Job Description :
Mainframe Programmer Analyst position for PHEAA

Harrisburg, PA.

Duration: 6+ months

Interview: Skype/Phone


Minimum qualifications:

o Bachelor''s Degree in Computer Science or related field.

o Equivalent combination of experience and training considered.

Minimum experience qualifications:

o 5+ years of programming, analysis and/or design in a COBOL/DB2/CICS mainframe environment

o Working knowledge and understanding of DB2, SQL, JCL, CICS.

o Experience with IBM mainframe environment.

Preferred experience qualifications:

o Experience with KEY and/or Netron Fusion development environments.

o Experience with advanced SQL concepts

o Experience with IBM or CA tools and utilities (TSO, Expediter, InterTest, Debug, Platinum, Princeton, etc


Provide 24/7 on-call support on a rotating basis Provide on call support in support of application and system availability

Assist in troubleshooting and resolving technical issues causing the unavailability of applications for users

Document the cause and resolution of outages in the System Info databases

Develop COBOL code for application solutions based on technical program specifications utilizing Key and/or Netron Fusion.

Perform unit testing of application software modifications utilizing various programming platforms and productivity tools and review results for accuracy.

Adhere to defined processes and procedures to ensure the quality of the technical solution.

Prepare for and participate in code reviews as requested.

Thoroughly document code changes.

Provide input on time estimates as requested.

Working with requirements/architect/technical staff, conduct initial review of program specifications, design and/or requirements documents to ensure all specifications for coding are understood.

Modify test data or create new test data to ensure successful results of modifications to program code

Perform regression testing where applicable to ensure current changes have not impacted existing processing.

Participate in the setup and support of the production environment

Troubleshoot problems that may arise getting to the root cause to facilitate solving the problems.

Perform detailed design and write program specifications to be consumed by Developers for simple to complex system enhancement requests.

May perform actual code development or specialized tasks

Participate in requirements review sessions with Requirements Analysts, Business Analysts, System Advocates and other Architects.

Review requirements and available design documents to ensure comprehension of needed system modifications

Provide high-level size and complexity estimates to facilitate release planning efforts

Provide detailed size and complexity estimates for scheduling project change requests

Provide test approval and sign-off on modifications prior to QA migration

Perform/ensure in-depth testing of software occurs including:

o Unit Testing

o Integration Testing

o Regression Testing

Ensure business requirements have been met and that coding, quality and security standards have been upheld

Provide problem resolution from both a technical and business perspective

Provide support to Senior System Architects and other Systems Architects

Provide direction, mentoring, technical assistance, and business perspective to Developers

Client : Healthcare Client