... or at least some reasonable facsimile thereof... How many other Notes/Domino bloggers got contacted with the following email?
I suppose I should feel somewhat honored to be noticed, but I just find this funny. You wonder how much of a threat Lotus is to Microsoft? Here's your answer.
And no, I'm not interested.
I am <name removed>, recruiter at Microsoft. I came across your contact info on the internet and although I don’t have any detailed information about your background, it seems that you travel in the circles that would warrant a closer look at your skills and experience to see if we might have something that would appeal to you or to someone you know.
Right now I am looking for 3 high level individuals (who can be based anywhere in the US and even abroad) who have the opportunity of getting trained in Microsoft Exchange Ranger status (of which there are about 60 professionals worldwide). Here is some additional info on those roles. In addition to this role, I have several other roles ranging from development, to test to marketing. Please let me know if you would like to discuss these opportunities further or if you know of anyone who may want to discuss them with me. A good place to start would be to see a profile or resume of anyone interested. Thanks for your time in looking over this info and passing it along to anyone you feel it might be a fit for:
Program Manager/ Consultant
The Lotus Note Migration Team is looking for a technical Notes expert to assist our field, partners & customers with Lotus Notes migrations. This position requires an individual with deep Lotus Notes\Domino, Exchange, .NET, Sharepoint, Outlook, Active Directory, Domino Designer & SameTime products. Preference would be an individual who has run an IT department using Lotus Notes or Exchange, has past consulting experience, has been thru a Notes to Microsoft\Exchange conversion first hand, is deeply familiar with Notes environments and understands configuration & management; can optimize, debug and integrate Notes systems, is a strong leader, self-sufficient, enjoys competitive customer environments, thrives on being the hero in technical engagements, is able to voice their opinion and participate in challenging intellectual executive discussions, has a proven track record in driving technical migration projects, is able to think ‘big picture’ strategy one day and get deep both tactically & technically the next.
Position also requires working with our field & partners to conduct training sessions while building guidance on our tools & technologies. Individual will also be required to complete & be certified as a Microsoft Exchange Ranger (~60 worldwide).
Direct interaction with customers, partners & senior executives will be a major part of this position.
The role consists of the following objectives:
Travel on-site for customer engagements & escalations with periodically
Effectively train partners to perform successful engagements.
Be the migration & coexistence technical expert for Microsoft.
Understand current customer IT & usage scenarios & be the Product Group Subject Matter Expert who flies in, saves the day & resolves any planning or technical migration issues.
Understands both prior & upcoming Lotus offering & products.
Ensure competitiveness of product scenarios by driving differentiation along key product dimensions
Work with Engineering in driving competitive planning across R&D efforts
Work with Marketing to create a prioritized list of scenarios, workloads and products for analysis
Assist in the education and presentation of competitive analysis and technical content
Minimum 7 years industry experience
Deep broad hands-on technical messaging knowledge, high-level understanding of Lotus Notes, Unix/Linux and Windows\AD architecture and server technologies.
Experience as an IT administrator/manager and/or software product/program manager
Ability to present deep technical content to both technical and business executive audiences
Demonstrated ability to work effectively across different groups & in political scenarios.
Ability to scope technical projects, lead technical staff members and own the execution of project deliverables.