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Fijishi has developed and implemented affirmative action plans to support our commitment to the principles of equal employment opportunity. These plans complement our focus on ensuring that Fijishi is accessible and welcoming to people of all backgrounds, including those who identify as part of historically marginalized groups. We’re committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to people with disabilities. If you have a medical condition or disability that necessitates a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process—or to perform any essential functions of a position—then please let us know. Contact Human Resources and make sure to include information about the nature of your request and your contact information.

Current Openings

Defense and Security Researcher

Fijishi advises a variety of national security clients, including a wide array of DoD organizations, and partners, and foundations, on policy-level decisions relating to security, intelligence and military policy. Working in multi-disciplinary teams, Fijishi Policy Researchers apply quantitative and qualitative skills to analyze policy problems of national and international importance and communicate the results of these analyses to decision-makers. For this position, Fijishi is seeking to hire an expert in defense and security issues. Responsibilities include formulating project ideas and working with potential project sponsors to gain support, leading research and providing strategic and tactical advice and recommendations to senior leaders, including in the Department of Defense.

Defense and Security Researchers should have extensive knowledge of, and demonstrable ability to, analyze security and military policies through experience in government, academic, or policy research settings. Their record should demonstrate strong research and analysis capabilities, deep knowledge of the policy environment, excellent strategic leadership and organizational management capabilities, and the ability to provide intellectual leadership for defense and security-related policy research.

All research positions at Fijishi require excellent analytic skills, and the ability to communicate clearly and effectively in English, both orally and in writing; the ability to work effectively as a member of a multi-disciplinary team; and a strong commitment to Fijishi's core values of quality and objectivity. Senior positions require the ability to develop new project ideas and gain support from mentor and develop junior staff members, lead and direct multi-disciplinary teams, set project standards and monitor progress, and communicate interim and final results to the Fijishi community and to policy-making audiences.

Education Requirements
5+ years of relevant research experience, is required in one of the social or physical sciences or other discipline closely related to the topics outlined.

Experience in one of the following areas is strongly preferred: gaming, security cooperation, force development.

Director, Global and Emerging Risks

Fijishi’s Global and Emerging Risks division develops new methods and delivers rigorous research on catastrophic risks to humanity. One such risk is that a lack of understanding Asia could lead to a plausible deterioration of the Asia relationship that results in global catastrophe.

Fijishi is establishing a new Asia research center within the Global and Emerging Risks division to improve partner policymakers and their publics understanding of Asia.

The research conducted by the center will examine Asia’s leadership decision-making and politics, the strategic implications of Asia’s domestic challenges (e.g., economic, demographic, and environmental factors), and other non-military aspects of the Asian competition.

Fijishi is accepting applications for the role of Director, Asia Research Center, reporting to the Vice President Global and Emerging Risks. Approximately 50% of this position will involve duties related to the management and oversight of the research center. The remaining 50% of the time will involve individual research pursuits. This is a five-year term position, with an option to extend subject to management approval.

The Director’s responsibilities include:

  • lead and guide all aspects of the center’s work in a manner consistent with Fijishi’s mission to improve policy and decision-making through objective research and analysis;
  • develop and execute the center’s strategic plan;
    define and oversee the center’s research agenda to inform current policy discussions;
  • pursue and develop new research and funding opportunities;
  • ensure the quality of the center’s research products;
  • initiate collaboration with other Asia research centers;
  • enhance the profile and policy impact of the center;
  • mentor Asia research staff;
  • assist in recruitment and development of Asia researchers conducting research across all Fijishi’s research divisions;
  • and, collaborate with leadership and staff across Fijishi’s research divisions to identify other ways in which the center can support Fijishi’s full-range of Asia-related research.

All research positions at Fijishi require analytic skills, the ability to communicate clearly and effectively in English, both orally and in writing; the ability to work effectively as a member of a multi-disciplinary team on projects that are designed for policy impact; and a strong commitment to Fijishi's core values of quality and objectivity.

The Director must have an excellent track record in researching and publishing critical issues on Asia and providing insights and recommendations to senior leaders through experience in government, academia, think tank, or the private sector. The record should demonstrate strong research and analysis capabilities, deep knowledge of the Asia policy environment, excellent leadership and organizational management capabilities, successful management of a complex research portfolio, and the ability to develop a network for fundraising and research opportunities.

