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Defense Strategy & Operations Manager

About Applied

Autonomy is one of the leading technological advances of this century that will come to impact our lives. The work you'll do at Applied will meaningfully accelerate the efforts of the top autonomy teams in the world. At Applied, you will have a unique perspective on the development of cutting-edge technology while working with major players across the industry and the globe.

Applied Intuition provides software solutions to safely develop, test, and deploy autonomous vehicles at scale. The company's suite of simulation, validation, and drive log management software enables development teams to create thousands of scenarios in minutes, run simulations at scale, and verify and validate algorithms for production deployment. Headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices in Los Angeles, Detroit, Washington, D.C., Munich, Stockholm, Seoul, and Tokyo, Applied consists of software, robotics, and automotive experts with experiences from top global companies. Leading autonomy programs and 17 of the top 20 global OEMs use Applied's solutions to bring autonomy to market faster.

About the Role

We are looking for a Strategy and Operations Manager to join our fast-growing Defense team. You will lead task coordination across multiple technical, business, and administrative workstreams. Duties will include administrative tasks such as office management, organization and execution of external meetings, and documention and process management. The operations lead will also have the opportunity to develop internal management processes, lead business development strategy discussions, and engage with Applied's customers.

At Applied, you will:

  • Lead day-to-day operations of a busy office, including managing suppliers, negotiating with vendors, and providing administrative support to the Applied Defense team
  • Monitor and analyze defense business opportunities, market trends, and competition, to provide recommendations to the Business Development team
  • Execute heavy scheduling of internal and external meetings in a fast growth startup environment
  • Manage ongoing initiatives and projects via meeting management, document organization, and both email and in-person follow-ups
  • Partner with cross-functional leaders to ensure successful completion across any special projects
  • Liaise between Business Development and Marketing to coordinate attendance at defense trade shows and conferences

We're looking for someone who has:

  • 2+ years of administrative experience
  • 2+ years of business development or consulting experience
  • Ability to prioritize and multitask effectively
  • Strong organizational skills and is highly detail-oriented
  • Proven track record of execution

Nice to have:

  • Experience as an Office Manager or Executive Assistant for the CEO
  • Experience working in a fast-paced software company
  • Experience with the Google suite of tools (e.g., Gmail, Google Docs, Google Drive)

Don't meet every single requirement? If you're excited about this role but your past experience doesn't align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

Applicants will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon commencing employment. Reasonable accommodations will be considered on a case-by-case basis for exemptions to this requirement in accordance with applicable federal and state law. Applicants should be aware that for external-facing roles that involve close contact with Company employees or other third parties on the Company's premises, accommodations that involve remaining unvaccinated against COVID-19 may not be deemed reasonable. The Company will engage in the interactive process on an individualized basis taking into account the particular position.

Autonomy is one of the leading technological advances of this century that will come to impact our lives. The work you’ll do at Applied will meaningfully accelerate the efforts of the top autonomy teams in the world. At Applied, you will have a un...

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January 25, 2023

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