Senior Research Analyst Drones and Automation

October 15, 2020
Atlanta, GA
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This role can be based remotely in the United States or in a Guidehouse Office.
Guidehouse Insights, the dedicated market research arm of Guidehouse, seeks a Senior Research Analyst to join its Technology Insights team who has knowledge and experience in the areas of lighting, lighting controls, connected and smart lighting solutions or building automation. The Senior Research Analyst is a well-regarded and established expert in the market research community. The ideal candidate has mastered a variety of ongoing tasks, including production of syndicated research reports based on an editorial roadmap, collecting and analyzing market data, and leading custom research projects. This new Guidehouse Insights Senior Research Analyst will also support existing clients and seek to acquire new ones as part of team-wide business development efforts.
The ideal candidate has subject matter expertise in lighting controls and advanced lighting solutions and a solid understanding of key technology trends, business models, applications, and pricing dynamics across major industries. S/he should have a prominent reputation within the industry and is actively engaged in conducting analytical research and writing. The ideal candidate consistently delivers work of the highest quality, within budget and on time.
The Senior Research Analyst on our Technology Insights team will be responsible for the following specific duties:

  • Managing a portfolio of syndicated and custom research and clients
  • Outlining a research report roadmap, authoring research reports, and multi-client subscription products
  • Quality assurance on quantitative market models and forecasts
  • Managing custom research projects that may include both secondary and primary market research
  • Maintain and grow client relationships by recognizing potential client needs and working with business development staff
  • Write and price proposal responses, assess potential internal resource needs to meet custom research project requirements
  • Participate in publicity, including writing short blogs, interacting with the press, and presenting at conferences
  • Collaborate with and mentor junior analysts

Candidates should have strong knowledge and proven expertise in the digital transformation taking place across the business landscape, including the following technologies and their applications:

  • Lighting market
  • Connected and smart lighting
  • Building automation and efficiency
  • Industrial transformation



  • A minimum of bachelor’s degree in journalism, business, economics, engineering or related higher education qualifications; graduate degree preferred
  • At least 5-10 years of relevant industry experience including relationships with key industry players
  • Proven track record of client management and account growth
  • Exceptional writing skills
  • Strong secondary research, information discovery and aggregation skills
  • Solid quantitative analysis, ability to create market models and forecasts using assumptions gleaned from primary research
  • Extensive experience in primary research, including phone interviews with executive-level market actors. Survey execution and analysis experience a plus
  • Excellent presentation skills and executive presence
  • Technology market research or industry analysis experience
  • Independent, self-starter who thrives in a rapid, dynamic work environment
  • Articulate in communicating the results of analyses for diverse audiences including executives, strategic marketing and product managers, and sales teams
  • Exceptional organizational skills and time management
  • Excels at distilling data and market trends into actionable insights

Additional Requirements


  • The successful candidate must not be subject to employment restrictions from a former employer (such as a non-compete) that would prevent the candidate from performing the job responsibilities as described


Guidehouse is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, age, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law, ordinance, or regulation.
Guidehouse will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law or ordinance including the Fair Chance Ordinance of Los Angeles and San Francisco.
If you have visited our website for information about employment opportunities, or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation, please contact Guidehouse Recruiting at 1-571-633-1711 or via email at [Click Here to Email Your Resumé]. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodation.
Guidehouse does not accept unsolicited resumes through or from search firms or staffing agencies. All unsolicited resumes will be considered the property of Guidehouse and Guidehouse will not be obligated to pay a placement fee.
Rewards and Benefits
Guidehouse offers a comprehensive, total rewards package that includes competitive compensation and a flexible benefits package that reflects our commitment to creating a diverse and supportive workplace.
Benefits include:

  • Medical, Rx, Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Personal and Family Sick Time & Company Paid Holidays
  • Parental Leave and Adoption Assistance
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Basic Life & Supplemental Life
  • Health Savings Account, Dental/Vision & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Short-Term & Long-Term Disability
  • Tuition Reimbursement, Personal Development & Learning Opportunities
  • Skills Development & Certifications
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Corporate Sponsored Events & Community Outreach
  • Emergency Back-Up Childcare Program


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