LANSA Inc. is a global provider of leading edge application development, modernization and integration tools and solutions for the IBM® System i (AS/400), Linux, and Windows platforms. For the past twenty one years, over 7,000 customers in more than 67 countries have relied on LANSA products and services to help them move to the next level of business performance. LANSA has strong strategic alliances with both IBM and Microsoft. The Company currently employs over 100 professionals at offices in the metropolitan areas of Chicago, New York and Toronto.

All positions include a competitive salary/compensation package which includes benefits such as: Medical, Dental, Long & Short Term disability, Life Insurance, Paid Time Off, and Voluntary Retirement Plans (401K, RRSP).

LANSA, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer M/F/D/V, committed to a diverse work culture.

To apply for any of these positions, please submit your resume to .

Associate Technical Support Consultant

Location(s): Downers Grove, IL

We are actively seeking self-motivated, enthusiastic individuals to join our Technical Support team in a full-time, permanent role based out of our Downers Grove, Illinois office, serving clients throughout North America.

The Position:

The fundamental functions of the Associate Technical Support Consultant are to provide higher-level product support to customers via the telephone and/or Internet (e.g., instant message, email, web meeting). You will assess the nature of product or service issues and resolve extremely technical or sophisticated support problems, and maintain log of product issues and convey customer feedback to product development staff. You will be mentored and guided by experienced, senior support resources who are experts in analyzing and troubleshooting problems.

As an Associate Technical Support Consultant, you will provide technical support and training to customers, business partners, LANSA staff and other technical support personnel including the testing, diagnosis and resolutions of software errors or installation problems with software development tools used for IBM i, Linux and Windows platforms. Our candidates will be trained on the entire suite of LANSA products.

Qualified candidates will:

  • Have a recognized degree from a Software Design and Development program
  • Display strong analytical and research skills
  • Must be eager to gain experience learning to diagnose programming, configuration and hardware issues
  • Be customer oriented and personable
  • Possess strong interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written
  • Be capable of training users in programming and operating system fundamentals
  • Want to be a part of a professional, fast-paced team.
  • Be experienced in Web, Mobile, Client Server, or IBM i

Other useful skill include:

  • Apache (use of, installation and configuration)
  • IIS (use of, installation and configuration)
  • HTML/HTML5
  • JavaScript
  • XML/XSL/XSLT/CSS/jQuery/Bootstrap
  • JSON
  • AJAX
  • SQL
  • Data Bases (SQL Server/DB2/Oracle/Sybase)
  • AWS/Azure
  • Operating Systems (IBM i/Windows/Linux)
  • Programming Languages
    • Java
    • C/C++/C#
    • RPG/COBOL
    • PHP
    • Node.js
  • Networking
    • Firewall
    • TCP/IP
    • Packet Tracing Tools
  • Fiddler

For further information or to apply to this position, please contact .

Graphics Designer

Location(s): Downers Grove, IL

If you know the Adobe creative suite like nobody’s business and enjoy a wide span of different kinds of creative projects (web, photo, video, PDF, audio, animation, and more) this may be the most fun you’ve had on the job ever. Got an eye for design? Know how to implement it? Join LANSA!

LANSA is dedicated to your success. We pledge to invest whatever time is needed to ensure that you reach the required level of understanding of our products & services and the value proposition we provide. We can offer you a favourable work/life balance, while immersing you in a hot bed of technology innovation.

The Position:

Design and execute compelling marketing content and collateral to enable global demand and lead generation goals in support of company revenue targets.

  • Project management: Manage graphics design and marketing collateral development projects to budget, time, resource, and quality. Assess and mitigate project risks. Escalate issues as appropriate. Communicate project status regularly.
  • Design graphics (including print, web, video, audio, presentation, event signage) that aesthetically impress, execute, and complement the LANSA company brand, connote our brand definition, align with our mission, and promote target audience usability/readability/understanding of our overall content. Collaborate with team members in soliciting and applying feedback as appropriate.
  • Execute design, layout, and production of various graphic design projects including (but not limited to): Product icons, Tchotchke (promotional items), opening videos, campaign video animation, segue graphics, key company internal meetings, booth video attract video loops, recorded demos, advertisements, video bookends, e-mail signatures, info-graphics, YouTube and social media clips, technical or architecture diagrams, compelling evidence, presentations, fact sheets, white papers, print collateral, booth graphics, signage, outbound email, customer success stories, illustrations, business cards, stationary, envelopes, web banners, product packaging, social media presence, and more.
  • Collaborate with other team members in global marketing and sales in the execution of Sales Campaigns that drive demand and lead generation.
  • Collaborate on design and maintenance of the lansa.com website layout, navigation, form factor responsiveness, personalization, mobile access, and content that aligns with new branding and enables visitors to quickly find what they’re looking for, educate themselves, learn how we are different, and understand the unique value we offer.

