Microservices Applications Analyst, Gartner Research, Flexible N.A. Location
The successful candidate will create and maintain a body of Gartner research and analysis pertaining to Microservices. This role will focus on developing and contributing to Gartner’s position regarding the impact of Microservices on the software provider competitive landscape. The analyst will write and present research that provides market insight, thought-leading predictions and actionable advice to Gartner Technology & Service Provider clients regarding how Microservices might evolve, what providers need to do, and how the application software business/business model will be affected. T he candidate will focus on written and customer-facing deliverables that retain and grow Gartner contract value in enterprise accounts.
Day-to-Day Job Functions
Define and conduct ongoing research and analysis covering the evolution of and vendor solutions for Microservices.
Perform research by reading, networking with clients, vendors and analysts, evaluating and analyzing information and participating in Research Meetings and other activities which comprise the Gartner research process
Produce industry/role-specific research geared towards business unit leaders in software providers. Specify and design vendor and user surveys and questionnaires
Perform strategic analysis of market, market segment and regional/country trends multi-segment and sometimes multi-program data analysis. Add value to the research by analysis (which may include triangulation, pattern recognition, application of experience)
Help develop marketing collateral in conjunction with marketing
Assist in developing research content
Hold informal presentations to internal associates
Maintain contact lists
Interact with client inquiry specialists to develop understanding of client needs and aid in determination of the appropriate analysts to cover questions
Answer telephone and email inquiries from clients in covered topic areas
Create specified volumes of written documentation of research in fulfillment of our commitment to clients.
Create materials for and deliver face-to-face before large and small audiences, teleconferenced and taped presentations to clients.
Provide individualized consulting for clients, which involves presentations regarding Gartner research and findings to individual companies or providing advice to a user or vendor client for a day or two
Provide sales support by speaking to prospective and existing clients via telephone, by making face-to face sales calls with sales personnel and by delivering speeches at "prospectors" (half-day seminars whose purpose is attracting prospective clients)
Bachelor's degree in related field; Masters (Engineering, CyberSecurity or MBA) preferred
Minimum of 10 years work experience in the software industry. Ideal candidate would be a systems architect with hands on experience with Microservices.
Strong background in the following:
Software product design, development, engineering and/or product management
Forecasting modelling and making predictions on the trajectory of markets
Knowledge of the economics of the software business and related pricing models is important.
Strong financial and business acumen, strong attention to detail.
Basic understanding of market research, data collection and analysis
Strong written and oral communication skills; ability to explain complex concepts both concisely and simply.
Strong time/project management skills.
A strong team working ethos.
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