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Systems Innovation Co-op

| Greater Boston Area

Systems Innovation 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

The Systems Innovation Team is an interdisciplinary team of business, science, and technology professionals that drive radical change in agriculture through new systems of farming. The co-op will support members of the Systems Innovation Team on projects related to The Terraton Initiative, The Terraton Experiment, The Terraton Challenge, Indigo Research Partners, and other company initiatives. The co-op will support and lead tasks related to data management, technology landscaping, CRM, and more. The Systems Innovation Team is looking to hire multiple co-ops, please apply if you fit at least 2/3 of the competencies for the position.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Track and coordinate experiments related to The Terraton Experiment, The Terraton Challenge, and Indigo Research Partners
  • Develop processes and trackers in Systems Innovation using Excel, Google Data Studio, Python, or similar tools
  • Develop landscapes of different agriculture technology spaces by defining the problem, opportunity, solution, and key players in the space
  • Contact third party companies to understand partnership opportunities and their technology
  • Clearly communicate key leanings to other members of the Systems Innovation Team
  • Work cross-functionally with other teams within Indigo to understand pain points, assumptions, and outcomes o Manage and expand a database of existing landscapes and thought leaders
  • Use CRM tools like Salesforce to track existing and potential partnerships
  • Implement best practices related to CRM and Salesforce
  • Fulfil ad-hoc requests from members of the Systems Innovation Team with manager approval
  • 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

  • Enjoyable to work with and team-first attitude
  • Strong analytical capabilities and the ability to take the initiative
  • Excellent written and verbal communication o Strong PowerPoint Skills o Strong ability to use Excel, Python, or other similar platform
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities
  • Strong organization
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Alignment with Indigo's mission and core values
  • Interest or experience in agriculture, food or biotechnology a plus
  • Previous work experience is highly recommended
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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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