Job Description

Reference # : 19-00489Title : COBOL Programmer
Location : Albany, NY
Position Type : Contract
Experience Level : Start Date / End Date : 07/26/2019 / 01/25/2021
Based on Governor's Office priorities, there are crucial initiatives that benefit New York State Higher Education Services (HESC) and are part of the ITS GLP project portfolio. The incumbent will supplement the mainframe development staff in GLP in support of the Dream Act Project, Excelsior Scholarship, Enhanced Tuition Awards, Part-time Scholarship, and other GLP initiatives.
- Participate on teams for projects that have a mainframe application, or batch job functional component. Prepare size and scope analysis and timeline documentation.
- Analyze and document business requirements by participating in Joint Application Development (JAD) sessions with the client and Business Analysts. Develop prototypes based on the requirements, and prepare Internal and External Design specifications in accordance with HESC's System Development Life Cycle (SDLC) and ITS Secure SDLC.
- Using Analysis and Design documents, develop, document, and maintain programs, modules, procedures, jobs, run streams etc, as applicable. Environment consists of COBOL development on an IBM mainframe, using IBM JCL and CICS with DB2 database and reporting components.
- Develop SQL and COBOL DB2 programs for collecting data in IBM's relational and database management system on IBM z/OS.
- Create development test plans and prepare and/or refresh test conditions and associated accounts. Additionally, developer may be required to execute the following tests as needed: unit, run-stream, subsystem, and regression tests.
- Review all test results, comparing the results to the identified conditions. Debug and rerun as needed. Work with Quality Assurance & Testing unit to confirm results and support findings.
- Provide business area and external customer support for the project deliverables.
- Follow all existing guidelines and recommend new guidelines for mainframe development.
- Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.


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