Technology Associate

San Francisco, CA, USA | Keystone Strategy

  • Industry:
    Management Consulting
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  • Functions:
    IT / Information Technology
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Job Description:
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Keystone is a strategy and economics consulting firm delivering transformative ideas and solutions to global clients in consumer, technology- and science-driven industries. Our teams include individuals who are bright, innovative, and analytical and who bring a diverse set of skills and life experiences to their work. We combine the strategic insights of leading experts from Harvard, Stanford, MIT, Wharton and other top universities with the industry expertise of our professionals. 

Keystone is looking for great candidates who want to advance their careers and business skills while learning to build companies. 

Keystone’s Technology Practice focuses on complex issues at the intersection of technology, business, economics and law. Technology Associates collaborate with some of the world’s foremost computer science professors to develop deep technical analysis in bleeding edge technologies – Virtual Reality, Machine Learning/AI, Blockchain – for our clients at top technology companies. In particular, Technology Associates might be called upon to: assess the value of technology assets, advise a client on future technology investments, or partner with Keystone Labs to build a product offering to improve Keystone client delivery.

Technology Associates work closely with managers and partners to engage leading clients. Building management, problem solving, and technical skills, they analyze large and complex data sets, provide technical expertise to Keystone project teams and deliver recommendations to clients and experts. 

Our entrepreneurial culture offers opportunities for rapid development and promotion.

At Keystone, we invest heavily in the career advancement of our technology associates. We have an extremely successful track record of building differentiated professional and personal CVs for our team members. Many of our technology associates have gone on to earn Masters, PhDs or MBAs from top graduate programs and from there to prominent operating positions in high growth firms. Others continue careers at Keystone, becoming leaders of the Technology Service Practice. Whether the path is graduate school, partnership or industry our Technology Associates move into leadership positions far before their peers.

What will you learn at Keystone?

#1 You will develop an Entrepreneurial Mindset: You will take on challenges before you have the resources to complete them, and you will learn to marshal the resources necessary to succeed. This skill will differentiate you in every future endeavor – you will know how to start from scratch and get things done.

#2 You will embrace your Passion for Technology: You will solve hard challenges for leading-edge science and technology companies, including digital transformation, virtual reality, AI/ML, mobile applications, Internet of Things, cloud computing, online advertising and others.

#3 You will work with Big Data: By working alongside economists, you will learn sophisticated econometric techniques required to manipulate and draw conclusions from the enormous data sets available to companies today.

#4 You will have Extraordinary Impact: We believe a great workplace is working with superstar colleagues, and we regularly exceed client expectations by surprising them with our creativity and insight.

Application Process

We believe that rewarding job experiences depend on strong “fit.” As such we ask all applicants to provide a short and specific cover letter describing how Keystone can advance your career goals.Some topics that you might consider in your letter include:

What sets you and/or your work apart from others?

What do you hope to achieve in the next 3 to 5 years of your career?

How might Keystone help you achieve this?

Desired Skills and Expertise

Entrepreneurial Mindset: You are a self-starter who is comfortable dealing with ambiguity and flat hierarchies. You are not afraid to take on new challenges and responsibilities.

Passion for Science and Technology: Though you may not have a technical degree, you understand and have a strong interest in science and technology driven industries.

Analytical Skills: You have exceptional problem solving and analytical skills, as well as a strong aptitude for structuring complex problems and presenting well-supported solutions.

Extraordinary Impact: You have a proven ability to deliver superior performance. You have been recognized for making a great contribution or delivering stand-out results.