Partnerships, Special Projects Group

Cloudflare

  • Full Time
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 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

Cloudflare’s Special Projects team oversees a wide range of strategic and technical partnership projects that are critical to the operations and long-term development of Cloudflare. These range from launching a partnership with one of China’s largest Internet companies to finding distribution opportunities for new products and technologies.  Overall we look for big-picture thinkers who can conduct strategic acquisitions, help manage our partnerships with major technology partners, and drive Cloudflare’s business strategy and development globally.

What you'll do

For this role, we are looking for someone to work with our growing set of strategic and technology partners. We are building a thriving ecosystem of partners that improve the value of our products 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.

Your responsibilities include 

  • Coming up with new partnerships ideas while also managing existing  technology partners on defining joint integrations/solutions and driving GTM activities.  
  • Developing, negotiating, and closing agreements with new partners and systematically scaling the go-to market motion with technology partners
  • Increasing awareness about tech partnerships with customers and prospects, and soliciting feedback from them to improve and solve any issues with the integrations. 
  • Enabling GTM functions at Cloudflare, such as direct sales, channel, marketing etc., about how these integrations operate and how they can leverage tech partners to drive more ACV.
  • Managing partner relationships throughout the lifecycle — from maintaining existing relationships with partners and adding new initiatives with established partners.

Examples of desirable skills, knowledge and experience

  • 3+ years of experience, in a combination of technology partner management, partnerships, or go-to-market roles. 
  • Track record of successful commercial execution of partner or GTM programs through joint go-to-market activities & cross-functional work across various internal teams.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical/engineering field preferred.
  • Experience in the Cloud (SaaS/PaaS/IaaS) and Security (DDoS, firewalls) ecosystems preferred. 
  • An ambitious mindset that enables you to successfully work independently with little guidance, but also to use good judgment and call out issues when needed.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and experience in working cross-functionally with a variety of teams, including product, sales, and marketing teams, to establish effective partnerships.
  • The role can be remote based in the United States

Compensation

Compensation may be adjusted depending on work location. For Colorado-based hires: Estimated annual salary of $115,000 – $172,000.

Equity

This role is eligible to participate in Cloudflare’s equity plan.

Benefits

Cloudflare offers a complete package of benefits and programs to support you and your family.  Our benefits programs can help you pay health care expenses, support caregiving, build capital for the future and make life a little easier and fun!  The below is a description of our benefits for employees in the United States, and benefits may vary for employees based outside the U.S.

Health & Welfare Benefits

  • Medical/Rx Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Commuter Spending Accounts
  • Fertility & Family Forming Benefits
  • On-demand mental health support and Employee Assistance Program
  • Global Travel Medical Insurance

Financial Benefits

  • Short and Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Life & Accident Insurance
  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Employee Stock Participation Plan

Time Off

  • Flexible paid time off covering vacation and sick leave
  • Leave programs, including parental, pregnancy health, medical, and bereavement leave

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.

1.1.1.1: We released 1.1.1.1 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.

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