Monday, September 26, 2005

Looking for a Solutions Architect

This may not be the right forum to post this advert but I am trying anyway :-)

The company I work for Volante ( ) is looking for a Software Solutions Architect based in Sydney Australia reporting to me (NSW Software Solutions Manager). It is an exiting role and quite challenging, will involve giving presentations to CIO and COO level executives including tender bid management. I have pasted the details from the advert below and if you are interested please feel free to contact me on Shaji(dot)Sethu(at)volante(dot)com(dot)au.

Please note only Australian Permanent Residents will be considered as most of our clients are government agencies.

Location - Sydney (some interstate travel) Australia

Immediate start

Volante is expanding its Software Solutions Team in NSW. This team specializes in Application Development (.NET), Enterprise Information Access Solutions, Workflow Solutions, and Business Integration (thru Web Services) using EAI tools like BizTalk 2004. We are seeking a highly talented person with demonstrated skills in:

  • Architecting and implementing software solutions
  • Technical management of fixed price projects
  • Delivery of consulting services

The role requires a mixture of technical and business skills. Broad and deep technology knowledge, the ability to architect end-to-end business solutions, and a thorough understanding of Service Oriented Architectures and Web Services (Contract first approach) are required with strong emphasis on XML skills. Just as important are commercial acumen and the ability to understand customer’s business model and processes.
Must be able to think ‘outside the box’ to bring together ‘packaged’ products to deliver cohesive solutions aligned to business requirements.
Must be able to communicate at any level from developers to Cxx level. Must be able to talk to executives about their business requirements and what causes them pain (without talking technology) and then translate those requirements into an effective technology solution that will work within the constraints of their environment.
Must be able to collect customer requirements using a number of techniques such as workshops, interviews, precision questioning, surveys etc and then document them using industry standards like IEEE 830 specifications. The solutions architect must be able to take these requirements and then translate them into software architecture using MDA approach (UML 1.4 – 2.0 preferred). Any familiarity with Enterprise Architecture frameworks like Zachman and TOGAF would be highly desirable.
Must be able to manage the complete lifecycle of large and complex projects.
Must be able to manage, mentor and build teams.
Must readily accept ownership of problems and source effective solutions.
Must have a passion for the customer, which is demonstrated through professionalism and striving for excellence in all aspects that impact the customer.

Must have experience in as many of the following as possible (minimum of 4):

  • .NET Visual Studio 2003 (Framework, VB.NET, C#, ADO.NET, ASP.NET)
  • MS CRM 1.2
  • MS Sharepoint Portal Services
  • MS Commerce Server
  • MS Content Management Server (CMS)
  • SQL Server
  • MS Analysis Services
  • MS Reporting Services
  • Microsoft Solution Accelerators
  • BizTalk 2004
  • Meridio or any other document management system (Trim, Hummingbird, etc)
  • Workflow Systems (Captaris, K2.NET, etc)
  • Holocentric Business Modeler or any other business process modeling tools
  • Must enjoy being ‘hands-on’ and should have superior written and verbal communication skills as the job will involve giving presentations to Cxx level executives.

A tertiary qualified candidate (preferably in Computer Science) with 10 years industry experience would be highly desirable. Any cross industry experience would be favorably looked upon.
This position has become available as a result of internal promotion.