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Data Scientist - Operations Research Intern/Co−op

St. Louis , Missouri

Req ID 01SEF

We’re a global team working to shape agriculture through breakthrough innovation that will benefit farmers, consumers, and our planet.

  • Full-Time
  • Level: All
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Success Profile

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  • Software/Infrastructure Skilled
  • Embraces Inclusion & Diversity
  • Team Player
  • Self-Motivated
  • Entrepreneurial Aptitude
  • Driven & Organized
  • Loves to Code
  • Working in a Matrix

Who We Are

Bayer successfully completed the acquisition of Monsanto in June 2018, bringing together Monsanto’s leadership in seeds and plant traits with Bayer’s leadership in chemical and biological crop protection. By joining forces, we will create even more extensive career opportunities for talent around the world. We’re a global team working to shape agriculture through breakthrough innovation that will benefit farmers, consumers, and our planet. While we are now Bayer, we will continue to hire using separate career sites until we can integrate our career platforms.

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Rewards

  • Compensation:

    Monsanto offers competitive pay and benefits, as well as other exciting rewards.

  • Insurance (Medical, Dental, Vision):

    Monsanto offers a Health and Insurance Benefits Program that allows you to tailor your own benefits package.

  • Paid time off:

    We believe we can all be more effective individuals if there's a proper balance among the various demands of work, family and life.

  • Paid training:

    Internal and external seminars and conferences are available to increase your technical, professional and managerial skills.

  • Savings Plan:

    We provide you an opportunity to save up to 25% of your eligible pay in a personal savings program to which Monsanto also contributes.

  • Variety and Collaboration:

    Opportunities to participate in varied types of projects and get new experiences from partnerships with many organizations within Monsanto.

Responsibilities

Monsanto is passionate about using Analytical Data Science and Information Technology to improve agriculture. Data Science is critical to Monsanto’s success today and in the future as we transform into an Information Services company. We are seeking a Sr. Operations Research Data Scientist to join our Global IT Analytics team. The Global IT Analytics team looks to find creative and innovative solutions to enable success within our R&D, supply chain and commercial organizations while identifying and capitalizing on new opportunities to maintain and grow our position as a digital agriculture market leader. The ability to examine and optimize our current methods coupled with an eye on the future lends itself to a unique opportunity within Monsanto and our team.  This is an exciting opportunity for a talented and passionate individual to join a multidisciplinary team of data scientists and engineers who work on real world problems.  

As an Operations Research Data Scientist, you will develop strategies to identify new opportunities and expand existing methods, provide insights, and build practical solutions to complex business problems. You will apply advanced analytics skills to turn data into competitive advantage and make recommendations for data-driven business decisions.
Required skills/experience:
* Pursuing a M.S or Ph.D. in Operations Research, Engineering, Management Science, Mathematics, or another related quantitative discipline
* Experience delivering analytics solutions to complex business problems
* Theoretical and practical experience in deterministic optimization and algorithm development related to operations management is a requirement, including experience with commercial optimization software (ex. CPLEX or Gurobi)
* Expertise in programming, statistical packages, and database languages (ex. Java, R, Python, Scala, SQL and OPL)
* Demonstrated experience in optimizing demand, supply, and network flow challenges related to planning, scheduling, space utilization, and customer service levels.
* Demonstrated problem solving experience analyzing complex data using statistical and advanced analytical methods to deliver predictive and prescriptive insights
* Exceptional organizational, interpersonal, and written communication skills
* Ability to work in a matrix environment and influence people at varying levels of responsibility
* Candidates must demonstrate business aptitude, the ability to rapidly learn new problem domains and become conversant in the domain with business users
 
Desired skills/ experience:
* Experience in supply chain management, agriculture, and/or laboratory science
* Hands on experience using IBM DOC framework
* Experience with software development and architecture related to operations research, artificial intelligence, and machine learning. 

Doing Great Things

  • Putting Military Skills to work

    Putting Military Skills to work:

    At Monsanto, we value the leadership, tenacity, adaptability, teamwork, and performance orientation skills and attributes that veterans and service members bring to the table.

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  • Inclusion & Diversity

    Inclusion & Diversity

    Creating an inclusive environment where employees of all genders, ethnicities, backgrounds and orientations feel welcome and able to contribute is core to creating a Great Place to Work.

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  • Making a difference

    Making a difference:

    Giving is a natural part of what we do at Monsanto. As a company, we are committed to making lives better.

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