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Our Team Is Hiring More: Position Open – Endpoint Security in US/North America

by Anton Chuvakin  |  March 15, 2017  |  Comments Off on Our Team Is Hiring More: Position Open – Endpoint Security in US/North America

Our team at Gartner for Technical Professionals (GTP) is HIRING again! Join Security and Risk Management Strategies (SRMS) team at Gartner for Technical Professionals (GTP)!

This expansion position [our team is growing!] is for an endpoint security person.

Excerpts from the job description – with my highlights:

  • “Create and maintain high quality, accurate, and in depth documents or architecture positions in information security, infrastructure security, network security, and/or related coverage areas;
  • Prepare for and respond to customer questions (inquiries/dialogues) during scheduled one hour sessions with accurate information and actionable advice, subject to capacity and demand;
  • Prepare and deliver analysis in the form of presentation(s) delivered at one or more of the company’s Catalyst conferences, Summit, Symposium, webinars, or other industry speaking events;
  • Support business development for GTP by participating in sales support calls/visits subject to availability and management approval, etc”

For this role, we specifically want some of these areas of expertise:

  • “Endpoint security including OS security, endpoint protection platforms and application whitelisting
  • Anti-malware controls including advanced threat detection (sandboxing) and email gateways
  • Server protection including cloud workload protection”

In essence, your job would be to do research, write papers, guide clients (via phone inquiries/dialogs) and speak at events. Also, we do list a lot of qualifications in the reqs, but you can look at my informal take on them in this post.

A few common questions that candidates have asked in the past (reproduced from my past blog posts):

  • Location? Any location in US/Canada/North America, mostly due to the desired time zone for client calls. This is not negotiable for this role [your boat off either US coast is OK though :-)]
  • What does travel 20-25% really means? In all honesty, there is not much travel, apart from 2-3 Gartner events per year, really. If you want to travel more, you can. If you think 2-3 trips a year is too much, look elsewhere…
  • Do we really need at least 15 years experience? Well … we don’t really need 15 years, but we do need diverse and extensive experience (ideally, “vendor + enterprise/government + consultant”, but “pick any 2 of those” works as well, with enterprise/government security architect being the preferred background)
  • Is this a technical role? Well, it is a role for a technologist, a person who was recent hands-on experience with the technologies mentioned (!) and/or has a deep understanding of how security stuff works inside the box. However, Gartner does not do lab product testing (you are welcome to have a home lab, of course, and some security analysts do) so there is a risk of losing some of the cutting edge technical hands-on skills. Ideally, you should be able to retain them (mostly) via ongoing conversations with “people who do stuff” (as opposed to “just talk about stuff”), but it may be challenging for some. YMMV, but I like it :-)

In any case, if you want this fun role, please APPLY HERE.

P.S. If you have questions, feel free to email / tweet me – I cannot promise a prompt response, but I promise a response.

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Anton Chuvakin
Research VP and Distinguished Analyst
5+ years with Gartner
17 years IT industry

Anton Chuvakin is a Research VP and Distinguished Analyst at Gartner's GTP Security and Risk Management group. Before Mr. Chuvakin joined Gartner, his job responsibilities included security product management, evangelist… Read Full Bio




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