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Director, Public Sector Apps

Ottawa, Canada

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Director, Public Sector Consulting – Canada

Looking for a new challenge and rapid career growth opportunity? Believe you have what it takes to be a strategic business and technology advisor to executives? Interested in working for a growth company? Ever wondered what it would be like to work for a business and technology consulting firm backed by the world’s largest base of knowledge about the technology marketplace? Our Public Sector Consulting Practice in Canada is looking for experienced, driven and ambitious candidates who believe they are capable of helping our clients make the right business and technology decisions.


Gartner Consulting is a leading independent IT and business consultancy, helping clients define key strategies, manage major technology initiatives, optimize business processes and operations though IT and telecommunications and achieve higher returns on their related investments.  Using Gartner methodologies, benchmarks and the full power of Gartner Research, we help clients to measure performance, and optimize and create quantifiable business value independently from implementation interests.  Gartner provides management consulting services to executive and senior level management on how to better leverage IT, and innovate, through the following areas of expertise:

  • Strategic Planning
  • Digital Enablement
  • Application Strategy and Business Modernization
  • Organizational Change Management
  • IT Cost Optimization
  • Project Oversight and Quality Assurance
  • Project Health Assessments
  • IT Governance and Investment Management
  • Infrastructure Modernization
  • Sourcing and Vendor Management
  • Cybersecurity and Privacy 


Gartner helps clients around the world make the right business and technology decisions for their organizations.  While we deliver engagements in the areas of expertise listed above, we are particularly interested currently in candidates who bring generalist management consulting experience with expertise in either Applications, Applications/Solution Architecture, and Applications Strategy, or Infrastructure, Infrastructure/Solution Architecture, and Infrastructure Strategy.  In the public sector specifically, many clients are thinking through how to modernize the applications or infrastructure that drive or underpin their major programs, and do so in a thoughtful, technically progressive, risk managed way.  To support these kinds of engagements, we’re looking for a candidate who can fulfill a role:

  • Significant public sector experience in Canada
  • Experience providing sales support to Partners to continue to build the business
  • Experience managing large, complex advisory engagements and supporting a team approach to engagement delivery
  • Solution architecture experience including application and/or infrastructure and data to develop conceptual target state architectures in both on-premise and cloud environments
  • Solid technical capabilities coupled with the ability to clearly communicate the business value and bottom-line impacts of technology decisions to a non-technical audience in written and oral form
  • A passion for client service and excellence in delivery that includes attention to detail, ability to prioritize and leverage a team
  • Application overhaul and modernization experience including options analysis, cloud readiness and architecture, infrastructure strategy, and solution migration and transition in a public sector context
  • Leading-edge technologies knowledge that can drive application design such as mobile, software and platform as a service, continuous availability, and service-oriented architecture/APIs
  • Prior application/software development experience across the software development life cycle (requirements, development, implementation, testing, deployment) including agile and waterfall methodologies, and product management, preferred
  • Prior application support experience including release management, governance and/or change management, preferred
  • Canadian Federal and/or Provincial Government security clearance


  • A “No Limits” mindset
  • An ability to work with our municipal, provincial, and federal government clients to identify and solve the most critical business problems, bringing a mix of client engagement, sales and marketing acumen
  • An ability to inspire and motivate professionals from both technical and non-technical backgrounds towards a common goal 
  • An unwavering commitment to the success of a team, and willingness to be accountable.
  • Ability to sense new opportunities through strong engagement delivery, proactive proposal development, and subject matter expertise sales support
  • Dedication of time coaching and mentoring others, building the next generation of consulting delivery leaders within Gartner
  • An ability to communicate persuasively to diverse audiences and adapt messaging as needed – from CIOs to staff-level clients, and internally within Gartner to junior consultants as well as to top consulting leaders
  • Demonstrating intellectual curiosity and the creative development of solutions and strategies to solve client problems. Must adapt Gartner frameworks and methodologies to strike at the heart of a client’s most pressing challenges
  • Building trusted advisor relationships through not just exceptional delivery, but also through demonstrating a willingness to “go the extra mile” for client and team and commit to their success
  • Comfort with operating in a dynamic environment, often needing to make adjustments mid-stream


  • 10+ years experience

Job Requisition ID:48417

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