Special Projects - MBA Strategic Partnerships Internship (Summer 2021) at Cloudflare
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 all have 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 Special Projects team at Cloudflare works cross-functionally on hard, strategic non-repeatable projects, which often have non-traditional business models, and are critical to the long term development of Cloudflare. From Cloudflare’s entry into China through a strategic partnership with one of China’s largest Internet companies; to conducting strategic acquisitions; managing our strategic partnerships and relationships with major cloud providers; and finding commercial opportunities for Cloudflare’s new products and technologies, we drive the company’s business strategy and development. The Special Projects team works with the executive level across all teams in the company.
About the Role
Cloudflare’s Special Projects team oversees a wide range of tactical and strategic projects that are critical to the operations and long-term development of Cloudflare—from initiating a partnership with one of China’s largest Internet companies to finding commercial opportunities for new products and technologies. Overall we look for big-picture thinkers who can conduct strategic acquisitions, help manage our partnerships with major cloud providers, and drive Cloudflare’s business strategy and development around the world.
For this role, we are looking for someone to drive our business development and strategic partnerships efforts, based in San Francisco. We are building a thriving ecosystem of partners that improve the value of our products for customers and help partners grow their business at the same time. This role offers an incredible opportunity to make a significant contribution to a high growth company in a rapidly changing space.
- Develop new technical and strategic partnership and support existing partners
- Collaborate with internal teams, including product, marketing, and go-to-market teams to evangelize our partnerships and maintain our technical integrations
- Enable of our internal sales and customer facing functions with collateral to ensure they know how to speak about our partners to our customers
- Immediate needs are launching new partnerships for the Magic Transit and Cloudflare for Teams product areas, with several more in flight
- Current MBA students welcome
- Bachelor’s degree in a technical or quantitative/business-oriented field or equivalent practical experience. Degree in a technical or engineering field is a bonus
- At least 4-8 years of work experience experience working in a high-performing team across multiple functions and disciplines
- Understanding of B2B technology and of the Internet ecosystem (experience in cybersecurity or Internet-related SaaS business is a bonus)
- Using presentation software to facilitate communication with senior stakeholders
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
- Self-directed and self-motivated; excellent communicator and collaborator
- Work authorization to work in the US
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.
22.214.171.124: We released 126.96.36.199 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.
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