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Director, Product Management, Computational Biology

  • Second Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
  • Full Time

About the Job

The Director of Product Management within the Computational Biology department co-develops a vision and roadmap for the Genomics Platform with senior scientific and technical leaders and leads a team responsible for coordinating, representing, and executing across a breadth of complex and multi-faceted initiatives. This position collaborates with stakeholders within CompBio, across R&D, and Technology, Quality Assurance, and Operations to align plans and visions, creating clarity on complicated topics through high proficiency in scientific and technical domains. Additionally, the role leads logistical execution, including software development facilitation, design and coordination of documentation, compliance with QA and Regulatory processes, and creation of discussion forums as needed.

Key Responsibilities

• Leadership

• Form, supervise, and develop a team of program managers, product managers, technical writers, and scrum masters to facilitate the planning and execution of complex initiatives.

• Influence broadly as an organizational leader, within CompBio and across R&D, Technology, Quality Assurance, and Operations.

• Product Strategy

• With colleagues, develop and maintain a three-year strategy and roadmap for a scalable, sustainable, and innovative Genomics Platform, including its suite of computational tumor analyses.

• Gather regular insight and feedback from the broader community to find opportunities to refine the strategy.

• Coordinate annual planning and estimation across a multitude of programs and projects.

• Product Execution

• Build and maintain plans to execute complex, interconnected programs and projects.

• Coordinate with stakeholders to align schedules and interdependencies.

• Represent the group in various settings, presenting the portfolio, quarterly activities, the status of specific projects, and the complex tradeoffs of decisions.

• Facilitate the software development process, e.g. with agile methodologies and software tools where appropriate.

• Organize, expand, and maintain a library of documentation for both external (e.g. FDA) and internal purposes, including software validations, design documents, risk analyses, project descriptions, SOPs, user guides, and FAQs.

• Coordinate with the Quality Assurance team and other approvers on Software Change Control and Design Change Control processes.

• Identify gaps in product capabilities or team member allocation, recommending plans to resolve those gaps with minimal disruption.

• Other duties as assigned.


Basic Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree

• 10+ years of work experience in an industrial setting

• 5+ years of management experience

Preferred Qualifications

• Advanced degree in science, engineering, or a related field

• Experience in software for DNA sequence analysis

• Experience and achievement as a product, program, or project manager

• Experience in the role of software engineer or scientist

• Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills

• Experience in relevant standards and regulations, like IEC 62304, ISO 13485, HIPAA, and 21 CFR Part 11

• Experience with agile software development practices and their blended application in a heterogenous environment

• Proven track record of leading successful, collaborative teams

• Demonstrated aptitude and accomplishment in unfamiliar problem domains

• Demonstrated fluency in technical considerations like system design, architecture, and risk analysis

• High proficiency in topics involving scientific analysis and software engineering

• Curiosity and passion to build innovative products that advance cancer care

• Understanding of HIPAA and importance of privacy of patient data

• Commitment to FMI values: patients, innovation, collaboration, and passion


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