About Uptime Institute

Today's global information economy depends on data centers like never before. For more than 25 years, Uptime Institute, an independent division of The 451 Group, has served as an independent advisory body to all stakeholders in the industry responsible for the performance and availability of IT systems. We’ve helped the world's leading data center organizations design, build, maintain, and optimize their facilities, networks, and operations, while balancing costs, resources, performance, and efficiency in an ever-changing technology landscape.

Uptime Institute has office locations in the U.S., Mexico, Costa Rica, Brazil, U.K., Spain, U.A.E., Russia, Taiwan, Singapore, Dubai, and Malaysia.

If you would like to be considered for future positions in one of the areas outlined above, email a cover letter and resume to careers@the451group.com.

The 451 Group is an equal opportunity employer that provides competitive pay and benefits to its employees.

Current Openings

Affiliated Research Leaders

Affiliated Research Leaders
(Contract/Part time – remote)

Uptime Institute, the global data center authority, has a long pedigree of thought leadership in the field of mission-critical infrastructure. 

As IT and digital infrastructures transition to more dynamic and complex architectures, Uptime Institute plans to expand the breadth and depth of its research.

To help achieve this, Uptime Institute is seeking several Affiliated Research Leaders who can work alongside our research team on a part time, contracted or ad hoc basis. An Affiliated Research Leader may hold other positions in the sector or academia but must not have a conflict of interest.

An Affiliated Research Leader should have a strong understanding of the practices, technology and/or business models in one of the fields below:

  • Data center automation
  • Data center economics/costs and business models
  • Cloud computing for large enterprises
  • Digital infrastructure environmental sustainability
  • Information security
  • Legislation and public affairs
  • Staffing/human resources
  • IT networking, including software-defined
  • Financial services’ IT resiliency

The role of an Affiliated Research Leader is to independently research and write thought-leadership analysis, supported by the Uptime intelligence team and our global network; to represent Uptime Institute to clients and at industry events; and to contribute ideas and insights to Uptime Institute as we extend our services.

The affiliate can work remotely in any country, but must:

  • have exceptional written English communication skills
  • have published reports/papers, either at the student or professional level, in the above subject areas, or can otherwise demonstrate competency/knowledge.
  • possess intellectual rigor and curiosity
  • enjoy working as part of a collaborative, interdisciplinary and diverse team

Quantitative analysis skills, including the ability to create data-driven models and forecasts, may be desirable but not necessary for some subject areas.

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Affiliated Research Leaders
(Contract/Part time – remote)

Uptime Institute, the global data center authority, has a long pedigree of thought leadership in the field of mission-critical infrastructure. 

As IT and digital infrastructures transition to more dynamic and complex architectures, Uptime Institute plans to expand the breadth and depth of its research.

To help achieve this, Uptime Institute is seeking several Affiliated Research Leaders who can work alongside our research team on a part time, contracted or ad hoc basis. An Affiliated Research Leader may hold other positions in the sector or academia but must not have a conflict of interest.

An Affiliated Research Leader should have a strong understanding of the practices, technology and/or business models in one of the fields below:

  • Data center automation
  • Data center economics/costs and business models
  • Cloud computing for large enterprises
  • Digital infrastructure environmental sustainability
  • Information security
  • Legislation and public affairs
  • Staffing/human resources
  • IT networking, including software-defined
  • Financial services’ IT resiliency

The role of an Affiliated Research Leader is to independently research and write thought-leadership analysis, supported by the Uptime intelligence team and our global network; to represent Uptime Institute to clients and at industry events; and to contribute ideas and insights to Uptime Institute as we extend our services.

The affiliate can work remotely in any country, but must:

  • have exceptional written English communication skills
  • have published reports/papers, either at the student or professional level, in the above subject areas, or can otherwise demonstrate competency/knowledge.
  • possess intellectual rigor and curiosity
  • enjoy working as part of a collaborative, interdisciplinary and diverse team

Quantitative analysis skills, including the ability to create data-driven models and forecasts, may be desirable but not necessary for some subject areas.

If you are interested, please email: resumes@uptimeinstitute.com

 

Research Associate: Digital Infrastructure

Research Associate: Digital Infrastructure

Uptime Institute’s Intelligence unit is the independent research arm of Uptime Institute. We publish regular, authoritative and insightful reports on all aspects of digital infrastructure for our members and thousands of followers around the world. Our research areas range from energy and environmental sustainability to data center design and operations, from IT outages to innovation, and from economic cost modeling to staffing and diversity requirements. 

We are seeking self-motivated individuals with strong research, writing and interpersonal skills to join our team on a one-year training/associate contract, working remotely.

This is an excellent opportunity to learn about the fast growing, critical industry from the inside, and to contribute to influential reports and data projects that are used the world over.

The Research Associate will:

  • Help compile and organize data from surveys and field sources.
  • Research complex topics and assemble material for publication/analysis.
  • Work with our analysts, technical experts and engineers in support of research engagements.
  • Learn to edit/write short research reports for publication, and to contribute to longer reports.
  • Help to produce presentations and other externally facing material.

All of these activities will be done under the supervision of a senior analyst or more senior member of the research team.

Candidates should:

  • Possess intellectual rigor and curiosity
  • Have excellent written and spoken English communication skills
  • Have solid numeracy skills
  • Enjoy working as part of a collaborative, diverse team

Also desirable:  Skills in Excel or PowerPoint; proficiency in a second language.

If you are interested, please email: resumes@uptimeinstitute.com