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Senior COBOL Developer/Programmer (7363)

Richmond, VA 23219

Posted: 01/31/2024 Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Application Developer - Mobile Job Number: 7363

Job Description

Position Title: Senior COBOL Application Developer
Schedule: Hybrid (1-2 days per week)
Position Status: 6-month contract with rolling extensions (likely extensions)
Overview: Our client is looking for a Senior COBOL Application Developer for a Hybrid position based out of Richmond, VA. 

  • Work with business units to gather and document new system requirements.
  • Analyze and document existing COBOL programs and flows.
  • Design, develop, and test changes to enhance existing software applications.
  • Troubleshoot, fix, test, and coordinate deployment for reported production issues.
  • Create, read, update, and delete data stored in DB2 and VSAM.
  • Migrate VSAM data structures to DB2, along with the corresponding changes to the applications.
  • Develop, analyze, and tune SQL queries to improve system performance.
  • Expose new and existing CICS/COBOL assets as services.
  • Coordinate with other application teams on releases with dependencies spanning technology stacks.

  • Extensive knowledge of the COBOL programming language.
  • Seven or more years professional programming experience with COBOL.
  • Experience working with IBM Mainframes and the CICS environment.
  • Experience interacting with relational databases (DB2, Oracle, etc.) from COBOL.
  • In-depth knowledge of and proven experience with ANSI SQL.
  • Experience with IBM’s Job Control Language (JCL).
  • Ability to document system requirements and flows using the Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, Visio, etc.).
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong technical analysis and troubleshooting skills.
  • Ability to work independently, and closely with other teams.

  • Experience with Financial Systems.
  • Experience with z/VSE.
  • Experience with JCL within z/VSE.
  • Experience with the ICCF editor.
  • Experience with DB2 9+.
  • Experience with VSAM.
  • Experience with other programming, scripting, and markup languages (C, C++, HTML, Java, Javascript, Perl, Python, XML, YAML etc.).

About Our Client: Our client is an Equal Opportunity Employer and maintains a drug-free workplace by both policy and practice. Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, or the presence of a non-job-related medical condition. Employment and personnel practices conform to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations regarding non-discrimination. While the Company is committed to following this principle in every facet of employment, all employees share in the responsibility to promote and foster a favorable work environment.
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