We’re an international agtech startup pioneering an ambitious mission in a budding industry where agriculture meets technology. Through the use of data-driven insights, natural microbiology, and innovative digital technologies, Indigo is partnering across the supply chain, ultimately cultivating a scalable climate solution and enhanced 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. Indigo is extraordinary, and we owe that to the individuals who make up our community and enable success through diversity of thought, experience, background, perspective, race, sexuality, gender, age, and everything else that makes a person uniquely themselves. Connected by a common vision and empowered by diversity, we aren’t ordinary, and neither are you. Embrace your extraordinary and join Indigo in cultivating a healthier planet fueled by unique game changers.
The sustainability data science team is a multidisciplinary team that harnesses data science, statistics, and technology to build a data-driven, scientifically-rigorous sustainability program. Our activities span several aspects including:
We are looking for a senior manager to lead a cross-disciplinary team of data scientists, analysts, and software engineers to own the end-to-end flow of ground truth measurements for both (1 Indigo's current Carbon program and (2 future opportunities related to sustainability. The approach could include reviews of the scientific literature, analysis of soil and agronomic datasets, and use of simulation, modeling, and machine learning.
As such, the role involves an operational component generating sampling plans, sending agents to the field to collect soil samples, and lab sample reconciliation—ideally improving the processes and tools to both improve efficiency, scale, and reliability with reduced cost—as well as insight generation and integrating systems into our core technology platform. It also involves a more strategic and R&D component, partnering with our science team to examine the latest literature, open and proprietary data, evaluate partner field experiments, and make recommendations about our program and offering.
Quantifying soil organic carbon sequestration effect sizes and uncertainty are at the heart of our program. This involves developing sound methodological approaches. To thrive in the role, you will be comfortable with experimental design, statistics, and the vagaries and realities of real world, messy, experimental data. You do not need an agronomic background (but it would be a bonus) but you must be comfortable diving into a new domain and understanding the latest bleeding edge technologies, literature, and approaches. Indigo has a highly collaborative culture, thus you will thrive partnering with other squads, engineers, influencing the higher level roadmap and cat herding. Finally, you embody the player-coach approach, and willingly roll up your sleeves to act as an individual contributor (mostly in Python) alongside your team and other collaborators.
We are looking for someone 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, an expanded Sustainability offering, as well as growing, nurturing, and managing a team of like-minded data scientists, analysts, and software engineers.
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.