Syngenta is a global leader in agriculture; rooted in science and dedicated to bringing plant potential to life. Each of our 28,000 employees in more than 90 countries work together to solve one of humanity’s most pressing challenges: growing more food with fewer resources. A diverse workforce and an inclusive workplace environment are enablers of our ambition to be the most collaborative and trusted team in agriculture. Our employees reflect the diversity of our customers, the markets where we operate and the communities which we serve. No matter what your position, you will have a vital role in safely feeding the world and taking care of our planet. Join us and help shape the future of agriculture.
Syngenta Digital is changing the agriculture industry and we want you to be part of that. Digital innovations, data and new technologies will transform the way that crops are managed in the future and enable farmers and agronomists to enhance efficiency and sustainable food production. You will help to develop solutions that turns data into meaningful information and ultimately helps to grow more food with fewer resources.
The Syngenta Analytics and Data Sciences team is seeking a creative, adaptable, detail-oriented Data Mining Analyst for the Seeds Research and Development team. Successful candidates will possess exceptional critical thinking skills, technical and business acumen, and strong problem-solving skills. The candidate will demonstrate accountability, continuous development, collaboration, and interdisciplinary skills that includes statistics, machine learning, data analytics, and storytelling. As a Data Mining Analyst, you will be part of a dynamic, collaborative team that supports Research and Development objectives to transform our business.
You will help transform digital agriculture by:
Playing a major role in delivering business insights, utilizing data mining, machine learning methods, computer vision, natural language processing, and data visualization techniques.
Identify viable data science opportunities and testing, developing, validating, and implementing end-to-end analytical solutions
Utilize rigorous data science approaches to help transform our Seeds product development pipeline to deliver maximum value to our growers and sustainability to agriculture
Discover and deliver insights leading to new intelligence and identify opportunities via the use of statistical, algorithmic, and visualization techniques
Clean, munge, and explore diverse environmental, geospatial and product performance datasets
Validate findings using a trial and iterative approach and effectively communicate findings to technical and non-technical audiences
Locations Available: Downers Grove or Malta, Illinois; Slater, Iowa; Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina
PhD or Master’s degree with equivalent experience in Computer Science, Data Science, Machine Learning, Mathematics, Engineering, or related quantitative field
2+ years’ of experience: Data mining and analytics, Machine Learning, programming, data modelling, and evaluation, probability, and answering questions in high-dimensional datasets
2+ years’ of practical experience applying spatial analyses and Machine Learning to solve real-world problems involving environmental, geospatial, remote sensing, and product performance datasets
Expertise in data wrangling, mining, and modelling
Spatial data manipulation, expertise in GIS and remote sensing data collection
Experience with SQL and AWS
Experience using a programming language (Python, C/C++, Matlab) for Machine Learning or a statistical computer language (R, Python, SQL) to manipulate data and draw insights from large data sets
Experience in Machine Learning libraries such as TensorFlow, Keras, MXNet, PyTorch or Scikit-Learn
Experience with Kubernetes and Docker and the Agile Methodology
Experience with visualization and rapid prototyping tools (e.g. R Shiny, Spotfire, Power BI)
What We Offer:
Full Benefit Package (Medical, Dental & Vision) that starts the same day you do
401k plan with company match, Profit Sharing & Retirement Savings Contribution
Paid Vacation, 12 Paid Holidays, Maternity and Paternity Leave, Education Assistance, Wellness Programs, Corporate Discounts among others
A culture that promotes work/life balance, celebrates diversity and offers numerous family-oriented events throughout the year
Syngenta is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.
Syngenta is one of the world’s leading agriculture companies, comprising of Syngenta Crop Protection and Syngenta Seeds. Our ambition is to help safely feed the world while taking care of the planet. We aim to improve the sustainability, quality, and safety of agriculture with world-class science and innovative crop solutions. Our technologies enable millions of farmers around the world to make better use of limited agricultural resources. Syngenta Crop Protection and Syngenta Seeds are part of Syngenta Group. In more than 100 countries we are working to transform how crops are grown. Through partnerships, collaboration, and The Good Growth Plan we are committed to accelerating innovation for farmers and nature, striving for carbon-neutral agriculture, helping people stay safe and healthy, and partnering for impact.To learn more visit www.syngenta.com and www.goodgrowthplan.com. Follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/Syngenta and www.twitter.com/SyngentaUS.We are