IBM i Developer

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Job Title: IBM i Developer 
Location: Tampa, FL OR Reading, PA
Job-Type: Direct Hire

Position Overview:
As a Software Engineer, you will participate in all aspects of the Software Development lifecycle by supporting proprietary Fuel and Billing applications including Fuel Purchasing and reconciliation, Fuel Cost maintenance, Fuel card support, Lease, Maintenance, and Fuel billing systems. You will troubleshoot issues as they occur while also developing new software modules across multiple small to medium projects concurrently. You will have an opportunity to lead the design of certain software components and suggest new products, applications, and features based on industry and technological trends and advances. You will also consult with process owners in reviewing, interpreting and developing systems in accordance with user requirements. You will be responsible to work with business and develop Fuel modernization roadmap.  You will be working with a diverse team and mentoring junior software engineers. 
Ideal candidates will have development experience in the following areas:
• Strong experience in IBM I programming (RPG, CL, ILE, SQL)
• SQL -Experience in writing optimized complex SQL statements in DB2
• Experience with Agile methodology and usage of Jira board with daily standups
• Strong negotiation skills and experience in working with internal customers and external vendors.
• Understanding of Web Services/Restful API, SOA, XML/JSON.
• Full System Development Lifecycle experience
• Hybrid working model – 2 to 3 days in office.
• Oncall support during critical system failures.
• Critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

• Be the primary contact and lead support associate for multiple applications.                   
• Play a critical role in supporting the application lifecycle (design, development, test, release, and support) based on detailed requirements and guidance from senior engineers/leads.
• Collaborate with technical/business leaders and product owners to acquire and understand requirements/acceptance criteria.
• Develop, maintain, test, analyze performance, troubleshoot/fix applications and applicable code
• Support mission-critical applications and assist in the resolution of customer issues.
• Design backend database schemas.
• Produce deliverables with clean, well-documented, and easily maintainable code that adheres to defined coding standards.
• Write unit / UI tests to identify defects and leverage CI/CD for building and deploying code.
• Triage production issues and work with multiple teams to perform problem analysis.            
• Assign and review tasks from junior and offshore software engineers.
• Participate in conducting new hire interviews.
• Influence the discovery and decision-making process when changes to standards and technology are required (tools, conventions, and design patterns)
• Provides support to the business by responding to user questions, concerns, and issues (for example, technical feasibility, and implementation strategies)
• Other projects/tasks as assigned.
• Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science/Computer Engineering or equivalent years of software development experience
• 5-7 years experience in appropriate programming languages dependent on the role(IBM-i)
• Strong  experience  in RPG/400, RPG FREE, ILE, CL, CLLE, DBU, DB2SQL, SQLRPGLE
• IBM I rational, Implementer/MDCMS, Xanalysis, Advance Query Tool, Jira, Confluence
• Must ensure assigned tasks are completed on time to meet sprint velocity.
• Knowledge of appropriate design frameworks and patterns and experience in implementing them in software development.
• Knowledge of industry-wide technology strategies and best practices.
• Experience in relational database design.
• Knowledge and experience of the Agile software development methodology.             
• Ability to research emerging software development frameworks and tools.
• Ability to estimate medium to large-sized projects.
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
• Knowledge of the full software development lifecycle
• Ability to troubleshoot and resolve issues.    
• Regular, predictable, full attendance is an essential function of the job.
• Willingness to travel as necessary, work the required schedule, work at the specific location required, complete employment application, submit to a background investigation (to include past employment, education, and criminal history) and drug screening are required.



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