Principal Analyst, Infrastructure Security

  • 2301 W Anderson Ln, Austin, TX 78757, USA
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Full-time

Company Description

At Informa Tech, we believe that technology innovation is key to driving positive change in our society. We believe that digital inclusion underpins progress. And we believe that diversity in tech is central to a thriving industry.  

Our aim is to inspire the global technology community to build a better world by informing, educating and connecting them through world-class research, training, events, and media. 

We sit at the heart of the tech community with specialisms in emerging tech/AI, enterprise IT, cyber security, service providers/NextG, critical communications, media & entertainment and marketing technology.  

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Job Description

A hugely exciting opportunity covering and further shaping the rapidly evolving infrastructure security market has arisen in the growing Omdia Cybersecurity research group within the Cybersecurity Pillar of Informa Tech.

The role of Principal Analyst, Infrastructure Security, is pivotal to the Cybersecurity Service Area at Omdia. A well-established, comprehensive, and highly respected market tracker and forecast is at the core of the Infrastructure Security Intelligence Service; leading the quarterly maintenance and enhancement of this data asset is core to the role of Principal Analyst. Currently the coverage includes content security gateway, DDoS prevention appliances, and network security appliances and software. This role provides the tremendous opportunity to further shape and develop Omdia’s Infrastructure Security coverage, working closely with Black Hat and Dark Reading in the Cybersecurity Pillar. The Principal Analyst is also required to engage with clients, providing insights gained from the tracker and forecast. Qualitative research is also an important part of the role and the Principal Analyst will be responsible for driving new thought-leading research for clients and prospects. The successful candidate will be comfortable delivering analysis in syndicated (regularly published reports) and custom form. The position is suited to an enthusiastic, self-motivated, and collaborative person able to express considered and bold views through thought-provoking research and analysis to a mixed audience of technical end users through senior industry executives. Interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively work as part of a global team are essential.

ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Deliver insightful research

Create high quality research in the form of reports, trackers, forecasts, and presentations. Develop and test hypotheses that challenge existing beliefs within a market to provide unique insight. Use all the tools and knowledge at your disposal to produce analysis that goes beyond the descriptive to give Omdia the edge over its competition.

Market high-level industry expertise

Use your expertise and experience to define and expand an area of research. Market that expertise at a senior level within our clients and prospects. Provide a timely response to market events and offer up-to-date opinions founded on broad-based experience.

Build and maintain client relationships

Over time, and as your career progresses, build and maintain a network of client relationships. Become a trusted advisor to these clients over time.

Ensure effective client management

Build and manage ongoing relationships with clients. Represent Omdia, the Cybersecurity Pillar, and Informa Tech, demonstrating your expertise in Infrastructure Security, as well as taking a broad view of enterprise security technology and its delivery of business outcomes. Support sales, marketing, product management, and PR teams. Participate in client-facing meetings with the sales team and add credibility to Omdia, Cybersecurity Pillar, and Informa Tech relationships.

Expand strategic planning involvement

Offer insight to our planning meetings. Contribute to the direction and strategy of the team. Through the understanding of client needs based on senior-level relationships, develop a customer-based point of view for new products and advisory services.

Qualifications

Quantitative research, with the ability to build, maintain, and enhance market forecasts and trackers, and present complex concepts and trends from data in a compelling manner.

Excellent written communication skills, with the ability to synthesize complex ideas.

Strong verbal communication and presentation skills, including a personable manner and the confidence to present to, engage with, and influence executives at the highest levels of the industry.

At least three years of relevant experience working in the fields of cybersecurity research related to the research and analysis community.

The ability to quickly and coherently identify and communicate critical issues impacting the commercial performance of Omdia’s vendor clients across the cybersecurity market.

Solid understanding and insight into the Infrastructure Security market, and the ability to quickly form credible, distinctive, compelling, and original opinions on how aspects of these will evolve, and why.

The ability to build and enhance a profile with industry contacts and opinion formers. A network of existing industry contacts would is desirable.

Experience of working with sales and marketing teams to identify and successfully capitalize on business development opportunities.

A proven track record of managing a workload to ensure deadlines are met and client expectations are exceeded.

Additional Information

Informa Tech is a global business of more than 1,000 colleagues whose purpose is to inspire the technology community to design, build and run a better digital world. We do this by informing, educating, and connecting those communities via our research, digital media, events, and training products and services. Informa Tech serves 7 market segments including: Critical Communications, Emerging technologies, Enterprise IT, Marketing Technologies, Media & Entertainment, Security, and Service Providers. We offer an unrivalled reach to decision-makers in the technology marketplace, leveraging over 100 recognised brands trusted for research, information, education, and networking. The Cybersecurity Pillar of Informa Tech boasts Black Hat, SecTor, and Dark Reading in its media and events portfolio.Informa Tech is a global business of more than 1,000 colleagues whose purpose is to inspire the technology community to design, build and run a better digital world. We do this by informing, educating, and connecting those communities via our research, digital media, events, and training products and services. Informa Tech serves 7 market segments including: Critical Communications, Emerging technologies, Enterprise IT, Marketing Technologies, Media & Entertainment, Security, and Service Providers. We offer an unrivalled reach to decision-makers in the technology marketplace, leveraging over 100 recognised brands trusted for research, information, education, and networking. The Cybersecurity Pillar of Informa Tech boasts the market-leading brands of Black Hat, SecTor, and Dark Reading in its media and events portfolio.

Omdia is market-leading research brand of Informa Tech. To succeed in an ever more connected age, Omdia’s customers need actionable insights that go beyond individual subject matter expertise and reflect the interdependence in the entirety of the tech sector. Engaging with the millions of technology decision-makers served annually by Informa Tech’s market-leading events and media brands, Omdia helps Enterprises make better technology choices: saving money, saving time and managing their technology risk. For technology vendors and service providers, Omdia drives top and bottom-line growth through improved market strategy, product investments, and go-to-market effectiveness.

Why work at Informa  

Employee experience is very important to us at Informa. On top of joining a supportive, diverse and ambitious team that welcomes all types of candidates. We are also flexible with different working patterns and prioritizes promotions internally. Our benefits include:

  • Learning and development plan to assist with your career development  
  • 15 days PTO plus 9 national holidays, 4 days for volunteering and a day off for your birthday!  
  • Competitive Benefits with 401k match 
  • Paid parental leave 
  • Work with a high quality of specialist products and service  
  • Bright and friendly staff who are all “expert’s experts” and additional training and development for helping you achieve your career aspiration  
  • ESPP - become a shareholder  

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