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Intern: Data Scientist (Summer 2020)

The Climate Corporation

Data Science Internship

The Climate Corporation is looking for a data scientist to join our team focused on creating predictive agronomic models. This team will work closely with collaborating teams focused on leveraging genetic, environmental and grower management data to create integrated models that can help growers better manage key aspects of ag crops to improve yield outcome.

What You Will Do:

  • Explore, munge, and model large and diverse datasets
  • Design and prototype models using statistical modeling, process modeling, and other techniques such as machine learning
  • Implement and test algorithms and techniques relevant to achieving project objectives
  • Analyze and judge the quality of data and work with the data quality team to resolve issues
  • Work closely with a team of world-class scientists, engineers and mathematicians to deliver impactful scientific research
  • Select the most appropriate modeling techniques and data visualization for large datasets
  • Assist with high-level analysis, design, and code reviews

Basic Qualifications:

  • MS or PhD in Applied Mathematics, Statistics, or another highly quantitative discipline
  • Experience linking measurements and models (e.g. via data assimilation, parameter optimization and/or performance testing)
  • Strong analytical and quantitative problem solving ability, with demonstrated ability to build, test, and iterate on a variety of model forms
  • Skilled in the use of Python for research

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with agriculture crop models as a developer or advanced user
  • Machine learning experience
  • Ability to translate complex technical concepts to collaborations, decision-makers, and non-technical audiences
  • Ability and inclination to work in multi-disciplinary environments, and desire to see ideas realized in practice
  • Strong drive to learn new topics and skills and to develop innovative products for our customers
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

What We Offer:

Our teams are composed of industry experts, top scientists, and talented engineers. The environment is extremely engaging and fast-paced, with dozens of specialties coming together to provide the best possible products and experiences for our customers.

We provide competitive salaries and some of the best perks in the industry, including:

  • Superb medical, dental, vision, life, disability benefits, and a 401k matching program
  • A stocked kitchen with a large assortment of snacks & drinks to get you through the day
  • Encouragement to get out of the office and into the field with agents and farmers to see first-hand how our products are being used
  • We take part and offer various workshops, conferences, meet-up groups, tech-talks, and hackathons to encourage participation and growth in both community involvement and career development

We also hinge our cultural DNA on these five values:

  • Inspire one another
  • Innovate in all we do
  • Leave a mark on the world
  • Find the possible in the impossible
  • Be direct and transparent

Learn more about our team and our mission:

The Climate Corporation - The Technology Behind Making A Difference or visit