Indigo: Data Scientist, Predictive Modeling Lead
500 Rutherford Ave, Suite 201
Boston, MA 02129

Employee Testimonials

Jesse Deardorff
Cassandra Ball
Trudi Baker

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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 a leader on our GeoInnovation Data Science team, you will apply your extensive experience in predictive modeling both as an individual contributor and as a thought leader. You will help the team apply cutting edge forecasting methods to complex problems and large datasets. Collaborating across teams, you will build scalable models, evolve them into productized offerings and put the results of your work into context for business leaders. You will be instrumental in driving future hiring for data science roles where forecasting is critical.

Responsibilities:

  • Take end-to-end ownership of predictive modeling work currently underway by the GeoInnovation Data Science team and expand the scope of our efforts.
  • Effectively interface with engineers on scale issues and building code that can be deployed into production systems.
  • Drive the long-term strategy for advancing our forecasting capabilities.
  • Contribute thoughtful business recommendations using effective communication of findings (through synthesis and visualization of quantitative information).
  • Actively partner with People Team to build talent pipeline, hire strong data scientists focused on forecasting, and shape successful on-boarding for new hires.

Competencies:

  • Strong communication skills; able to translate results from complex analyses into interpretable results, both visually and verbally
  • Enjoy collaborating with and leading others
  • Proactive and self-directed
  • Strong coding skills, able to inherit and improve an existing codebase; write well-documented, clean, maintainable code in a collaborative environment
  • Thrive in a fast-paced, growth environment

Qualifications:

  • 6+ years experience in industry
  • Advanced degree (PhD or Masters) with a quantitative focus preferred
  • Experience in predictive modeling in an agricultural context
  • Fluent in Python and R
  • Experience with git or a similar version control software
  • Extensive practical and professional experience building predictive models
  • Experience working in either AWS or Google Cloud environment
  • Experience working in an Agile software and/or product development environment preferred

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.

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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.