Senior/Lead Data Scientist - Enterprise Modeling Team

St. Louis, Missouri Seattle, Washington


Position Overview:

The Climate Corporation's mission is to help the world’s farmers sustainably increase their productivity with digital tools. We are seeking a highly motivated professional who shares our passion for innovation in the area of predictive analytics to join our Enterprise Modeling team within the Science organization.  You will have the opportunity to work with big data to develop novel & complex predictive models for generating insights from farmers’ data. As part of our highly dynamic group, you will work side-by-side with a team of exceptional data scientists with diverse backgrounds (Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, Engineering, Physics etc..) to foster your career growth and development, while delivering next-generation scientific breakthroughs. 

What You Will Do: 

  • Lead projects leveraging strong statistical expertise, unique data sets and predictive agronomic models to identify novel product and customer insights, creating value for our customers through the enterprise
  • Partner with diverse teams across the company to understand value opportunities and implement solutions
  • Design and prototype models using diverse techniques that include, but are not limited to, deep learning, machine learning, data mining, and statistical modeling
  • Work with large, rich and complex data using spark and SQL. Collaborate with our data quality team to build understanding of strengths and limitations of datasets and provide solutions to more effectively use data
  • Present your findings to cross functional partners and propose recommendations to senior management

Basic Qualifications 

  • PhD with 3 years or Masters with 5 years of post-school experience in Statistics, Applied Mathematics, Data Science, or another highly quantitative discipline
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in multiple regression, multivariate analysis, mixed models and machine learning techniques
  • Ability to communicate complex ideas in a clear, precise and actionable manner
  • Strong proficiency with scientific computing languages (e.g. Python) and data analysis and modeling toolkits (e.g. pandas, sklearn, matplotlib, scipy)
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
  • 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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge and experience in farming, plant breeding or physiology, or agronomy
  • Experience using data science to lead the inquiry and evaluation of complex business problems
  • Experience working with row crop data (e.g. corn and soy)
  • Domain knowledge and experience across the seed business, including Research, Development and/or the Commercial organization

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:

The Climate Corporation - The Technology Behind Making A Difference or visit

Climate aims to create a welcoming and collaborative environment for our employees in which a diverse set of perspectives and voices are represented and celebrated. 

As part of our dedication to the diversity of our workforce, The Climate Corporation is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and does not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, sex (including pregnancy), protected veteran status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any unlawful criterion existing under applicable federal, state, or local laws. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at