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We are an experienced team passionate about advancing optical sensors to dramatically improve the way we live.

In previous roles, we’ve made critical contributions to technological breakthroughs in hardware, software, imaging, and machine learning. And we have won international competitions and launched innovative products.

We’ve come together at Optronia to accomplish something big and meaningful. Together. Join us!

Applied Data Scientist, Precision Farming

Optronia lives at the intersection of technology, data science and nature. Our mission is to make optical sensor technology useful to protect our climate, wildlife and environment.

Our team combines expertise in computer vision, artificial intelligence and agrotechnology. Our sensors help farmers to improve profitability, protect biodiversity, reduce pesticide use and capture valuable plant-by-plant data. We offer exciting opportunities in a multinational work environment with English as our corporate language.

Description 

As a Data Scientist, you will be part of an energetic team of embedded system engineers, computer vision scientists and agronomy experts. Based on field data, we create sensors and AI algorithms for the future of agrotechnology. To enable real-world impact, you will deliver key analyses for motivating product direction and work closely with agronomists to deliver user-facing tools and insights. The role will include tasks in the following areas:

  • Implementing deep-learning-based classification systems for identifying, characterizing and classifying plants.
  • Exploring and developing new methods for improving detection performance.
  • Working with customers to develop machine learning pipelines for computer vision and sensor based classification tasks.


Responsibilities

  • Work with large, complex data sets. Solve difficult, non-routine analysis problems, handle data challenges from a real-world setting.
  • Organize, analyze and combine field data from vision systems and optical sensors.
  • Implement analysis tools and algorithms required to conduct statistical research and data driven analysis.
  • Develop workflows for machine learning including labelling, active learning, training/test set development cadence, model release criteria and data quality.
  • Communicate highly technical results and methods clearly, as well as interact cross-functionally with a wide variety of people and teams.


Required Qualifications

  • MS or PhD in a quantitative discipline (i.e. data science, computer vision, machine learning, applied mathematics or similar).
  • Advanced proficiency in Python, solid C++ coding skills.
  • 3+ years in developing data science models, deep learning algorithms and/or computer vision.
  • Proven ability in deploying machine learning systems to solve real-world problems.
  • Excellent communication and teaming skills, agile mindset and experience with Scrum methods.


Preferred Skills

  • Experience with embedded systems (ARM Cortex MCU) and GPU-based technologies.
  • In-depth knowledge of neural networks and deep learning frameworks including Tensorflow, PyTorch or MxNet.
  • Familiar working with both SQL and non-SQL databases.
  • Expertise in agronomy (interaction with environment, plants, farming practices, etc.)

  • Eager to work in a fast-paced, dynamic start-up environment with constantly evolving requirements.

Salary will be determined based on professional experience. The formal minimum salary according to Austrian Collective Agreement is EUR 40188 p.a.

The position will be based in Innsbruck (AT) and/or Trento (IT).

We are looking forward to receiving your application at jobs@optronia.com

Product Manager, Precision Farming

Optronia lives at the intersection of technology, data science and nature. Our mission is to make optical sensor technology useful to protect our climate, wildlife and environment.

Our team combines expertise in computer vision, artificial intelligence and agrotechnology. Our sensors help farmers to improve profitability, protect biodiversity, reduce pesticide use and capture valuable plant-by-plant data.

Description

We are looking for an experienced Product Manager for our Spray Logics systems. In this role, you will have the opportunity to build technology solutions that radically improve spraying efficiency and deliver food production at lower costs. You’ll create a strong value proposition meeting our customers' needs and expectations, capture user stories coming from real-world problems, translate them into technical requirements and design inputs. You’ll set the direction for the product, drive execution across the team, and keep leadership informed of progress.

Your role will be vital towards the mission to reduce herbicides and make agriculture more sustainable.

Responsibilities

  • Develop a deep understanding of the current market landscape of intelligent spraying solutions.
  • Analyze market segments and collaborate with leadership to identify high value opportunities.
  • Develop product road maps based on a deep understanding of customer needs, business objectives and competitive landscape.
  • Engage in field tests and collaborate with industry partners, academic researchers, regulatory bodies, and agricultural producers.
  • Drive product requirements and specifications to guide engineering teams in the development of software and hardware features and work with the technical team to ensure our products are reliable and easy to use.

Required Qualifications

  • BA/BS in industrial engineering, computer science, related technical field or equivalent practical experience.
  • 4+ years of experience in product management from product strategy to launching and landing.
  • Track record of leading commercialization efforts of digital, data-based products.
  • Excellent problem-solving, organizational analytical and influencing skills, with proven ability to take initiative and build productive relationships across functions.
  • A passion for agriculture, technology and biodiversity.

Preferred Skills

  • Practical experience in agrotechnology.
  • Experience working with machine learning and computer vision technology.
  • Practical knowledge of crop production and regulatory requirements.
  • Fluent in Italian and proficient in English.

We offer exciting opportunities in a multinational work environment with English as our corporate language. Salary will be determined based on professional experience; the formal minimum salary according to Austrian Collective Agreement is EUR 53979 p.a.

The position will be based in Innsbruck (AT) and/or Trento (IT). We are looking forward to receiving your application at jobs@optronia.com.

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