Technical Analyst

REPORTS TO: Research Lead

DEPARTMENT: Research Operations

Contract Type: Contract

Position Summary

GigaOm’s global team of independent research analysts are visionaries and influential figures in the world of enterprise technologies, trends, and tools. Technical Analysts come from diverse backgrounds including senior technical executives, engineers, architects and traditional technical researchers. Analysts apply real-world experience deploying technology in the field to make sense of the market and help our end users make better decisions, and can work independently or as part of a research team with project management, writers, and other contributing analysts.

Key Areas of Focus

Organizational Area

  • Inform and develop proposals for market trend research in the area of your expertise.
  • Conduct defensible primary and secondary research in line with GigaOm methodology and timelines.
  • Produce and communicate evaluative insights in a range of appropriate formats to meet customer and audience expectations.
  • Promote GigaOm’s insights and unique position in the industry to provide a timely, informed perspective.

General Responsibilities

  • Distill complex ideas into high-level concepts to foster understanding among end users and stakeholders across vendor organizations
  • Advise C-suite executives, senior IT leadership, and engineering teams on technology planning, strategy, and
  • deployment.

  • Interact with vendors through report briefings, analyst updates, and events to enhance our research.
  • Challenge vendors to provide real-world data to back their product claims to drive defensible, rigorous analysis.
  • Work with engineers to help scope and deliver technical benchmarks to validate how vendor solutions compare.
  • Support the broader research mission of GigaOm by engaging in peer reviews and research strategy discussions.
  • Uphold GigaOm methodology and compliance with template guidance.
  • Build relationships and rapport by attending industry events and sharing material on social networks.

Success Criteria for this Role

  • Ability to succinctly describe themes and technical aspects of solution spaces through speaking engagements and advisory services.
  • Go beyond briefings to gather information from online research, industry contacts, and events to assess solutions and vendors.
  • Horizon scanning to identify early stage trends, breakthrough innovation, and transformative technology.
  • Anticipate challenges and enable teammates with proactive collaboration.
  • Meet agreed deadlines by working closely with PMO while balancing outside commitments.

Experience Preferences

  • Leadership of teams deploying and managing technology solutions
  • Leadership in IT infrastructure deployment
  • Vendor solution evaluation expertise

Education Preferences

  • Relevant academic background to areas of expertise

Work Location: Remote. The majority of GigaOm works on a US timezone, some flexible scheduling to accommodate team collaboration is required.

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