Midrange Development Manager in Birmingham, AL at Books-A-Million, Inc.

Date Posted: 1/19/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description

We are looking for a hands-on Midrange (IBM system i / AS400) Development Manager.   The Manager will be responsible for a team of developers overseeing the design, development, and delivery of application solutions and the overall maintenance of multiple ERPs for the organization.  The Manager will provide guidance and oversight in ensuring that all solutions are built based on evolving technologies and business needs, in enhancing SDLC procedures and in ensuring developer compliance with all IT and SDLC policies and procedures. 

This position requires extensive knowledge of IBM midrange development languages, such as RPG, SQL, and PHP.  Experience in retail and/or wholesale industries, including supply chain management, is highly preferred. 

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Manage and prioritize System i development requests (including all strategic and tactical initiatives, as well as “bug” fixes and day-to-day support)
  • Perform architectural and design reviews
  • Perform code reviews and test reviews
  • Review production rollout plans ensuring appropriate business communication
  • Coordinate vendor resources as appropriate
  • Coordinate external resources (off-shore, near-shore development teams) as appropriate
  • Serve as functional and technical expert for supported custom applications and multiple ERPs
  • Manage enterprise EDI program
  • Document changes and ensure that SDLC processes are followed
  • Assist with System i production support, as necessary
  • Other duties as assigned


Job Requirements

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university with focus in Information Systems or related field, or equivalent combination of work experience
  • 5+ years of RPG Programming experience
  • 2+ years of managing software developers

Preferred Skills

  • RPG (II, IV, ILE, Free) and CL on System i (AS400)
  • PHP on System i (AS400)
  • Retail experience is highly preferred
  • Experience with ERP software (JDA MMS, Infor Lawson, Infor Aplus preferred)

Physical and Environmental Requirements

  • Must be able to sit at a computer or desk for extended periods of time.
  • Must be able to use hands/arms to operate keyboard, telephone and for repetitive motion activities.
  • Must be able to lift objects up to 25 lbs. with or without assistance.
  • Must be able to communicate using speech, sight, and sound with or without assistive device.
  • Must be able to stand, walk, stoop or crouch while performing daily activities of the job.
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