We are looking for 3 to 5 people adventurous enough to move to Austin, Texas to work for a late-stage tech startup.
Dispel designs, builds, and maintains networks and related infrastructure used in two fields: the maintenance and remote operation of industrial control systems; and the conduct of cyberwarfare. We have been in business since late-2014, and have grown in fits and starts as most “bootstrapped” companies are wont to do. Our current footprint spans Austin, New York, Boston, Denver, Cupertino, and Tokyo.
Temperamentally, you will need to love to work and compete as part of a team. Blessedly gone are the days when the office was also someone’s kitchen counter, but you should still have a high tolerance for uncertainty and unpredictability. Honesty, team spirit, and a sense of humor are essential characteristics.
You must have a demonstrated understanding of excellence both academically and in an extracurricular activity. We do not care what you studied, so long as you learned how to write well, speak coherently, think on your feet, triage and relentlessly attack large problems, and stand up for yourself. That said, you must be willing to plow through and use the information obtained from about three dozen books in the space of your first two years covering the same range of topics that you would have needed to know if you were to be building the company from scratch. Those topics include:
-Classical and Quantum Computer Science
-Industrial Systems Design
-User Interface Design
-Audio/Video Equipment Setup
-Defensive and Offensive Cyberwarfare Techniques
-Some 2 to 3 thousand pages of standards and regulations related to cyber security.
-Computer programming in 5 to 10 different languages (it will vary based upon your assignments).
-Project Management Techniques
-The history of computers, networks, and cyber warfare
-Database design and management
-The histories, commercial structures, and languages of whatever markets you find yourself working in.
Every employee at Dispel can conduct business in at least two languages. If that isn’t something you can do out of the gates, you must be willing to put in the time to learn at least one of German, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish, Arabic, or Dutch within your first year with the firm.
Irrespective of whether you just graduated or joined the workforce two years ago, your title at the outset will be “Junior Analyst”. This roughly translates to “dogsbody”. Prove yourself to be a source of reliably perfect work over a wide range of tasks, and your responsibilities, title, and pay will grow.
For this role, you must be authorized to work in the United States. Further, while not a strict requirement, it would be very helpful if you were willing and able to obtain a security clearance if requested to do so.