Data Scientist, Rapid Response
Engineering | New York, NY | Full Time
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
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.