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Director, Product Management



Mountain View, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Company Description

DNAnexus is a leading provider of secure, scalable, and intuitive biomedical data analysis software and bioinformatics applications for the life sciences and healthcare communities. The company actively manages and supports more than 80 petabytes of complex genomic, multi-omic, and clinical datasets on behalf of a growing network of collaborations with large-scale biobanks, as well as leading pharmaceutical, clinical diagnostic, academic research, and government organizations. Over 40,000 scientists across 48 countries are now using the highly collaborative, cloud-based, end-to-end platform to gain data-driven insights that can advance scientific discovery, accelerate precision medicine, and improve patient care.

Job Description

We're looking for a passionate and experienced leader to join our product team!

As the Director of Product Management, you will play a pivotal role in shaping the future of our platform products. You'll be a hands-on leader, driving the product execution while fostering a collaborative and high-performing product management team.


  • Product Design & Development:
  • Develop and manage product roadmaps, prioritizing features and ensuring alignment with cross-functional teams (engineering, design, marketing).
  • Partner with UX designers to create user-centric and intuitive product experiences.
  • Collaborate with engineering teams to translate product vision into actionable technical requirements.
  • Oversee the product development lifecycle, ensuring features are delivered on time and within budget.
  • Technical Expertise:

  • Possess a deep understanding of complex technical platforms and their capabilities.
  • Translate technical concepts into user-friendly product features.
  • Effectively communicate with engineering teams to bridge the gap between product vision and technical feasibility.
  • Customer Focus:

  • Conduct user research with stakeholders within the Diagnostics and Healthcare market to understand their needs and pain points.
  • Develop strategies to address customer concerns and improve product satisfaction.
  • Partner with customer success teams to ensure a positive customer experience.
  • Leadership & Team Management:

  • Build, mentor, and lead a high-performing product management team.
  • Foster a collaborative and results-oriented work environment.
  • Coach and develop product managers, helping them achieve their full potential.


  • 3+ years of experience as a director of product management, with a proven track record of success in launching and scaling complex products.
  • Experience working in a fast-paced, technology-driven environment.
  • Demonstrated expertise in user research methodologies (interviews, surveys, usability testing).
  • Strong understanding of user-centered design principles and ability to collaborate with UX designers.
  • Experience managing cross-functional teams (engineering, design, marketing).
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines in a dynamic environment.

Bonus points for:

  • Experience in the Diagnostics, Pharmaceutical, or Healthcare market

Salary and Other Compensation:
The total annual cash compensation for this position is between $200K and $225K with both a base salary and annual bonus component. Factors which may affect starting pay within this range may include geography/market, skills, education, experience, and other qualifications of the successful candidate.

The Company offers the following benefits for this position, subject to applicable eligibility requirements: medical insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, 401(k) retirement plan, life insurance, long-term disability insurance, short-term disability insurance, flexible paid time off, 12 weeks of paid parental leave, and national holidays paid.

Additional Information

Headquartered in Mountain View, California, with over 220 team members across the United States and Europe, DNAnexus is experiencing rapid growth and market adoption. With the support of leading investors including Google Ventures and Blackstone, and trusted by hundreds of the world's biomedical leaders, the company is at the innovative forefront with our precision health data cloud to drive scientific breakthroughs. If you are interested in joining our team, please apply today!