Job Description :
Position: Data Scientist
Location: Des Moines, Iowa
Duration: Long Term

Job Description:
Develop quality software and apply machine learning, statistical models and other computational approaches to extract insights from large proprietary agronomic data sources.
Seek and identify datasets with potential to address customer needs.
Identify, implement, and present results of research on novel ways machine learning approaches can improve decisions, add value to services, and contribute to the advancement of ideas into the marketplace.
Join a team of data scientist/engineers to identify business problems, provide data driven solutions and provide production level products which directly impact our customer’s field management decisions.
Conduct independent research, extend or improve in-house algorithms and identify/propose new data sources to improve predictive capabilities.
Uphold DuPont Core Values at all times.

Education & Experience:
PhD in Computer science, Engineering, Statistics, Physics or a related field and 2-4 years of relevant post-graduate work experience or demonstrated equivalent work experience required.

Outstanding analytical and problem solving skills are essential.
Expertise in machine learning, data mining, statistical methodology and demonstrated experience using these techniques to solve research problems.
Proven ability to independently deliver end-to-end analytic solutions by asking the right questions, identifying necessary data sources, building predictive models, and producing actionable results.
Proficiency in at least one scripting language, such as Python or Perl as well as proficiency in at least one general purpose object-oriented programming language such as C++, Java or C
Proficiency utilizing scientific and high performance math libraries to translate data science ideas into working code solutions that can be migrated into production systems.
Experience with Relational and NoSQL databases and Amazon Web Services is a plus.
Experience with web crawling or utilizing web services to facilitate data collection is a plus.
Proven ability to work in a team setting and ability to lead teams to complete complex projects on time and in budget.
Superior communication skills, both verbal and written.
Familiarity with farming and/or agriculture strongly preferred, but not required