Technology Analyst at Clark Street Associates

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Employer: Clark Street Associates

Expires: 07/01/2020

Position: Technology AnalystThe Company:Clark Street Associates is a boutique technology and business consulting firm, located in the heart of Silicon Valley, focused on helping commercial technology companies grow by implementing strategies for working with Federal and state governments, the military & intelligence community, and the VC community. Firm clients operate in the semiconductor, commercial space flight, autonomous vehicles/systems, artificial intelligence, drones, alternative foods, and clean technology spaces.The Role:Technology Analysts at Clark Street are not shunted to a back room – you will interact directly with senior level staff at Clark Street and C-level staff at the companies we work with. It is common for our analysts to lead calls with CEO’s or other C-level staff. For the right candidate, this is an opportunity to sharpen your technical and business skills and grow confidence in interfacing with clients and senior leadership. A successful candidate will need to have the right personality and intuition for this.The Technology Analyst will play a vital role in supporting the various practice groups in their work. This job requires a strong technical foundation, excellent written communication, Excel and PowerPoint skills, the ability to (re)prioritize tasks with minimal direction, and the flexibility to support multiple projects. A background or general interest in technology is helpful as is a fundamental sense of curiosity and willingness to learn. Specific knowledge of, experience, or interest in, the technology fields mentioned above is highly valuable for this position.Responsibilities:Provide independent technology research and analyses, including qualitative and quantitative analysis, of fundamental scientific principles and their impact on device and systems related to client projects. This will involve learning and explaining technologies in fields that are both familiar and unfamiliar to the AnalystKeep abreast of key technical and technical program developments within the government, including DoD, CIA, NIH, DoE, DHS, FBI, and the Intelligence Community, including providing specific information and dataAssist Vice Presidents, Directors, Managers, and Senior Analysts in preparing client deliverablesProvide background support for the creation of technical presentations, collateral, concept papers, and white papers for clients and government customers, including background research and the preparation of initial draft deliverablesParticipate in client meetings and subsequent client strategy discussions, including preparation and follow-up activitiesManage meeting schedules and client deliverable schedules to ensure timely executionAssist in planning and executing firm initiatives (e.g. conferences, events, team deliverables)Help prepare Vice Presidents, Directors, Managers, and Senior Analysts for critical federal, state, and international engagementsAssist in preparation of grant applications, white papers, and RFP responsesWork with a team and/or clients on targeted assignmentsAssist with the creation of quantitative technical and performance value-propositions for various client technologies in application areas being targeted within the governmentPrepare internal technical memos and presentationsPrepare weekly internal and external client summary reportsRequirements:Bachelor’s or Masters degree in a hard-science or engineering (e.g. material sciences, physics, physical chemistry, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and/or similar subject matter)Excellent writing and oral communication skillsExcellent quantitative analytical skillsAbility to think creatively and independently about how to solve new problems or apply technologies to new applicationsSelf-starter with ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environmentAbility to work on multiple projects simultaneouslyAbility to quickly adapt to changeStrong critical thinking skillsStrong proficiency with standard business software tools (Word/Excel/PPT, etc.)Additional Qualifications:A successful candidate is comfortable coloring outside the lines, taking on tasks outside a rigid position description, and helping the team execute creative client strategiesAn ideal personality will help lower tensions near deadlines—not increase themComfortable with change and can begin executing product even before all details are knownBenefits:Salaried position2 weeks paid vacation time1 week paid sick time1 week holiday shutdown1 day work from home a week50% of public transit commute costs covered by companyFull health/vision/dental care (with multiple plan choices)401k/profit sharing planCompany lunch on WednesdaysWork with CEOs and C-Suite leadership teams from companies of all sizes (pre-IPO startups to public companies)Opportunity to rise in the ranks and move up at the company