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Technology Analyst & Author (Remote)

full-time SlashData Dublin

SlashData is the leading research company in the developer economy: We help the world understand developers and developers understand the world. We survey 30,000+ developers annually - across mobile, IoT, desktop, cloud AR/VR and machine learning - to help clients such as Microsoft, Intel, Google and Amazon understand who developers are, what they buy and where they are going next.

We are now looking for a Technology Analyst & Author to support our developer research efforts. The Technology Analyst & Author will be responsible for analysing our Developer Economics survey data to deliver cutting-edge insights and reports on the future of software.

The position is full time and applicants should be within Europe or for exceptional candidates; North America. You will be working from the Athens office, your home office or co-working space as part of a distributed team.


What you‘ll be doing

  • Generating insights from our vast database of developer survey data
  • Performing data analysis, research, and write-up for several major reports each year
  • Tracking the latest trends on mobile, IoT, cloud, desktop and AR/VR developers as well as Data Scientists
  • Helping shape our research agenda and asking developers the right questions
  • Supporting the rest of the analyst team to create more than the sum of the parts


What we are looking for

  • Deep knowledge of the software lifecycle and tools, having developed software as a hobby or as a job
  • Research skills, both quantitative and qualitative
  • Extensive writing experience, via books, reports, articles or blog posts
  • Competent presenter, able to deliver webinars and client presentations


Bonus points for

  • Quick-witted with words and a storyteller that can capture readers attention
  • A passion for technology, and understanding of how it’s impacting people’s lives
  • Data analysis skills, with an eye for captivating visualisations
  • Phone interviewing skills to interview a developer, or debrief a vendor
  • Ability to translate a vague research brief into a solid methodology
  • Ideally with a public voice (e.g. Twitter or blog)

What we offer

  • Opportunity to make a difference as part of the leading research company in the developer economy
  • Influence the leading decision makers behind the platforms and products that are defining the developer economy
  • Competitive salary
  • Flexible working environment
  • Come to work in a t-shirt, shorts and flip flops, or suit and tie
  • Annual training budget to develop your skills and career
  • Monthly book allowance from Amazon, on any book you like
  • Spotify Premium subscription
  • Your laptop of choice + large monitor
  • Part of an entrepreneurial company thats raising the bar, and calling the trends of the developer economy

We hate CVs, we love people. Apply with a video or a short powerpoint presentation introducing yourself and why you want to work for SlashData. Mark it private or unlisted so that it’s only visible to us.
published: Dec. 4, 2017

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