COBOL Programmers - Mainframe

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Start date:
October 2013. ASAP.
6 months
Ontario (ON)
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Our client has an immediate need for 3 experienced Mainframe environment Cobol programmers on a contract basis to augment one of their project teams.  Candidates must be able to start work in Brampton ASAP:

Typical Responsibilities

  • Part of a team that coordinates activities of application and design development requirements, unit and system integration tests, documents and implements systems and programs.
  • Writes new systems of moderate complexity, working with basic application designs and specifications, utilizing standard procedures and techniques.
  • Designs and codes programs of moderate to high complexity, creates test transactions and runs tests, revises as necessary.
  • Reviews release notes, relevant documentation and participates in code reviews.
  • Provides application and user support, troubleshooting, application testing, system integration testing and post-implementation review of new/changed applications.
  • Completes unit and integration testing, ensuring adherence to standards and design specifications.
  • Develops domain expertise in specific technical skills, tools, and techniques.

Experience & Education

  • Undergraduate degree or Technical Certificate.
  • 4 - 6 years equivalent experience.

Technical Skills

  • 5 - 7 years' experience in Mainframe Application development/support, preferable in Customer Care or Order Entry applications
  • Strong knowledge of Cobol, CICS, VSAM, IMS, MQ Series, XPEDITOR, FILEAID, MVS, TSO and JCL


  • Foundation Architecture Knowledge
  • ITS Development
  • Programming Languages
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Innovation
  • Oral and Written Communications
  • Problem Solving