Senior COBOL Developer (Hybrid)

at DP Professionals Inc
Published February 24, 2024
Location Columbia, SC
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  


DPP is seeking Senior COBOL Developer for an opportunity in Columbia, SC.

Work arrangement:

  • Hybrid; onsite on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.
  • W2 position; 12 months with possible extension.


  • The Senior Developer will work on the core commercial (non-government) claims systems conducting analysis, design, coding, testing, and implementation of business requirements.
  • The Developer will be responsible for working in a team environment and must be able to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Must be able to work well under pressure and possess strong interpersonal skills/team building.
  • Must have the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of employees across IT.
  • Must show initiative and a desire to learn and grow within the team on the assignments given.

Top skills:

  • DB2
  • Mainframe

Nice to have:

  • Native CICS
  • IMS
  • DB

Minimum required work experience:

  • 8 years of application development, systems testing or other job-related experience.

Job/class description:

  • Responsible for analysis, design, programming, and implementation of the most complex applications tasks and projects in the area. Devise feasible, logical procedures to resolve business problems through the use of computer resources. Formulate scope and objectives through research to develop or modify complex systems. Provide technical direction and support in the development and support of business systems software and procedures. Design, code, test and debug the most complex application programs
  • Provide expertise regarding the integration of applications across the business. Conceive, design, and implement structures and programs to business systems software.
  • Act as an internal consultant, advocate, mentor, and change agent providing expertise and technical guidance on complex projects. Work closely with customers, business analysts, and team members to determine business requirements that drive the analysis and design of quality technical solutions. Ensure solutions are aligned with business and IT strategies and comply with the organization s architectural standards.
  • Provide design recommendations based on long-term IT organization strategy. Make recommendations regarding the development of new code or reuse of existing code. Responsibilities may also include participation in component and data architecture design, performance monitoring, product evaluation and buy versus build recommendations.
  • Perform analysis, design, programming, and implementation on systems and procedures to solve complex business or scientific problems. Develop enterprise-level applications and custom integration solutions. Evaluate complex interrelationships in immediate programming area to determine how changes in one program will affect another related area.
  • Develop programming and development standards. Devise new sources of data and develop new approaches and techniques. Involved in the full systems life cycle and is responsible for designing, coding, testing, implementing, maintaining, and supporting application software that is delivered on time and within budget.
  • Provide guidance to lower-level programmers/analysts. Lead, plan, organize, and/or coordinate complex projects or phases of large projects. Determine and resolve problems with other systems analysts, programmers, and systems users.
  • Test designed programs, verify logic, perform any necessary "debugging," and write the documentation.

Required knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Advanced understanding of applications/development, quality assurance and integration methodologies, concepts and facilities in a mainframe, midrange, and/or PC/LAN environment.
  • Demonstrates a high level of technical proficiency in the areas of programming languages, platform capabilities, and methods of systems analysis and program design.
  • Advanced analysis, decision-making, and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrates logical abstract thinking and assimilating/adhering to project goals and deadlines.
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Able to work well under pressure and as part of a team.
  • Extensive knowledge of interpersonal skills/team building.
  • Familiar with project management concepts.
  • Ability to assess requirements, alternatives, and risks/benefits for low- to high-impact projects.
  • Pays attention to detail.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, clients, vendors, etc.
  • In-depth understanding of organizational functions, behavior, and inter-relationships.
  • Advanced knowledge of relevant operating systems, programming languages, and development tools and their usage in the company.
  • Must have good verbal and written skills. Must be able to follow directions, adapt to changing requirements, and show initiative in learning and growing with the team.

Work environment:

  • Customer-focused, project-oriented programming environment. Fast paced, multi-platformed environment which may require action and response 24X7 to support the technical business needs of the customer.
  • Team: Core Commercial Claims
  • The team consists of 60+ application development staff within the core commercial claims responsibilities. The teams are divided into smaller groups for management, but the work is completed in a matrixed environment based on the skills of the staff and work to be completed. Teamwork and collaboration are a high priority and critical to the success of all projects. It truly is a great place with great people who work well together.

Required education/equivalencies:

  • Bachelor s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or other job-related degree;
  • OR, Associates degree in CS, IT, or other job-related degree plus 2 years of work-related experience;
  • OR, 4 years job-related work experience (total 12 years without a degree)

Interested? Learn more:
Click the apply button or contact our recruiter Daniel at
to learn more about this position (#24-00151).

DPP offers a range of compensation and benefits packages to our employees and their eligible dependents. Call today to learn more about working with DPP.

Authorized US Worker - s and those authorized to work in the US are encouraged to apply. We are unable to sponsor at this time. EOE/AA/V/D
Senior COBOL Developer (Hybrid)