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Sr. Data Scientist


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Corteva Agriscience has a rich history of scientific discovery that has enabled countless innovations. We’re looking for more people, in more places, to collaborate with us to create a market-shaping, agriculture company with leading positions in seed technologies, crop protection and digital agriculture.
Are you interested in making a real-world impact? Are you passionate about leading and applying the latest data science techniques in new and effective ways to inform agriculture decisions around the globe?
We are seeking multiple Sr. Data Scientists within our global Data Science team to work on a multitude of impactful challenges related to farming, in close collaboration with visionary crop scientists, agronomists, plant breeders, crop protection scientists, molecular biologists, data scientists, data engineers and software developers, to accelerate science driven innovations at Corteva.
Responsibilities What you will do:
How will you help us grow? It matters to us, and it matters to you!

Join and engage with a highly collaborative team focused on delivering state-of-the-art analytics solutions to farming related problems at the intersection of genotype x management x environment.
Explore the solution space from a first principles perspective. Ask deep questions prior to problem solving to ensure clarity in data maturity and value proposition.
Identify and test relevant hypothesis via quick prototyping and frequent stakeholder feedback. Iterate as needed with focus on delivering end solutions/products that will add tangible value for Corteva.
Either develop a new data science pipeline or contribute to an existing pipeline in concordance with standard coding practices. Deliver solutions with emphasis on both analytical performance and computational efficiency
Communicate findings with stakeholders to improve business decisions and/or influence strategic direction.

Qualifications What you will bring?

Strong history of independent scientific problem solving, from hypothesis generation to construction and deployment of appropriate analytics to interpretation and presentation of the results for others.

A track record of continual skill development in analytical methods and deployment platforms, through consultation of the current literature and engagement with the data science community
Demonstrated experience using machine learning, deep learning, statistical methodology, and simulation/optimization modeling in geospatial, network topography, recommendation-systems, environmental systems and/or agronomic problems.
Strong foundation in Python/R/C++ programming in a cloud environment.
Practical knowledge and experience with cloud-computing systems and platforms, including the routine deployment of pipelines through Kubernetes
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to work as both part of a working team or as a project leader
Ph.D., M.S. or B.S. in Computer Science, Computational Physics, Operations Research, Geospatial Sciences, Remote Sensing Science, Environmental Sciences, Computational Astronomy or related scientific discipline.

Community We care about you, and we care that you’re comfortable. While there’s no place like home, Corteva comes close.
Our Johnston, Iowa campus is home to 2,500 employees whose mission is simple to feed the world. While our employees are busy working to solve world hunger and ensure environmental sustainability, we’re taking care of them by offering convenience and comfort during the workday with an onsite fitness center, coffee shop and top-notch cafeteria touting a grill, deli, fresh salad bar and a variety of healthy menu options. Need some fresh air during your workday? Take advantage of our beautiful, tree-lined walking trails or relax by the pond. We also offer countless opportunities to connect with your colleagues through community volunteerism, sports teams and parties, and holiday events. Did we mention you’ll be working in state-of-the art buildings with the latest technology with colleagues from all over the world? Join us in bringing food into homes around the world, while we make you feel at home while you’re at work.
Des Moines, Iowa is the fastest-growing major metropolitan area in the Midwest with a nationally ranked high quality of living. It’s nicknamed the Silicon Prairie for its place as an up-and-coming hot spot for technology. Living here means Saturdays at the nationally renowned Downtown Farmers’ Market, sporting events, a robust downtown night life and access to one of the most artistic medium sized cities. If you enjoy the outdoors, Des Moines offers beautiful nature trails for a casual walking, running or biking adventures.
It means going to a job you love and coming home to a community of friends and family. Communities care about their residents and residents care about their communities, making a difference for everyone who lives here. This is a place where culture flourishes and opportunities grow, where a work-life balance can be achieved, where education is unmatched, and award-winning arts and entertainment are right around the corner.
Let’s peek at how you can grow your wellbeing, health, and future at Corteva!

Strike a better work-life balance with robust time off benefits including paid maternity, paternal, and family illness leave
Prepare for your future with our competitive retirement savings plan, tuition reimbursement program, and more
Enjoy access to health benefits for you and your family on your first day of employment
And much, much more!

Check out life at Corteva!
Ready to grow your perspectives, impact and career? Start by applying to this opportunity today!
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