Apollo Agriculture Senior Data Scientist Jobs in Kenya

Apollo Agriculture Senior Data Scientist Jobs in Kenya

  • Apollo Agriculture is the commercial farming platform for small-scale farmers that helps farmers maximize their profits. Apollo uses agronomic machine learning, remote sensing, and mobile phones to deliver financing, high-quality farm products, and optimized advice that can more than double farm profitability, starting in Kenya.

  • Our team brings together technology and operations experience from The Climate Corporation (acquired for USD ~$1 Billion), Acre, Google, and One Acre Fund. We value evangelical pursuit of mission with a pragmatic approach, humility in the face of challenge, active discussion of disagreements, and considerate listening.

    About The Role:

  • Apollo is seeking a Senior Data Scientist to help us change how African farmers access credit, customized advice, and farm inputs at scale. You will work across all parts of our business to achieve these goals. This role is an opportunity for someone to take ownership of key data science products with support and coaching.

    Your day-to-day:

  • Provide statistical and analytical support to inform strategic business decisions and experimentation.

  • Build and improve models to predict which customers are most likely to succeed with our products.

  • Use satellite, survey, and other data to better understand how our customers’ crops are growing and ways in which we can better support them.

  • Work with our agronomists to provide custom recommendations for each farmer.

  • Collaborate with engineers to transform data driven insights into finished scalable products.


  • Have advanced experience in machine learning, statistics, and/or programming.

  • Driven to find new insights in data and pose new questions that help shape our business.

  • Comfortable explaining complex solutions to non-data science peers across multiple continents and cultures.

  • Analytically rigorous, but recognize when complete is better than perfect.

  • Embrace Machine Learning as a
    great tool to solve problems… but know it’s not the only tool.

  • Ready to become a world class expert in Experimental Design, Satellite Imagery, Credit Modeling, or Quantitative Agronomy (or you already are one!).

  • Excited about the mission of transforming the livelihoods of smallholder farmers.

    Nice to have or excited to learn:

  • Ability and desire to travel to Kenya 2-3 times per year (subject to COVID safety considerations).

  • Product Management skills to maximize the impact of Data Science work.

  • Experience with cloud platforms (AWS, Azure, etc.)


  • Are a collaborative team of smart and ambitious people who are dedicated to serving our customers.

  • Make magic happen to solve hard problems and always come with solutions when challenges arise.

  • Are comfortable taking risks that can result in radical scale, and understand that failures are opportunities to learn and improve.

  • Are considerate listeners and take the time to deeply understand and seek out ideas from the people around us, even when we disagree.

  • Offer a dynamic environment that fosters talent, collaboration and growth.

  • Take pride in our work and share the responsibility to see it through from conception to deployment.

  • Value autonomy, honesty, transparency, and respect.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Apollo Agriculture Senior Data Scientist Jobs in Kenya

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