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SCEA 5 Architects (BETA) - What is your current job role regarding Java?

 
Hafizur Rahman
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Personally being a SCEA 5 architect and not having so long Java EE project experience (only 2 year spanning over 5+ years), I wonder that there are some other guys who passed this exam with similar type of experience.

Would you mind to share your current job role specially regarding Java? Oh, I should tell about myself. I am a software manager of Enterprise Solutions Group, BJIT.
 
Juan Pablo Crossley
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Good job on passing the SCEA 5. I'm working as J2EE Architect (actually that's the title, but I'm just an architect with a lot of developer, tester, coffee maker and so on). I've been working in java since 2000, and as an architect since 2002 (or something close to that date). I've almost 10+ years of experience in IT from VB, Delphi, C++, VC to Java, also as Teacher in certification courses. I also worked as team leader and tech manager.

I'm SCJP, SCBCD and now SCEA, also a MCP in VB 6.0 (Its not valid now, but I passed that too)
 
chris zielinski
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I guess I am one of the luckier architects in the sense that I have the luxury of exclusively only doing architecture and design work (requirements/UML/RUP). I do not have to code too much any more (unless I want to)

Though I am a SCEA 5, I have not used JEE5 in any so far project with the exception of jax-ws piece. Honestly I don't know anyone who is using EJB3. A lot of the folks I know are still with J2EE or have moved on to spring.

Overall I have about 14 years experience - all in the C++/java line of work with
- the last 3 exclusively doing architecture for java based systems.
- 3 or 4 years before that doing a mix of architecture, lead developer. coding, project management.
- and all years before being mainly a developer/senior developer.
[ February 22, 2008: Message edited by: chris zielinski ]
 
Theodore Casser
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I wish on some level that I could say that I'm only tasked as an architect. I'm my company's jack-of-all-trades, doing everything from system architecture through the raw coding of applications. I think I actually prefer it, since it keeps me realistic at times as to what goes in to both sides of the equation, designing the system and then implementing it, and it forces me to stay current with everything.

Course, at the moment, I'm mostly doing .NET/C#...
 
Hong Anderson
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I'm a developer.

Theodore, do you have interest in MCA program?
 
Hafizur Rahman
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My experience is somewhat similar to Theodore Casser.

However, after passing SCEA 5, I felt that in order to handle real architectural issues (both functional and non-functional requirements) for enterprise applications, one needs to be a System Administrator as well to monitor and manage system health.

Another issue is architect should possess good communication skills, otherwise the effort may be less effective.

Is there any advice from more experienced architects to junior ones?
 
Morten Franorge
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I have two years experience as a JEE developer, and 2 years of JEE architecture experience. Currently working as a JEE architect. Most of my work is concentrated around the design and development of re-usable components based on the Spring Framework to be used in a JEE environment.
 
Cleuton Sampaio
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Hi,

I have passed in the first SCEA exam in 2006. Now I have SCEA 5 beta.

I have been working as an architect for 4 years, working with international teams.

I do not agree with the traditional architect role, as stated by RUP. In fact, I think that an architect is the ultimate technical leader of the project and should be the "guardian" of the requirements traceability matrix and the code quality.

I am also responsible for profiling the code and architectural compliancy inspection.

In my vision, an architect must be a java black belt, even though he(or she) does not construct code, must be able to create proof-of-concepts to mitigate the technical risks.
 
Hong Anderson
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Originally posted by Cleuton Sampaio:

In my vision, an architect must be a java black belt, even though he(or she) does not construct code, must be able to create proof-of-concepts to mitigate the technical risks.

Agreed. Otherwise, an architect may lead a team to a wrong direction .
 
James J Zhang
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I have overall 13 years of work experience but 11 years as IT professional.

The first two years I was an accountant and manager for a bank in China.
My roles chaged a lot later. Such as PC assistant, AIX and Unix adminstractor, Informix and Oracle DBA, Delphi and C++ developer, PHP and ASP web page designer.

Started my java Journey in 1999. At that moment I created applets for PHP pages. In 2001 I turned to use JSP and servlet rather than LAMP. I took the SCJP exam in 2001 mainly used it for preparing my immigration to Canada. Because I have a BA degree in finance but I claimes I am a programmer. Two years later, I passed SCEA. That helped me to get hired as software architect by Teradata Canada. I am early player of JPA and JSF. Used to be good in JSF component design. I lowered my title to be principal engineer when I got into Oracle last year. I think I am developer more than else right now.
 
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I'm doing consulting, focussing on J2EE architecture and design, doing plenty of mentoring, and a bit of development.

-Cameron McKenzie
 
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