Job Location: Remote
Employment Type: Full-Time
Seniority Level: Associate
Job Category: Staff


The Atlantic Council’s Cyber Statecraft Initiative seeks a strong analyst and manager with a team-oriented approach for a role as a Deputy Director of the Atlantic Council’s Cyber Statecraft Initiative alongside the current Deputy Director and Director. The candidate will manage a portfolio of work and several members of the team. The candidate will help determine the direction of the Initiative’s research agenda and carry out analysis and external engagement in conjunction with others, focusing on the security of digital systems, especially open source and software supply chains and cloud computing and/or cyber safety in energy, maritime, and aerospace infrastructure. A competitive candidate will help push the quality and creativity of the Initiative’s work across both IT and OT topics, including blending real-world geopolitical challenges with technical understanding more effectively. Aptitude toward, and appetite to grow into, a strong management role is required. Those interested in only independent research will likely not be an optimal match for this role.

The candidate will work with the Director and current Deputy Director to closely manage the team as it grows, including providing substantive, methodological, and professional development feedback to staff. This position is housed in Washington, DC with the option for full-time remote work in the United States.

Veterans (enlisted and commissioned) are encouraged to apply.

Job Responsibilities

  • Writing, editing, and technically informed cyber policy research.
  • Create impactful arguments or new knowledge on the geopolitical aspects and context of cyber policy, fostering trust with public sector staff and officials in a variety of environments.
  • Cultivate and manage new projects applying insights on the architecture and security of important digital technologies to policy in the US and EU.
  • Work with facility and ease in creative storytelling for policy audiences.
  • Help identify appropriately sized and composed tasks for members of the team and demonstrate strong managerial skills.
  • Collaborate across the team in targeted fundraising activities and business development, grounded in financial management experience.
  • Thrive in communicating complex ideas to and building networks with other industry analysts.


  • Minimum 7-10 years of professional experience in cybersecurity (research, policy analysis, etc.)
  • Demonstrated performance in managerial skills (if not a fulltime management position) such as previous project management experience and feedback.
  • Curiosity and motivation to explore issues of cyber policy, technology, computer science, and national security, with some familiarity with policy and strategy perspectives on challenges in cyberspace.
  • Poise and professionalism when representing the Atlantic Council to external constituencies, including senior officials, board directors, donors, and individual and corporate members.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fluid environment and multi-task to address concurrent needs in a highly collaborative team.
  • Ease in communicating complex cybersecurity ideas to industry peers and high-level laypeople.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills required, with strong attention to detail.
  • Willingness to travel internationally on occasion and work extended hours.
  • Strong intercultural competencies and communication and interpersonal skills.

Desired Experience

  • Experience working in a large technology company or in direct interaction with engineering teams for modern digital products or services
  • Financial management and/or business development experience.
  • Experience with content development and data visualization and analytics tools.
  • Representing the Atlantic Council to external constituencies, including senior officials, board directors, donors, and individual and corporate members.

The Atlantic Council’s Cyber Statecraft Initiative, under the Digital Forensic Research Lab (DFRLab), works at the nexus of geopolitics and cybersecurity to craft strategies to help shape the conduct of statecraft and to better inform and secure users of technology.

All Atlantic Council employees are required to adhere to the Atlantic Council’s vaccination policy. All Atlantic Council employees must be fully vaccinated and boosted, and they must submit proof of both vaccination and Covid-19 booster shot on their first day of employment. Prospective or new employees may seek an exemption to the vaccination requirement through human resources and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment.

Please note: The Atlantic Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristics covered by applicable law. The Atlantic Council is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation for all qualified individuals and bases all employment decisions on qualifications, merit, and business need. The Atlantic Council believes that diversity and inclusion amongst our team members are critical to our success as a global organization and seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. For more information, check out our Talent DEI Statement or connect with us at [email protected]. Thank you for your interest in the Atlantic Council.