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R&D Product Manager

| Greater Boston Area

Indigo improves grower profitability, environmental sustainability, and consumer health through the use of natural microbiology and digital technologies. Utilizing beneficial plant microbes and agronomic insights, Indigo works with growers to sustainably produce high quality harvests. The company then connects growers and buyers directly to bring these harvests to market. Working across the supply chain, Indigo is forwarding its mission of harnessing nature to help farmers sustainably feed the planet. The company is headquartered in Boston, MA, with additional offices in Memphis, TN, Research Triangle Park, NC, Sydney, Australia, Buenos Aires, Argentina, and São Paulo, Brazil. http://www.indigoag.com/

As an R&D Product Manager, you are responsible for driving technology that enables Indigo to bring microbial strains to market in a fast and efficient manner. In this highly collaborative and cross-functional role, you will act as the product owner to achieve alignment across teams and drive the product roadmap. You will be responsible for the vision and implementation of multiple R&D technology products and features, starting from ideation and requirement gathering and lasting through user adoption and result analysis. This high-impact role places you at the heart of all R&D at Indigo, allowing you to provide leverage for future microbial innovation.

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate key stakeholders across functional teams (R&D, Research Engineering, Product, Data Management, Data Platform Engineering, Data Sciences, etc.)
  • Develop strong understanding of existing issues with software tools and develop and prioritize plans to correct issues
  • Finalize 2019 roadmap for R&D technology projects and achieve buy-in from all stakeholders
  • Build new process of reporting releases back to stakeholders and training users on new features
  • Increase speed to market of our microbial strains

Competencies:

  • Understanding of common bioinformatics tools and workflows strongly preferred
  • Skilled at explaining technological and software issues to laboratory scientists
  • Excels at driving roadmaps and understanding time/resources needed to meet project requirements
  • Passionate advocate for user needs
  • Prioritizes ruthlessly and communicates trade-offs
  • Takes initiative
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Extremely organized and detail-oriented
  • Thrives in fast-paced, dynamic environments
  • Comfortable with ambiguity and challenging company goals
  • Able to work independently and drive to solutions with minimal direction
  • Understands and embodies Indigo’s mission and core values

Qualifications:

  • 5+ years Product Management experience
  • Experience working with science, R&D, or data science teams
    •  Experience working with biological datasets required
    •  Experience working at a biotech company, research institution, or pharma company preferred
  • Proven experience driving projects that bridge multiple teams (Tech, R&D, Data Sciences, etc.) required
  • Experience working in an agile environment, collaborating directly with engineers (on a fast release cycle) required
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RLanguages
    • TypescriptLanguages
    • GraphQLLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • ExpressFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • MySQLDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases

Location

On the edge of Charlestown, we are within walking distance to restaurants and bars. The Sullivan Square T and bus stop is also right next door!

An Insider's view of Indigo

What projects are you most excited about?

Our mission is to provide agronomists with unbiased real-time data we are collecting across thousands of acres at the ground level and from space. It's such a thrill to be working on the data and analysis perspective of this massively cross-disciplinary team that helps agronomists initiate data-powered conversations to provide substantial results.

Jyoti

Principal Data Scientist

What makes someone successful on your team?

A successful Indigo team member is someone willing to continuously learn and improve, regardless of experience or role. Whether you’re an Engineer, Account Manager, Business Analyst, or Scientist, successful team members keep the bigger picture in mind and bridge disciplines to solve problems facing the incredibly complex system that is agriculture

Hilary

Software Product Manager

What are Indigo Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
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