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IT Program Director - HR Technology (Irving, TX)


Hiring near our US Centers of Excellence

Hybrid, flexible environment

Irving, TX

Gartner offers a hybrid, flexible environment, with remote work  that allows associates great flexibility to work from home, and opportunities to connect with colleagues for moments that matter on-site. Candidates that apply should be located within a reasonable proximity to one of Gartner’s Centers of Excellence office locations.

About Gartner IT:

Join a world-class team of skilled engineers who build creative digital solutions to support our colleagues and clients.  We make a broad organizational impact by delivering cutting-edge technology solutions that power Gartner.  Gartner IT values its culture of nonstop innovation, an outcome-driven approach to success, and the notion that great ideas can come from anyone on the team. 

About this role:

Our HR Technology team is seeking a technical Program Director who can consistently lead technology projects and programs that enable Gartner’s talent strategy. As trusted technology partners to the HR organization, we propel Gartner’s success through innovation, operational excellence and exceptional user experiences in Workday and other third-party HR products, back-office integrations, and NextGen data engineering solutions.

You will lead a team of technical project managers who drive successful technology implementations, manage project schedule & budget, effectively communicate project outcomes, and consistently promote an Agile mindset. You will work closely with technology leaders to build a spirit of operational excellence, grow strategic business partnerships, and help cultivate a thriving IT organizational culture. Expertise in the HR Technology domain and with advanced technical concepts is critical to the role.

What you'll do:

  • Oversee successful delivery of a portfolio of HR Technology projects. Influence the scope and direction of initiatives across multiple levels of management and organizational boundaries to ensure Gartner’s strategic success. Responsible for directing multiple sub-team project plans into a cohesive whole.

  • Lead a staff of 3-4 Project Managers and mentor the staff in Agile/SCRUM methodologies and consistent delivery best practices.

  • Participate in scope definition & requirement elicitation. This may include acting as a product owner at times to transform business ideas into technical requirements that SW engineers can effectively deliver.

  • Plan capacity and manage budgets at a project & portfolio level.

  • Drive effective communication on behalf of HR Technology by connecting innovation ideas and technical delivery with business outcomes. Regularly present to executives and large audiences.

  • Leverage personal expertise to identify problems, root cause analysis, develop and present rational conclusions, recommendations, and direct implementation strategies/action plans.

  • Develop and oversee implementation of Agile/SCRUM methodologies ensuring that accepted methodologies are followed across the organization.

  • Evaluate project and program performance periodically with key performance indicator and develop action plans to move KPI’s to desired goals.

What you'll need:

  • 4-year degree (Computer Science, Information Systems, or relational functional field) and/or equivalent combination of education or work experience

  • 12+ years of experience working in technical project & program delivery.

  • Strong business acumen and leadership experience - proven track record of acting as a valued IT business partner to senior leadership.

  • Adept at Product Backlog Refinement, Risk Management, Stakeholder Management, Agile Team Building across multiple global teams, Release Management, Conflict Resolution

  • Strong experience with the full software development lifecycle and software development methodologies (Agile)

  • Excellent organizational and troubleshooting skills with attention to detail.

  • Strong ability to understand client expectations and to resolve issues that may affect delivery.

  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively in a matrixed organization.

  • Self-starter, with a demonstrated ability to learn beyond formal training with a strong aptitude for delivering quality products.

  • Preferred experience with HR business processes, Workday & other HR applications

Don’t meet every single requirement? We encourage you to apply anyway. You might just be the right candidate for this, or other roles.

What you will get:

  • Competitive compensation.

  • Limitless growth and learning opportunities.

  • Ongoing mentorship and apprenticeship; Leadership courses, development programs, technical courses, certification opportunities and more!

  • A collaborative and positive culture - join a diverse team of professionals that are as smart and driven as you.

  • A chance to make an impact – your work will contribute directly to our strategy.

  • A hybrid work environment—enjoy the flexibility of working from home and the energy of collaborating with peers in our dynamic offices.

  • 20+ PTO days plus holidays and floating holidays in your first year.

  • Extensive medical, dental insurance and vision plan.

  • 401K with corporate match, immediate vesting.

  • Health-and-wellness-related allowance programs.

  • Parental leave.

  • Tuition reimbursement.

  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan.

  • Employee Assistance Program.

  • Gartner Gives Charity Match.
    And much more!



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 134,000 USD - 184,500 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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