Data scientist - Agriculture/Ecology - FT or Internship - Sydney, AU
  • Permanent part time/full-time position
  • Internships available (for university students)
  • Eveleigh (Redfern), Sydney, NSW 2015

FluroSat is an award-winning crop-health monitoring start-up. Our vision is to apply modern technologies like satellite and drone imaging combined with proximal (on-the-ground) sensing to help the world sustainably feed and clothe itself.

We are looking for a FT/PT candidate or an intern with a strong desire to productise their knowledge of data science and GIS and passion for agriculture and applying her/his sckills to real-world problems. The candidate will join our team in Sydney to work with the company leadership, agricultural and data science teams to achieve best translation of FluroSat innovation into customer-facing products. Our work environment is flexible.

What you’ll do:

  • Work with the team of agricultural and data scientists on novel interpretations of agronomy 'laws' into programming scripts
  • Develop data processing scripts to link results of tissue and soil testing and satellite, plane and drone imagery
  • Translate the scientific code (in R) into Python to turns data into agronomic decisions
  • Be comfortable with the crop growth models and be able to
  • Work on real-time data in a timely fashion (you will get access to data captured from satellites, planes and drones hours after it was captured!)

Successful applicants must have:

  • Proficient coding and data analysis skills in Python
  • Comfort with modelling and spatial data analysis
  • Good communication skills and “can do” team player attitude
  • Experience in writing scientific reports and documents in layman's terms
  • Hungriness to learn. Every task will be a new challenge offering something new to master

Desirable skills (bonus if you have them!):

  • Agronomy/agricultural/ecology science knowledge OR
  • GIS and/or remote sensing knowledge
  • Experience with large scale data analysis
  • Experience with Machine Learning libraries
  • Leadership qualities, willingness to take ownership of the task

What’s in it for you:

  • Contribute to making world more sustainable, do good
  • Get experience in a multi-national award-winning start-up
    (check out TEDx and TechCrunch)

  • Feel excited about your job and seize the opportunities for professional growth
  • Make use of flexible work hours and the work mode you like
  • Become a part of something huge! Not every day you can join the next unicorn

If this job sounds like you, and we sound like the kind of team you’d like to join, please apply by sending your resume to [email protected]
Applications close on 21 March 2019