Program Manager (13-PD-156)

Complete Genomics
Job Location: 
Mountain View, CA
Job Description: 

As a Program Manager, you will be a key member of our development team, working closely with and driving cross-functional teams to achieve key objectives. If you thrive on delivering results and success, then you might be a great fit for Complete Genomics.

- Facilitate and lead cross-functional product development or operations teams in a phase-gate system
- Gather, understand, and document requirements
- Create project charters, plans, and schedules and maintain them through the project lifecycle
- Plan for required resources across functional areas based on scope and schedule
- Ensure program/project communication is clear, timely, and reflects reality
- Monitor day-to-day activities of teams and assess work progress
- Monitor risks and scope creep to identify potential problems and address them early
- Facilitate communication and maintain relationships in a proactive fashion
- Communicate and document project status to stakeholders on a regular basis
- Identify opportunities for improvement to execution processes and tools
- Manage multiple projects simultaneously and/or manage organizing program as needed
- Support company-wide efforts to achieve and deliver high quality work products that meet our customers’ needs


- B.S. or M.S. required in a Life Sciences or Engineering discipline with 3+ years of direct experience in program/project management; preferably in Biotech, Diagnostics, or Pharma settings
- Demonstrated success in managing multiple product or service development projects simultaneously in a phase-gate system
- Excellent facilitation, relationship management, conflict resolution, and communication skills (written, oral, interpersonal, presentation)
- Proven ability in managing project workload and resources effectively
- A team player with a positive and collaborative attitude
- Strong analytical and problem solving skills
- Understanding of the biotechnology tools business, DNA sequencing, and related processes
- Expertise in MS Office, MS Project, and standard project management tools and applications
- Demonstrated experience in a rigorous quality system (e.g. design control); medical device background preferred
- PMP or related certification preferred

About Our Organization: 

Complete Genomics is a leader in accurate whole human genomic sequencing based in Mountain View, California. Our vision is to provide clinicians the genetic information needed to improve human health through prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of genetic diseases. Complete Genomics is focused on building a new generation of high-throughput sequencing technology and developing new and exciting research, clinical and consumer applications.

In March 2013, Complete Genomics was acquired by BGI-Shenzhen, the world’s largest genomics services company. BGI is a 4,000-person company headquartered in Shenzhen, China that provides comprehensive sequencing and bioinformatics services for commercial science, medical, agricultural and environmental applications. BGI is recognized globally as an innovator for conducting collaborative projects globally with leading research institutions.