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!
About the department
As one of the Internet's largest global networks, we are regular participants in complex public policy matters. We also take our mission to heart. In 2014, we launched Project Galileo, an initiative through which we partner with global NGOs to identify websites at risk of attack & provide the same state-of-the-art mitigation technology already used by Cloudflares enterprise customers--at no cost. Project Galileo equips politically & artistically important organizations & journalists with powerful tools to defend themselves against attacks that would otherwise censor their work. We followed that effort with the Athenian Project in 2017, designed to help protect election websites, for free.
What you'll do
Cloudflare is looking for a Policy Analyst/Program Manager for Project Galileo & Athenian Project to join the Policy team in our Washington, D.C. office.
Because the position will provide day to day support to Project Galileo & the Athenian Project, Cloudflares initiatives to protect vulnerable nonprofit & government election websites from attack, we are looking for a candidate who can communicate equally effectively with non-profit entities, government representatives, & engineering teams. You will work closely with other Cloudflare teams to support existing Project Galileo & Athenian customers. As the company & these projects grow, there will be an opportunity to think creatively about new partnerships with civil society groups & how to make new products available to vulnerable organizations online.
You will also work with our Policy team to research & develop policy positions on public policy developments affecting Cloudflare. At Cloudflare, we believe not only in helping to build a better Internet, but also in helping to get the policies that govern it right.
A normal day at Cloudflare will involve working cross-functionally with our teams responsible for: sales, network deployment, marketing, compliance, & trust & safety. Coordinating with our diverse, multidisciplinary team already grappling with policy issues in the regular course of their jobs, you will assist the policy teams development of a consistent set of strategies & campaigns to support Cloudflares users, our mission, & the Internet at large. Youll be able to develop & improve upon our existing processes, & help us pave the way for continued expansion.
Examples of desirable skills, knowledge & experience
- The ideal candidate is a proactive self-starter, with a thirst for knowledge & an understanding of technology, Internet policy, & policy development.
- Must have the ability to organize, prioritize, & manage many tasks on a complex project
- Must have the ability to work collaboratively on a team to establish effective solutions efficiently & in an amenable manner
- Excellent written & oral communication skills, including ability to write articles or blog posts on various topics that appeal to a broad audience
- Willingness to try new things & an ability to figure anything out in a short time frame
- Bachelor's Degree
- Above all, you love the Internet & have a passion for making it better.
- Experience with government policy makers or non-profit organizations
- Technical background or undergraduate degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or Network Engineering
- A Cloudflare customer.
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.
Sound like something youd like to be a part of? Wed love to hear from you!
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