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Senior AI Engineer

Engineering | New York, NY | Full Time

Job Description

About Gro:

Gro Intelligence is tackling two of the biggest problems facing the world today: food security and climate change. We understand and quantify the complex interplay between food, weather, trade, agriculture, and macroeconomic conditions in a world upended by climate change, a growing population, and more. The team at Gro has built a platform that allows businesses, non-profits, and governments to better plan for and adapt to these changes. With offices in both Nairobi and New York, Gro has the financial backing of prominent investors such as TPG Growth, Intel Capital, Data Collective, and GGV. Gro is a diverse, intellectually curious team of technologists, scientists, and business professionals united by a shared commitment to build AI that addresses agriculture, food, and our climate on the most fundamental level.

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

  • Work with frontend developers on improving search experience by embedding the agricultural knowledge graph

  • Do original research on machine learning models and algorithms

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

What We're Looking For:

  • 7+ years related experience

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

  • Expertise with software development and production level AI solutions

  • Experience with natural language processing

  • Experience with knowledge graph. Familiarity with tools to construct knowledge graph and derive insights from it, such as Bayesian models

  • Expertise with large-scale geospatial and temporal data sets and the application of deep learning on the subject

  • Strong computer science fundamental (data structures and algorithms), statistics, and mathematics

  • Familiarity with cloud computing tools such as AWS, Azure, GCP

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

  • 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 was founded in 2014 and currently has offices in Nairobi and New York City. The company was built on diversity and the knowledge that artificial intelligence is only as good as the human intelligence behind it. Gro’s team represents the world it is modeling. At the company, we speak more than 27 languages and we comprise a wide range of experts, from agronomists and crop scientists, to mathematicians, engineers, data scientists, market research analysts, designers, historians, and philosophers. Our culture fosters collaboration between people of extremely different backgrounds that allows us to accomplish things that would otherwise seem impossible. 

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.