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Associate Product Owner, Business System API

Boston | Massachusetts | United States

ABOUT FOUNDATION MEDICINE

Foundation Medicine, Inc. (FMI) began with an idea—to simplify the complex nature of cancer genomics, bringing cutting-edge science and technology to everyday cancer care. Our approach generates insights that help doctors match patients to more treatment options and helps accelerate the development of new therapies. Foundation Medicine is the culmination of talented people coming together to realize an important vision, and the work we do every day impacts real lives. 

ABOUT THE JOB

The Associate Product Owner assists in forming and executing the product vision with a focus on ensuring that FMI’s products meet the needs of our business partners and stakeholders. This position is responsible for understanding both the needs of the business and the applications in detail to facilitate communication between software development teams and our customers.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Document product requirements and execute upon initiatives to ensure these meet the needs of business partners and larger corporate initiatives.
  • Write clear and detailed user stories based on user feedback and project goals.
  • Perform technical analysis of the user requirements to generate technical specifications for the system.
  • Coordinate and participate in Development activities including daily standups, grooming, retrospectives and other scrum ceremonies.
  • Answer technical questions from developers, scrum masters or others on the team to remove blockers and facilitate efficient development.
  • Break down complex business needs into smaller more digestible chunks of work.
  • Collaborate with Product Owner to build and track the Product Vision.
  • Provide guidance and support to external teams and business partners on product capabilities and product roadmap.
  • Coordinate with stakeholders and Quality Assurance Team to build User Acceptance Testing plans and define UAT approach.
  • Interface with the User Experience Team to translate requirements into mocks.
  • Assist in preparing status updates and presentations.
  • Compile software validation documentation.
  • Assist in testing the application based on understanding of necessary functionality and user requirements.
  • Provide coverage for the Product Owner in meetings.
  • Assist onboarding new resources and introducing them to products and product goals.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a life science, computer science, technology, mathematics, engineering or a related discipline.
  • 2+ years of prior work experience in an information technology role or in a computer software engineering role.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Biology, Chemistry, or Engineering.
  • Familiarity with tools such as Jira, Confluence, Balsamiq, LucidChart, Visio.
  • Professional experience in an Agile software development in a technically-oriented business environment.
  • Understanding of requirements for software development in an FDA regulated environment.
  • Strong analytical, technical and organizational skills.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and handle multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Strong listening, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to collaborate within cross functional teams and build strong relationships across many functional areas within the organization.
  • Experience working in a life sciences organization on or using software products developed for Quality or Clinical Laboratory processes.
  • Exposure to molecular biology/genetics laboratory processes.
  • Ability to perform careful, detail-oriented work under deadline pressure.
  • Understanding of HIPAA and importance of privacy of patient data.

Foundation Medicine is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer and considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, ancestry, age, or national origin. Further, qualified applicants will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or protected veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. See also FMI’s EEO Statement and EEO is the Law and Supplement. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know by completing this form.  (EOE/AAP Employer)

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