Senior Intelligence Analyst - Farsi Linguist

  • Location
    Remote, California
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Jul 29

Position description

CrowdStrike is the leader in cloud-delivered next-generation endpoint protection, threat intelligence, and pre- and post-incident response services.  With the ability to collect and process over 100 billion events a day, CrowdStrike has revolutionized endpoint protection by being the first and only company to unify next-generation antivirus (AV), endpoint detection and response (EDR), and a 24/7 managed hunting service — all delivered via a single lightweight agent.  We are one of the World's Most 50 Innovative Companies according to MIT, and one of Forbes Most Promising Companies. Our growth and innovation are driven by incredible employees who deliver unmatched customer success.   

We have received a number of exciting awards including:

  • October 2018: 100 Best Medium Workplaces Second Year in a Row by Fortune magazine.
  • June 2018:  Closed over $200 million, led by General Atlantic, Accel and IVP, with participation from March Capital and CapitalG (Google), achieving a valuation of more than $3 billion.
  • April 2018:  CrowdStrike Wins SC Award for Best Security Company Second Year in a Row.

Iran-Focused Senior Intelligence Analyst (Farsi Linguist)

CrowdStrike Intelligence, a core component of CrowdStrike, is seeking a Senior-level Intelligence Analyst with Farsi language skills to focus on analysis of targeted intrusion cyber actors and adversaries linked to Iran. This position serves as an important role dedicated to analyzing and producing finished intelligence reports on actors, adversaries, geopolitical developments, and transitional issues in Iran. It also serves as an important role providing geopolitical context supporting the technical analysis of campaigns and threat data.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Identify current and emerging cyber threats and trends, on a variety of pre-determined cyber security topics, by analyzing raw intelligence that includes some technical information as well as geopolitical and transnational events/issues surrounding Iran.
  • Research and compose analytical reports and threat estimates related to Iranian cyber security issues and threat actor’s Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures (TTPs).
  • Discover sources for Iranian threat actors, while vetting the quality & credibility of those sources.
  • Develop adversary threat assessments based on customer profiles.
  • Conduct trend/correlation analysis and scenario forecasting at both the tactical and strategic level.
  • Collaborate with different areas of the Intelligence Team to share knowledge and increase quality of work product.
  • Collaborate with teams across the CrowdStrike organization to provide intelligence and regional expertise, and gather information for finished intelligence products.



  • Ability to understand Farsi with high proficiency, particularly reading.
  • Ability to express complex technical and non-technical concepts verbally, graphically, and in writing. Excellent writing skills are mandatory.
  • Ability to demonstrate comprehensive, practical knowledge of research/collection skills and analytical methods.
  • Understanding of the current geopolitical and transnational events and issues surrounding Iran.
  • Ability to vet open-source regional media sources.


  • Experience working in a warning or alert production environment, where reporting requires a quick turn-around.
  • General understanding of terminology and tactics employed by threat actors.
  • Ability to utilize Maltego, i2, or similar tools to create both working-level and presentation-grade visualization charts.


  • Undergraduate degree or military training and experience in cyber intelligence, general intelligence studies, security studies, political science, international relations, etc.
  • Other technical security certifications or academic background a plus.
  • Formal language training or native language knowledge.

Benefits of Working at CrowdStrike:

  • Market leader in compensation and equity awards
  • Competitive vacation policy
  • Comprehensive health benefits + 401k plan 
  • Paid paternity and maternity leave, including adoption
  • Flexible work hours and remote friendly environment
  • Wellness programs
  • Stocked fridges, coffee, soda, and lots of treats
  • Peer recognition
  • Inclusive culture focused on people, customers and innovation
  • Regular team activities, including happy hours, community service events 

CrowdStrike believes that diversity and inclusion among our organization is essential to our success as a global company, and we seek to attract, retain and empower the industry’s best and brightest from a diverse talent pool. 

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