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Director, HALO Platform

Company: Synthego
Location: Redwood City
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

Synthego is looking for a Director of the HALO Platform for CRISPR based genome editing tools. Synthego operates at the intersection of automation, genome engineering and machine learning. We build high throughput factories (platforms) that provide genome engineering products and services to the life science research community. Our factories are vertically integrated across the CRISPR based genome engineering workflow. Our HALO platform is composed of high throughput custom manufacturing capabilities that provide genome engineering tools to support customers from basic discovery biology through the introduction of genome engineering tools in the clinic. Currently, the HALO platform provides a range of RNA synthesis capabilities, bioinformatics and CRISPR design software for genome engineering. The Director of our HALO platform will be responsible for developing, maintaining and executing on a platform roadmap for the technical expansion of platform capabilities along with leading a team of product management professionals to develop innovative new products supported by the platform roadmap. This will require an in-depth understanding and ability to abstract core features of marketplace needs, technologies, capabilities and applications in building the genome engineering tool kit including GMP manufacturing capabilities and CRISPR based bioinformatics. This role will also contribute directly to the specific product development roadmaps that are enabled by our platforms. An ideal candidate is a highly analytical and innovative person who can synthesize a great deal of technical and marketplace information regarding the applications of genome engineering into a concise roadmap of required capabilities for developing innovative genome engineering tools. This role will lead teams that execute on these development roadmaps.

The role will manage the HALO Platform for genome engineering tools at scale and will report to the VP, Product. The Director of the HALO Platform and Products is responsible for the early access products that are piloted during platform development and run in a development environment. He/she is responsible for selectively piloting early access products to test the market, and owns the balance of early access efforts vs the achievement of platform development milestones.

The Director of the HALO Platform and Products works with engineering and PMO to establish the technical roadmap for the platform. He/she owns the platform business success, including timelines and owns the balance between early access efforts and program milestones as consulted with the technical teams and PMO.

The Director of the HALO Platform and Products will be responsible for leading a team of product management professionals that own the execution of new products, ensuring that they are priced, positioned, placed and promoted appropriately, and arrive on schedule by considering numerous factors such as intended customers, their workflow, their problems, how our products service their needs, competitive products, and how well the product fits with the company's business model. The Director of the HALO Platform and Products also ensures an atmosphere of cohesiveness and focused collaboration between all the members of the team, all in the interest of driving the product forward.

What You'll Do

  • Lead the HALO Platform and Product management professionals responsible for the product description and messaging, customer communication, operational advisory, order management, and customer support as this platform and product portfolio evolve.
  • Support the execution and monitoring of market and product strategies by engaging market and customer research; work with technology teams to bring products through development to market.
  • Ensures that they and team members understand customer workflow, including current challenges, competition, and needed solutions for current and future customers.
  • Facilitates the introduction of novel and innovative technologies into our platform manufacturing capabilities that can significantly affect key dimensions of value for the product we provide to customers.
  • Be insanely passionate about data and metrics. Analyze market dynamics and product demand to inform next-step decision making.

About You

  • MS or equivalent degree in Life Sciences
  • 6+ years product management or technical product marketing experience in a life science or drug discovery company
  • Highly analytical and an understanding of systems-level thinking
  • Innovative and technology oriented mind-set
  • Experience managing product management professionals
  • Experience in managing platforms and products sold to large pharma, biotech and academic institutions
  • Detail-oriented and able to multi-task in a dynamic environment with strong organizational skills
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills and experience presenting to large high-level audiences
  • Self-driven problem-solver, with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Work well as part of a team including work to build consensus with peers and management

Nice to Haves

  • PhD in the Biological Sciences and/or MBA is a plus
  • Hands-on experience with CRISPR or genome engineering products

Company Perks & Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • Generous equity at a rapid growth company
  • Medical, dental, and vision benefits
  • 401k Plan
  • Free catered lunches and dinners with fully stocked kitchen & snacks
  • Onsite Gym
  • Daily Shuttle bus to & from San Francisco
  • Paid parental leave
  • Flexible paid time off
  • Learning and Development resources

About Us

Synthego is a genome engineering company that enables the acceleration of life science research and development in the pursuit of improved human health.

The company leverages machine learning, automation, and gene editing to build platforms for science at scale. With its foundations in engineering disciplines, the company's platforms vertically integrate proprietary hardware, software, bioinformatics, chemistries, and molecular biology to advance basic research, target validation, and clinical trials.

By providing both commercial and academic researchers and therapeutic developers with unprecedented access to cutting-edge genome engineering, Synthego is at the forefront of innovation, accelerating the development of truly engineered biology.

Keywords: Synthego, Redwood City , Director, HALO Platform, Other , Redwood City, California

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