Indigo: Data Scientist, Imagery
500 Rutherford Ave, Suite 201
Boston, MA 02129

Employee Testimonials

Jesse Deardorff
Cassandra Ball
Trudi Baker


What if nature could be harnessed to help farmers sustainably feed the planet? Since 2014, Indigo has questioned agriculture's full value chain to improve grower profitability, environmental sustainability, and consumer health. The companys scientific discoveries and digital innovations have amplified new value from soil to sale, benefiting more than 10,000 growers to date. Indigo is also the company behind The Terraton Initiative, a global effort to drawdown one trillion tons of atmospheric carbon dioxide by unlocking the potential of agricultural soils. In 2019, Indigo was ranked #1 on CNBCs Disruptor 50 list. Headquartered in Boston, MA, Indigo has additional offices in Memphis, TN; Research Triangle Park, NC; Sydney, Australia; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Basel, Switzerland; and So Paulo, Brazil.

As an Imaging Data Scientist on our GeoInnovation team, you will use your knowledge of image processing principles, experience with handling geospatial data from a variety of sources at different scales, and skills with analytical techniques applied to agricultural problems to help create infrastructure and understanding directed toward creating a living map of the worlds food supply and expanding beneficial agricultural practices.


  • Build deep understanding of existing algorithms and imaging data assets
  • Build automated QC pipeline for existing and future imaging data
  • Evaluate different imaging platforms and technologies
  • Develop algorithms aimed at maximizing information capture from UAV, MAV and satellite data feeds
  • Contribute to components of in-flight imaging analyses
  • Take ownership of discrete tasks, delivering on challenging deadlines
  • Collaborate with engineering staff on scaling your work
  • Building algorithms at field/sub-field level to solve real-world problems and help growers/producers with their decision making


  • Fluent in Python (preferred) or R, capable of framing problems as programming tasks from the ground up, as well as working with existing code
  • Can use and understand geospatial/statistical/machine learning libraries in Python or R
  • Can work with and understand a wide range of geospatial data formats
  • Can use git for day-to-day version control
  • Strong knowledge of image processing and remote sensing
  • Knowledge of GIS concepts and experience with vector geospatial data
  • Can translate the results of complex analyses into interpretable results, visually and verbally
  • Able to create and execute their own tasks with minimal direction
  • Works well both as a team member and independently
  • Writes well-documented, maintainable code in a collaborative environment


  • Masters or PhD degree with a quantitative focus preferred
  • Substantive (1-2 years) experience in a software or technology focused environment
  • Some experience 6+ months with AWS, Google Cloud, or other large scale computing environment
  • Familiarity with these subjects are strongly preferred: digital agriculture, crop physiology, optical sensors, signal processing


Indigo is committed to living our values, specifically creating a work environment where everyone feels respected, connected, and has opportunities to learn and grow. As part of living our values, we strive to create a diverse and inclusive work environment where everyone feels they can be themselves and has an equal opportunity of succeeding.


Employee Testimonials

Jesse Deardorff
Jesse Deardorff

Our plan is focused on the growers and helping them achieve maximum profitability using a unique set of tools. On top of offering a dynamic product, developing relationships and partnerships with growers will be key to achieving our goals.

Cassandra Ball
Cassandra Ball

I love the lab culture of Indigo. It's great being surrounded by both hard-working and fun-loving people. Most of our experiments are challenging and having the support of coworkers throughout the day really makes it fun for me.

Trudi Baker
Trudi Baker

From the early days when the whole company consisted of less than 20 people, I remember EVERYONE would gather for lively brainstorming sessions, the founder of the company, bench scientists, data scientists, lab techs, an attorney - everyone participated and listened and learned from each other's experiences and opinions. Today Indigo is much larger, but this spirit of open communication and collaboration is still strong. We collaborate through our everyday work, through software like our online innovation exchange where we bounce ideas off each other, and through "hands-on" brainstorming sessions where we learn a new assay and some of the points which are most challenging and can share ideas about how to make it more efficient.