Data Quality & Ops Manager

US Only (Remote Ok) /
Technology /
Full Time
At Biobot, our mission is to transform existing wastewater infrastructure into public health observatories. We process thousands of wastewater samples from across the United States, characterizing SARS-CoV-2 as well as chemicals and other pathogens. We return valuable, actionable insights to customers in government, public health, and private industry, enabling swifter and more tailored responses to the Covid-19 pandemic. As a Data Quality and Operations Manager, you will work closely with Biobot’s Laboratory, Data Science, and Software Engineering teams to ensure that our laboratory data meets stringent quality standards and that accurate results are returned to customers with minimum turn-around time.

What you will be doing

    • Own day-to-day operations around data product quality control and turn-around time
    • Oversee sign-off on delivery of data products to customers, including communicating delays in reporting to customer success team and to company leadership as appropriate
    • Collaborate with the lab and data science team to troubleshoot and resolve data quality issues
    • Develop and improve QC metrics for laboratory data collected from wastewater samples
    • Increase internal visibility about the reporting status of samples at Biobot
    • Identify opportunities to improve and/or automate data QC processes, and collaborate with customer success and engineering teams to implement them
    • Note: Ability to monitor work communications on Saturdays, and to infrequently work up to 4 hours on a Saturday, is required

What you need to succeed

    • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Computer Science, Biology/Life Sciences, or Engineering; or equivalent experience
    • 3+ years of experience in product operations management, data quality management, and/or process engineering
    • 2+ years of experience in data analysis and programming with Python, including libraries such as pandas and matplotlib
    • “Owner” mindset: We are looking for someone to immediately take ownership of a key company capability
    • Ability to communicate complex processes and technical topics to non-technical audiences internally and externally
    • Strong time management skills and ability to work independently in a dynamic startup environment

What will help you succeed

    • Experience in Agile/Lean/Scrum frameworks
    • Familiarity with molecular biology or analytical chemistry laboratory methods and/or analyses
    • People management experience

Some of our benefits

    • Unlimited PTO
    • 401k with employer contribution
    • 100% employer-paid medical and dental insurance
    • Commuter benefits and free meals for onsite workers
    • Competitive compensation and equity options
    • And so much more!
About Biobot

At Biobot, we are working together to build a team environment in which everyone can thrive and is proud to belong. We are an equal opportunity employer and our goal is to be a diverse team that is representative, at all job levels, of the society we live in. We encourage applications from candidates of all identities and backgrounds, including those who are traditionally underrepresented in technology startups.

Our mission is to transform wastewater infrastructure into public health observatories. 

Named as one of Fast Company’s most innovative companies in the world in 2021, Biobot Analytics is a wastewater epidemiology company and uses technology developed at MIT to measure biomarkers in sewage to better understand population health in cities. We first launched an opioid product to support government and public health officials in responding to the opioid epidemic, and in 2020 launched a Covid19 product to estimate the scope and trend of the outbreak in communities. We have operated in almost 500 communities across 43 U.S. states, generating Covid19 case estimates for over 13% of the U.S. population.

Battling the opioid epidemic and now the Covid19 pandemic is just the beginning - we’re transforming sewage into a data asset and building a public health database. Eventually, Biobot data will be an early warning system for disease outbreaks, a map of nutrition disparities, and more. Headquartered in the Boston area with an office in NYC, we aim to create the bedrock of human health infrastructure and smart cities in countries across all six continents.

Please note that we are unable to sponsor work visas at this time.