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Principal Security Engineer


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Principal Security Engineer

Hiring near our Irving, TX Center of Excellence - hybrid work environment.

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 the role 

Gartner information security teams are a group of passionate information security professionals dedicated to Protecting, Detecting, and Responding to threats. Our team is filled with lifelong learners who are consistently researching ways to better defend and stay ahead of the threats of tomorrow. We are a collaborative group, where good ideas come together whether they come from the most experienced or the newest members of the team. 

Gartner is seeking a highly skilled Principal Security Engineer to assist with leading our efforts in Data Loss Prevention (DLP), endpoint security, and maximizing the effectiveness of our existing security infrastructure. The ideal candidate will also possess expertise in the Microsoft Office 365 Suite, including Purview, Defender for Cloud, and Defender for Endpoint, as well as proficiency in Microsoft's Power Platform, particularly Power BI, to automate Human Cybersecurity Risk processes.

What you will do:

  • Develop and implement robust DLP strategies and solutions to protect sensitive data across all organizational endpoints and networks, ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements and industry standards.

  • Assist with the design, deployment, and management of comprehensive endpoint security measures, including threat detection, prevention, and response mechanisms, to mitigate risks and safeguard against cyber threats.

  • Evaluate and optimize our existing security stack to achieve control saturation and enhance overall security posture, leveraging industry best practices and innovative approaches.

  • Utilize expertise in the Microsoft Office 365 Suite, particularly Purview, Defender for Cloud, and Defender for Endpoint, to enhance security capabilities and effectively manage security incidents and alerts.

  • Leverage Microsoft's Power Platform, specifically Power BI, to automate Human Cybersecurity Risk processes, including risk assessment, monitoring, and reporting, to streamline operations and improve efficiency.

  • Collaborate closely with cross-functional teams to identify security requirements, assess technology solutions, and integrate security controls seamlessly into existing systems and workflows.

  • Provide technical leadership and guidance on security architecture, ensuring alignment with organizational goals, compliance requirements, and industry best practices.

  • Conduct regular security assessments and audits to identify vulnerabilities, assess risk exposure, and recommend remediation measures to mitigate potential threats.

  • Stay abreast of emerging trends, threats, and technologies in the cybersecurity landscape, and proactively recommend enhancements to strengthen the organization's security posture.

  • Serve as a Cybersecurity Awareness and Training expert, providing training, support, and guidance to internal teams, stakeholders, and leadership.

What you will need:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, Information Security, or a related field is preferred. However, equivalent work experience will be considered. 

  • 10+ years of proven experience in designing, implementing, and managing DLP and endpoint security solutions in enterprise environments.

  • Expertise in the Microsoft Office 365 Suite, including Purview, Defender for Cloud, and Defender for Endpoint, with the ability to leverage these tools effectively for security enhancement.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft's Power Platform, particularly Power BI, with experience in automating security processes and generating actionable insights from security data.

  • Strong understanding of security frameworks, standards, and compliance requirements (e.g., ISO 27001, NIST, GDPR) and their application in diverse IT environments.

  • Experience with security architecture design principles, threat modeling, risk assessment methodologies, and security control frameworks.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively convey complex technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities, with a proactive approach to identifying and addressing security risks.

  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment, managing multiple priorities and deadlines effectively.

Join Us:

If you are passionate about information security and possess a strong background in DLP, endpoint security, and automation, we invite you to apply for this exciting opportunity. Join our team and play a key role in protecting our organization against cyber threats while driving innovation and efficiency in our security operations.

What you will get:

  • Competitive Compensation Package

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

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

  • Extensive Medical, Dental and Vision plans

  • Hybrid environment with flexibility, remote work 

  • Parental leave

  • Gartner Gives Charity Match

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan

  • Health and wellness related allowance programs

  • 401K with corporate match, immediate vesting

  • Collaborative, team-oriented culture that embraces diversity 

  • Professional development and unlimited growth opportunities

Please Note:

- Applications must be submitted in English.

- A valid EU visa/passport is required for this position.


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 128,000 USD - 186,000 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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