Sr. Director, Infrastructure Automation

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Senior Director, Analyst – Infrastructure Automation and Monitoring – Gartner for Technical Professionals

Job Description:

The successful candidate is an expert in automation.  This role focuses on written and customer-facing deliverables aimed at the technical staff moving from traditional data center provisioning methods into agile, DevOps processes for datacenter and cloud infrastructure.

Key areas of focus include automation methodologies and approaches, processes and tools.  Examples include server and configuration management, Infrastructure as Code (IaC), immutable infrastructure, continuous integration and development (CI/CD), and continuous configuration automation (CCA) tools.  The candidate should be proficient in one or more of the following tools:  vCloud Orchestrator, vCloud Director, Chef, Puppet, Ancible, Terraform or Jenkins. 

Day-to-Day Job Functions

  • Collaboratively write and publish analysis and positions at a regular cadence through evidence based research
  • Create compelling research on infrastructure automation and monitoring aimed at technical audience
  • Provide professional representation of Gartner’s brand, research, insights, and analysis to technical teams in Gartner’s client base
  • Provide insights to clients through phone inquiries and through face to face interactions
  • Apply personal experience and technical expertise to an array of clients, situations and industries
  • Communicate complex concepts concisely and with authority
  • Work with Gartner Sales executives to attract, engage and retain Gartner customers.
  • Balance written research deliverables; telephone and email client contacts, conferences, webinars and travel requests
  • Proactively contribute to thought leadership and research communities

Job Requirements
  • Hands on experience with infrastructure provisioning and automation tools
  • In-depth technical knowledge of automation processes and methodologies
  • Infrastructure automation through DevOps scripting (E.g. shell, Python, Ruby, Powershell)
  • Configuration management using CloudFormation, Chef & Puppet
  • Strong practical Linux and Windows-based systems administration skills in a Cloud or Virtualized environment
  • Experience managing data center operations, including data assurance, monitoring, alerting and notifications
  • Experience working with technical architecture and implementation teams
  • Must be comfortable with the idea of writing 4-6 documents/year of 20-30 pages
  • Robust public speaking, presentation creation and delivery – cogently leading executive level engagements in high profile enterprises

Job Requisition ID:30199

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