Product Manager, Schemas

| San Francisco, CA, USA
Employer Provided Salary: 192,000-260,000 Annually
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Biotechnology is rewriting life as we know it, from the medicines we take, to the crops we grow, the materials we wear, and the household goods that we rely on every day. But moving at the new speed of science requires better technology.
Benchling’s mission is to unlock the power of biotechnology. The world’s most innovative biotech companies use Benchling’s R&D Cloud to power the development of breakthrough products and accelerate time to milestone and market. 
Come help us bring modern software to modern science.


Benchling is looking for a Product Leader on our Schemas team. This person will lead the team responsible for the design, development, and delivery of the features and functionality that represent the foundation of how customers model their data inside of Benchling. Schemas is what makes Benchling what it is today, and is a big piece of Benchling’s overall platform offering. 

What makes Benchling Platform different is that we’ve taken an integrated approach to the R&D lifecycle. This means that any functionality built within the Schemas team needs to have broad applicability to customers and the other Benchling teams that build on top of it. This role requires a desire to deeply understand the capabilities of the platform, the number of ways developers and admins built on top of Benchling, and strong curiosity of the science behind biotechnology. 

We’re looking for a Product Leader who can up-level our team and platform user journeys. This role is perfect for leaders who take a systems thinking approach, have an ownership mentality for driving impact, focus on empathy and product craft, and love to constantly see how much faster we can learn and execute.


  • Lead product management for our Schemas team. 
  • Engage with customers and Benchling fields teams to understand requirements and use cases. 
  • Set the vision for the platform primitives that will help accelerate development amongst internal development teams. 
  • Empower the admins that use Benchling
  • Comfortable with rapid prototyping, incremental shipping to deliver value to users, while also knowing the need to deliver stable features to our admins and developers. You ensure we ship well-crafted products at a timely pace.
  • Collaborate very closely with Engineering and Design to develop new product capabilities. 
  • Partner with Customer Experience, Marketing, and Sales.


  • 8+ years product management with strong preference for experience building B2B SaaS or developer platforms.
  • Ability to think in systems. Understanding what a customer wants and how that might impact various aspects of our product is essential.
  • Demonstrated ability to have a long term vision and ship incrementally along the way.
  • Experience with providing technical solutions to internal developers and external customers.
  • Demonstrated ability to explain technical concepts to customers and executive leadership.
  • Demonstrated experience setting direction and influencing stakeholders
  • A strong curiosity around the science processes that power the R&D lifecycle.
  • Past experience working with data modeling or databases required.


Benchling takes a market-based approach to pay.  The candidate's starting pay will be determined based on job-related skills, experience, qualifications, interview performance, and work location. For this role the base salary range is $192k to $260k.

Total Compensation includes the following:

  • Competitive salary and equity
  • Broad range of medical, dental, and vision plans for employees and their dependents
  • Fertility healthcare and family-forming benefits
  • Four months of fully paid parental leave
  • 401(k) + Employer Match
  • Commuter benefits for in-office employees and a generous home office set up stipend for remote employees
  • Mental health benefits, including therapy and coaching, for employees and their dependents
  • Monthly Wellness stipend
  • Learning and development stipend
  • Generous and flexible vacation
  • Company-wide Summer & Winter holiday shutdown
  • Sabbaticals for 5-year and 10-year anniversaries




Benchling welcomes everyone. We believe diversity enriches our team so we hire people with a wide range of identities, backgrounds, and experiences. 
We are an equal opportunity employer. That means we don’t discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We also consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

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What’s the vibe like in the office?

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How has your career grown since starting at the company?

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Employee resource groups
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Remote work program
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Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Mandated unconscious bias training
All employees participate in an Interview Training that, amongst other things, raises awareness around the impact of unconscious bias in the evaluation process and strategies to best mitigate this.
Diversity employee resource groups
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Wellness programs
Benchling provides a monthly Wellness Stipend designed to support and encourage a well-rounded, healthy lifestyle.
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K) matching
Company equity
Charitable contribution matching
Pay transparency
Child Care & Parental Leave
Generous parental leave
Fertility benefits
Vacation + Time Off
Unlimited vacation policy
Benchling is dedicated to our employees and their well-being, which is why we offer sabbaticals. Employees who have completed five and ten years of service are eligible for a paid sabbatical leave.
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Employees receive unlimited hours per year of paid sick leave.
Company-wide vacation
Benchling observes major holidays and has two paid company-wide shutdowns during the week of 4th of July and between Christmas and New Year's.
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Company-sponsored outings
On top of weekly happy hours & monthly events, Benchlings travel abroad for annual company retreats!
Free daily meals
Benchling provides catered lunches Monday-Friday to those employees who are in office.
Free snacks and drinks
Some meals provided
Benchling provides catered lunch daily to in office employees.
Company-sponsored happy hours
Relocation assistance
Fitness stipend
Home-office stipend for remote employees
Meditation space
Mother's room
Professional Development
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing education stipend

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