Position the LANSA brand as a leader our key market spaces.

  • Collaborate on the design and maintenance of the LANSA brand image that elegantly connotes our core and differentiating message/story, inspires confidence, and balances brand execution ese with the distinctive presence of a $500M software technology brand.
  • Enforce consistency in execution of branding, design, and messaging in materials that are part of the customer experience.
  • Integrate key aspects of company market differentiation into core design elements and general graphic content to set company brand apart from competitive alternatives and favorably drive price and value perception.
  • Understand and evangelize (through graphic design) the company’s distinct capabilities and supporting core messaging & positioning, and unique value.
  • Enable company’s professional execution of the brand in all aspects of the customer experience, including but not limited to, website, print, signage, business cards, stationary, labels, email signatures, voicemail greetings, hold music, social media, and much more.

Enable cutting edge execution of smart graphics design.

  • Assist and enable others in the execution of properly branded content including presentations, papers, proposals, letters, etc. Develop winning templates.
  • Make use of the full Adobe creative suite, Microsoft Office Suite, web content authoring tools, and other technologies to draft, edit, and publish content. Mastery of all Adobe products is expected including Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Premier, After Effects, Audition, and more. Solid working knowledge of HTML, CSS, animation, scripting, PHP and other web related technologies.
  • Continuous ongoing study of emerging design trends, supporting technologies, and outside services, with appropriate injection of same into production work, keeping production marketing deliverables both fresh, cutting edge, high quality, timely, efficient, and cost-effective.
  • Understand and lever market differentiation knowledge, neuro-marketing techniques, pain-claim-gain writing. Collaborate with team members, but push back on ideas that blur or dilute brand crispness, key imagery, and messaging needed to make clear and compelling content.

Qualified candidates will have:

  • Strong creative flair
  • A strong visual sense
  • Originality
  • Strong computer skills
  • Adobe Creative Suite proficiency (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Premier)
  • Knowledge of standard design formation, file types and image sizing
  • Strong design and esthetic of basic layout, composition and typography
  • Confidence, to present and explain ideas
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong understanding of marketing operations
  • Possess strong interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written
  • Desire to be a part of a professional, fast-paced team
  • Bachelors degree in Graphic Design or equivalent/related field preferred
  • 6-9 years of practical graphics design experience

For further information or to apply to this position, please contact .

Solutions Developer / Solutions Consultant

Location(s): Downers Grove, IL and Mississauga, Ontario

You will be joining a technology company that has managed to reinvent and deploy its core products through multiple technology shifts over the past 3 decades. LANSA’s powerful suite of products and offerings is leading edge in the software development space. We are committed to providing world-class technology solutions to mid-sized companies, and to the Fortune 500. We and our partners serve clients across the Americas, including: Godiva Chocolates, Kellogg’s, The Beer Store, Scholastic, Rawlings, Kawasaki Motors, High Liner Foods, Procter & Gamble, Bermuda Government, and more.

As a growing organization offering great potential, we are experts at designing, building and integrating web, mobile and enterprise applications and offer leading-edge products and services throughout the complete project lifecycle. If you are willing to share your unique perspective and ideas, working with a team of dedicated software professionals, serving clients throughout North America and the Caribbean, then check us out.

