Do you love working hands on as a SharePoint architect, but are wondering what the next step is in your career? If twiddling bits with SharePoint is your day job while blogging, writing books, helping peers, and speaking at conferences is your hobby, why not switch those around? You could be an industry analyst!
I just posted an opening on my Collaboration and Content team in Gartner for Technical Professionals (GTP). We mostly talk to IT folk like SharePoint owners, solution architects, and project managers. I want someone who has gotten hands dirty working with SharePoint 2013 (doing topology, capacity planning, farm architecture, hybrid on-premise and cloud storage and identity, scripting and coded development, mobile access). This candidate would want a change of pace to now focus on writing on best practices, helping clients with strategic SharePoint issues, and speaking at worldwide Gartner conferences like Catalyst, Portals Collaboration and Content Summit, and Symposium.
You’ll have a chance to work with a great team in GTP. There are already four of us that work on SharePoint research, but growth in GTP and SharePoint has created an opportunity for a new team member! You work from home (when not travelling, which is 15%+ of the time), although Gartner may have an office nearby you can use if you’re in a big city. You do have to be U.S. based for this position.
You can read the description here .
I’m going to be at the SharePoint conference in Las Vegas in March, so if you’re interested (or think you might be and want to talk about it) please drop me a line and maybe we can meet up. If there are several folks interested I can set up a meet and greet to let you ask questions in a more casual setting.
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