Software Engineer C++ COBOL

at Veterans Sourcing Group
Location Brentwood, TN
Date Posted December 2, 2020
Category Default
Job Type Full-time


Software Engineer C++
6 month contract to hire 

Key skill is C++
Minimum experience of five years in an IT programming department is required.

The project coordinator is responsible for managing the development, maintenance, and enhancement of business applications. They deliver and maintain high quality information systems that meet the business needs of the customer.


  • Provide business analysis and programming expertise, utilizing a project team in some cases, in the analysis, design and development of business applications
  • Formulate and define application scope and objectives; devise and modify procedures to solve business problems
  • Prepare detailed design specifications for complex applications from which programs shall be written
  • Personally able to design, code test, debug and document programs if needed.
  • Develop business relationships and integrate activities with other IT departments to ensure successful implementation and support project efforts
  • Monitor and report to management on the status of project efforts, anticipating/identifying issues that inhibit the attainment of project goals and implementing corrective actions
  • Foster and maintain good relationships with customers and IT colleagues to meet expected customer service levels
  • Handle multiple assignments concurrently
  • Proactively seek new assignments
  • Create clear and accurate estimates for application development
  • Resolve any issues that arise during the course of the projects assigned


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related discipline, or equivalent work experience and technical training are required.
  • Minimum experience of five years in an IT programming department is required.


  • Strong technical knowledge, with hands-on experience managing systems development in several computing architectures and environments (e.g. client/server and mainframe)
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, with an ability to express complex technical concepts in business terms
  • Good project management skills, operating as part of a team. Organizing, planning and executing projects from vision through implementation
  • Open to new ideas
  • Able to meet objectives, demonstrate initiative and develop new skills
  • Capable of completing projects on time and under budget

Technical Requirements:

  • Proficient in platform appropriate programming languages, utilities and code management tools including COBOL, JCL, C++
  • Strong technical knowledge with hands-on experience of various file organizations, for example: VSAM, DB2 and Oracle
  • Familiar with online programming techniques
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and conceptual skills.
  • Basic PC/Windows, MS Word and MS Excel skills

Preferred Experience:

  • Structured Query Language (SQL) whether MySQL, MS-SQL or other industry standard SQL
  • Preferred experience or knowledge of Sybase Net Gateway / Direct Connect
  • Programming experience or knowledge of PowerBuilder is a plus


  • Initiative to work toward goals and clear roadblocks
  • Able to react to changing priorities
  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to work well on cross-functional projects and foster team commitment to tasks
  • Positive attitude

Are overtime, shift work, and/or travel required?

  • Yes. Occasionally, the opportunity exists that travel may be needed for specialized training or seminar attendance. Also, occasional overtime may be needed due to project demands.