Digital Technology reseacher
Based in Hampshire, you will be technologically savvy and passionate about the role that digital is playing in operational processes, products and business models.
You will also need to be acutely aware that technology is a means not an end in itself. So, you will be just as familiar with user cases and practical applications of technology.
The ideal candidate will recognise that technology can be opaque for others that are not as technical. So, you’ll be used to translating complex technical concepts into a picture that is easier to understand, without sacrificing the important points.
- At the same time, you will be used to championing new ways of doing things, as well as challenging others to adopt a more digital way of thinking.
Educated to degree level you will have experience gained through employment across technology consulting, technical development, technical product management and/or digital R&D
Other key experience and skills include being highly organised in terms of researching, analysing and thinking through the issues and options that competing technologies present (particularly in terms of real world application)
You will have excellent presentational and communication skills to translate technical concepts and analysis into clear, concise and compelling conclusions that are delivered in an easily understood format
You'll be confident in organising and running workshops, technology demonstrations and proof of concepts including third parties and be open to working in a dynamic and innovative environment, ideally with experience of bringing ground breaking or at least novel ways of working to your area of responsibility
You will be knowledgeable about a range of technology domains, in particular in areas related to internet of things and smart devices, such as RFID and NFC. It would also be helpful if you have worked on technology evaluation projects and trials, as well as prototyping and piloting - in addition to desk research.
It goes without saying that you will be used to delivering analysis and projects of the highest quality, based on a consulting or corporate background.
At the same time, you will be able to organise activities and stakeholders to engage members of the business, other technologists and external partners. Finally, you will be a confident presenter when it comes to sharing conclusions.
Lastly you will have the ability to work collaboratively and iteratively to develop analysis and explore technology issues, have experience of evaluating leading-edge technologies as well as more prosaic mapping of technologies to business requirements, use cases and operational constraints
You'll be a strong communicator with great influencing skills across technologists and non-technologists alike, be a team player able to work effectively across a matrix organisation and build effective relationships with other stakeholders to deliver high quality analysis, technology evaluations and prototypes
With the ability to contextualise technologies in clear frameworks, as well as get into technical details, you will be highly motivated to succeed and think creatively