Wednesday, July 15, 2009

QNXT Integration Specialist Job Description

If you are planning to customize QNXT with functionality that is specific to your business, you have several options. All of these options revolve around application integration; under the TriZetto license, you do not have the rights to customize the QNXT application itself. You will need to fill several roles in your organization to make this happen. One of these roles is an Integration Specialist. Here is a job description for this role.

Position Description
The Integration Specialist is responsible for designing, developing and implementing software solutions based on requirements from the business, with an emphasis on enterprise solution development utilizing Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006, SQL Server 2005 and .NET. We need a cooperative team player who can work closely with a manager and team members as well as alone. Ability to function well in fast-paced work environment and the ability to work on multiple time-sensitive projects concurrently are necessary. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as detailed-oriented organizational skills are also required. Software development experience should include extensive object-oriented design experience.

Required Skills:
  • Minimum of 7 years in-depth hands-on development experience with Object Oriented Analysis, Design and Development of custom .net applications and application integrations.
  • Minimum of 5 years development experience with C# .NET
  • Minimum of 4 years development experience with SQL Server, and T-SQL
  • One of the following:
  1. Minimum of 2 years development experience with BizTalk 2006
  2. Minimum of 2 years development experience with SSIS 2005
  • Strong verbal/written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to be productive independently and/or as a team member
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal and analytical skills

You’ll notice I did not include QNXT experience … QNXT experience would be ideal. QNXT Hosting experience would be nirvana. I had no luck finding people with any QNXT experience in Worcester, MA. And I’m reasonably certain we were well above the average salary range for this position. At the time of writing this, there are exactly 3 QNXT Hosting customers. I’m not sure that QNXT has the market penetration to warrant an effective match on this skill set. In place of QNXT experience, I recommend all Integration Specialists go through this first 90 day plan

First 90 days
Look for more posts on each item below (coming soon on this blog). If you are at the beginning of your implementation project, you may find yourself with some down time while planning is happening. Use this window to allow this 90 day plan to occur. This research/education is invaluable in my opinion.

  • Certified Product Professional – Technical System Integration training. This is a QNXT certification
  • Install QNXT and the QNXT SDK
  • Write a simple .net console app that uses the QNXT SDK i.e. create an authorization
  • If you are a hosting customer,
  1. Write an SSIS package that is HBA Compliant and that adheres to the Self Service deployment structure
  2. Deploy and Execute to hosting using the Self Service facilities
  • Create build/make scripts for your deployment artifacts i.e. using nant or other .net scripting tools
  • Create unit tests for your deployment artifacts i.e. using nunit, fit or other automated testing tools

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