Data Scientist

Data Scientist

About the job

The Rapid Response team works to build urgent requests for our internal and external users: building and productionizing models with resourcefulness and creativity.

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 deliver high quality results given time constraints, prioritize across multiple tasks
  • Experience with “big data” computation (parallel processing, distributed storage) is a plus

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