Senior COBOL Programmer


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TECHEAD is seeking qualified applicants for the following Contract position – Senior COBOL Programmer / Richmond VA – (JOB-19673). If you are looking for a new opportunity and this position looks to be a fit, please apply to see the TECHEAD difference that has made us successful for 30+ years!

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Job Description:
Senior COBOL Application Developer | 19673

Contract: 6 months, indefinite 6 month extensions

Hybrid: 1-2 days on-site

Local Candidates Only

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.

Top MUST HAVE Skills:

• 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.

Strong Nice to Have Skills:

• 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.).

TECHEAD’s mission is to make our on-site associates successful by placing them in the right environment so they can grow and prosper. How we treat and respond to our clients and employees is a reflection of who we are and makes us stand out from the rest. Keeping our business focused on building and maintaining relationships with our employees and clients is the key to our success. We won’t strive for anything less.

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