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Senior Software Product Manager
We are looking for a creative, highly motivated individual to join the Product Management group at Oxford Nanopore Technologies as a Senior Software Product Manager. This exciting and challenging role is responsible for supporting the different software teams (MinION, PromethION, VolTRAX, SmidgION) with product road mapping, feature requests, prioritisation, release management and testing and bug reporting and fixing.
This role will additionally maintain product specification, status and work with the technical teams to ensure all product features are clearly communicated internally and externally.
Oxford Nanopore makes the only real-time, portable DNA sequencer – the MinION. It is being used for a plethora of research applications including pathogen analysis and surveillance, environmental analysis, metagenomics, HLA and across many other genome research applications.
The high-sample number, high-throughput PromethION is currently being released into ‘early access’ and the mobile phone compatible SmidgION is in development. At the core of these devices is fully scalable nanopore sensing technology that can be scaled to any size device to reach all parts of the potential market for biological analysis.
Since its early access introduction in 2014 and transition to a commercial product in 2015, the performance of the MinION has evolved substantially. Customer uptake since recent releases has accelerated. An exciting pipeline of improvements and new releases lies ahead. Having already opened up novel applications for nucleic acid analysis, the technology is also starting to penetrate traditional sequencing environments. Growth is expected to rapid, expanding to myriad new customers and markets.
In addition, the VolTRAX automated library preparation device will soon be released into early access and has far-reaching potential markets.
Nanopore sensing also has the potential to provide biological analysis in a range of applied markets including food safety, environmental monitoring, healthcare, education, agriculture or consumer/self-quantification.
What We Are Looking For…..
Oxford Nanopore utilises agile product development and release strategies to rapidly iterate and deliver improvements from R&D into the field. This fast paced environment will keep any candidate on their toes and it is their challenge to deliver a high quality product whilst maintaining the agility required to deliver on our customer expectations.
Reporting to the Director of Product Management you will be working with the software development teams on a daily basis and managing the product pipeline.
You will collect product requirements from the internal teams and, working with the commercial group, you will host user experience days ensuring you capture customer feature requests that will help drive rapid adoption of this technology.
A successful candidate will have experience in software product management and be familiar with systems such as JIRA for feature requests and bug tracking. They will have a clear understanding of the process by which requirements and features are delivered so that they can effectively work on timelines with the development team.
Oxford Nanopores mission is that anyone can sequence anything anywhere. A simple and robust software product is central to delivering this. If you enjoy a fast paced environment this position is for you.
Please note that no terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of a person's gender, marital status, race, religion, colour, age, disability or sexual orientation.
Every candidate will be assessed only in accordance with their merits, qualifications and abilities to perform the duties of the job.