Sr. Principal Scientific Product Manager

Aug 19, 2021

Job Description

2021 is an exciting year for Novartis as we accelerate our growth in the digital space.

At NIBR, our mission is to discover innovative medicines that treat disease and human health. To do that, our scientists need cutting-edge, state-of-the-art computing systems.

With NIBR Informatics (NX), NIBR is making a strategic investment into informatics capabilities and is positioning itself to deliver the systems and services that are critical to the future of drug discovery.

The Information Products and Data Sciences (IPDS) group in NX is driven to maximize the impact and value to NIBR of software and data. We deliver powerful, functional, beautiful, and integrated software solutions that create a frictionless user experience. Our organization is here to build and apply excellence in product and data management to further Novartis drug discovery.

We are Novartis.
Join us and help reimagine medicine!

Job Summary:

As a Scientific Product Manager, you will develop and continually update visions for multiple globally-deployed, high-impact scientific software products necessary for NIBR drug discovery. Working in collaboration with other Product Managers within your product line and across all product lines, you will contribute to an integrated product suite. You will also lead a matrixed, cross-functional product team consisting of software, data and infrastructure engineers, business analysts, designers, and user supporters and trainers that is responsible for delivering on your product roadmap.

You will exemplify excellence in product management, combining your knowledge of science and drug discovery to create or license software that advances and supports NIBR science. You will develop and manage a product roadmap and define how we measure product success and value delivery for your product.

You will deliver consistent, stable product operations, and meet all security, stability, usability, performance and sustainability requirements. You will energetically promote your product, give demos, and show the impact of your product on NIBR science.

Your responsibilities:
• Synthesize user input into a vision and roadmap for your product
• Accountable for delivery by the cross functional product team
• Assess product development sprints, outcomes, and enhancement opportunities
• Define, monitor, and achieve product success and value metrics
• Prioritizes and manage product feature backlog
• Contribute to overall business architecture
• Manage platforms products for Data Scientists (e.g. Spark, R Studio Suite, Anaconda / Jupyter Hub), Informatics Workflows (e.g. KNIME / Pipeline Pilot), and Computational Scientists (HPC Tools), along with enabling specific use cases (e.g. Image Analysis, Video Analysis, Natural Language Processing, Cheminformatics, Proteomics).

Minimum Requirements

What you will bring to the role:
• At least 3 years of experience in product management in a complex matrix environment
• 5+ years of experience in drug discovery or a core supporting scientific field
• Bachelor’s degree in biology, chemistry, computer science or a related scientific field. Graduate degree preferred
• Previous experience working with Computational / Data Science teams
• Hands on experience with Python / R
• Strong Linux skills
• Familiar with cloud technologies
• Proactive, committed to enabling data Computational / Data Science community

Why consider Novartis?
799 million! That’s how many lives our products touched in 2019. And while we’re proud of that fact, in this world of digital and technological transformation, we must also ask ourselves this: how can we continue to improve and extend even more people’s lives?

We believe the answers are found when curious, courageous and collaborative people like you are brought together in an inspiring environment. Where you’re given opportunities to explore the power of digital and data. Where you’re empowered to risk failure by taking smart risks, and where you’re surrounded by people who share your determination to tackle the world’s toughest medical challenges.

Imagine what you could do at Novartis!

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:

Novartis embraces diversity, equal opportunity and inclusion. We are committed to building diverse teams, representative of the patients and communities we serve, and we strive to create an inclusive workplace that cultivates bold innovation through collaboration, and empowers our people to unleash their full potential.
Novartis are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons

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