R&D Data Analyst, Portfolio & Data Insights

R&D Data Analyst, Portfolio & Data Insights

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What if nature could be harnessed to help farmers sustainably feed the planet? Since 2014, Indigo has questioned agriculture's full value chain to improve grower profitability, environmental sustainability, and consumer health. The company’s scientific discoveries and digital innovations have amplified new value from soil to sale, benefiting more than 10,000 growers to date. Indigo is also the company behind The Terraton Initiative, a global effort to drawdown one trillion tons of atmospheric carbon dioxide by unlocking the potential of agricultural soils. In 2019, Indigo was ranked #1 on CNBC’s Disruptor 50 list. Headquartered in Boston, MA, Indigo has additional offices in Memphis, TN; Research Triangle Park, NC; Sydney, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Basel, Switzerland; and São Paulo, Brazil. 

The Data Intelligence team at Indigo captures, integrates, and visualizes complex scientific datasets to enable R&D and product development at Indigo.  We are looking for a Data Analyst with experience in handling, integrating and visualizing complex data sets.  The candidate should be very detailed oriented, with a strong desire to help building qualitative datasets and visualizations to enable other teams analysis and processes. The ideal candidate will have experience with and strong interest in scientific data and empathy for customers working in research and development functions.


  • Work closely with internal teams (Data Intelligence, Data Science, Project Management, Automation and Software Engineering) to understand the structure of Indigo's databases and data needs
  • Become familiar with and contribute to our data infrastructure and processes
  • Collaborate with researchers and data scientists to ensure understanding data and data needs
  • Work closely within the group to database quality, integrity, and consistency. Help solve data issues.
  • Execute pipeline analyses and load data in databases
  • Build new data visualizations to help the researchers and the business
  • Review and update current documentation of visualization tools and databases
  • Assist with schema design, code review, and SQL query tuning
  • Provide assistance to others in topics related to data management and data visualization 


  • Experience working in a fast-paced, quickly pivoting environment
  • Comfortable with ambiguity and challenging company goals
  • Strong desire to work on data cleaning, processes and execution to prepare data for analysts, data scientists and research scientists
  • Interest in database/data visualization structure and function
  • Highly organized and self-motivated with the ability to prioritize projects and meet deadlines
  • An ability to think creatively about identifying and optimizing workflows
  • Attention to detail and creating detailed documentation
  • Willingness to learn new skills and take on complex projects
  • Demonstrates a team-oriented style
  • Possesses strong interpersonal, communication, and an outwardly positive demeanor
  • Communicates both positive and negative issues in an open, direct, and straight-forward manner



  • Bachelor’s degree + 2 years of experience or Master’s degree + 1 year of experience in Analyst role / computer science or related field
  • Highly proficient with SQL
  • Experience with scientific/BI visualization tools (e.g. Spotfire, Tableau, Looker, etc)
  • Experience handling or cleaning data

Nice to have:

  • Proficient understanding of code versioning tools such as Git
  • Proficient with Python
  • Experience designing, building and managing normalized relational databases


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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