Mission Strategist

Vannevar Labs

Vannevar Labs

Posted on Wednesday, January 10, 2024
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 The US and our allies are fighting a war of deterrence with woefully outdated technology.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

The Mission Strategist will build senior advocacy by scoping and delivering high mission impact outcomes. You'll define and iterate on the scope of mission problems we’re targeting with a DoD group. Define and iterate on Vannevar’s solution to these problems using our products, your creativity, and your influence on engineering and product teams where needed.

What you'll do

  • Scope mission problems for your deployments that Vannevar can impact and our senior advocates are excited about; creatively iterate on your hypothesis until you’ve gotten to the right problem.
  • Impact the missions you’ve scoped by using our products + DoD tools + your creativity and influence with product and engineering.
  • Work to end to end solve the missions with what you can creatively get access to.
  • Embed and partner with the user group while collaborating with product and engineering teams to create workflows that excites your user group's senior advocates.
  • Create highly tailored mission-focused demos and mission wins that excites your user group's senior advocates.

What we're looking for

  • A track record of creatively scoping ambiguous problems in a DoD or private sector customer-focused context with the ability to generate strong hypotheses when faced with ambiguity.
  • Grit and creativity to keep going when faced with a roadblock.
  • Success in working problems to conclusion and trying different approaches until one works.
  • Ability to work autonomously and set your own goals; adept at creatively adjusting your goals / strategy as you learn new information.
  • Ability to quickly learn new software products to generate outcomes.
  • Demonstrated bias towards achieving an outcome even if it requires helping or doing the job of someone else on another team
  • Prior DoD or IC experience.
  • Low ego.
  • Experience helping to iterate on a product with product design, product management and/or engineering teams would be nice to have
  • Active TS / SCI clearance would be nice to have

What we offer

The salary range for this position is $150,000-$170,000 + equity + 401K match. Within the range, individual pay is determined by experience, relevant education, and/or training.

  • Health, dental, and vision insurance
  • 100% remote - work from anywhere in the US
  • 401k matching
  • Mental benefits
  • Flexible work environment - you manage your workday
  • Pet and child care reimbursement during travel
  • Unlimited PTO
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!