Job ad

Couldn’t help laughing at this job ad for a “WebSphere ESB Developer”. On closer inspection said developer needs “proven experience of WebSphere Message Broker V6” i.e. the “Advanced Enterprise Service Bus”!

7 Responses to “Job ad”

  1. Neil says:


    I am afraid that you are going to have to explain the humour in the ad. To non computer geeks it just seems like a perfectly normal incomprehenisble computer ad.


  2. Dave says:

    If you don’t understand – you’re not going to find it funny when you do!

  3. Joao says:

    Things like “IBM WebSphere Message Broker V6.0 delivers an advanced enterprise service bus” makes people mix MB and ESB

  4. Dave says:

    Phew – I’m glad someone understood…

  5. Joao says:

    I’m not sure if I understood the joke 🙂 . Sometimes I see people discussing ESB, Advanced ESB and MB, and saying “I want an Advanced ESB but I don’t want MB”

  6. Dave says:

    Oh! 🙁 Well, here goes then… So, the Enterprise Service Bus is, as IBM has said all along, an architectural pattern and we have a number of products that can be used to implement an ESB. One of these is called “WebSphere ESB” but there is another very different product, also in the WebSphere brand, called WebSphere Message Broker. The advert was therefore confusing these two products. See – told you it wouldn’t be funny!

    @Joao – as you say, the use of the terminology “Advanced ESB” is confusing and I believe marketing no longer uses this. The two products have different capabilities and appeal to those with different backgrounds and skill sets. That doesn’t make one more or less advanced than the other.

  7. Alasdair says:

    Not to mention the Salary.

    “80,000 to 80,000 Daily”

    I wouldn’t mind a 3 month contract at £80,000 a day, even at 80,000p (or £800) a day it would be worth leaving IBM for that kind of money.