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Associate Director - State & Local Government IT Strategy Consulting - Data & Analytics


About the role:

Gartner’s Consulting business is an extension of Gartner’s industry-leading IT and Market Research. From CIOs, to leaders in business and government, we help Gartner clients across enterprises translate insights into transformational actions and achieve their mission-critical priorities. Leveraging the breadth of Gartner’s resources, Consulting is growing rapidly, with unlimited potential to continue expanding our client base.

Technology Strategy Consulting. We help the C-suite make the right decisions based on how technology can transform their businesses. In today’s world, a consulting firm that is “born digital”, (with the ability to directly leverage the full power of Gartner’s research and insights) has relevance to the most important strategic decisions any business will make.

We deliver value to clients in areas such as Full Stack Strategy Consulting, Benchmarking, Analytics and Optimization. Typically, this helps Gartner’s clients to execute on their strategic priorities, across all sectors, including:

  • Digital Acceleration and Transformation

  • Enterprise Enablement

  • Big Data and Analytics

  • Applications Rationalization

  • Cloud Strategy, Migration & Optimization

  • Sourcing and Ecosystem Optimization

  • Contract and Cost Optimization 

  • Security and Risk Management


What you’ll do:

Our Consulting Associate Directors are responsible for high-level project delivery and oversight along with client relationship management on medium-complexity engagements. You will manage small Gartner teams in the execution of our engagements or workstreams, and advise clients at the highest strategic level on both big-picture and tactical matters, focusing on how technology enables a wide range of business outcomes.

Data and Analytics Domain Knowledge:

This particular role requires you to possess sufficient strategic and technical Data and Analytics expertise to enable you to fulfill project delivery, oversight, and client relationship management on our Data and Analytics oriented engagements.  Examples of the type of domain knowledge likely to be required while fulfilling the role of an Associate Director could include such things as:

  • Advising on Data Lake/Data Warehouse/Data Marts architectures

  • Collaborating with product owners to define service level objectives and manage the health and performance of cloud/hybrid systems

  • Identifying key requirements around enterprise security and access controls in the context of data and infrastructure deployments

  • Collaborating with internal analytics experts to support clients in setting the strategic direction, and establishing the technical approach for scaling, and integrating, Data Analytics platforms and associated information applications and programs

  • Advising, developing, or enhancing Data Engineering architectural standards

  • Creating Data Engineering technical portfolios, researching trends, and developing 1-3-5-year technology roadmaps, and present recommendations to clients

  • Leverage expertise of available technologies to perform architectural reviews and cost analysis

  • Providing advice, coaching, and mentorship to team members on technical expertise

  • Serve as the Data Engineering delegate to represent the client team for vendor management, including strategic vendor meetings, architecture meetings, meetings with technical account managers


  What you’ll need:

  • Experience within a management or technology consultancy in a project delivery capacity. Sales experience would be a plus

  • Prior experience in a problem-solving capacity such as a solution/technical architect or analyst preferred

  • Experience working with multiple technology stacks 

  • Experience working with Government/Public Sector, Retail/CPG and/or Financial Services clients

  • A consistent track record of leading people and driving high-performing project teams that leverage technology to drive the mission-critical priorities of commercial or government entities

  • An ability to inspire and motivate professionals from both technical and non-technical backgrounds towards a common goal 

  • Comfortable influencing and building trust-based, value-added relationships with senior executives, both internally and externally

  • Coachable and embracing of best practices and feedback as a means of continuous improvement

  • A consistently high achiever marked by perseverance, humility and a positive outlook in the face of challenges

  • Track record in achieving / exceeding revenue targets preferred



  • MBA or other advanced degree preferred

  • Familiarity with architecture best practice and frameworks such as TOGAF, ITIL etc.  

  • Experience with one or more of VMware vRealize Operations, Openshift, VMWare Tanzu, Google Anthos, or other similar products

  • Experience with container and container management technologies (e.g., Docker Kubernaties, etc) 

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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. A reasonable estimate of the base salary range for this role is 136,000 USD - 164,680 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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