Mainframe COBOL Developer

at Vector Consulting, Inc
Published September 24, 2022
Location Atlanta, GA
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  


Our government client is looking for an experienced Mainframe COBOL Developer on a 12+ months’ renewable contract opportunity in Atlanta, GA.


**Onsite from day 1**

***hybrid 2/3 days onsite***

Onsite Required: Due to the essential nature of the work to be performed, this position REQUIRES the selected candidate to work ONSITE for the duration of the assignment. Candidates will not be permitted to work remotely. 

Position: Mainframe COBOL Developer

Job Summary:

Under broad supervision, maintains and troubleshoots computers, servers, peripherals, and/or applications.  Implements consistent procedures and standards for general system maintenance in consultation with the Information Systems staff. Converts project specifications into procedure for coding. Enters program codes into computer system. Owns assigned tasks.

Specific responsibilities include:

•VSAM to DB2 Conversions.

•Provide design leadership in large or complex development projects with COBOL/CICS expertise involving application development, migrations, and additions to existing applications.

•Participate in project meetings with other technical staff and business owners and subject matter experts

•Work with other leads/architects to define best practices and coding standards. Review application in progress of development to ensure compliance with overall design parameters and corporate development standards

•Assess and develop high level design requirements for project and communicate in writing or in meetings with development team. Assess detailed specifications against design requirements

•Write technical documentation including program specifications, data flow diagrams, etc.

•Guide and mentor less experienced programmers/developers on technical work/issues

Required Skills:

•Bachelor’s degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology or other related technical discipline.

•7+ years’ experience in coding mainframe applications using COBOL,CICS, DB2, VSAM

•5+ years’ experience in the use of HTML and JavaScript

•5+ years Easytrieve/JCL

•Experience with Java is a plus

•Experience will Dell Transaction Processing Environment/Batch Processing Environment is a plus

•Motivated self-starter – works well independently, but ability to also work well in a team environment

•Demonstrates professional behavior under pressure

•Ability to resolve complex and diverse issues by identifying underlying or hidden problems and patterns

•Clear understanding of end-to-end application delivery in a multi-platform environment (mainframe, client server, web).

•Knowledgeable and experienced in the full Systems Development Life Cycle and Testing Methodologies.

•Comfortable in interacting with staff and management, including Executive levels.

•Must be meticulous in creating high quality, high value deliverables

•Ability to write technical design documentation in clear and understandable fashion

•Possess well developed communication skills – oral, written, listening. Good analytical and negotiation skills, and close attention to detail.

•Ability to multitask and stay well organized

•Must have strong collaboration skills

Required/Desired Skills:

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or a related field from an accredited college or university Required
  • 7 Years of Experience in coding mainframe applications using COBOL,CICS, DB2, VSAM Required
  • 5 Years of Experience in the use of HTML and JavaScript Required
  • 5 Years of Easytrieve/JCL experience Required
  • 5 Years of Experience converting VSAM to DB2 Required
  • 5 Years of Clear understanding of end-to-end application delivery in a multi-platform environment (mainframe, client server, web) Required
  • 5 Years of Experienced in the full Systems Development Life Cycle and Testing Methodologies Required

About Vector:

Vector Consulting, Inc., (Headquartered in Atlanta) is an IT Talent Acquisition Solutions firm committed to delivering results. Since our founding in 1990, we have been partnering with our customers, understanding their business, and developing solutions with a commitment to quality, reliability and value. Our continuing growth has been and continues to be built around successful relationships that are based on our organization's operating philosophy and commitment to ** People, Partnerships, Purpose and Performance - THE VECTOR WAY

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