Job Description :

Job Title: Mainframe IDMS Developer

Location: Des Moines, IA

Duration: 11 Months

Note: Selected candidates need to be on board Onsite. They need to pick their on- boarding documents and equipment manually. No expenses will be paid for travelling

Job Description:

The Software Developer/Programmer (SDP) converts data from project specifications and statements of problems and procedures to create or modify computer programs.

*** Only candidates with recent and significant IDMS experience will get considered for this position.

The agency is looking for a highly motivated individual that works well with customers and team members. This individual will need to be comfortable doing senior level application support including writing ADS/O and COBOL programming, working with IDMS and DB2 and modifying JCL and Parms for a large, highly visible state agency. The individual must be a self-starter, who is willing to be flexible and research multiple complicated legacy systems to meet legislative changes and agency needs, willing to step up when the job needs done. Some off hour shifts and on call may be needed. Initial contract funding is for 1 year, but a longer 4-year engagement is expected for this position.

This legacy developer is needed to facilitate data conversion for the Client Revenue's inflight modernization project (2020-2024). As time allows, this resource may provide development for ongoing maintenance and enhancements (to include Annual Tax Year changes as well as other revisions required throughout the year); supporting the Department of Revenue mainframe processes which serves Iowans and supports state government by collecting all taxes required by law.


Experience in all aspects of SDLC including specification development, design, coding, testing, implementation, and maintenance of complex mainframe applications.

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to interact effectively with others and lead others through change.

Analyze current operations and procedures; evaluate and select practical alternatives and present them to the users; produce design specifications of the selected alternatives; and obtain user approval of selected alternatives

Schedule and coordinate the development, testing, and implementation of systems

Preparation and maintenance of technical documentation

Communicate accurate and useful status updates.

Manage and report time spent on all work activities.

Ability to work in a team environment

Ability to comprehend complex technical and logical concepts and adapt quickly to changes

Strong quantitative, analytics, problem solving and organizational skills are required

Attention to detail and maintaining high quality standards is a must

Ability to prioritize and manage concurrent projects, demonstrate initiative and work independently with minimal supervision.

Technical Requirements

IDMS IDMS IDMS ADS/O REQUIRED 8 years of experience.

IDMS ADS/O REQUIRED 8 years of experience

Cobol REQUIRED 8 years of experience

CICS REQUIRED 8 years of experience

JCL REQUIRED 8 years of experience

IDMS DMLO DESIRED 1 year of experience

IDMS OLQ DESIRED 1 year of experience

DB2 DESIRED 1 year of experience

Control-M DESIRED 1 year of experience

DC Cobol DESIRED 1 year of experience

FTP DESIRED 1 year of experience

SYNCSORT DESIRED 1 year of experience

TSO/ISPF DESIRED 1 year of experience

VSAM DESIRED 1 year of experience

Expeditor DESIRED 1 year of experience.

Required/Desired Skills

Skill Matrix

Skill Matrix


Years of Experience

Overall IT Experience

Communication (1 - 10)










DC Cobol





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