Technology Innovation Analyst (Mid-Sr)
Job Details
Detroit - Royal Oak, MI
Temporary Remote
Full Time
Innovation Consultancy

Do you love helping teams unlock new technical potential? Do you relish blending technology and creativity, with discipline and business insight? Are you passionate about applying your STEM background in taking on ambitious problems and new technology? You could be our next inventor! We have built a premier innovation consultancy that bridges counsel with execution to accelerate significant and lasting business impact for Fortune 500 companies. Our team is comprised of individuals with a variety of in-depth skills in business, finance, design, engineering, digital, but all possess the critical ability of an advisor and consultant for leaders and teams. We value courage, collaboration, hustle, and a hunger to achieve.

Position Overview

Do you have a skill in unlocking new potential? Do you relish blending technology with creativity? Can you lead a room’s energy with balancing discipline, optimism with practicality? You could be the next to answer our calling – Invent with usTM! With nearly 20 years of tested experience, we help organizations define the future of their business and solve complex problems to build beyond an idea. Vectorform’s innovation consultancy bridges advice with execution to close the innovation-execution gap for Fortune 500 companies. Our team is comprised of individuals with a variety of in-depth skills like business, design, engineering, digital, but all possess the critical ability of an advisor and consultant for leaders and teams. We typically serve CEOs, CIOs, CTOs, CGOs, and their corporate innovation teams, R&D, and product teams. Our team values courage, collaboration, hustle, and a hunger to achieve.


We are seeking a high-reaching, thoughtful, and technically minded innovator who has a hunger for helping teams in the pursuit of new opportunities and a resourcefulness to unlock value with speed and agility. This role requires creativity in pursuing and understand emerging technologies and the ability to translate that to broader technical and strategic team members within IT, business, and product development environments. The Technical Innovation Analyst will help identify, define, and craft research strategies and applications for important initiatives, programs, and projects through our Innovation Consultancy practice.  

The Technical Innovation Analyst will play an important hands-on research role within the larger, client focused, Innovation Consultancy Teams. You’ll use a variety of engineering, scientific, and technical skills to understand feasibility and drive ideas into executable projects within the client innovation environments. Delivering on the client's business needs will require curiosity, thoughtfulness, diligence, solid execution, and communication skills. The ideal candidate will have a passion and skill to embrace the unknown in a wide breadth of technical disciplines while applying analysis and project management methodologies.  A competitive edge, willingness to take risks, and a passion for driving clarity in ambiguous and complex challenges are a must. 


Key Accountabilities 

  • Analyze evolving market dynamics in the power and energy sector by leveraging competitive intelligence and proprietary research/analytics 

  • Identify, validate, and enable growth opportunities by running experiments and research in the pursuit of new revenue and cost saving projects that can be scaled within the business.  

  • Work with Business Line Management, Commercial Operations and Strategy Development teams on research and relevant market intelligence for existing and potential target applications 

  • Conceptualize, build, evaluate, and execute experiment plans and POCs 

  • Conduct research projects across program aligned value driven criteria  

  • Build reports and presentation to communicate research and insights 

  • Be resourceful in providing qualitative and quantitative data and insights 

  • Drive overall maturation of an idea through the innovation process. Ideas can be related to product, process, and business innovations 

  • Have the capability to work with and across technical, customer experience, enterprise, and business strategy disciplines 

  • This role will report on-site at client location in Detroit, MI with embedded team  


Key Responsibilities 

  • Conduct in-depth analysis on key strategic priorities (e.g., related to opportunity sizing, market entry attractiveness, emerging technical opportunities, etc.) and underlying drivers of business performance 

  • Develop and maintain project plans, resourcing, requirements, timelines, and scope for multiple short duration proof of concept and incubation projects 

  • Support identification and experimentation of enabling technologies, features, or systems for savings and or net new value generation 

  • Process ideas through the innovation pipeline, from initial concept to prototype, with a bias towards action 

  • Help manage tasks in all stages of the innovation pipeline to ensure assignments are completed in a timely manner 

  • Understand innovation workstream logic and process flow to ensure tasks align to big goals and priorities 

  • Ensure proactive communication, dependability, and accuracy of information 

  • Coordinate with internal and external teams 

  • Ensure client process standards and requirements are met 

  • Utilize internal client systems and techniques to streamline innovation integration 

  • Research and benchmark solutions and use cases for various technologies or key business challenges  

  • Identify opportunities for emerging trends in the power and energy space that could provide value to the client 

  • Create and participate in business use case development and solution implementation 


Industry Experience 

While our work is commonly technology and industry agnostic, any experience in the below industries are a plus.  The initial projects for this role focus specifically in energy and utilities, power generation, and connected home and city: 

  • Automotive and Mobility 

  • Connected Home and City 

  • Energy and Utility 

  • Entertainment and Brand 

  • Healthcare and Life Sciences 

  • Technology 

  • Professional Services (such as staffing) 



  • Organized, ability to self-direct, and can provide clear and tactical technical direction to others 

  • Ability to work on multiple teams concurrently and occasionally assume leadership roles  

  • Expert communication skills (verbal, facilitation, and presentation) 

  • Demonstrated technical writing skills and ability to communicate results effectively 

  • Strong interpersonal skills and an aptitude for building relationships with clients 

  • Positive attitude in uncertain, complex, and ambiguous circumstances  

  • Self-starter with strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills 

  • Lean Startup and Design Thinking experience are a major plus 

  • Entrepreneurial, passionate, solution orientated, attention to detail, high character 


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in STEM (Science, Technology, Math, Engineering)  

  • Minimum 5-year experience in related role (Innovation, R&D, Product Development) 

  • Digital, technology, and software background 


  • Consulting Experience (Business, Technology, Digital Transformation) 

  • Data analytics or data science experience  

  • Experience using contemporary program development technologies 

  • Application development and web programming experience 

  • Development and prototyping experience for emerging technologies (Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Virtual / Augmented Reality, Drones / Autonomous Vehicles, etc) 


Innovation thrives when it’s informed by diverse perspectives and people. Vectorform is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.