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Director Analyst- Software and Mobile Applications Development

  • Remote - United States / Remote - New York / Remote - California / Remote - United Kingdom / Remote - Ireland / Remote - New Jersey / Remote - Canada / Remote - Washington / Remote - Colorado
  • Research & Advisory


This is a remote, Individual Contributor role

Are you passionate about writing software? Do you enjoy sharing your knowledge and experience with others? Do you desire to stay on the forefront of the latest trends and technologies in software engineering? Do you want to help companies get better at developing software?

Gartner is hiring a Research Director Analyst focusing on software engineering initiatives and technical challenges. We are seeking someone who is passionate about software engineering. Someone who loves to build compelling products, platforms and services. Someone with hands-on technical expertise with the latest coding practices, architectures and languages, and a strong desire to help others learn and improve how they build software. We are looking to hire an experienced software engineer to fill this role. Recent hands-on experience as a software engineer is required. 

This Research Director Analyst role creates thought leading research for technical professionals around the world. You will publish original research, speak with clients directly, and present at global events and on-site for client engagements. You must be a life-long learner and versatile individual, seasoned in technical software engineering.

This is an individual contributor role as part of a collaborative team of experts in Gartner’s Software Engineering for Technical Professionals practice. Our practice provides the backbone for Gartner software engineering research by creating, identifying, influencing, and sharing best practices across the software design, build and run lifecycle. 

In this role you will help shape the way that software is developed and delivered by leading companies worldwide. You will use your expertise and the insights you gain during your Gartner career to guide architects, engineers and senior technologists across a wide range of industries, geographies and sizes. Conversely, our team will help you grow and expand your knowledge and expertise throughout your career at Gartner.

Gartner experts share our knowledge directly through published research, video calls with clients, and conferences worldwide.

Responsibilities include:

  • Developing thought-leading research

  • Collaborating with your colleagues to advance technical research 

  • Contributing to research planning

  • Engaging clients in video calls to advise on both strategic and tactical technology initiatives

  • Supporting the Gartner sales team with virtual tech briefings and video calls with potential clients

  • Delivering presentations at Gartner events and conferences


Gartner is seeking a technical professional with current hands-on agile software engineering skills and knowledge at the team and at the enterprise level. 

The following are “must have” areas of experience and expertise for this software engineering role:

  • 10+ years hands-on experience with agile software engineering

  • 5+ years hands-on experience with building and deploying applications using modern development languages, frameworks and platforms

  • 3+ years hands-on experience with building and using DevOps toolchains for software engineering initiatives.

Expertise and experience in the following areas is advantageous:

  • Experience conducting code reviews to ensure code quality, design standards and architecture patterns are appropriately used.

  • Experience mentoring junior developers through paired programming or other methods.

  • Experience with any of these practices: SRE, Chaos Engineering, Design Sprints, Design Thinking, TDD, BDD, Trunk-based development

  • Experience evaluating and recommending development languages, frameworks, tools and platform

  • Experience with low code development tooling and approaches such as OutSystems, Mendix, or Microsoft Power Apps

The responsibilities and expectations of Gartner’s Software Engineering for Technical Professional Analyst include:

  • Both hands-on technical knowledge and experience and the ability to see beyond technology to meet business and commercial aims.

  • Researching and writing 4+ pragmatic research papers per year for our content library

  • Creating and delivering engaging presentations to audiences ranging from small groups to 500+ attendees

  • Collaborating with colleagues and providing (and receiving) constructive feedback on research papers

  • “Strong opinions, loosely held." The ability to take a position based on facts, validate it with colleagues, present it to clients, and to change positions when new information emerges.

  • Broad knowledge of industry trends and emerging technologies and practices.

  • Ability to identify how changing technologies will influence technology choices and development practices.

  • Ability to travel up to approximately 10% of the time, mostly within the region (EMEA/NA depending on home base), with some international travel.



Who are we?

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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: 130,000 USD - 150,000 USD

Colorado Annualized Base Pay Range: 130,000 USD - 150,000 USD

New Jersey Annualized Base Pay Range: 130,000 USD - 150,000 USD

New York Annualized Base Pay Range: 130,000 USD - 150,000 USD

Washington Annualized Base Pay Range: 130,000 USD - 150,000 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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