Technical Program Manager, Clinical & Scientific Tools

Burlingame, California /
Engineering /
Recently named by Rock Health as the 'Best Digital Health Company to Work For,' Color is a leading healthcare technology company. Color makes population-scale healthcare programs accessible, convenient, and cost-effective for everyone. Color works with health systems, employers, and national health initiatives around the world including the million-person All of Us Research Program by the National Institutes of Health. 

Since March, Color has mobilized to repurpose core parts of its infrastructure for a massive COVID-19 response and helped fundamentally change the access model for COVID-19 testing across massive public health programs (including the City of San Francisco and community-based efforts in Oakland), major U.S. employers, and universities. For more information about Color and its response to COVID-19, visit

Color's core product team is bringing data-driven healthcare to patients, doctors, and employers. The team’s work covers a diverse set of challenges, including genetic testing, health engagement, and most recently, large-scale COVID testing for programs including CityTestSF. 

We're looking for an experienced technical program manager to help us scale to the next million users.

How You'll Contribute:

    • Work with product, lab, design, data science, and scientific teams to understand the diverse demands for software to support our clinical-grade diagnostic tests and services
    • Identify and anticipate risks to quality, reliability, and speed of our core products and services
    • Collaborate with engineering management on team priorities and strategy
    • Manage weekly sprint planning process to assess and prioritize incoming requests and identify conflicts and risks to company goals

Our Ideal Candidate Will Have:

    • You’re passionate about organizing software engineers to help save lives and prevent catastrophic disease. You want to apply your skills in the service of a greater mission. 
    • You have 5+ years of industry experience as a software engineer, technical program manager, or other technical role. 
    • You've launched features, products and/or systems successfully into the wild and iterated to incorporate user feedback. 
    • You're passionate about engineering processes that minimize overhead and maximize developer velocity
    • You effectively communicate technical information to both technical and non-technical collaborators: you identify core challenges in complex situations, explain trade offs, and incorporate feedback to drive decisions through docs, wikis, meetings, and other channels as needed. 
    • You’ve collaborated across different roles and disciplines to build consensus for a unified set of priorities
    • You’ve analyzed performance or other data using query languages and systems like Metabase, SQL, Tableau, BigQuery

Nice to Have:

    • You have experience with lab processes, automation, and software (LIMS).
    • You have experience with modern web stacks including Python, Django, AWS, SQL, REST APIs, React, HTML5, CSS3, and ES6+.

Possible Projects To Contribute To:

    • Roll out a new process for genetic tests for cancer or heart disease, including ordering, fulfillment, accessioning, sequencing, clinical evaluation, results generation and genetic counseling. 
    • Launch a new COVID-19 lab assay to drastically reduce the cost of testing for back to work programs.
    • Collaborate with an engineering manager on a quarterly roadmap that balances the needs of lab, support, engineering, and product teams.
    • Designing a weekly sprint planning process that balances speed, simplicity, and visibility for internal customers.
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