recommendations by designing and developing visuals of data analyses and presenting these as compelling storyboards to non-technical audiences.

Competencies:

  • Skilled at working complex analysis problems, identifying and appropriately applying advanced statistical analysis techniques and machine learning methods as necessary and inferring causal treatment effects.
  • A strategic mind, able to quickly prioritize and to lead a team with self-direction. Happy to both teach and mentor teammates and learn new techniques.
  • Comfortable working with messy agricultural and biological datasets from a variety of non-normalized sources and imbued with high level of ambiguity.
  • Interact effectively with a diverse set of teams including agronomy, engineering, sales, logistics, operations research, R+D, and project management.
  • Able to draw appropriate conclusions from ambiguous data and recommend future course of actions.
  • Comfort and experience leading data science projects and teams

Qualifications:

  • PhD degree in a quantitative discipline (e.g. statistics/applied math, physics, engineering, quantitative biology) or equivalent practical experience.
  • 3+ years of industry experience in statistical and machine learning analysis of complex datasets.
  • Experience leading data science and/or cross functional teams. 
  • Advanced programming experience in Python (preferred) or R. Working experience with a wide range of statistical, geospatial and machine-learning libraries (e.g scikit-learn, statsmodels, etc).
  • Experience working with databases (SQL), structuring data, and scripting languages.
  • Experience working in cloud systems such as AWS; fluency with the command line.
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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

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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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