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Senior Mainframe Software Engineer

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Senior Mainframe Software Engineer

Category: Development/Engineering

City: Dallas, Texas, US United States

Position ID: J0521-0240

Employment Type: Full Time

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Position Description:

If you are an experienced hands-on Senior Mainframe Software engineer with strong problem-solving skills, excellent communication skills and the ability to collaborate with business and technical teams in a dynamic environment, we have exciting opportunities to build your career. Locations for this role include; Raleigh, NC., Smithfield, RI. or Dallas, Texas.

You will have an opportunity to work with top Financial Services companies developing applications and providing support on a mainframe environment, using COBOL, DB2, CICS, JCL, MQ-Series, SQL, and VSAM files.

Your future duties and responsibilities:

Performing as a Senior Software engineer, including requirements gathering, development, and end-to-end testing

• Defining, developing, and leading team to implement application level architecture, giving due consideration to application scalability and extensibility, and conformance to established standards

• Providing on-site and on-call support as needed and acting as a subject matter expert as part of a cross-functional crisis management team

• Developing applications on complex projects, components, and subsystems for the division

• Recommending development testing tools and methodologies and reviewing and validating test plans

• Resolving technical roadblocks involving multiple technologies and making recommendations and improvements to avoid them in the future

• Collaborating with multiple layers of management to share approaches, develop solutions, and improve capabilities throughout the organization

• Leading collaborative sessions and ceremonies with stakeholders and providing guidance and feedback to team members

• Being responsible for QA readiness of software deliverables

• Planning and conducting system testing

• Developing comprehensive documentation for multiple applications or subsystems

• Establishing full project life cycle plans for complex projects across multiple platforms

• Being responsible for meeting project goals on-time and on-budget

• Performing independent and complex technical and functional analysis for multiple projects supporting several initiatives

• Developing original and creative technical solutions to on-going development efforts

Required qualifications to be successful in this role:

• Experience in defining, developing, and leading an interactive team to implement scalable application solutions

• Hands on skills on mainframe application development, automation, and support, utilizing COBOL, CICS, DB2, JCL, VSAM, MQ-Series, and SQL

• Experience in mainframe performance tuning and capacity planning, including ways to reduce I/Os, CPU Time, MSUs, and MIPs, using Strobe, iStrobe, and Platinum Detector

• Experience in mainframe application development including: file format and comparison using File-AID; version management using Endeavor; debugging and unit testing using Intertest and Abend-AID; and job scheduling using Control-M

Consultative Skills:

• Excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate software engineering and/or development concepts and principles

• Analytical and problem-solving skills

• Strong teamwork skills with the ability to collaborate with other engineers including distributed team members

• Contribute to continual improvement by suggesting improvements to all aspects of the development

Preferred qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree (or foreign education equivalent) in Computer Science, Engineering, Information Technology, Information Systems, Mathematics, Physics, or a closely related field and ten or more (10+) years of experience in the job offered or ten or more (10+) years of experience as a developer on mainframe platform with systems and application development experience.


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