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Embark Veterinary Sr. Product Manager, Discovery Platform in Boston, Massachusetts

Who we are:

Join Embark on our mission to improve the life and longevity of dogs everywhere. Our canine DNA test — the highest-rated, most accurate on the market — enables us to make scientific advances in personalized pet care. Recently named one of the fastest-growing private companies in America by Inc. Magazine (https://www.inc.com/inc5000/2020) , Embark is the only canine genetics company using research-grade technology, which allows us to make new scientific discoveries.

Designed by world leaders in dog genetics in partnership with Cornell University, the Embark Dog DNA Test provides information on genetic health risks and breed make-up, allowing dog owners, breeders, and veterinarians to make personalized care plans based on a dog's unique genetic profile. Embark is also home to the world’s only canine DNA relative finder. No wonder The New York Times (https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/reviews/best-dog-dna-test/) recently called Embark’s Breed and Health Kit the best dog DNA test available!

Interested in joining our pack? We are looking for highly motivated and mission-driven employees who will join us as Embark leads the cutting edge of creativity and innovation in the fast-growing consumer genetics space.

About the role:

As a Senior Product Manager, you’ll champion and drive forward the development of our discovery platform. You will act as a force multiplier, empowering scientists to tap the unprecedented datasets generated at Embark to fuel scientific discovery and new product innovation.

Our ideal candidate has a history of working with complex datasets, tools and workflows, preferably in the biomedical arena. They also have a record of leading collaborative efforts involving multiple technical functions to produce favorable outcomes.

What you’ll do:

  • Empower our science teams to do their best work, uncovering novel associations between genetics and complex traits

  • Collaborate with the Science and Engineering teams to formulate a roadmap for new and ongoing product development

  • Work with the Science and Engineering teams to build out and iterate on our discovery platform to maximize value for the company

  • Communicate team vision and tactics cross-functionally across the company

  • Develop a deep technical understanding of the processing and analysis of genomic and phenomic data

  • Demonstrate and continue to develop leadership without authority in technical, design, business, and scientific environments

  • This role is based in Boston, MA and will be expected to be in the office 2-3 days a week in the future

    What experience we’re looking for:

  • 5-8 years software product or technical program management experience

  • Excellent communication skills and ability to partner with business and technical teams

  • Technical depth with agile software development, APIs, data modeling and database technologies

  • Experience building big data storage and computation techniques and software, or tools that utilize large computational infrastructure

  • Experience in academic science, laboratory, and/or research environments preferred

    What we can offer:

    At Embark, we might be dog lovers, but we’re passionate about people too. We’re committed to building an inclusive culture where all employees can belong and flourish. Here are some of our benefits and perks:

  • A flexible vacation policy so you can take off the time you need when you need it

  • Paid maternal and paternal leave (plus paw-ternity leave for new pets)

  • Every other Friday off each summer

  • Dog-friendly office near South Station, Boston (when we get back to the office), with some flexibility (eg work from home at least 2 days a week, flexibility around child care needs, etc)

  • Perks tailored for dog lovers including subsidized pet insurance and dog-walking services

  • Startup perks with big-company benefits (401k match, a generous bonus structure, commuter benefits, top-of-the-line healthcare, HSA/FSA)

  • Competitive salaries and equity participation — every employee gets stock options

  • Fully-stocked office snack bar and regular office events

  • New iMacs and MacBook Pros, or laptops running Linux

  • Continuing education, including attending conferences and company-provided resources to help with individual growth and development

    Embark is an equal opportunity workplace and values diversity at our company. We are committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship status, sexual orientation, age, disability status, marital status, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by federal, state or local laws. See also EEO is the Law (https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf) .

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