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Indigo // helping farmers sustainably feed the planet
Boston, MA    Posted: Wednesday, September 25, 2019
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BI Platform Analyst Co-op

Please Submit applications by 6am on Tuesday, October 15th, 2019.

Indigo is a company dedicated to harnessing nature to help farmers sustainably feed the planet. With a vision of creating a world where farming is an economically desirable & accessible profession, Indigo works alongside its growers to apply natural approaches, conserve resources for future generations, & grow healthy food for all. Utilizing beneficial plant microbes to improve crop health & productivity, Indigos portfolio is focused on cotton, wheat, barley, corn, soybeans, & rice. The company, founded by Flagship Pioneering, is headquartered in Boston, MA, with additional offices in Memphis, TN, Research Triangle Park, NC, Sydney, Australia, Buenos Aires, Argentina, & So Paulo, Brazil.

As part of the core Business Intelligence team, the Business Intelligence Analyst will have an immediate impact as the liaison for cross-functional data reporting projects. This role will be hands-on, working collaboratively & cross-functionally to gather BI reporting requirements for company needs, building data models, & creating visualizations to tell a story.


  • Data at IndigoAg is centralized in a single repository, in this role you will be responsible for:
    • Diving into data sets to gain a better understanding of the data to answer stakeholder questions
    • Documenting data sets to provide resources for individuals interested in the data
    • Working with data engineers to modify or enhance ETL processes
    • Sourcing new data sets when required by stakeholders
    • Understanding & embodying our purpose & core values
  • Looker is the core BI platform amongst other tools, this role will have you interacting with Looker to:
    • Curate data models Build visualizations to help stakeholders address problems
    • Develop key metrics to support KPIs Define dimensions & measures within LookML
    • Clean & consolidate existing data models to better follow Looker best practices
    • Train individuals in the use of the core data repository & Looker
    • Use SQL to explore data sets & develop a thorough understanding which can then be documented & shared with the rest of the organization
    • Evaluate data quality & providing comparative analysis between systems
  • Special Projects:
    • Deployment of an agronomic glossary
      • Currently we have a YAML file containing agronomic terms, URLs, & descriptions. This YAML file is in a GitHub repository & we would like to have an automated process of writing this YAML file to Confluence, formatting the file using CSS/HTML & updating the pages whenever new terms are committed to the repo Slack - Looker Bot Creation
    • Take ownership of the development of a Looker bot which can respond to a number of commands issued in Slack & return data, dashboards, or reports


  • Competent in the use of:
    • SQL
    • Python
    • Git/ github
  • Nice to haves:
    • JIRA/ Confluence
    • CSS/HTML
    • Looker/ Other BI Tools
    • Training
    • ETL/ Data Warehousing
    • JavaScript (for custom data visualizations)
  • Superior communicator
  • Able to provide consultative, process-driven approach to collecting requirements
  • Able to interact with Engineering as well as SMEs across the organization
  • Passionate about learning
  • Ability to translate passion for learning into an onboarding program & workshops
  • Able to transfer knowledge & patience to work with embedded analysts to help address business questions
  • High level of professionalism
  • Passion for concise & thorough documentation
  • Thrives in fast-paced environment
  • Comfortable with ambiguity & challenging company goals
  • Able to work independently & generate solutions with minimal direction
  • Effective multitasker - you will be asked to juggle multiple projects & work within an Agile Framework with priorities that are subject to change
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