GVA Partners Vacancy for an IBM Enterprise Service Architect

Growth in Value Alliance (GV Alliance) Partners is a business advisory and market intelligence services firm. Our objectives are to assist organizations to achieve their growth aspirations by providing market intelligence, strategy formulation and implementation expertise and business operation improvement skills.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:



Job Title: IBM Enterprise Service Architect
Location: Lagos
Job Description

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Implementation of process automation, leveraging on integration technologies based on the Enterprise Service Oriented Architecture Framework
  • Implementation of Business Activity Monitoring with performance indicators and dashboards for services
  • Solution design and analysis for process integration
  • Provide final Level support on middleware and service integrations
  • Implementation of SLA and Notification Services for process and service monitoring
  • Orchestration technology implementation, administration and customization.
  • Provide 3rd level support for platform based solutions under purview before final escalation to vendor/OEM.
  • Perform other duties as maybe assigned by the Department Head, Solution Delivery.


  • At least 3+ years of technical consulting experience or as an architect/programmer, with minimum of 2years’s experience in Java, IBM IIB and MQ, Oracle 9i/10g/11g, SQL 2005/2008/2012
  • Experience in IIB or middleware technologies
  • Good problem solving and analytical skills, using them to resolve technical problems; possesses an excellent understanding of business requirements and IT strategies
  • First degree in Computer Science/Engineering, Systems Engineering or Business related discipline with strong Information Systems component.
  • Excellent knowledge of programming / systems analysis, as well as quality assurance, prototyping, construction, integration, and migration functions
  • Possess knowledge and experience in developing, customizing and implementing business service abstractions
  • Ability to communicate ideas in both technical and user-friendly language.
  • Ability to conduct research into application development issues and products.
  • Strong customer service skills and demonstrated the ability to build professional relationships

At least 3+ years of technical experience or as an architect/programmer in the following technologies:

Technology Components:

  • IBM IIB – IBM Integration Bus:
    • Websphere Message Broker
    • Websphere Enterprise Service Bus IBM MQ – Message Queue

Development/Enhancement Components:

  • Development Tools:
    • WebSphere Message Broker Toolkit 7.0/8.0 and IIB9
    • Data power XI50 (An Added advantage)
    • IBM Web Service Registry and Repository (An added Advantage)

Development Skills:

  • Java
  • Extended Structure Query Language (ESQL)
  • JMS and Web Service Development
  • Data Format Description Language (DFDL) for non-XML data
  • XML data formats, structures, and schemas
  • XPath

Support Components:

  • IBM WebSphere on the ESB – The web server component:
    • Deployment, Configuration and Management
  • IBM IIB:
    • Deployment, Configuration and Management
  • IBM MQ:
    • Deployment, Configuration and Management

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their applications and CV’s to: [email protected]using the Job title as the subject of the email.

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