Senior Data Scientist – Sunculture Kenya Limited

The position will be responsible for leading a team of junior data scientists to develop world-class agronomy recommendations algorithms for farmers throughout Kenya. They will interface with farmers to make complex, sophisticated AgOptimized technology come to life in the context.

Conduct reviews on published scientific papers for agronomy algorithms;
Lead and coordinate all development tasks related to the building of AgOptimized data pipelines, scientific models, and web APIs;
Mentor junior data scientists on all stages of data preparation, modelling, testing and deployment of algorithms into production;
Assist SunCulture Product and Business Development teams on aligning AI development roadmap with the company business strategy

Masters or PhD in Computer Science, Statistics or Mathematics with diverse work experience;
Technical experience in applying environmental information obtained by sensors and Earth Observation data sources to the development of agriculture algorithms or decision support systems for crop management;
High scientific computing technical knowledge, analytical and research skills;
Strong background in meteorology and hydrology;
Experience in processing large environmental datasets from numerical models forecasts and reanalysis and satellites;
Experience in creating and developing data ingestion pipelines, big data infrastructure and AI-based APIs;
Experience with diverse modern computer languages such as Python, R, C#, Javascript/Typescript, Java/Scala/Clojure and Elixir;
Experience with functional and object-oriented software development;
Experience with project management using Agile methodologies such as Scrum
Experience creating and understanding digital content;
Has worked with sophisticated software/hardware, such as weather stations and soil sensors;
Comfortable with ambiguity and working with remote coworkers
Familiar with IoT

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