Unspecified: Java Integration Developer

TAL is helping an unspecified company look for a Java Integration Developer:

Perform analysis, development, testing, and support of enterprise integration applications. 

Analyze business requirements and design and implement integrated solutions using TIBCO integration products and Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) principals. 

It’s been a good week for TAL, I guess — they’ve had several postings that seemed interesting to me, despite being thin on detail.  It doesn’t hurt their case that there aren’t as many interesting postings around right now, so they don’t have to work quite so hard. 

The Good
Some companies apply service-oriented architectures where they’re unnecessary.  Integration is a good case for SOA, so if you’re into SOA, but don’t like to see it over-applied, this is perhaps a role in which SOA may be being applied sensibly.  SOA with open standards, distributed messaging — these are still relatively big skills for enterprise development, so some of you probably already specialize in this sort of thing and others among you may want to be moving more in this direction.  Also, the emphasis on team performance and the use of Scrum doesn’t hurt.

The Bad
I’m not sure if the company or the recruiter failed to catch the error in “service-oriented architecture principals“, but  it should have been principles.  It’s a small thing, so I’m trying not to read too much into it.  There’s not enough else here to really latch onto.

What’s Missing
As is usual for a recruiter posting, quite a lot is missing.  What’s the company?  What do they do?  Where are they located?  What will you be doing for them?  What kinds of systems do they want to integrate, how, why, and why is it so important to use TIBCO products to do the integration?  It almost sounds like this is a consulting position for TIBCO.  What’s the team like, and how would you fit into it?  There’s too much to fill in here, so essentially if this appeals to you you’re going to need to follow-up and start with the basics.

Your mileage may vary when it comes to enterprisey service-oriented integration work, but people who don’t want to do that sort of thing probably didn’t bother reading this far.  

In Summary
This is most interesting if you like this kind of service-oriented integration work and you’ve got a background in TIBCO products.


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