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Data Science Intern

Engineering | New York, NY | Full Time

Job Description

Global food security is top of mind here for us at Gro Intelligence. The world could face a food deficit of 214 trillion calories per year by 2027!  We believe the key to ensuring cheap and abundant food is data –enabling discovery, analysis, predictions, and better decision making in food and agriculture. That’s why we’ve built Gro, the largest agricultural data and analytics –with hundreds of trillions of data points from sources all over the world, a number that is doubling every six months. We are looking for a dedicated Data Science intern to join us this summer to work on some exciting projects with us.

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 :

  • 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.

Educational requirements/experience:

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

Who you are:

  • Smart, excellent problem solving skills

  • Curious, love for turning ideas into reality

  • Productive, self motivated

  • Creative, collaborative, diligent

  • Strong attention to detail with 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.