BioInnovation Image Analysis Co-op

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BioInnovation Image Analysis Co-op

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. www.indigoag.com

The Image Analysis Co-Op will aid in the development and implementation of image analysis algorithms for extracting as much information from plant images as possible, helping to accelerate Indigo’s R&D pipeline. They will work to continually improve the quality and depth of optical and hyperspectral imaging analysis and develop methods to capture novel features. As a member of the image analysis team within BioInnovation at Indigo, they will work collaboratively to rapidly drive research and product development forward using computer vision and machine learning tools.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Understand our current imaging capabilities and image analysis pipeline
  • Understand current image analysis code base
  • Suggest new methods for extraction of novel metrics from plant images
  • Use Jupyter Notebooks to develop and prototype these new methods
  • Optimize quality and robustness of image analysis pipeline
  • Identify weaknesses and failure modes of our current algorithms, and propose solutions
  • Review image analysis code base for efficiency
  • Design unit tests for existing and new modules
  • Document code within image analysis repositories
  • Understand and embody our purpose & core values
    • Excited by Indigo’s mission; believes that Indigo can fundamentally change the agriculture industry; can clearly articulate passion for our mission and values
    • Optimistic and innovative; solution-oriented; shows no signs of cynicism
    • Will be widely viewed as someone who personifies our core values, is committed to them, and leans on them when making decisions. Specifically:
      • Demonstrates a track record of high integrity - doing the right thing, owning mistakes, conducting oneself honestly
      • Values, communicates and interacts with others with high levels of transparency and respect
      • Collaborates well across functions; creates an inspiring and collegial work environment

COMPETENCIES

  • Collaborative, team player
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Fast learner
  • Passionate about image analysis and computer vision
  • Knowledge of statistics
  • Skilled at coding in Python, including NumPy, Pandas, SciPy
  • Experience with Jupyter Notebooks
  • Prior experience with version control (Git) a plus
  • Prior experience with image analysis libraries (scikit-image and OpenCV) a plus
  • Prior experience with databases a plus
  • Writes well-documented, maintainable code in a collaborative environment
  • Strong attention to detail


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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
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