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, grow healthy food for all, and conserve resources for future generations. Utilizing beneficial plant microbes to improve crop health and productivity, Indigo’s portfolio is focused on cotton, wheat, rice, corn, and soybeans. The company is headquartered in Boston, MA, with commercial and customer service based in Memphis, TN.

The role of the Agronomic Senior Data Scientist will create data-driven insights pulling from field experimentation across Indigo and the wider literature to support the creation of new Agronomic Products that empowers grower decision making to profitably produce food while generating carbon credits. Over time, this role will build a nimble team to turn around analysis fast enough to impact grower decision making. The Agronomic Senior Data Scientist role will report to the Head of Field Experimentation in the Agronomic Products team of Indigo Carbon. The Field Experimentation group supports the design, execution, and analysis of research to improve grower profitability and sustainability. The group also supports design and strategy of field research across all of Indigo.


  • Own and manage current data flows for field experiments and define strategies for improvement
    • Define hand-offs to engineering or other teams for standardized analysis and storage of results
    • Collaborate with relevant data collection, engineering, and analyses teams to develop more efficient, spatially aware methodologies for experiments
    • Collaborate with necessary stakeholders to re-assess the value of all of our data collection efforts and make recommendations to maximize value and minimize cost
  • Develop and maintain a road map for prioritized analyses
    • Lead analyses sprints on geospatial field, time series, and text-based data for our Agronomic Products team
    • Work cross-functionally to build a road map of analyses to feed our Agronomic Product tools and drive grower behavior change
    • Develop a strategy to combine internal and external data sources and field experiments
  • Build and sustain positive relationships with the Indigo Research Partners team, Precision Ag Specialists, Field Data Solutions, GeoInnovation and other functional groups within Indigo
  • Develop a field data QC approach that defines inclusion/exclusion criteria of spatial data
  • Deliver initial analyses on cover crop experiments and support additional carbon analysis
  • Synthesize data collected from multiple streams, as well as management best practices to determine the optimal systems to improve grower profitability and support Indigo Research Partners and our Key Accounts team


  • Able to embrace new paradigms for analyzing agronomic data
  • Able to maintain a clear vision of the grower’s needs and where their success is critical while demonstrating grower empathy
  • Able to manage small teams while continuing to be a high-performing individual contributor
  • Demonstrated ability to assemble data from multiple sources (specifically, agronomic field data from a multi-region or large geographical areas spanning many environments) into summaries capable of driving decisions to meet business or scientific objectives
  • Able to work with farm-scale trial design, data management, and spatial data analysis
  • Thrives within ambiguity; capable of creating clarity through organization and prioritization
  • Excels at communicating data analysis at the interface of business and agronomy/data science via documentation (e.g. wiki, PowerPoint)
  • Extremely comfortable working with messy data-sets from a variety of non-normalized sources
  • Highly organized and collaborative; able to influence without authority
  • Understands the agronomic and financial outcomes that drive grower profitability; capable of using that knowledge to prioritize analyses and connect insights to action
  • Completes necessary tasks, even menial ones, with joy
  • Enjoys capturing complex analyses problems; able to identify and apply appropriate advanced statistical analysis techniques as necessary
  • Solution-oriented
  • Able to think critically


  • 5+ years’ experience in Ag industry working with and creating value from field data
  • MS or PhD in data sciences or agricultural discipline
  • 1+ years’ experience working with Agile or Scrum processes preferred
  • Experience with spatial data analysis, data aggregation, and geovisualization (fluent in git, Python, SQL, and QGIS or ESRI GIS)
  • Familiar with agriculture-specific data sources, such as MyJohnDeere and Granular
  • Experience developing software in a collaborative environment
  • Experience managing direct reports
  • This role is based in Boston, MA

Indigo is committed to living our values, specifically “creating a work environment where everyone feels respected, connected, and has opportunities to learn and grow.” As part of living our values, we strive to create a diverse and inclusive work environment where everyone feels they can be themselves and has an equal opportunity of succeeding.

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