Career Opportunities

Stratfor is headquartered in Austin, Texas. In addition, we have relationships in geopolitically significant areas around the world. The only openings we have at this time are listed below; please follow the instructions to our applicant page online. We are unable to respond to individual questions regarding job opportunities due to the high volume of applications. If you have any questions about the authenticity of a job posting you find on an external site, please contact us at [email protected]. Thank you for your interest in working for Stratfor.

Positions Available:

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Analysts: Middle East, Global Economy and Global Energy

Stratfor's team of analysts come from extremely diverse backgrounds, but share an intense passion for understanding how the world operates through a geopolitical lens. Stratfor is taking applications on a rolling basis to scout out candidates that demonstrate a high quality of mind and energy for what we do. As we build out our team of analysts, openings will become available. If you are a prime analyst candidate for Stratfor, make sure we have your resume in our database to call on you when that opportunity arises. We are currently seeking to fill positions for a Middle East Analyst, Global Economy Analyst and Global Energy Analyst. All positions will be based out of the company headquarters in Austin, TX.

We care about how you think, not what security clearance or how many degrees you hold. To be considered for an Analyst position, you must be willing to internalize Stratfor's geopolitical methodology to make sense of the world. You must be willing to go beyond a narrow area of expertise to understand how issues connect across regions and themes. You must demonstrate both rigor and creativity in how you analyze intelligence. You must possess the intellectual discipline to regularly challenge baseline assumptions without getting your feelings hurt. And you must love this enough to live, breathe and eat the job. This is a fast-paced working environment that carries a lot of responsibility, and we need people who can not only handle the work, but also thrive in a place where both speed and depth hold equal weight.

As an analyst, you will be responsible for processing incoming intelligence daily for service consulting clients and Stratfor's geopolitical website with consistent, forward-looking intelligence and analysis. Analysts are required to leave ideology at the door and maintain a sober approach in analyzing how the political, economic, security and social factors combine to form a forecast. In this position, you will regularly contribute articles for Stratfor's website and will deliver briefings for a variety of Stratfor clients. Candidates will thus need to demonstrate strong communication skills in both writing and speaking.

Analysts are drawn from a wide range of backgrounds and interests, including international relations, global trade, economics, technological innovation, engineering and science. We encourage people of diverse educational and professional backgrounds to apply. Candidates will be evaluated not just for a particular area of expertise, but for their ability to see connections on a global scale. Please highlight your language skills, relevant experience and regional/thematic focus in your application.

Specific requirements for all positions

  • An understanding of economics and finance
  • Depth and understanding of the key political, economic, energy, security and social trends shaping the region
  • Ability to construct analytical arguments with supporting evidence
  • Strong research skills
  • Interest and skill in writing
  • A professional presence with excellent briefing and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work in a highly challenging environment
  • Comfortable working under tight deadlines
  • Relevant foreign language skills are a big plus

About us:

Stratfor is a geopolitical intelligence firm that provides strategic analysis and forecasting to individuals and organizations around the world. By placing global events in a geopolitical framework, we help subscribers and customers anticipate opportunities and better understand international developments.

To Apply:

Please send a cover letter, resume (CV) and relevant writing sample [email protected]. Cover letters should be no more than 500 words explaining why you genuinely want to work for Stratfor and how you specifically meet the requirements outlined above.  If selected to move forward in the process, a member of our team will contact you. Due to the large number of applicants, we are unable to respond to individual queries at this time.


Controller

Job Description:

Leader of all accounting and cost analysis, performance metrics generation, internal control implementation, general accounting duties, management reporting, payroll and benefit oversight, cash management and related functions.
 
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Enforce and maintain the organization's accounting principles, practices, procedures and initiatives
  • Provide guidance to ensure that necessary internal accounting controls are in place to protect company assets
  • Enforcing adherence to control requirements while supporting implementation and maintenance of systems, policies, and procedures
  • Direct and/or perform cost accounting functions to assure reporting and analysis of firm results
  • Provide for prompt feedback of financial information and recommendations for improvement to CEO and COO to optimize results and minimize unfavorable trends
  • Accelerate monthly financial close to ensure timely and accurate financial information and records
  • Prepare and maintain daily/weekly cash reports and periodic cash forecasts in addition to managing vendor payments
  • Prepare an annual departmental budget and analyze variances against this budget
  • Provide scheduled and ad hoc financial and management reports
  • Ownership of GL, chart of accounts, fixed asset management and cash management
  • Management of all A/R and A/P activities
  • Payroll and benefit administration
  • Ownership of insurance obligations
  • Support outside tax accountant in the preparation and filing of state and federal tax returns
  • Support and manage annual financial and 401(k) audits
  • Hire, manage and develop accounting staff as needed
Required Qualifications:
  • Minimum of 10 years of financial management experience
  • CPA
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office, Word and Excel
  • Excellent organizational, problem-solving, project management and communication skills
  • Leadership aptitude; ability to create momentum and foster organizational change
  • Ability to interact with all members of the organization
  • Ability to work in a high energy, fast-paced start-up type environment
Additional Preferred Qualification:
  • Migration from Quick Books to another ERP system experience strongly preferred

To Apply:

Please submit a cover letter and resume (CV) to our applications page. Cover letters should be no more than 500 words explaining why you genuinely want to work for Stratfor and how you specifically meet the requirements outlined above.


East Asia Analyst 

Job Description:

Stratfor's team of analysts come from extremely diverse backgrounds and share an intense passion for understanding how the world operates through a geopolitical lens. We are looking for candidates that demonstrate a high quality of mind and energy for what we do. All positions will be based out of the company headquarters in Austin, TX.

