Microsoft must be desperate... They're interested in me!
... 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
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.