Middleware Solutions Architect
CITYTECH - Chicago, IL

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Middleware Solutions Architects (SAs) are highly respected members of the CITYTECH team, with broad experience in the design, development, deployment, and support of enterprise Java applications. SAs have a deep understanding of J2EE/Java EE and supporting technologies with experience applying those technologies to solve real-world problems. The Solutions Architect works with the sales team to provide deep technical insight for the Red Hat JBoss product suite. This job requires being in front of customers on a daily basis (both on the phone/web meeting and in person) and will sometimes travel to client sites. Solutions Architects can listen to customers' technical challenges and can suggest various solution paths, understanding that "one size does not fit all." In the evangelist part of the role, the SA will leverage blogs, social networks, and webinars to communicate to the outside world about JBoss and J2EE/Java EE technologies. This job requires constant learning about new technologies and how they can be applied to enterprises. We are looking for consultants and developers who either have some presales experience or have a natural talent for talking and presenting to different groups of people.

  • Partner with CITYTECH Sales Representatives and field Engagement Managers by providing the necessary support to compete effectively in the marketplace
  • Provide presales technical support to our account executives including delivery of webinars and technical enablement e.g. on-site training
  • Act as an integral member of the sales team contributing to the formulation of strategies and technical approaches, including planning for presales campaigns
  • Support product evaluations and technical proof-of-concepts
  • Assist in responding to technical sales inquiries, including RFPs, and RFIs
  • Advisory/consultative role to assist prospects and clients in better leveraging Red Hat JBoss Technologies
  • Evangelize Red Hat JBoss technologies through blogs, social networking channels, etc.
  • Good knowledge and experience on Java, JEE, and SOA – Middleware architectures in general
  • A proactive approach in building technical relationships with our clients
  • Strong relationship building skills and overall comprehension of sales cycle
  • Previous technical sales and/or consultative experience is desirable
  • Experience with JBoss products and technologies preferred
  • Additional experience with IBM Websphere / Oracle Weblogic is a plus
  • Experience in working with or for System Integrators is a plus
  • Excellent written and oral communication in English is a must
  • Experience working with C-level constituencies
  • Good documentation skills and presentation experience to mid-large sized audiences
  • Effective influence skills
  • Understanding of industry trends around cloud computing, end user computing, development platform or virtualization preferred
  • Candidates must possess exceptional organizational and planning skills and have the innate ability to multitask
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work well in a team environment
We offer a highly competitive compensation and benefits package, including
  • Industry Competitive Salaries including discretionary year end bonuses
  • Medical and Dental Insurance offered through BlueCross BlueShield of Illinois
  • Vision Plan, Life Insurance and Long Term Disability
  • Retirement Plan with Company Match
  • Paid Time Off including Vacation, Sick/Personal Days and Holidays
  • Comp Time Bonus for billable employees
  • Pre-tax public transportation benefits
  • Choice of laptop/OS (we encourage Apple MacBook Pro)
  • Paid Training/Conference and Career Advancement
  • Relaxed dress code and work environment
  • Company sponsored social events throughout the year

Established in 2003, CITYTECH, Inc. specializes in enterprise application development, implementation, web experience management, mobile application development, cloud enablement, and managed services. The complexity of our work requires agility, efficiency and flexibility. CITYTECH is a certified partner of leading technology providers such as Adobe, Amazon Web Services and Red Hat. Our employees are the best and brightest professionals who possess strong character, a steadfast work ethic, and dedication to fulfilling commitments. Our team environment makes CITYTECH a place where people feel welcome and encouraged to contribute. We encourage input from team members regardless of age, education or experience level. What that means for you is the opportunity to be recognized while ultimately defining your own career path. Right now, we’re looking for enthusiastic team players who are equally comfortable collaborating with others or working independently in a fast-paced, business casual environment who want to be part of a stable and growing company.