Friday, March 6, 2009

Job change - off to join RedHat

I have been rather quiet on posting as I was struggling with a very big decision over the last 5 weeks. I have decided to accept an offer made to me by RedHat and become their JBoss Solutions Architect BeNeLuX.

It was an offer that I could not refuse, with both technical depth and the elements of Free Open Source Software (FOSS). This challenge lies close to my heart and I am very excited to get started having just signed the contract papers today. I hope to make use of my experiences with both JBoss and jBPM in the field to fulfill my new tasks. I will be starting on May 1st, 2009.

I will be leaving behind a job at SNS IT that I really enjoyed and an employer I would rate as the best I have had up to now. They gave me the freedom to be both technical and creative, a combination not often achievable within IT organizations. For this I will always be grateful and would like to thank all of you (you know who you are) that made each day fun and full of laughs!

4 comments:

  1. Congratulations... funny that I also thought of applying, but it would not have fit in my other schedules (and I might have lost to you anyway)

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  2. Thanks kukeltje!

    Funny part for me was that I was not even looking at the role, but got jumped by it! ;-)

    Hope to meet up with you in Antwerp by the jBPM community day.

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  3. I wonder which field experience you have with JBPM as far as I can conclude, there is a lot of fuzz in your postings.

    But hey, you'd probably do fine with jBoss... :)

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  4. Mr. T,

    Thanks for the vote of confidence!

    The fuzz level is accountable to what I can bring outside of the bank. They are funny about that.

    I have been a new experience for them, publishing what I can and offering to talk about what I can't publish.

    Stay tuned, once at RedHat I would hope to have a bit more freedom to publish my experiences, maybe even more diverse JBOSS than just on jBPM. ;-)

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