Senior Analyst, IP & Optical Networking

  • Competitive
  • Tokyo, Tōkyō, Japan
  • Festanstellung, Vollzeit
  • IHS Markit
  • 10 Dez 18

Senior Analyst, IP & Optical Networking

IHS is seeking a senior analyst to join its team of market analysts covering IP and optical networking. The senior analyst position would ideally be located in our Tokyo office. As a Senior Analyst, you will provide data analysis and research support to our Industry Analysts in covering technology and market trends, with increasing responsibility for specific technologies and products. This position will focus on researching optical networking equipment manufacturers, optical component manufacturers, as well as service providers, webscale internet content providers and enterprises. You will be working with a team of colleagues located across multiple locations in Europe, Asia and North America. The analyst will also be required to do occasional domestic and international travel for research and business development purposes.


  • Conduct primary and secondary research on products, services, vendors, and service providers
  • Support Industry Analysts in the creation of market size, market forecasts, and market analysis for the optical equipment market, and in particular for optical components
  • Write research notes providing regular written opinion for clients on hot topics in this space, including technology shifts, regional and vertical activity, key product announcements, M&As, and more
  • Forge and maintain relationships with all players in the ecosystem, including equipment manufacturers, chip and component manufacturers, test and measurement providers, service providers, end-users, and investment analysts
  • Speak at conferences and present key data findings to customers
  • Forge and maintain relationships with the trade and business press, providing useful data and opinion in publications, raising awareness of our services and brand

  • Bachelor's degree in economics, statistics, engineering or industry-related fields required; graduate degree is a plus
    • 5 years of work experience in the telecom/data networking market
    • Telecommunications industry work experience (manufacturer, service provider, analyst, and/or other related parts of the ecosystem)
    • An understanding of optical networking technologies, vendors, enterprises, service providers, products, services, and market and technology trends
    • Experience with market segmentation and analysis; forecasting experience is a plus
    • Experience conducting primary or secondary research using a variety of tools (phone surveys, web, and publicly available documents like financial and regulatory reports)
    • Experience with tracking service provider financials and subscribers a plus

Required Skills:
  • Expert analytic, logic, and quantitative skills
  • Excellent verbal and written English
    • Proficiency with MS applications (Excel, Word and PowerPoint), including an understanding of Excel charts and pivot table creation and use; experience with databases is helpful
  • Keen attention to detail and highly effective organization and prioritization skills including the ability to stay on task and maintain focus in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple deadlines on tight schedules
  • Flexibility, with the ability to work effectively and collaboratively with coworkers around the world, and able to participate in group interactions with colleagues in a multitude of time zones
  • Self-motivation and natural curiosity
  • Affinity for working in a dynamic team

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