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Technical Product Manager R&D - Prenatal Testing

Company: Natera, Inc.
Location: Austin
Posted on: September 14, 2020

Job Description:

Position: Technical Product Manager R&D - Prenatal Testing

Location: Austin, TX

Job Id: 5071-4801

# of Openings: 1


As part of our software engineering team, Technical Product Managers (TPMs) (we are considering individuals at a level II, III and Senior Level for the current openings) work with our internal business partners to provide value to the organization with software products including our Constellation genomics data analysis platform and both commercial and in-house LIMS (laboratory information management system) products. We support a variety of different business units such as laboratory operations, R&D, process development, customer support, genetic counseling, reporting, bioinformatics, statistics, and more.

TPMs need to be able to understand both the business processes of the groups we work with, and the technical details of the software to be an effective liaison for our department. This knowledge is used to discuss potential solutions and help drive decision-making, and then to be able to prioritize, translate and document those conclusions into detailed use cases and technical requirements.


This opening in Prenatal Testing will own software for product areas throughout the Panorama business workflow. This will include working with stakeholders throughout the company to identify and prioritize improvements to be delivered through regular releases. Additionally, there will be a need to own requirements for significant portions of the workflow within the scope of large-scale company programs to launch major enhancements to the product. A background in understanding the clinical diagnostic testing ordering and reporting process would be really beneficial in onboarding quickly into this role.


Translate business, market and clinical needs into clearly written technical product requirements and specifications.

Act as a subject matter expert on our software products to provide guidance to stakeholders and create a shared understanding among business and technical teams.

Produce deliverables that facilitate better understanding for feedback such as flow diagrams, data models, pros/cons, prototypes, wireframes and other illustrations.

Build confidence with our business partners by adding value to discussions, being responsive, and following through on action items.

Maintain tracking of requests from user groups and prioritize those for time allotment and release planning.

Aid in creation and communication of product roadmap and development schedules for project stakeholders.

Incorporate a focus on quality into product design, and work closely with development and software quality assurance teams on product and process improvements.

Develop strong hands-on technical knowledge of software products and be able to aid in tasks ranging from configuration to testing and support.

Performs other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS BS or higher in related major or equivalent industry experience

2+ years of direct experience with software product management

Experience with full-stack web application development

Experience in creating commercial software product requirements

Experience working on software systems managing clinical orders for a similar diagnostics laboratory workflow

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES Knowledge in following areas of software development: Software product requirements

Software technical design

Software project management

Software QA

JIRA or similar issue tracking system

DB design understanding and SQL skills

Comfortable with Linux command line usage

Object-oriented programming knowledge (especially Java)

Cloud/AWS basics

Comfortable contributing to and leading meetings with business partners in variety of positions and domain areas to receive product requests and guide decision-making

Ability to understand and describe technical complexities in a simplified way appropriate to different audiences

Excellent written communication skills to produce clear, concise and correct technical documentation

Strong ability to comprehend complex problems and apply knowledge to propose potential solutions

Be able to break down large projects into granular milestones and track progress.

Performs other duties as assigned

PHYSICAL DEMANDS & WORK ENVIRONMENT Duties are typically performed in an office setting

This position requires the ability to use a computer keyboard, communicate over the telephone and read printed material

Duties may require working outside normal working hours (evenings and weekends) at times

? OUR OPPORTUNITY Driven by the passion for elevating the science and utility of genetic testing, Natera is committed to helping families identify and manage genetic diseases. Natera is a rapidly-growing diagnostics company with proprietary bioinformatics and molecular technology for analyzing DNA. Our complex technology has been proven clinically and commercially in the prenatal testing space and we are actively researching its applications in the liquid biopsy space for developing products with oncology applications.

The Natera team consists of highly dedicated statisticians, geneticists, doctors, laboratory scientists, business professionals, software engineers and many other professionals from world-class institutions, who care deeply for our work and each other. When you join Natera, you’ll work hard and grow quickly. Working alongside the elite of the industry, you’ll be stretched and challenged, and take pride in being part of a company that is changing the landscape of genetic disease management.


Competitive Benefits. Healthy catered lunches, Premium snacks and beverages, Onsite gym with cardio and weight-training equipment, Game room with satellite TV, Onsite dry cleaning and alteration service with pick-up and delivery, Employee-organized sport leagues, Happy hours and BBQs, Generous Employee Referral program.

Natera is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to ensuring a diverse and inclusive workplace environment, and welcome people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives. Inclusive collaboration benefits our employees, our community and our patients, and is critical to our mission of changing the management of disease worldwide.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, and will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, age, veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with applicable laws.

Keywords: Natera, Inc., Austin , Technical Product Manager R&D - Prenatal Testing, Other , Austin, Texas

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