COBOL App Programmer/Analyst
Atlanta, Georgia  30076

We have 7 Contract positions for "COBOL App Programmer/Analyst" with one of our direct clients in Atlanta, Georgia for initial contract duration of  9+ months.

Job Description

The qualified candidate will design, code, test, modify and debug computer application.  Responsibilities will include writing and analyzing programs of high complexity.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • VSAM to DB2 Conversions.
  • Provide design leadership in large or complex development projects with COBOL/CICS expertise involving application development, migrations, and additions to existing applications.
  • Participate in project meetings with other technical staff and business owners and subject matter experts
  • Work with other leads/architects to define best practices and coding standards. Review application in progress of development to ensure compliance with overall design parameters and corporate development standards
  • Assess and develop high level design requirements for project and communicate in writing or in meetings with development team. Assess detailed specifications against design requirements
  • Write technical documentation including program specifications, data flow diagrams, etc.
  • Guide and mentor less experienced programmers/developers on technical work/issues

Required Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology or other related technical discipline.
  • 7+ years’ experience in coding mainframe applications using COBOL,CICS, DB2, VSAM
  • 5+ years’ experience in the use of HTML and JavaScript
  • 5+ years Easytrieve/JCL
  • Experience with Java is a plus
  • Experience will Dell Transaction Processing Environment/Batch Processing Environment is a plus
  • Motivated self-starter – works well independently, but ability to also work well in a team environment
  • Demonstrates professional behavior under pressure
  • Ability to resolve complex and diverse issues by identifying underlying or hidden problems and patterns
  • Clear understanding of end-to-end application delivery in a multi-platform environment (mainframe, client server, web).
  • Knowledgeable and experienced in the full Systems Development Life Cycle and Testing Methodologies.
  • Comfortable in interacting with staff and management, including Executive levels.
  • Must be meticulous in creating high quality, high value deliverables
  • Ability to write technical design documentation in clear and understandable fashion
  • Possess well developed communication skills – oral, written, listening. Good analytical and negotiation skills, and close attention to detail.
  • Ability to multitask and stay well organized
  • Must have strong collaboration skills


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