Software Product Owner



Posted on Saturday, May 11, 2024

Elegen is blazing a path towards a biology-based economy with a highly innovative approach to DNA synthesis that delivers an industry leading length of 7kb in 7 business days with a 99.999% per base accuracy. Our multidisciplinary team of best-in-class biologists, chemists, hardware, and software engineers apply cutting-edge technologies and methods to solve critical bottlenecks in synthetic biology workflows to help our customers in pharma, biotech, agbio, and biomanufacturing streamline their work and realize the full potential of programmable biology.

We are seeking a talented Product Manager (Software) to help develop and scale our enterprise software infrastructure for commercial operation. You will be responsible for understanding and communicating stakeholder requirements, developing detailed product roadmaps, collaborating with the Software Team during the build, and ensuring ongoing stakeholder satisfaction and business results.

This is a rare and exciting opportunity for an individual who understands our customers and will relentlessly pursue well-designed, stable, and user-friendly experiences. In addition to contributing your expertise to this uniquely innovative, rapidly moving, high-impact start-up, you will help us establish a strong culture of mutual respect, integrity, and collaboration while working alongside some of Silicon Valley’s best scientists and engineers.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Create and update a detailed plan that outlines the tasks necessary to complete software projects, including the team's timelines, milestones, and software development resources.
    • Responsible for partnering with customers and internal teams (R&D, Sales, Marketing, Production, Finance, ELT, Product Management etc.) to define product requirements, user stories, and specifications, prioritize features, and work with engineering teams to build them.
    • Design user flows and experiences that are intuitive and easy to use.
  • Define and monitor KPIs to measure customer satisfaction and business impact and utilize them in downstream decision-making processes
  • Own at least one of the following Commercial Software products: Commercial Portal, ERP:Netsuite, LIMS/LES, R&D software integrations.
  • Support the software development lifecycle and help implement new technologies, documentation, and best practices when appropriate
  • Identify, manage, and mitigate technical and project risk through coordination with internal teams

Essential Qualifications and Experience:

  • BS degree in a relevant field of study
  • 3-5 years of experience in structured software product management in life science industry
  • Experience overseeing and managing the software development lifecycle
  • Experience creating software roadmaps down to the specification of feature requirements
  • Strong technical writing skills and proficiency using Microsoft Office applications, Atlassian products (Jira, Confluence), Lucidchart, Github, Figma
  • Good organizational and communication skills, ability to work with minimum supervision
  • Strong problem solver, team player, critical thinker, and active listener, with good time management skills
  • Self-starter and quick learner

Preferred Qualifications and Experience:

  • BS degree in Life Sciences, Computer Science, or Bioinformatics
  • Experience in synthetic biology, DNA synthesis, or Life Science Tools.
  • Familiarity with new product introductions (NPI), and product development life cycle activities
  • Experience working with complex instrumentation and hardware
  • Experience in FDA-regulated environment and document control management

Salary and Benefits:

The annual base salary compensation for this role, if based in California is: $115,000 - $150,000. Compensation may be different in other locations. Final compensation also includes bonus, equity and benefits. Specific offer packages are determined by multiple factors, including candidate skill, experience, expertise, and location.

✓ Healthcare ✓ Dental ✓ Vision ✓ Learning Allowance

✓ 401K ✓ Flexible PTO ✓ Short Term Disability ✓ Fitness Allowance

About The Company:

Founded and led by Dr. Matthew Hill and located in San Carlos, CA, Elegen is well-capitalized by top life science investors, including Andreessen Horowitz, 8VC, and KdT. The company is advised and staffed by leading biotechnology scientists and entrepreneurs, including Dr. Marc Unger, inventor of the Nanoflex™ valve, and former CSO of Fluidigm. Dr. Hill has a PhD from Stanford and a proven track record of advancing innovative technologies from invention to commercial success. Over eight years in his previous role as VP of R&D at a leading molecular diagnostics company, he co-invented and launched five precision molecular diagnostic products, including a best-in-class noninvasive prenatal test used by millions. These products earn more than $350 million per year in revenue and enabled an IPO.

Elegen is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Elegen provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic characteristics, or any other category protected by law. All applicants have rights under the following Federal Employment Laws: