GSOC Analyst - 7 Month Fixed Term

San Francisco, California, United StatesSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America

This is a 7-month temporary assignment, with the possibility to extend and/or convert to full-time.

The position will require the candidate to work shifts that will include weekends and holidays.

Control Risks is seeking a GSOC Analyst to work as a member of our Client’s Threat and Intelligence Team. The Analyst will work with a dedicated team of analysts to provide tactical and operational intelligence on a 24/7/365 basis taking action at the right moment to ensure that relevant stakeholders can bring critical decision-making and crisis management skills to bear in order.

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Monitor and analyze global events to identify and assess threats to the Client’s specific international operations, assets, and personnel
  • Support the Lead Analyst with all initiatives
  • Track and action incidents that could affect the Client’s assets
  • Assist with the GSOC Operators to ensure the safety of Client’s employees and offices
  • Utilize several open-source data platforms to gather information to distill into actionable intelligence
  • Monitor social media on a regular basis for threats and security-related intelligence with regard to risks to the Client
  • Assist with production of specific briefings or presentations
  • Support location-specific intelligence, including active and archived alerts; city and country intelligence; and interactive maps
  • Provide email notifications of threats based on geographies
  • Work nights, weekends, and holidays
  • Other duties as assigned


  • A minimum bachelor’s degree in history, political science, international relations, intelligence analysis, criminal justice, regional studies, or a related discipline; master’s degree strongly preferred
  • At least 3 months of experience in incident tracking and event monitoring
  • Exposure and a strong interest in security operations or physical security
  • Experience in security analysis and risk assessments
  • Proven ability to accurately draw conclusions by synthesizing raw data and information from multiple, unrelated sources into a finished comprehensive product
  • Ability to identify and solve complex problems and carry out responsibilities with little or no supervision, at times under adverse and stressful conditions
  • Availability to work on emergency situations during off-hours and, if necessary, for an extended period of time
  • Ability to interact effectively at all levels of an organization and across diverse cultural and language barriers
  • Ability to quickly adapt to the external environment and organization
  • A strong customer service focus and ability to build and maintain trusting relationships
  • Ability to be a positive and effective team member
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple projects simultaneously and prioritize
  • Excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills

Technical Competencies

  • Prior related global risk and threat analysis experience required
  • Experience in the collection and analytical methodologies
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; the ability to present information in a graphic format and concise reports
  • Willingness and ability to respond to emergency or crisis situations on a 24-hour basis
  • Ability to perform under pressure and respond rapidly to breaking situations within tight timelines
  • Excellent research, analytical, writing, and verbal presentation skills
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and as part of a team
  • Ability to work with a wide range of individuals from diverse backgrounds and varying levels within the global corporate structure
  • Ability to carry out responsibilities with little or no supervision, at times under adverse and stressful conditions
  • Ability to deal effectively with others in order to collect, evaluate and organize pertinent facts and employ multidisciplinary analysis with and without systems support
  • Keen understanding of social media monitoring techniques


  • Control Risks offers a competitively positioned compensation and benefits package that is transparent and summarised in the full job offer.
  • We operate a discretionary bonus scheme that incentivizes, and rewards individuals based on company and individual performance
  • Control Risks supports hybrid working arrangements, wherever possible, that emphasize the value of in-person time together - in the office and with our clients - while continuing to support flexible and remote working.

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