The Gartner for Technical Professionals (GTP) team is a highly collaborative group of technology industry analysts. Members of the team work together to produce research that answers the most pressing questions for technical professionals in government, commercial and not-for-profit organizations. GTP analysts deliver research in the form of written documents, presentations, inquiries, videos, blogs, and other forms of social media. A GTP Analyst is an articulate thought-leader as well as an inquisitive student.
The ideal candidate for this Director, Analyst role will have a hands-on practitioner background from working in advanced technical roles (e.g. Director of End User Computing, Desktop Virtualization Architect, Endpoint Architect, CTO of a smaller organization, etc.). The Analyst will:
· Develop thought leading research.
· Work with clients on strategic and tactical technology challenges.
· Deliver presentations at Gartner events, including Catalyst, Summits, and Symposia.
· Work with cloud, software, and other technology vendors on product direction.
· Attain industry leadership by responding to press inquiries and speaking at industry events.
· Support Gartner sales with client visits and consultation.
· Contribute to research and agenda planning.
GTP is seeking an experienced technical professional with desktop virtualization and end-user technologies knowledge.
Qualified candidates will demonstrate expertise in three or more of the following areas:
Experience implementing and managing VDI and/or DaaS products, application publication, and/or application layering technologies. · Experience with unified endpoint management (UEM) implementation, configuration, and automation.
Experience with on-premises or cloud-based implementation of one or more major vendor offerings.
Expertise in modern configuration and management of major end-user operating systems (Windows, macOS, Android, iOS), including touchless provisioning, automated configuration, intimate knowledge on data isolation and device/application management techniques, browser integration, and operating system limitations.
Expertise in identity and access management integration with UEM, defining end-user policies, patch management, scripting, and/or other supporting technologies for endpoints. · The successful candidate has substantial expertise and is likely to be viewed as an evangelist for these topics in industry or within an enterprise. ·
Minimum of 10 years of experience in a related technology or research role
Candidates may come from an end user environment, software vendor in the product team, creative design shop as a supplier and/or a consulting background in this space.
Whilst hands-on technical knowledge and experience is critical, it is equally important that the successful candidate has the ability to see beyond technology to meet business and commercial aims.
Excellent writing and research skills, coupled with strong analytical skills.
Excellent presentation skills, including small to large audiences (500+ people)
Excellent collaboration skills, able to graciously give and receive constructive feedback
Ability to take a position, based on facts, and support that position to clients, both external and internal, with clear analysis.
Willingness to openly consider new information. “Strong opinions, weakly held.”
Broad knowledge of industry trends and emerging technologies.
Ability to identify how changing technologies will impact technology choices in architectural decisions.
This position is remote and will be based in North America.
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