Director of Business Operations
Location: Pittsburgh or San Francisco Bay Area, California
Efficient Corporation is creating the world’s most energy-efficient general-purpose processor. Based on several years of technology innovation at Carnegie Mellon University, the Efficient team have produced a radically re-imagined chip architecture with the primary goal of extreme energy efficiency. The result – a next generation processor that requires 100x less energy than today’s best alternatives, while also outperforming them on speed.
Efficient Corporation’s Director of Business Operations will be responsible for driving the execution and development of overall operations and critical business functions as we move from initial stages of product development to market release and scaled volume production. We are looking for an experienced and motivated individual with operational experience and a track record of success in growing businesses, ideally at venture-backed companies. Partnering with Efficient’s founders, the Director will oversee business development, product management, and sales/sales support functions. He/She will be critical in investor relations, strategic partnerships and planning, and go-to-market strategy development. The Director will serve as a strategic advisor to senior leadership at Efficient.
This is a unique role with both external and internal focus. The Director will be the face of Efficient to the marketplace externally, representing the team at conferences, in partner meetings and with customers where appropriate. Internally, he/she will be focused on driving overall effectiveness and operational efficiencies throughout the organization as the business scales.
Responsible for driving the organization’s operational activities to profitability and scaled growth. Build and own operational relationships with internal teams, including Engineering, Product, Sales, and others to develop operating cadence needed to succeed in the market.
Contribute to the strategy of the company, product roadmap, operations and financial plans.
Lead cross-functional operating initiatives to help shape, implement, and manage the organization’s operating plan, strategy, and engagement.
Establish a sales & business development function to drive revenue growth for the business.
Network to build trusted relationships with and act as point of contact for investors, customers and other stakeholders.
Work collaboratively with the leadership team to drive growth, profitability and increase company valuation in line with the mission, company goals and company culture. Support the team while cultivating talent in support of future growth and leadership opportunities.
Maintain a deep knowledge of our markets, industry, customer needs and competitors in order to lead market initiatives, drive customer engagements, and close revenue opportunities.
Required Qualifications & Experience Requirements
Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field from an accredited university.
Exceptional leadership skills and extensive business experience, preferably in start-up or high-growth companies, with solid understanding of business models.
Experience in early-stage companies, helping to build foundations with structure that allows for quick scalability.
Excellent conflict resolution skills, understand people and their motivations, and the ability to articulate and work through differences that may arise.
Excellent market-facing presence and ability to represent our Company. Travel for events, speaking engagements and customer meetings as necessary, is required.
This role demands strategic agility, and strong inter-personal and analytical skills.
Desired Qualifications & Experience Requirements
5+ years of experience in operational and/or department leadership roles.
Master’s degree, MBA or other advanced degree in a related field, such as Comp Engineering, Computer Science, Data Science & AI, etc.
Experience fundraising at various company stages is ideal to help establish company’s first rounds of fundraising, is a plus.
Strong understanding of corporate finance, governance principles with knowledge of profit and loss, balance sheets, cash flow management, and general finance and budgeting.
Experience working in hardware, microchip, semiconductor, and/or processor industry is a plus.
About Efficient Corporation:
Efficient is a chip company developing a general-purpose computing platform for intelligence at the extreme edge. Efficient’s technology increases on-device compute efficiency by orders of magnitude, and thereby enables pervasive intelligence throughout environments that are unreachable with today’s processor designs. Efficient is developing an ultra-low-power general purpose processor that dramatically reduces energy without compromising programmability — imagine a vision-based sensor that can perform AI functions for 10 years on a single AA battery. In addition, Efficient is building a fully integrated software and compiler stack that supports migration of high-level language code to the Efficient chip platform with no required re-writes.
Efficient was established in 2022 as a spinout of Carnegie Mellon University and is currently building a world-class team of hardware and software engineers spanning from silicon implementation to compilers. With seed funding secured, a portfolio of patent-protected IP, and substantial progress on hardware and software development, EfficientAI is moving quickly toward delivering first silicon in early- to mid-2024.
Find out more about our story at https://www.efficient.computer
Efficient offers a competitive compensation and benefits package.
To apply for this role, please email email@example.com along with your resume and a little about yourself.