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Current Analysis, Inc., a GlobalData plc company, is the leading provider of tactical, competitive intelligence response solutions to the technology, IT, consumer electronics and telecom industries.

Our goal is to deliver intelligence that alerts and helps vendor sales professionals respond to competitive threats and opportunities while giving service providers insight into important market trends as well as the key strengths and weaknesses of competing products/strategies.

We currently seek a Senior Analyst to work in our Service Provider Infrastructure group, collecting, analyzing and reporting on data related to the IP and Optical networking technologies, as well as SDN/NFV solutions that network infrastructure vendors develop in support of next-generation telecommunications networks. This individual will work closely with the Principal Analyst and Service Director in creating and managing data sets that support Current Analysis’ syndicated and custom research. This is a full-time, client-facing position that entails written contribution to the company’s syndicated research service as well as support of custom research deliverables. This position requires substantial knowledge of the telecom equipment vendor and network operator landscape, strong writing skills, and the ability to convey complex concepts in simple, concise and accessible language. It also requires the ability to speak with authority to the market and to become a “thought leader” in the analyst’s areas of coverage.

The ideal candidate will have at least 8 years of experience as a systems engineer, product/technical marketing professional and/or analyst in the IP/Optical and carrier SDN/NFV market. The ability to collect and analyze data, identify trends, and articulate the implications related to those trends in analytical reports under tight deadlines is critical for success in this position. The analyst will serve as a Current Analysis subject matter expert in Optical, IP, SDN/NFV and Telco IT networking technologies and should be able to understand and analyze the role of Optical and IP technologies in enabling innovative telecom network offerings. Previous experience in Optical and IP networking is a requirement for success in this position.

Current Analysis maintains offices in London and Boston, but this position can be remote for a qualified candidate with a dedicated home office.

We offer competitive salaries, great benefits package and work flexibility. Current Analysis is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. To learn more about Current Analysis please visit us at:


  • Collect insightful data about the IP, Optical, and SDN/NFV product and market development activities of equipment vendors around the world. Collate, analyze and make sense of the data in support of syndicated research deliverables.
  • Contribute to Current Analysis syndicated products, in which IP and Optical equipment are assessed for their competitive impact, and trends are analyzed with the goal of providing insightful and actionable client recommendations.
  • Serve as one of the prime analysts for Current Analysis’ research related to Optical technologies including WDM, OTN, and packet-optical networking hardware, 100G+ coherent optical platforms, routing and switching platforms, Data Center Interconnect, Open Line Systems, ROADM, SDN controller and NFV infrastructure platforms.
  • Provide analysis of business model and ecosystem of support and services related to Optical and IP solutions, including system integration, supply chain management and the role of platform disaggregation on the vendors in this space.
  • Write crisp, concise analytical reports based on data collection activities for both internal and external audiences.
  • Contribute where applicable toward the development of deliverables for custom consulting projects.
  • Attend or speak at industry trade shows and analyst conferences on an as needed basis.


  • Four-year degree from an accredited college/university
  • At least 8 years of directly related experience in the Telecommunications industry, with increasing levels of responsibilities related to the core duties and responsibilities described above
  • Exceptionally strong writing skills with the ability to articulate complex concepts in clear, concise language
  • The ability to deliver high quality analytical content under tight deadlines
  • Strong quantitative, analytical, and problem solving skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to provide a strong customer-facing presence
  • Superior attention to detail and ability to deliver high-quality data
  • Enthusiasm about technology and an understanding of the nuances of the global telecommunications equipment market a strong plus
  • Access to designated work space/home office

How to Apply

To apply for this position send your resume and a one-page cover letter detailing your ability to perform these duties and meet these requirements to: John Byrne at

Only complete applications meeting all of the specified criteria will be considered.

Thank you for your interest.


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