Mainframe COBOL Programmer

at Vector Consulting, Inc
Published June 30, 2022
Location Raleigh, NC
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  


Our government client is looking for an experienced Mainframe COBOL Programmer on a 12+ months’ renewable contract role in Raleigh, NC.

The candidate will be allowed to work remotely until all staff return to site. At that point the candidate will be required to come onsite.

The manager has a strong preference for candidates in NC.

The candidate must come in to pick up his or her equipment on the first day at own expense. A candidate or a vendor representative must come in to drop off his or her equipment on the last day at own expense.

Position – Mainframe COBOL Programmer

The selected candidate will fill the role of Specialist on the State Automated Driver License System(SADLS). The Specialist will be responsible for analysis of complex legacy program modules, coding and testing of new and existing modules for major modifications to legacy applications.

Role responsibilities:

• Analyze, define, and document requirements for data and business processes

• Design, document, and coordinate desired changes to legacy modules

• Document the program and project deliverables as assigned

• Analyze and estimate feasibility and compatibility with other programs and projects

• Provide quality control for project deliverables

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Requirements:

Must Have:

- Minimum of 5 years of experience in corporate or government as programmer analyst.

- Minimum of 1 year of experience exposing CICS and COBOL programs as web services via CICS Transaction Server (CTS)

- Proven experience in programming techniques, programming languages in the mainframe environment.

- Proven knowledge of principles and techniques of computer programming, testing, debugging, implementation and documentation.

- Proven experience with analysis and design.

- Excellent communication skill (written, verbal, presentations)

- Excellent organization, analytical, planning and scheduling skills

- Ability to resolve highly complex problems.

- Proven experience with financial processes analysis and modification.

- Self-starter who can work with a large and diverse team of business, management and IT individuals.

- Demonstrated experience working with large project teams.

- Microsoft Suite experience (e.g, Word, Excel, PowerPoint), COBOL, CICS, TSO, MVS JCL, ENDEVOR, CA Tools, SQL, DB2 and VSAM.


- Experience with State or county government

- Secure Socket Layer (SSL) Experience

- Experience with Enterprise Level Application Development spanning two or more business areas

- Minimum of 1 year of experience using .NET/C#.

Required / Desired Skills:

  • 5 Years of experience in IBM z/OS Required
  • 5 Years of experience in COBOL/CICS/DB2 Required
  • 2 Years of experience in CICS Web Services Highly desired
  • 5 Years of experience in ENDEVOR Required
  • 5 Years of experience in CA DB2 Products Required
  • 1 Years of experience in DMV Application Systems Highly desired
  • 2 Years of experience in Business Systems Analysis Required
  • 1 Years of experience in Experience using .NET/C#. Highly desired

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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