Senior Data Scientist, Automation at Biobot


Apply Now

Applications are now closed

Get more jobs like this straight to your inbox

In this role, you will create new tools and processes to improve efficiency of the Data Science team. You will build dev environments, tools, libraries, and processes for efficient prototyping, and supporting R&D efforts. You will be at the intersection of Data Science and Data Engineering, where you will facilitate communication and skills-sharing between the teams. You are motivated to improve your teammates’ productivity and you have a strong passion for automation. Your work will help improve Biobot’s internal reporting and facilitate data sharing across the organization, which will be essential to help grow the company at scale. As a senior member of our data science team, you will drive the exploration and finding of opportunities to improve our code and processes, and suggest tools and ways to improve our system. We welcome your experience and desire to build predictive models in the future, but it is important to note, this is not the immediate focus of the role.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (What you will be doing):

    • Identify opportunities for automation of data processes
    • Design and implement process improvements and automations
    • Build and maintain tools and libraries to support prototyping and R&D efforts of the Data Science team
    • Partner with Software Engineering to learn our engineering team’s development best practices and evangelize them to Data Science as applicable
    • Help developing scalable reporting and data sharing capabilities, both internally and with external customers
    • Provide mentorship and guidance to junior team members, encouraging best practices and implementing processes that help the team succeed

Education and/or Work Experience Requirements (What you need to succeed):

    • 5+ years of related experience with a Bachelor’s degree; or 3+ years and a Master’s degree; or equivalent work experience.
    • Mastery of Python
    • Experience with cloud-based and containerized computing (e.g. AWS, Docker, etc)
    • Experience working with data scientists and software engineers
    • A strong passion for improving processes (and a strong aversion to inefficiencies and manual data work)
    • Desire to explore and learn new tools, and to teach others what you have learned
    • Strong communication skills
    • Strong owner mentality
    • Ability to adapt to a rapidly changing startup environment

Education and/or Work Experience Bonuses (What will help you succeed):

    • Experience building internal data science tooling and libraries
    • Experience with Airflow or other workflow scheduling tools
    • Experience using R
    • Experience using APIs
    • Degree in computer science, a related field, or equivalent working experience

Physical Requirements and Special Demands:

    • Standing or sitting for several hours at a time
    • Listening and speaking clearly on video conferencing for several hours a day
    • Travel: TBD
Our Benefits
Free medical, dental, and vision insurance for employees and their families, including a $0 deductible medical plan. We want our employees to manage their health and that of their families without worrying about high premiums or deductibles.
Unlimited PTO with 3 week minimum. Whether it's playing MTG or D&D, singing on stage, camping, raising chickens, or anything else that inspires, we want our employees to unplug and explore their passions.
12 weeks parental leave at 100% pay. We love Biobabies and know that bonding with a new child is a critical need for employees and Biobabies alike.
3% Biobot 401k contribution. Regardless of whether our employees contribute, we contribute 3% of salaries into participating employees' 401k accounts because we want to support their long-term financial goals.
$500 home office stipend for remote employees; free parking + commuter benefits and free meals for lab employees. Onsite or at home, we ensure our employees' workspace is set up for success.

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.

Apply Now

Applications are now closed