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Estes Express Lines RPG Applications Developer III - IT Development in Richmond, Virginia


Posting Title:

RPG Applications Developer III - IT Development

Estes Facility:

Corporate Headquarters

Job Summary:

The Developer provides system analysis, design, and development of RPG/Free and SQLRPGLE programs in an IBM iSeries environment utilizing DB2 databases. The Developer will adhere to Estes’ best practices, standards, measures, and metrics for the Solutions Delivery Department. This position will apply proven analytical and problem-solving skills to construct loosely coupled applications, utilizing a service-oriented architecture.

  • Analyze designs, develop, implement, document and maintain application systems, working on highly complex work tasks or project assignments.

  • Manage tasks, establish timeliness and prioritize work designs, develop to specifications and maintain application code in accordance with the current architecture, development and project management methodologies and practices.

  • Consult with Quality Assurance and the business analysts in the development and execution of test plans.

  • Participate in regular team meetings Work alone or along-side other team members to complete development of the design

  • Accountable for creation of applicable SDLC artifacts

  • Ensure a quality product is delivered through sufficient unit/integration testing and or system testing in coordination with the Quality Assurance team

  • Ensure written unit test cases are produced

  • Ensure written unit test results are captured

  • Ensure all objects are deployed to the test environments

  • Escalate concerns/risks to the Team Lead to collaborate on mitigation and communication strategy

  • Regular attendance is required

  • This is not an all-inclusive list of job requirements and/or duties and may not contain all capabilities necessary to perform the job at all times due to circumstances; Operational, safety and other needs may require the employee to perform any and all other duties as assigned; Employees are expected, and must be able to perform all such duties and tasks


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • 5 or more years of programming experience utilizing ILE RPG, to include Free Format, ILE concepts (service programs, procedures, binder language) and Embedded SQL in a business environment.

  • Experience working with relational databases.

  • Experience with iSeries change/release management packages (TurnOver preferred).

  • Vast knowledge of IBM iSeries command line functions and development tools including RDP/WDSC (preferred).

  • Good personal computer and business solutions software skills.

  • Analytical and problem solving skills for design, creation and testing of programs.

  • Ability to work as part of a team and independently.

  • Communication skills to work effectively with team members, support personnel, and clients.

  • Self-Motivated, enthusiastic, and driven to succeed.

  • Strong organization skills to manage multiple timelines and complete tasks quickly within the constraints of timelines and budgets

  • Flexible in times of change and with work schedule during peak periods or high business demands.

  • Familiarity with the Model / View / Controller design pattern preferred

  • Must be able to comply with all company policies, rules, procedures and Code of Conduct

  • Must be able to interact well with others

  • Must be able to work independently, or in a team setting

  • Must be capable of working under tight time constraints in a high volume environment with multiple priorities

  • Must be able to lift approximately 10-15 lbs., or more if required by the essential functions of the job

  • Responds well to questions; Ability to read, interpret and comply with written information and documents such as safety rules, operations / procedure manuals and maintenance instructions with a high comprehension and concentration level to include the ability to meet deadlines

  • Must pass a pre-employment drug screen, random drug and/or alcohol tests, and will be subject to a criminal history background check

  • Must be authorized to work in the United States

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Estes Express Lines

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Information Technology

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