COBOL Developer

at Hansen Talent Group
Published February 23, 2024
Location Columbia, SC
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  


Hansen Talent Group is hiring a COBOL Developer to work with a large enterprise in Columbia, SC. This role will be responsible for analysis, design, programming, and implementation of complex applications, tasks, and projects.

This role will follow a hybrid schedule, working 3 days per week in the office and the other 2 days working remotely from home

What You'll Do:

  • Responsible for writing or maintaining application programs using COBOL, CICS and DB2. Setting up JCL to test the programs developed.
  • Devise feasible, logical procedures to resolve business problems through the use of computer resources. Formulate scope and objectives through research to develop or modify complex systems.
  • Review detailed specifications and recommend modifications. Design, code, test and debug complex application programs.
  • Perform analysis, design, programming, and implementation of systems and procedures to solve complex business or scientific problems. Evaluate interrelationships in immediate programming area to determine how changes in one program will affect another related area. Apply conversions and enhancements to business systems.
  • Work closely with customers, business analysts, and team members to understand business requirements that drive the analysis and design of quality technical solutions. Ensure solutions are aligned with business and IT strategies and comply with the organization s architectural standards.
  • Design and develop IT systems. Devise new sources of data and develop new approaches and techniques. Involved in the full systems life cycle and is responsible for designing, coding, testing, implementing, maintaining and supporting complex application software that is delivered on time and within budget.
  • Provide guidance to lower-level programmers/analysts. Act as an internal consultant by providing technical guidance on complex projects. Determine and resolve problems with other systems analysts, programmers, and systems users.
  • Test modified programs, create necessary test files and data, verify logic, debug, and write relevant documentation.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Comprehensive understanding of applications/development, quality assurance and integration methodologies, concepts and facilities in a mainframe, midrange, and/or PC/LAN environment.
  • Demonstrates a high level of technical proficiency in the areas of programming languages, platform capabilities, and methods of systems analysis and program design.
  • Excellent analysis, decision-making, and problem solving skills.
  • Demonstrates logical abstract thinking and assimilating/adhering to project goals and deadlines.
  • Able to work well under pressure and as part of a team.
  • Strong knowledge of interpersonal skills/team building.
  • Familiar with project management concepts.
  • Ability to assess requirements, alternatives, and risks/benefits for low- to high-impact projects. Pays attention to detail.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, clients, vendors etc. In-depth understanding of organizational functions, behavior, and inter-relationships.
  • Able to communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical audiences.


  • 6 years-of application development, systems programming, or other job related experience.
  • Proven experience working with the following: COBOL, CICS, DB2, JCL and experienced with Z/OS and related tools such as TSO.
  • Able to successfully work from home environment with a dedicated work space free from distractions.