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Our Team Is Hiring Again – Second Position Open: Join Gartner GTP Now!

by Anton Chuvakin  |  March 19, 2015  |  Comments Off on Our Team Is Hiring Again – Second Position Open: Join Gartner GTP Now!

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

Excerpts from the job descriptions (#1 and #2)- with my highlights:

  • Create and maintain high quality, accurate, and in depth documents or architecture positions in information security, security monitoring, threat intelligence, security event and information management systems, 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

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:

  • Location? Any location in the US and Canada works, Europe may work, Asia or AU will not, mostly due to the desired time zone for client calls. This IS primarily a work-from-home position.
  • Do we really need 15 years experience? Well … we don’t need exactly 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 now being the preferred background)
  • Travel? It probably will be less than 20%. Personally, I lost all of my airline status on this job :-) My first business trip this year was in March, and my last trip of last year was in October.
  • Focus areas? We do need you to have a few security areas where you understand real-world problems, working solutions, specific products, architectural choices, etc in depth and first hand (as “a doer”, not “a talker”). For position #1, SIEM, VA/VM, Threat Intel, IR would be super-helpful [for the extra astute: YES, these are my coverage areas and NO, I am NOT leaving … I just need help!]. For position #2, network security, firewalls, NIDS/NIPS, SDN, virtualization security would be very helpful.
  • Is this a technical role? Well, it is a role for a technologist, a person who was hands-on and/or has a deep understanding of how security stuff works inside the box. However, Gartner does not really 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.

So APPLY HERE for the SIEM and VA role. If the link fails, go to https://careers.gartner.com and search for “3376” job ID (we have interviewed of few good people for this role already).

Also, APPLY HERE for the network security role! If the link fails, go to https://careers.gartner.com and search for “3560” job ID (we have not interviewed anybody for this yet).

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

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Anton Chuvakin
Research VP and Distinguished Analyst
8 years with Gartner
19 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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