Network Security Expert

Gartner   •  

Stamford, CT

Industry: IT Consulting/Services


15+ years

Posted 365 days ago


The Research Director is responsible for creating high quality content for Gartner’s clientele, including but not limited to research documents and presentations. The Research Director will work with customers, vendors, and industry leaders as part of their research responsibilities.


  • Create and maintain high quality, accurate, and in depth documents or architecture positions in information security, data center 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;
  • Participate in industry conferences and vendor briefings, as required to gather research and maintain a high level of knowledge and expertise;
  • Perform limited analyst consulting subject to availability and management approval;
  • Support business development for GTP by participating in sales support calls/visits subject to availability and management approval;
  • Contribute to research planning and development by participating in planning meetings, contributing to peer reviews, and research community meetings;
  • Other duties and roles as assigned that complement the primary analysis and research role.


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;

  • Infrastructure security for networks, computing, and storage systems
  • Data center security architecture
  • Network security architecture and zoning
  • Firewalls
  • Intrusion prevention/detection systems
  • Software-defined data center/network security architecture
  • Network virtualization security

The candidate will also posses: 

  • Excellent writing and research skills coupled with strong analytical skills
  • Excellent presentation skills, including large audiences (300+ people)
  • Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or related area
  • Ability to take a position, based on facts, and support that position to clients, both external and internal, with clear analysis
  • Broad knowledge of IT security and risk management industry trends and emerging technologies
  • Ability to identify how changing technologies will impact technology choices in architectural decisions

Ability to travel approximately 20 to 25% of the time.

Job ID : 00011882