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Data Scientist

Engineering | New York, NY | Full Time

Job Description

Join the A.I. company tackling some of the most consequential problems facing the world today. Gro Intelligence is a fast-growing, mission-driven data and analytics company dedicated to understanding the interconnected global markets for all agricultural products. From the food we eat to the clothing we wear and the gasoline in millions of cars across the globe, agriculture touches our daily existence like few other industries.  And it’s being completely upended by climate change, trade wars, finite global resources, fickle public policies, a growing population and ever-changing human tastes (e.g. organic produce, plant-based proteins, etc).  Come help us understand the complex interplay of these various forces and their ripple effect on global markets. 

With offices in both New York and Nairobi, and the financial backing of prominent investors including TPG Growth and Data Collective, Gro is a diverse team of more than 70 technologists, scientists, and business professionals.  Our team is growing rapidly and we’re looking for highly motivated, intellectually curious individuals with a shared commitment to building software that impacts the world on the most basic level. 

Gro has been featured prominently alongside the company’s founder and CEO in several recent outlets including Recode Decode with Kara Swisher, Fast Company’s Most Creative People, Fortune’s Most Powerful Women in Business, and Vanity Fair’s Inside the Hive with Nick Bilton.  

What You’ll Do:

  • Develop original computational models to predict agricultural and environmental performance and conditions using geospatial, weather, crop, trade, and pricing data.

  • Develop systems and techniques for very large scale computations

  • Work with scientists, analysts and engineers to integrate local and sector specific factors and work closely with specialists in the field to further internal product development and external collaborations

  • Do original research on machine learning models and algorithms, working with closely with research scientists

  • Understand and contribute to the advancement of the state of the art in academic and industry research

What You Have:

  • 3+ years related experience

  • Graduate degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Math, Statistics, Physics or a related field

  • Experience with “big data” computation (parallel processing, distributed storage)

  • Strong computer science fundamental (data structures and algorithms)

  • Strong understanding of statistics, mathematics

  • Experience with natural language processing

  • Ability to work in Python, Java, C++

  • Familiarity with statistical modeling tools (R, MatLab)

  • Ability to work collaboratively with team members across functional roles and strong communication and leadership skills.

  • Passion for solving high impact problems with data driven tools.

Who You Are:

  • Smart with excellent problem solving skills

  • Curious, love for turning ideas into reality

  • Productive, self motivated

  • Creative, collaborative, diligent

  • Strong attention to detail with the ability to understand the big picture

  • Learner, interested in new skills and adapting to new technologies

  • Ability to work with geographically distributed and culturally diverse team

Gro Intelligence is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants regardless of color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital or family status, disability, gender identity or expression, veteran status, actual or presumed belonging to an ethnic group, or any other legally protected status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.