Distinguished Data Scientist
Corteva Agriscience is seeking a Distinguished Data Scientist to join our global Data Science and Informatics team. In this role, you will be a leader in an interdisciplinary, global work environment. Your strong and extensive background in machine/deep learning, statistical simulations, and systems optimization will enable you to gain insights from a wide variety of structured and unstructured datasets in agriculture. Your experience as a data-driven research advocate in tandem with your relentless drive to execute your vision will create strategic opportunities that will influence our funding and project prioritization pipelines. This is a critical position focused on making a long-term strategic impact on our business by driving innovation within the data science competency. The Data Science group is charged with bringing data-driven predictions and prescriptions to all aspects of our seed, chemical, and digital business segments. To achieve this, we have developed petabyte-scale datasets from a variety of sources which include farming management practices, equipment tracking, UAV, satellite, weather, soils, imagery, sequencing/gene-expression data and IoT streams. In combination with your data science and business acumen, you will bring a bold scientific and technical vision to our portfolio of data science projects. You will advise and mentor our team of scientists on best practices, methods, and research direction to produce positive research outcomes on problems ranging from small to big data, simple to complex models, and month-long to decade-long research efforts. You will identify key collaborations and skills, then develop partnerships and strategies to efficiently execute your vision. Outside of the group, you will serve as a trusted scientific ambassador, providing support and thought leadership to internal and external collaborators and partners to help them understand and appreciate the value and expertise that data science and artificial intelligence brings to their needs. This will require superb interpersonal communication skills and a penchant for building and leveraging professional networks both within and outside the company.If you are ready for this unique challenge to drive the next in agriculture, apply today. In this role, you will:· Leverage your deep experience to define and execute your vision for data science strategy across our portfolio of projects, research partners, and collaborators· Define and execute an R&D strategy for all data science approaches to improve decisions, add value to services, extend or improve in-house models and algorithms, and contribute to the advancement of these ideas into the marketplace· Serve as an experienced resource and coach for members of the data science group at a variety of experience levels, for prototyping, experiment design, analysis, and presentation of results· Help recruit top talent, develop new capabilities, and forge collaborations between scientists and engineers to execute on novel analytical approaches on a wide variety of digital agriculture problems· Lead the development, prototyping, and implementation of data pipelines and software solutions in partnership with engineering and production teams· Collaborate with scientists from multiple domains in solution/experiment design and analysis· Represent Corteva Agriscience’s global data science capabilities with our partners and in the scientific communityQualifications:Desired Qualifications:· Advanced degree with a minimum of 10 years of relevant, post-graduate work experience in a fast paced, product-oriented environment Experience in strategy development and strategic leadership in R&D and/or business environmentsInterest in plant sciences, agriculture, and farming is a must; experience in these fields is a plus. · Comprehensive understanding of computational learning theory, information theory, applied statistics, and machine learning· Expert programming skills in at least one general purpose programming language· Deep experience with ML/DL and AI architectures for pattern recognition, object detection, anomaly detection, regression, causal network analysis, unsupervised learning, natural language processing and/or sequence/gene-expression analysis· Expertise in numerical methods, mathematical modeling and combinatorial optimization techniques in combination with machine learning methods for gaining model insights. We are excited to announce that Corteva Agriscience™ is the name of the new Agriculture Division of DowDuPont™. We are bringing together DuPont Crop Protection, DuPont Pioneer and DowAgroSciences to create a market-shaping, standalone agriculture company with leading positions in seed technologies, crop protection and digital agriculture. We will work across the global agriculture value chain to create a more efficient food system. At Corteva Agriscience™, we seek to enrich the lives of those who produce and those who consume. This means we will help rejuvenate the agricultural ecosystem to support people and the planet and to ensure progress for generations to come.Apply for this job.