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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:

Account Executive, Enterprise Sales

Stratfor Overview

Stratfor is a geopolitical intelligence and advisory firm. Founded on the principle that transformative world events are not random, but are in fact predictable, Stratfor analyses and forecasts reveal the underlying significance and future implications of emerging developments. Globally engaged individuals, professionals, Fortune 500 companies, universities and organizations across an array of industries turn to Stratfor for accurate, actionable geopolitical intelligence and analysis that helps them make sense of an increasingly complex world.

Job Description

The Account Executive is a sales-focused role, designed to develop and grow Stratfor’s business. The Enterprise Sales Account Executive will support executives and/or other managers at target companies responsible for global strategy, security, and research. The Account Executive will work with Stratfor’s Enterprise Sales department leadership and business development team, along with Stratfor’s product teams, 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:

  • Full understanding of the client’s key challenges, global operations and risk areas, international strategy and then translating and aligning Stratfor’s capabilities to create a strategy to help the client identify risk or opportunity.
  • Focused on selling Stratfor’s high-value, enterprise-level Worldview and Threat Lens products and services, to include geopolitical intelligence and analysis, strategic forecasting, country assessments, security risk assessments, global incident monitoring, and consultations around how global developments impact operations.
  • 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.
  • 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 enterprise sales, and a proven track record of selling services and engaging with senior executives on issues related to global strategy, organizational security concerns, risk management, intelligence operations, and/or research.
  • Possesses strong commercial skills, the ability to visualize, describe and structure deals.
  • Must be a self-starter, who can manage his or her own time, build a sales opportunity pipeline and work as a member of a local and virtual team.
  • Some work will require short turn-around times to support time-sensitive requirements, 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.
  • Solid understanding of world events, including political, economic and security issues.
  • Must have strong executive presence, strong oral and written communication abilities and outstanding interpersonal skills.
  • An understanding of how corporations and other organizations use strategic intelligence would be useful, as would any commercial experience, but these skills are less important than the ability to build strategic relationships.
  • Experience with intelligence operations is preferred.
  • Education must include a bachelor’s degree at minimum.
  • Foreign language aptitude and travel experience is preferred.
  • Location in Austin, Texas is required.
  • This role may require 25%+ travel, depending on client locations.

To apply

Please forward resumes to [email protected] with the job title in the subject line.


Analyst

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. 
 
Stratfor analysts go beyond a narrow area of expertise to understand how issues connect across regions and themes. While managing a deluge of information on a daily basis, our analysts are trained to step back from the daily noise and home in on the deeper trends in motion to develop long-term, strategic forecasts. Members of this team possess the intellectual discipline to regularly have their baseline assumptions challenged without feelings getting hurt. We are looking for candidates who will thrive in a place where both speed and depth of analysis hold equal weight.
 
Job Responsibilities:
 
As a member of Stratfor’s core team of analysts, you will be responsible for supplying Stratfor’s main publishing arm with high-quality and forward-looking analysis and for providing briefings to Stratfor’s diverse set of clients. Stratfor’s engagement with clients and international media also necessitate a professional presence with excellent briefing and verbal communication skills.
 
Candidates must demonstrate:
  • Creativity and clarity in constructing clear, logical arguments with supporting evidence
  • Clear and compelling writing skills
  • Rigor and resourcefulness in conducting research
  • Well-rounded and in-depth understanding of regional or thematic focus for which you are interviewing. Rather than country or narrow issue experts, we are looking for candidates that can understand the key political, economic, energy, security, historical and social trends shaping a region. 
  • Self-starter qualities; the ability to manage your own own time and work constructively as a member of a local and virtual overseas team
  • Relevant foreign language capabilities in addition to a strong command in written English is a major plus
Open Positions:
 
Latin America
Eurasia/Former Soviet Union
Sub-Saharan Africa
Global Economy

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

To apply

Please submit a cover letter, resume (CV) and relevant writing sample to [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. Please specify if you have eligibility to work in the United States.


Front-End Application Developer

Skills we’re looking for:

  • Front-end web application development

  • Experience with application development in React (or similar Javascript frameworks such as AngularJS, Backbone.js, Ember.js, KnockoutJS, etc.)

  • Ability to convert wireframes and Photoshop documents into dynamic websites/applications using HTML, CSS, Javascript

  • 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 Webpack 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

  • UI/UX design, mobile  web and application design, Google Tag Manager, 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 send a resume to [email protected] along with links to sites and/or open source projects you’ve worked on, including a description of your contribution.

UX/UI Product Designer

Austin-based global publishing company Stratfor is currently seeking a UX/UI Product Designer. We offer an opportunity to work with smart people in a dynamic, yet well-established company. You'll work with an experienced team to help publish the latest in geopolitical analysis and international intelligence using cutting-edge web technology. If you're interested in the exciting world of geopolitics and world events, then this is definitely the place to be.

Skills we’re seeking:

  • User Interface (UI) and User Experience (UX) design experience

  • Deep knowledge of user-centric design

  • Strong visual design and prototyping skills

  • Focus on mobile-first web design

  • Experience designing both native and hybrid (responsive web) apps

  • Experience working collaboratively with developers to implement designs

  • Highly skilled in UX/UI software tools (Adobe CS Suite, Adobe XD, Sketch, etc.)

  • Understanding of design constraints related to web development

  • Meticulous attention to detail

  • Excellent communication and time-management skills

Pluses:

  • Bachelor's degree in human-computer interaction (HCI), graphic design, or related field

  • Familiarity with Mac OS X

  • Understanding of front-end web development

  • Ability to prototype in HTML, JavaScript and CSS

  • Experience designing for content management systems, such as Drupal, WordPress, etc.

  • Experience designing for front-end frameworks, such as AngularJS, Ember.js, etc.

  • Responsive email campaign design

  • Experience working with version control systems (Git, Subversion, etc.)

Please send a resume, along with a portfolio demonstrating diverse skills in UX architecture and design to [email protected]

 

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