Volta is a venture-backed biotech startup that’s making the extraction of vital information from biological samples as simple as pressing a button. Our product speeds up processing time for scientists, increases accessibility to important genetic information for patients, and will change the world of genomics as we know it!
At Volta, we don't shy away from the big questions. We're on a mission to redefine the boundaries of what's possible in the world of biology. Every day presents an opportunity to grapple with complex technical problems that push the limits of our collective intelligence.
We believe in the power of every individual to make a tangible impact. Whether you're a seasoned expert or a recent graduate, your ideas and contributions matter. We foster an environment where innovation isn't confined to a specific role or level; it's a shared endeavor.
Joining Volta isn't just about a job; it's a commitment to pushing the boundaries of what you thought possible for yourself and genomics. Here, you'll find an innovative atmosphere that both encourages and thrives on curiosity, learning and drive.
We’re a team of adventurers, pet lovers, coffee enthusiasts, gamers, DIYers, go-getters, scientists, lobster roll aficionados, and so much more. But we’re all connected by our Operating Principles:
You see a gap in the system, and you do not wait for someone else to fill it. You fill it.
You self-seek the resources available at Volta that you need to be successful.
You don’t just point to problems, you point to solutions too. Pointing to solutions is just as important as pointing to problems.
You collect as much data as you possibly can in all aspects of your work.
You make decisions based on past data collected and future data projections.
You present your raw data to your team, you do not wait for it to be complete.
Your opinions are backed by data.
You let the best idea win, even when it is not yours.
You build prototypes in all aspects of your work; build something, try it, and see if it works.
You encounter a problem and you first seek to understand the problem before solving it. Immerse yourself in it, absorb it, drink it in, become the problem.
You share your early-stage work with your collaborators, and you ask for their input.
You always select the cheapest option, with reasonable evaluation.
You ask questions respectfully, openly, and directly.
You ask why decisions are being made the way that they are.
When asked questions about why you have made the decisions you have, you provide as much information as you can.
You absorb the other person’s response and collaborate on the best action plan.
You tackle problems directly and immediately, with all parties involved.
You are an objective observer to problems within the work you produce.
You understand that feedback is never personal.
You own the work that you do.
You do not hide under anonymity.
When you disagree, you say so.
As scientists, our schedules are tied to our experiments, which results in an atypical work schedule sometimes. As a startup, there’s always work to be done and good ideas come to us at all hours. We structure our days to get things done while owning work/life balance. At the end of the day, we’re all adults here, and we have a lot to build together!
We thrive when we collaborate together, which is best done in-person in our lab. We tie performance to impact and drive.
Applications Systems Integration and R&D Engineer
Head of Application Development