Analyst, Business Group (Smart Ecosystems)

San Francisco, CA

 

Who we are:

Orange Silicon Valley is a US subsidiary of Orange, one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators, serving more than 259 million customers across 26 countries. Orange Silicon Valley is a passionate, forward-thinking team of experts who thrive by connecting ecosystems and making innovation and technology visible, accessible and actionable for a responsible digital world. For more than 20 years, Orange Silicon Valley has been providing strategic insights to the Orange Group worldwide leveraging a unique understanding of the US market. Orange Silicon Valley is headquartered in San Francisco with a regional office in New York. To learn more, please visit https://siliconvalley.orange.com.  

Who you are:

As an Analyst, Business Group with an initial focus on the Smart Ecosystems area, you will be responsible for researching, understanding, and communicating the impact of new technology on Smart Ecosystems. You will contribute to Orange Silicon Valley’s knowledge of key enabling technologies for 1) smart buildings, 2) smart mobility, and 3) connected infrastructure. Smart buildings include intelligent systems that recommend or automate actions, offer insights, and collect data from on-premises IoT sensors, systems, services, and user devices. Smart mobility enables us to rethink transportation in and around our cities by enabling technology with more convenient and faster travel options that decrease congestion and reduce our impact on the environment. Connected infrastructure covers high-speed networks that communicate real-time data adapt the environment (public places, cities, schools, or workplaces) based on the latest conditions. In today’s world of increasing cyberattacks, consumer data collection, and microtargeting, Smart Ecosystems must address and find the right balance between security and privacy while respecting consumers’ rights.

You’ll work with senior thought leaders in the ecosystem to better understand and quantify the value of the new Smart Ecosystems technology landscape and help shape targeted strategies for Orange executives, Orange Business Services divisions, and stakeholders within Orange’s Fortune 2000 customers.

What you’ll do:

You will be responsible for identifying promising emerging technologies in Smart Ecosystems, engaging in thought leadership and strategic planning, and building meaningful relationships with the innovation ecosystem. Some of these relationships will result in technology projects that illustrate the value of innovation in technology and business models. You will be responsible for sourcing, qualifying, and partnering with startups, and engaging stakeholders in peer-level, strategic dialogs on the future of technology enablement in Smart Ecosystems.

You’ll have the opportunity to work cross functionally with Marketing and communications, technology analysts, executive leadership, and disruptive innovators, to drive investment analysis, corporate partnerships, and streamlined adoption of newer and better technology and business applications for Orange and Orange’s top customers.

  • Technology trends: Identify, stay current on, and present strategic and business analyses on the emergence of key technology and business trends, with a particular focus on Smart Ecosystems to start. This focus area may change as business needs evolve over time.
  • Research & analysis: Perform market research and develop industry/technology position papers, benchmarking reports, startup one-pagers, short articles, blog posts, and presentations on market trends, major initiatives, and the latest news for internal and external audiences.
  • Networking & advocacy: Build and maintain relationships within Orange and the local US innovation ecosystems, including startups, tech companies, investors, carriers, academics, and government laboratories.
  • Industry knowledge & stakeholder alignment: Identify high-value use cases and opportunities for Orange’s business units and its enterprise customers that will result in clearly defined executive-sponsored projects and outcomes.
  • Hands-on technology projects: Test and evaluate innovative solutions by leading technical evaluations or developing proof-of-concepts, prototypes, mockups, and pilots as required.
  • Business development & project management: Organize learning expeditions, events, conferences, and meet-ups where relevant, including external participation in panels and technical demonstrations.
  • Thought leadership: Speak publicly and demonstrate industry knowledge at industry conferences and meetups.

 

Your background and experience

You have professional industry experience gained from information technology, telecommunications, or related industries. Interest in identifying and promoting disruptive technologies from non-traditional sources (entrepreneurs and academia as opposed to internal research and development). Ability to self-start and self-manage, working in a highly autonomous environment and reporting to a senior executive. The ideal candidate will be an entrepreneurial self-starter who prioritizes time-to-market for new and disruptive technologies. They will possess the ability to communicate complex ideas effectively, both verbally and in writing.

  • Master’s degree in an engineering or related field, or Bachelor's and 4 years' experience
  • 3 years’ prior experience in a full-time business strategy analyst, or similar professional corporate strategy consulting role
  • 2 years' of experience addressing sustainability issues with technology, software, and platforms
  • 1 year of experience working with cloud, digital, and analytics solutions
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Team player with enthusiasm to contribute exceptional work, learn, and grow
  • Expertise in climate, ESG, or corporate social responsibility is preferred but not required
  • Must be physically located in California and able to commute onsite at least once/weekly
  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis for any employer

Benefits:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, pet insurance, identity protection, FSA, HSA
  • Short-term and Long-term disability
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Generous PTO and ten paid company holidays
  • Wellness reimbursement
  • Transit commute reimbursement
  • Education / tuition reimbursement program
  • Mature Oocyte Cryopreservation reimbursement program
  • Team-building activities, and virtual experiences

 

Application Notice:

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Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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