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Danaher Corporation Product Manager / Product Owner, Systems in Sunnyvale, California

Product Manager / Product Owner, Systems is responsible product management activities for Cepheid’s diagnostic instruments. Key activities for the position include developing the product vision and driving product strategy including launches and life cycle management. Collaborates with engineering and other functions to define customer needs and scope minimum viable product to WoW customers.


  • Lead the development of system software and hardware that improves clinical workflows and offers new services to labs and clinicians, supporting appropriate diagnostic processes

  • Develop product vision and synchronize with leadership and assay marketing teams to ensure consistency and coherence

  • Drive the product strategy for assigned system software and hardware products

  • Lead VOC with Cepheid’s customers to observe, learn about and analyze customer needs

  • Understanding customer requirements and driving requirements management in close alignment with customers, technical and business needs, lead team through process of defining product requirements

  • Scope the MVP taking into account existing resource constraints and sustained development of the products and set correct launch expectations with business stakeholders

  • Close collaboration with Project Manager and other business teams in order to define requirements.

  • Use and continuously improve Design Thinking and Agile methodologies such as Lean Software Development to enable adoption of best practices within Cepheid.


  • Complete all assigned and required training satisfactorily and on time


Education and Experience (in years):

  • Bachelor’s degree with 8+ years of related work experience OR

  • Master’s degree in field with 5+ years of related work experience

Knowledge and skills:

  • Experience in Product Management and Product delivery preferably of software products in the medical or diagnostic industries

  • Prior product launch experience is essential; prior product development experience would be important

  • Demonstrated experience of translating customer needs into stories that can be used for development purposes

  • Demonstrates knowledge of molecular IVD products and markets

  • Communicates effectively and strong team player/collaborator with various internal constituent, customers and other stakeholders

  • Excellent presentation skills; ability to multi-task across broad number of products and disease states

  • Experience working directly with thought leaders and KOLs in relevant areas is required

Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. The “EEO is the Law” poster is available here.

Operating Company: Cepheid