Position Description

Product Manager for Online Bioinformatics Resources
Location NIH/NCBI--Bethesda, Maryland
Job Code PM1120
# of openings 3
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Computercraft is looking for a dynamic Product Manager to help develop and manage cutting-edge web products at the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), part of the National Library of Medicine (NLM) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). These web products are the preeminent, open source tools and technologies used worldwide to contribute to scientific research and discovery, facilitate the work of clinicians, and improve human health.

As Product Manager, you will work at the center of decision makers, users, and a cross-functional team of scientists and programmers, driving the creation of prominent technology products. You will identify user personas, define and discover their needs, and develop and implement products and features to meet them.

Computercraft has several Product Manager positions open. One will be primarily responsible for NCBI’s extensive portfolio of automated genetic sequence processing pipelines (see one example here). Another will support ClinVar, one of NCBI’s interrelated human genetic information resources. ClinVar aggregates information about genomic variation and its relationship to human health, supporting research, data sharing, clinical application, and patient outcomes.

NCBI has one of the top 400 most visited websites worldwide, and its wide range of applications serve more users and more data than nearly any other U.S. Government agency. NCBI provides free access to petabytes of biomedical and genomic information, and scientists all over the world use its products.

What We Need:

  • At least 5 years of experience as a product manager bringing public-facing web, data, and cloud products to market
  • Demonstrated, hands-on experience delivering real products and features as part of or leading one or more Scrum teams, either as product owner or Scrum master
  • Experience working on large and cross-functional projects in a complex, policy-driven environment
  • Experience gathering data through user research (establishing KPIs, using Google Analytics, performing usability testing), analyzing data, and applying findings in decision making
  • Expertise in UI/UX and user-centered design
  • Excellent project management, communications, and consensus-building skills
  • Ability to balance multiple goals and deadlines under resource constraints
  • Ability to incorporate and diplomatically resolve conflicting direction from multiple management, user, and technical stakeholders
  • Knowledge of the technical software development process, including Agile technology

What We’d Like:

  • Familiarity with public health, biological sciences, molecular biology, or genetic variation
  • Formal training or prior product management experience in the biological sciences, particularly molecular biology or bioinformatics
  • Demonstrated active involvement in online bioinformatics community forums (e.g. BioStars, SeqAnswers)
  • Experience with data visualization, accessibility, Search Engine Optimization, and software QA/testing

This is a full-time position working on site at NCBI, NIH, in Bethesda, Maryland, but the new hire will initially telework. Currently, all Computercraft employees at NIH are teleworking full time to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Employees will return to onsite work as soon as it is deemed safe to do so.

Computercraft offers a competitive salary, an excellent benefits package, the opportunity for a positive work–life balance with a standard 40-hour work week, and the chance to work alongside a team of highly accomplished professionals. Computercraft is an equal opportunity employer.

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