COBOL Instructor

at Cloud and Things
Published January 7, 2023
Location Albany, NY
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  


Who we are: Cloud and Things is building a platform to allow you to build your career! Our goal is to solve problems and deliver results for our clients. At Cloud and Things, you can be a part of the transformation of the public sector’s IT environment. Our team is on the forefront of helping to solve the government's most complex IT challenges. If you are seeking a role that offers you the opportunity to work on rewarding projects, consider a career with Cloud and Things.

Position: COBOL Instructor
Location: Albany, NY - Hybrid
Duration: 9 Months

Overview: The COBOL instructor position will be responsible for all tasks and activities related to instruction and evaluation of COBOL Developer candidates. This includes lesson plans, assignments, assessments, and projects. Clearly communicating expectations and providing feedback to candidates on their progress and conducting candidate evaluations and candidate recommendations for State portfolio directors.

Job Duties:

Devise technical training programs according to portfolio requirements. Initial training program is to cover COBOL development with an expected duration of 12 weeks.
Produce training schedules and classroom agenda.
Determine course content according to objectives.
Prepare training material (presentations, worksheets etc.).
Execute training sessions, virtual and/or classroom – classroom training will be located at the Harriman State Campus in Albany, NY OR Swan Street Building.
Keep and report data on completed sessions, absences, issues etc.
Observe and evaluate results of COBOL Developer candidates. Expectation is bi-weekly evaluations with a final evaluation at the end of the session.
Report to and Present evaluation results to the State’s Revenue finance and Public Integrity (RFPI) portfolio director.
Interact with Agency heads and portfolio directors at the State.

Required Skills:

A minimum of an associate degree in computer science, information technology or related field.
At least 5-7 years of related experience.
Proven experience as technical trainer.
Knowledge of modern training techniques and tools in technical subjects.
Experience in designing technical course content.
Outstanding communication skills and comfortable speaking within a classroom setting.
Excellent organizational and time-management abilities.
Expertise: Strong COBOL skills and knowledge, including Emulator, TSO, ISPF functions, Z/OS, CICS and DB2 on the mainframe.

Cloud and Things complies with all applicable federal, state, and local laws regarding recruitment and hiring. All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.