Data Scientist, Rapid Response

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Employer
Gro Intelligence
Location
Greeley Square, New York, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Apr 28, 2021
Closes
May 11, 2021
Ref
2135918192
Discipline
Climate Change
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Salary
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 to further internal product development and external collaborations
  • Do original research using a wide range of statistical tools, machine learning models and algorithms
  • Develop simple visualization tools to deliver model results or solutions in a user friendly way
What We're Looking For:
  • 3+ years related experience
  • Graduate degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Math, Statistics, Physics or a related field
  • Strong computer science fundamental (data structures and algorithms)
  • Strong understanding of statistics, mathematics
  • Fluency in Python and R
  • Familiarity with git
  • Ability to work collaboratively with team members across functional roles and strong communication skills.
  • Ability to deliver high quality results given time constraints, prioritize across multiple tasks
  • Experience with "big data" computation (parallel processing, distributed storage) is a plus

Who You Are:
  • Driven, with excellent problem solving skills
  • Curious, love for turning ideas into reality
  • Productive, self motivated and disciplined
  • Creative, collaborative, diligent, persevering
  • Thrive in time pressured environments
  • Strong attention to detail with the ability to understand the big picture
  • Passionate about solving high impact problems with data driven tools.
  • Learner, interested in new skills and adapting to new technologies
  • Ability to work with geographically distributed and culturally diverse team


Perks:
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.

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