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RPG Developer III at Guild Mortgage Company in San Diego, California

Posted in Information Technology 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Guild Mortgage Company, closing loans and opening doors since 1960. As a mortgage banking firm we are dedicated to serving the home owner/buyer. Our goal is to provide affordable home financing for our customers, utilizing the best terms available while providing a level of professionalism and service unsurpassed in the lending industry.

Position Summary

The RPG Developer III plays an important role in the organization by performing a number of activities related to the company’s Information Technology functions.  The role is primarily responsible, with limited direction, for the design,   maintenance, and implementation of in-house applications created using Websmart, RPG (all levels) and CL/CLLE on an IBMi platform. The RPG Developer III also collaborates with business partners, business analysts, and peers to document business requirements, diagnose problems, and understand requested enhancements, translating findings into technical specifications.

Essential Functions

  • Analyze, design, develop, test and maintain current in-house software applications for our existing systems using a variety of technical platforms and languages including Websmart (PML,HTML,Javascript,jQuery,Bootstrap,CSS), RPG (all versions) and CLLE on an IBM System i platform.

  • Work on large projects, collaborating with users, Business Analysts, and other IT teammates to develop technical specifications that capture the impact of proposed changes on all applications, systems, and databases.

  • Create and use binding directories, binder source, prototypes, prototype interfaces, sub-procedures, stored procedures and service programs.

  • Apply knowledge of data centric architecture, design, programming, and performance to update programs and resolve problems.

  • Apply knowledge and help manage projects using project management, and change management software tools.

  • Work with the Support Desk, Training and our business partners to troubleshoot and resolving application system errors.

  • Identify and pursue new and evolving technologies; evaluate potential impact to the business and provide management with insight and recommendations.

  • Demonstrate a high level of personal commitment and accountability to the business with a focus on quality and customer service.

  • Work in a team environment, and communicate positively with team members, peers, customers, and vendors.

  • Provide time tracking and project feedback data to the Project Management Office and management.

  • Identify, lead, plan and implement department projects that involve process improvements for IT.

  • Act as a subject matter expert to answer questions from less experienced teammates and business partners.

  • Respond to escalated inquiries and problems that cannot be resolved by more junior teammates.

  • Support new hire training, cross train, mentor and work closely with less experienced employees.

  • Participate in the creation of training materials and job aids, as well as documentation for any new rollouts or updates.

  • Work to distribute application knowledge throughout team by completing technical research and analysis and sharing findings and possible solutions with team.

  • Review the output of junior-level teammates, and provide subsequent assessments and recommendations to management.

  • Create templates and models to be used by all of the department for existing and new processes, modules, or coding techniques.

  • Provide analysis and work on special initiatives and projects from the Management.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • High school degree preferred, along with a minimum of five years total “hands-on” RPG programming and development experience working on multiple projects of high complexity, preferably in the financial services or mortgage servicing industries.

  • Expert knowledge and fluency with:

  • All aspects and versions of RPG and CL on the IBMi.

  • Binding directories, binder source, prototypes, sub-procedures, appropriate activation group usage, and service programs

  • DB2 native commands, security and access, SQL, SEQUEL, DDM, data centric architecture, design and performance tuning.

  • Use of embedded SQL, stored procedures, web services, and API’s

  • General knowledge of FTP, SFTP and XML.

  • General knowledge of Websmart, HTML, javascript, CSS, jQuery, and Bootstrap

  • Highly detail-oriented and highly organized; as well as, strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks in a deadline-driven environment; strong sense of urgency and responsiveness.

  • Ability to think critically, including the ability to evaluate facts and data to draw conclusions, determine the downstream impact of decisions and associated risks.

  • Ethical, team player, with a commitment to company values.


  • Strong independent judgment and discretion used in decision-making; uses sound judgment in executing core job responsibilities

  • Resolves issues of high complexity

  • Travel:  0%


Physical: Mobility in an office setting; mobility in an office setting.

Manual Dexterity:  Frequent use of computer keyboard and mouse.

Audio/Visual:  Ability to accurately interpret sounds and associated meanings at a volume consistent with interpersonal conversation. Regularly required to accurately perceive, distinguish and interpret information received visually and through audio; e.g., words, numbers and other data broadcasted aloud/viewed on a screen, as well as print and other media.

Environmental:  Office environment – no substantial exposure to adverse environmental conditions.

Guild offers a pleasant work environment, competitive compensation and excellent benefits package; including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, AD&D, LTD and 401(k) with employer match.

Guild Mortgage Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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