Data Engineer - Geospatial

Location: New York, NY 10036

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About Gro:

Gro Intelligence is tackling two of the biggest problems facing the world today: food security and climate change. We understand and quantify the complex interplay between food, weather, trade, agriculture, and macroeconomic conditions in a world upended by climate change, a growing population, and more. The team at Gro has built a platform that allows businesses, non-profits, and governments to better plan for and adapt to these changes. With offices in both Nairobi and New York, Gro has the financial backing of prominent investors such as TPG Growth, Intel Capital, Data Collective, and GGV. Gro is a diverse, intellectually curious team of technologists, scientists, and business professionals united by a shared commitment to build AI that addresses agriculture, food, and our climate on the most fundamental level.

What You'll Do:

  • Develop efficient pipelines for ingesting & processing large structured & unstructured (geospatial) datasets at scale

  • Organize and store raw & processed data efficiently at scale

  • Interpret trends and patterns from metrics collected in the data pipeline

  • Develop end-to-end data management workflows from ingestion to security & archival

  • Develop solutions to enhance data quality and reliability

  • Determine how data has to be structured & classified to support downstream use

What We're Looking For:

  • 5+ years related experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Geography or a related field

  • Strong computer science fundamental (data structures and algorithms)

  • Experience with learning algorithms, image analysis etc

  • Experience with data pipeline and workflow management tools

  • Experience with stream-processing systems (Spark, Kafka etc)

  • In-depth knowledge of scalable distributed storage systems (Maria dB etc)

  • Experience with geospatial data processing problems

  • Ability to work collaboratively with team members across functional roles with strong communication and leadership skills.

  • Ability to work in Python, Java, Scala or C++

  • Familiarity with GIS analysis tools (QGIS, ArcGIS etc)

  • Passion for solving high impact problems with data driven tools


Gro was founded in 2014 and currently has offices in Nairobi and New York City. The company was built on diversity and the knowledge that artificial intelligence is only as good as the human intelligence behind it. Gro’s team represents the world it is modeling. At the company, we speak more than 27 languages and we comprise a wide range of experts, from agronomists and crop scientists, to mathematicians, engineers, data scientists, market research analysts, designers, historians, and philosophers. Our culture fosters collaboration between people of extremely different backgrounds that allows us to accomplish things that would otherwise seem impossible.

Gro Intelligence is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants regardless of color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital or family status, disability, gender identity or expression, veteran status, actual or presumed belonging to an ethnic group, or any other legally protected status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

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