Director of Operations

    Updated 30+ days ago
    San Diego, CA 92101
    Full-time, Part-time
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    Job Description

    Job Description

    La Jolla Logic (LJL) is an advanced technology and information system security solutions firm founded in 2011 in San Diego, CA.  LJL's mission is to pioneer innovative, high-quality and best value specialty technology and engineering services to customers in the federal government and commercial marketplace.    

    We are an SBA Certified 8(a) Woman-Owned Small Business, awarded San Diego’s WOSB of the Year 2019 by the US SBA, and the SBA District Director’s Technology Sector Award in 2018. LJL has a reputation for performance to the highest standard, specializing in high-end cybersecurity engineering solutions, to include Machine Learning Technology, Artificial Intelligence R&D, Secure Enterprise Architecture Design, Cross Domain Solutions (CDS) , DoD Cloud Architecture development and deployment (AWS, Azure), Structured Data Models and Inference Engine Technology, System Security Engineering and System Accreditations (RMF & DIACAP), Advanced Technology Concept Development and Feasibility Assessments, Information Systems Security Manager/Officer (ISSM/ISSO) Services, and NIST 800-171 Compliance.

    LJL has an opening for a Director of Operations to join our team in San Diego. This senior management-level position requires versatility, strong intellect, initiative, top-flight communication skills, total reliability, and a pace and quality of execution consistent with our corporate culture. It also requires confidentiality, tact, and an ability to maintain a professional presence while handling multiple assignments within tight timeframes in a creative and dynamic environment. The ideal candidate is flexible, willing to learn, great at research, detail-oriented, predictive of risk, forward-thinking, adept at leading teams, and owns accountability for the accomplishment of major company goals. This position has many responsibilities and is perfect for the candidate who wishes to expand their leadership skills while managing the operation of a high-end boutique cybersecurity engineering firm servicing the commercial and Department of Defense (DoD) components. 

    Duties include the following:

    • Collaborate with executive and senior management personnel to make decisions on company operational activities; set and implement strategic near-term and long-term business strategies that provide the company an opportunity to scale, grow revenue and move into new strategic markets; cascade those messages across the organization

    • Plan, execute, delegate and monitor day-to-day company operations; manage cross functional organizational teams; responsible for managing company staffing to ensure efficient use of resources; ensure staff are focused on the company priorities

    • Provide managerial oversight and accountability across human resources, recruiting, programs, information systems, facilities, contracts, administrative, marketing and accounting activities and major company initiatives; lead and organize departmental and corporate monthly/weekly meetings

    • Develop, implement and regularly review operational policies and procedures; regularly analyze for needed updates to improve quality, productivity and efficiency across the organization; assumes full ownership of company policy and procedure documents and templates; maintain strict configuration control

    • In collaboration with department leads identify, evaluate and implement technology, tools, methods and processes to support company growth, scalability and efficiency

    • Prepare and execute against approved annual corporate budgets; identify and work to remove barriers to achieving financial goals and strategic objectives

    • Ensure all facility lease agreements, insurance policies, other operational agreements, legal and regulatory company documents are filed and monitor compliance with changing laws and regulations

    • Manage external supply chain/vendor relationships and maintain currency of all licenses/subscriptions

    • Identify and address problems and opportunities for the company associated with current execution and short/long-term growth targets; evaluate overall company performance by gathering and analyzing data and metrics and report to executive management as needed

    • Provide management-level support and oversight to client direct and corporate indirect projects, programs and initiatives as required.

    • Ensure maximum productivity and quality control in product/output IAW company standards

    • Collaborate with HR on recommendations and implementation of reward/recognition programs; oversee and implement employee corrective action plans; promote a company culture that encourages top performance and high morale

    • Communicate job expectations and monitor performance for assigned teams; contribute to employee performance assessments

    • Prepare and brief effective reports/presentations to executive management team on issues, concerns, and recommendations and resolutions

    • Support marketing, bid and proposal activities to support company growth


    • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, business, management or related field from an accredited college/university is required
    • Project Management certifications are highly desired
    • Minimum 8 years’ experience in a Project/Program Management or Operations Management leadership roles; experience in the DoD industry is preferred
    • Solid understanding of general business operations, practices and infrastructure is required
    • Ability to discern pertinent information and its proper communication to leadership and stakeholders
    • Proven ability to effectively manage and/or collaborate with others to achieve company goals
    • Possess high emotional intelligence
    • Ability to take full ownership of the position and manage the workload independently and prioritize based on changing needs of the organization
    • Professional demeanor, excellent organization skills, exceptional record keeping skills, effective communication style
    • Highly proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook) and other technology tools
    • Demonstrated ability to problem solve and work collaboratively with peers
    • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment and ensure follow-through
    • Ability to obtain a DoD clearance is highly desired (Secret or above)
    • U.S. Citizenship is required
    Posting ID: 611966837Posted: 2021-03-21Job Title: Director Operation