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Xen.AI

United States 🇺🇸

Home-based/Remote

Full Job Description

About the company

Xen.AI, is an Artificial Intelligence (AI) research and development (R&D) organization with operations in USA and India. We help our customers to develop innovative and custom solutions using Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Data Science and Open Source technologies. Please visit https://xen.ai/ to know more about us.

Compensation for this position

  • For the 1st year – 100% revenue based compensation based on the client project revenue that you help to deliver.
  • After 1st year, based on company’s progress we can consider formal corporate positions with market standard salary and equity etc.

About the position

Xen.AI is looking for a Water Resources Management Scientist – Evapotranspiration (ET), OpenET, Geospatial, GIS data modeling to lead the development of project a proposal / RFP response for a state goverment funded project and to lead the project delivery if we win this project.

Requirements

  • 10+ years of proven hands-on experience as a scientist, engineering, technology leader in the field of Water Resources Management, Evapotranspiration (ET), OpenET, Geospatial, GIS data modeling.
  • Deep knowledge of concepts/challenges in water management / irrigation management including a deep understanding of the concept of Evapotranspiration (ET) and ET equations on agricultural land.
  • Understanding of traditional modeling techniques to model water usage and consumption in agricultural land.
  • Deep experience in applying open-source, satellite-based ET models to estimate historical actual ET from irrigated agricultural lands.
  • Strong experience working with satellite imagery. Extracting data from such imagery and presenting in raster format, summarizing the data, storing it in persistent database.
  • Deep knowledge of OpenET, GIS, Google Earth Engine, and GRIDMET.
  • Working experience with open source software/technologies.
  • Experience working with state and federal agencies on project basis.
  • Experience providing training to end users.
  • Experience with Geospatial data model, Geographic information systems (GIS).
  • Experience in developing a geodatabase containing time series satellite-based evapotranspiration (ET) data from irrigated agricultural fields.
  • Extensive experience applying open-source, peer-reviewed satellite-based ET models to estimate historical actual ET from irrigated agricultural croplands and working with state and federal agencies.
  • Experience in implementing a satellite-based ET software system to map monthly, field-scale consumptive water use from irrigated agriculture over the last 30+ years using satellite imagery combined with station-based and gridded weather data.
  • Experience in developing datasets for the historical and current estimates of actual crop evapotranspiration (ET).
  • Experience in developing Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) metadata file.
  • Experience in developing reports on model performance, data quality issues, or evidence of model bias.
  • Experience with open-source satellite-based ET models and Google Earth Engine to generate GIS-based time series ET maps and geodatabases.
  • Experience with OpenET framework. Experience with SQL. Experience with production of raster ET data for satellite-based ET model(s).
  • Highly self motivated.
  • Well organized, focused, aggressive, result oriented, can-do attitude.
  • Excellent leadership skills.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Must have Masters Degree or PhD.
  • Must have Work Authorization in US, we will not be able to support any VISA sponsorship. No H1B or OPT.

Compensation for this position

  • For the 1st year – 100% revenue based compensation based on the client project revenue that you help to deliver.
  • After 1st year, based on company’s progress we can consider formal corporate positions with market standard salary and equity etc.

Please visit https://xen.ai/ to know more about us.

Job Types: Part-time, Contract

Pay: $1.00 per year

Schedule:

  • Self-determined schedule

Experience:

  • Evapotranspiration (ET), OpenET: 5 years (Required)
  • GIS: 5 years (Required)

Work Location: Remote


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DEGREE REQUIRED

IHE Delft MSc in Water and Sustainable Development