Service Oriented Enterprise

Saturday, August 16, 2003

Job Openings - Web Service Consultants  

Momentum Software has recently opened several new positions in our Web Services Practice:

Title: Web Services Architect
The Web Services Architect is responsible for:
- Translating business requirements into technology solution
- Designing the service network (security, directory, queues, management, adaptors, routers, balancers, etc.)
- Identifying vendor solutions
- Leading small teams of implementation consultants
- Some pre-sales support activities, including estimating jobs and candidate architectures for proposals
- Knowledge transfer to client teams

The successful candidate will have:
- 10+ years experience in software, 4+ years in architecture
- Very strong background in WS space (primary specs from WS-I, OASIS and W3C)
- Strong background in J2EE, .Net or both
- Strong background in distributed computing (CORBA, DCE, etc.)
- Strong background in non-functional requirements (quality attributes)
- Ability to document architectures
- Great interpersonal and communications skills (written and verbal)
- Able to travel within U.S. greater than 70%

Title: Web Services Consultant
The Web Services Consultant is primarily responsible for implementing service-based solutions. Activities include:
- Consulting on application and enterprise re-designs
- Front ending legacy applications with web services
- Designing and implementing new services, including service frameworks
- Coding JAXM, JAX-RPC, JAXB, .Net IIS Web Methods, GXA & WSE (Java, C# or both)
- Designing XML Schemas, schema to Bus Obj maps, schema to Er maps

The successful candidate will have:
- 4+ years experience in software, 1+ years in WS related activities
- Strong background in J2EE, .Net or both
- Very familiar with base technologies (XML, SOAP, WSDL, UDDI, JAX*, WS-*)
- Great interpersonal and communications skills (written and verbal)
- Able to travel within U.S. greater than 70%
- Orchestration development is a plus

These are new positions - note that traveling is mandatory. Please indicate your desired role (Architect or Consultant). Along with your resume indicate your compensation requirements, citizen status and ability to start. Send your resume to :

posted by jeff | 11:36 AM

Web Services Choreography Requirements 1.0  

The W3C published their "requirements" document for web services choreography:

This just might be the biggest piece of crap that I've ever had the misfortune of reading. I'm not just saying that because I think that the W3C should get out of the business of 'business process languages' - I mean it.

Seriously - look at the document. Remember it is a requirements document. I've read it twice now - for the mercy of spec readers everywhere - can someone please kill this working group???

posted by jeff | 11:05 AM

The Mindreef Team  

Currently, I do not use the Mindreef software.

I was considering using it so I checked out their home page. And, like many people, I went to the 'team' page to see if I knew any of the guys working on it. I didn't, but they had a great team picture:

Wow. These guys look like geeks. I mean that as a compliment. I am much more likely to download and use their software after previewing the team photo. This seems silly doesn't it? The fact is, we've all worked with great engineers - and generally speaking they... kind of look alike. Now, Graham Glass may be the exception to the rule:

Anyway, if you have a 'mindreef' looking team, it may be in your best interest to post the pictures :-)

I'll go drink some coffee now - I'm sure I have something slighly more insightful to say than just this...

posted by jeff | 7:48 AM

Thursday, August 14, 2003


Anne Thomas Manes wrote a piece on a topic near & dear to me, see:

The only thing she didn't do was give the set of services a name... like... uh... Web Services Enterprise Edition (WSEE).

posted by jeff | 6:08 AM

Monday, August 11, 2003

WS-I Basic Profile 1.0 has been approved  

All -

I am pleased to announce that the WS-I Basic Profile 1.0 has been approved as final by the WS-I membership.
Congratulations to the Working Group for a job well done.


posted by jeff | 8:50 AM