Cockroach Labs is the creator of CockroachDB, the most highly evolved cloud-native, distributed SQL database on the planet that scales fast, survives anything, and thrives anywhere. We created CockroachDB to unshackle teams from the constraints of their database. Join us on our mission to enable every developer to build world-changing applications!
Cockroach Labs is looking for a business leader to join the team as our first Chief of Staff to the CEO. In this high-visibility role, you will partner with the CEO and the executive team to ensure effective alignment, decision-making, execution, and communication strategies are deployed across the company. You will develop strong relationships to understand and highlight the challenges experienced by the CEO's organization at all levels. Ideally, you have experience in change management, operations, and strategy, allowing you to become an extension of the CEO and executive leadership team, which will ensure their time and attention are focused on the highest impact initiatives. As the CEO's 'trusted counsel,' the role requires a highly resourceful individual with strong emotional intelligence, self-motivation, and strong analytical skills. You must be willing to use your power and influence to lead from behind.
In your first 30 days, you will work closely with the CEO and the executive team to better understand the company’s strategy and how each division supports the company’s objectives. You will work closely with each executive to create strategies and actionable steps to crystalize their objectives and key results for the company. Your background in working in an operational capacity across teams will give you a strong foundation to understand how to effectively partner with both executives and managers. You will spend much of your first 30 days listening and learning, while elevating the CEO to focus on furthering the vision of Cockroach Labs.
After your first 30 days, you will continue to look for areas to drive executive efficiency, while removing barriers for the CEO by representing their voice and being their ears in internal meetings. These engagements will give you the ability to start solving problems, mediating disputes and dealing with any matters before they are brought to the chief executive. You will further cement your relationship with the executive team by acting as a sounding board to help them with any challenges they are facing.
Across your first few months at Cockroach Labs, you will take on management of a variety of engagements and projects that crystalize the strategic vision of the business to be shared across the company, the board, and externally.
Spencer Kimball - Co-founder & CEO
Spencer strives to maintain a delicate balance between his love for programming distributed systems and the excitement of helping the company grow smoothly. He first cut his teeth on databases during the dot com heyday, and had a front row seat at Google for a decade’s worth of their evolution. His best part of leaving work is stepping out into the brilliant and always exciting life of Manhattan with his daughter and Carl (his dog).
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