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Senior Mainframe Developer (10+ yrs)

Chandler, AZ 85224

Posted: 04/19/2022 Job Category: Software Development Job Number: 15421

Job Description

Senior Mainframe Developer



The Senior Mainframe Software Developer will take part of a major mainframe modernization. The job provides an exciting opportunity to work in a fast-paced environment utilizing a modern development toolkit with the introduction of Dev Ops tools and practices for the Mainframe.


In this role the developer is responsible for developing or enhancing software applications using sound, repeatable, systematic, and quantifiable approach to application development on a foundation of industry best practices and in accordance with the client' s software development/project methodology (Agile mostly). The Software Developer will contribute to the definition of technical features and stories and will work hands-on writing code based on requirements and system specifications (features and user stories). Development activities will include updating existing software and/or developing new modules to address a specific need or solve a particular business or technical problem.

The role will include estimation, analysis, design, programming, unit/integration testing, deployment, code debugging and job scheduling whenever applicable. This developer will work in a highly collaborative and increasingly Agile environment and will assume a key role for various new solutions within the client’ s GPSC business


This is a role that would suit someone with 10-15 years of Mainframe skills, who is a strong team player with a positive, confident attitude and a flexible approach. Prospective candidates will need creativity, decision-making skills, a drive for results, the ability to develop peer relationships, a strong technical learning capability, excellent communication skills and a strong work ethic. Being self-starter and able to work independently are must-have attributes.


In addition, the candidate will possess some or all the following skills:
  • Fully qualified individual contributor who has knowledge and understanding of all aspects of function
  • Ability to operate with a high level of independent judgment and are typically responsible for implementing functional strategy, administering, and coordinating programs, counseling, and advising management
  • Broad technical knowledge, training and understanding combined with creative and independent thinking
  • Proficiency in many technical functions and ability to integrate across disciplines and platforms
  • Performs complex assignments requiring a wider application of principles, theories, and concepts
  • Ability to interact with other senior personnel
  • Ability to lead and provide direction to a team of professionals


Major Duties/Responsibilities:
  • Estimation, Analysis, Design, Design reviews, Coding, Code reviews, unit testing in small increments of work (mainframe)
  • Troubleshooting (root cause analysis) and debugging applications in different mainframe programming languages
  • Software testing and quality assurance
  • Document software code and ensure that technical documentation i.e. configuration guides, install guides, system designs, others meet requirements
  • Develop and Integrate software with existing systems
  • Maintain standards compliance
  • Report status of assigned software development and/or maintenance tasks consistently following the specified software development methodology
  • Communicate effectively with a positive and confident attitude


Required Qualifications and Technical skills:
  • BS in Computer Science, Engineering, Math or technical discipline or equivalent combination of education and recent, relevant work experience is required
  • Minimum 10 years of experience
  • Languages: PL/1 and JCL (Required)
  • Database: IMS (Required)
  • IMS DC/TM for transactional processing
  • IDE: IBM Developer for Z Systems
  • Agile, Scrum or SAFe methodologies


Additional Attributes/Skills (Preferred but not required):
  • SAS programming
  • Scheduling tools: IWS and/or CA7
  • Database: DB2
  • Microsoft Azure DevOps (Code Repos and Pipelines), IBM UCD and IBM DBB
  • Different IBM tools: ITOM, RACF, Infoprint, Connect-Direct
  • IDz or RDz
  • zDevOps
  • Easytrieve programming
  • ISPF Panels, CLIST, Skeletons, REXX
  • Solid understanding of midrange platforms


Location:             Phoenix, AZ, Warren/Detroit, MI, Austin, TX, or Atlanta, GA

Work remotely may be acceptable. However, workers must be willing to sit onsite at any of these locations

Duration:            6+ month W2 Contract



Meet Your Recruiter

Karen Kersten
Sr. Technical Recruiter

As a 25-year veteran of Technical Recruiting, I have one top priority: keeping you informed. I believe in being transparent and straightforward with you so that every interaction is comfortable and easy – together, we’ll get you the information and opportunities you need. Let’s have a conversation!
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