Job Description :
Title: COBOL Developer
Location: Tampa, FL
Duration: 6 months Contract

Job Description:

The Senior Software Engineer provides leadership and supports programming, testing, and analysis duties and tasks. Candidate performs tasks within planned durations to meet established deadlines. Candidate collaborates with teams to ensure effective communications and to support the achievement of objectives.

This position provides support for applications and business functions. Candidate contributes to the identification and reporting of defects in work products. This position assists with documentation (e.g., requirements, test and defect data, variances, problem resolution, etc. The Applications Development Lead performs activities of higher complexity.

This resource will be working as a hands-on Senior Mainframe Software Engineer within Product Development.

Provide support and assistance for Change Control deployments.
Provide support and assistance for resolution of break-fix tickets on a timely bases.
Provide support and assistance for internal customers.

Self-disciplined, strong problem solving / trouble shooting skills. Good communication skills (verbal & written); strong technical skills (MQ, DB2, CICS, COBOL, JCL, VSAM); good leadership skills; available for weekend on-call support.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS/DUTIES

Performs and completes specific programming activities to deliver routine programs for supporting business functions.
Provides testing of basic and routine functionality to complete and deliver assignments.
Follows and contributes with defining specifications, coding standards, and project guidelines to ensure code integrity.

Assists with Programming Support

Assists in the creation of documentation to meet projects and users’ requests.
Interacts with applications team members to acquire systems knowledge.
Creates and executes queries and reports to fulfill information requests.
Assists with systems support to ensure applications’ operability and reliability.

Contributes to the Identification and Reporting of Defects in Work Products

Participates in the testing of work products and processes to identify defects, to meet standards, and to ensure effectiveness.
Contributes input to initial analysis to develop and implement appropriate actions.

Participates in Analysis and Testing

Contributes to the development of business and functional requirements to ensure stakeholder understanding.
Supports the analysis of processes of low complexity to ensure accurate documentation of requirements and processes and to complete test coverage and requirement testability.
Contributes to test scripts, set-up, plans, data, and updates to support the testing phase and to ensure test requirements are met.

Supports the Analysis and Communication of Business Needs

Participates in work sessions to gather relevant information and to ensure understanding of the audience''s knowledge.
Contributes to the analysis, understanding, and application of the appropriate level of details to ensure mapped solutions satisfy business problems and opportunities.
Supports conflict resolution activities to ensure the achievement of common goals.
Assists in developing business and functional requirements to ensure stakeholder understanding and to serve as a basis for corresponding work products.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

10+ Years as a software development engineer with mainframe technologies
15+ years as an IT professional

Primary Skill:
COBOL – Advanced
JCL – Advanced
VSAM - Intermediate
SQL Language – Advanced
MQ - Intermediate
Additional Skills:
XML - Intermediate
UNIX Fundamentals - Beginner
UNIX Shell - Beginner
SQL & PL/SQL - Beginner
Current subject matter knowledge in performance engineering across mainframe disciplines
Experience in Health Insurance industry, and knowledge of enrollment, policy management and billing functions strongly preferred

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information science, MIS or related field of study. Master’s degree preferred.