Cloudflare is hiring a

Network Partners - Strategy & Growth

Lisbon, Portugal
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 world’s largest networks that powers approximately 25 million Internet properties, for customers ranging from individual bloggers to SMBs to Fortune 500 companies Cloudflare protects and 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 and a decrease in spam and other attacks. Cloudflare was named to Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top Company Cultures list and ranked among the World’s Most Innovative Companies by Fast Company. 

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

About the Department

The Infrastructure department at Cloudflare handles all our data centers and network interconnections around the world, from research and development of our servers, to planning network capacity expansions, to getting our equipment anywhere in the world that it’s needed, to executing new deployments and data center expansions.

Within Infrastructure, the Interconnection Strategy group establishes and negotiates all interconnections with all our network partners around the world.

What you'll do 

We are seeking a team member to join Cloudflare’s Edge Partner Program, to help scale up our global network of Partner data center deployments. 

In this role, you will: 

  • Support targeting & planning efforts for ISPs to host Cloudflare edge nodes globally [initially 5% time, approx. 10% after 6-month ramp]
  • Engage with prospective network partners, and achieve long-term operational agreements with them [initially 10% time, shifting to 50% after 6-month ramp]
  • Maintain inter-team tracking and planning tools -- and perform the internal & external coordination they support -- to coordinate our internal teams executing our projects [initially 60% time, shifting to 25% after 6-month ramp]
  • Seek opportunities to create or refine scalable planning & tracking solutions, to help us focus on our most important priorities [initially 25%, shifting to 15% after 6-month ramp]

Essential Capabilities & Skills 

  • Early career, with strong bias toward self-starting organizers, curiosity, and a keen interest in the foundational layers of the internet
  • Persistence, hustle, strong interest in building an organized machine
  • Empathy for external and internal stakeholders’ priorities and constraints
  • Comfort working often in Google sheets & Jira, and take pleasure in helping team stay organized
  • General familiarity with basic edge network features & functions (can be learned, curiosity more important than existing knowledge base)
  • Desirable, not required: experience with telecom peering community, data center operations, and understanding of internet infrastructure fundamentals such as BGP routing, peering, and IP transit.


What Makes Cloudflare Special?

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

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

Athenian Project: We created Athenian Project to ensure that state and local governments have the highest level of protection and reliability for free, so that their constituents have access to election information and 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 and privacy-centric public DNS resolver. This is available publicly for everyone to use - it is the first consumer-focused service Cloudflare has ever released. Here’s the deal - we don’t store client IP addresses never, ever. We will continue to abide by our privacy commitment and ensure that no user data is sold to advertisers or used to target consumers.

Sound like something you’d like to be a part of? We’d love to hear from you!

This position may require access to information protected under U.S. export control laws, including the U.S. Export Administration Regulations. Please note that any offer of employment may be conditioned on your authorization to receive software or technology controlled under these U.S. export laws without sponsorship for an export license.

Cloudflare is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all people and place great value in both diversity and 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 [email protected] or via mail at 101 Townsend St. San Francisco, CA 94107.

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