Sr. COBOL Developer

Published August 5, 2022
Location Chattanooga, TN
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  


Our Fortune 500 company is driving a digital transformation and looking for forward-thinking innovators to disrupt how our industry thinks about and uses technology. As one of the world's leading employee benefits providers, we help millions of people gain affordable access to benefits that help them protect their families, their finances and their futures.

Are you an asker of questions, a solver of problems, and a challenger of the status quo? Our mission is to provide a differentiated customer experience and exceed the expectations people have of technology at any company not just insurers.

We are seeking individuals to join our team of talented IT professionals who share never-ending passion and an unwavering focus on our customer experience. Team members comfortable working in an agile, fast-paced, and delivery-focused environment thrive in our environment where we value an entrepreneurial spirit and those who challenge the status-quo.

Unum is changing, and were excited about whats next. Join us.

General Summary:


UNUM is looking for a COBOL Developer to join our PCES team. This team is an integral part of the organization and responsible for our broker compensation application. Someone with experience with broker compensation, DB2and comfortable with distributed flow from mainframe to .NET web services would be ideal but not mandatory. The Developer will be a key member of an Agile team and bring at least 5 years of COBOL development experience, a background supporting mainframes, and a strong understanding how files are transferred between applications/systems.

COBOL, CICS Online, DB2, Mainframe, IBM RACF, Agile, Streamweaver, CSF, FTP, EDI, SQL, Stored Procedures, JCL

Job Description - Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Leads the conceptualization, design, development, implementation, and maintenance of new and existing features for the existing portfolio of applications for a business area

  • Ensures application solution design conforms to agreed upon quality attributes such as performance, fault tolerance, etc.

  • Design, codes, configures, unit tests, maintains, and documents software deliverables using agreed upon standards and tools.

  • Automates testing of software to industry standards of software automation ensuring very high quality application/solution delivery and efficient regression of existing features

  • Quickly learns how our daily JOBS are run and how to tweak them to deliver appropriate % numbers to the brokers.

  • Ensures that the latest project progress is known to the agile team by ensuring Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) tools are up to date and participating in daily standups outlining progress made, progress planned and detailing impediments

  • Thinks with the mind of the end customer at all times, ensuring solutions seek to improve the customer experience and delight their customers.

Job Specifications

  • Bachelors of Computer Science is preferred, or equivalent relevant business experience

  • 5+ years experience in COBOL development and delivery track record in a range or roles in a scrum environment

  • Skilled in Agile development/methodologies

  • Takes an innovative approach to problem solving

  • Strong team player; able to work effectively within a team and more broadly with people from a variety of backgrounds and areas across the organization.

Technical Skills: COBOL, z/OS System, CICS Online, DB2, Mainframe, IBM RACF, Agile, Streamweaver, CSF, FTP, EDI, SQL, Stored Procedures, JCL





Our company is built on helping individuals and families, and this starts with our employees. We want employees to maintain a positive balance, which is why we provide access to the benefits and resources they need to invest in themselves. From our onsite fitness facilities and generous paid time off to employee professional development programs, we are committed to helping employees live and work their best both inside and outside the office.

Unum is an equal opportunity employer, considering all qualified applicants and employees for hiring, placement, and advancement, without regard to a person's race, color, religion, national origin, age, genetic information, military status, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, or protected veteran status.



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