Des Moines, IA

Data Scientist- Optimization (MS/PHD) Remote at Granular

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Who are we, and what do we do?
At Corteva Agriscience, you will help us grow what's next. No matter your role, you will be part of a team that is building the future of agriculture - leading breakthroughs in the innovation and application of science and technology that will better the lives of people all over the world and fuel the progress of humankind.
Our Data Science team is looking for a passionate data scientist to join the optimization team to enhance our analytical pipeline by working on various optimization problems in production, supply chain, crop protection and breeding. You will have the chance to leverage advanced optimization and machine learning methods to tackle a wide range of real-world problems, such as sourcing, planning, order fulfillment, vehicle routing, job scheduling, prediction and forecasting, driver workload matching, black box optimization problems and more.
How will you help us grow? It matters to us, and it matters to you!

  • Build production-level models on large-scale datasets to help Corteva maximizes its complex systems' global performance.
  • The optimization opportunities are vast and diverse from supply chain problems such as vehicle routing, sourcing, and production planning to warehouse and manufacturing optimal planning to optimization for breeding by utilizing statistical modeling, machine learning and other techniques
  • Build data pipeline from multiple sources and extract data insight with data exploration and visualization techniques
  • Design, implement, productionize, and deploy data science products with consideration of optimality and computation complexity
  • Collaborate with stakeholders, including product, engineering, and operations team to ensure that our data science product supports Corteva's business objectives
  • Explore the latest trends of machine learning and optimization techniques to come up with solutions for complex data challenges

What expertise have you grown? What do you bring to the table?

  • Solid knowledge in advanced optimization algorithms including stochastic optimization, mixed integer programming models, network flows models, heuristics, meta-heuristics etc.
  • Knowledge in developing flexible models based on Vehicle Routing, Scheduling and Graph Theory to solve for challenging combinatorial optimization problems.
  • Passionate about building scalable, reliable data driven products
  • Ability to write production grade code in programming languages, such as Python, R and C++, with understanding of algorithms and data structures
  • Experience with SQL
  • Ability to translate business needs into analytical frameworks
  • Familiarity of common deep learning models
  • Familiarity of model assessment and validation process; apply the best practice techniques for model testing and parameter tuning

Required Qualifications:
  • Master or PhD in Statistics, Computer Science, Operations Research, Industrial Engineering and Mathematics or other quantitative fields with 5+ years of relevant work experience.
  • Strong knowledge of machine learning, mathematical programming modeling and optimization.
  • Expertise in one or more areas among: Machine Learning - Classical methods/ Deep Learning/ Reinforcement Learning, Causal Inference, Statistics.
  • Demonstrated production-level coding and programming abilities
  • Experience of building large-scale Machine learning driven or optimization products
  • Good communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with SQL and databases
  • Capability of conducting independent research to keep track of latest development and trend in the industry and academia
  • Experience with distributed systems and tools such as Spark, Hadoop, etc.
  • Published work in top tier journals and conferences (KDD, INFORMS, Neurips, GECCO, NIPS, ICML, WWW).

We care about you and we care that you're comfortable. While there's no place like home, Corteva comes close.
Let's peek at how you can grow your wellbeing, health, and future at Corteva!• Strike a better worklife 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!
Ready to grow your perspectives, impact and career? Start by applying to this opportunity today!
Corteva Agriscience™ is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to boldly embracing the power of inclusion, diversity, and equity to enrich the lives of our employees and strengthen the performance of our company, while advancing equity in agriculture. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability or any other protected class. Discrimination, harassment and retaliation are inconsistent with our values and will not be tolerated. If you require a reasonable accommodation to search or apply for a position, please visit:
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  • For US Applicants: See the 'Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law' poster

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Technology we use

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    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • AuroraDatabases
    • SalesforceCRM

What are Granular Perks + Benefits

Granular Benefits Overview

-Upward mobility. We are growing and need talent who can take on increasingly challenging and rewarding roles
-Flexible Vacation Policy + Sick Time
-10 paid company holidays per year
-Volunteer Time Off
-401k Matching Program
-Employer sponsored Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability and Life Insurance
-Healthcare and Dependent Care FSA
-Family Parental Leave
-Learning Programs and Employee Development
-Open floor plan and dog-friendly offices when offices re-open
-Currently, we’re operating in an employee-focused response to COVID-19, with 100% remote work. When it is safe to
do so, our office hubs will be used for intentional, in-person collaboration but we will retain a flexible work from home policy

Eat lunch together
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Unconscious bias training
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks

An Insider's view of Granular

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

"I am a firm believer in, “What got us here, will not get us there”. Our Quality Engineering team is now working to replatform their automation framework that will not just get the engineers to learn Python for all types of testing but will also open doors for them to do data pipeline testing that is used for our software’s AI modeling."


Sr. Director of Engineering

What makes someone successful on your team?

"The number one quality that makes my teammates successful is having a self starter mentality. Someone who can anticipate the needs of our business and business partners and preemptively build out processes and procedures to accommodate said needs. Someone who will give an honest effort each and every day."


Senior Manager, Finance

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

"My job is to listen to the team, throughout all levels of the organization, to gain a broad understanding of the opportunities and challenges we face as a business, pattern match those, and shape the company’s direction based on those learnings, in addition to other factors such as financial commitments, external considerations, etc."



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