This is a newly created full-time (direct hire) position. It "Supports remote delivery" and therefore our client will hire the best candidate in the US, regardless of location. He/she can work remotely from home with some trips for initial training/other various meetings may require in-person attendance at corporate office in Southwest Florida. Candidates must be a U.S. Citizen or Green Card holder. Our client is architecting the next generation tax platform to serve taxpayers in their brick-and-mortar stores, online, and mobile via an Azure-based cloud delivery. The environment conforms to Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) principles and will rely on integration of best-in-class systems with our advanced applications.

Responsible for designing and delivering the entire middleware solution to achieve integration amongst our applications and assure scalability and reliability. Initial challenges will focus on standing up the first BizTalk implementations in production; however, the architect will also help define the road forward as BizTalk and Windows Azure AppFabric technologies merge to provide an integrated middleware delivery for on-premise and cloud applications.

Primary Responsibilities:

· Lead the effort to architect and design the corporate Integration Framework. Assist in definition of the EAI strategy.

· Evangelize and mentor development and operational teams on the adoption of BizTalk, SOA, and AppFabric.

· Design and develop key middleware applications, including integration amongst internal systems and external partners.

· Troubleshoot, monitor, and administer BizTalk applications.

· Build best practices around BizTalk development for integration of applications into the existing SDLC processes including Release Management and Quality Assurance.


Our environment consists of:

· .NET, C#, and WCF in Visual Studio 2008/2010 tools
· Microsoft BizTalk Server 2010
· Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2


Requirements/Qualifications:

· 5+ years developing enterprise scale Microsoft BizTalk applications is required.

· Experience with SOA, messaging and event-driven systems, schemas, mapping, orchestrations, pipelines, BAM, and ESB exception handling.

· Highly fluent in multiple web service standard and technologies including: WCF, XML, SOAP, WSDL, REST, XSLT, and UDDI.

· Familiarity with complexities of integrating with elastic Azure applications.

· Familiarity with SQL Server from an applications development perspective.

· Familiarity with implementing and configuring various out-of-the-box BizTalk adapters including WCF-SQL, MSMQ, FCP, and WCF-Custom.

· Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, or equivalent education and experience required.

· Excellent verbal and written (English) communication skills.


Must be a U.S. Citizen or Green Card holder.

Serious inquiries only!  Please do not apply if you do not meet the required qualifications.  No 3rd party firms, or contractors!

Qualified candidates should forward a Word resume including a summary of BizTalk experience to: tbyrne@ritatech.com and please reference biztalkgurus.com.