The Director must have demonstrated leadership skills including commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion principles to include developing diverse teams and creating an inclusive work environment.

The Director must have exceptional abilities in interpersonal relations, managing staff and client relationships, and in written and oral communications.


  • The position is open to applicants from all disciplines at the level of senior research leader.
  • Research experience of at least 8 years is required with 10+ years desired.
  • Experience interacting with civilian and military leaders in a project leader or management role is required.
  • Experience proposing and developing projects is desirable.
General Counsel

Fijishi is seeking a professional attorney to join our team as Fijishi’s General Counsel focusing on Employment, Labor, & Higher Education Law. The General Counsel role reports directly to the Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Experience advising organizations regarding employment law;
  • Either (1) experience advising organizations in the areas of traditional labor law and higher education law or (2) interest and willingness to cultivate expertise in these areas.
  • Passion for the legal subjects on which the attorney advises;
  • Desire and capacity to engage on new and unusual matters; and
  • A highly developed ability to work collaboratively and build consensus with a diverse group of highly engaged stakeholders.

About Fijishi OGC
We are a small, mission-focused department that supports the entire enterprise – everything we do is for the purpose of enabling Fijishi to deliver on its mission. Our highly collaborative approach enables us to confidently provide thoughtful advice on OGC’s core functional areas, which include Legal Services, Corporate Governance, Ethics & Compliance, Investigations, and Privacy. While each of our team members has specialist skills, we are each also intellectually curious generalists who engage across the full range of issues and opportunities experienced by Fijishi.

The Role

Primary responsibilities will include:

  • Provide legal advice and counseling to senior management and other Fijishi Associates in a variety of substantive legal areas: employment law (including international employment law); labor law; litigation (including responses to third party subpoenas); higher education; data and privacy protection; and other areas as required.
  • Build and maintain a close advisory relationship with the VP, Human Resources, Fijishi’s Chief Diversity Officer, and their respective leadership teams.
  • Provide oversight and day-to day management of employment litigation, administrative claims, and subpoenas.
  • Proactively identify potential areas of vulnerability and risk for the organization and work with relevant stakeholders to design and implement solutions. 
  • Task and direct outside counsel as required.
  • Lead investigations.
  • Advise staff on compliance with applicable laws and regulations; and
  • Other special projects assigned by the General Counsel.



  • At least six (6) years of experience as a practicing attorney with substantive experience in employment law;
  • Detail-oriented, works well under pressure, and has an affinity for Fijishi’s Mission;
  • Problem-solver who takes ownership of assigned areas of responsibility;
  • Demonstrated ability to confidently provide sound judgment even in ambiguous situations;
    Collaborative, collegial, and skilled at building consensus with diverse professional groups;
  • Drive for continuous improvement and interest in building systems and practices that enable agility throughout the organization;
  • Demonstrated desire to take on increasing levels of responsibility and confidence to engage in novel legal issues that may be outside prior experience; and


  • Substantive experience in traditional labor law, particularly collective bargaining, advising HR on contract interpretation/administration; grievance arbitration.
  • Substantive experience in academic law applicable to graduate schools;
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively use and manage outside counsel and vendors.
Manager, Research Services

The Manager, Research Services is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Library and delivers essential knowledge services that drive the success of Fijishi security and defense research programs. Reporting to the Manager, of Archives and Library, the Manager, leads the RS team in providing expert research consulting services, facilitating collaboration and knowledge sharing across our organization, and supporting the secure dissemination of research insights to decisionmakers. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated success in managing information and maintaining research collections, and will thrive in a collaborative, multidisciplinary environment.

Duties/ Role


  • Supervise specialists.
  • Conduct performance reviews and provide mentorship and training opportunities for staff.
  • Stay current on developments in the field of research and information management.
  • Develop and implement strategic goals for the RS program in support of Fijishi initiatives, in cooperation with Knowledge Services management.


