Senior Programmer (COBOL)

at General Dynamics Information Technology
Published May 31, 2023
Location Elsmere, NY
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  


Req ID: RQ146878

Type of Requisition: Regular

Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None

Public Trust/Other Required: None

Job Family: Programming


Application Development,CICS,COBOL,DB2 & SQL


5 + years of related experience

US Citizenship Required:


Job Description:

Senior Programmer (COBOL)

Transform technology into opportunity as a Programmer Senior with GDIT. A career in enterprise IT means connecting and enhancing the systems that matter most. At GDIT you’ll be at the forefront of innovation and play a meaningful part in improving how agencies operate.

At GDIT, people are our differentiator. As a Programmer Senior you will help ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. Our work depends on Programmer Senior joining our team to support New York State Department of Heath Medicaid Management Information System activities at Riverview Center in Menands, NY. As a Programmer Senior supporting the eMedNY Systems Development Application Development team, you will be trusted to code functional programs and applications associated with the eMedNY program.

The successful candidate will have excellent knowledge of the COBOL programming language, CICS, DB2 and mainframe technologies, Java programming language, and open systems interfaces and technologies. The ideal candidate will also have an analytical mindset and a keen eye for detail. The goal is to write “clean” and flawless code to produce fully functional software applications according to requirements and design.


  • Perform analysis, design, development, testing, documentation, maintenance and support of complex applications and processes.

  • Meet eMedNY Program standards associated with specification development, coding, code review, unit and string testing, and related documentation.

  • Create appropriate documentation artifacts associated with the SDLC stage for review and approval.

  • Assist in preparing effort and duration estimates associated with systemic enhancements.

  • Assist in production and other support activities, and resolve issues that may arise.

  • Stay abreast of industry technical and development trends, and remain current with standards.

  • Keep abreast of competitor products and industry trends.


  • Education : Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering or a related discipline

  • Required Experience :

  • Five (5) years of experience in the IT industry

  • Five (5) or more years of COBOL, CICS and DB2 required

  • Required Technical Skills :

  • Structured Query Language (SQL)

  • JAVA application development experience required

  • Knowledge and experience with NYS MMIS or other Healthcare

  • Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) - HIPAA X12 5010 and NCPDP D.0

  • Required Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills to communicate with customers, support personnel, application development personnel and management

  • Ability to work in a team environment with multiple team members, as well as productively as an individual.

  • Ability to work under pressure and adhere to tight deadlines with a strong attention to detail required

  • Preferred Skills:

  • IBM WebSphere Application Server (WAS)

  • Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE)

  • Java (multithreaded programming)

  • Java Message Service (JMS)

  • Java Unit Testing Framework (JUint)

  • Spring Framework (Core, Boot, Batch, Data, REST)

  • Front-end frameworks like HTML/CSS/JavaScript/jQuery, Angular JS

  • SOAP/RESTful Web Services

  • Apache Ant, Maven

  • XML Related Technologies - XSD, XPath, XSLT, etc.

  • Eclipse IDE

  • Linux

  • Knowledge of Agile Scrum methodology

  • Knowledge of Atlassian Jira and Confluence, or similar tools


  • Full-flex work week to own your priorities at work and at home

  • 401K with company match

  • Comprehensive health and wellness packages

  • Internal mobility team dedicated to helping you own your career

  • Professional growth opportunities including paid education and certifications

  • Cutting-edge technology you can learn from

  • Rest and recharge with paid vacation and holidaysTransform technology into opportunity as a Programmer Senior with GDIT. A career in enterprise IT means connecting and enhancing the systems that matter most. At GDIT you’ll be at the forefront of innovation and play a meaningful part in improving how agencies operate.

The likely salary range for this position is $80,000 - $120,000, this is not, however, a guarantee of compensation or salary; rather, salary will be set based on experience, geographic location and possibly contractual requirements and could fall outside of this range.

COVID-19 Vaccination: GDIT does not have a vaccination mandate applicable to all employees. To protect the health and safety of its employees and to comply with customer requirements, however, GDIT may require employees in certain positions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccination requirements will depend on the customer site requirements.

We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.