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Oct 22 2008   9:09PM GMT

What is the tempurature outside in IBM i Land?

David Vasta David Vasta Profile: David Vasta

I was answering an email the other day, someone emailed me about helping them find an IBM i job. I have some questions if you guys will answer them:

  1. Is your comapny moving off of or not improving the IBM i they have?
  2. Is your job “stable” as an IBM i Person, Dev or Admin?
  3. If not are you looking for work?
  4. What tools are you using to find them?
  5. Are you willing to move to stay in the IBM i Community

Thanks! Just curious again

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  • Vitor Pereira
    David, I think there are no i jobs anymore. Admins and developers picked up different skills along the road and are not just doing i work. Having said that here are my answers to your questions: 1 No. I even got a dedicated development machine a while ago. 2 I started as an i dev but picked up many different skills since, wouldn't survive otherwise. 3 I am, but it has nothing to do with i 4 Linkedin 5 Yes, for any job.
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  • Lovemyi
    David, our company is stable on the System i platform - currently converting sites to EnterpriseOne running on System i which will shut down our legacy System I LPARs on an older Systemi. My job is very stable as the Admin/ Manager of the AS/400 Systems. Not looking for a new gig at the present becasue there is too much work looking after 21 LPARs on 5 different machines. Mostly check Dice and Monster from time to time just to keep abreast of the market conditions. I live in the IBM i belt between Milwaukee and Chicago so I will not have to move to stay in the IBM i Community should this job unexpectidely leave me because there are a lot of IBM i machines within a 60 minute commute of where I live. Have not had to move in 25 years on this platform. Most jobs are within 30 minutes from home but some jobs have been on the 60 minute fringe. I consider myself very lucky to be able to not have to uproot my family each job change.
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  • David Vasta
    @Vitor - we have history so I know you pretty well, or at least a little. I think there are still IBM i people out there just not like it used to be in the 90s. Keep looking and I can tell you if anyone needs a rock solid IT/Lotus Designer/IBM i Pro, Vitor is your man! Nice to see you got a little dev machine too.... @LoveMyi - Thanks for the post. Thanks to for putting the info out there. It's good to hear you have good company in that neck of the woods. The IBM i is a great platform and you seem to be putting it to good use.
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