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Sr Director, Cyber Physical (OT) Security Analyst, Remote - US or Canada


Senior Director, OT Security Analyst
(Remote - U.S. or Canada)

About the role:

Gartner analysts are industry thought leaders who create must-have research, market predictions, and advice for the key decision makers in a broad range of world-leading organizations. A senior director possesses a keen eye for identifying gaps, problems, and solutions within the market they serve. Senior directors don’t just report on the markets of functions they cover; they help shape the development of the technology industry and influence the most critical decisions technology leaders face. In this role, the senior director analyst will contribute to Gartner’s evolving research into cyber-physical systems (CPS) security.

Gartner defines CPS as “Engineered systems that orchestrate sensing, computation, control, networking, and analytics to interact with the physical world (including humans).” Often interchangeably referred to as OT/IoT/IIoT/IoMT or “Smart” assets, when secure, CPS enable safe, real-time, reliable, resilient, and adaptable performance.

What you will do:
We are looking for a senior director analyst in Gartner’s Applied Risk practice to take a leading role covering cyber-physical systems security. A senior director publishes these insights as pragmatic and/or provocative research. Additionally, they reinforce Gartner’s value every day by engaging clients via in-person and virtual meetings, sales support visits, Gartner conferences, and industry events. The senior director analyst will:

  • Create high-quality, clear, actionable, “must-have research” based on research best practices and methodologies.

  • Develop new research and ideas through thought leadership and offer compelling, actionable approaches to clients’ needs and requests that accelerate the client's ability to act.

  • Become an industry-recognized expert on the architecture and implementation of cyber-physical systems security both in traditional ICS/OT environments, and in a post-Purdue Model world where new CPS such as robots and autonomous systems increasingly deploy. 

  • Become an expert on the cyber-physical systems security industry, identifying and evaluating solutions vendors and understanding emerging trends in the market.

  • Become an expert in Gartner’s methodologies and branded content styles, including the Magic Quadrant.

  • Demonstrate thought leadership in establishing research positions across a team of analysts.

  • Provide clients and prospects with actionable advice aligned to their designated content area via virtual or face-to-face interactions.

  • Support research and sales: Provide sales support serving as the voice of the market to help research teams create content and to drive engagement with clients to make progress against their critical priorities to grow their business.

  • Create and deliver presentation materials for Gartner events, industry and professional association conferences, and client briefings.

  • Build credibility as a domain or industry expert to represent Gartner research, methodology, and strategy.

  • Actively participate in innovation, ideation, and research discussions and collaborate effectively with peers in the research community.


What you will need:

  • A bachelor's degree or equivalent experience; a graduate degree preferred.

  • At least 12 years of relevant field or industry experience. At least five years of hands-on experience in cyber-physical systems security (including OT security, IoT, IIoT, or other relevant subfields) required.

  • Experience in one of the following industries preferred: 

    • Oil and gas

    • Heavy manufacturing

    • Aerospace and defense 

    • Automotive

    • Medical devices

  • Must be familiar with key industry standards related to CPS security risks such as NERC-CIP, ISA/IEC 62443, NIST SP 800-82, and C2M2

  • Must be familiar with CPS security vendors and deployment best practices

  • Demonstrate superior analytical skills, applying conceptual models, recognizing patterns while drawing and defending conclusions

  • Skilled at distilling complex concepts into concise advice, and successful at developing and defending research positions

  • Strong written and verbal proficiency; analytical and presentation skills; ability to engage clients and respond effectively to questions

  • Ability to work independently, while also being intrinsically motivated to collaborate across teams and support the workflow of others, in a multicultural global team

  • Demonstrate executive presence; can immediately establish credibility with executives and additional stakeholders

  • Strong organizational skills; ability to work under tight deadlines and produce high-quality deliverables

  • Strong business and financial acumen

  • Willingness and ability to travel up to 25%


What you will get:


●  Competitive salary, generous paid-time-off policy, charity match program, medical, dental, and vision plans, parental leave, employee assistance program (EAP), 401(k) matching.

●  Collaborative, team-oriented culture that embraces diversity

●  Professional development and unlimited growth opportunities



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.

Gartner believes in fair and equitable pay. A reasonable estimate of the base salary range for this role is 150,000 USD - 190,000 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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