The R Street Institute—a free-market think tank headquartered in Washington, D.C., and with regional offices around the country—seeks an energetic, experienced senior technologist to provide high-level planning and execution of multiple projects. This position will report to the technology policy director.
Candidates must have a strong technical background with a track record related to issues such as cybersecurity, cryptography, internet architecture, telecommunications and/or machine learning. We are a relatively young think tank experiencing rapid growth in both personnel and scholarly output. This role will serve an important function by helping to lead the organization’s work in the technology policy field. The selected candidate will be given freedom to pursue research and writing within tech policy and adjacent fields and will play a key role in directing R Street’s ongoing work and strategy in these areas.
The ideal candidate will help bridge the expertise gap between the public policy community and Silicon Valley. He or she must be able to explain complex technologies to a non-technical audience in the context of a policy debate.