Data Scientist- Cereals/Other Crops

San Francisco, California St. Louis, Missouri


We are seeking a quantitative researcher to join our team of data scientists focused on creating predictive agronomic models for cereals and other 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 these crops to improve yield outcome.

What You Will Do:

  • Explore, munge, and model large and diverse datasets
  • Implement and test algorithms and techniques relevant to achieving project objectives
  • Design and prototype models based on using diverse techniques that include, but are not limited to, machine learning, data mining, statistical modeling, and process modeling
  • 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 Physical or Life science involving quantitative research with > 3 years of industry research experience
  • Experience working with large volumes of agronomic data
  • 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 R or Python for research

Preferred Qualifications:

  • PhD in Physical or Life science involving quantitative research
  • Domain knowledge or direct experience with agronomic research with a focus on crop disease
  • Experience working with big, messy datasets and deriving inferences from them
  • Strong organizational 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
  • Excellent 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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