• Architect API

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    Axway is seeking a Principal Services Consultant with strong solutions architecture background to join our Australian professional services team, to support all elements of the services delivery process in addition to some occasional pre-sales and support activities. The principal consultant is primarily a technical leader for services delivery teams, responsible for eliciting and analysing customer requirements, mapping and designing those needs into Axway solution sets and implementing the solutions in production environments.


    Strong presentation skills and capability to negotiate the proposed solutions with clients are also required.


    The consultant will provide strategic direction and technical leadership for building Enterprise-class solutions in the API integration and management space.  In addition, good knowledge of end-to-end flow of data within internal infrastructures, across partner communities, from system to system and person to person, and to and from cloud and mobile applications will be highly valued. This highly visible and strategic role will encompass architectural and delivery responsibility for solutions across multiple products.

    The consultant will challenge and validate technology choices, feasibility and costs and will be seen and act as a reference on architecture domains.


    • Lead discovery workshop sessions to gather customer requirements and critical business challenges
    • Develop Blueprints, design solutions, hold the vision and evangelize how the solution addresses technical and business needs
    • Ensure the solutions are delivered, individually or by teams involving Axway consultants, partners and customers technical resources
    • Develop customer assessment reports documenting current state and future state recommendations
    • Architecture design and ownership
    • Mentoring junior members of the team
    • Develop Proof of Technologies and Proof of Concept plans with agreed use cases and execute PoC’s/PoT’s in virtual teams
    • Delivery of technical and services content for RFP responses
    • Prepare and deliver presentations of the company’s solutions to all levels in the customers’ organization


    5+ yrs experience with demonstrated expertise in the technical area

    4-5 years’ experience providing technical solutions development for enterprise software in the software integration space.


    Experience leading digital transformation projects.


    Experience with solutions design and deployment, primarily with API Management, using products like Axway API Gateway, Apigee, Layer 7 etc.


    Strong communication skills both written and verbal.

    Strong ability to map customer requirements to a solution design.


    Motivated to learn new technologies and stay current with the product portfolio.


    Hands on experience with the following:

    • EAI (Enterprise Application Integration), ESB (Enterprise Service Bus) and SOA (Service Oriented Architecture).
    • Identity Scenarios like SSO for web applications, OAuth, SAML, OpenID Connect
    • Security technology:
      • XML and JSON Thread detection, OWASP Top10 Threads
    • DevOps


    In addition, practical experience in the following areas are a plus:


    • Business to Business (B2B) Gateway implementations
    • Managed File Transfer (MFT) solutions

    To be able to reach these objectives, the candidate will be:

    • Expert in several development languages
    • Proficient in networking, security and communications protocols
    • Expert in Linux/Windows operating systems
    • Expert in API management
    • Expert in software development
    • Proficient in application security
    • Proficient in database architecture
    • Excellent knowledge of:
      • storage technologies
      • cluster technologies
      • cloud deployments (Amazon, Azure)
      • ITIL
      • Agile project management and development methodologies



    In addition, to fulfill this role the candidate will be/have:


    • Open minded
    • Curious
    • Autonomous
    • Self-discipline – commitment to start and finish assignments
    • Integrity
    • Able to communicate easily, inspiring, influencing, convincing, but also able to listen
    • Able to lead a distributed team of architects and consultants
    • An evangelist
    • Availability to travel (mainly in Australia/NZ)
    • Team player


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