Data Scientist, Machine Learning at Indigo

| Greater Boston Area
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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 a Data Scientist on our GeoInnovation team you will perform in-depth end-to-end analyses of incredibly large and complex datasets. Collaborating across multiple teams, your work will directly impact data-driven recommendations for growers and other external users. Collaborating closely with other data scientists and engineers, you will improve and expand upon existing systems and analytical products, ultimately owning your own analyses and associated products. This is a unique opportunity to play an integral role on a close-knit team that is dedicated to solving complex and meaningful problems.

  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of Indigo's existing systems and data assets
  • Take ownership of discrete analyses, delivering on challenging deadlines, becoming a go-to person in the organization
  • Build statistical and machine learning models to inform business strategies and product offerings
  • Design and develop compelling visualizations
  • Present results of analyses to both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Contribute to thoughtful business and sales recommendations using results of analyses
  • Develop hypotheses and design associated experiments to support new initiatives
  • Insatiable hunger to learn
  • Comfortable working with messy datasets
  • Strong communication skills; able to translate results of complex analyses into interpretable results, both visually and verbally
  • Enjoys collaborating with others
  • Proactive and self-directed
  • Strong coding skills, able to inherit and improve an existing codebase; writes well-documented, clean, maintainable code in a collaborative environment
  • Thrives in a fast-paced, growth environment, capable of handling challenging deadlines
  • 1+ years experience in industry
  • Masters or PhD degree with a quantitative focus preferred
  • Fluent in Python and R
  • Experience with git or a similar version control software
  • Experience using PostgreSQL
  • Practical experience building predictive and explanatory models
  • Experience working in either AWS or Google Cloud environment
  • Experience working in an Agile software and/or product development environment preferred
  • Familiarity with geospatial, satellite, or imagery data strongly preferred

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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.


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


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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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