Indigo improves grower profitability, environmental sustainability, and consumer health through the use of natural microbiology and digital technologies. Utilizing beneficial plant microbes and agronomic insights, Indigo works with growers to sustainably produce high quality harvests. The company then connects growers and buyers directly to bring these harvests to market. Working across the supply chain, Indigo is forwarding its mission of harnessing nature to help farmers sustainably feed the planet. The company is headquartered in Boston, MA, with additional offices in Memphis, TN, Research Triangle Park, NC, Basel, Switzerland, Buenos Aires, Argentina, and São Paulo, Brazil. www.indigoag.com
The role of the Agronomic Data Technician would be to support Indigo’s Key Account Management (KAM) team with post-harvest data collection and yield uplift measurement activities. The Agronomic Data Technician would be primarily responsible for collecting yield data from a set of Indigo’s customers in Germany and ensuring smooth transfer of data for analysis and measurement.
The role requires flexibility in terms of working hours and mobility for a period of approximately three weeks between the period of July 15th and August 15th.
- Coordinating with the KAM to understand the project background
- Coordinating with the KAM to learn about grower harvest schedules and prepare a data collection plan and travel logistics
- Travel to the grower’s site on the day of the harvest in time to conduct the following activities:
- Collecting the yield map dataset from the GPS harvester or directly from the grower. The files are likely to be in one of the following formats: shapefile, txt, ISO-XML, kml. The dataset could be for just the Indigo treated and control test plots or for multiple fields.
- Recording the actual weight corresponding to the yield map dataset. This value could be the obtained from physically weighing the yield on a scale (post-harvest) and recording the value OR simply observing the value displayed on the yield monitor at the time of harvest.
- Uploading the data into a common shared folder set up by Indigo
- Must possess an agronomic background and an understanding of GIS data. Experience with farm machinery (combine harvesters, etc.) and GIS software is preferred.
- Experience with handling and processing geospatial vector data formats including but not limited to shapefile, ISO-XML, KML, etc..
- Must be equipped with a mobile internet enabled laptop and have access to a USB flash drive or similar data storage devices
- Must be mobile and be able to travel overnight occasionally and work in different locations as required by harvesting plans and last-minute schedule changes. Must have a valid driver’s license and maintain a satisfactory driving record. If required must be willing to accompany the KAM team on their vehicles.
- Extremely comfortable with handling messy data-sets from a variety of farm machinery equipment
- Able to work independently without constant supervision
- Flexible and solution-oriented
- Able to think critically
- Expected to adhere to COVID-19 guidelines around health and safety.
Remuneration and Work Hours
€25/hour plus travel related expenses (reimbursed against original receipts).
Retainer fee of €250 (if services are not utilized)
Maximum: 40 hours per week (overtime may apply as per the regulatory threshold of under 20 hours per week)
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.