Job Description :
ROLE: ESB SOLUTION ARCHITECT
LOCATION: MINNEAPOLIS,MN
CONTRACT : CONTRACT TO HIRE

Description: From Manager:
I would like this resource to specialize on the IBM Websphere technology, they really need broad ESB technologies input. Probably a 60/40 weighting between Websphere/other-ESB technologies.
Senior ESB Solution Architect – Client is seeking a senior integration architect to provide technical oversight of our enterprise service bus (ESB This is a contract for hire position.
POSITION SUMMARY
Defines and implements overarching Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) strategies and roadmaps. Provides technical oversight of the outsourced Integration Services team (IBM Develops non-functional and technical requirements, designs, standards and guidelines for complex enterprise applications. Coordinates software configuration, integration development, and vendor technical activities. Works on enterprise key initiatives concurrently; identifies, develops, and implements productivity improvements; mitigates risks, resolves issues, and optimizes application integration reliability for business units.
RESPONSIBILITIES a) Architecture Framework - Translates functional requirements into technical configuration documents; assesses impact on existing applications. Architects solutions to meet functional and non-functional requirements while ensuring adherence to architecture standards. Creates and maintains architecture design artifacts. Provides technical insights on ESB technology. Designs processes and solutions for monitoring infrastructure performance; performs capacity planning to maintain high quality of service.
b) Relationship Management - Collaborates with key stakeholders and outsource partners on technical solutions and mediates compromises. Facilitates and accelerates decision process, requirements, pain points and challenges knowing relevant industry trends and gains consensus. Works closely with Enterprise Architecture and Application Services implementing best practices. Reviews skills, competencies, and processes of outsourced work and provides feedback in accordance with architecture standards. Interacts with vendors to implement new capabilities. Supports internal and external audits.
c) Project Delivery - Leads design workshops, assessments, and planning sessions. Reviews and approves functional and technical designs. Leads and monitors end-to-end technical implementation, including hardware installation, environment setup, production certification, software deployment, integration development, data management, and vendor technical activities.
d) Strategy and Planning - Provides strategic direction and roadmap for use and implementation of enterprise applications and third party integrations to drive productivity and performance improvements, efficiencies, risk mitigation and cost savings. Provides technical leadership and architectural direction to IT peers concerning end-to-end lifecycle management of technical solutions. Manages technology footprint.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
Bachelor''s degree in science or IT or related field or equivalent experience. Ten yrs prior work IT experience with emphasis on support of infrastructure systems and related technologies. Eight yrs of discovery, design, engineering, architecture, documentation, implementation, and infrastructure support of complex enterprise solutions. Eight yrs in complex ESB architecture and designs on IBM Websphere (WMB, WMQ, WPS, DataPower, MQFTE, WSRR Experience working with SAP Netweaver Process Integration (SAP PI Strong organizational, communication, and problem resolution skills. Demonstrated knowledge and experience in full systems development life-cycle, and enterprise architecture frameworks. Excellent verbal and written communication, negotiation and influencing skills.
Skills: Information Technology: Expert Technology Strategic Planning: Expert