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Head of Product

Watershed Informatics

Watershed Informatics

Cambridge, MA, USA
Posted on Sunday, May 21, 2023

About Watershed

Our vision is to become the leading biocomputing platform. The future of biology is in big data analysis, and we are on a mission to accelerate digital drug discovery with the Watershed platform. Watershed enables scientists to conduct all essential analysis — from lab data to plot — with a single software platform.

We have attracted some of the best bioinformatics, engineering, and commercial talent, and we are growing! Join a team that’s intellectually curious with a bias for action, headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, composed of people who have come together to enable outcomes while empowering the research of all those committed to changing lives — all while bringing transformational change to a $40 billion industry.


Watershed is hiring its first Head of Product, reporting to the founder and CEO. The ideal candidate has experience building data platforms and products, leading and scaling high-performing teams, working cross-functionally to drive alignment and processes, and is passionate about transforming an industry. The individual will be a strong cross-functional leader and able to translate Watershed’s vision to key strategies and execution, with a focus on building powerful data products and human-centered solutions. S/he will work closely with leadership and commercial teams to deliver industry leading products and be an evangelist for the platform.


  • Work closely with the CEO and the heads of the engineering, science, and marketing teams to build the long-term product strategy and roadmap
  • Drive ongoing market and competitive analysis to develop a deep and broad understanding of the space and other competitors
  • Identify product opportunities via market research, collaboration with internal stakeholders and direct engagement with partners
  • Estimate value and/or revenue potential and formulate a successful selling and launch strategy, including some pre-sales support
  • Help drive product positioning; ensure quality product launches while supporting effective product launch announcements and GTM efforts (plans, training, sales, etc)
  • Build and maintain the product roadmap; develop weekly/monthly/quarterly product goals and priorities with internal alignment
  • Develop product and feature requirements with a holistic platform vision. Must be able to collaborate with engineering on implementation
  • Responsible for key product metrics and developing product dashboards to track progress
  • Build high performing product management, research and UI/UX capabilities and teams over time


  • 8-10 years of experience overseeing all aspects of product management
  • Experience taking a technically powerful but rough around the edges product and taking it to the next level
  • Strategic thinker with strong analytical chops
  • Results-oriented, focused on experiential, operational, and financial outcomes
  • Hands on, ability to roll up their sleeves, and willingness to learn and teach
  • Able to take complex problems and design creative, elegant solutions
  • Experience working at a fast-paced startup while knowing what great looks like
  • Strong communicator and collaborator
  • Working knowledge of data science, Python, and Amazon Web Services (AWS) a plus

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