[Internship] Chief of Staff @ Rayon



People & HR, Operations
Posted on Friday, December 15, 2023

[Internship] Chief of Staff @ Rayon


Rayon’s mission

Rayon is building the next generation of architectural design software. More collaborative, simpler, smarter, and more beautiful.
The design of buildings and spaces has a huge impact on our lives. Climate change, affordable housing, sustainable urbanization, future of work: all of these challenges will require us to design a better and more efficient built environment.
But, whereas architectural design is by essence a collaborative endeavor, the tools currently used by architects and designers are not made for collaboration and sharing knowledge. They are complex, they are expensive, and they are stuck in an era pre-internet with desktop computers as their paradigm.
We are building a browser-based, collaborative ,real-time multiplayer editor in order to democratize architectural design and empower designers to create more efficient spaces and buildings.

Who are we?

We are a small team of 15 people passionate about web technology, architecture, and the built environment. First and foremost, we love building amazing tools for creators.
Rayon was co-founded in October 2021 by Bastien Dolla, an engineer (Polytechnique & Ponts et Chaussées) with 15 years of experience in tech and real estate, and Stanislas Chaillou, an engineer and an architect (EPFL & Harvard) with a background in ML research applied to architecture.
Rayon recently raised a €4million Seed round, backed by world-class Investors (Northzone, Foundamental, Seedcamp, 20VC, Kima) and amazing business Angels such as Ralph Gootee, co-founder of plangrid (acq. by Autodesk), Joe Thomas co-founder and CEO of Loom , the architect Norman Foster (Foster+Partners), Rasmus Andersson (ex-Spotify, ex-Meta), Thibaud Elziere founder of eFounders, Nicolas Steegmann co-founder of Stupeflix, Riggs Kubiak founder of Honest buildings (acq. Procore), Jonathan Widawski founder & CEO of Maze.
Rayon is a French company based in Paris. We are open to remote positions in time zones close to European Central Time.

What you will be doing?

As Chief of Staff, you will be working hand in hand with the founders to improve processes, launch growth initiatives, and allow the company to scale.
More specifically, on a daily basis, you will:
Work with the founders to launch strategic growth initiatives to improve acquisition, retention, and monetization: outbound acquisition, SEO/SEM, partnerships.
Quantify and measure in-app usage and traffic throughout our ecosystem, while working towards actionable goals to improve those.
Assist the founders on G&A topics: lead non-dilutive fundraising initiatives (Bpi, EIC), help on investors reporting, help on HR and hiring.
Design, document, and improve internal processes to allow the company to scale efficiently.

What are we looking for?

These points are here to give you an idea of what we think would be a good fit for the job. They are not hard requirements. If you do not fit them perfectly but feel like you would do the job well, you should definitely apply!
Broad knowledge of the startup ecosystem + how startups operate and basic understanding of growth related concepts.
Ability to manage multiple tasks at once, prioritize between them, and organize your agenda to get things done in time.
Desire to test, iterate and improve strategies, while working towards clear, actionable KPIs.
Data-driven mindset: every decision you take must be backed by data, for every action you take you should track the results and draw actionable conclusions.
The ability and the desire to continually learn new things and improve.
At least one previous relevant work experience (startup, VC, consulting).
Complete fluency in English and strong writing skills are expected.
Available for 6 months (or more), starting from February 2024
Although knowledge and interest in the AEC industry (Architecture, Engineering, and Construction) is a plus, it is by no means mandatory or expected.

Why should you join Rayon?

Help promote a product that has the potential to profoundly change for the best how our built environment is designed.
Have full ownership of everything you work on and a visible impact from day one.
Work on a wide variety of topics: G&A, growth, HR, finance & fundraising, product, content marketing → you will learn A LOT.
Be part of a small team of passionate members whose culture puts the highest value on design and engineering craftsmanship.
Competitive compensation and a beautiful office in the heart of the 8th arrondissement of Paris.

How to apply?

Email careers@rayon.so with your resume, your LinkedIn profile, your availability (starting date and location), and a few words on why you would be a good fit for the job, ideally including things not in your resume. No need for it to be too long, this is not a cover letter!
Feel free to add any question you may have related to the position or the hiring process.
If it’s a fit, we’ll schedule a first 30min interview with you shortly after.