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R&D Program Management Co-op

| Greater Boston Area

R&D Program Management 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. www.indigoag.com

Indigo is looking for uniquely qualified candidates to join our fast-paced R&D Program Management Team. The ideal co-op will possess the drive to critically examine the inter-dependent processes across all of our R&D functions to improve the efficiency and speed of our product discovery pipeline. The co-op will assist the team in the identification and implementation of project management best practices, tools and processes to analyze our portfolio of R&D projects.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Evaluate existing project management software to analyze critical process pathways used in product discovery.
  • Identify rate limiting steps in new product discovery research.
  • Work closely with research staff to identify approaches which decrease timelines in the delivery of key milestones.
  • Utilize project management processes to identify and mitigate key process risks.
  • Using existing software, assist product teams with the production of data visualization and project dashboards.
  • Assist the team in the evaluation of new project management tools, processes and templates.
  • Working closely with Project Managers, facilitate the development of integrated project plans.
  • Partner with or shadow functional team members to learn critical activities involved in our R&D pipeline.
  • Work with dynamic, cross-functional product teams to develop project schedules, development timelines, and decision logs to track our exciting progress towards the launch of new Indigo products.
  • 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

  • Possesses effective listen skills to quickly understand complex processes
  • Able to quickly grasp key project activities and timelines
  • Process-oriented and able to operate, with assistance, where processes are incomplete
  • Able to deliver a high-quality work with keen attention to detail
  • “Can do” approach to problem-solving.
  • Independent thinker
  • Good cross-functional networking and communication skills
  • Good technical skills in Project Management methodology
  • Data management knowledge
  • Interest and desire to work in a science and technology based environment
  • Consistently able to maintain an inspiring, innovative, creative work environment.

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.


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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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