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Business Analyst-IBM/RPG Application Developer

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Location: Waupaca, Wisconsin, United States
Job ID: 738321WP
Date Posted: Aug 13, 2022
Segment: Metals
Business Unit: Hitachi Metals
Company Name: Waupaca Foundry, Inc.

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Waupaca Foundry, Inc. is North America's leading supplier of iron castings and has a history of innovation with a legacy of product quality. Waupaca Foundry employs approximately 4,400 people company-wide.
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Business Analyst-IBM/RPG Application Developer


Business Analyst - IBM/RPG Application Developer role supports by gathering and documenting requirements, working with leadership and other IT staff to devise solutions, and implement solutions to business requirements, with little guidance from IT management. This professional is responsible for research, analysis, design, configuration, development, full-cycle testing and installation of new software, as well as perform analysis and maintenance of IBMi ERP systems. They often required to work on a strict deadline and must also be excellent time managers.

This person will have the opportunity to work in a dynamic environment where they will be engaged with designing the user experience, implementing solutions and be expected to drive value into the business. They will provide thorough leadership on best practices for programming design, and have a thorough understanding of enterprise application integration of IBMi and third party software. This position requires strong analytical, problem-solving and computer skills, as well as attention to detail.

Application development involves the process, life cycle and creation of the software aimed at helping users complete a computer task or program in the IBMi environment. The person must poses superior technical skills in RPGLE, SQL, CL, ODBC, and IBMi communications.


  • Perform requirements data analysis, data cleansing, assist users to acquire management approval, project management, design, configuration, conversion, implementation, support, documentation, and system interface support on multiple ERP systems.
  • Responsible for maintenance, support and enhancement of IBMi and other third party applications.
  • Lead various project activities to completion. Changes are presented in a project plan which may need to contain information about modifications, updates, errors or maintenance.
  • Conduct interview sessions with end users and management to discover new requirements; define processes, and implement business requirements.
  • Follow best practices and procedures in order to remain J-SOX compliant.
  • Perform project management and coordination of workload tasks for optimum efficiency.
  • Possess strong knowledge and programming skills, build test conditions, test scripts and test cases to test new enhancements to ensure their smooth functioning in order to deliver the desired results.
  • Perform other duties and special projects as required.
  • Responsible for preparing detailed technical specifications and provide support to users on functional specifications.
  • Facilitate the enhancement and implementation of applications to improve business functionality and overall performance complying with established standards, methodologies and best practices as well as strong experience troubleshooting performance, configuration and application issues.
  • High user satisfaction.
  • Work with RPGLE code , legacy RPG code, and CL.
  • Develop applications utilizing interactive programming including the use of sub-files.
  • On-call rotation for off-hour support for IBMi applications.


  • Strong desire to learn a variety of IT disciplines, either through self-study, collaboration with other teams and/or third party services and apply it to business problems and requirements.
  • Technical proficiency, excellent analytical skills for problem solving and organizational skills with attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated project leadership experience: managing multiple projects, objectives, and deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently, as part of a team or in a lead role including chairing project management meetings and leading teams.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communications skills. Ability to communicate and interact effectively with all levels of staff and management, as well as with outside customer/vendors.
  • Show Initiative and displays a positive flexible attitude.
  • Willingness to train and mentor junior staff.
  • Must have strong oral and written communications skills, including good grammar skills.
  • A self-starter with excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills capable of working efficiently and productively with members across different disciplines and locations.
  • Must have ability to work independently to plan & organize.


  • 5+ years of ILE RPG programming with a strong grasp of functions, modules and service
  • Knowledge of OS/400, CL, SQL, sub files, databases and system design.
  • Minimum of ten (10) years of experience in technical analysis, design, development, implementation and documentation (both technical and functional) of projects in IBMi
  • Bachelors' degree in Information Systems, Business Administration, Computer Science or related discipline desired. Equivalent relevant industry experience may be considered.
  • Experience with various 3 rd party software: Microsoft Office applications and others.
  • Working experience in IBMi and third party software integration.
  • Experience in providing in-depth analysis for long term as well as short-term goals that have to be identified according to time restrictions.
  • Sound experience in creating flow charts, logical reasoning, good networking and expertise in writing program instructions, user manuals and project specifications.

If selected for consideration, candidates must successfully complete a selection process that includes interviews, reference check/verification, and a pre-employment drug screen.

Waupaca Foundry offers competitive wages and exceptional benefits, including:

  • Medical, dental, vision
  • Short and long term disability
  • Life insurance
  • 401(k)
  • Employer funded retirement plan
  • Paid vacations/holidays
  • Wellness program
  • Fitness membership
  • Employee assistance program (EAP)
  • Employer supported career development, including tuition reimbursement

Waupaca Foundry is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.
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