Research Director, Software Testing

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CTC Undisclosed Job Location United States of America (USA) Experience 0 - 3 yrs


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The Gartner for Technical Professionals (GTP) team is a highly collaborative group of technology industry analysts. Members of the team work together to produce research that answers the most pressing questions for technical professionals in government, commercial and not-for-profit... organizations. GTP analysts deliver research in the form of written documents, presentations, inquiries, videos, blogs, and other forms of social media. A GTP analyst is an articulate thought-leader as well as an inquisitive student. The ideal candidate will have a hands-on practitioner background from working in advanced technical roles (e.g. Director of Application Development, Software or Solution Architect, Senior Software Engineer or Developer, CTO of a smaller organization, etc.)

Develop thought leading research.
Work with clients on strategic and tactical technology challenges.
Deliver presentations at Gartner events, including Catalyst, Summits, and Symposia.
Work with cloud, software, and other technology vendors on product direction.
Attain industry leadership by responding to press inquiries and speaking at industry events.
Support Gartner sales with client visits and consultation.
Contribute to research and agenda planning.


GTP is seeking an experienced technical professional with software testing and development knowledge. Qualified candidates will demonstrate expertise in three or more of the following areas: Experience with agile and lean development, such as Scrum and Kanban plus scaling with SAFe or Spotify,and with related Agile planning tools, such as Azure Boards, Jira, Rally, or VersionOne.
Expertise in software testing strategies and practices, including deep expertise with several testing styles, such as unit testing, static code analysis, performance testing, security testing, database testing, service testing, API testing, GUI testing, test environment automation, service virtualization and application performance monitoring. Practical experience applying these testing approaches to Web, mobile, API/services and/or database testing.
Experience with test automation, in particular continuous integration and delivery tools, and the required programming language understanding to successfully use test automation tools like Selenium, xUnit and Cucumber.
Strong understanding of how to apply testing in the context of distributed and service-based architectures, including microservices, serverless, event-driven, container-based, SaaS, and cloud-native.
Expertise in testing for CRM or ERP software, in particular Salesforce, SAP R/3-S/4 or Microsoft Dynamics 365.
Expertise in development and testing for Microsoft 365, for example SharePoint Framework (SPFx), Power Platform, Microsoft Teams app or bot development, or utilizing the Microsoft Graph REST API.
Technology Team Leadership (e.g. project management, development/QA team management)

The successful candidate has substantial expertise and is likely to be viewed as an evangelist for these topics in industry or within an enterprise.
Candidates may come from an end user environment, software vendor in the product team, creative design shop as a supplier and/or a consulting background in this space.
Whilst hands-on technical knowledge and experience is critical, it is equally important that the successful candidate has the ability to see beyond technology to meet business and commercial aims.
Excellent writing and research skills, coupled with strong analytical skills.
Excellent presentation skills, including small to large audiences (500 people)
Excellent collaboration skills, able to graciously give and receive constructive feedback
Ability to take a position, based on facts, and support that position to clients, both external and internal, with clear analysis. Willingness to openly consider new information. Strong opinions, weakly held.
Broad knowledge of industry trends and emerging technologies.
Ability to identify how changing technologies will impact technology choices in architectural decisions.
Ability to travel approximately 20 PERCENT of the time, mostly within the region (EMEA/NA depending on home base), some international travel.

What We Offer

In addition to our competitive base salary, our benefits are first class. We offer:

Comprehensive medical plan options with low employee contributions, including prescription drug coverage as well as Dental and Vision plans
401K with company contribution and aggressive vesting schedule
Company paid life insurance, long-term disability pay, short-term disability pay, and optional supplemental insurance
Employee Stock Option Purchase Plan
Competitive Paid Time Off plan with additional paid holidays

Additional Details

This position is remote and will be based in North America.

Gartner is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer committed to the value of workforce diversity.

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