Tech Startup Operations ManagerArchangel

Oxford, GB 30-05-2023

Are you an operations lead with finance skills and passionate about scaling a tech startup with positive impact AI software and hardware products?

We are looking for a highly organised and proactive Operations Manager with finance / accounting skills to deliver reliable and effective operations activities and grow our technology startup to deliver award-winning AI co-pilot and smart security products. Our tech helps organisations like Network Rail and Ministry of Defence save lives and protect critical infrastructure in remote areas without GPS and connectivity. You will be working hands-on in different business operations areas on rotation and eventually specialising in one of them (finance, HR, facilities and office administration, legal, marketing – we can help you choose), reporting to the COO and working daily with operations team, management team and the COO. You will also be part of a fun, experienced and high performance team that has recently won the $1,000,000 grand prize from GeniusNY, the world’s largest accelerator for unmanned systems in New York! We are now growing our presence in Central New York – we have recently opened an office, got involved in the wider ecosystem of accelerators and built partnerships with fellow drone and robotic companies, as well as business advisers/ mentors.

Working with us means you will have:

  • The ability to make a difference in a growing dynamic, fast-paced startup where there are existing foundational systems but plenty of room to influence ‘how a business should be’, shaping systems / process direction and your team as we grow
  • Opportunities to own, coordinate and lead a variety of projects in increasing scope and complexity to grow your project management and leadership skills
  • A modern, forward-thinking culture of forward-thinking and high ownership so you can get as much responsibility and support as you would like to take on
  • Competitive compensation packages (salary, bonuses, and shares options scheme)
  • Options for flexible working hours and custom arrangements that matter to you
  • A variety of perks: drones or VR headset after passing probation, access to wellbeing subscriptions and discounts, and the opportunity to join the team once a year on an exciting retreat where we recharge and have fun! 😎

What you’ll be owning:

  • Coordinating a scaling operations team to deliver HR and recruitment, facilities, logistics, office day to day activities and projects
  • Finance: ensure accurate cashflow, budgeting, forecasting, procurement and bookkeeping
  • Legal: review NDAs, complete trademark applications, ensure compliance with migrant sponsorship via the Sponsor Management System, engage with external solicitors to resolve any complex matters
  • Manage process improvement projects (project planning, risk mitigation, reporting and monitoring) such as software rollouts, culture initiatives such as team offsites, other business expansion and change management activities

To succeed in this role, you must have:

  • Finance/accounting proficiency or qualifications
  • Project management experience or qualifications
  • Experience hiring and managing people as a line manager
  • Prior operations management experience in startups or equivalent dynamic, fast-paced environments

Bonus if you have:

  • Business management qualification
  • Experience working with hardware, B2B technology companies
  • Legal support / contracts review and management experience
  • Marketing proficiency or experience
  • Technical recruitment experience (eg hiring engineers and developers)


Hybrid. We thrive on being a tight-knit team! As such, we encourage everyone who can to get together at our office in Oxford a couple of days a week. We offer flexible work arrangements and even fly international team members over to join us on-site for special occasions and all-company get-together! ✈

So, what’s next?

Apply now and someone from our HR team will get back to you asap. The usual process includes a screening call, offline assessment and then a big call with our team to get to know each other. That’s it!

Sounds interesting? Apply now and join Archangel Life! 🚀


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