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R&D Product Manager

500 Rutherford Ave, Suite 201
Boston, MA 02129

Indigo improves grower profitability, environmental sustainability, and consumer health through the use of natural microbiology and digital technologies. Utilizing beneficial plant microbes and agronomic insights, Indigo works with growers to sustainably produce high quality harvests. The company then connects growers and buyers directly to bring these harvests to market. Working across the supply chain, Indigo is forwarding its mission of harnessing nature to help farmers sustainably feed the planet. The company is headquartered in Boston, MA, with additional offices in Memphis, TN, Research Triangle Park, NC, Sydney, Australia, Buenos Aires, Argentina, and So Paulo, Brazil.

As an R&D Product Manager, you are responsible for driving technology that enables Indigo to bring microbial strains to market in a fast and efficient manner. In this highly collaborative and cross-functional role, you will act as the product owner to achieve alignment across teams and drive the product roadmap. You will be responsible for the vision and implementation of multiple R&D technology products and features, starting from ideation and requirement gathering and lasting through user adoption and result analysis. This high-impact role places you at the heart of all R&D at Indigo, allowing you to provide leverage for future microbial innovation.


  • Collaborate key stakeholders across functional teams (R&D, Research Engineering, Product, Data Management, Data Platform Engineering, Data Sciences, etc.)
  • Develop strong understanding of existing issues with software tools and develop and prioritize plans to correct issues
  • Finalize 2019 roadmap for R&D technology projects and achieve buy-in from all stakeholders
  • Build new process of reporting releases back to stakeholders and training users on new features
  • Increase speed to market of our microbial strains


  • Understanding of common bioinformatics tools and workflows strongly preferred
  • Skilled at explaining technological and software issues to laboratory scientists
  • Excels at driving roadmaps and understanding time/resources needed to meet project requirements
  • Passionate advocate for user needs
  • Prioritizes ruthlessly and communicates trade-offs
  • Takes initiative
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Extremely organized and detail-oriented
  • Thrives in fast-paced, dynamic environments
  • Comfortable with ambiguity and challenging company goals
  • Able to work independently and drive to solutions with minimal direction
  • Understands and embodies Indigos mission and core values


  • 5+ years Product Management experience
  • Experience working with science, R&D, or data science teams
    • Experience working with biological datasets required
    • Experience working at a biotech company, research institution, or pharma company preferred
  • Proven experience driving projects that bridge multiple teams (Tech, R&D, Data Sciences, etc.) required
  • Experience working in an agile environment, collaborating directly with engineers (on a fast release cycle) required
Category: Product Management

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