Job title: Data Scientist
Reporting to: Product Development Manager
Hours: Permanent Full-time
The Yield is hiring. Come join us to change the face of agricultural technology and help feed the world without wrecking the planet. We are looking for a Data Scientist who is passionate about solving real work problems and providing insight through advanced analytics.
The Yield is an Internet of Things (IoT) agriculture technology company. We take the guesswork out of growing. We help improve customers’ yields by providing on-farm sensors and a customised information service to make faster decisions. We work with leading farmers.
The world needs to produce 70% more food by 2050 to feed the planet at a time of unprecedented resource constraints and the impact of climate change. Our aim is to be a global leader in intelligent solutions in the food industry. We are developing our IoT solutions in Australia before scaling aggressively globally.
The Yield has a highly-focused team that brings together world-leading agriculturists, scientists and technologists. We partner with some of the global giants of technology services like Bosch, Intel and Microsoft. We have a strong commitment to open innovation and collaboration both internally and externally. A core value is that we work with the best and share the rewards.
Our founder and Managing Director has spent her life time promoting inclusion and diversity at work. Our business is committed to creating the right culture, systems and flexibility for everyone regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, disability or sexual orientation to thrive and reach their full potential. We were awarded the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) inaugural #TechDiversity award in 2016 in recognition of our achievements. Check out our video.
A standard day for a Data Scientist at The Yield involves manipulating varied data sets, ranging from multiyear climate data to observational data, and all collected by our ground-breaking on-farm sensors and agricultural models. Our successful new Data Scientist will need to work within a multi-disciplinary team to read and create previously unknown insights that can truly shape the future of global agriculture. They will also model and codify this knowledge to provide local on-farm predictions using cutting-edge methods and techniques, transforming the way farmers manage their crops.
The Data Scientist is responsible for:
More about you:
You are a creative self-starter and natural collaborator. You thrive on solving problems with digital technology for growers and don’t shy away from anything too complex. Some people might call you a data wiz and out-of-the-box thinker. You will have real-world experience developing algorithms for use in a production environment. You thrive in an environment of rapid change and innovation. You aren’t afraid to take responsibility for your work, to stretch yourself and to be challenged. We also hope you love all things food and can relate to producers across the value chain.
More about us:
We are looking for talented women and men who share our passion and hire on both skills and values. We are a truly diverse company, actively striving to be an industry leader in building inclusive technology teams. We offer a supportive and flexible working environment, including giving our staff the tools needed to work remotely.