Associate Data Scientist, Carbon

Associate Data Scientist, Carbon

We are an international AgTech startup pioneering an ambitious mission in a high-growth industry where agriculture meets technology to solve our toughest climate and economic challenges. Through the use of data-driven insights, natural microbiology, and innovative digital technologies, Indigo Ag is partnering across the supply chain, ultimately cultivating a scalable climate solution and enhanced partner ecosystem that beneficially serves farmers, consumers, and the planet alike.

Our mission is unique, and therefore our teams are too: from multigenerational farming gurus who understand the land as though it were an extension of themselves, to cutting-edge techies on the frontier of innovation, our teams are a reflection of the range of the stakeholders we serve: the Earth, the Farmer, and the Consumer.

The Carbon Data Science team explores and interprets data from the frontiers of carbon sequestration and quantification technologies. We are looking for a data scientist who is excited by the challenge of turning complex data from the physical world into insights that drive decisions and inform the future of Indigo’s Carbon program.

Responsibilities:

Reporting & Quality Assurance:

  • Provide a centralized overview of data available for exploring and evaluating new technologies, including both internal experiments and literature review

  • Define automated data quality tests, which can be implemented by a software engineering or field data team

Model Integration:

  • Translate diverse data streams into standardized inputs for running a range of models

  • Collaborate with other data scientists and subject matter experts to build, train, and test models related to sequestration

Analysis & Exploration:

  • Develop frameworks to evaluate new sequestration and measurement technologies

  • In collaboration with other data scientists, explore and analyze data from tech pilots, internal experiments, data sharing agreements, etc.

  • Quantify the potential benefits of new technologies and contribute to recommendations

Competencies:

  • Collaborate on data exploration and reporting with teammates using a version control system, working in SQL and Python

  • Understand and manipulate data to create useful visualizations with actionable insights for internal and external consumption. Make creative and aesthetically appealing visuals that tell a story to enable clear and impactful action

  • Collaborate well cross-functionally in a professional and effective manner. Balance and prioritize competing demands to create the highest overall value

  • Translate functional requirements into easy-to-use, flexible reporting solutions and dashboards

  • Quantify the statistical significance of simple experimental trials

  • Articulate complex ideas and concepts into understandable insights that enable decisions for specific audiences

  • Refine broad or ambiguous goals into clear questions and actions

  • Demonstrate outstanding problem-solving skills

  • Actively seek answers to questions as a self-starter

Qualifications:

  • BS or higher in a technical field, such as Physics, Agronomy, or Statistics (preferred) and/or relevant industry experience

  • Technical Requirements:

    • Proficiency with Python, R, or another programming language

    • Proficiency with visualization frameworks

    • Proficiency with SQL (any dialect)

    • Experience with version control (preferred)

    • Experience with geospatial analysis (preferred)

    • Experience with data modeling and warehouse architecture

  • Experience working cross-functionally:

    • Experience working with agile software development teams (preferred)

    • Ability to work with diverse stakeholders to translate ambiguity into clear project requirements

  • Experience working in a fast-paced, growth environment

Benefits:

  • Health, dental, and vision insurance for you and your family
  • Generous time off
  • Parental leave
  • A remote-first organization with flexible work hours
  • 401(k) plan

Indigo is committed to living our values, specifically “creating a work environment where everyone feels respected, connected, and has opportunities to learn and grow.” As part of living our values, we strive to create a diverse and inclusive work environment where everyone feels they can be themselves and has an equal opportunity of succeeding.

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