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.

Positions Available:

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Account Executive, Threat Lens

Stratfor is a geopolitical intelligence and advisory firm. We partner with clients to help identify opportunities, make strategic decisions, and manage risk. Stratfor’s advisory services clients are fund managers and senior executives of global multinational corporations, financial institutions, as well as government agencies and premier universities around the world.

Job Description:

The Account Executive is a sales-focused role, designed to develop and grow Stratfor’s business. The ThreatLens Account Executive will support corporate security executives and/or other security managers responsible for organizational security, protective intelligence management, along with global security and tactical security concerns. The Account Executive will work with Stratfor’s Enterprise Sales department leadership and business development team, along with Stratfor’s ThreatLens team, to identify and prioritize potential clients, develop engagement strategies, establish and develop relationships with key clients, develop a sales pipeline and translate developmental discussions about our offerings into increased revenues.

Responsibilities

  • Fully understanding the client’s key challenges, operational risk areas, and global security concerns and then translating and aligning Stratfor’s capabilities to create a strategy to help mitigate risk to the client.  
  • Focused on selling Stratfor’s high-value ThreatLens products and services, to include security risk assessments, global security monitoring, monitoring of protective intelligence threats, and tactical security support.
  • Maintaining ongoing awareness of Stratfor’s analytical coverage and forecasting to support related sales.
  • Maintaining the overall relationship with strategic key accounts. The Account Executive acts as the primary business contact for the client at the senior executive level.
  • Directly identifying and developing business opportunities with strategic key accounts; developing and sustaining a robust pipeline of deals and closes large, profitable, deals to achieve or exceed agreed sales targets.
  • Developing opportunities for other delivery channels including digital media, multi-client and presentation opportunities.
  • Responsible for the leadership, management, and performance of resources supporting the client pre-sales, proposal, and delivery stages.
  • Ability in negotiating non-standard terms and conditions as required for complex multi-functional intelligence engagements and leading contract negotiations with customers.
  • Ensuring Key Account Customer Satisfaction to develop future business opportunities and provides appropriate and timely feedback to internal delivery groups to enable them to react positively to customer issues and to enhance products and services for continuous improvement and maintaining market differentiation.

Experience and Qualifications:

  • Candidate ideally would have 10+ years of experience in the corporate security and/or consulting industry and a proven track record of selling services, and engaging with senior executives on issues related to global security concerns, risk management, intelligence operations, military and/or law enforcement.
  • Must have strong executive presence, strong oral and written communication abilities and outstanding interpersonal skills.
  • Possesses strong commercial skills, the ability to visualize, describe and structure deals, solid understanding of tactical and strategic security issues, risk management and global security operations.
  • Must be a self-starter who can manage their own time and work as a member of a local and virtual team.
  • Some work will require short turn-around times to support time-sensitive security concerns, while other work will have longer sale cycles, but the ability to develop relationships and leverage Stratfor’s content and expertise into saleable consulting services is critical.
  • An understanding of how corporate and other organizations’ security managers and analysts use strategic intelligence would be useful, as would any commercial experience, but these skills are less important than the ability to build strategic relationships.
  • Education must include a Bachelor’s degree at minimum.
  • Foreign language aptitude and travel experience is preferred.
  • Experience with intelligence operations is preferred.
  • Location in Austin, Texas is preferred.
  • This role may require 50%+ travel, depending on location.

To Apply:

Please submit your application to our applications page.


Online Community Forum Manager/Consultant

Stratfor Enterprises, LLC, a leading geopolitical forecasting and analysis firm, is seeking an experienced Online Community Forum Manager / Consultant to help launch and manage what we anticipate to become a vibrant and engaging destination for Stratfor members to share ideas and thoughts, and to facilitate and encourage discussions and connections within the community. The new forums will launch in Spring, 2017 and will be a core part of a new and exciting product experience that the company will introduce over the first half of this year. The role is currently scoped to be 20-29 hours weekly.  The role is based in Austin, Texas. There are three major areas of responsibility.
  1. Launch the Community.
  2. Direct participation and engagement with community members. 
  3. Develop our team’s capabilities to grow and manage the community into the future.
A lot at Stratfor is changing for the better. With twenty plus years of experience, new leadership, a new modern brand and product line rolling out, working at Stratfor has never been more exciting. Our purpose is to provide geopolitical forecasts, analyses and vital context to enable business leaders, organizations and individuals to make sense of our increasingly complex world.  We are deeply passionate about our purpose, and it has us evolving everything we do – from how we better serve our subscribers to how we energize our teams. So if you thrive in a dynamic, agile culture, love to think about the world and how it is changing, come join our team.   

