Data Scientist, Drone Imagery

| Greater Boston Area

Indigo improves grower profitability, environmental sustainability, and consumer health through the use of natural microbiology and digital technologies. Utilizing beneficial plant microbes and agronomic insights, Indigo works with growers to sustainably produce high quality harvests. The company then connects growers and buyers directly to bring these harvests to market. Working across the supply chain, Indigo is forwarding its mission of harnessing nature to help farmers sustainably feed the planet. The company is headquartered in Boston, MA, with additional offices in Memphis, TN, Research Triangle Park, NC, Sydney, Australia, Buenos Aires, Argentina, and São Paulo, Brazil. http://www.indigoag.com/

As an Imaging Data Scientist on our GeoInnovation team, you will use your knowledge of image processing principles, experience with handling geospatial data from a variety of sources at different scales, and skills with analytical techniques applied to agricultural problems to help create infrastructure and understanding directed toward creating a living map of the world’s food supply and a beneficial agriculture.

Responsibilities

  • Build deep understanding of existing algorithms and imaging data assets
  • Build automated QC pipeline for existing and future imaging data
  • Evaluate different imaging platforms and technologies
  • Develop algorithms towards to UAV, MAV, Satellite applications in digital agriculture
  • Contribute to components of in-flight imaging analyses and development
  • Take ownership of discrete tasks, delivering on challenging deadlines
  • Collaborate with Engineering staff on scaling your work

Competencies

  • Fluent in Python (preferred) or R, capable of framing problems as programming tasks from the ground up, as well as working with existing code
  • Can use and understand geospatial/statistical/machine learning libraries in Python
  • Can work with and understand a wide range of geospatial data formats
  • Can build a variety of effective algorithms at field/sub-field level to solve real-world problems and help growers/producers with their decision making
  • Can use git for day-to-day version control
  • Strong knowledge of image processing and remote sensing
  • Knowledge of GIS concepts and some experience with non-RS (including vector) geospatial data
  • Can translate the results of complex analyses into interpretable results, visually and verbally
  • Able to create and execute their own tasks with minimal direction
  • Works well both as a team member and independently
  • Writes reasonably well-documented, maintainable code in a collaborative environment

Qualifications

  • Masters or PhD degree with a quantitative focus preferred
  • Substantive 1-2 years experience in a software or technology focused environment
  • Some experience 6+ months with AWS, Google Cloud, or other large scale computing environment
  • Familiarity with these subjects are strongly preferred: digital agriculture, crop physiology, optical sensors, signal processing, deep learning, snowflake
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RLanguages
    • TypescriptLanguages
    • GraphQLLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • ExpressFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • MySQLDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases

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

Software Product Manager

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