IBM i (AS400) Development and Support

I am a freelance IT Consultant experienced in many areas of hardware and software installation, support, development, project management and business analysis.

I have worked with many clients ranging in size from SME’s to global corporates, throughout the UK and Europe. My clients have included organisations in the finance, retail, logistics, utilities and manufacturing industries.

I have been responsible for managing an IT department and for managing many projects from initiation to completion.  As a freelance IT professional I have been responsible for marketing my services to clients, contract negotiations, project planning and management to ensure that projects are completed on time, within budget and to the client’s satisfaction.

Whilst carrying out these roles, I have been responsible for:

  • Systems analysis, design, development and support.
  • Managing project teams, suppliers and customers over multiple locations and time zones.
  • Defining and implementing IT strategy.
  • Monitoring of budgets and timescales.
  • Recruitment of permanent and contract staff.
  • Presentations to project teams, current and potential customers.

I have a great deal of experience in software development, EDI and ERP systems and the integration of disparate systems.  I have successfully managed, developed, implemented and supported solutions on a variety of platforms.

Technically, I specialise in IBM i (AS/400) systems hardware. I have extensive knowledge of the IBM i, especially in the area of application development using all versions of RPG, CL and SQL.

I have installed and upgraded a number of IBM AS/400 and Windows servers and associated networks together with software such as databases, office applications, web and mail servers.  I have also been responsible for the support of these systems including job scheduling, networking, backups, hardware, software and operating system upgrades and problem resolution.

I provide both on-site and off-site services to clients on either a consultancy or contract basis.  Most of my work is carried out from my home office location and I travel extensively throughout the UK and Europe to visit clients as and when needed.

If you would like more details about the type of services I can offer, please contact me