Computercraft is seeking a forward-thinking product owner to work on site at the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) to drive the advancement of existing and new sequence analysis and display tools. The product owner will develop and actualize a user-focused vision for NCBI’s displays and tools that are part of many well-known sequence resources (e.g., BLAST, RefSeq, Gene, Genome Data Viewer) relied upon daily for sequence alignment and analysis. This work will involve identifying and prioritizing customer needs, conceiving a vision for the advancement of these displays and tools, and developing a plan to guide implementation.
To see the “big picture,” the right candidate will have training in molecular biology, bioinformatics, or related field and bench research to understand the science; familiarity with graphical displays (genome browsers), aligners, and sequence analysis tools to understand currently available resources; knowledge of how these tools are used by those engaged in basic research, clinical work, and educational efforts to understand the needs of NCBI’s users; and experience in the area of software development to understand the process for transforming ideas into public-facing online products. The product owner will work in a cross-functional capacity, communicating with both scientists and programmers as well as NCBI leadership.
- Determine community needs with respect to different areas of sequence analysis through attendance at research conferences, analysis of the literature, and the establishment of relationships with biologists and bioinformaticians
- Evaluate competitor tools
- Identify existing and new research areas that would benefit from tools and displays offering access to NCBI sequence data
- Support program leadership in defining a product vision, a road map, and growth opportunities for sequence data analysis tools
- Provide direction to Agile development teams to transform NCBI’s value-added sequence data into resources serving researchers, educators and clinicians world wide
- Define, evaluate, and apply key performance indicators in development of NCBI resources