RPG Developer/iSeries Specialist

Wrocław with International short-term assignment

The Opportunity

Are you looking for a role that best utilities your existing RPG / iSeries expertise and experience?

Do you want to work for a company that has been consistently voted in the top three in the Great Place to Work surveys?

Are you interested in playing a key role in systems modernisation for a globally strategic client?

Are you attracted by working with a client that has many globally recognised iconic brands where their values of innovation, involvement, integrity and independence are fundamental?

Do you want a long-term role where your contributions and actions can make a real and direct difference to the ongoing growth and success of our clients?

Are you motivated by broadening your skills and experience both within the iSeries environment and the Microsoft Cloud?

If you have answered yes to most, if not all, of the above, please read on, we have an exciting opportunity which we would like you to consider.

Our Client

Our client, Edrington makes some of the world’s best and best-loved Scotch whiskies, including The Macallan, The Famous Grouse, Cutty Sark and Highland Park. The portfolio is complemented by Brugal, the leading rum in the Caribbean.

Edrington is based in Scotland and owned by its employees and a charitable trust, The Robertson Trust. The company has interests in the Dominican Republic, the US and many countries in Europe, Asia and Africa. Edrington employees work in distilling, blending, and bottling, as well as brand management, sales, finance and other professional functions.

The international market for premium spirits is thriving and Edrington is committed to developing our brands in high growth markets around the world.

Objectivity has a proven delivery track record for Edrington built over the past 3 years of constructively working together. This is illustrated by successful delivery and ongoing support for Edrington of many systems including cask production, bottling production monitoring, modernisation of the barcoding system, manning board, etc.

In partnership with Edrington, Objectivity is currently undertaking a significant iSeries application modernisation programme as a pre-cursor to extend and future-proof both the existing business critical application and the ongoing development and maintenance of its core stock system. With new technology and business requirements, there is a 12-month roadmap to take initial key steps, with future work to enable ongoing system improvement and enhancement.


days of paid holiday per year, regardless of your position

The role:

to provide Application Development and Maintenance Support for critical business systems such as bulk stocks management, handling all aspects of the tracking of all stock from initial distillation, through transportation, to long-term storage and bottling;

having the ability to analyse RPG code and maintain existing applications plus the design and development of new options and facilities;

to work within a hybrid team of experienced RPG, Java and .NET developers initially onsite with the Client in Glasgow, Scotland and thereafter in Wroclaw, Poland;

applying and establishing best-practices for software delivery, to design and implement an automated delivery process, supported by automated testing, allowing us to release enhancements with confidence on a frequent and timely basis;

with an initial focus on systems modernisation, to become part of an agile DevOps team charged with the enhancement and maintenance of business-critical systems written in RPG, RPGLE, RPG Free Form, and embedded SQL on IBM i (iSeries/ AS/400);

exciting cross-team working with both technology and business representatives;

to ensure high code quality and constantly improving applications to make them open for future extensions and integrations with components built in alternative programming languages like C#, Java and PHP;

taking forwards an application which has run successfully for decades and continuing its successful operation to assure bulk stock management on a daily, operational basis.

Key result areas and typical tasks:

Reliability - technical changes are progressed professionally, on time to a high standard

Flexibility - the ability to adapt to changing and evolving business and technology needs.

Ensuring full and appropriate testing procedures are followed to assure system and service quality

Relationships - are established, maintained and positive, resulting in tangible trust and confidence.

Working with users to identify, analyse, specify and progress business change

The DevOps team will be responsible for both Development and Operational support activities.

You are the one, if you have:

at least 5 years of IT professional experience including minimum of 3 years’ experience with the design and development of AS400/iSeries applications;

at least 2 years of experience in Project life cycle activities on development and maintenance projects, ability to work in team in diverse multiple stakeholder environment;

excellent analytical and troubleshooting skills;

experience in automated testing is desirable;

good verbal & written communication skills for documentation & meetings when working with users.

at least 3 years of experience in AS400/iSeries Production support projects Troubleshooting Debugging and handling high priority incidents;

proven programming experience in ILE RPG, Free Form ILE RPG, CL, IBM i DB2 and SQL;

experience of modernising RPG applications using tools like ARCAD and x-Analysis is desirable;

having the existing skills or willingness to augment your RPG skills with one or more object oriented programming languages (Java, C#,) or web development (HTML, CSS, JavaScript);

We are well prepared to welcome you on board:

we offer a competitive salary commensurate with experience and a comprehensive benefits package;

we can offer a career progression in line with your aspirations and goals, roles with technical specialism such a Technical Architecture or managerial responsibility with Team or Function Leadership;

an attractive relocation package for candidates from outside of Lower Silesia.

our experts will induct and mentor you into working for us, they will guide and assist you in the style and culture of our company and how to get things done without huge formal efforts;

personal development and knowledge sharing are fundamental to our success, we encourage participation at conferences and local working groups, we promote knowledge sharing with lightning talks and ‘golden cards’ which is the time reserved for your personal development,

To find out more

Check out our Guilds and Tribes structure which helps us to avoid being a corporation.

Internally we all share the passion and attitudes toward development that is why our developers have own Manifesto.

We deeply care about knowledge exchange and for that reason we organize WROC# conference.

This is how your recruitment process will look


Analysis of the application

We read through every single CV we are sent. A positive outcome here will mean you are invited for an interview.


The interview

You’ll have the chance to meet specialists from our HR Department, as well as from the Technical Department to which you have applied. We want to get to know you and show you a little of the reality of Objectivity.


Recruitment results

If we decide to employ you, we call you with an offer. No matter what the result, we contact everyone with detailed feedback about the recruitment process.