Data Scientist - Crop Management

San Francisco, California Chicago, Illinois


Position Overview: 

The Crop Management Team at Climate Corporation is looking for a researcher with applied experience in data science, machine learning, or statistics. This position is within the science R&D team that leverages numeric modeling, big data, and cloud computing to address scientific challenges in precision agriculture. This team builds predictive models that are used both in-house and by farmers, agronomists, and consultants to optimize their management programs and economic returns. The successful candidate will leverage their data science skills with large datasets to help our growers better manage key aspects of their operations.

What You Will Do:

  • Explore and munge large and diverse agronomic datasets as part of building models
  • Design, prototype, and test predictive models using diverse techniques that include, but are not limited to, machine learning and statistical modeling
  • Select the most appropriate modeling techniques and data visualizations for large datasets
  • Work closely with a team of world-class scientists, engineers and mathematicians to deliver impactful scientific research
  • Perform collaborative, high quality, reproducible research

Basic Qualifications:

  • PhD with 1 year of experience or MS with 2 years of experience in Data Science, Statistics, Applied Mathematics, Machine Learning, or another highly quantitative discipline
  • Strong proficiency with scientific computing language such as Python or R
  • Experience using version control systems
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong drive to learn new topics and skills 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience using tools for big datasets, such as SQL
    • Experience in PySpark, SparklyR, or SparkR
  • Ability and inclination to work in multi-disciplinary environments
  • Desire to see ideas realized in practice
  • Applied experience with agricultural science and/or agricultural datasets

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, and 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
  • 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