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Data Scientist

Nofence AS

Nofence AS

Data Science
Multiple locations
Posted on Friday, July 5, 2024
Engineering · Multiple locations

Data Scientist

Join us, where ambition meets reality, and be a part of revolutionizing agriculture!

Nofence is a Norwegian scale up that has built the world’s first virtual fencing solution for livestock. As we aim to revolutionize livestock management we need top-notch competence in our Fence & Health team, and we are now looking for a Data scientist. Elevate your career with us and be at the forefront of innovation in agricultural technology!

The Fence & Health team is responsible for the heart of our solution, from the firmware that runs on the device itself, to the backend that the device communicates with, and all the data collection, processing and analysis. The work we do has a direct impact on the product behaviour and customer experience. You'll witness the immediate impact of your contributions in real-time!

Your role

As a Data Scientist at Nofence, you will be at the heart of our technological advancements. Your primary mission will be to work your magic through vast amounts of data to generate actionable insights, optimize the performance of our virtual fencing products, and enhance animal welfare monitoring. By collaborating closely with firmware developers and data engineers, you will build statistical frameworks and models that test new features, improve product reliability, and ensure our solutions meet the highest standards of efficiency and effectiveness. Your work will not only boost our company's innovation and growth but also contribute significantly to the agricultural technology landscape, fostering smarter and more sustainable livestock management practices.

Your main responsibilities will be:
  • Conduct fleet-wise analyses: Aggregate millions of data points to conduct fleet-wise analysis on movement, device reliability, environment sensing, and animal welfare metrics.
  • Design algorithms: Help design complex algorithm to process data in the cloud or on the edge (on the collar itself) to improve the product's behaviour and the user's experience
  • Design and evaluate A/B tests: Design and implement A/B tests to evaluate new features and improvements, ensuring robust statistical methodologies and accurate results.
  • Develop internal dashboards: Create and maintain internal data dashboards to support the engineering and support teams, providing real-time insights and analytics.
  • Monitor and report on key metrics: Develop and maintain systems for monitoring key product metrics, providing actionable insights to guide product development and optimization.
  • Collaborate across teams: Work closely with firmware developers, data engineers, and other stakeholders to ensure data-driven decision-making and continuous improvement of our virtual fencing technology.
  • Build and maintain data pipelines: Help build and maintain flexible and scalable end-to-end data pipelines in collaboration with data engineers, ensuring efficient data flow and integrity.

    Our tech stack

    You don’t need you to be an expert in our current tech stack, we expect you to pick that up pretty quickly. But you’re still probably curious about what you’ll get your hands dirty with our infrastructure:

    • Cloud Platform: AWS
    • Databases: MongoDB, Postgres, TimescaleDB, and Clickhouse
    • Data Pipeline: SQL and Python, deployed on ECS
    • Orchestration Tool: Windmill
    • Observability: Grafana and Datadog
    • Collaborative Analysis: Deepnote for data analysis, A/B testing, forecasting, modelling, and dashboard development

    About you

    The right candidate is preferred to have the following qualifications:
    • Relevant Bachelor or Masters degree, or equivalent.
    • 3 to 6 years experience in data science or equivalent positions
    • Solid knowledge of descriptive and inferential statistics.
    • Experience with statistical design methods and analysis.
    • Experience in algorithm development and modelling for exploratory analysis and hypothesis testing.
    • Enjoy working in an autonomous cross-functional team.
    • Proficiency in Python programming
    • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills.
    • Fluent English oral and written communication skills. Our working language is English.
    • Experience with SQL and curiosity for data systems architecture would be an advantage.

    We are looking for someone who is:

    • A curious learner: As an innovative company we expect you to possess a great curiosity and a commitment to continuous improvement, always seeking to expand your knowledge and skills to drive innovation.
    • Adaptable: As a quick growing and constantly evolving scale-up we need people with the ability to adapt to ever-changing landscapes. We want you to embrace flexibility and thrive in dynamic environments. In Nofence we view challenges as opportunities for growth.
    • A collaborative contributor: You believe in sharing knowledge, supporting your peers, and working together to solve complex problems. We believe this is a crucial part of being a team player.
    • A creative thinker: You challenge the status quo and bring innovative ideas to the table, driving progress and setting new standards of excellence.

      About Nofence

      Managing livestock has always been a challenge. Humanity has tried everything from herding with dogs to walling the animals in with barbed wire, electric, and wooden fences, but these are costly and time-consuming solutions and often in conflict with the local wildlife. It has also left vast areas of potential pasture overgrown and underutilized.

      Until now.

      Enter virtual fences. What started as a small group of farmers and engineers with a big idea has become Nofence – the world’s first virtual fencing solution for livestock. Curious about how it works? Find out more here.

      About us

      As a company still in our early stages, our way of working is continuously evolving, and you will have the opportunity to make an impact on how we do things. We are passionate about product development, animal welfare, farmer welfare and sustainable agriculture. We genuinely believe our grazing technology is the biggest technological change in agriculture since the tractor!

      So far, our clients have used Nofence in a range of creative ways, including regenerative cattle farming, conservation grazing with goats, regenerative grazing with sheep, and even government work! Yet we have only just scratched the surface, and already have 250 million hours of operation on animals with recorded behaviour data to explore.

      Still curious? Visit our website.

      The Engineering team is currently a team of 21 employees working across our three Norwegian offices. We are open for candidates that can work from either Molde, Trondheim or Oslo. We believe in cooperation, adaptiveness, and a fun and relaxed working environment.

      What we bring to the table

      We're a dynamic scale-up, creating a work atmosphere that's anything but ordinary. It's a place where dedication and innovation are the norm, offering great opportunities for your personal and professional growth.

      If you're the right fit, you'll be part of a tight-knit team, supporting each other to make a real impact on the agricultural industry. With offices in Oslo and Trondheim for the city strollers and our Molde office surrounded by nature for the outdoor enthusiasts, we've got the best of both worlds.

      We believe in seeing results fast. As an engineer with us, your work won't be lost in the bureaucratic shuffle. You'll witness the immediate impact of your contributions in real-time, influencing the evolution of our cutting-edge virtual fencing solution for livestock.

      Join us, where ambition meets reality, and let's keep pushing the boundaries in the world of agri-tech!

      About the Application

      Are you ready to change pasture? After all, the grass is sometimes greener on the other side. Also, just like the soil needs a balanced diversity of nutrients to thrive, a company needs a diversity of hearts and minds. We are an equal opportunity employer!

      We will evaluate candidates continuously. If you have any questions about Nofence or regarding the application, please reach out to our Engineering manager Fabien at fabien@nofence.no

      Oslo, Trondheim, Molde
      Contact Fabien Lepoutre Engineering Manager Fence & Health – Engineering

      We're scaling up! If you don't find the right position for you right now, please connect with us or subscribe to our vacancies. More exciting roles in a range of fields will be up soon.

      About Nofence

      Nofence is proud to have built the world’s first virtual fence for livestock. Our product represents the beginning of a tremendous shift in farming towards a sustainable future for agriculture. Make an impact and join us in building technology that creates a positive difference for animals, farmers and the environment.

      Engineering · Multiple locations

      Data Scientist

      Join us, where ambition meets reality, and be a part of revolutionizing agriculture!

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