New York, NY
Founded in 2015, Bowery Farming is on a mission to democratize access to high-quality, local, safe and sustainable produce. We build smart indoor farms near cities, growing fresher, pesticide-free Protected Produce with bold flavor in precisely controlled environments, 365 days a year. At the heart of each farm is the proprietary BoweryOS, which integrates software, hardware, sensors, AI, computer vision systems, machine learning models, and robotics to orchestrate and automate the entirety of its operations. As a result, each farm creates far less waste and uses a fraction of the water and land compared to traditional agriculture. For more insight on our culture, our teams, and all the things that make us so unique, check out The Roots: Bowery Farming’s People Podcast
About The Role:
As a Machine Learning Engineer, you’ll be building data pipelines, modeling our increasingly broad data warehouse, and architecting infrastructure to scale with our quickly growing farms. The data function at Bowery is central to our long-term vision of the company as well as our day-to-day operation. You’ll be part of the Data & AI team which is responsible for everything from collecting data, to reporting facts, investigative analysis, and building machine learning and computer vision models.
This role is based out of our NYC HQ. We follow a hybrid working model.
What You’ll Do:
You’ll implement innovative quantitative solutions and advance the state of indoor farming alongside our team of data scientists and software engineers
You’ll use the latest machine learning and data stack technologies to deploy AI services that ensure our farms operate smoothly and our crops flourish
You’ll transform the raw data produced by the farm into a comprehensive data warehouse as the authoritative source for all facts about the business
You’ll help shape the way our data & AI team does work – researching and making key decisions about what we build, how we build it, and which tools are best for solving our problems
You’ll create internal frameworks, tools, packages, and technical documentation to improve efficiencies
You’ll add an engineer’s perspective to the code and design choices considered by our data scientists and analysts – mentoring and building skills together
Who You Are:
You have experience writing and maintaining production-quality code
You are knowledgeable and opinionated about warehouse data modeling and know how to keep this critical foundation healthy while it grows
You have experience building maintainable data warehouses, and creating data pipelines, and have strong opinions about ELT processes
You are fluent in SQL and Python, and likely enthusiastic about the leverage created by dbt and Snowflake
You are comfortable working in a highly technical team and educating others on contributing through version control, peer-reviewing code, and managing processes in production
You are confident as a data engineer — from our streaming data sources to ingestion and storage and integration with downstream dependencies
You are confident in taking ownership of projects from start to finish and enjoy the process of turning nebulous ideas into reality
You believe that teams succeed and fail together and take responsibility for ensuring the success and safety of your teammates
Who We Are:
Bowery is a place where everyone is welcome, included and empowered to reach their full potential
We live our shared values every day in both big and small ways: opt-in, think wildly different, break barriers together & be kind to the core
We are a mission-driven team of unconventional thinkers, problem-solvers, optimists and activators
We share a passion for giving back more to the planet than we take, growing deliciously abundant food without abundant harm
We are excited to hear from you!
Based in New York City, Bowery is the largest vertical farming company in the United States, serving major e-commerce platforms and more than 850 grocery stores in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, including Albertsons Companies (Safeway and Acme), Amazon Fresh, Giant Food, Walmart, Weis, Whole Foods Market, and specialty grocers, with produce that’s harvested year-round at peak freshness, delivered within days of harvest. To date, we have raised $472 million from leading investors, including Fidelity Management & Research Company LLC, Temasek, GV (formerly Google Ventures), General Catalyst, GGV Capital, First Round Capital, and individuals including Henry Kravis, Jeff Wilke, as well as some of the foremost thought leaders in food, including Tom Colicchio, José Andrés and David Barber of Blue Hill.
We celebrate unique backgrounds, qualities, and cultures that enrich the workplace. Join us in creating an inclusive work environment that is free of bias and discrimination, where everyone can be their authentic self. We strongly encourage people from all walks of life and underrepresented backgrounds to apply and join the Bowery Farming team. We are an equal opportunity employer.