COBOL Programmer

at Tandym Group
Published September 12, 2023
Location Richmond, VA
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  


A recognized private institution in Virginia is currently seeking an experienced IT professional to join their team in Richmond as their new Senior COBOL Application Developer.

***This is a Hybrid opportunity requiring the qualified professional to work onsite at least 2 days a week.***


The Senior COBOL Application Developer will:

  • Work with business units to gather and document new system requirements
  • Analyze and document existing COBOL programs and flows
  • Design, develop, and test changes to enhance existing software applications
  • Troubleshoot, fix, test, and coordinate deployment for reported production issues
  • Create, read, update, and delete data stored in DB2 and VSAM
  • Migrate VSAM data structures to DB2, along with the corresponding changes to the applications
  • Analyze and tune SQL queries to improve system performance
  • Expose new and existing CICS/COBOL assets as services
  • Coordinate with other application teams on releases with dependencies spanning technology stacks


  • 5+ years of Programming experience in COBOL
  • Extensive knowledge of the COBOL programming language
  • Experience working with IBM Mainframes and the CICS environment
  • Experience interacting with relational databases (DB2, Oracle, etc.) from COBOL
  • In-depth knowledge of and proven experience with ANSI SQL
  • Experience with IBM's Job Control Language (JCL)
  • Experience with z/VSE
  • Experience with JCL within z/VSE
  • Experience with the ICCF editor
  • Experience with DB2 9+
  • Experience with VSAM
  • Experience with other programming, scripting, and markup languages (C, C++, HTML, Java, Javascript, Perl, Python, XML, YAML etc.)
  • Strong technical analysis and troubleshooting skills
  • Great interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Highly organized