Machine Learning Engineer

  • Terramera
  • Vancouver, BC (Remote)
  • Feb 05, 2022
Data Analyst Data Scientist Engineering: All Engineering: Software

Job Description


We are seeking a talented engineer to join our Machine Learning team as a Machine Learning Engineer. We are working on ambitious projects to characterize plant and soil health across agricultural areas. The Machine Learning Engineer will work closely with our Robotics, Science, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Computational Chemistry, and Software teams to help analyze and model massive synthetic, laboratory, and field datasets, using them to gain insight into properties of plants and soil. 


To support our soil and plant health work using machine learning techniques on large datasets sourced from satellites, drones, field rovers, and lab measurements. 


  • Research and help develop innovative machine learning/deep learning models 
  • Support the implementation of automated processing pipelines for large datasets 
  • Research and help implement algorithms involving active learning, uncertainty modeling, and semi-supervised learning to improve sampling and model performance 
  • Collaborate with our Software and Machine Learning Engineers to put your models and algorithms into production 


  • M.Sc. or Ph.D. in Engineering/Computer Science, or an equivalent combination of experience and knowledge 
  • 3+ years of experience in applying machine learning and deep learning concepts to real-world problems 
  • Experience coding on a team and working collaboratively with other engineers 
  • Familiarity with deep learning network architectures (e.g. convolutional neural networks, recurrent neural networks, single shot detectors) and frameworks (e.g. Tensorflow and PyTorch) 
  • Familiarity with classical and modern computer vision techniques 
  • Solid programming skills with a focus on writing clean/maintainable code with experience in Python (strongly preferred), Java, or C++ programming 
  • Strong analytical ability and mathematical skills 
  • Matured communication and critical thinking ability to influence and propose analytics strategies that challenge status quo thinking 


  • Portfolio of completed machine learning projects/papers available for review 
  • Experience in biology, chemistry, soil science, and/or remote sensing 
  • Experience with active learning, uncertainty modelling, and/or Bayesian neural networks 
  • Experience applying machine learning techniques to massive datasets 
  • Experience with MLOps and/or Data Engineering tools and frameworks 
  • Exposure to imaging system components (sensors, optics, lighting) 
  • Knowledge of the Agile project management methodology 


  • Aptitude for interdisciplinary collaboration 
  • Highly conscientious with strong follow-through 
  • Capable of performing research on best practices and communicating results to a non-expert audience 
  • Able to apply domain knowledge to ambiguous and novel situations 


  • This position is remote based in Vancouver, BC. 


Terramera is a cleantech leader focused on fusing AI, science and nature to create revolutionary technologies that transform how we grow food and solve other world-scale challenges. With its Actigate™ Targeted Performance technology and mission to unlock the intelligence in nature to ensure a world that thrives and provides for everyone, Terramera is committed to reducing global synthetic chemical loads in agriculture by 80 percent while increasing global farm productivity by 20 percent by 2030. The privately held company was founded in 2010 and has grown to include a world-class bench of engineers, scientists, advisors and investors. Terramera is headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, has integrated operations that include a research lab, greenhouse and farm, and has more than 185 patents in its IP portfolio. 

Our success begins with our people. We’re looking for A-Players who are passionate about making a difference as we are and thrive in environments that are dynamic, challenging and rewarding. Join our movement, as we set a new standard and change the world together as a highly dedicated, innovative, future-focused and solutions-oriented team. 

While we thank all applicants for their interest, only short-listed candidates will be contacted. For more information on Terramera, please visit our website at 

Terramera is committed to a diverse workforce and we are an equal opportunity employer. As we make serious efforts to learn more about how we can increase diversity in our candidate pool, we invite you to voluntarily provide demographic information in a confidential survey at the end of this application.

Providing this information is optional. It will not be used in the hiring process, and has no effect on your opportunity for employment.


  • Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.  

Organization Type



Food & Agriculture

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