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Vannevar Labs builds next generation defense software for the public servants keeping our country safe.  As a team, we exist because we believe in public service, and we think that our democracy and government improve only if we put serious, collective effort into improving them, including the technology our government uses.   


This mission has become urgent. Ukraine is engaged in a war for survival with Russia. China regularly flies nuclear-capable bombers into Taiwan and Japan’s airspace. The US and our allies are fighting a war of deterrence with woefully outdated technology. We build software to support these missions, including providing battlefield information to allies, identifying malign activity, and helping the US deter and deescalate conflict.  


We are a profitable growth startup with some of the best defense investors in the world, including General Catalyst, DFJ Growth, Point72, and enterprise tech investors Costanoa and Felicis. 

About the role

You will work closely with leaders to drive top-priority initiatives across all facets of the business. You will need to context switch across multiple parallel projects, build relationships across all teams, and help keep the business moving forward as necessary. You possess a unique blend of ambition and meticulous attention to detail, coupled with a strong orientation towards processes and organization tied to the growth of the business.Your approach to work is characterized by a strong bias for action. When you identify an opportunity, you don't just stop at ideation; you are adept at creating actionable plans and driving them to fruition. Analytical rigor underpins your decision-making process - you are fluent in the language of data and metrics, using them as a cornerstone to drive business decisions and continuously improve our operational metrics. This role is pivotal in shaping how our company grows during a critical time.

What you'll do

  • Oversee day-to-day operations to ensure smooth functioning of all business activities
  • Develop and implement strategies to improve efficiency and productivity across departments
  • Manage and optimize workflows and processes to streamline operations
  • Collaborate with various teams to identify areas for improvement and implement solutions
  • Monitor key performance indicators (KPIs) and metrics to track progress and make data-driven decisions
  • Establish and maintain relationships with vendors, suppliers, and other external partners
  • Ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and company policies
  • Analyze financial data and budgetary information to make informed decisions and manage resources effectively
  • Drive continuous improvement initiatives to enhance overall business operations and performance

What we're looking for

  • 6+ years of experience at a top consulting firm, bank, or growing start-up
  • Ability to work proactively to solve problems, even if the problem wasn’t handed to you
  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple assignments at any given time and work effectively with minimal supervision
  • Taking functions from zero to one and successfully managing those functions as they scale
  • Ownership of projects where you mapped complex systems, gathered and analyzed data, made recommendations, and helped design and implement solutions
  • Service mindset - We think of internal operations as support / customer service functions across our business and we're looking for someone that shares this mindset

What we offer

The salary range for this position is $148,000-$200,000 + equity + 401K match. Within the range, individual pay is determined by experience, relevant education, and/or training.

We’re proud to offer competitive benefits that support our employees. Some key highlights of our benefits package include: 

  • Health, dental, and vision insurance
  • 100% remote first culture. You can work from anywhere in the US and all full time employees have WeWork access
  • Unlimited PTO including competitive vacation and holiday schedules
  • Lifestyle stipends - Monthly mental health, wellness & fitness stipend, in-home office setup stipend and family planning assistance 
  • Salary top-up during military reserve duty
  • Fully paid parental leave 
  • Child and pet care reimbursement during travel

Vannevar Labs is an equal opportunity employer, and qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status.


We encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply, even if you don't feel like you're a perfect fit. If you're passionate about contributing to our mission, we'd love to hear from you!


We are committed to protecting the privacy of all applicants. Official emails from the company will come from an domain. Under no circumstances will a legitimate representative from our company contact you to request passwords, financial information, or other sensitive personal data. Please be vigilant of potential scams.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • TypeScriptLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • DjangoFrameworks
    • DockerFrameworks
    • GraphQLFrameworks
    • JupyterFrameworks
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    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • TerraformFrameworks
    • ElasticsearchDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • AWS (Amazon Web Services)Services
    • GitHubServices

An Insider's view of Vannevar Labs

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

I think having a good work-life balance is something that everyone really respects here. I can take an hour or two off for an appointment, and everyone trusts me to get my own work done or re-communicate changes in expectations. We don't police each other to get work done: I see it in everyone, from my teammates to the CEO.


Software Engineering Manager

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

I collaborate across the company by maintaining open communication, aligning my goals with the best interest of the company, and leading every interaction with respect. At VL we value having a low ego and with that comes the ability to work together to create the best possible outcome.


People Operations Specialist

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

Every week we hold engineering office hours. Anyone can add agenda items to help the team stay abreast of what's going on at the company. This allows everyone to ask questions and provide feedback on things large and small happening across the company. It's important that we operate transparently because we only make progress if we act together.



What are some social events your company does?

We try to do team quarterly off-sites and a company wide yearly offsite. At these off-sites, we've done everything from axe throwing to cooking classes to outdoor obstacle courses. I'm personally most excited for our big company paintball competition!


Business Operations

What are Vannevar Labs Perks + Benefits

Vannevar Labs Benefits Overview

For many of us, the best perk of working at Vannevar Labs is the people. We’re proud to offer competitive benefits that support our employees and their families. We cover a number of benefits including health/dental/vision insurance, a generous 401k match, wellness stipends and more!

Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Pair programming
Flexible work schedule
Remote work program
Health Insurance + Wellness
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Wellness programs
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K) matching
Company equity
Employee stock purchase plan
Child Care & Parental Leave
Generous parental leave
Fertility benefits
Vacation + Time Off
Unlimited vacation policy
Generous PTO
Paid holidays
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Company-sponsored outings
Home-office stipend for remote employees
Professional Development
Promote from within
Customized development tracks

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