BI Platform Analyst Co-op

Please Submit applications by 6am on Tuesday, October 15th, 2019.

Indigo is a company dedicated to harnessing nature to help farmers sustainably feed the planet. With a vision of creating a world where farming is an economically desirable and accessible profession, Indigo works alongside its growers to apply natural approaches, conserve resources for future generations, and grow healthy food for all. Utilizing beneficial plant microbes to improve crop health and productivity, Indigo’s portfolio is focused on cotton, wheat, barley, corn, soybeans, and rice. The company, founded by Flagship Pioneering, is headquartered in Boston, MA, with additional offices in Memphis, TN, Research Triangle Park, NC, Sydney, Australia, Buenos Aires, Argentina, and São Paulo, Brazil.

As part of the core Business Intelligence team, the Business Intelligence Analyst will have an immediate impact as the liaison for cross-functional data reporting projects. This role will be hands-on, working collaboratively and cross-functionally to gather BI reporting requirements for company needs, building data models, and creating visualizations to tell a story.


  • Data at IndigoAg is centralized in a single repository, in this role you will be responsible for:
    • Diving into data sets to gain a better understanding of the data to answer stakeholder questions
    • Documenting data sets to provide resources for individuals interested in the data
    • Working with data engineers to modify or enhance ETL processes
    • Sourcing new data sets when required by stakeholders
    • Understanding and embodying our purpose & core values
  • Looker is the core BI platform amongst other tools, this role will have you interacting with Looker to:
    • Curate data models Build visualizations to help stakeholders address problems
    • Develop key metrics to support KPIs Define dimensions and measures within LookML
    • Clean and consolidate existing data models to better follow Looker best practices
    • Train individuals in the use of the core data repository and Looker
    • Use SQL to explore data sets and develop a thorough understanding which can then be documented and shared with the rest of the organization
    • Evaluate data quality and providing comparative analysis between systems
  • Special Projects:
    • Deployment of an agronomic glossary
      • Currently we have a YAML file containing agronomic terms, URLs, and descriptions. This YAML file is in a GitHub repository and we would like to have an automated process of writing this YAML file to Confluence, formatting the file using CSS/HTML and updating the pages whenever new terms are committed to the repo Slack - Looker Bot Creation
    • Take ownership of the development of a Looker bot which can respond to a number of commands issued in Slack and return data, dashboards, or reports


  • Competent in the use of:
    • SQL
    • Python
    • Git/ github
  • Nice to haves:
    • JIRA/ Confluence
    • CSS/HTML
    • Looker/ Other BI Tools
    • Training
    • ETL/ Data Warehousing
    • JavaScript (for custom data visualizations)
  • Superior communicator
  • Able to provide consultative, process-driven approach to collecting requirements
  • Able to interact with Engineering as well as SMEs across the organization
  • Passionate about learning
  • Ability to translate passion for learning into an onboarding program and workshops
  • Able to transfer knowledge and patience to work with embedded analysts to help address business questions
  • High level of professionalism
  • Passion for concise and thorough documentation
  • Thrives in fast-paced environment
  • Comfortable with ambiguity and challenging company goals
  • Able to work independently and generate solutions with minimal direction
  • Effective multitasker - you will be asked to juggle multiple projects and work within an Agile Framework with priorities that are subject to change



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