RPG Software Engineer

IBM i RPG Software Engineer

Innovative Agent of Technology

Are you a RPG programmer or an IBM i programmer comfortable working in a fast-paced and inventive environment?

At FTD we continually evolve the business--hyper-focused on customer experience--including our internal customers! We have and are advancing a culture where solutions from the technology group will help transform our business through -meaningful solutions, innovative technologies and business-impacting projects. We are investing in technology and building a culture of fun, exciting transformational change!

We are seeking an innovative agent of technology: a creative problem solving software engineer comfortable with the needs of evolving technology. This is a highly challenging and an intriguing opportunity for those that thrive in a transformational environment. We will be working to rationalize, standardize and advance our back-office systems--a "new" IT department poised to grow!

What You Will Contribute:

  • Deliver quality work on time, translates planning into action by following established procedures or methodologies, appropriately communicates and resolves or escalates any problems that arise.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to increasing knowledge and skills in current IBM i technical areas.
  • Must be detail oriented with excellent communication skills, a critical thinker, team player and a quick learner.
  • Participate in the analysis, design, development, implementation and support of FTD's internal software applications.
  • Contribute to the efficiency of the team's development process.
  • Other responsibilities may be assigned based upon business need.

What we offer:

  • An environment of positive change--where you can truly make a difference
  • Lines of business and a technology organization ready to embrace your role and the business value it brings
  • A "flat" organization where you will spend time with business leaders, managers, developers, and even executive leadership. You are empowered not just to consolidate ideas, but offer them and stimulate an environment where no idea is bad.
  • Career opportunities! Those that have positive impact, with a positive approach, have a very bright future as we change, grow, expand and explore new and exciting experiences for our global customer base.
  • A business that helps change people's lives 1000's of times every day across the world. We sell "emotions" in the form of fresh flowers, personalized gifts and delicious gourmet foods.
  • A cool location located in Downers Grove near several suburbs with old town charm within striking distance of Chicago.
  • Good pay with good benefits--and a culture that will reward superior performance.
  • The ability and opportunity to learn and grow.

What we seek:

  • 2+ years of IBM i programming experience (any combination of real world and/or college).
  • Programming knowledge required in the following one of the following areas: RPG3, RPGIV, RPGLE, ILE RPG, RPG Free, or SQLRPGLE, CLP, and CLLE.
  • Knowledge of in these additional areas is a plus: CLP, CLLE, DDS, RLU, SEU, DB2 and SQL.
  • Knowledge of ILE concepts including modules, service programs, and binding directories.
  • DB2 Structured Query Language (SQL) usage including but not limited to: SQL joins (inner and left), selects, inserts, updates and deletes.
  • Experience with embedded SQL in RPGLE programs is a plus.
  • Experience with debugging applications and programs on a IBM i system. In addition, able to analyze and determine program logic flow.

Some of the following knowledge areas are nice to have:

  • Experience dealing with SOX (Sarbanes Oxley) compliant application unit test scripts and performing quality assurance testing.
  • JDE World software and data files.
  • XML and XML Schemas including Web Services.
  • Knowledge or exposure to web based technologies including: JavaScript, HTML, CSS, PHP, or other open source tools.
  • Experience with development tools such as Eclipse, RDi, RDp, WDSC or other GUI based source editing software.
  • Exposure to source control tools such as MKS Implementer, Turnover, Arcad, BitBucket, Git, GitHub, Subversion or other source control software used in a development environment.

Come join our team and be part of an exciting transformation! While you are part of the office of technology, you will have a broader impact on the overall growth of the business.

Come give FTD a look! This position will be based in Downers Grove, IL. We are an incredibly open and welcoming company--come join our family!


See Inside the Office of FTD Companies

FTD Companies, Inc., is a premier floral and gifting company. Through its diversified family of brands, FTD provides floral and gift products to consumers primarily in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the Republic of Ireland. The company’s portfolio of brands in the U.S. and Canada includes: FTD, ProFlowers, Shari's Berries, Personal Creations, Cherry Moon Farms, Sincerely, and Gifts.com. FTD’s mission to delight and inspire customers is the foundation of the business today.


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