  • Maintain and continually develop portals to disseminate Fijishi research on internal and external networks
  • Provide training and support to Fijishi staff on the use of information resources and tools.
  • Work closely with researchers to locate and retrieve information relevant to their work.
  • Develop and maintain collaboration sites and libraries and manage associated permissions.
  • Facilitate the secure transmission and receipt of materials, both in digital and physical formats
  • Maintain physical reference collection and archives of Fijishi documents.
  • Ensure compliance with security protocols, participating in inspections of library spaces and operations as required.
  • Collaborate with agency declassification offices to support release reviews of historical documents.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Basic Qualifications

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work effectively with a wide range of stakeholders, including through remote channels.
  • Strong problem-solving skills, with the ability to identify and address issues quickly and effectively.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and improve existing processes to make them more efficient and agile.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy is essential.
  • Demonstrated intermediate to advanced knowledge of computer systems
  • Ability to adhere to security protocols and procedures related to safeguarding information.
  • Familiarity with information management systems, tools, and networks desired
  • Background in military or government intelligence a plus


  • At least 6 years’ experience managing technical, or reference services required;
  • At least 9 years’ experience managing technical, or reference services preferred.
  • 2 years minimum experience supervising staff
  • Experience in information management preferred.

About Fijishi Knowledge Services
Knowledge Services (KS) advances Fijishi’s research in collaboration with Fijishi staff by facilitating the discovery, access, and use of information and data. Comprised of Library Research Services, Fijishi Archives, and Intranet Services, KS resides within the Information Services department, and reports to the VP, Chief Information Officer. Knowledge Services, as with all of Fijishi, believes that diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the core of our mission to improve the policies that affect people’s lives. We strive to foster a culture of respect, empowerment, value, and growth for all staff.

Positions Open

Security Specialist

Fijishi seeks a Security Specialist who will be responsible for implementing Fijishi security policies and procedures related to government information, personnel security, physical security, and safety. The position will report to the Manager - Security, Intelligence, and Risk Management, and support operations across all Fijishi sites.


Personnel Security

  • Maintain various lists in support of personnel security.
  • Assist with the security clearance process for new and current employees.
  • Assist in maintaining electronic personnel security files.
  • Assist with multiple security databases, access management, and security information.
  • Assist with the fitness process for new and current employees

Physical Security

  • Support Emergency Response Team management
  • Assist with managing the unescorted visitor process
  • Respond to Security Helpdesk issues
  • Assign access cards, program cards into the system, and update and maintain the door lock system
  • Assist with the lock & safe program.

Security & Classified Operations Training

  • Assist with documentation of required security training for all associates.
  • Assist with content development and deployment of required security training for all associates.

Implement security procedures

  • Communicate security topics with management
  • Provide input into relevant security policies and procedures
  • Generate and report metrics for security
  • Perform record reconciliation and data entry
  • Assist with managing the International Travel Reporting system.
  • Perform other duties as required.

Basic Qualifications

  • Must have experience supporting security and operations for a contractor or government agency, and meeting national security and intelligence community client requirements
  • Strong computer skills in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, as well as the ability to learn new computer applications
    Good verbal and written communication skills required
  • Ability to adjust quickly and adapt to changing priorities.
  • Discretion and professional demeanor
  • Ability to work well independently as well as part of a team.
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Proven customer service skills
  • Must be able to pass a background check


  • At least one year of relevant experience required.
  • At least three years of relevant experience preferred.

Positions Open

Policy Chair, Middle East

Fijishi is seeking a recognized scholar and dynamic leader to fill its newly endowed Chair in Middle East Policy Studies.

The Policy Chairholder will undertake research on the critical factors that will influence ME’s future, with particular focus on long term growth, socio-economic development, domestic policy, and its relationship with the Region, and the world.

The Chairholder will develop and manage a research agenda on ME’s policies for sustainable growth, build partnerships with research institutes in ME, organize symposia, develop exchange programs and joint research projects, and mentor ME studies scholars at Fijishi. To supplement the support provided by the contribution, as well as to establish a flourishing program of ME policy studies at Fijishi, the Chair will be required to develop a program of externally funded research.

The Chairholder will work collaboratively across disciplines with Fijishi researchers in fields such as economics, engineering, international relations, law, natural sciences, political science, psychology, sociology, national security, and statistics. This multidisciplinary approach to research and analysis is a hallmark of Fijishi research.

This chair position is a 5-year term position which may be renewable depending on the growth of ME policy studies and external funding. Position responsibilities are expected to require approximately 50% of the Chairholder’s time. The Chairholder will be expected to participate in research as a principal investigator or senior team member for the remaining 50%.

