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Software Architect, Flexible NA Location, Gartner Research and Advisory

Stamford, Connecticut
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Job Description:


What makes Gartner Research & Advisory a GREAT fit for you? When you join Gartner, you’ll be part of a leading-edge team that values expert insights, bold ideas and intellectual courage. You’ll deliver must-have research through compelling client interactions, and contribute to our double-digit growth by providing clients the unbiased insight and advice they need to make the right decisions every day. Through constant learning, discovery and collaboration, you’ll help clients deliver on their mission-critical priorities, grow your career and increase your industry impact. We value hard workers — and reward you with unlimited opportunity. If you’re looking to explore what’s next in technology and business, Gartner is looking for you.

The successful candidate will define, develop, deploy and maintain software, methodologies, test infrastructure and automation to assess and quantify cloud performance and capabilities. Qualified candidates will possess deep understanding and hands-on experience in most of these areas:

  • Public cloud including Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure
  • Benchmarking and performance analysis including SPEC, Linux command line utilities and scripting
  • Management of highly distributed test infrastructure
  • Process automation using proprietary APIs and CLIs
  • Internet and networking standards and protocols including HTTP and TCP/IP
  • Use of statistical methods for analytical summarization
  • Software development patterns and best practices
  • Git version control
  • Multi-tiered application and data caching strategies including memcache and edge cache
  • Management of full stack production environments with high utilization and many moving parts including AWS and BigQuery, and
  • DevOps/multi-disciplinary mindset.

Top candidates will bring strong software development and scripting experience including PHP, Bash, Python, Javascript and Node.js.

Qualified candidates will apply continuous delivery and highly iterative development practices, and customer-centric thinking to release frequent updates and improvements to client applications and analysis. Candidates must be comfortable working in a small team, wearing many hats in the application stack, and working collaboratively across functional borders and research areas.

The candidate should be broadly familiar with public cloud services and capabilities including:

  • Production cloud architectures involving Amazon Web Service and Google Cloud Platform including EC2, ELB, EBS, S3, Lambda, CloudFront, Route53 and BigQuery
  • Differentiation of features and capabilities of common cloud vendors and services
  • Understanding of cloud service types and use cases including compute, storage, CDN, DNS, DbaaS, PaaS, containers and serverless
  • Familiarity with the block and object storage offerings and capabilities from common vendors

The research methodology includes networking with clients, vendors and analysts; researching, evaluating and analyzing information; and participating in Research Meetings and other activities which comprise the Gartner research process. The candidate will actively contribute to Gartner’s research positions and catalyze technology adoption and enhancements which advance the information technology discipline.

Job responsibilities include:

  • DevOps in support of public cloud performance analysis
  • Creating in-depth research
  • Answering telephone and email inquiries from clients
  • Serving as subject matter expert on sales opportunities
  • Creating and delivering presentations at Gartner conferences
  • Collaborating on the public cloud performance and cross-research group agendas, and
  • Providing individualized support to clients

Requirements

  • 10+ years software development and scripting experience
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science
  • Significant experience remotely managing Linux server environments
  • Experience with multi-cloud production architectures
  • Experience with serverless computing including Amazon Lambda is a strong plus
  • Strong communicator who can explain complex concepts both concisely and simply
  • Credibility to represent Gartner research methodology and strategies effectively at a senior level
  • Other key desirable qualities include being collaborative, creative, and willing to learn
  • 20-25% travel is expected

Job Requisition ID:28401

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