Genomics Product Manager

Job Location
San Francisco, CA 94107
Job Description

Invitae is looking for a talented product professional to join our Product Management team and help drive our product platforms-- the fundamentals behind our genetic testing offering. This person should be highly motivated to finding the best path toward comprehensive and clinically-compelling products while optimizing for low COGS and scalability. From enabling the delivery and receipt of new sample types to the incorporation of difficult genetic regions into our testing platform, this person will have a strong role in shaping our products through clinical and scientific understanding, effective communication, and organizational and analytical skills mixed with a strong technical background.


  • Drive the formation of product concepts and plans.

  • Manage product roadmaps and translate them into detailed requirements, clear priorities, and successful launches or expansions of clinical products.

  • Envision and gather requirements, both from your own knowledge and experience as well as from an assortment of stakeholders. Translate clinical and scientific needs into explicit, clear product requirements for successful use by engineers, scientists, and bioinformaticians.

  • Remove obstacles for the engineers, scientists, and operational staff that are working to launch new products; quickly helping to troubleshoot issues, seeking and implementing optimal solutions.

  • Help build a strong sense of teamwork and shared vision among cross-functional groups critical to the success of a particular product.

  • As needed, own schedules, timelines, and be responsible for reporting on launch status to key stakeholders.

  • Prepare communications and training materials for teams that interact with clients.

  • PhD in biology (genetics, molecular biology, bioinformatics, or similar)

  • Understand the difference between pseudogenes and paralogs

  • Experience with next generation sequencing and/or microarrays is highly desired

  • 2+ years experience in product management or a related department, preferably in start-up environments, or helping small companies grow bigger quickly.

  • Impressively organized, a multi-tasker, a quick learner, and love to take on new projects; detail-oriented, possibly to an extreme

  • Strong communication skills -- you can think through complex, technical details and summarize them in clear terms that are easily digested by a less-technical audience. You can talk molecular biology, genetics, and a bit of software. You are responsive, and when you receive questions, you can’t rest until you’ve answered them.

  • Flexible, easy-going, and comfortable with an ever-evolving work landscape, both internally and externally

  • Team-player -- whether you are leading the project or pitching in on it. You love working with people, even as the teams you work with fluctuate and change month-to-month. You can lead by building consensus and setting a positive example, rather than by title or hierarchy.

  • Prefer to be judged by the quality of your work rather than the words in your job title or the hours spent in an office

  • Comfortable working with a wide spectrum of groups, including R&D, Medical, and Commercial

  • Curious, and are always learning about new developments in the fields of molecular biology, genetics, and any other field that fuels great ideas for better products

About Our Organization

Invitae envisions a world in which genomic sequencing routinely informs lifelong health care decisions. We provide comprehensive, rapid, and affordable genome sequencing and clinically relevant interpretations of genomic data. We are committed to enabling the utilization of genomic data in order to improve health, catalyze scientific and medical research, and contribute to improved outcomes for everyone. Invitae is an open, title ­free company that operates as a meritocracy. We focus intently on our ability to deliver reliable solutions that contribute to improving people's lives. We ruthlessly eliminate overhead and policies that interfere with productivity. We have excellent benefits. Our San Francisco location is in the hip SOMA neighborhood near great restaurants. Our office in Palo Alto is right on University Ave. Both are a couple of blocks away from CalTrain. Our Oakland office is one block from Lake Merritt, two blocks from uptown restaurants (Telegraph Ave), and three blocks from BART. Many of us bike or take public transit to work. We work hard during the week and we rest on the weekends.

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