Data Analyst, Applied Agronomics

Sound is an innovator of bio-inspired chemistry and plant genetics. We leverage natural plant diversity to grow crops more sustainably and create differentiated, nutritious food. Sound is a Series C startup funded by leading investors in food and agriculture such as S2G Ventures, Fall Line Capital, Cultivian Sandbox Ventures, Cavallo Ventures and Syngenta Ventures.

We are hiring a Data Analyst to analyze geospatial and field trial data to produce innovative visualizations, insights, and evaluations for internal and customer use. This role reports to the VP, Product Management and Marketing. This position is open to either remote locations or for a flexible in-office position at our Emeryville, CA office.


  • Capture and organize field data from contract research organizations, customers, and other external partners
  • Work with Sound data scientists and agronomists to understand, coordinate, and maintain data according to experimental designs
  • Perform statistical analyses and create innovative visualizations to further understanding of the data
  • Communicate insights and conclusions to internal and external stakeholders
  • Produce reports for customers and other external stakeholders which quantify and explain product performance
  • Serve as a company authority on the data and analysis above

Skills and Experience

  • Experience in and passion for making agriculture better and more sustainable
  • MS +3 years of experience in Statistics, Mathematics, GIS, Computer Science or related field
  • Minimum 1 – 2 years of experience in applying statistical and geospatial solutions on a scalable platform to real-world applications
  • Fluency in common statistics and GIS software packages such as ArcGIS, QGIS, or R Spatial
  • Familiarity with common Ag Data platforms such as My John Deere, Granular, and FieldView
  • Ability to build and execute processes for rapid data analysis and results dissemination
  • Visualization or dashboarding using Tableau, Spotfire, or other data intelligence tools
  • Excellent scientific and statistical rigor
  • Outstanding communication skills and the ability to work with experts at varying levels from different fields

Our Offer 

  • Opportunity to work in an early-stage, disruptive startup with a talented, experienced, and growing team of dedicated individuals
  • Competitive compensation package
  • Performance bonus structure
  • Comprehensive health care plans that include Medical, Dental and Vision coverage
  • Flex Spending Account (Healthcare, Dependent Care & Commuter Benefit)
  • 401k Plan
  • Generous vacation policy
  • Regular team events and engagement activities (we actually like hanging out with each other!)

Sound is based in Emeryville, CA with a number of employees working remotely. We have a mission driven culture and a fast-paced, collaborative work environment. We are looking for someone to join the team who will bring a passion for sustainability along with a deep expertise in the business of food and agriculture.

Equal Employment Opportunity

We seek a diverse pool of applicants and consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, ancestry, color, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, citizenship, disability, Veteran status, marital status, or any other protected status.