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IONA Technologies is an independent Irish software firm which develops and markets the Orbix range of object-oriented software products. The company is expanding rapidly and requires new staff to fill a number of positions in Engineering, Business Development, Professional Services, Operations and Sales at our world-wide headquarters in the centre of Dublin.

IONA's Orbix is already established as the market leading implementation of the Object Management Group's CORBA standard. Orbix enables corporate software developers to integrate and internetwork applications written in different languages, on incompatible operating systems and over a range of network topologies. IONA has offices in Dublin, Boston, MA. and Perth, Western Australia, supporting more than 7000 users around the globe.

IONA's key resource is its people. Each member of the IONA team, from development through consultancy, to sales, marketing and shipping, plays a vital role in the continued success of the company. We invite keen, articulate, enthusiastic and above all, genuine team-players to apply for the jobs advertised below."

Realtime Product Marketing Ref: BD01

Product marketing requires a combination of technical and marketing skills. The primary objective of this important role is to maximise the presence of Orbix in the realtime and embedded systems marketplace. Candidates should have a sound technical background, with at least three years' UNIX or realtime experience. Ideally, the candidate should also have considerable business or marketing experience, excellent negotiating and communications skills and a well of energy and initiative.

EU Projects Representative Ref BD02

IONA requires a graduate with a good academic background with proven experience in managing funded projects such as ESPRIT or ACTS. The EU Projects Representative will co-ordinate and run a number of European and international projects, liaising closely with other project representatives in conjunction with IONA's Engineering and Professional Services divisions. Candidates should have sound technical experience, preferably in the area of object technology, and good communication skills.

OMG Representative Ref BD03

An experienced individual is required to co-ordinate IONA's strategic relationship with the Object Management Group (OMG), an organisation that provides standards for object-based software in distributed heterogeneous environments. The OMG Representative keeps IONA up-to-date with OMG initiatives and steers IONA proposals and interests within the organisation. The successful candidate will have an in depth understanding of object and enterprise computing technologies, and the ability to carry out complex negotiations on behalf of the company.

Strategic Alliances Representative Ref: BD04

In this important role the candidate will negotiate and manage relationships between IONA and its partners. The candidate will also work with the IONA sales organisation to enhance key customer relationships. To fill this role we are looking for a graduate with a good academic background and an understanding of object technology. The successful candidate will be organised and articulate, and possess excellent communications and negotiating skills.

C++ Engineers Ref: EN01

IONA has openings for experienced C++ engineers and consultants to work at our Dublin offices or with our customers in the US, Europe and elsewhere. IONA's continuing challenge is to produce and support its products and to add innovative features. Equally, IONA's customers must be supported by both on-site consultants and Dublin-based experts in distributed systems, databases, telecommunications, finance and manufacturing. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to work with different technologies, developing new products and moving between exciting project teams.

Technical Writer Ref EN02

IONA's Engineering tean has vacancies for engineers having excellent communication skills who can liaise with development engineers in order to understand and present highly technical products to an engineering audience. Successful candidates will have an excellent knowledge of C++ and object-oriented technology as well as having very good writing skills.

Purchasing Officer Ref: FN01

As a rapidly expanding company, IONA seeks an experienced purchasing officer with excellent negotiating skills. The position involves dealing with all departments of the company and at all levels to co-ordinate purchasing, and reports to the corporate controller. In turn, the successful candidate will be responsible for dealing with all IONA suppliers, negotiating prices and managing deliveries. Applicants for this position should have between 3 and 5 years experience, a recognised qualification in purchases or materials management and have experience of working in a computerised environment.

Sales Representatives Ref: SL01

IONA's dynamic sales team is looking for new recruits. Candidates with a strong technical background, and an ability to grasp the overall picture, are preferred. An outgoing personality and excellent communication skills are required as candidates will be expected to give customer presentations, deal with complex issues over the telephone and travel where necessary to close deals. Initiative and self-motivation are considered desirable qualities in applicants. Candidates should also be ambitious, articulate, and capable of negotiating complex strategic sales with long lead times. Packages will include a basic salary and a generous commission.

Pre-sales Engineers Ref: SL02

IONA seeks pre-sales engineers to provide essential support early in the sales cycle. Applicants should have C++ and object technology experience, and be willing to work closely with our customers. Good presentation, technical writing and communication skills are a must, with the successful candidate having to travel internationally on a regular basis.

If you match our requirements and wish to progress your career by joining Ireland's fastest growing software firm please send your CV and covering letter in confidence to the Dublin address below. Please indicate the position you wish to apply for using the placement reference
headquarters:

IONA Technologies Ltd.,
8-10 Lower Pembroke St.,
Dublin 2, Ireland.
tel: +353-1-6625255,
fax: +353-1-6625244

Email: appointments@iona.com

Resumes for Boston vacancies should be sent to:

IONA Technologies Inc.,
201 Broadway, Floor 3,
Cambridge MA., 02139-1955.
tel: 617 679 0900,
fax: 617 679 0910.

Email: appointments@iona.com

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