Gartner Assoc. Director, Applications and Architecture, Public Sector Consulting in Sacramento, California

Assoc. Director, Applications and Architecture, Public Sector Consulting

Sacramento, CARegular Full-time

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Associate Director, Public Sector Applications and Solution Architecture

A career at Gartner Consulting will be unlike any other you have had. While we are passionate about technology and its application, our true passion is attracting the most innovative, creative, talented and driven consultants to leverage our world-renowned Gartner Research to improve the bottom line for our global consulting clients.

Due to our ongoing success and growth, Gartner is currently in the process of expanding our high-performance consulting team. As one of our talented consultants you will be given the opportunity to work on some of the most innovative and exciting business-centric technology-driven engagements in the marketplace today.

About Gartner Consulting:

The Public Sector Applications practice is an important part of Gartner’s current success. To support our future ambitions, we are seeking a talented consultant to take a key role in the development of this sector.

Gartner’s strategy, which you will be implementing, is to focus on a small number of clients with whom we will build strategic relationships based on consulting capabilities in world-class areas of expertise:

  • Digital Strategy / Assessment

  • Benchmarking

  • IT Cost Optimization

  • Applications and Architecture

  • Infrastructure Modernization

  • Sourcing

  • IT Security

Led by our Managing Partners, we develop sustained relationships with select clients by selling and delivering high impact engagements focused on our client’s most important IT-driven business initiatives. We do this using both repeatable and custom solutions based on distinctive capabilities and a high degree of industry relevance in our top talent engagement teams.

Gartner engagements are typically high-value, strategic engagements, ranging from three months or more and up to $1m+. Gartner is not transaction oriented. We concentrate on our overall relationship with a client, not on selling a single large project. Teams are formed from industry and solution experts, often, but not exclusively drawn from our North American consulting group. Team sizes are usually up to five consultants, and seldom over ten. Gartner consultants enjoy high visibility with clients, and internally. Growth opportunities are many. Please visit our website

Position Accountabilities and Specific Duties

As a Gartner Associate Director working at the highest senior levels within our state and local government client organizations you will have the opportunity to make a real difference in shaping, managing and delivering real business value. You will assist our clients in successfully managing their technology investments and defining their Go-to-Market Digital Application strategies.

As an Associate Director, you will:

  • Manage all components of medium-sized engagement proposals including technical and commercial methodologies, staffing and budgets. Draft key sections of large-sized engagement proposals especially approach and methodology.

  • Manage and lead project tasks. Supervise and mentor all junior Gartner consultants assigned as members of your project or any sub-contracted personnel assigned to the engagement.

  • Identify, develop and document observations and recommendations using independent judgment concerning engagement areas being reviewed.

  • Assist with the comprehensive cost / benefits analysis and preparation of business cases for technology investments.

  • Assist in coordinating and communicating the results of engagements via written reports and oral presentations to client management and key stakeholders.

  • Maintain a senior-level expertise and currency in industry-leading information management technologies.

  • Participate in the drafting of engagement reports and presenting drafts to your manager for review and approval.

  • Help to build and maintain client relationships.

  • Contribute to the development of project management, quality assurance and professional consulting and auditing approaches/methodologies

Job Requirements:

Requirements / Ideal Experience

At Gartner Consulting we are looking for enthusiastic, committed consulting professionals who are able to work both independently and as part of a matrix environment / team. You will have a minimum of an undergraduate degree in a science or engineering field with an MBA from a top program, preferred. Candidates should have a minimum seven years demonstrable experience at a senior level in either an application development or solution architecture environment.

You will be expected to demonstrate consulting experience ideally achieved within an established business and/or IT consulting firm, as well as present outstanding leadership capabilities and excellent verbal and written communications.

In addition you will have a proven knowledge of, and/or proven hands-on experience in:

· Solution architecture including application, infrastructure and data to develop conceptual target state architectures in both data and cloud environments

· Application overhaul and modernization including options analysis, cloud readiness and architecture, and solution migration and transition

· Leading-edge technologies that drive application design such as mobile, software and platform as a service, continuous availability, and service-oriented architecture/APIs

· Prior application/software development experience across the software development life cycle (requirements, development, implementation, testing, deployment) including agile and waterfall methodologies, preferred

· Prior application support experience including release management, governance and/or change management, preferred

· Strong technical capabilities coupled with the ability to clearly communicate the business value and bottom-line impacts of technology decisions to a non-technical audience

· A passion for client service and excellence in delivery that includes attention to detail, ability to prioritize and leverage a team

· Location can be San Diego, Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Francisco, Santa Clara CA, or Seattle, WA

· Travel to client sites required (on average 50% travel is required)

Your application and the data therein are received and processed by Gartner Inc. Your application will be shared by Gartner with those persons within the Gartner group instrumental in this process.

Job ID00018769