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Senior Director, Technical SME – Network Security - Remote North America or Europe

  • Remote - Canada / Remote - Finland / Remote - Ireland / Remote - Denmark / Remote - Spain / Remote - Portugal
  • Research & Advisory


What makes Gartner Research and Advisory a GREAT fit for you?

• You are a team player who values expert insights, bold ideas, and intellectual courage.

• You are always learning and looking to discover what’s next in technology.

• You believe that good technology needs to be balanced with good governance, planning and process.

• You pursue personal excellence through team collaboration and consensus.

If this describes you, Gartner is looking for you! Gartner is an upbeat culture based on collaboration, teamwork, integrity, and objectivity that values creativity and innovation. As a Gartner analyst, you’ll not only help clients solve complex challenges and deliver on key initiatives, but you’ll also grow your career and the scope of your impact across industries. We work hard — and we reward success with exceptional opportunity.

About this role

Gartner Analysts help clients in different industries all around the world address their greatest challenges and continue to innovate through the delivery of best practice research and insights.  This role will work exclusively with Security technical professionals (e.g., security architects, security engineers, security operations managers) to implement and execute best practices.

What you’ll do

As a Gartner analyst, you will be required to be both a thought leader and partner - share frame-breaking ideas but also provide actionable guidance.  

The expectations of your Gartner peers and clients are the following:

  • Present best practices and emerging trends to Security technical professionals in 1:1 virtual meetings, teleconferences, and Conferences

  • Conduct research and analysis in specific areas of expertise targeting client’s key initiatives. 

  • 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. 

  • 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. 

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.

  • Technical subject matter expertise in Network Security specifically with a focus on the following:

    • Zero Trust (e.g., Zero Trust Network Access, Zero Trust Architecture)

    • Network Detection and Response

    • Microsegmentation

    • Firewalls

    • DDOS protection

    • Network Access Control

  • Knowledge of the global landscape, and the competitive interplay between incumbents, emerging providers, disruptors, and outsourcers 

  • Analytical skills, applying conceptual models, recognizing patterns while drawing and defending conclusions. 

  • 12 years of experience in a security architecture/engineering/operations or technology related role.

  • Bachelor's or equivalent experience, master’s degree preferred. 

  • Ability to conduct occasional travel, regionally and globally.


Who are we?

At Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT), we deliver actionable, objective insight that drives smarter decisions and stronger performance on an organization’s mission-critical priorities. We’ve grown exponentially since our founding in 1979 and we're proud to have over 19,500 associates globally that support over 15,000 client enterprises 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 diversity 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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