A Johannesburg based Consulting Services is looking for a Middleware Architect to lead the growth and development of their Red Hat JBoss Middleware Business by working closely with new and emerging customers to build middleware solutions that that meet their unique needs.
The ideal candidate should comfortable in bringing together cross-functional teams to meet the needs of their demanding customers and act as a customer advocate with these organization to architect the right solutions and ensure they are executed in an innovative and reliable way.
8+ years’ experience in an enterprise architect role with a focus on enterprise middleware
Background in consultative customer engagement with either a major professional services organization or within the services division of a major software company
Proven record of working in a strategic advisory capacity to senior IT and business executives
Extensive technical experience with enterprise middleware technologies, e.g. Red Hat JBoss Middleware, IBM WebSphere, Oracle WebLogic, TIBCO, or open source technologies
Experience and domain expertise beyond basic application servers including ESB (Fuse), BPM, BRM, Enterprise Messaging, Portals, etc.
Outstanding verbal and written communications skills, including extensive experience presenting to C-level executives at large firms
Solutions sales mentality in an environment with multiple products and services
Proven ability to work seamlessly with distributed, cross-functional teams to achieve success on behalf of customers
Willingness to travel up to 80 percent with up to 50 percent billable customer work
Experience across one or more vertical industry areas is a plus
Duties include but are not limited to
Attaining trusted adviser status with top-level IT and business executives within targeted accounts to create long-term partnerships with customers
Building innovative enterprise middleware solutions to meet the unique requirements of Red Hat’s new and emerging customers
Lead proofs of concepts and pilot implementations of Red Hat’s JBoss Middleware product portfolio
Work closely with Product Engineering, Professional Services, Support, and Sales to ensure a world-class customer experience with Red Hat’s products
Contributing to the development of repeatable methodologies and tools designed to scale Red Hat’s services capabilities, promote repeatable customer engagements, and lower delivery risk
Demonstrating thought leadership in the enterprise middleware arenas by producing world class white papers, webinars, etc.
and speaking at industry leading conferences
If you would like to be part of a standard of excellence, then this may be the right place for you!