Senior Director of AI
Artificial Intelligence
Posted on 9/19/2022
Inari Agriculture

201-500 employees

Plant breeding technology company
Company Overview
Inari is on a mission to transform agriculture and its impact on society and the environment. Inari's platform combines biological and data sciences to create approaches that significantly reduce the land, water, and other inputs required to produce food and feed.
Cambridge, MA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Apache Spark
Computer Vision
Data Analysis
Data Science
Natural Language Processing (NLP)
AI & Machine Learning
  • 10+ years of progressive experience in Data Science with demonstrated leadership capabilities
  • Strong experience in AI/ML, computational biology, bioinformatics or related, with proven track records (e.g. publications in top-tier journals and conferences, patents, awards, etc.)
  • BA/BS in Computer Science, Statistics, Engineering, BioInformatics, Data Sciences, Applied Math, Operations Research, or a related field
  • Expert proficiency in Python, R, or related software environments
  • Experience building and deploying end-to-end AI solutions that deliver product value
  • A deep understanding of current data science best practices in areas such as NLP, computer vision, audio/video analysis, search, predictive analytics, recommender systems, and deep learning
  • Proven leadership in complicated context, able to influence and engage the strategic and technical partners in a matrix organization
  • Strong commitment to our team's values: learn from every decision, no heroes/heroines, thoughtful inclusion, and fail fast
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills
  • Active interest in learning new technology or domains. We are an organization that goes across many disciplines
  • Desire to work in a mission driven organization focused on sustainability and how we grow food
  • Build, lead and deploy Inari's AI strategy and drive the implementation of sustainable, high-impact AI projects
  • Collaborate cross-functionally with the engineering, product, operations, and other business teams to define the strategic AI roadmap and develop success metrics
  • Identify and implement best-in-class data science methodologies and tools to enhance existing products and solutions
  • Conduct end-to-end data insights strategy from a variety of disparate life sciences datasets producing impactful visualization and reporting meaningful findings
  • Rapidly identify and prototype methods and visualizations to answer key business questions
  • Identify opportunities to apply the latest advancements in AI to Inari's products
  • Stay up-to-date on industry trends and best practices and build effective and impactful external networks to foster continued innovation of Inari's AI strategies
  • Lead a growing team of AI Engineers and provide analytics leadership and direction as they design, build and deploy new products
  • Build and cultivate the right partnerships and alliances with internal and external partners
  • Foster excellence through coaching and mentoring of your team
  • Set the standards and expectations of your team, especially around diversity and inclusion
Desired Qualifications
  • Experience working with agtech or biotech
  • Experience with Scala, Go, Arrikto
  • Experience working with computational scientists and understanding their diverse needs
  • Deep Learning frameworks: Keras, Tensorflow, Scikit-learn, Spark-MLib
  • Experience with high-throughput data generation pipeline, from sequencing platform to data analysis environment
  • Familiarity with AWS cloud computing services and its service offering (e.g. RDS, Athena, SageMaker)