We care about how you think, not what security clearance or how many degrees you hold. To be considered for an East Asia Analyst position, you must be willing to internalize Stratfor's geopolitical methodology to make sense of the world. You must be willing to go beyond a narrow area of expertise to understand how issues connect across regions and themes. You must demonstrate both rigor and creativity in how you analyze intelligence. You must possess the intellectual discipline to regularly challenge baseline assumptions without getting your feelings hurt. And you must love this enough to live, breathe and eat the job. This is a fast-paced working environment that carries a lot of responsibility, and we need people who can not only handle the work, but who also thrive in a place where both speed and depth hold equal weight.

As an analyst, you will be responsible for processing incoming intelligence daily for service consulting clients and Stratfor's geopolitical website with consistent, forward-looking intelligence and analysis. Analysts are required to leave ideology at the door and maintain a sober approach in analyzing how the political, economic, security and social factors combine to form a forecast. In this position, you will regularly contribute articles for Stratfor's website and will deliver briefings for a variety of Stratfor clients. Candidates will thus need to demonstrate strong communication skills in both writing and speaking.

Qualifications:

  • An understanding of economics and finance, with a focus on China and Japan
  • Depth and understanding of the key political, economic, energy, security and social trends shaping East Asia
  • Ability to construct analytical arguments with supporting evidence
  • Strong research skills
  • Interest and skill in writing
  • A professional presence with excellent briefing and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work in a highly challenging environment
  • Comfortable working under tight deadlines
  • Relevant foreign language skills are a big plus

Please submit a cover letter, resume (CV) and relevant writing sample to our applications page. Cover letters should be no more than 500 words explaining why you genuinely want to work for Stratfor and how you specifically meet the requirements outlined above.


Web Quality Assurance Specialist

Job Description:

Austin based global publishing company is currently seeking a Web Quality Assurance Specialist. The ideal candidate would have some programming experience and extensive web experience. The position will involve devising, developing, and maintaining a suite of automated web Q.A. tests.

We offer an opportunity to work with smart people in a dynamic, yet well-established company. You'll work with the team to help publish the latest in geopolitical analysis and international intelligence. If you're interested in the exciting world of geopolitics, world events, or are a history buff, and have an interest in working with cutting edge web and open-source technologies then this is definitely the place to be.

Skills We're Seeking:

  • Experience writing Q.A. test plans
  • Experience developing Q.A. test scripts, including behavior driven development (BDD) style testing, functional testing, test harness setup, etc.
  • Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Familiarity with web basics (HTML, Javascript, CSS)
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks effectively
  • Familiarity with basic scripting in languages such as PHP
  • Ability to work at a fast pace and learn new technologies quickly, with minimal direction
  • Enthusiasm for learning new skills

Pluses:

Experience with Behat, Mink, PHPUnit, cross-browser testing, responsive HTML email testing, PHP, Javascript, Git, Apache, MySQL, Unix/Linux, Firebug, Drupal, Selenium, and/or SauceLabs

About Us:

Stratfor is a geopolitical intelligence firm that provides strategic analysis and forecasting to individuals and organizations around the world. By placing global events in a geopolitical framework, we help customers anticipate opportunities and better understand international developments.  Stratfor is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To Apply:

Please send a cover letter of no longer than 400 words and resume/CV to [email protected]. Consider providing links to sites and/or open source projects you've worked on, along with a description of your contribution.


Latin America Analyst

Job Description:

Stratfor's team of analysts come from extremely diverse backgrounds and share an intense passion for understanding how the world operates through a geopolitical lens. We are looking for candidates that demonstrate a high quality of mind and energy for what we do. All positions will be based out of the company headquarters in Austin, TX.

We care about how you think, not what security clearance or how many degrees you hold. To be considered for a Latin America Analyst position, you must be willing to internalize Stratfor's geopolitical methodology to make sense of the world. You must be willing to go beyond a narrow area of expertise to understand how issues connect across regions and themes. You must demonstrate both rigor and creativity in how you analyze intelligence. You must possess the intellectual discipline to regularly challenge baseline assumptions without getting your feelings hurt. And you must love this enough to live, breathe and eat the job. This is a fast-paced working environment that carries a lot of responsibility, and we need people who can not only handle the work, but who also thrive in a place where both speed and depth hold equal weight.

As an analyst, you will be responsible for processing incoming intelligence daily for service consulting clients and Stratfor's geopolitical website with consistent, forward-looking intelligence and analysis. Analysts are required to leave ideology at the door and maintain a sober approach in analyzing how the political, economic, security and social factors combine to form a forecast. In this position, you will regularly contribute articles for Stratfor's website and will deliver briefings for a variety of Stratfor clients. Candidates will thus need to demonstrate strong communication skills in both writing and speaking.

Job Qualifications:

  • A strong understanding of economics and finance, commodities trade and extractive industries in the region
  • Depth and understanding of the key political, economic, energy, security and social trends shaping Latin America, with a focus on Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Venezuela, Colombia
  • Ability to construct analytical arguments with supporting evidence
  • Strong research skills
  • Interest and skill in writing
  • A professional presence with excellent briefing and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work in a highly challenging environment
  • Comfortable working under tight deadlines
  • Fluency in Spanish highly preferred for this position, Portuguese is a plus

To Apply:

Please submit a cover letter, resume (CV) and relevant writing sample to our applications page. Cover letters should be no more than 500 words explaining why you genuinely want to work for Stratfor and how you specifically meet the requirements outlined above.

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