Software Product Manager, Microbial Innovation

| Greater Boston Area
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What if nature could be harnessed to help farmers sustainably feed the planet? Since 2014, Indigo has questioned agriculture's full value chain to improve grower profitability, environmental sustainability, and consumer health. The company’s scientific discoveries and digital innovations have amplified new value from soil to sale, benefiting more than 10,000 growers to date. Indigo is also the company behind The Terraton Initiative, a global effort to drawdown one trillion tons of atmospheric carbon dioxide by unlocking the potential of agricultural soils. In 2019, Indigo was ranked #1 on CNBC’s Disruptor 50 list. Headquartered in Boston, MA, Indigo has additional offices in Memphis, TN; Research Triangle Park, NC; Sydney, Australia; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Basel, Switzerland; and São Paulo, Brazil.

The Microbial Innovation Product Manager will help accelerate Indigo’s microbial pipeline by driving the development of software products to capture, analyze and visualize complex scientific data from lab assays to field trials. You will have the opportunity to collaborate with many functional teams across Indigo including Microbial Innovation, Research Engineering, Software and Integrated Product Management, Data Intelligence and Data Sciences. We believe that understanding our customer’s problems are critical to helping us prioritize features which leads to a strong roadmap. In this role, you will lead a product line or feature set and be responsible for the overall success of that product. The ideal candidate will have experience with and strong interest in scientific data and empathy for customers working in R&D functions.


Responsibilities:

Product

  • Increase speed to market of Indigo microbial products
  • Collaborate across functional teams to help determine the business impact and short and long-term vision for your product
  • Define and create detailed product roadmap
  • Create and prioritize use cases

Process

  • Assume primary Product Ownership responsibilities (roadmap, user stories, prioritization, stakeholder buy-in)
  • Participate in agile software product management and development best practices definition and execution, inculcating and championing those best practices at Indigo
  • Institute and execute stakeholder review meetings for product or product line at agreed-to cadence
  • Work closely with all internal product related teams to ensure alignment across Product Development processes
  • Mentor and coach other Product Managers on product management and agile best practices
  • Execute customer-driven culture in how we prioritize and allocate our Technology investment

Communication

  • Establish clear and concise communications channels with stakeholders within the organization (i.e. Business, Engineering, Marketing) to provide visibility into product or product line decisions and process for decision making
  • Establish trust with customers to allow for a regular cadence of communication which helps to get design feedback early and often
  • Clearly articulate product value to senior management

Competencies:

  • Able to balance customer-centricity, stakeholder expectations and technical feasibility for software product or product line, clearly articulating tradeoffs
  • Able to define, gain buy-in from stakeholders and drive product vision for a specific software product or product line
  • Works well in cross-functional environments with frequent context switching and can keep cross-functional projects moving
  • Able to translate business needs into product roadmap and technology specifications and use cases
  • Takes initiative
  • Decisive and well-informed decision-maker
  • Demonstrates ability to effectively work as a member of a team, with great listening and oral and written communication skills
  • Extremely organized and detail-oriented
  • Thrives in fast-paced, dynamic environments
  • Comfortable with ambiguity and challenging company goals
  • Demonstrates tenacity and willingness to deliver on agreed-to outcomes in the agreed-to timeframes

Qualifications:

  • 5+ years Product Management experience
  • Experience working with science, R&D, or data science teams
    • Experience working with biological datasets required
    • Experience working at a biotech company, research institution, or pharma company preferred
  • Proven track record of building and delivering excellent scientific data products (imaging, genomics, lab data)
  • Proven experience driving projects that bridge multiple teams (Tech, R&D, Data Sciences, etc.) required
  • Experience working in an agile environment, collaborating directly with engineers (on a fast release cycle) required
  • Experience building product that delights customers

Indigo is committed to living our values, specifically “creating a work environment where everyone feels respected, connected, and has opportunities to learn and grow.” As part of living our values, we strive to create a diverse and inclusive work environment where everyone feels they can be themselves and has an equal opportunity of succeeding.


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Location

On the edge of Charlestown, we are within walking distance to restaurants and bars. The Sullivan Square T and bus stop is also right next door!

An Insider's view of Indigo

What projects are you most excited about?

Our mission is to provide agronomists with unbiased real-time data we are collecting across thousands of acres at the ground level and from space. It's such a thrill to be working on the data and analysis perspective of this massively cross-disciplinary team that helps agronomists initiate data-powered conversations to provide substantial results.

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What makes someone successful on your team?

A successful Indigo team member is someone willing to continuously learn and improve, regardless of experience or role. Whether you’re an Engineer, Account Manager, Business Analyst, or Scientist, successful team members keep the bigger picture in mind and bridge disciplines to solve problems facing the incredibly complex system that is agriculture

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