Indigo: Image Analysis 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.

The Image Analysis Data Scientist will help design and implement a comprehensive image analysis strategy and tools throughout Indigo from laboratory assays to field imagery. They will accelerate Indigos R+D pipeline by automating experimental analysis with image processing and suggest new imaging strategies and derived metrics to improve our understanding of our microbes and their interactions with plants. Additionally, they will enlarge our understanding of field data with real time image analysis from sources ranging from UAVs to satellites. Developing a unified strategy for image analysis uniting R+D and field/commercial efforts will be fundamental to success in this role.

Responsibilities:

  • Understand current internal imaging capabilities and identify existing gaps
    • Prioritize gaps in current imaging capabilities and create plan to fill gaps
  • Create strategic standardization plan for all imaging analyses
  • Design and communicate long-term pipeline for image analysis at Indigo, including imaging capabilities and cross functional uses

Competencies:

  • Very collaborative; team player; a leader through influence
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Fast learner; loves to learn about learning new state of the art technologies and techniques
  • Passionate and excited about image analysis and computer vision
  • Able to design user-friendly image analysis tools and apply ML techniques to problems from laboratory scale to field scale
  • Able to handle geospatial data formats and understand their limitations
  • Able to prioritize conflicting demands
  • Able to create long-term project vision for assimilation across departments and a unified image analysis strategy
  • Comfortable with cloud-based systems, like AWS
  • Understand and embody Indigos core values and mission

Qualifications:

  • 5+ years experience in image analysis / computer vision (inclusive of any graduate education)
  • Skilled at coding in Python
  • Expertise in modern image analysis libraries (openCV, scikit-image and techniques)
  • Familiar with neural networks/deep learning and their uses in image analysis
  • Knowledgeable about different types of imaging devices and acquisition hardware, such as microscopes, cameras and other advanced instruments
  • Proven track record and understanding of already developed, straight out of the box tools
  • Well-versed in current state-of-the-art imaging and computer vision technologies and connected to key technology developers
  • Comfortable working with other teams (Automation, Innovation, etc.) to choose and deploy new imaging technology
  • Prior experience with satellite imagery and imagery data at various scales: satellite, MAV, UAV, vehicle-based, greenhouse-based, etc. preferred
  • Experience in image analysis applications for biological systems 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.

Full-time

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.