Yes. I’m leaving IBM UK.
To join IBM in Ireland 😉
I’m taking up a Development Lead role working on Lotus Connections. Due to the way that IBM is structured, moving from one country to another means resigning from the UK company to join another IBM company, which is a bit bizarre, but no big deal. Needless to say my management have been involved in this process from the beginning and it is really not much different from an internal job move. That is apart from the change of salary currency, pension, benefits… 😉
Whilst I’ll be sad to leave Hursley and the WebSphere family, I am very excited about joining the WPLC part of IBM Software Group, and super-duper excited to be working on a product which really ties in with my growing interest in all things around web 2.0 / social networking. Middleware is great stuff to work on, but I’m looking forward to getting a bit closer to the end-user.
Technically, I’m still awaiting the paperwork from the Dublin side to arrive, but my manager has assured me the resignation can be withdrawn should it need to be. All things being well however Lana and I will be over in Dublin from the start of June to begin a new chapter in our personal and work lives, and I can’t wait!