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Mainframe Software Developer

Company: iSpace Inc.
Location: Torrance
Posted on: January 24, 2023

Job Description:

Mainframe DB2/COBOL/CICS Software Developer
Location Hybrid (3%-Work in office in Torrance, CA will be scheduled 2 - 4 times a month and the rest of the work can be performed remotely). Non-local candidates may be considered if they are absolute "rock stars
Contract Duration January 2023 July 12, 2024

We are looking for a strong mainframe developer with good analytical skills. This Developer will be assisting our client's team in supporting the development of applications focused on Auto Inventory Processes that will support Digital Sales Platform as well as Auto Sales Motivational Program Processing, and Auto Model Master Processing. 30% of this role is focused on Analysis/Design and 70% of this role is focused on Development/Testing, and Deployment.

Primary tasks will include the following:

  • Understand business requirements
  • Focus on Functional and Detailed Analysis/Design
  • Perform Testing (unit, integration, system, user acceptance),
  • Support application implmentation efforts
  • Provide technical documentation
  • Provide warranty related support
  • Provide status to PM/Lead
  • Strong Mainframe development experience

    Other duties may include the following:

    • Code and perform unit and integration testing of software to ensure proper and efficient execution and adherence to business and technical requirements
    • Code, test, and debug new software or makes enhancements to existing software
    • Write programs according to specifications from higher level staff or business analysts
    • Develop technical documentation
    • Resolve in a timely manner problems that arise with existing production applications to ensure the efficient and proper functioning of application components
    • Collaborate with technical staff to learn and understand software problems
    • Generate a variety of complex and periodic reports and/or data through database management, data administration and data extraction techniques
    • Provide general system users and management with system analysis and feedback
    • Influence system design by identifying and recommending design and requirements needs for software enhancements
    • Mentor and coach less experienced staff
    • Maximize the efficiency of the various software systems by implementing, monitoring, testing, and auditing new software programs
    • Analyze and resolve computer related problems by coordinating with inhouse personnel to diagnose and fix operational difficulty, as well as consulting, advising, and training on specialized features and functions
    • Follow established configuration/change control processes

      Required Skills and Expertise:

      • 8+ years of mainframe development experience
      • Understand Business Requirements
      • Strong System Analysis skills
      • Strong programming skill set for Mainframe (DB2/COBOL/CICS)
      • Strong skills in DB2 Stored procedures, and MQ handling
      • Strong knowledge in JCL/Procs
      • Strong experience in Z/OS, TSO, ISPF/PDF, and COBOL-II
      • Skilled in Client Maps, and Queue handling
      • Skilled in working with MQ and associated tools
      • Sound experience in usage of tools such as XPEDITER, File-Aid, MQ-Series, and FTP
      • Reasonable experience with MS-Office tools including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint

        Desired Skills and Expertise:

        • Familiarity with REXX/CLIST is a plus
        • Exposure to interfacing with non-Mainframe platforms (ex: Windows, UNIX, AS400) is a plus

Keywords: iSpace Inc., Torrance , Mainframe Software Developer, IT / Software / Systems , Torrance, California

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