Deployment Lead

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Employer Provided Salary: 120,000-150,000 Annually
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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 The US and our allies are fighting a war of deterrence with woefully outdated technology.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

We are looking for a Deployment Lead to execute on our deployments and deliver great technology outcomes to our defense and national security partners at Vannevar. This position will report to a Mission Success Manager aligned to one of our pods. These pods focus on launching foothold pilots, converting pilots into larger projects, and embedding those projects within existing programs or inventing new ones within the national security space.

You are a motivated problem solver who takes ownership, acts with urgency, and is comfortable with ambiguity. You like a challenge, and you don’t quit.  As a Mission Success Lead, you will execute on the delivery strategy on our current deployments and new footholds as we develop them to deliver unit-changing mission outcomes for our defense partners through the technology we deploy. 

What you'll do

  • Get our software into the hands of mission users who need it by integrating closely with our partners, understanding their challenges, and shaping Vannevar’s platforms to meet specific mission needs.
  • Work hands-on with our partners during technology deployments to demonstrate how Vannevar's technology can enable their mission as it evolves day to day.
  • Provide user support on our technology deployments in the greater DC area. You will partner with mission leads to empower users that need our technology, understand their challenges, and drive deployments of our software in support of their mission.
  • Embed with our partners. You will work side by side with our partners to ensure successful deployment and mission impact.
  • Represent the end user. You will develop mission domain knowledge and use this knowledge to work with our engineering team to build great products that solve critical problems for our partners.
  • Work with the Mission Success team to document user feedback, deliver product feature requests, and create/implement strategies for fulfilling user mission requirements.
  • Sense and shape opportunities for expansion.
What we're looking for
  • 1+ years of private sector experience in a customer or client facing role ideally selling or supporting SaaS software.
  • 3+ years of mission user experience, intelligence domain knowledge, or military service. You understand our partners' needs and challenges because you lived them.
  • A motivated problem solver who takes ownership, acts with urgency, and is comfortable with ambiguity. You like a challenge, and you don’t quit.
  • U.S. Person status is required as this position will require the ability to access U.S. only data systems with the ability to obtain security clearance
  • TS/SCI clearance is required

What We Offer

The salary range for this position is $120,000-$150,000 + equity + 401K match. Within the range, individual pay is determined by experience, relevant education, and/or training.

  • 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

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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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