Product Management Director, Software
DNA Script

DNA Script

Product Management Director, Software

  • CDI 
  • Le Kremlin-Bicêtre
  • Bac +3
  • > 5 ans

L'entreprise

DNA Script

DNA Script

  • Pharmaceutique / Biotechnologique, Santé
  • Entre 50 et 250 salariés

Le poste

Product Management Director, Software

  • CDI 
  • Le Kremlin-Bicêtre
  • Bac +3
  • > 5 ans

Who are they?

DNA Script is a leading company in manufacturing de novo synthetic nucleic acids using enzymatic DNA synthesis (EDS) technology. The company aims at accelerating innovation in life science and technology through the decentralization of rapid, on demand and high-quality DNA synthesis. DNA Script’s approach leverages nature’s billions of years of evolution in synthesizing DNA to set a new standard for customizing nucleic acid synthesis thus accelerating discovery in genetics, genomics, and synthetic biology. Discovery disciplines with profound impacts upon humanity such as biopharma, translational genetics and even molecular information storage all start with synthetic DNA. The company has recently initiated the commercialization of its first EDS powered platform, the SYNTAX system.

To date, DNA Script has raised over $315M of financing, with leading investors such as Coatue Management, Fidelity Management and Research, Catalio Capital Management, Casdin Capital, LSP, Bpifrance Large Ventures, Danaher, Illumina Ventures, Agilent, Merck Ventures, Sofinnova Partners, Kurma Partners and Eurazeo.

DNA Script also partners on technology and product development with leading organizations such as DARPA, IARPA, Moderna Therapeutics, GE Research, Illumina, the Broad Institute, Harvard University, Institut Pasteur and the French Department of Defense.

DNA Script has its research and manufacturing facilities headquartered in Paris, France, and is in the process of expanding its commercial and development teams in South San Francisco.

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Job description

DNA Script

DNA Script is a leading company in manufacturing de novo synthetic nucleic acids using enzymatic DNA synthesis (EDS) technology. The company aims at accelerating innovation in life science and technology through the decentralization of rapid, on demand and high-quality DNA synthesis. DNA Script's approach leverages nature's billions of years of evolution in synthesizing DNA to set a new standard for customizing nucleic acid synthesis thus accelerating discovery in genetics, genomics, and synthetic biology. Discovery disciplines with profound impacts upon humanity such as biopharma, translational genetics and even molecular information storage all start with synthetic DNA. The company has recently initiated the commercialization of its first EDS powered platform, the SYNTAX system.

To date, DNA Script has raised over $315M of financing, with leading investors such as Coatue Management, Fidelity Management and Research, Catalio Capital Management, Casdin Capital, LSP, Bpifrance Large Ventures, Danaher, Illumina Ventures, Agilent, Merck Ventures, Sofinnova Partners, Kurma Partners, T Rowe Price, Baillie Gifford and Eurazeo.

DNA Script also partners on technology and product development with leading organizations such as DARPA, IARPA, Moderna Therapeutics, GE Research, Illumina, the Broad Institute, Harvard University, Institut Pasteur and the French Department of Defense.

DNA Script has its research and manufacturing facilities headquartered in Paris, France, and is in the process of expanding its commercial and development teams in South San Francisco.

Opportunity and Challenges :

We are looking to assemble a team of best-in-class, innovative and passionately eager people. We want to gather their talents and skills to achieve one goal: unlock the power of “DNA-write.” We offer the opportunity of joining a dynamic, international, and highly skilled team in a pioneering startup. Our DNA On Demand platform not only has the potential to change the way the world makes and uses synthetic DNA, but also to accelerate the rate of discovery by delivering upon the promise of same-day results.

This is an opportunity to join a rapidly growing company and to have a large impact on developing a technology that will have far-reaching impacts across biological sciences.

The Role

We are seeking an experienced director of product management to join our team and help lead the development and commercialization of software products to support multiple platforms. This position will require working closely with our early research teams and managing a team of product managers that work in cross-functional product development teams alongside members from commercial, R&D, project management, manufacturing, and other functions. The position will be responsible overseeing the development and communication of business cases for software products and features built from extensive voice of customer research, including customer requirements, financial assumptions, pricing, product fit, and integration with customer workflows, from oligo sequence to downstream application.

Located near our Paris headquarters, the successful applicant will ideally have experience thriving in a dynamic and rapidly evolving start-up organization, working proactively and independently across multiple job functions to execute on commercial priorities with limited resources, support, and high expectations.

Main Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership to the existing software product management team
  • Conducts extensive voice of customer research to guide early stage research and development teams with the goal of producing product concepts for the instrument roadmap backed by customer feedback.
  • Manages software applications landscape with analysis and understanding of customer needs and requirements, as well as current or emerging technologies, applications, and industry trends.
  • Manages the software portfolio, including product and financial performance, as well as forecasting and lifecycle management
  • Collaborates with others across the marketing organization on product marketing for on-market products, including messaging, collateral, content, campaigns, and communications.
  • Supports sales, applications, regional marketing teams with training and collateral development.
  • Develops and fosters a DNA Script community, in partnership with others in the organization, as well as with distributors, customers, and broader scientific or lay audiences.

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in life sciences or a related field, graduate degree (including PhD and/or MBA) preferred.
  • 10+ years in life sciences or related industry marketing experience, with preference given to candidates with strong experience in software development for the life science market.
  • 5+ years of software product management experience in the life sciences market.
  • 3+ years of personnel management experience in a product management context.
  • 2+ years of experience in a start-up organization.
  • Experience with market research, financial analysis and modeling, strategic planning, product launch go-to-market planning, and lifecycle management.
  • Experience with the VOC lifecycle and methods
  • Experience with go-to-marketing planning and the launch of 2+ software products to the life sciences market.
  • Experience in cross-functional teams.
  • Experience with Agile development processes, Jira SW for project management and coordination.
  • Effective time and project management.
  • Excellent written, presentation, communication and collaboration skills with experience presenting to diverse scientific and other audiences.
  • International travel up to 25%.

Preferred Skills and Abilities

  • Familiar with Agile development processes and proficient with Jira software.
  • Excellent at writing stories, epics and user acceptance criteria
  • Strong organization and time management skills.
  • Familiar with oligonucleotide synthesis methods and applications.
  • Familiar with backlog management and grooming.
  • Willingness to frequently travel between offices located in Paris, France and South San Francisco, US.

Miscellaneous

  • Job located in Kremlin Bicêtre
  • Start date: As soon as possible

Recruitment Process

  • Initial screening with the hiring manager
  • Day interview at the office (or remote) with the manager, cofounders, HR and the rest of the team
  • Reference Checks
  • Timing: 2-3 weeks
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