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Director, Data Centre & Cloud Strategy Consulting (Remote)


About the role:

Gartner’s Consulting business is an extension of Gartner’s industry-leading IT and Market Research. From CIOs, to leaders in business and government, we help Gartner clients across enterprises translate insights into transformational actions and achieve their mission-critical priorities. Leveraging the breadth of Gartner’s resources, Consulting is growing rapidly, with unlimited potential to continue expanding our client base.

Technology Strategy Consulting. We help the C-suite make the right decisions based on how technology can transform their businesses. In today’s world, a consulting firm that is “born digital”, (with the ability to directly leverage the full power of Gartner’s research and insights) has relevance to the most important strategic decisions any business will make.

We deliver value to clients in areas such as Full Stack Strategy Consulting, Benchmarking, Analytics and Optimization. Typically, this helps Gartner’s clients to execute on their strategic priorities, across all sectors, including:

  • Digital Acceleration and Transformation
  • Enterprise Enablement
  • Big Data and Analytics
  • Applications Rationalization
  • Cloud Strategy, Migration & Optimization
  • Sourcing and Ecosystem Optimization
  • Contract and Cost Optimization 
  • Security and Risk Management

What you’ll do:

As Director, Data Centre and Cloud Strategy, you will hold responsibility for high-level project delivery and oversight along with client relationship management. Leading engagements for Gartner Consulting in the Data Centre and Cloud Strategy space for private and public sector clients.

What you’ll need:

  • An experienced management consultant who has leveraged Data Centre and Cloud Operational experience in an advisory capacity in addition to having operational experience.
    • Leading engagement teams and participating in deliverable development in Data Centre and Cloud strategy engagements; coaching and mentoring of less tenured associates.
    • Supporting the business development efforts of Partners across North America by contributing advisory and methodological expertise from a Data Centre and Cloud Strategy perspective to help win business.
    • Direct hands-on experience with data center life cycle, from basic operations and maintenance to complex regulatory compliance and auditing.
    • Experience with Data Center Operations and Engineering.
    • Direct hands-on experience with data center life cycle, from basic operations and maintenance to complex regulatory compliance and auditing.
    • Understand modes of operations (normal, maintenance, emergency) and be able to document methods and procedures.
    • Understanding of Data Centre Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP) design, based on TIA942 or comparable industry standards.
    • Experience defining adoption strategies for Hybrid multi-cloud environments.  
    • Experience with reference architecture to enable cloud management platforms for hybrid multi-cloud environments.
    • Experience with Server, Storage, Network infrastructure architecture, etc.
    • Understanding of converged and hyperconverged (HCI) environments.
    • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) with executive presence.   
    • Experience in developing a business case and financial modeling for hybrid multi-cloud adoption.
    • An ability to be hands-on and to manage multiple client priorities simultaneously. Specifically, this will include:
    •  Experience working with global teams on complex cloud / infrastructure projects such as app migration, data center transformation, tech modernization, etc.  
    •  10 plus  years of experience within the Data Centre & Cloud Strategy Consulting domain.  
    •  Comfort in developing high level technical solutions, future state architectures on Cloud and Data Center Transformation and conducting detailed options analysis to support business cases. 
  • Comfortable influencing and building trust-based, value-added relationships with senior executives, both internally and externally.
  • Coachable and embracing of best practices and feedback as a means of continuous improvement.
  • A consistently high achiever marked by perseverance, humility, and a positive outlook in the face of challenges.
  • Track record in achieving / exceeding revenue targets preferred.


  • Must have solid understanding of DCIM, BMS, EPMS (electrical Power Management Systems) and their integration points.
  • Master of Science in Engineering or Computer Science degree is preferred.
  • Familiarity with architecture best practice and frameworks.

What you will get:

  • Competitive salary, generous paid time off policy, charity match program, Medical, Dental & Vision Plans, Parental Leave, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), 401K matching and more!


Who are we?

Gartner delivers actionable, objective insight to executives and their teams. Our expert guidance and tools enable faster, smarter decisions and stronger performance on an organization’s most critical priorities. We’ve grown exponentially since our founding in 1979 and we're proud to have nearly 16,000 associates globally that support our 14,000+ clients in more than 100 countries.

What makes Gartner a great place to work?

Our teams are composed of individuals from different geographies, cultures, religions, ethnicities, races, genders, sexual orientations, abilities and generations. We believe that a variety of experiences makes us stronger—as individuals, as communities and as an organization. That’s why we're recognized worldwide as a great place to work year after year. We've been recognized by Fortune as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies, named a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality by the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index and a Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion by the Disability Equality Index. Looking for a place to turn your big ideas into reality? Join #LifeAtGartner

What we offer:

Our people are our most valuable asset, so we invest in them from Day 1. When you join our team, you’ll have access to a vast array of benefits to help you live your life well. These resources are designed to support your physical, financial and emotional well-being. We encourage continued personal and professional growth through ongoing learning and development opportunities. Our employee resource groups, charity match and volunteer programs keep you connected to your internal Gartner community and causes that matter to you.

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