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CloudFlare // highly-available global networks
Washington, DC    Posted: Wednesday, July 10, 2019
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About Us

At Cloudflare, we have our eyes set on an ambitious goal: to help build a better Internet. Today the company runs one of the worlds largest networks that powers more than 10 trillion requests per month. Cloudflare protects & accelerates any Internet application online without adding hardware, installing software, or changing a line of code. Internet properties powered by Cloudflare have all web traffic routed through its intelligent global network, which gets smarter with every request. As a result, they see significant improvement in performance & a decrease in spam & other attacks. Cloudflare was recognized by the World Economic Forum as a Technology Pioneer & named to Entrepreneur Magazines Top Company Cultures list.

We realize people do not fit into neat boxes. We are looking for curious & empathetic individuals who are committed to developing themselves & learning new skills, & we are ready to help you do that. We cannot complete our mission without building a diverse & inclusive team. We hire the best people based on an evaluation of their potential & support them throughout their time at Cloudflare. Come join us!

What You'll do

Cloudflare is one of the most dynamic & innovative companies providing services on the Internet. As regulation of the internet across a number of subjects & by a number of jurisdictions is exploding at a rate previously unseen in the history of the Internet, Cloudflare is working to be a leader in that movement. Were looking for a new team member who can help foster our unique corporate philosophy & approach, in which the security & privacy of our customers are paramount. This role is ideal for someone who is a proactive self-starter & strategic thinker, who has a thirst for knowledge & continued growth, all while working as part of a great team.

We are looking for an exceptionally talented, energetic & friendly attorney to join our Policy team in Washington, DC. You will work on some of the most complicated, & rapidly evolving legal issues in the world, & help us develop real world answers to those challenges. The perfect candidate is passionate about the law, passionate about technology & can channel that passion into solving problems in a fast-paced environment.

  • Review of the various compliance requirements in cyber security & intermediary liability space, assessing how those legal requirements apply to our products, & outlining our responsibilities so policies can be amended accordingly
  • Determining how to respond to requests we receive from an increasing number of law enforcement organizations, courts, & regulatory bodies around the world on a variety of subjects
  • Helping design consistent policies for the Legal Compliance & Trust & Safety teams to implement to respond to incoming requests in a way that responsibly supports our Company values & mitigates risk to the company
  • Consult with members of our product, engineering, & Trust & Safety teams to understand their challenges & respond accordingly
  • Explain our policies & compliance with legal obligations to internal teams & external organizations, including regulatory bodies & customers.

Examples of desirable skills, knowledge & experience

  • JD degree with strong academic credentials
  • Admitted to practice law in at least one U.S. state
  • 4+ years relevant experience with the federal government, at a Vault 100 law firm, in-house, or with a relevant policy organization
  • Detail oriented, well organized & technically-adept
  • The ability to manage multiple matters / project for multiple teams
  • The ability to work in a team, with lawyers & non-lawyers, to establish effective solutions efficiently & in an amenable manner.
  • Excellent written & oral communication skills\
  • Ability to draft documents, policies, messages & anything else in a very precise manner, while still being concise & digestible for non-lawyers.
  • An ambitious mindset that enables you to successfully work independently with little guidance, but also to use good judgment & call out issues when needed.

What Makes Cloudflare Special?

Were not just a highly ambitious, large-scale technology company. Were a highly ambitious, large-scale technology company with a soul. Fundamental to our mission to help build a better Internet is protecting the free & open Internet.

Project Galileo: We equip politically & artistically important organizations & journalists with powerful tools to defend themselves against attacks that would otherwise censor their work, technology already used by Cloudflares enterprise customers--at no cost.

Project Athenian: We created Athenian Project to ensure that state & local governments have the highest level of protection & reliability for free, so that their constituents have access to election information & voter registration.

Path Forward Partnership: Since 2016, we have partnered with Path Forward, a nonprofit organization, to create 16-week positions for mid-career professionals who want to get back to the workplace after taking time off to care for a child, parent, or loved one. We released to help fix the foundation of the Internet by building a faster, more secure & privacy-centric public DNS resolver. This is available publicly for everyone to use - it is the first consumer-focused service Cloudflare has ever released. Heres the deal - we dont store client IP addresses never, ever. We will continue to abide by our privacy policy & ensure that no user data is sold to advertisers or used to target consumers.

Sound like something youd like to be a part of? Wed love to hear from you!

Cloudflare is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all people & place great value in both diversity & inclusiveness. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to their, or any other person's, perceived or actual race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, family care status, or any other basis protected by law. We are an AA/Veterans/Disabled Employer.

Cloudflare provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job. Examples of reasonable accommodations include, but are not limited to, changing the application process, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment. If you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job, please contact us via e-mail at or via mail at 101 Townsend St. San Francisco, CA 94107.

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