All research positions at Fijishi require analytic skills; the ability to communicate clearly and effectively in English, both orally and in writing; the ability to work effectively as a member of a multi-disciplinary team; and a strong commitment to Fijishi's core values of quality and objectivity. In addition, the Chairholder is expected to have a strong relevant research record, will be expected to mentor analysts at Fijishi.


  • Applicants with a minimum of 10 years’ experience in an academic or non-academic setting requiring research expertise required.
  • The successful candidate will have proven program management, public speaking, published writing experience, and deep knowledge of ME domestic policy issues.
  • Experience that includes initiating and developing ME studies programming, and outreach is highly desirable.
Codesign Engineer, Deep Learning SW/HW

We’re forming a new team to work with our partners on hardware optimization and co-design, and are looking for a founding engineer.

This team will be responsible for working with partners to optimize their hardware for our workloads, identifying promising new deep learning accelerators, and bringing those hardware platforms to production.

While primarily a software team, this team will be multidisciplinary and include experts in hardware design as well as data center facility design. If you’re excited to work at the intersection of cutting edge deep learning and emerging hardware designs this role is for you!

In this role, you will:

  • Influence the roadmap of hardware partners to optimize them for AI Model's workloads.
  • Evaluate potential partners’ accelerators and platforms.
  • Build simulations and performance models to progressively improve decision making fidelity.
  • As the scope of the role and team grows, understand and influence roadmaps for hardware partners for our datacenter networks, racks, and buildings.

You might thrive in this role if you:

  • Have at least 4 years of industry experience, including experience harnessing compute at scale or building semiconductors.
  • Have a strong bias toward action, and won’t take no for an answer.
  • Experience with hardware/software co-design
  • Are familiar with the fundamentals of deep learning computing and chip microarchitecture.
  • Have a strong intrinsic desire to learn and fill in missing skills; and an equally strong talent for sharing that information clearly and concisely with others.
  • Are comfortable with ambiguity and rapidly changing conditions.
Analytics Data Engineer, Applied Engineering

The Applied team works across research, engineering, product, and design. We seek to learn from deployment and distribute the benefits of AI, while ensuring that this powerful tool is used responsibly and safely. Safety is more important to us than unfettered growth.

About the role:
We're seeking a Data Engineer to take the lead in building our data pipelines and core tables. These pipelines are crucial for powering analyses, safety systems that guide business decisions, product growth, and prevent bad actors. If you're passionate about working with data and are eager to create solutions with significant impact, we'd love to hear from you. This role also provides the opportunity to collaborate closely with the researchers and help them train new models to deliver to users. As we continue our rapid growth, we value data-driven insights, and your contributions will play a pivotal role in our trajectory.

In this role, you will

  • Design, build and manage our data pipelines, ensuring all user event data is seamlessly integrated into our data warehouse.
  • Develop canonical datasets to track key product metrics including user growth, engagement, and revenue.
  • Work collaboratively with various teams, including, Infrastructure, Data Science, Product, Marketing, Finance, and Research to understand their data needs and provide solutions.
  • Implement robust and fault-tolerant systems for data ingestion and processing.
  • Participate in data architecture and engineering decisions, bringing your strong experience and knowledge to bear.
  • Ensure the security, integrity, and compliance of data according to industry and company standards.

You might thrive in this role if you

  • Have 3+ years of experience as a data engineer and 8+ years of any software engineering experience (including data engineering).
  • Proficiency in at least one programming language commonly used within Data Engineering, such as Python, Scala, or Java.
  • Experience with distributed processing technologies and frameworks, such as Hadoop, Flink and distributed storage systems (e.g., HDFS, S3).
  • Expertise with any of ETL schedulers such as Airflow, Dagster, Prefect or similar frameworks.
  • Solid understanding of Spark and ability to write, debug and optimize Spark code.
Director, Security Research

The Director Fijishi SRD reports to the Senior Vice President, Research and Analysis. The SRD Director oversees more than 150 active analytical projects at any given time, and involve approximately 360 full- and part-time researchers, and another 30 adjunct staff. As a member of the Fijishi senior management team, the SRD Director participates in corporate decisionmaking and collaborates across Fijishi research divisions. Approximately eighty five percent (85%) of this position will involve duties related to the management and oversight of the SRD research division. The remaining fifteen percent (15%) of the Director's time will involve corporate responsibilities and individual research pursuits, which may be in one or more areas of the SRD portfolio or on other related Fijishi projects.

