[ES_JOBS_NET] Open position at Arable

Christine Wiedinmyer christine.wiedinmyer.ucar at gmail.com
Wed Aug 29 11:43:09 MDT 2018


Open position at Arable: 




What we're looking for:

Arable is looking for an experienced measurements specialist to lead
calibration and measurement for an integrated weather and plant monitoring
system. This person will be working with a team of scientists to prototype,
improve, and collaborate with end to end engineers to provide customers with
actionable information based on the highest-quality data. If you're
motivated by working on the complex technical problems that can have a real
positive impact on the world, we'd love to talk!


What we do:

At Arable, our goal is to connect all the world's farms and provide the
highest-quality data to power predictive analytics that will help optimize
the global food system.  This is an ambitious goal, but the need has never
been greater to rethink how we will feed an ever-growing population and
reduce our impact on natural resources. We believe the heart of the solution
is digitizing the analog world with high-fidelity data to help food
producers optimize their operations.  If successful, we hope the impact of
our work will improve the lives of farmers everywhere and be a major
contribution to securing the global food supply for decades to come.


A few examples of the work we're doing today:

*        Helping farmers in India get what they need most: insurance in
tough years.

*        Giving produce growers in California the tools to optimize yields
and minimize waste

*        Helping irrigated farmers in Nebraska manage water more efficiently
and sustainably to protect our water supply



What you will do:

*        Develop and update calibrations for devices with a suite of
radiometry, spectral, and disdrometer sensors. Methods span from bench to in
situ analyses, with both traditional statistical and machine learning

*        Create and maintain the data sets and systems necessary to
constantly evaluate performance and update methodology

*        Conceive proof-of-concept prototypes that establish overall system

*        Research, develop, and prototype measurements for real-time crop
monitoring and decision agriculture

*        Analyze scalability and stability of deployed systems

*        Contribute analytic skills to research and product-focused field

*        Collaborate with team members from prototyping through production

*        Engage with customers on measurement accuracy and approach of


What you bring - basic qualifications:

*        MS/Advanced degree in a science or engineering discipline using any
of these technologies, or 5+ years product experience with radiometers &

*        Experience with sensor calibration and validation

*        Python and/or R experience, with a willingness to learn Python if
it is not your primary language

*        Statistical (e.x., linear models, PCA, ML), and analytic experience
to assist with measurement correlates, biological forecasting, and analytic

*        An understanding of large datasets, the application of calibrations
and analytics in a wide range of environments, and the implications of
scalability across the globe

*        Team experience, specifically in cross-group collaborations with
outstanding communication skills

*        Ability to obtain work authorization in the United States in 2018

Preferred Qualifications

*        Experience validating and calibrating spectral data

*        Experience using weather and plant monitoring data in agricultural
or natural settings


What We Offer:

At Arable you will be joining a company of dedicated team players who bring
together diverse expertise and a passion for building a more sustainable
future. You'll find no shortage of lively conversation around the lunch
table about the food we eat and how it is produced. We are a fast-moving
startup committed to providing a rewarding employee experience through the
work we do, the team, compensation, and benefits including:

*        Excellent medical, dental, vision, life, disability benefits, and a
401k program

*        Ability to work closely with customers who are hungry for our
product, and where can make a positive impact on their livelihood and the

*        A focus on community involvement and career development

*        We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our
company. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all



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