Lead COBOL Programmer – working on legacy systems.

at Experis
Location Albany, NY
Date Posted March 21, 2021
Category Default
Job Type Full-time


Required to work on site 1 to 2 days week after the pandemic must work 5 days a week on site in Albany, NY
Required 10 years of mainframe experience with 2 years as a lead.

Daily activities as a Cobol Programmer will include, but are not limited to:

  • Review production systems to understand major technical components and relate them to business areas;
  • Use Cobol to analyze routines, procedures, TIP screens, ECL, batch jobs and FTPs which make up discrete parts of the systems;
  • Analyze DMS and RDMS database structures, data dictionaries and source code for discrepancies or inaccuracies;
  • Document system specifications and solutions to facilitate knowledge transfer;
  • Coordinate project activities among other team members, users, and/or requesters;
  • Act in advocacy role as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) in all relevant phases of the IES Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC);
  • Report status of current tasks and outstanding issues to supervisor and project leads;​

    Mandatory Qualifications:

  • More than seven (7) years of experience working on complex projects with 2 or more years in a leadership role as a Developer
  • More than Ten (10) years of experience developing COBOL programs.
  • More than seven (7) years of experience working on complex projects ​

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Five (5) years' experience compiling and deploying COBOL programs to multiple environments (dev, test, production, etc.)​
  • Five (5) years' experience eliciting business requirements to be built in on a COBOL based platform​
  • Five (5) years' experience leading technical teams​
  • Five (2) years' experience supporting COBOL-based production systems​
  • Five (5) years' experience analyzing and extracting business rules from legacy systems using extraction software (i.e. Evovleware Intellysis)​
    Six (6) months' experience conducting analysis and data conversion on legacy COBOL systems.​
  • Five (5) years' experience managing multiple priorities, simultaneously.​
  • Five (5) years' experience migrating from legacy systems to modern products.
  • Five (5) years' experience in requirements definition​
  • S​ix (6) months' experience with Financial Management Systems