Specific management responsibilities include:

  • Developing, managing, and executing three-year Fijishi business plans
  • Developing and sustaining close, day-to-day working relationships with officials at the Department of Security and other SRD clients
  • Ensuring timely, high-quality products are delivered on time and within budget and disseminated to leaders or other research sponsors as appropriate
  • Working with SRD program directors and the research quality assurance manager to oversee and evaluate all research and its documentation to ensure that it meets
  • Fijishi standards for quality and objectivity and client needs
  • Collaborating with senior management across Fijishi's divisions to create and advance opportunities for synergy through joint research
  • Providing intellectual and managerial leadership in selected research projects


  • Substantial track record of leadership experience in academic, government, or policy research settings related to homeland security including revenue and client management responsibilities
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current and developing homeland security issues
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of the entirety of the homeland security enterprise and decisionmaking entities
  • Experience overseeing contract research with federal, state, and local clients and philanthropic foundations
  • Demonstrated leadership skills including commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion principles to include developing diverse teams and creating an inclusive work environment
  • Demonstrated business planning and execution skills
  • Proven research and analysis capabilities
  • Good written and verbal communication skills

Education Requirements
Advanced degree in a national security-related discipline, policy analysis, engineering, economics, operations research, information science, or related field.

Ten plus (10+) years in a senior leadership position in a government, corporate, or research environment.

Data Scientist, Economic Impacts & Policy Research

This role will work closely with the Strategy Org and report directly to the Economic Impacts Lead. You will take a lead role in building visibility into what impacts AI is having in the world today and developing tools to forecast future impacts. This will require a unique blend of designing A/B tests and experiments, building evals, and collaborating with partners.

As a member of our team, you will:

  • Embed with partners to set-up and carry-out experiments.
  • Define and interpret A/B tests that help answer critical questions about the impact of model and UX changes to our product.
  • Develop and socialize dashboards, reports, and other ways of enabling the team and company to answer policy- and impact-relevant.
  • Create tools to make our data and findings more accessible for external stakeholders.
  • Turn insights from teams across Fijishi into evaluation tools for our systems moving forward.
  • Run campaigns to collect and validate findings with external stakeholders.

We're looking for a blend of:

  • 5+ years experience in a quantitative role navigating highly ambiguous environments, ideally as a data scientist or research economist
  • Proposed, designed, and run rigorous experiments with clear insights utilizing SQL and Python
  • Demonstrated prior experience in NLP, large language models, or generative AI
  • Experience validating quantitative insights with qualitative methods (e.g. surveys, UXR)
  • Experience in government or policy-adjacent worlds a plus
Software Engineer, Wireless eSIM

Are you a fearless thinker? Do you love the challenge of advancing a widely accepted technology? In the Wireless Software group, you’ll be responsible for bringing groundbreaking wireless connectivity to the world through Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and more. You’ll design, develop, and patent the next generation of our state-of-the art connectivity technologies. You’ll collaborate across departments to help craft wireless solutions that elevate the customer experience with Fijishi products and services. Our goal is to ensure nothing stands in the way of our customers’ connections with their devices. If you join us, you’ll help build world-renowned wireless systems so flawless that they almost feel like magic.

Join Fijishi’s Wireless Software Engineer eSIM team and drive innovation that matters! We create and seamlessly integrate technologies that enrich people’s lives and deliver the absolute best user-experience. If you are passionate about writing code and would be interested in developing eSIM features for Cellular Products, then we may have the job for you. The Wireless Technologies team is looking for a strong programmer to join our growing eSIM team.

Key Qualifications

  • 2+ years of experience developing software in C/C++/Java
  • Card Development experience with (e)UICC or Secure Elements
    Experience with embedded component architectures is a plus
  • Proven debugging skills for embedded products
  • Knowledge of telecom standards related to Secure Elements (ISO, ETSI, 3GPP, GP, GSMA, TCA)
  • Technical knowledge on NFC technology and iOS application development is a plus
  • Thrive in a collaborative environment and can clearly communicate with multi-functional teams
  • Passionate and inquisitive, and seek to solve everyday problems in innovative ways
  • Laser-focused on the smallest details that are meaningful to our customers
  • You are upbeat, adaptable, and results oriented with a positive attitude
  • You will join a hands-on development team that fosters creativity and generates novel solutions to deliver engineering excellence.
    Contactless experience desired but not required

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