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25 August 2017


 August 25, 2017

Aavalar Consulting is a trusted partner that enables technology leaders to connect with and deploy in-demand, skilled IT, Engineering and Accounting professionals at client sites across the Mid-Atlantic region. Since 1999, Aavalar Consulting has built an award-winning reputation with over one hundred of the most innovative Fortune 500 and mid-market companies to deliver substantial value through a broad set of technology consulting and IT staffing services that include: IT Staff Augmentation, Interim Technology Executives, and IT Search and Recruitment.

Aavalar is partnering with a fast growing company in need of at least two experienced Progress Developers (one Senior and one mid-level) who will initially work on an ERP implementation.  The right candidates will need a complete understanding of full life-cycle development and be able to communicate well with the business division.  Experience with WebSpeed, OpenEdge, SQL, Dynamics AX, and .NET development would be very useful but not essential for these roles.  Sound like you?  Send your resume.  We are prescreening now.

Consultant Title: Progress Developer

Work Location: Harrisburg area

Is Telecommuting possible?

Our client does have a telecommuting policy, but details would need to be worked out with the manager.  As with all telecommuting situations, it becomes much easier once there is s level of trust between a successful candidate and the client’s management.

Work environment:

Close-knit group of folks that work independently and as a team.  Employees are caring individuals that participate in charity work for those in need and for the environment.  This individual will need to come in and get to work with a sense of urgency

Reporting to:  Director of Enterprise Systems

Why is there a need to fill these roles?

Our client is in the middle of an ERP implementation and there are increasing business requests related to Progress applications that tie into the ERP.

Start date of the contract: ASAP

Scope: We are considering consultants, contract to hire candidates as well as candidates who are considering only direct full time employment


The person in this role will be involved with both the technology and business sides of projects and enhancements.  He or she will develop the software using the Progress language, unit test the design, then define and communicate these projects to the business personnel.  The candidate will also be responsible for writing software specifications, troubleshooting, and supporting the legacy systems.

Required Skills / Experience:

  • Bachelor’s or equivalent degree in computer science
  • Solid Progress development experience
  • Progress 4GL
  • Knowledge of relational database
  • Ability to design and test software
  • Ability to write specifications
  • Excellent communication skills

Prefered Skills

  • Progress WebSpeed
  • Progress OpenEdge
  • Dynamics AX experience
  • SQL Development experience
  • Some .NET development experience
  • Familiarity with Java development
  • Experience with distribution
  • EDI Experience
  • Warehousing experience

Dress Code:  Business Casual

Work hours and schedule: 40 hours per week; overtime as required


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