Responsibilities: 

  • Launch the Community
  • Establish culture and tone: set policies, drive engagement, develop overall strategy and establish measurable goals for the community.
  • Identify key metrics: Monitor and create ongoing reporting on community performance such as trends, member engagement, activity levels, sentiment, tracking and routing of member ideas or feedback to the appropriate Stratfor team members.
Direct Participation and Engagement
  • Initiate discussions to engage, and share content to foster discussions and build relationships within the community.
  • Lead moderation of community content, engage new members, add / remove members as needed, and resolve any conflicts should they arise.
  • Stay current on daily Stratfor content, blog posts, podcast, notes, and other content published to help foster community discussion
  • Manage and route private messages and emails from community members to Stratfor team members and operationalize the same for ongoing Stratfor team members.
  • Monitor member posts that have zero responses, and provide assistance or tag in community members or Stratfor team members who can help.
Develop Team Capabilities
  • Develop Stratfor team skills and practices of ongoing facilitation, monitoring and maintaining online forums.
  • Establish Stratfor capabilities for responsiveness to  support community members and to resolve issues as needed.
Qualifications:
  • 2+ years of experience creating and managing successful community forums for a brand or publisher.
  • Experience in producing community management guidelines.
  • Experience online writing or communication-related field.
  • An interest in global affairs, news, awareness of global issues, topics.
  • Enjoy and actively participates in online communities, social media activities such as blogging, community development and management, social forums/communities, commenting, etc.
  • Experience in issue resolution management.
  • Excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills.
  • Experience with direct customer communications.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in communications, marketing, advertising, public relations, media studies, business and/or related fields
As the world’s leading geopolitical analysis and forecasting platform, Stratfor brings global events into valuable perspective, empowering businesses, governments and individuals to more confidently navigate their way through an increasingly complex international environment. We are a global team of analysts, writers, designers and developers operating across the globe. Some of us work from our corporate office in Austin, Texas, while others plug in from a home office, or spend time with customers collaborating on solutions. At the heart of all we do you’ll find our core values: relentless diligence, uncompromising transparency and clients first. 
 
To Apply:
Please submit your application to our applications page.

Analyst

Stratfor looks for high quality of mind in potential analysts. Philosophically, we are looking for candidates driven by their intellectual curiosity: we want people who would nerd out on the history, economics, language, politics and history of a particular area of the world just for fun. Practically, we are looking for candidates who demonstrate a willingness and ability to internalize and apply our geopolitical methodology to make sense of the world.

Candidates must demonstrate rigor and resourcefulness in their research. They must also possess the intellectual discipline to regularly challenge their own baseline assumptions without getting their feelings or pride hurt. We are not in the business of making policy prescriptions, and strong ideological points of view must be left at the door when working at Stratfor. Our mission is to be accurate in our forecasting. What differentiates our analytical work is the sober, nonpartisan approach we take to explaining the world and we expect candidates to reflect that core principle.

Job Responsibilities

Analysts are not only responsible for processing a large amount of information daily to stay on top of current events; a successful Stratfor analyst is able to step back from the noise, identify the key constraints to action and home in on the deeper trends in motion to develop long-term strategic forecasts. They must excel in using fragments of information and a geopolitical framework to build a coherent picture. While analysts have areas that they specialize in, our forecasts encompass political, economic, security and technological forces, requiring a well-rounded approach and the ability to absorb and transmit knowledge quickly. If you thrive in a fast-paced environment, like to dig into a lot of issues at once, and are a pro at multitasking, this is a good place for you.

An analyst’s main output is in the form of written analysis for the company’s online publishing arm, as well as custom briefings for clients. Candidates must therefore demonstrate creativity and clarity in their thinking and writing. Stratfor’s engagement with clients and international media also necessitate a professional presence with excellent briefing and verbal communication skills.

Open Positions

All Analyst positions are based at the company headquarters in Austin, TX

In addition to the responsibilities listed above for all analyst candidates, we are seeking analysts who meets the following region-specific additional criteria:

Middle East and North Africa Analyst

  • Depth and breadth in the political, business, economic, security and social issues that shape the Middle East, from the Maghreb to the Gulf
  • Deep and demonstrable knowledge of the history of the region
  • An ability to cover the Middle East/North Africa as a whole, from both the strategic and tactical level
  • A strong grasp of energy market dynamics and how energy politics shape the region
  • Relevant experience in region and foreign language skills in Arabic, Turkish and/or Farsi a big plus

To apply

Please submit your application to our applications page.  Please send a 1-2 page cover letter that tells us your story and why you would be a compelling fit for this position based on the criteria above. Please also include a concise writing sample on a topic relevant to Stratfor.

Latin America Analyst

  • Depth and breadth in the political, business, economic, security and social issues that shape Latin America, from Mexico down to the Southern Cone
  • Deep and demonstrable knowledge of the history of the region
  • An ability to cover Latin America as a whole, from the strategic to the tactical level
  • An understanding of commodity and financial markets and how global economic dynamics shape and impact the region
  • Relevant experience in region and foreign language skills in Spanish and Portuguese a big plus

To apply

Please submit your application to our applications page.  Please send a 1-2 page cover letter that tells us your story and why you would be a compelling fit for this position based on the criteria above. Please also include a concise writing sample on a topic relevant to Stratfor.

