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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