Your prior 4-8 years of employment experience may include:

  • Designing and developing business applications
  • Business operations analysis
  • Project/team management, agile methodologies
  • Proposals, RFP responses and other technical writing
  • Experience with web, client-server or mobile applications with back-end development experience such as .Net, Java, PHP, Ruby on Rails and Python.
  • Hands on front-end development experience with HTML5, JavaScript, AJAX, JSON and various JavaScript frameworks.
  • Open source integration, version control and team collaboration tools.
  • Big data, analytics, IoT
  • Systems and security infrastructure such as AWS, Azure, SAML, OATH2, MFA
  • Designing and estimating software solutions based on information needs, systems flow, data usage and work process
  • Developing and directing system testing and validation procedures

What you will do at LANSA:

  • Assist with client proposals, consulting, project management, system design and in positioning Services opportunities with clients.
  • Employ strong analytical and project management skills, including a thorough understanding of how to interpret customer business needs and translate them into application and operational requirements.
  • Design software solutions by eliciting requirements using interviews, document analysis, requirements workshops, surveys, business process descriptions, use cases, scenarios, business analysis, task and workflow analysis; determine feasibility of design within time and cost constraints.
  • Proactively communicate and collaborate with external and internal customers to analyze information needs and functional requirements; establish, task and estimate solution design and deliver the following artifacts as needed: (Functional requirements (Business Requirements Document), iii. Use Cases, GUI, Screen and Interface designs); project plan with estimates.
  • Participate in all phases of a project lifespan from initial requirements gathering, architectural design, task break down, development, testing, and roll-out into production.
  • Improve operations by conducting systems analysis and recommending changes in policies and procedures.
  • Develop, along with senior management, a schedule for project completion that effectively allocates the resources to the activities; continuously review the project schedule with management and clients as appropriate to ensure that projects deliverables are on time and within budget.
  • Determine the objectives and measures upon which the project will be evaluated at its completion
  • Successfully engage in multiple initiatives simultaneously. Work independently with users to define concepts and under direction of project managers.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interact professionally with a diverse group, executives, managers, and subject matter experts.
  • Effective collaborator with the ability to provide guidance and insight to other project teams/initiatives.
  • Collaborate with developers and subject matter experts to establish the technical vision and analyze tradeoffs between usability and performance needs.
  • Be the liaison between the business units, technology teams and support teams.

We prefer candidates with strong oral and written communications in English.

For further information or to apply to this position, please contact .

Account Executive – New Business

Location(s): Downers Grove, IL or San Francisco, CA or Los Angeles, CA

LANSA is seeking a highly energetic and motivated sales & business development account executive with a “start-up” mentality that can develop business throughout the western region of the country. You must be an experienced and successful hunter that can quickly adapt to selling our low code software platform supporting responsive web and mobile development, business process integration and application modernization.

As an Account Executive, you will work in a high level consultative role, qualifying and proposing deals consisting of LANSA software and consulting services (both on and off-shore). The qualified candidate must be able to engage with both business and IT professionals to understand requirements, forge relationships and drive new prospects to deal closure within an assigned territory.

To excel in this role, you must be self-driven, motivated and have a proven track record of selling custom development software solutions, ERP, CRM, Business Process Integration, mobile, eCommerce, and/or other IT managed services solutions.

The right candidate will have a history of success in establishing relationships with key “C” level decision makers and have a proven ability to hunt, qualify, farm, maintain, penetrate and close opportunities within mid-market to enterprise accounts.

Responsibilities:

  • Meeting and exceeding sales targets and goals
  • Establish key account relationships to drive customer satisfaction and sustain ongoing project work
  • Identify and qualify sales opportunities by researching and identifying potential accounts; soliciting new accounts; building rapport; providing technical information and explanations
  • Drive selling process from lead generation, in person calls, presentations, proof of concepts, negotiations and deal closing
  • Ability to listen to and interpret customer requirements, build knowledge of customer challenges and present solutions that directly apply to customer needs
  • Create and deliver sales presentations
  • Positively represent the company and provide excellent customer service
  • Maintain prospect/customer files and contacts in database.
  • Develop excellent working knowledge of products, industry, and customers.
  • Ability/Willingness to travel
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

Candidate Background:

  • You’re a strong communicator; you are proficient at writing thoughtful emails and are interesting to speak with
  • You understand how to sell to IT Executives and/or Developers and how to get their attention
  • You have experience establishing and expanding relationships with key executives and decision makers
  • You are result-oriented, energetic and accountable
  • You have the proven ability of turning cold calling into sales leads
  • You understand technology and vertical platforms and can strategize and crafts solutions to match customer needs
  • You excel at developing and delivering sales presentations articulating solutions, features benefits and the overall solution value proposition
  • You have a personality in addition to persistence
  • You’re an expert in managing your time and able to multi-task
  • You can close sales and overcome customer objections

