Data Scientist - Big Data

Chicago, Illinois St. Louis, Missouri


We are seeking a data scientist to join our team focused on creating predictive agronomic models for soy crop systems. This team will work closely with collaborating teams focused on leveraging genetic, environmental and grower management data to create integrated models that can help growers better manage key aspects of soybean crop to improve yield outcome. 

What You Will Do:

  • Explore, munge, and model large and diverse soybean datasets
  • Design and prototype models based on using diverse techniques that include, but are not limited to, AI, deep learning, machine learning, data mining, and statistical modeling
  • Manipulate, transform, and analyze abstract data structures
  • Implement and test algorithms and techniques relevant to achieving project objectives
  • Collaborate with other data scientists and engineers in developing models to diagnose and/or predict patterns of crop performance
  • Analyze and judge the quality of data and work with the data quality team to resolve issues
  • Select the most appropriate modeling techniques and data visualization for large datasets
  • Assist with high-level analysis, design, and code reviews

Basic Qualifications: 

  • MS in Computer Science, High-Dimensional Statistics, Applied Math or other computationally intensive research experience
  • Experience with exploratory data analysis and modeling using technologies such as Tableau, Hadoop, or Spark
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience manipulating and analyzing large data sets 
  • Strong analytical and quantitative problem-solving ability, with demonstrated ability to build, test, and iterate on a variety of model forms
  • Skilled in the use of Python for research

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, High-Dimensional Statistics, Applied Math or other computationally intensive research experience
  • Experience using data science to lead the inquiry and evaluation of complex business problems
  • Experience working with agriculture or soybean crop data
  • Proficiency in publicly available data analytics toolkits
  • Ability to translate complex technical concepts to collaborations, decision makers, and non-technical audiences
  • Ability and inclination to work in multi-disciplinary environments, and desire to see ideas realized in practice
  • Strong drive to learn new topics and skills and to develop innovative products for our customers
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills


What We Offer:  

Our teams are composed of industry experts, top scientists, and talented engineers. The environment is extremely engaging and fast-paced, with dozens of specialties coming together to provide the best possible products and experiences for our customers.

We provide competitive salaries and some of the best perks in the industry, including:

  • Superb medical, dental, vision, life, disability benefits, and a 401k matching program
  • A stocked kitchen with a large assortment of snacks & drinks to get you through the day
  • Encouragement to get out of the office and into the field with agents and farmers to see first-hand how our products are being used
  • We take part and offer various workshops, conferences, meet-up groups, tech-talks, and hackathons to encourage participation and growth in both community involvement and career development

We also hinge our cultural DNA on these five values:

  • Inspire one another
  • Innovate in all we do
  • Leave a mark on the world
  • Find the possible in the impossible
  • Be direct and transparent

Learn more about our team and our mission:

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