Senior Iran Analyst

Position Description

We need your help to identify, interpret, and exploit hundreds of millions of Iranian and other global public records. You will use those records to conduct complex investigations of illicit networks in Iran and around the world, tackling everything from narcotics-related money laundering to supply chain integrity to sanctions enforcement.

As part of a dynamic team of country and regional area specialists, you will create public- and client-facing analytic content on these pressing security and risk management issues. This will include opportunities to publish your own investigative pieces and circulate them to clients, journalists, and other government and private stakeholders, as well as speak publicly through webinars, conferences, and analytic exchanges. You will lead the discovery of new public records resources for Sayari products, working closely with our engineering team to develop cutting-edge data and analytic solutions. We will expect you to maintain a high level of country and regional expertise in order to understand the potential financial and security risks relevant to our clients.

Salary will be commensurate with experience, and we offer full healthcare coverage, 401k matching, flexible work hours, and a variety of other benefits. The company will consider paid relocation on a case-by-case basis.

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Required Skills & Experience:

Native or professional fluency in Persian (Farsi)

  • Undergraduate or Master’s degree
  • 4+ years of experience in investigations, journalism, or other open-source research
  • Exceptional writing skills, with the ability to present complex information in a concise, accessible, and impartial manner
  • Experience with Iranian public records, including business registries and associated corporate filings (accessed directly from the native sources)
  • Experience managing analytic projects with minimal oversight; detail oriented, comfortable navigating multiple tasks and competing priorities

Helpful Skills & Experience:

  • Experience with or interest in examining Iranian illicit networks globally
  • Proficiency in Arabic and/or other critical foreign languages
  • Experience with self-directed research; excited about the opportunity to propose and pursue investigative projects with minimal direction
  • Experience with or interest in data science or engineering

What We Offer:

  • Limitless growth and learning opportunities
  • A collaborative and positive culture – your team will be as smart and driven as you
  • A strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Outstanding competitive compensation and comprehensive family-friendly benefits, including full healthcare coverage plans, commuter benefits, 401K matching, generous vacation, and parental leave.

Sayari is a venture-backed and founder-led global corporate data provider and commercial intelligence platform, serving financial institutions, legal and advisory service providers, multinationals, journalists, and governments. Thousands of analysts and investigators in over 30 countries rely on our products to safely conduct cross-border trade, research front-page news stories, confidently enter new markets, and prevent financial crimes such as corruption and money laundering.

Our company culture is defined by a dedication to our mission of using open data to prevent illicit commercial and financial activity, a passion for finding novel approaches to complex problems, and an understanding that diverse perspectives create optimal outcomes. We embrace cross-team collaboration, encourage training and learning opportunities, and reward initiative and innovation. If you like working with supportive, high-performing, and curious teams, Sayari is the place for you.

Application Instructions:

The application package should contain a cover letter, resume, and 2-3 page analytical writing sample. We will only consider complete applications. Please direct all inquiries to, including the position name in the subject of your email.

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Sayari is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages diverse candidates to apply. We believe diversity and inclusion mean our team members should reflect the diversity of the United States. No employee or applicant will face discrimination or harassment based on race, color, ethnicity, religion, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability status, veteran status, genetics, or political affiliation. 
We strongly encourage applicants of all backgrounds to apply.
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