Requirements:

  • 5 - 7 years’ experience selling software and/or IT technology services
  • Ability to manage complex sales cycles with a track record of success (ability to provide documented results)
  • Effectively present the LANSA software products and speak to the differentiation of our solutions
  • Experience managing the entire sales cycle from prospect to close with midmarket to large companies
  • Careful and continual updating of Customer Resource Management (CRM) tools to include SalesForce.com
  • Energy, a positive attitude and a tenacious personality
  • Proficiency submitting results reports, weekly updates and monthly and quarterly territory analyses
  • Must be willing to travel as required
  • Thorough familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook. Bachelor’s degree preferred

Compensation and Benefits:

A very attractive compensation package comprised of a base salary, commission plan, and a comprehensive benefits program, including medical, dental, vision, and matching 401k.

For further information or to apply to this position, please contact .

The LANSA products have been conceived, researched, designed and built by the world-renowned LANSA Product Centre located at LANSA's worldwide headquarters in North Sydney. The LANSA Product Centre is arguably the best R&D team in Australia and prides itself on consistently anticipating and outpacing the needs of the market, its business partners and its customers. It has the excitement, speed and leading edge technologies of a dotcom without the associated risk.

As a result of its continued success and rapid profitable growth, LANSA requires high-calibre professionals to join the LANSA Product Centre. By joining LANSA, you would be working with the industry's technically elite in an innovative, challenging and dynamic environment. Job security, an atmosphere of learning and the potential to work overseas are all features of the LANSA workplace. Many staff also find LANSA's casual dress code and flexible hours have an extremely positive effect on their creativity and motivation. All these factors combined with the opportunity to work on multiple new technologies and deal with customers all over the world, makes LANSA a truly remarkable company.

Top remuneration will be paid for the top professionals, consistent with your skills and years of experience.

Please forward your CV to there is nothing to lose!

Junior JavaScript Software Developer – Part Time to Full Time

Location: North Sydney, Australia
Remuneration: A$20-00 per hour

If you are a junior JavaScript software programmer, a role has just opened up at LANSA. You will work under the supervision and direction of experienced software engineers.

Initially, you will divide your time between software testing and programming.

Software Testing: You will be required to:

  • Quickly gain an understanding of one part of LANSA’s portfolio of software;
  • Complete a comprehensive set of tutorials;
  • Develop test cases and test documentation;
  • Test and report errors.

Programming: You will be required to:

  • Develop programs with a minimum of written specification;
  • Test and document these programs;
  • Assist in prototyping new ideas that may be incorporated into LANSA’s toolset;
  • Error detection and correction as problems are reported by LANSA’s customers

The successful applicant for this position must have:

  • At least one year programming experience and must demonstrate proficiency using HTML, CSS and JavaScript;
  • Knowledge about the capabilities of browsers and mobile devices;
  • Familiarity with SDLC best practices, emerging trends and cross-browser testing techniques;
  • Strong communication skills.

Desired skills:

  • Some exposure to current JavaScript Frameworks, such as jQuery;
  • An ability to grasp new concepts quickly.

For further information or to apply to this position, please contact:


UK

Our UK Office in St Albans Hertfordshire. The following career opportunities are available. All positions include a competitive salary/compensation package which includes benefits such as pension and health insurance.

To apply for a position in the UK region, please e-mail your resume to .

Benelux

From our office in Amsterdam we support all of the LANSA customers in the Benelux region. LANSA is a leading provider of mobile and desktop application development tools, modernization solutions and integration software.

As a result of the growth of the LANSA user base,  we are growing our development team to continue our high standard for support of our products.

To apply for a position in the Benelux region, please email your resume to .

France

Notre bureau parisien est le contact privilégié des clients LANSA francophones.

Nos équipes commerciales et techniques peuvent répondre à toutes les demandes concernant les solutions LANSA et savent prendre en charge les projets de nos clients autour de serveur IBM® iSeries®, Windows® ou Linux.

Pour soutenir notre croissance, nous augmentons régulièrement nos effectifs afin de continuer à apporter un support de qualité à nos clients.

Si vous souhaitez rejoindre nos équipes en France, envoyez un CV à .