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Director of Product Management

Oakland, CA
Full Time
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Mission to reshape science

At Riffyn, we think beyond the conventional. We dream big. Our mission is to help accelerate the science that improves all of our lives and our planet’s quality and sustainability.

Riffyn believes there is a better way to approach research and development. And that is to empower scientists to make better decisions and faster discoveries by unlocking the power of data. Our technology and people change lives by driving advancements in biological research, medicines, sustainability, and more. If that inspires you, join us.

Life at Riffyn

Life at Riffyn is about working with teammates who are deeply passionate about what we do because we know that our work has the power to change lives. We approach our work with trust and honesty. And we’ve built a diverse team and culture fuelled by collaboration and openness.

Our employees developed our five core values — our ethos, and these extend beyond the work we do and into how we support each other. We are continually evolving to ensure that every employee feels appreciated and encouraged to do what matters for themselves, the company, and each other.

Riffyn’s core values

  • Get there honestly – have the courage to take the right path
  • Do what matters – own the why of the work we do
  • Make it fun – humor separates us from the machines
  • Work well together – trust builds the strongest teams
  • Keep evolving – challenge the status quo


As a Director of Product Management, you will be accountable for successful growth in capability and value of Riffyn Nexus Software as a Service, as measured by accelerating use and adoption. The role consists of managing the product features through their lifecycle from proposal to end of life, including conceptual design, requirements development, release, usage monitoring, and end of life.

Key aspects of the role are to develop and communicate the roadmap, obtain Voice of Customer, and monitor adoption of new features. In addition, you will build and improve the processes, data infrastructure, and tools supporting our Product Team.

The Product team has a unique opportunity to envision and execute the development of Riffyn’s game-changing data products to deliver predictive analytics, a delightful customer experience, and make a transformative impact to the world — accelerating vaccine development, life-saving medicines, sustainable materials, next-gen food products, and animal health.

You will serve as a guide and advocate both internally within Riffyn, and externally with our customers and partners. Through your compelling communications to stakeholders, you will paint a brilliant picture of Riffyn’s product capabilities and roadmap.

We are looking for someone with strong collaboration, leadership, and entrepreneurial skills who is not afraid to roll up their sleeves and contribute hands-on, while being a strategic leader in scaling the vision, team, and processes of the Company.


Create and develop a vision and roadmap for the future of Riffyn Nexus, focusing on rapid user growth and new customer acquisition. Drive the entire product lifecycle, including GxP and ISO 27001 compliance, and partner with Engineering to deliver it predictably.

Support business prioritization, project execution and review, and gatekeeping process. Work cross functionally to ensure all steps, technical documents, and go-to-marketing materials are in place for each launch.

Build and inspire a high performing, diverse team of Product Managers and Designers. Help develop their careers and professional goals.

Engage closely with our customers and internal stakeholders to understand customer needs. Synthesize VoC learnings with Riffyn product and business strategy to develop product priorities, requirements, and design solutions, along with business ROI which translates to increased customer awareness and adoption of new and existing features.

Your Background and Skills

  • 5+ years of product management on scientific data solutions for enterprise quality SaaS platforms, ideally in the life sciences
  • Deep understanding of biotech or pharmaceutical industrial R&D processes
  • Skilled in organizing and prioritizing competing time demands
  • Excel and lead in a dynamic, hands-on, start-up environment
  • Proven ability to engage with customers, engineers, designers, and company leaders in a constructive and collaborative relationship
  • Proven experience driving customer awareness and adoption of product and feature sets with existing customers
  • Experience building a high performing Product and Design team and organization
  • Deeply experienced in modern product and software development life cycle practices and toolsets
  • Demonstrated success in releasing enterprise SaaS products
  • Skilled at cross-functional communications, alignment, and metrics/progress reporting
  • Deep sense of accountability for delivering successful outcomes for both, product delivery and customer adoption
  • Exceptionally organized and able to distil complex ideas and needs into clear priorities and actions
  • Strong oral and written communication skills - you can operate at a strategic level and deep dive into the technical details with ease.
  • Ability to identify problems, and seek solutions in ambiguous spaces
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in science, engineering, computer science, or related field


If you thrive in a fast-paced, down-to-earth, collaborative, and mission-driven environment, Riffyn is the place for you. Join the journey of a lifetime and be at the forefront of the next revolution of scientific discovery.Apply with your CV, cover letter, and any portfolio of materials that illustrate your skills (presentations, websites, data analysis, etc.).

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