Data Analyst/Engineer Co-op

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.  www.indigoag.com

This co-op will be intrinsically motivated by the question: How can we build a world class data platform across Indigo to empower scientists and product managers to identify, promote and track potential products in our Research and Development (R&D) pipeline? The Data Intelligence function works closely with the R&D, software engineering, systems architecture and Data Science teams to structure and ensure quality data capture and build reporting and analytics tools for a variety of internal customers. This co-op is located in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work closely with Data Intelligence, Data Science, Data Architecture and Software Engineering to understand the structure of Indigo's databases, data needs and data pipeline automation capabilities of the organization
  • Review/update current documentation of databases
  • Design and create data tables to ingest R&D data
  • Evaluate use of Java script and HTML to enhance existing BI tools in Spotfire
  • Put together a long term plan to further normalize R&D databases within Indigo
  • Understand and embody our purpose & core values
    • Excited by Indigo’s mission; believes that Indigo can fundamentally change the agriculture industry; can clearly articulate passion for our mission and values
    • Optimistic and innovative; solution-oriented; shows no signs of cynicism
    • Will be widely viewed as someone who personifies our core values, is committed to them, and leans on them when making decisions. Specifically:
      • Demonstrates a track record of high integrity - doing the right thing, owning mistakes, conducting oneself honestly
      • Values, communicates and interacts with others with high levels of transparency and respect
      • Collaborates well across functions; creates an inspiring and collegial work environment

COMPETENCIES  

  • Proficient in SQL, Python, Java, HTML
  • Preferred computer science background
  • Optional proficiency in R and R-Shiny
  • Optional statistics background
  • Experience with Dash
  • Preferred experience with BI tools such as Spotfire
  • Understanding of best data practices and database design
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Attention to detail and creating detailed documentation
  • Comfortable with talking to end users
  • Willingness to learn new skills and take on complex projects

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