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Applications Programmer/Analyst

Date: Feb 8, 2019

Location: Siloam Springs, AR, US, 72761

Company: Hallmark

DaySpring, a subsidiary of Hallmark Cards, is a leading marketer and distributor of Christian products and gifts. DaySpring products are sold in Christian retail stores, mass market and internet retailers, card and gift stores, and other outlets in the United States and 60 countries worldwide. Through Mary & Martha, DaySpring’s Direct to Sales company, we offer independent consultants an opportunity to build a business, build others and live out their faith. Based in Siloam Springs, Arkansas, DaySpring employs over 260, offers more than 6,000 products, and touches more than one billion people annually. Our vision: “We want to see every person experience and express the life-changing message of God’s love.”



The Solutions Delivery team works at the crossroads of business and systems.  You will directly impact the bottom line of the company by providing solutions through programming in RPG and other languages.  DaySpring has a smaller IT environment and you will have a chance to learn the business and increase your analysis and technical skills as you work in all aspects of delivering effective and efficient solutions to business problems.



We are looking for an energetic, skilled RPG programmer who wants to make a difference. You will be designing, constructing and delivering business applications and system solutions in a fast-paced and fun environment. You'll work with a seasoned team of Business Systems Analysts and Business Application Developers using RPG on the IBM i platforms.  You will have opportunity to learn other environments using VS.Net in a SQL Server/iSeries AS/400 database environment that fully leverages SSIS, SSAS, SSRS reporting, and SharePoint.



  1. Develop, modify and test new or existing programs using RPG and SQL/DB2. This duty is performed 40% of the time.
  2. Work with Business Analysts to analyze and define requirements. This duty is performed 20% of the time.
  3. Be on call to troubleshoot systems. This duty is performed 15% of the time.
  4. Help implement systems and train users, and document the systems developed. This duty is performed 15% of the time.
  5. Help with the systems administration to keep the system performing optimally. This duty is performed 10% of the time.
  6. Perform any other related duties as required or assigned.



To be considered an applicant for this position you must show how you meet the basic qualifications of the job in a resume or document you upload, or by completing the work experience and education application fields. Accepted file types are Microsoft Word (DOC or DOCX), PDF, HTML, or TXT. Individual file size attachment limit is 10 MB.



  1. Bachelor’s degree or 4 or more years of RPG experience
  2. 3 or more years of system administration experience



  • Able to be an effective team member.
  • Able to interact well with people to gather requirements and train on a system.
  • Able to work independently from start to finish.
  • Able to translate requirements into technical specifications.
  • Able to code in RPG / RPGLE / CL / DDS / SQLRPGLE / RPG Free.  Knowledgeable of Service Program architectures.
  • Knowledgeable in Advanced Job Scheduler, iSeries Navigator
  • Able to effectively debug a problem in an unknown system.
  • Skilled in database (SQL syntax, creating stored procedures, data base design, etc.).
  • Skilled in system administration (Job queue, Print queue, BRMS backup and recovery)
  • Familiar with SQL Server
  • Familiar with SharePoint.


In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Hallmark Cards, Inc. and its subsidiary companies will hire only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Hallmark does not generally provide sponsorship for employment. Employment by Hallmark is contingent upon the signing of the Employment Agreement, completing Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification, passing the urinalysis drug screen, education verification and satisfactory reference and background checks.



In addition to competitive salaries (and bonuses to eligible employees), our comprehensive benefits package reflects the values and culture of our company while supporting the needs of our team members.

  • Comprehensive and affordable medical, dental and vision plan
  • Flex Spending for health care
  • Company-paid life and disability insurance
  • Employee Savings Plan - 401(k) with company match
  • Profit Sharing Plan
  • Wellness Reimbursement
  • Paid time off program (PTO) combining vacation, illness and other absence into a generous bank of time and 8 paid holidays
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Adoption assistance program
  • Opportunities to further develop your skills and education
  • Company-sponsored volunteer opportunities plus paid time off for volunteer work
  • Company-paid holidays (8 annually)
  • Tuition assistance


DaySpring is an equal opportunity employer.  Disability/Veteran.  Principals only please.

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