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State Sponsored Threats Analyst

We are looking for Analysts with fluency in Chinese to join our State-Sponsored Threats program. Our team at C4ADS is pioneering new approaches in the use of emerging technology and publicly available information to map, track, and disrupt state-sponsored malign activity. As an Analyst, you will play an integral role in our success by conducting complex research that drives real-world impact. You'll help steer our projects, develop new ones, and use sophisticated emerging technologies on a daily basis. You will quickly gain practical skills through our in-depth training program while expanding your professional network—all in a fun work environment with generous benefits and flexible hours. Read more about the role and requirements below.
What You’ll Do:
  • Use native or professional-level proficiency in Chinese to find, collect, and analyze high value datasets for related projects
  • Learn and apply advanced methods in open-source investigation and data analysis to conduct detailed analysis of transnational illicit networks
  • Produce a range of analytical products from public reports to private dossiers for a wide audience, including law enforcement, regulatory agencies, and multinational organizations
  • Travel around the world to meet with partners and collaborate
  • Represent C4ADS by briefing analysis externally, including to senior decision-makers, and at high-level public forums
  • Regularly use advanced technologies like Palantir to support research and analysis
What We’re Looking For:
  • Native or professional-level fluency in Chinese
  • Proven investigative experience related to malign investment, influence operations, the business interests of the PRC state, PRC technology strategy, and the defense trade
  • Prior overseas work and/or relevant research experience in using non-English sources to conduct analysis of the PRC
  • Undergraduate degree in a related field, be it international relations, computer science, foreign language, or a similar area
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills
  • Dedication to our values and passion for our mission
·      An aptitude and eagerness for picking up new skills
  • Self-motivated, strategic thinker with the initiative and drive to seize opportunities, but the attention to detail to connect the analytical dots
  • Comfort with ambiguity and experimentation in support of an important mission
Bonus Points For:
  • Experience in using technology to analyze structured and unstructured data, particularly Chinese datasets
  • Experience in big data analysis / data engineering / cloud computing
  • Master’s degree in a related field
How We’ll Reward You:
  • $65,000 salary
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Voluntary 401(k) program with 4% matching
  • Unlimited vacation and flex time that focuses on the work, not hours
  • A $4,500 education stipend to continue learning new skills and languages
  • Professional development programs that allow you to customize your own courses and build your own development path
  • A passionate team that values hard work and is serious about building and maintaining a great culture