RPG Programmer

Full Time

RPG Programmer




Salary Negotiable Depending on Experience

Our Swindon based logistics clients is currently recruiting for an RPG Programmer to join their IT team.

Purpose of the role

To program the Company computer systems to ensure all current and future requirements are met, supporting all objectives and targets set by the company, and completing projects within agreed timescales (both within the UK & overseas).

To ensure that both internal and external customer requirements are understood and fed back to the organisation, escalating any issues which arise to the senior management team.

To utilise good people skills to allow for beneficial interaction between team members, external suppliers and customers.

Main Responsibilities & Duties will include, but is not exhaustive (without prejudice):

* To develop and program the Company Warehouse Management System (WMS) and other computer programs

* To assist in the development of future requirements, including but not exhaustive, the planning, project management and implementation of projects.

* To provide technical support to both internal and external customers.

* To provide development and programming support to external suppliers as required by the Company, ensuring customer requirements are met.

* To provide support on data collection by use of SQL or other system tools.

* To provide support on back up activity of the IBM Power 7 (AS400) system.

* To provide support and advice on IBM Power 7 administration.

* To provide support and advice on operating performance.

* To provide support and advice on all aspects of system administration (including maintenance of the system).

* To provide support and advice on system usage and monitor system performance.

* To provide support and advice on Company ICT requirements when and where required.

* To carry out daily maintenance tasks as required.

* To carry out daily system back up activities.

* To undertake programming in line with Company requirements.

* To conduct investigations in to problems/issues which arise in relation to programming and system operation.

* To conduct testing of programs to ensure correct operation of the system.

Skills & Experience


Knowledge & Experience

GCSE level or equivalent

At least 5 years experience in RPG programming (RPG/ILE, CLP, DDS)

Sound knowledge & experience of using AS400 (iSeries)

Sound knowledge & experience of SQL and other data extraction tools

Proven experience of implementing new systems

Ability to understand and maintain/enhance existing systems


RPG Certification

Experience of programming for a warehouse or similar environment

Familiar with IBM Power 7 (iSeries) technologies/Systems

Experience of programming for Scanners and Barcodes

GUI experience, including conversion from “green screen” to GUI

Web-based iSeries connection/access

Knowledge and experience of Journal backup and recovery


Excellent English verbal & written communication skills

Ability to translate operational request into WMS operating methods

Demonstrable positive and proactive approach to problem solving

Competent in developing new RPG programs

Ability to communicate at all levels with both internal and external customers and maintain effective working relationships


Creative outlook with a positive attitude to problem solving

Attention to detail

Ability to work with the minimum of information

Committed and enthusiastic approach

Ability to remain calm and consistent when under pressure

Flexibility to meet the requirements of the business (out of core working hours)

Welcomes and encourages change

Innovative and Inventive


* Competitive Salary

* Pension

* Life Assurance

* Christmas Bonus

* 24 days annual leave +bank holidays, rising to 30 days for years of service

* Free parking

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