John Des Jardins

John Des Jardins

Work History

Work History
Jun 2007 - Present

Chief Architect, BENELUX

Software AG
I represent the leading SOA and BPM software provider. I work with our top customers in BeNeLux to ensure their success with these leading technologies by providing architectural leadership and guidance.
Sep 2006 - Oct 2008

IS Architect

Fortis Bank
On site webMethods Technical Account Manager and Architect for large brokerage project at Fortis Bank. Responsibilities include architecting high availability and recovery architectures, establishing best practices for development teams, and assisting with technical designs.
Jul 2005 - Apr 2007

Principal Consultant

webMethods
Provide architectural guidance and direction to our customers by gathering system requirements, clearly define and understand the business processes, and while using the gathered requirements and the understanding of the business processes, develop and design a system wide integration plan incorporating the webMethods methodology. Nurture and foster the Professional Services business relationship with the customer. Provide thought leadership and visionary direction to prospects and customers on an extensively broad array of related BPM, SOA, B2B and EAI subject areas.
Feb 2005 - Jun 2005

Independent Project Lead

Self
Worked as an independent contractor. Served as a Project Lead at Telkomsel, the largest mobile provider in Indonesia.
Jul 2001 - Jan 2005

Project Lead and Program Manager - Integration Backbone

webMethods
Program manager and project lead for integration backbone projects for the IT team at webMethods. Responsible for building out the integration infrastructure and delivering projects that leverage this SOA (service oriented architecture) to solve critical business problems.
Jan 2000 - Jul 2001

Product Manager

webMethods
Product Manager focused on the Integration Server product. Responsibilities covered the full product lifecycle from gathering requirements through delivering the product to market and ensuring the gloabal field organization and professional services teams were prepared to effectively deliver and market the latest release.
Apr 1999 - Dec 1999

Senior System Engineer - Pre-Sales

webMethods
Responsible for all the technical aspects of the sales cycle. Worked on a number of key seven figure deals that helped webMethods to achieve the leading position in B2B integration software.
1997 - 1999

Senior Consultant

Extraprise Group
Sep 1995 - Mar 1997

Senior Technical Analyst

Century Technologies
Projects included work at DoD Electronic Commerce Office and Defense Travel System. Worked on various EDI implementations, reporting systems, intranet applications, call center applications and public web sites. Utilized a broad range of technologies including, app servers, VB, MS Access, Oracle, Netscape web server, HTML, Netdynamics, Gentran, Templar (EDIINT), etc.
1997 - 1997

Senior Technical Analyst

Responsible for a variety of projects relating to the buildout of functionality for online banking systems. Leverage cutting edge technologies such as Java application servers and interfaced into legacy systems.

Education

Education
Aug 1987 - May 1993

BS

Skills

Skills

XML

Service Oriented Architecture

webMethods

Java Programmer

Enterprise Software Architecture

Enterprise Software Sales

Interest

Hobbies include: Photography, Boating (Sail & Power), Cycling, Travel

Summary

Currently Chief Architect for BeNeLux at SoftwareAG in the Netherlands. Current focus is to leverage my leadership and technical skills to ensure customer success and grow revenue.

Objective

Leading growth of Enterprise Software companies and ensuring the success of their customers.

Certifications

Certifications

webMethods

Software AG