Asia-Pacific Analyst

  • Depth and breadth in the political, business, economic, security and social issues that shape the Asia-Pacific region
  • Deep and demonstrable knowledge of the history of the region
  • An ability to cover the Asia-Pacific region as a whole, from the strategic to the tactical level
  • A strong grasp of economics and ability to articulate how global and internal economic dynamics from currency markets to  and impact the region
  • Relevant experience in region and foreign language skills in Japanese, Korean, Southeast Asian languages and Mandarin a big plus.

To apply

Please submit your application to our applications page.  Please send a 1-2 page cover letter that tells us your story and why you would be a compelling fit for this position based on the criteria above. Please also include a concise writing sample on a topic relevant to Stratfor.


Front-End Application Developer

Skills we’re looking for:

  • Front-end web application development
  • Experience with front-end Javascript frameworks such as (React, Redux, AngularJS, Backbone.js, Ember.js, KnockoutJS, etc.)
  • Ability to convert wireframes and Photoshop documents into dynamic websites/applications using HTML, CSS, Javascript/jQuery
  • Experience working collaboratively using Git and GitHub
  • Experience building out responsive web designs
  • Focus on quality design, usability, and user experience (UX)
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills and attention to detail

Other Pluses

  • Familiarity with security best practices
  • Familiarity working with command line build tools such as Grunt or gulp.js to automate repetitive tasks such as CSS and Javascript minification, SASS compilation, linting, and more
  • Familiarity with the LAMP stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP)
  • Experience using Sass/Compass to generate CSS (or other CSS pre-processors, such as Less or Stylus)
  • Experience working with (and preferably contributing to) open source projects
  • Experience in Drupal theming (or similar content management systems such as WordPress, Joomla, etc.), HTML5, CSS3, and cross-browser testing
  • Experience building out responsive email campaigns
  • Other pluses: UI/UX design, mobile  web and application design, Google Analytics, Unbounce, front-end frameworks, Unix basics, Vagrant, Ansible, Redmine,  Node.js, A/B and multivariate testing (MVT) tools such as Visual Website Optimizer (VWO) or Google Content experiments

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, then this is definitely the place to be.

To Apply:
Please submit your application to our applications page.
 

Product Manager

Stratfor is seeking a driven, strategic, customer-focused and visionary product manager to grow a suite of business products, intended to become a key growth vehicle for the company. Our B2B products represent an incredible opportunity to address a vast new market segment and customer base for Stratfor. This role requires a natural leader with strong business and technology acumen.

You will be responsible for understanding customer needs, defining a product vision, building and managing a customer-centric roadmap, and leading cross-functional teams to deliver solutions for enterprise customers. The role is a highly visible one, which will interact daily with senior business and technology leaders at the company.

Requirements

  • Five or more years of proven experience in a B2B product management, strategy or technology role for a customer-facing SaaS product.
  • Passionate about delivering products with great user experiences
  • Strong problem-solving skills, highly analytical, and attention to detail
  • Proven experience delivering results by partnering with and influencing others
  • High degree of self-motivation and the ability to manage multiple priorities
  • Ability to effectively manage relationships at senior levels
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • Bachelor's or master's degree in business or computer science

About Stratfor

With 20+ years of delivering insightful geopolitical forecasts and intelligence under our belt; a new leadership team; a refreshed corporate brand; and new product rollout just around the corner, working at Stratfor has never been better. Our purpose is to provide geopolitical intelligence, analyses, and much-needed context to enable business leaders, organizations and individuals to make sense of our increasingly complex world. We are deeply passionate about this purpose, and it has us evolving just about everything we do at Stratfor. So if you thrive in a dynamic, agile culture, love to think about the world and how it is changing, come on and join our growing team.

To Apply:
Please submit your application to our applications page.

Quality Assurance Engineer

Austin-based global publishing company is currently seeking a Quality Assurance Engineer. The ideal candidate would have programming experience, with extensive web experience. The position will involve devising, developing, and maintaining a suite of automated 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.

Responsibilities:

  • Review web and mobile product requirement specifications and evaluate products to be tested
  • Develop comprehensive test plans and detailed test cases from existing documentation
  • Plan, conduct, monitor, document, and report on quality assurance testing
  • Identify defects and track resolutions
  • Compile release notes with each software deployment
  • Work with product team to develop features and functionality that foster a customer-centric culture
  • Estimate, prioritize, and coordinate testing activities
  • Design, develop, and execute scripts to automate testing

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, Python, etc
  • Ability to work at a fast pace and learn new technologies quickly, with minimal direction
  • Enthusiasm for learning new skills

Pluses:

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

To Apply:

Please submit your application to our applications page.