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Sr Director, Analyst - Identity and Access Management

  • Remote - United States / Remote - Germany / Remote - California / Remote - New York / Remote - Norway / Remote - Ireland / Remote - Denmark / Remote - Netherlands / Remote - New Jersey / Remote - Austria / Remote - Washington / Remote - Finland / Remote - Colorado
  • Research & Advisory


Sr. Director Analyst, IAM

Remote Location - North America or Europe

Subject Matter Expertise: The Senior Director Analyst will apply in-depth knowledge of identity and access management technologies, vendors, and deployment best practices to client engagements and for research development. There will be a focus on providing advice to clients on evaluation, selection, and deployment for some of the following technologies and topical areas:

  • Access management protocols, standards, and methodologies
  • User and machine identity authentication mechanisms and products
  • Federated identity and other technologies for Single Sign-On
  • Secrets management technologies and product capabilities
  • Privileged access management – technical architecture and deployment practices
  • Identity threat detection and response architecture, tools, and capabilities
  • Authorization policy orchestration and enforcement
  • Identity lifecycle management and governance tools
  • Identity analytics and related automation of IAM processes
  • De-centralized identity mechanisms and use cases

What you’ll do:

As a Gartner analyst, you will meet with clients every day: on the phone, in a videoconference, from the stage at a Gartner event or face-to-face during a sales support visit. In every client interaction, analysts help clients solve difficult puzzles that lead to better performance. To support these conversations you will research technology, practices and trends and produce written research for Gartner clients to download and apply.

  • Conduct research and analysis in specific areas of expertise targeting client’s key initiatives.
  • Deliver high quality actionable advice through a variety of media.
  • Write high quality, clear, actionable, advisory research documents.
  • Remain ahead of the curve on developments and issues within these specified areas as well as applicable adjacent areas.
  • Respond to client questions, create materials for and deliver to clients in person, via teleconference, video conference or webinar, and event presentations.
  • Maintain the Gartner’s industry leadership reputation by responding to press inquiries.
  • Proactively work with the wider sales organization and deliver outstanding sales support in order to retain and grow the business.
  • Ability to conduct occasional travel, regionally and globally.

Kindly note this is an individual contributor role, not a management role with direct reports.

What you’ll need:

It helps to be obsessed with your topic! Gartner analysts are correctly viewed as THE experts. This means you need to know your markets, vendors, trends, management practices, etc. and be able to see the forest and the trees. Most Gartner analysts have many years of experience and enjoy solving puzzles.

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience; Graduate degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 12 years of relevant field or industry experience, with 8 or more years in technical roles specific to Identity and Access Management.
  • Demonstrate executive presence and immediately establish credibility with security leaders and senior stakeholders.
  • The ability to produce high quality deliverables under tight deadlines.
  • Strong communications skills, to include written and verbal proficiency, public speaking acumen for large audiences, and 1:1 client engagement.
  • Adept in analyzing and synthesizing data, identifying trends and patterns, and applying frameworks in support of research thought leadership.
  • Skilled at distilling complex concepts into concise advice, and successful at developing and defending research positions.
  • A self-starter who can work both independently and collaboratively within a matrixed, multicultural, and global team.



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.

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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.

Gartner believes in fair and equitable pay. Certain locations in the United States require job postings to include a reasonable estimate of the base salary range and/or a general description of benefits and other compensation applicable to the role. For this role in those locations, the base salary range for new hires is:

California Annualized Base Pay Range: 150,000 USD - 170,000 USD

Colorado Annualized Base Pay Range: 150,000 USD - 170,000 USD

New Jersey Annualized Base Pay Range: 150,000 USD - 170,000 USD

New York Annualized Base Pay Range: 150,000 USD - 170,000 USD

Washington Annualized Base Pay Range: 150,000 USD - 170,000 USD

Please note that actual salaries may vary within the range, or be above or below the range, based on factors including, but not limited to, education, training, experience, professional achievement, business need, and location. In addition to base salary, employees will participate in either an annual bonus plan based on company and individual performance, or a role-based, uncapped sales incentive plan. Our talent acquisition team will provide the specific opportunity on our bonus or incentive programs to eligible candidates. We also offer market leading benefit programs including generous PTO, a 401k match up to $7,200 per year, the opportunity to purchase company stock at a discount, and more.

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