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Our Team Is Hiring Again: Position Open – Data Security in UK/Europe

by Anton Chuvakin  |  July 22, 2016  |  3 Comments

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 new role is for a data 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:

  • “At least 15 years of progressively senior technical IT security and architecture experience gained in an end user or vendor organization, consulting and/or research roles as a technical expert in two or more of the following topics;
    • Risk assessment/risk analysis
    • Cloud risk
    • Data classification
    • Data loss prevention (DLP)
    • Data security architecture
    • Information security architecture”

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 UK / Europe, mostly due to the desired time zone for client calls. Sorry, but we really do mean “UK or Europe only” this time.
  • 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 being the preferred background)
  • 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.

In any case, if you want this fun role, please APPLY HERE. If the link fails for some reason, go to and search for “6298” job ID.

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

Thoughts on Our Team Is Hiring Again: Position Open – Data Security in UK/Europe

  1. Mark says:

    The UK is both physically and politically in Europe. There’s no need to separate them. There’s only an hour’s difference between the UK and most of Europe.

    • Thanks for the comment. Of course you are right! This is there simply because in the past we were flooded with questions “Is UK OK?” if we said “Europe” or “EU” 🙁

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