Director Analyst, Identity and Access Management - Remote North America - Irving - 6011 Connection

What makes Gartner Research a GREAT fit for you?
  • You are a team player who values expert insights, bold ideas, and intellectual courage.

  • You are always learning and looking to discover what’s next in security technology management.

  • You pursue personal excellence through team collaboration and consensus.

As a Gartner analyst, you’ll not only help clients solve complex challenges and deliver on key initiatives, but you’ll also grow your career and the scope of your impact across industries. We work hard, and we reward success with exceptional opportunity.

About this role:

This role creates thought leading Identity and Access Management advice, delivered to our research and advisory clients through published research, conversations (client inquiry), stage presentations, teleconferences, and client meetings. It is important that you have a vision for how Identity and Access Management will evolve in the digital enterprise.

We look for experience in deployment and operational management of Identity and Access Management technologies such as Authentication and Consumer IAM, as well as general knowledge of IAM marketplaces and solutions.

What you’ll do:

As a Gartner analyst you will meet with clients every day: on the phone, in a videoconference, from the stage at a Gartner event or face-to-face during a sales support visit. In every client interaction analysts help clients solve difficult security issues. You will:  

  • Conduct research and analysis in specific areas of Identity and Access Management technologies and services  

  • Provide guidance to clients that are selecting, deploying, and operating Identity and Access Management technologies and services in both corporate and cloud environments.

  • Work collaboratively as part of a globally distributed team of analysts.

  • Deliver high quality actionable advice through a variety of media.

  • Write clear, actionable, advisory research documents.

  • Predict how IAM markets are developing to help clients in their selection process and assist vendors in market positioning.

  • Remain ahead of the curve on developments and issues within your coverage areas as well as adjacent areas.

  • Respond to client questions, create materials for clients and deliver in person, via teleconference, video conference or webinar and event presentations.

  • Maintain the Gartner’s industry leadership reputation by responding to press inquiries.

What you’ll need:

Gartner analysts are correctly viewed as THE experts. This means you need to know your markets, vendors, trends, management practices, etc. and be able to see the forest and the trees. Most Gartner analysts have many years of experience and enjoy solving puzzles.

Specific coverage areas for the IAM Director Analyst include (but are not limited to) planning, development, deployment, operations, products and services, and trends as a primary analyst in the following coverage areas:

  • Identity Governance and Administration tools: knowledge of the product market, best practices for requirements definitions and technology selection, and best practices for deployment and governance.

  • Externalized authorization management (EAM) tools, which provide decoupled runtime controls for fine-grained authorization: knowledge of the product market, best practices for requirements definitions and technology selection, and best practices for deployment and governance.

The analyst should also have subject matter expertise in at least one of the following areas:

  • Access management (AM): software and cloud-based services that use access control engines to provide centralized authentication, single sign-on (SSO), session management and authorization enforcement for target applications in multiple use cases.

  • Privileged Access Management (PAM) – tools and techniques for managing and monitoring privileged accounts and access.

  • Machine Identity Management, certificate-based identity/PKI, secrets management

  • Identity Threat Detection and Response (ITDR): A discipline that includes tools and best practices that protect identity infrastructure itself from attacks, specific to credential compromise. ITDR prevention focused on IAM data hygiene, visibility of entitlements into cloud environments (SaaS, IaaS), interaction with SOC teams and restoration of operational process as needed.

In addition, the analyst should have expertise in or general familiarity with the following topics:

  • Best practices for general IAM technology selection, procurement, and implementation and for IAM operations and governance

  • IAM program management and governance, including vision and strategic planning; talent management; developing policies; controls and operational process; program maturity assessment.

  • Modern digital identity approaches like Identity Wallets/Decentralized Identity (DCI)/Bring Your Own Identity (BYOI)

Also, the following general skills and experience are required:

  • Demonstrated analytical skills, including the ability to apply conceptual models, and to recognize patterns while drawing and defending conclusions.

  • Articulate and succinct communication skills. Experience in speaking engagements is an advantage.

  • 10 years + experience in a research or technology related role.

  • Bachelor's or equivalent experience


Who are we?

At Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT), we deliver actionable, objective insight that drives smarter decisions and stronger performance on an organization’s mission-critical priorities. We’ve grown exponentially since our founding in 1979 and we're proud to have over 19,500 associates globally that support over 15,000 client enterprises in more than 100 countries.

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What we offer:

Our people are our most valuable asset, so we invest in them from Day 1. When you join our team, you’ll have access to a vast array of benefits to help you live your life well. These resources are designed to support your physical, financial and emotional well-being. We encourage continued personal and professional growth through ongoing learning and development opportunities. Our employee resource groups, charity match and volunteer programs keep you connected to your internal Gartner community and causes that matter to you.

Gartner believes in fair and equitable pay. A reasonable estimate of the base salary range for this role is 130,000 USD - 165,000 USD. Please note that actual salaries may vary within the range, or be above or below the range, based on factors including, but not limited to, education, training, experience, professional achievement, business need, and location. In addition to base salary, employees will participate in either an annual bonus plan based on company and individual performance, or a role-based, uncapped sales incentive plan. Our talent acquisition team will provide the specific opportunity on our bonus or incentive programs to eligible candidates. We also offer market leading benefit programs including generous PTO, a 401k match up to $7,200 per year, the opportunity to purchase company stock at a discount, and more.

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Job Profile


North America


United States


Generous PTO Ongoing learning and development opportunities


Analytical Authentication Cloud Communication Consumer IAM IAM marketplaces Identity and Access Management Privacy Research Research and Analysis Sales

  • Deliver actionable advice through various media
  • Maintain industry leadership reputation
  • Predict IAM market developments
  • Provide guidance to clients on IAM technologies
  • Research and Analysis
  • Research and analysis in IAM technologies
  • Respond to client inquiries
  • Sales Support
  • Write advisory research documents



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