Remote Sensing intern at Indigo

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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, grow healthy food for all, and conserve resources for future generations. Utilizing beneficial plant microbes to improve crop health and productivity, Indigo’s portfolio is focused on cotton, wheat, rice, corn, and soybeans. The company is headquartered in Boston, MA, with commercial and customer service based in Memphis, TN. www.indigoag.com

The planned timeline for this internship is June 1 - August 28, 2020, with some flexibility.

Responsibilities:

  • Support the remote sensing data science team for algorithms related to regenerative agriculture
  • Help to compile ground and ancillary data sets in support of model estimation and evaluation
  • Effectively interface with indigo field teams and tools
  • Field webcam imagery analysis; identify events; support data management plan; create ROI time series
  • ML support for event modeling e.g. plant date, harvest date, tillage (we’re going to have a large amount of machine data coming from FDS)
  • Pick up regen resiliency study work post-report deadline
  • Intercomparison of our regen products with OPTIS, possibly in collaboration with Dagan
  • Scope out use of novel remote sensing data sets such as, for e.g., GOES-16 ABI or TROPOMI SIF data

Competencies:

  • Ability to build a variety of effective statistical models from large-scale, real-world datasets
  • Ability to effectively visualize data in a clear and compelling manner
  • Self-directed, able to build and drive their own agenda for improvements & experiments
  • Works well both as a team member and independently
  • Can translate the results of complex analyses into interpretable results, visually and verbally
  • Coding skills, and an interest in improving an existing codebase
  • Writes well-documented, clean, maintainable code in a collaborative environment

Qualifications:

  • Experience with git or similar
  • Experience with geospatial data, remote sensing or imagery data (not required but useful)
  • Experienced using Python and/or R for data analysis (fluency in both is great)
  • Working on or completed an academic degree with a quantitative focus
  • Desire to work in a software and/or product development environment
  • Experience with either AWS or Google Cloud (not required, but useful)

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

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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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