Associate Analyst / Research and Publishing / Design and Engineering

  • Job Reference: 00003033-1
  • Date Posted: 9 January 2023
  • Company: Lifecycle Insights
  • Location: Austin, Texas
  • Salary: On Application
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Lifecycle Insights is hiring an associate analyst to support the delivery of our research, publishing, and strategy services. With only a few dozen people filling these coveted roles worldwide, opportunities to break into this space are few and far between.

  • Play a key, multidimensional role in collaborative, high-profile projects. You'll work with writers, graphic designers, illustrators, producers, and lead analysts to conduct research studies, develop research reports, author strategy guides, and more. You'll build and hone new skills while contributing to the services we deliver to our clients.

  • Learn from tenured leaders. Our lead analysts are renowned thought leaders and respected subject matter experts in the industry who guide executives' thinking on critical topics. You'll work closely with them daily, gaining insights, experience, and skills. And they'll invest in you, both personally and professionally.

  • Take ownership of impactful projects. We lean into our proven processes. Yet, we're always interested in exploring innovative, new ways of getting things done. You'll take on projects to develop new approaches, test them, and report back to the team. You'll have the chance to change the way we work.

  • Help engineering teams make sustainability a reality. Many companies have taken up environmental, social, and governance (ESG) initiatives, yet design teams often lack the tools to turn those aspirations into reality. You'll contribute to those research and publication projects that help engineering leaders accelerate those changes.

  • Take a giant, exciting step forward in your career. This role starts you down a path of many opportunities. You'll have a chance to grow into a lead analyst role at Lifecycle Insights with coverage and leadership responsibilities. You can build your professional network with product management, marketing, and engineering executives at Fortune 500 software companies that lead to exciting opportunities in the industry. This role sets you up for the rest of your career.

This is a full-time remote role, working with Lifecycle Insights' contributors in distributed locations. It provides numerous benefits, including medical, vision, and dental coverage and a 401k program. We'd love to hear from you about this compelling and rare opportunity.

Who We Are

At Lifecycle Insights, our mission is to accelerate engineering transformation to help companies develop better, more sustainable products faster. To achieve that mission, we bring together leaders and experts from various industries, technical fields, and domains to deliver data-driven insights and industry-proven guidance.

  • We are result-driven self-starters, working with flexibility and autonomy.
  • We are insightful thought leaders who provide astute commentary beyond mere statistics and facts.
  • We work with integrity and independence, following our principles without compromise.
  • We are process-oriented, using established approaches and methodologies while experimenting with new, innovative ones.
  • We are positively and respectfully collaborative; each team member is helpful, supportive, and courteous.
  • We are customer-centric, where our client's satisfaction is a crucial gauge of success.

How We Work

The Lifecycle Insights work experience is built on flexibility and autonomy. Our fully remote environment allows you to work where and how you want while maintaining the right work-life balance.

At the same time, we're a personable, tight-knit group that celebrates our team's shared values and diverse perspectives. We share ideas and collaborate on Slack daily, conduct meetings when it makes sense, and protect productivity with no-meeting Focus Fridays. We lean into our well-defined processes and roles, utilizing the strengths of each team member to contribute to the achievement of our common goals.


  • Support Lifecycle Insights' analysts across their full range of responsibilities.

  • Aid and shadow Lifecycle Insights' analysts in developing and delivering the company's services to clients, helping plan, scope, track, and manage strategy and content programs.

  • Support Lifecycle Insights' analysts with research programs, drafting and testing surveys, applying analysis methodologies, and distilling findings into takeaways.

  • Assist Lifecycle Insights' analysts in the planning and execution of business development activities. Help develop presentations, attend briefings, write reviews, provide input on marketing campaigns and sales proposals, and more.

Requirements & Experience

Successful candidates will meet the following knowledge, skill, and experience criteria:

  • They'll have completed a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, software development, physics, or mathematics.

  • They'll demonstrate familiarity with the capabilities and value proposition of technologies that enable technology-led initiatives. Examples include generative design, additive manufacturing, designer-accessible analysis tools, mechanical CAD, electrical CAD, EDA, PLM, ALM, and more.

  • They'll be familiar with the product development process for the significant design and manufacturing phases and specific activities.

  • They'll possess strong verbal, written, organizational, and presentation skills.

  • They'll exhibit strong communication skills.

  • They'll have an amicable, professional demeanor.

  • Ideally, they'll have experience in software providers' product management, strategy, technical sales, application engineering, or marketing roles, but it's not required.