Indigo: Pricing / Risk Data Scientist
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.

We are looking for an experienced data scientist with a quantitative financial and business analytics background. The role of Pricing/Risk Data Scientist will work within the Data Strategy and Sciences department and work closely with the Hedging and Engineering teams to build finance-focused prediction analytics. Specifically, this person will build models to understand and predict futures, basis, and cash prices. This high-impact role will carry a key voice in conversations around Indigo market and transaction decisions.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop strong understanding as a pricing/risk subject matter expert within the Data Science Global Markets team
    • Understand futures and basis market fundamentals
    • Articulate key problems the Data Science Global Markets (DSGM) team is tackling and why they matter for the companys bottom line and mission
    • Gain access and understanding of both the DSGM and broader Indigo technology platform (e.g., AWS access, engineering processes, etc.)
  • Firmly establish quantitative relationships between the target variable of a descriptive price model and two candidate predictors drawn from the qualitative relationship model
  • Establish all principal quantitative relationships for descriptive price models
  • Serve as a key market expert with respect to the quantitative relationships between key factors driving grain pricing. This includes the relevant data, analysis methods, and metrics
  • Support the generation and presentation of descriptive model results
  • Extend descriptive pricing model to one non-US country

Competencies:

  • Comfortable with complex spreadsheets
  • Fluent with at least one of the following programming languages: R, Python
  • Able to communicate and partner across various groups in an ambiguous environment
  • Strong strategic and analytical judgment
  • Highly invested in data consistency and reliability of models, able to communicate model assumptions and shortcomings
  • Highly functional at an independent level
  • Strong collaborative voice within a cross-functional team

Qualifications:

  • 3+ years experience in quantitative financial and business analysis
  • Experience with time-series modeling, incorporating seasonal effects
  • Experience with processes such as forecasting and long-term business outcomes, reporting, and analytics
  • High familiarity with causal modeling and counterfactuals in financial contexts
  • Experience building predictive models and advanced analyses across large, messy, and complex datasets
  • Experience constructing SQL queries and retrieving data from relational databases
  • Also Preferred:
    • Exposure to grain marketing and grain markets
    • Experience with dynamic modeling
    • Exposure to data exploration and visualization tools

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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.