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Data Scientist, Mineral at X

Company: X, the moonshot factory
Location: Mountain View
Posted on: November 16, 2021

Job Description:

X is Alphabet's moonshot factory. We are a diverse group of inventors and entrepreneurs who build and launch technologies that aim to improve the lives of millions, even billions, of people. Our goal: 10x impact on the world's most intractable problems, not just 10% improvement. We approach projects that have the aspiration and riskiness of research with the speed and ambition of a startup.About the team:Modern agriculture faces an enormous array of challenges, as growers must produce more food on the same or smaller amounts of land, using fewer inputs, all while competing with unrelenting pressure from disease, pests, and a changing climate. Solving these problems demands radical new thinking.We are looking for a Data Scientist to join our growing team to address problems in computational agriculture. You should have the potential to be an exceptional team member, and have relevant skills to contribute. If you're creative, collaborative, committed to our mission and think you can help us, let us know!How you will make an impact:Work with agronomic crop trait and yield data - from evaluation and visualization to modeling and insightApply statistics and machine learning modeling to fulfill broad data analysis needs that guide decision making with cross-function internal & external facing teamsCollaborating with partners in Engineering and Product to iteratively improve models by exploring model architecture, feature engineering, data augmentation and retrainingBe curious, creative, collaborative and independent, and willing to take it into the field to assess real world model performanceWhat you should have:Bachelor's degree or equivalent practical experience3 years of software development experience, or 1 year with a relevant advanced degreeExperience with statistical & machine learning systems, algorithms or applications such as: signal processing, time-series analysis, spatial statistics, deep learning, optimization, sensitivity analysisExperience implementing supervised & unsupervised methods in Python / R along with SQL and machine learning frameworks

Keywords: X, the moonshot factory, Mountain View , Data Scientist, Mineral at X, Other , Mountain View, California

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