Sr. Software Product Manager - Analytical | Karius

Sr. Software Product Manager - Analytical

About Karius
Karius is a venture-backed life science startup focused on transforming the way infectious diseases are diagnosed. Combining Next-Generation Sequencing and proprietary data analysis, we can identify over 1,000 pathogens from a single blood sample with typical turnaround time in one business day. By unlocking the information present in microbial cell-free DNA, we’re helping doctors quickly solve their most challenging cases, with a future vision of accelerating clinical trials, discovering new microbes, and reducing patient suffering worldwide.

Position Summary
The Senior Software Product Manager - Analytical is an individual contributor responsible for the analytical software that powers the Karius Test as well as empowering Karius Science teams with critical tools that enable them to deliver clarity at speed to our customers.  The analytical software is a core component of the Karius Test and the science tools are essential for Karius’ scientists, medical professionals, and laboratory personnel. This person is incredibly important for ensuring that Karius’ business, research and development all run smoothly.

Why Should You Join Us?
Karius aims to conquer infectious diseases through innovations around genomic sequencing and machine learning. The company’s platform is already delivering unprecedented insights into the microbial landscape, providing clinicians with a comprehensive test capable of identifying more than a thousand pathogens directly from blood, and helping industry accelerate the development of therapeutic solutions. The Karius test we provide today is one of the most advanced solutions available to physicians who aim to deliver better care to many otherwise ineffectively treated patients. Our test is the result of some incredible work done by our scientists, statisticians, engineers, and physicians, all driven by the same mission. You, as part of the Karius team, will be able to see how directly your work has a life-changing impact on people, and at scale.

Reports to: Director of Product Management

Location: Redwood City, CA

Primary Responsibilities
•  Owning the analytical software of the Karius Test and tools for our science and technology focused teams, with the potential to have real impact on human lives, including but not limited to: analytical software validation and release, science focused apps, R&D data exploration portal and tooling, etc.
•  Working cross-functionally with Medical Affairs, Molecular Biology, Computational Biology, Scientific Discover, Analytics, Laboratory Operations, and Engineering teams to collect requirements and create/maintain a product roadmap that addresses clear business goals.
•  Being the voice of the customer for internal science and technology teams while also understanding the needs of our customers and patients.
•  Comprehending the regulatory environment that Karius operates in and ensuring that all systems meet or exceed these external requirements.
•  Partnering with engineering, UX design, and other teams within the R&D organization to build and ship features/updates/products.
•  Creating release notes and training materials as required for internal teams.

What’s Fun About the Job?
Karius is operating at the edge of what is now known to be possible in infectious disease diagnostics. With that, comes a wave of new and incredible challenges and opportunities. To deliver on that value, you will be tapping into some of the most advanced technologies, architecting and innovating where the current solutions simply don't suffice. You will get to see how much your work really matters.

Travel:  Up to 5%

Physical Requirements
Subject to extended periods of sitting and/or standing, vision to monitor and moderate noise levels. Work is generally performed in an office environment.

Position Requirements
•  Bachelor’s degree or equivalent required in a related field such as CS/EE/Physics/Biology/Medicine with a Master’s or PhD Degree in the sciences preferred.
•  Minimum of 5 years of direct software product management experience partnering with an engineering and design team to successfully ship products and features.
•  Preferred experience leading product strategy and building analytical software, ideally in a regulated software environment (CLIA/HIPAA/CAP).
•  Ability to translate and articulate complicated business problems into easily understood solutions and functional requirements.
•  Experience with agile development, Jira, and Confluence.
•  Proven leadership capabilities including strategy development, effective decision making, and the ability to drive results.
•  Familiarity with the US healthcare system, CLIA, HIPAA, and CAP preferred but not required.
•  Experience with user research, usability testing, and customer journey mapping.

Personal Qualifications
•  Excellent written, verbal, and presentation skills.
•  Ability to thrive in a fast-paced startup environment and prioritize effectively.
•  Ability to work independently and be a self-motivator.
•  Detail oriented with excellent organizational and self-management skills.
•  Ability to perform multiple tasks, proactively plan, adhere to timelines, and have a creative approach to problem solving.
•  Has curiosity and is passionate about having an impact on patient’s lives.

At Karius, we value a diverse and inclusive workplace and provide equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees and are committed to honor and invest in the full diversity of people, in our hiring, recruiting and development of employees across the Company.  All qualified applicants for employment are encouraged to apply and will be considered without regard to an individual’s race, color, sex, gender identity and gender expression (including transgender individuals who are transitioning, have transitioned, or are perceived to be transitioning to the gender with which they identify), religion, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, physical or mental disability, medical condition, family care status, marital status, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local laws. If you are unable to submit your application due to a disability, please contact us at and we will accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities.

Redwood City, CA