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Sr. COBOL Programmer

Company: Optimal Solutions and Technologies
Location: New Orleans
Posted on: November 19, 2020

Job Description:

POSITION: Sr. COBOL Programmer

LOCATION: New Orleans, LA

JOB ID: 4806-RCAT 2

# OF OPENINGS: 1

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Optimal Solutions & Technologies (OST, Inc.) is focused on excellence. We specialize in providing Management Consulting, Information Technology, and Research Development and Engineering services.

The fundamental distinction of the OST team is its business knowledge in both the public and private sectors. We serve the aerospace & transportation, association & nonprofit, defense, education, energy, financial, healthcare, and technology & telecommunications industries. OST is successful because we listen to our clients, we learn from our clients, and we know our clients.

JOB DUTIES (DESCRIPTION OF SPECIFIC DUTIES IN A TYPICAL WORKDAY FOR THIS POSITION:

The NPDB (Navy Personnel Database) is a data warehouse containing information about US Naval personnel, hosted at the Defense Enterprise Computing Center s z/OS mainframe in Mechanicsburg, PA. The system s software includes COBOL, Db2, CICS, EASYTRIEVE-Plus, Roscoe Program Facility (RPF) and IBM Job Control Language (JCL).

Daily workload includes:
Analysis of change requests, then coding and testing in a COBOL/Db2/Mainframe environment. Supporting batch processes to apply Navy Personnel data from disparate source to NPDB.
Performing data cleansing on the database tables.
Occasional tasks include:

* Researching data capture issues

* Preparing Interface Control Agreements

* Reviewing security controls for Risk Management Framework

* Activities to maintain a Configuration Management baseline

POSITION REQUIREMENTS: (YEARS OF EXPERIENCE, CERTIFICATIONS, SOFTWARE SKILLS, ETC.):

* Education: High School diploma or GED

* COBOL - 5 years .Writing, testing and documenting code. Experience should include work with data analysis, VSAM file processing, Also should have experience with large systems, processing multiple files for support of many customers

* Db2 SQL - 5 years . Writing, testing and documenting SQL

* JCL - 5 years . Writing and documenting z/OS JCL. Experience should include coding of conditional JCL, use of utilities such as, SORT, Compare, IDCAMS, and IEB utilities, set up and use of generation data groups, and manipulation of tape and disk files

* TSO/ISPF - 2 years. Experience should include working with partitioned data sets, file utilities, and a source code library such as Librarian. Alternatively, same level of experience using ROSCOE

* MICROSOFT OFFICE tools - 2 years. Should have working knowledge of MS Word, Excel, and MS Access, for use in data analysis, documentation and status reporting tasks

* Data Analysis - Experience performing statistical analysis of data for anomalies to perform investigation and data analysis using COBOL, SQL, VSAM and z/OS JC to to find trends and patterns in the data

* Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel) 2 years. Candidate should have working knowledge of MS Word, and Excel for use in data analysis, documentation and status reporting tasks

* Ability to work closely with customers to identify and troubleshoot issues

* Self-motivated applicant that has a desire to deliver quality solutions to the customer

* The candidate must be eligible to obtain a DoD clearance at the level of Secret. To be eligible the candidate must be a U.S. Citizen, no felony convictions, etc

Note: Experience may be concurrent.

NICE TO HAVE: (SKILLS THAT ARE NICE TO SEE ON RESUME BUT NOT REQUIRED):

* Mainframe utilities such as File Master

* Knowledge of Easytrieve-Plus

* CICS

* ROSCOE Program Facility

* Db2 Utilities and database administration

* Risk Management Framework

* Configuration management experience

* Familiarity with Navy Personnel data

* Serena Dimensions CM (change management) tool

This is a full time position paying a base salary, full benefits, and has possible bonus potential based on merit and performance. To be considered for this position, please apply online with a cover letter and MS Word resume.

OST is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are considered for positions without regard to race, religion, gender, native origin, age, disability, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.

Keywords: Optimal Solutions and Technologies, New Orleans , Sr. COBOL Programmer, IT / Software / Systems , New Orleans, Louisiana

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