Sr. Developer (C++/COBOL)

at Pyramid Consulting, Inc
Location Brentwood, TN
Date Posted November 24, 2020
Category Default
Job Type Full-time



  • Responsible for managing the development, maintenance, and enhancement of business applications.
  • 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