Product Manager, Software (M/F)

DNA Script
San Francisco, CA
Jul 21, 2021
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Opportunity and Challenges

We are looking to assemble a team of best-in-class, innovative and passionately impatient 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.
We are seeking a strong software product owner to work with our dream team environment to deliver the best software solutions to our innovative and industry-leading products. 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 impact across biological sciences.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Lead the scrum team as a software product owner within our agile software development process and provide direction to our high-performing development team
  • Create user stories from requirements and roadmap, refine them in cooperation with the scrum team, prioritize and manage the product feature backlog and development of product and features
  • Work with the scrum team throughout the development process to ensure team is executing on the highest value priorities
  • Maintain product backlog according to product roadmap, business value and to tune backlog prioritizations to balance business, customer, engineering priorities
  • Partner with Scrum Master/project manager and engineering leads to play an active role in mitigating impediments impacting successful team completion of release/sprint goals
  • Engage with marketing, research and development, quality assurance, customers, sales, service & support to effectively represent to the team the needs of stakeholders throughout the development process
  • Support process improvements to help establish new or mature existing processes
  • Participate in product strategy/roadmap planning


  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in life sciences, computer science, engineering or a related field
  • 3+ years of experience working as a software product owner under scrum process
  • 5+ years of experience in agile software development, with preference given to candidates with experience in life sciences or related industry and/or previous experience as a developer
  • 3+ years of experience working in an Agile software development environment as part of a scrum team
  • Experience with Jira for work management and coordination with development
  • Prior experience developing e-Commerce solutions, a plus
  • Familiarity with NGS / qPCR technologies
  • Demonstrated experience interfacing directly with customers and/or marketing
  • Ability to collaborate with cross-functional teams
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills


  • Start date: As soon as possible.
  • Travel up to 25%
Recruitment process

Phone interview with manager
Day Interview with manager, cofounders, HR and the team
References Check
Timing: 2-3 weeks