Primer builds and deploys mission-ready AI solutions that meet rapidly evolving defense and security needs. Primer is recognized for fast speed to deployment, powered by a proven ML infrastructure, and the high performance and accuracy of AI/ML models required to inform critical decision making. Primer’s AI capabilities scale from off-the-shelf applications to secure on-premises deployments, trained on state-of-the-art custom models against customer data sets. Multiple National Security and Intelligence Community (IC) agencies as well as global commercial enterprises trust Primer with next-generation AI technologies that accelerate decision superiority. For more information, visit https://primer.ai

Primer is proud to be recognized on two of Built In’s “2022 Best Places to Work” lists.  For the second year in a row, Primer was one of the “Best Midsize Companies to Work For” – ranked No. 21 out of 100 companies – and named as one of the “Best Places to Work” in the San Francisco Bay Area.

This role will consider applicants in San Francisco, CA or Washington, DC.

About the role:

As a Director, Operations, you will define, land, and execute on our key strategic priorities across the company. 

A strategic thinker, you combine excellent judgment and data-driven analysis to identify new opportunities for us to deliver mission-ready AI for our customers & partners with higher velocity and efficiency. You are an excellent communicator, and collaborate effectively with internal stakeholders and cross-functional teams to solve problems, implement new processes & solutions, and deliver consistently against high standards.


Role Responsibilities  - How You Will Make An Impact:

  • Work with the cross-functional leadership team (e.g., leaders across Sales, Marketing, Engineering, Product, HR and Finance) to define, launch, and manage strategic, operational, and organizational initiatives across the organization
  • Gather relevant data, conduct business analysis, develop and manage project trackers and timelines, and direct cross-functional groups to deliver on project goals
  • Design, roll out, and implement scalable solutions to increase productivity, and improve overall program and organization operations
  • Identify gaps and propose changes to existing policy, systems, and process frameworks
  • Manage sales forecasting cadence, productivity metrics, business reporting, and supporting sales systems 
  • Build narratives and communication tailored to different audience levels to advance the team strategy and deliver on priorities


Relevant Skills and Experience:

  • 10+ years of professional experience in strategy & operations, or equivalent professional degree
  • Proven ability to work independently as well as on small, mission-driven teams to seek information, solve conceptual problems, corral resources, and deliver results
  • Organized, structured problem solver that can navigate different projects, tools, and collaborators and communicate progress to diverse audiences
  • Ability to credibly and compellingly present complex problems and debate recommendations with senior leadership
  • Demonstrated ability to deal with ambiguity and juggle between multiple priorities, leading and delivering high-quality work and adhering to tight deadlines
  • A non-hierarchical team player who works collaboratively and effectively across a diverse set of functions, backgrounds, and working styles
  • Willingness to roll-up your sleeves, multitask and dive into details
  • Bonus points for knowledge of and professional experience working in the U.S. government and/or in the tech sector, with federal acquisition processes, software development cycles, key machine learning concepts

The annual cash compensation range for this position is US$195,000 to US $260,000.  Final compensation will be determined based on experience and skills and may vary from the range listed above

 

COVID - 19: This role requires compliance with all federal mandates and regulations applicable to federal contractors and subcontractors, as they change over time, including Covid-19 vaccination mandates.

What We Offer

We are a series C funded company with investors from Lux Capital, Amplify Partners, Addition Capital, Bloomberg Beta, and others. 

We are intentional around building a diverse and inclusive team of subject matter experts to better advocate for the needs of our users. 

We care a lot about our work and about the well being of our team. We encourage everyone to work at a sustainable pace and have an unlimited vacation policy for team members to utilize, Wellness Days and 100% paid leave for parents of growing families.

We offer competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits. This includes full medical, dental, and vision coverage, fertility benefits through Carrot, mental health coverage on demand with Ginger, 401(k) (US employees), remote work stipends, and monthly internet allowance.

 


Primer is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. Please see the United States Department of Labor's EEO poster and EEO poster supplement for additional information.

 If you need assistance or accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at info@primer.com.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

 

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