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Director of Technical Product Management



IT, Product
Toronto, ON, Canada
Posted on Thursday, February 29, 2024
We're looking for a Director of Technical Product Management to join our team. This is a challenging, impactful, and highly collaborative leadership position that sits at the interface of Product, Science, Engineering, and Machine Learning. Reporting to the VP of Science, you will lead BenchSci's Technical Product Management team, overseeing our data product strategy and roadmap, as well as helping BenchSci to accomplish its ambitious vision through the creation of a new suite of innovative products. BenchSci is a scientific data company, and you will help pave the path towards realizing our mission of bringing medicines to patients 50% faster by 2025.

You will:

  • Lead and develop a team of 5+ technical product managers to its full potential
  • Lead a comprehensive strategy and roadmap for internal data components, including the structured extracted information (system of record), ML, and data pipelines that ladder up to the company strategy
  • Establish a world-class technical product management craft within BenchSci
  • Recruit, nurture, and retain top product talent
  • Be accountable for data product portfolio performance, including the execution of BenchSci’s ambitious 12-month roadmap
  • Partner with leaders across the Platform Stream including the SVP of Product and Science, SVP of Technology, VP of Science, and VP of Engineering/ML, as well as other representatives from science, bioinformatics, data engineering, and machine learning experts, and product management peers to promote complex releases enabled by internal data components
  • Champion the product vision and regularly communicate the impact of our work
  • Work closely with Commercial Product Management to provide an end-to-end vision
  • Define clear success measures for your team, and communicate their importance within the company
  • Work with Platform Operations to establish operational excellence to maximize team efficiency and effectiveness
  • Apply AI/ML to address novel challenges in experiment design and drug development
  • Collaborate with leadership in Engineering, R&D, Science, Sales, and Marketing to align teams around and deliver product outcomes

You have:

  • 6+ years of product management experience on underlying technical/data infrastructure for an enterprise SaaS product
  • 3+ years leading and growing high-performing teams
  • Successfully developed and delivered innovative new products to the market
  • An educational background or workplace experience in the life sciences
  • Solid familiarity with data pipelines and working with modern data infrastructure (e.g. Kubernetes, data processing engines such as Spark or Beam, massively scalable databases such as Redshift or BigQuery)
  • Collaborated with senior executives to align business and product strategy
  • A track record of success in growth-stage organizations
  • Strong executive presence, and coming from a place of understanding before implementing change
  • Experience leading products that leverage large, complex datasets
Benefits and Perks:
An engaging remote-first culture
A great compensation package that includes BenchSci equity options
A robust vacation policy plus an additional vacation day every year
Company closures for 14 more days throughout the year
Flex time for sick days, personal days, and religious holidays
Comprehensive health and dental benefits.
Annual learning & development budget
A one-time home office set-up budget to use upon joining BenchSci
An annual lifestyle spending account allowance
Generous parental leave benefits with a top-up plan or paid time off options
The ability to save for your retirement coupled with a company match!
About BenchSci:
BenchSci's mission is to exponentially increase the speed and quality of life-saving research and development. We empower scientists to run more successful experiments with the world's most advanced, biomedical artificial intelligence software platform.
Backed by Generation Investment Management, TCV, Inovia, F-Prime, Golden Ventures, and Google's AI fund, Gradient Ventures, we provide an indispensable tool for scientists that accelerates research at 16 top 20 pharmaceutical companies and over 4,300 leading academic centers. We're a certified Great Place to Work®, and top-ranked company on Glassdoor.
Our Culture:
BenchSci relentlessly builds on its strong foundation of culture. We put team members first, knowing that they're the organization's beating heart. We invest as much in our people as our products. Our culture fosters transparency, collaboration, and continuous learning.
We value each other's differences and always look for opportunities to embed equity into the fabric of our work. We foster diversity, autonomy, and personal growth, and provide resources to support motivated self-leaders in continuous improvement.
You will work with high-impact, highly skilled, and intelligent experts motivated to drive impact and fulfill a meaningful mission. We empower you to unleash your full potential, do your best work, and thrive. Here you will be challenged to stretch yourself to achieve the seemingly impossible. Learn more about our culture.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: We're committed to creating an inclusive environment where people from all backgrounds can thrive. We believe that improving diversity, equity and inclusion is our collective responsibility, and this belief guides our DEI journey. Learn more about our DEI initiatives.
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