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Data Scientist - Proagrica - Sutton

IT/Technical & Product Development
Reed Business Information
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Data Scientist, Proagrica – Summary of Role

Proagrica is looking for a Data Scientist to join its expanding Precision Agriculture team. We are especially keen to speak to developers and technologists able to work in a more analytical role. This represents an exciting opportunity to join a company at the forefront of agricultural data and analysis services.

Data Scientists form a key part of the Precision Agriculture team, working closely with both business analysis and software development. As well as building predictive models and ensuring they are properly deployed, they are also responsible for the design of new data processing procedures and large-scale investigative projects that can inform the farming practices across the world.

Because of this broad remit, the right candidate will be expected to possess skills in internal and external business analysis, data manipulation & exploration, predictive modelling, visualisation and process evaluation to provide key insights to both Proagrica and our clients. In addition, they will use their knowledge of advanced data manipulation tools and processes to build and share awareness of such techniques into the wider group.


  • Understand a range of internal and external agricultural datasets, schemas and structures so they can be integrated and applied to business problems.

  • Build feature extraction procedures, ETL processes, analytical and statistical models.

  • Create analytical models based on the combination of current and future data sets. Assist in their deployment and design monitoring processes.

  • Work with the team to understand user goals and requirements alongside global stakeholders and customers.

  • Work with the business teams to produce data visualisations and insight reports for both internal and external clients.

  • Work with Product Development to provide data and insights to support product development.

  • Summarise and communicate conclusions and solutions to analytic and non-analytic stakeholders.

  • Provide technical support and be a resource to internal and external personnel.

  • All other duties as assigned.


  • Experience in data extraction and querying tools such as (but not limited to) SQL, Hadoop, ECL.

  • Experience in one or more programming languages, especially: R, Python, Julia, Matlab or similar.

  • An understanding of statistical and machine learning methods applied to data analysis.

  • Experience of working in a data-centric environment or on analytics projects, either through advanced education or employment.

  • Understanding of data hygiene practices and how they apply to both machine learning and ETL processes.

  • An excellent communicator, open to receiving feedback and able to clearly explain the rationale behind design choices.

  • Quick to understand customer workflows and business needs.

  • Knowledge of managing, manipulating and transforming data from a variety of sources.

  • Willingness to manage and mentor new members of the team if required.

About Proagrica and Reed Business Information:

Proagrica is part of the Reed Business Information portfolio, a company that provides information and online data services to business professionals worldwide. Customers have access to our high-value industry data, analytics, information and tools. Our strong global products and services hold market-leading positions across a wide range of industry sectors including agriculture, banking, petrochemicals and aviation where we help customers make key strategic decisions every day.  RBI is part of RELX Group plc, a world-leading provider of information solutions for professional customers across industries.

RBI are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.



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