Job description

​​Source is seeking a talented person who is driven to push the boundaries of the status quo and explore the unknown. You'll partner with our Data Science team & wider product team to create ground-breaking technology related to how plants grow & develop. This is an incredible opportunity to bring positive change to the global food system through better understanding & control of plants' behaviour. At Source we are building an international, multi-disciplinary team consisting of the brightest talents that the fields of computer & data science, engineering, and plant science have to offer. As a data scientist at Source, you will be working on dynamic models that simulate and control plant growth and climate in high-tech greenhouses. Those models enable growers to grow more food in a predictable and energy-efficient way.

What we’d love you to get excited about

  • Using data science techniques to simulate and optimize the greenhouse climate & plant phenotype
  • Applying & mixing techniques from the fields of biology, microeconomics, physics, statistics, signal processing, in order to capture the complexity of the elements we work with
  • Building and deploying models and data transformation pipelines, and integrating them into existing products
  • Owning your work end-to-end, with opportunities to show initiative and define your course of action, gradually expanding your scope
  • Collaborating with our large team of data scientists to brainstorm & tackle our challenges in the best possible way
  • Working in a multi-disciplinary environment with specialists in engineering, product and plant science
  • Working hand-in-hand with growers to deeply understand the problems at stake & define ways to solve them
  • Coaching & being coached to constantly learn from each other

What you bring to the table

You have a natural curiosity and you love to find the right solution for a specific problem. You are focused and detail-oriented, with an ability to structure complex problems into pragmatic solutions. We expect you to be especially eager to learn the Plant Science aspect of our business which is critical to the success of our models. Further, you have:

  • A clear motivation for why you like to join Source on our mission
  • MSc or Ph.D. degree in a quantitative discipline
  • 3+ years experience working as a data scientist
  • Applied experience with machine learning libraries, using Python
  • Experience in applying data science methods to real-life problems
  • Good presentation and communication skills with the ability to explain complex analytical concepts to people from other fields

Bonus points

  • If you have experience with optimization methods (e.g. linear programming, gradient descent, optimal control)
  • If you have experience with signal processing, dynamic systems modelling, or control engineering
  • If you have experience with developing models end-to-end, from ideation to deployment in the cloud (AWS)

At Source, we highly value diversity of backgrounds and thoughts. Research has shown that people make different internal assessments of whether they are a good fit for the job. We therefore highly encourage you to apply to this job, even if you feel you might not ‘tick all the boxes (yet)!

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