Application Support Developer (RPG)

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About The Role

We are recruiting for an Application Support Developer to join our IT team in central Bristol on a 28 hour per week basis. Working closely with the in-house Architecture Team, Development and IT Operations Team, the successful candidate will be responsible for building and supporting user interfaces and integration services for the modernisation of our I-series (legacy system). In addition, they will be responsible for 2nd and 3rd support for applications that are hosted on the I-series.

The successful candidate will work closely across the IT Team as well as the wider Technology, Data and Strategic Change department to ensure solutions are designed and built to be fit for purpose and that they meet business and operational requirements. As a result, we are looking for applicants who have good verbal and written communication skills and who are able to interact professionally with a diverse group including executives, managers and subject matter experts.

We are looking for candidates that have knowledge of the Solution Delivery Life Cycle (SDLC) and who are able to deliver solutions to the DAS defined SDLC and governance and ensure all project gateways are passed.

It is important that the successful candidate is able to contribute as part of a team to get maximum effectiveness from the IT Department, encouraging team work and demonstrating excellent interpersonal skills both inside and outside of the department.

About You

We are ideally looking for candidates who are technical subject matter experts and who are able to demonstrate the following:

  • Experience in developing on an IBM AS400;
  • Good experience with developing in Free-Format RPG,RPGIV,CLLE,CLP;
  • Experience of using embedded SQL;
  • Experience with Web services;
  • Experience with XML parsing, XSD, SOAP , REST;
  • Understanding of SOA, andbuilding solutions within an SOA environment;
  • Experience of full development cycle;
  • Inquisitorial and problem solving focus to provide exceptional service to all the end users;
  • Perform incidents and service requests in line with service schedule SLA’s;
  • Ensure all Application issues are dealt with in a timely and professional manner and in accordance with published SLA’s;
  • A willingness to provide cover for colleagues in EDI task activities to cover sickness/holidays;
  • An awareness of the key IT and cyber risks; and
  • A thirst for learning and a passion for technology, with an enthusiasm to stay up-to-date with industry trends and advances,

A good understanding of project management good practice and Agile methodologies would be a distinct advantage but is not an essential requirement for this position.

Please note that this is a part time (28 hours) permanent position and we are happy to have discussions around flexible working options.

About The Company
As a market leader in the Legal Expenses Insurance market we have undergone rapid growth in recent years.

Thousands of businesses, motorists and individuals defend or pursue legal action each year safe in the knowledge that DAS are paying their legal bills. We have always been aware that it is the people that really make it happen; the quality of our people defines the quality of the company and the standard of service we offer.

DAS are owned by the ERGO Insurance Group, one of the major insurance groups in Germany and Europe and are dedicated to the development of the best staff in the industry. At DAS, we don’t simply talk about our values they are at the heart of everything we do. They guide us with the way that we work and provide the framework for how we do business. ‘Doing the right thing’ is central to our behaviour – from building  trust, being accountable, putting our customer at the heart of everything that we do which we believe drives performance

We believe it is an exciting time to join DAS. You can expect an organisation that will challenge and develop you to progress your career.  

By giving you every opportunity to develop yourself professionally and personally, we also pride ourselves on having an open, inclusive and high energy culture that encourages a fun working environment and places our customers at the very heart of everything we do.

If you are keen to become part of our exciting future then we would love to hear from you. In addition to the very genuine development opportunities we provide we also offer an extremely generous reward and benefits package.