BizOps Analyst

About us

Our mission is to become the de facto way people learn foreign languages. We begin by teaching the next billion people English, Spanish, and French.

English is the global language of business, culture, and communication, and over 1.5 billion people around the world are actively trying to learn right now. Others dream of communicating with the half-billion native Spanish speakers across the globe. The problem is that it's nearly impossible to learn to speak a language without constant access to a speaking partner. Grammar and vocab apps don't really help – you need to actually converse with someone.

Speak is on a journey to fix this. We're creating an AI-powered experience that replicates the flow of a conversation, without needing a human on the other end. The goal is to make it radically more accessible to be able to have conversations in a foreign language and eventually help hundreds of millions of people gain fluency who otherwise wouldn't be able to.

We started on this journey over five years ago and we've still got a long ways to go. We're thoughtfully adding new team members only when we think they can truly play a big role in our mission.

Speak launched first in South Korea where we have quickly grown to become the top grossing education app in the country. We have now delivered this winning product to more than 30 countries globally and are continuing to expand to more markets in the coming months. The company is well funded, raising a recent Series B backed by investors like OpenAI, Founders Fund, Y Combinator, Khosla Ventures, Lachy Groom, Josh Buckley, and others. We’re a team of 75 based primarily in SF, Seoul, Tokyo, and Ljubljana.

About this role

We’re looking to expand our BizOps team to help Speak scale operations and improve our overall operating cadence and model. You will have an opportunity to work closely with the leadership team to own strategic, high-impact projects in coordination with teams across the company. A strong generalist with an ownership mentality and the desire to grow with our rapidly scaling company will excel in this role.

What you’ll be doing

  • Lead strategic projects for Speak across new initiatives, finance, marketing, content, and other functions
  • Drive key pillars of our operational cadence like goal-setting, metrics setting and reviews, board meeting preparation, and investor updates
  • Act as a thought partner to the leadership team on organizational priorities and processes, and can contribute additional rigor to decisions around investment of resources, marketing spend, etc
  • Create scalable plans that integrate a comprehensive vision with an understanding of real-world constraints.

What we’re looking for?

  • You have experience in consulting, investment banking, or similar BizOps roles
  • You are scrappy, ambitious, and willing to tackle any problem directly
  • You are comfortable operating autonomously and analytically solving unstructured problems
  • You are familiar with modeling business problems and forecasting and are proficient in analytics tools
  • An ideal candidate would also have experience working in a high-growth startup

Why work at Speak

  1. Join a fantastic, tight-knit team at the right time: we're growing very quickly, we've raised our Series B and an additional extension from some of the top investors in the valley, and we've achieved product-market fit in our initial markets. You'd join at a magical time when a single person could significantly change the course of the company.
  2. Do your life's work with people you’ll love working with: we care strongly about our craft and want every person at Speak to feel like they're growing every day. We believe in the idea that working with people you both enjoy and have respect for makes everything better. We hire thoughtfully and only work with people we admire deeply.
  3. Global in nature: We're live in over 40 countries and launching in a number of new markets soon. We have dedicated offices in San Francisco, Ljubljana, Seoul, and Tokyo, and you’ll have the opportunity to talk to users in each of these regions on a regular basis as well as travel.
  4. Impact people's lives in a major way: Learning a language is one of the single most life-changing skills one can learn, and right now 99% of people never achieve their goal because the process is broken. We’re helping millions of people achieve their goals and improve their lives.

Speak does not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

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