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IBMi Software Engineer

Posted on Jun 12, 2023 Full time R18517
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At Polaris Inc., we have fun doing what we love by driving change and innovation. We empower employees to take on challenging assignments and roles with an elevated level of responsibility in our agile working environment. Our people make us who we are, and we create incredible products and experiences that empower us to THINK OUTSIDE.

The IBMi Software Engineer will work on projects related to the creation, modification and support of ERP and MES Applications. At Polaris, these applications use Infor-XA/MAPICS, along with IBMi customization.

As a Software Engineer, you will develop quality software solutions, perform system testing and code reviews.  Additionally, this individual will significantly contribute to the technical excellence roadmap and must demonstrate passion for strengthening and enhancing business results through software solutions. 

Systems Design, Development, Validation, and Implementation

  • Support the Product Lifecycle Management’s functionalities in Infor XA and other custom applications.
  • Support testing activities and provide guidance on configuration and coding when needed.
  • Write test scenarios, perform system testing and support user acceptance testing.
  • Collaborate with other software engineers and product owners to get the design reviewed.
  • Support creation of acceptance criteria, perform system testing and lead user acceptance testing cycles
  • Perform code reviews
  • Provide primary support of Polaris’ code management system.
  • Execute implementation tasks and ensure successful go-live
  • Ensures compliance with SOX
  • Ensure development of knowledge management artifacts.

System and User Support

  • Provides day-to-day application support to business users
  • Troubleshoots production problems and works to fix issues (RCA)
  • Understands technology and systems infrastructure
  • Document and trains users on system processes and changes
  • Performs other duties as assigned that support overall objective of the position
  • Value and embrace teamwork and collaboration and be responsible for successful completion of tasks

Technical Leadership

  • Executes to the technical vision for respective area.
  • Champions technical innovations and leads peers through adoption and use.
  • Support in creation of roadmap for strategy, processes, information, and information technology assets to ensure that technologies and business objectives are in alignment
  • Supports training for employees through working relationships, sharing knowledge and building networks across the company. Coaches and mentors teammates.
  • Provides technical leadership to new business pursuits, within product, through creation and delivery of product briefings and generating and reviewing proposals


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science/Software Design, Computer Information Systems or equivalent
  • 7+ years of experience developing solutions for the IBMi platform for Custom applications and Infor XA/MAPICS – ERP systems is required
  • Proficiency in software development using RPGLE Language using the Free syntax with extensive embedded SQL.
  • Ability to test, diagnose and fix Infor-XA, customization/enhancement issues
  • Successful leadership experience of technical staff (direct or indirect), with the ability to lead a team and mentor other technical staff
  • Strong knowledge in DB2 SQL and queries, Tables, indexes and more.
  • Hands on experience in XML and JSON is preferred.
  • Knowledge in change management tools like Aldon or MDCMS is preferred.
  • Experience in tools like Powerlink, system link is required.
  • Strong understanding of internal and external technical concepts and best practices- ability to connect dots and drive best practice
  • Proven experience in driving technical innovation- methodology, tools, software
  • Experience in building technical strategy within technology stack- optimizing performance and adoption
  • Thrives in a fast-paced, global environment with multiple project assignments
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks while under pressure
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision
  • Excellent analytical and creative problem-solving skills
  • Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Possesses strong organizational skills
  • Strong customer service orientation

Strongly Preferred

  • Experienced with  Infor XA products like ION, etc.
  • Experience with Product Lifecycle Management strongly preferred, specifically Bills of Material 
  • Understanding of Azure PUB/SUB interface
  • Functional knowledge of engineering concepts and principles

We are an ambitious, resourceful, and driven workforce, which empowers us to THINK OUTSIDE.  Apply today!

About Polaris

As the global leader in powersports, Polaris Inc. (NYSE: PII) pioneers product breakthroughs and enriching experiences and services that have invited people to discover the joy of being outdoors since our founding in 1954. Polaris' high-quality product line-up includes the Polaris RANGER®, RZR® and Polaris GENERAL™ side-by-side off-road vehicles; Sportsman® all-terrain off-road vehicles; military and commercial off-road vehicles; snowmobiles; Indian Motorcycle® mid-size and heavyweight motorcycles; Slingshot® moto-roadsters; Aixam quadricycles; Goupil electric vehicles; and pontoon and deck boats, including industry-leading Bennington pontoons. Polaris enhances the riding experience with a robust portfolio of parts, garments, and accessories. Proudly headquartered in Minnesota, Polaris serves more than 100 countries across the globe.  

EEO Statement

Polaris is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will make all employment-related decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, familial status, status with regard to public assistance, membership or activity in a local commission, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law.