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Operations Manager



San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Monday, November 20, 2023
Observable helps everyone make sense of the world with data.

We’re building a place where people can work together to explore, analyze, and communicate with data. Uncover new insights, answer more questions, and make better decisions - right in the browser. Start by forking a project from teammates or from the largest community of visualization experts and data practitioners (scientists, analysts, developers). Bring your data in from spreadsheets or database connectors. Use components or write custom code along any JavaScript library. Observable lets you work with your data however you want.

Observable is the collaborative data canvas, built for and powered by community.

Observable is seeking an Operations Manager with Series A or Series B startup experience. The successful candidate will work closely with both the CEO and the broader executive team to support all aspects of the CEO’s office and the operations of the company. The ideal candidate has superior attention to detail, great organizational skills, and the ability to juggle multiple high-priority tasks and requests. The role also requires the ability to work with team members at all levels, sometimes under pressure. A high level of integrity and discretion in handling confidential information is important, as is a positive attitude.

What You Will Do

  • General business operations responsibilities.
  • Lead projects from planning, scheduling, to tracking and improvements.
  • Lead events and communications projects across the organization and communications external to the organization.
  • Support organizational leadership to coordinate organization-wide standards development and reporting.
  • Lead roll-out of new and improved processes across organization.
  • Lead through change request process by communicating to collaborators on the nature of the change request, the cost of changes and the prioritization of the changes.

What You Will Bring

  • A minimum of 4 years experience in Operations in a high growth, early stage startup environment; experience supporting senior leaders.
  • Experience supporting an Executive and team with many customer-facing responsibilities.
  • Incredibly organized and resourceful, able to juggle and multi-task with acute attention to detail and follow through.
  • Ability to conduct research and present data in a succinct and well written manner.
  • Experience setting up and implementing systems and processes to help scale.
  • A team player capable of cultivating productive working relationships across the company.
  • Personable with a can do attitude that sees no task or project to be too small or too big.
  • Strong working knowledge of Google Suite and good technology skills.

Join our team!

We’re visualization enthusiasts. We’re chart connoisseurs. We’re open source developers. We’re map geeks, spreadsheet lovers, and color palette fiends. We love helping people understand the world better and we want you to join us in helping the world make sense of data.

We want to share our love of software by making programming easier to learn, by making data easier to explore and analyze, by making visualizations easier to sketch, and by helping people help each other.

Observable is built on open source , including React, Node.js , and PostgreSQL, as well as a number of our own open source libraries . We care deeply about user-centered design, from programming language and syntax design, to API construction, to the graphical user interface, to the final pass of visual polish.

We are looking for people who are compassionate advocates for data practitioners and have the audacity to tackle some of development’s greatest challenges. We are hiring for multiple positions .

Thank you for your interest! 🙏 We can’t wait to hear from you.