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Sr Principal Analyst, Security Services, Emerging Technology and Trends


About The Role
Gartner Analysts are industry thought leaders who create must-have research, market predictions and best practices for a broad range of world-leading organizations. A Senior Principal Analyst serves as a thought leader within Gartner’s Research and Advisory group, establishing oneself as a credible voice within their designated market at local, regional, and global levels. Utilizing exceptional research and analytical skills, a Senior Principal Analyst plays a significant role in producing pragmatic and provocative research which Gartner clients consume and apply to propel their business toward key objectives. They are a trusted source of advice for clients, reinforcing Gartner’s value every day by engaging them via in-person meetings, virtual meetings, sales support visits and Gartner conferences to discuss complex client challenges and offer appropriate recommendations.

In this role, you will be primarily responsible for leading, and advising Gartner clients by researching Emerging Technology and Trends (ETT) within the Security Services Market. You will be charged with creating and delivering both strategic and tactical advice and ETT research content which guides Product Leaders, CISOs, Technology CEOs, Product Managers and Marketing professionals on critical future security technologies through written research reports, presentations, teleconferences, inquiries, and briefings. You will mentor and guide your research and elaborate on the evolution and impacts of those emerging technologies and trends within the overall security market. During a research project, you will work with other Gartner analysts to deliver a world-class experience for our technology and service provider membership subscriptions.

What You Will Do

  • Develop thought-leading advice on the emergence, adoption, and disruptions that emerging technologies bring to bear on the Security Services Market around the world.

  • Grow the ETT team’s network of thought leaders (academics, investors, etc.), startups, and vendors that the research team can draw on for interviews, case-based research and emergent disruptive security technologies and trends.

  • Provide tailored inquiries and briefings for Gartner clients on Emerging Technologies and Trends in the Security Services Market.

  • Work with Gartner clients and their teams while reflecting the research in meeting conversations, and as a speaker, either face-to-face, or via videoconference.

  • Ensure integrity of research & analysis of the team.

  • Develop and deliver presentations as a speaker at Gartner events (webinars, summits, symposiums, etc.)

What You Will 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”.

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience; Graduate degree preferred.

  • 8-10 years’ experience in security services or similar field(s).

  • The ability to produce high-quality written deliverables within schedule deadlines.

  • Strong communication skills, to include: written and verbal proficiency, public speaking acumen for large audiences, and 1:1 client engagement.

  • Experience analyzing and synthesizing data, identifying trends and patterns, and applying frameworks in support of research thought leadership.

  • A track record of distilling complex concepts into concise advice, and successful at developing and defending research positions.

  • The ability to work both independently and collaboratively within a matrixed, multicultural, global team.

  • Ability to conduct occasional travel, regionally, and globally.

  • Subject Matter Expertise: The Senior Principal will be familiar with the Security Services market as well as typical market segments, service offerings, common practices, commonly used technologies, and top vendors for client engagements and for research development.

  • Ideally, the Sr Principal Analyst should also be familiar with the following topics:

    • Managed Detection and Response (MDR) Services and related eXtended Detection and Response (XDR) platforms commonly used by vendors to deliver MDR services.

    • Common areas of concern and top trends in cyber risk management and related governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) Solutions.

    • Cyber security strategy, standards, and frameworks.

What You Will Get

  • Competitive salary, generous paid time off policy, charity match program, Group Medical Insurance, Parental Leave, Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and more.

  • Collaborative, team-oriented culture that embraces diversity.

  • Professional development and unlimited growth opportunities.


Who are we?  

At Gartner, Inc. (NYSE:IT), we guide the leaders who shape the world.

Our mission relies on expert analysis and bold ideas to deliver actionable, objective insight, helping enterprise leaders and their teams succeed with their mission-critical priorities.

Since our founding in 1979, we’ve grown to more than 20,000 associates globally who support ~15,000 client enterprises in ~90 countries and territories. We do important, interesting and substantive work that matters. That’s why we hire associates with the intellectual curiosity, energy and drive to want to make a difference. The bar is unapologetically high. So is the impact you can have here.

What makes Gartner a great place to work?  

Our sustained success creates limitless opportunities for you to grow professionally and flourish personally. We have a vast, virtually untapped market potential ahead of us, providing you with an exciting trajectory long into the future. How far you go is driven by your passion and performance.

We hire remarkable people who collaborate and win as a team. Together, our singular, unifying goal is to deliver results for our clients.

Our teams are inclusive and composed of individuals from different geographies, cultures, religions, ethnicities, races, genders, sexual orientations, abilities and generations.

We invest in great leaders who bring out the best in you and the company, enabling us to multiply our impact and results. This is why, year after year, we are recognized worldwide as a great place to work .

What do we offer?  

Gartner offers world-class benefits, highly competitive compensation and disproportionate rewards for top performers. 

In our hybrid work environment, we provide the flexibility and support for you to thrive — working virtually when it's productive to do so and getting together with colleagues in a vibrant community that is purposeful, engaging and inspiring.

Ready to grow your career with Gartner? Join us.

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