Senior Product Owner

Acorn AI New York, New York


Position at Medidata Solutions

>www.medidata.com.

Acorn AI is one of the largest AI companies exclusively dedicated to life sciences. It is built on Medidata’s platform that includes the industry’s largest structured, standardized and growing clinical trial data repository consisting of 20,000+ trials and 6M patients. Our team is composed of over 300 PhD/Masters data scientists, engineers, analytical product leads, engagement managers, former FDA biostatisticians and computational genomicists.

Your Mission:

The Senior Product Owner is a key role on our Intelligent Trials product management team that leads the design, development, and commercialization of our operational analytics suite of solutions. The data and AI driven insights from Intelligent Trials help our customers bring drugs to patients faster by optimizing trial design, improving planning, and monitoring trials in real-time against changing industry conditions.

This role will be part of a broader team of data and application engineers, predictive modelers, designers, testers, and business experts. The Senior Product Owner will be responsible for developing product requirements, supporting management of cross-functional engineering efforts, performing analyses, and synthesizing insights to accelerate the development and commercialization of cloud-based analytics products.
 

Your Commitments:

  • Support management of data science based software product development involving large amounts of data, statistical modeling / machine learning, design, prototyping, and customer feedback

  • Translate business needs into requirements for a technical audience, including creating user stories, documenting use cases, acceptance criteria, and feature overviews

  • Work across an interdisciplinary team to prioritize and coordinate tasks, monitor progress, help resolve issues, and facilitate team meetings

  • Perform data-driven analyses and develop recommendations to guide decision making

  • Participate in and support interactions with clients to collect business requirements and drive product adoption

  • Coordinate and assist in the testing of new products and features

  • Help develop external communication materials, translating and summarizing technical information for business audiences, and developing key messaging

Your Competencies:

  • Strong analytical skills; ability to use data and metrics to back up assumptions, recommendations, and drive product decisions

  • Strengths in problem solving, issue-resolution, with a demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities in an agile development environment 

  • Ability to manage work from teams of widely varying skills and levels

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and great attention to detail with ability to translate business needs into technical requirements for development

Your Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree (in a quantitative or business discipline, e.g. business administration, management information systems, computer science, engineering, statistics or related field) and a minimum of 4 years of related experience; or an advanced degree and 2 years of work experience; or equivalent work experience

  • Familiarity with analytics concepts such as databases, data visualization, statistical modeling, and machine learning

  • Familiarity with Agile development and JIRA

  • Work experience with SQL, experience with R or Python a plus

  • Advanced skills in MS Office, specifically PowerPoint, Excel, and Word

Medidata is making a real difference in the lives of patients everywhere by accelerating critical drug and medical device development, enabling life-saving drugs and medical devices to get to market faster. Our products sit at the convergence of the Technology and Life Sciences industries, one of most exciting areas for global innovation. Nine of the top 10 best-selling drugs in 2017 were developed on the Medidata platform. 

Medidata Solutions have powered over 20,000+ clinical trials giving us the largest collection of clinical trial data in the world. With this asset, we pioneer innovative, advanced applications and intelligent data analytics, bringing an unmatched level of quality and efficiency to clinical trials enabling treatments to reach waiting patients sooner.