Workera AI is hiring a

Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Workera’s Skills Intelligence Platform redefines how enterprises understand, develop, and mobilize talent. We empower organizations with actionable skills data that drives innovation across talent strategies in hiring, upskilling, mobility, and mentorship. Enterprises get an objective pulse on their workforce through our configurable skills ontology and AI-powered measurement at a granular level.

We are a Silicon Valley start-up backed by New Enterprise Associates (NEA), Owl Ventures and Andrew Ng’s AI Fund. Our founders are Kian Katanforoosh, an award-winning Stanford Computer Science Lecturer who has taught AI to over 1 million people, and James Lee, former VP of Global Operations at Udacity. Our Chairman is Dr. Andrew Ng, co-founder of Coursera (NYSE: COUR), CEO of DeepLearning.AI, and founding lead of the Google Brain project.

Workera’s vision is to help humanity measurably close the skills gap to achieve its fullest potential.

Workera is a fast-growing startup, developing the first Skills Intelligence Platform, enabling enterprises to understand, develop, and mobilize talent. We are backed by New Enterprise Associates (NEA), Owl Ventures, and Andrew Ng’s AI Fund.

We are looking for a Chief Operating Officer (COO) to be the right-hand to our CEO, helping the company get through the many next phases of its growth. We're searching for a senior business operator with strong leadership skills, experience scaling go-to-market (including sales, marketing, and customer success) and ops (including finance, people, and business operations) functions, and operating a best-in-class growth-stage Enterprise SaaS startup. 

As the COO, you will be responsible for improving our company’s operations and procedures across all functions. You will lead the team to be more efficient, productive, and effective. We have a uniquely exciting product vision, and you will play a key role in making this vision a reality.

🧠  Here's what you'll do:

  • Collaborate with CEO in setting up the company’s strategy and driving execution
  • Translate strategy into actionable steps for growth, implementing organization-wide goal setting, performance management, and annual operations planning
  • Oversee daily operations of the company operations, the work of executives, and employee productivity to ensure organizational goals are met
  • Design and implement a scalable and unified go-to-market engine across sales, marketing, and customer success
  • Analyze internal operations and identify areas for process enhancement
  • Manage capital investments and expenses strategically given market opportunity
  • Assist CEO in fundraising

⚒️ We hope that you have:  

  • 5+ years experience in business executive leadership role from Series A/B to later stage companies
  • Experience leading enterprise go-to-market functions
  • Excellent leadership and organizational skills, with steadfast resolve and personal integrity
  • Aptitude in decision-making, problem-solving, and strategic planning
  • Understanding of advanced operational business and financial planning
  • Solid grasp of Enterprise SaaS businesses and metrics
  • Ability to diagnose problems quickly and foresee potential issues to mitigate risk
  • Experience leading distributed teams

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What you'll get by working with us:

  • Unlimited PTO plus a week off between Christmas and New Year’s
  • Collegial atmosphere
  • Innovative environment
  • Full support for home offices
  • A culture of life-long learning supported up to $3,000 reimbursement for professional development
  • Working across cultural and geographical lines alongside our offices in different parts of the world
  • Being part of a world-class technical team that’s trying to make the world more meritocratic
  • Being part of a great cause to improve lives everywhere through artificial intelligence
  • Opportunity to own high-impact projects


What it's like to work at Workera:

  • High-velocity career growth. You will be joining an all-star team of industry experts, world-class technologists from top tech companies, and proven startup operators that have built large, successful businesses. Workera is backed by top-tier venture capital firms and most importantly, we’re solving a massive problem for enterprises and individuals, so your opportunities for growth and impact are unlimited
  • A company that is solving one of the most exciting interdisciplinary problems of our era. World-changing innovations often spur from interdisciplinary research and development. Workera is, at its heart, an interdisciplinary company. To create the world’s most reliable and valid skills signal powering talent development, we hire people with a broad set of technical skills who are ready to take on the most challenging problems at the intersection of psychometrics, artificial intelligence, and software engineering – from developing valid and reliable computer adaptive tests, to recommending personalized learning plans to employees and organizations, and enabling business leaders worldwide to make the best strategic decisions for upskilling and recruiting
  • Diversity. We embrace diversity and invite applications from people of all walks of life. Our team-members, like our users, transcend geography, culture, and language; what we share, collectively, is a drive to create a skills-based, more meritocratic world, and a unique ability to execute.
  • A remote-friendly work environment. No matter where you reside, you’re a part of Workera. We ensure that our globally distributed employees can participate fully in our company’s activities and do their best work every day.
  • Lifelong learning. As talented as our team members are, we know that everyone is a constant work-in-progress and that the best is yet to come. We support each other in our curiosity and creativity – which we pursue through thoughtful discussion, mentorship, and knowledge-sharing among a diverse set of peers and colleagues. Did someone ever tell you that world-class mentorship doesn’t exist in startups? Please send them our way!
  • A culture of transparency that we carry through to messaging communication, ensuring that team members have the information they need to make good decisions.


We’re learners, dreamers, and game-changers. Join us to bring everyone the opportunity to achieve their fullest potential!

At Workera we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation, and related medical conditions), national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Workera believes that diversity and inclusion among our employees are critical to our success as a company, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. Selection for employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

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