Chief of Staff at Nomad Atomics

Research, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia melbourne
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Chief of Staff - Nomad Atomics

Melbourne, Australia


Nomad Atomics is on a mission to make the broad uptake of quantum sensing a reality and simultaneously push the limits of our field beyond what we think is possible. We are building the world’s most advanced fit-for-purpose quantum sensors to allow us to see the world like never before.

Our team is made up of leaders in the quantum sensing field. We believe the time for commercial quantum sensing has come, and we are determined with making it happen.

We are growing here at Nomad Atomics – FAST. We are searching for people who want to finally take the commercial sensing game into the modern era of technology.

Who you are

You are a voracious learner, a problem solver, and a doer. Be ready to do almost anything and just get stuff done! You are driven by building things from scratch with a jack-of-all-trades mentality. You love working in a challenging environment and flourish with uncertainty. You are fascinated by emerging technologies and excited to help build a company with ground-breaking ideas.

You are looking for a role to take your skills and implement them in a fast-paced start-up environment. It’s ok if you don’t have significant experience or are new to the commercial sector, we are all in this together. If you’re anything like us, you love a challenge and use your skills and creativity to solve any problem that comes your way.

Your role

Working hand in hand with the co-founders, you’ll be engaged across all aspect of Nomad, from managing the day-to-day operations to developing the reporting and forecasting processes to enable the best possible strategic decisions for the company. You’ll be responsible for building the systems and processes responsible for information flow, collaboration, decision making and accountability. Being successful at this role means making everyone around you more successful at theirs.

You will work with a high level of autonomy and be trusted to make well thought out strategic decisions while operating and a fast-paced dynamic environment.

Under the broad direction of the co-founders you will:

·       Manage the day-to-day operations at Nomad

·       Maintain overview of the engineering, customer, and company milestones

·       Improve and manage Nomad’s operational cadence

·       Build the systems and processes responsible for information flow, collaboration, decision making and accountability

·       Manage day-to-day financial tasks, such as paying bills and issuing invoices.

·       Monitor spending and provide insights for better financial budgeting and forecasting.

·       Ensure the business meets all regulatory requirements and has necessary insurance.

·       Track and record statistics for the engineering department and business development teams.

·       Prepare accurate company reports for the board and founders.

·       Implement effective recruitment, development, appraisal, compensation, and retention schemes.

·       Ensure the team has the needed facilities, equipment, and software.

·       Assist with the external communications introducing and educating the world about Nomad.


Your Skills:

It’s not about specifically where you have come from nor what qualifications you have. What truly matters is that you are an impossibly fast learner with skills like:

·       Experience in operational finance, and financial management (Budgeting, forecasting, etc).

·       Excellent organisational and communication skills, with high attention to detail

·       A willingness to step outside your comfort zone to acquire new knowledge and skills.

·       Demonstrated strong sense of curiosity and a genuine passion for continuous learning.

·       Ability to embrace ambiguity and demonstrate a willingness to acknowledge and explore unknowns.

·       Self-motivated and works independently while fostering effective collaboration within cross-functional teams

·       You take initiative and recognise no task is too small


The nuts and bolts:

The role is full-time and based in Melbourne, Australia.

We have the flexibility to work from home from time to time, but the in-person interaction with our tech team will be critical.

We offer a competitive salary, employee share option package and opportunities for professional growth and advancement.

Must have current full working rights in Australia.

If you think you’re right for the role, but don’t have some of these skills, reach out – we’d love to talk anyway.