BI Platform Analyst Co-op at Indigo

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BI Platform Analyst Co-op

Please Submit applications by 6am on Tuesday, October 15th, 2019.

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.

As part of the core Business Intelligence team, the Business Intelligence Analyst will have an immediate impact as the liaison for cross-functional data reporting projects. This role will be hands-on, working collaboratively and cross-functionally to gather BI reporting requirements for company needs, building data models, and creating visualizations to tell a story.


  • Data at IndigoAg is centralized in a single repository, in this role you will be responsible for:
    • Diving into data sets to gain a better understanding of the data to answer stakeholder questions
    • Documenting data sets to provide resources for individuals interested in the data
    • Working with data engineers to modify or enhance ETL processes
    • Sourcing new data sets when required by stakeholders
    • Understanding and embodying our purpose & core values
  • Looker is the core BI platform amongst other tools, this role will have you interacting with Looker to:
    • Curate data models Build visualizations to help stakeholders address problems
    • Develop key metrics to support KPIs Define dimensions and measures within LookML
    • Clean and consolidate existing data models to better follow Looker best practices
    • Train individuals in the use of the core data repository and Looker
    • Use SQL to explore data sets and develop a thorough understanding which can then be documented and shared with the rest of the organization
    • Evaluate data quality and providing comparative analysis between systems
  • Special Projects:
    • Deployment of an agronomic glossary
      • Currently we have a YAML file containing agronomic terms, URLs, and descriptions. This YAML file is in a GitHub repository and we would like to have an automated process of writing this YAML file to Confluence, formatting the file using CSS/HTML and updating the pages whenever new terms are committed to the repo Slack - Looker Bot Creation
    • Take ownership of the development of a Looker bot which can respond to a number of commands issued in Slack and return data, dashboards, or reports


  • Competent in the use of:
    • SQL
    • Python
    • Git/ github
  • Nice to haves:
    • JIRA/ Confluence
    • CSS/HTML
    • Looker/ Other BI Tools
    • Training
    • ETL/ Data Warehousing
    • JavaScript (for custom data visualizations)
  • Superior communicator
  • Able to provide consultative, process-driven approach to collecting requirements
  • Able to interact with Engineering as well as SMEs across the organization
  • Passionate about learning
  • Ability to translate passion for learning into an onboarding program and workshops
  • Able to transfer knowledge and patience to work with embedded analysts to help address business questions
  • High level of professionalism
  • Passion for concise and thorough documentation
  • Thrives in fast-paced environment
  • Comfortable with ambiguity and challenging company goals
  • Able to work independently and generate solutions with minimal direction
  • Effective multitasker - you will be asked to juggle multiple projects and work within an Agile Framework with priorities that are subject to change

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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.


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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


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