Job Description

Reference # : 19-01153Title : Programmer
Location : Albany, NY
Position Type : Contract
Experience Level : Start Date / End Date : 11/21/2019 / 11/21/2022
The Office of Professions mainframe is in need of additional support to sustain regular business operations while a new system is designed and implemented. Projects will include special permit accommodations, increasing the number of additional offices for licensed professionals, corporations redesign to improve the workflow of the corporation application process and the separation of first and last name. To accomplish these changes, many aspects of The Office of Professions processing will need to be modified. Changes to the Office of Profession mainframe will include: Online programs and user screens, report programs, update and processing programs, data extracts and files that are sent to other agencies, data files that are inputted from other sources and vendors, including payment from Keybank Services scanner bar codes, and external vendor coordination

The Programmer will be responsible to:
  • Work with NYSED's IT staff to analyze existing OP Client mainframe programs to identify the code to be modified for implementation of each project.
  • Develop data mapping between Client mainframe and Oracle relational database to prepare for a large-scale, future data migration.
  • Identify and code the modifications required for existing Client COBOL and XGEN programs for each project.
  • Create and implement a test plan for quality assurance of all necessary changes. Coordinate with NYSED IT staff and Office of Professions staff for testing purposes.
  • Organize documentation efforts to insure easy maintenance for future modifications.
The consultant will analyze, plan, code, and test COBOL and XGEN online and offline programs. Will also involve daily rigorous and thorough testing of program modules.


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