Principal Software Product Manager

Posted 2 weeks ago

The Broad Institute’s Data Sciences Platform is a nexus of cutting-edge computational biology and best-in-class engineering. Our team is charged with building a suite of sophisticated software products to serve both the Institute and the world. We play a pivotal role in flagship scientific efforts such as the All of Us Cohort Program and the Human Cell Atlas, and we collaborate with world-leading technology corporations, philanthropic organizations, and pharmaceutical companies.

The Broad Institute provides a vibrant engineering environment with close links to top academic and industry institutions across the Boston area and the world. Together, these activities make us a leading organization at the intersection of the life sciences and data sciences.

Terra is the flagship product of a collaboration between the Broad Institute, Verily Life Sciences, and Microsoft: a scalable, secure, and open-source platform for biomedical research. Terra provides access to biomedical datasets, includes a well-stocked repository of best-practice workflows and open-source tools, and makes it easy for researchers to collaborate on projects.

We are looking for a talented and motivated Principal level Product Manager to join our team, working on the analysis applications for analyzing genomics data within Terra and batch processing as a whole. The ideal candidate will have a passion for data and be experienced with computational biology, genomics analysis, and be an experienced product manager with some management experience. The candidate would be the product owner for one team and manage 2-3 other product managers in the same space.

They will enjoy working in a collaborative, team-based setting and interacting with people at other institutions around the world. They will have good attention to detail and take pride in the software produced. They will be interested in learning about sequencing, genomics, and the scientific work of the Broad Institute.

What you will do:

Collaborate effectively with engineering teams to formulate a roadmap for new and ongoing product development related to genomics interactive analysis. Build and maintain the product backlog with the technical team. Continuously prioritize the work in the backlog to deliver the most significant value to our current and future users.

Engage with and survey scientists and clinicians, lab personnel, and other stakeholders to understand their needs.

Develop a basic understanding of the complex regulatory environment surrounding health information in both research and clinical settings; translate this understanding into product definition and scope.

Identify metrics for software products and work with development and operations teams to ensure that mechanisms are in place to collect them; iteratively refine software products according to these metrics.

Champion software products to the Broad community. Inspire development teams, collaborators, and stakeholders with concise, valuable, relevant product vision statements that target the most important user scenarios for Broad.

Who you are:

Minimum of a bachelor’s degree ideally in a scientific or quantitative field, preference for those with a Master’s or Ph.D. in computational biology or related field.

Experience in software product management and working closely with Agile Engineering teams.

Experience managing employees and building teams. Responsibility for hiring, performance management, career development, and team culture.

Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.

Any of the following is a plus: Familiarity with cloud environments (eg GCP, Azure, AWS, etc).

Experience with a formal programming language (eg. Java or C++), and batch computational genomic analysis.

Experience with user experience and web design principles is a plus. Experience in an academic, laboratory, and/or research environment strongly preferred.

All Broad employees, regardless of work location, must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by Tuesday, October 12, 2021. Requests for exemption for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs will be considered.

Who we are:

The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard is a research organization that convenes a community of researchers from across many disciplines and partner institutions—MIT, Harvard, and Harvard-affiliated hospitals.

Based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the Broad Institute was founded in 2004 to fulfill the promise of genomic medicine—three years after completion of the Human Genome Project, which Broad scientists helped create and lead. Our origins are rooted in genomics, and as biomedical research and knowledge have expanded since 2004, so have we. Our researchers are deeply collaborative, nimbly launching innovative, high-risk projects at every scale, inventing new technologies, building and implementing computational tools, developing new therapeutics to advance into the clinic, mentoring and training the next generation of scientists, and sharing our data and tools openly to enable breakthroughs anywhere.

Accelerating biomedical research and improving human health require diversity of all kinds in our community—in education, training, background, perspectives, interests, and identity—because it expands our creativity in how we approach problems and find solutions. Broad aims to ensure that the benefits of genomic medicine are shared by all.

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LocationBoston/Cambridge, MA

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