We’re a technology-focused company operating in an R&D environment.

We seek talent with a high caliber technical skill set, yet our most successful and satisfied employees are those who share our mission and ideals – Eternal Impact, Extreme Value, Complete Transparency.

While your talents and experiences are important, we also want to know what drives you, what type of environment you thrive in, how well our culture suits you, and why IST Research appeals to you. Many candidates say they want to work on meaningful projects. The question is: what’s meaningful to you?

You should never feel discouraged from inquiring simply because you may not have experience with a specific technology or platform. Instead, tell us what technologies you’ve used that are similar, or what you’re interested in learning, or what you’ve accomplished outside of your day job.

We have hired some great people simply based on their ability to express their passion and how

they’ve been able to define the contribution they believe they can make to the organization. Our culture is practically tailor made for self-taught, motivated, curious problem solvers. Read our post about how we’ve killed the job description to learn more.

If you’re seeking a non-traditional opportunity where you can play with some of the most cutting edge technologies, have a chance to make a positive impact in the world, tackle hard problems and can thrive in a fast paced, constantly evolving, exceptionally adaptive and agile environment and work with some of the best people in the industry– we want to hear from you!

Technology and Global
Awareness At Work

We use technology to harness the experiences, state of mind and
knowledge of populations in some of the world’s hardest to reach locations.
But first, we build trust to make it possible.

Technology alone cannot solve the problems we seek to address. That requires skilled and experienced professionals who know how and where to ask the right questions. Gaining the buy-in of locals in remote locations is a valuable skill that requires cultural awareness and the confidence of an experienced operator.

Data Science

  • Natural Language Processing
  • Machine Learning
  • Semantic Topic Modeling
  • Data Wrangling

Social Science

  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Political Science
  • Industrial Psychology
  • Epidemiology
  • Sociology

The IST team is a blend of tech savvy developers, data scientists and social scientists who have joined forces to solve some of the most pressing challenges facing humans around the world today. Here’s a look at the technologies and disciplines that we currently employ. If you’ve got experience in any of these areas, we may want to speak with you.

Subject Matter Experts

  • International Affairs
  • Military Operations
  • Human Rights
  • Humanitarian Aid
  • National Security

Audience Engagement

  • Social Media Outreach
  • Advertising
  • Behavior Change Communications
  • Survey Research Methods

Talent That Excites Us

Why You? Tell Us About Yourself.

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