COBOL Developer - 3836

MSI is looking for a COBOL Developer to support one of our top clients located in Charlotte NC.


Summary:

  • Provides specialized advice to assigned area in the applications of systems analysis to support management problems; accountable for the maintenance of existing user systems and for the development of new systems to meet user needs.
  • Independently develops and executes small projects; would be the technical lead on a team involved in the development of medium-size/complexity projects for assigned area.
  • Demonstrated technical proficiency in the development and implementation of medium to large-sized systems; fully competent to provide technical guidance to other systems analysts; programmer analysts and applications programmers.

 

Essential Duties:

  • Meets with functional area management to determine systems solutions necessary to achieve greater efficiency of user operations.
  • Analyzes detailed systems factors, including input and output requirements, information flow, hardware and software requirements, and alternative methods of problem resolution.
  • Evaluates technical and economic feasibility of the proposed systems solutions.
  • Develops project proposals based on cost/benefit justification and interacts with management to obtain approval.
  • Provides technical guidance to applications programming, systems software, computer center operations and user personnel in the planning and scheduling of assigned systems projects.
  • Oversees the development, design and programming specifications for required applications.
  • Schedules and executes systems tests to ensure effectiveness in meeting user needs.
  • Directs/does the preparation of complete, standard systems documentation and user operating procedures.
  • Ensures the continuing effectiveness of systems through appropriate testing and modification.
  • Oversees/conducts the training of user personnel in new or modified systems.

Education and Experience:

Minimum:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology and five years of experience in all aspects of systems design and development; fully knowledgeable of the processes, procedures and systems of assigned areas  OR -
  • High school diploma/GED and seven years of experience in all aspects of systems design and development; fully knowledgeable of the processes, procedures and systems of assigned areas
  • Demonstrated knowledge of appropriate systems.  For ERP analysts, Lawson and Microfocus Cobol preferred

 

 

Desired:

Five to seven years of experience in all aspects of systems design and development; fully knowledgeable of the processes, procedures and systems of assigned area.

 

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities:

Knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices of applications programming.
  • Advanced principles and techniques of complex computer programming, on-line and web programming, and programming documentation.
  • Computer operating methods, current programming languages and procedures.
  • Advanced principles and operating procedures of computer systems, including analysis and design.
  • Computer equipment characteristics and associated systems software.
  • Computer records storage and handling techniques.

Ability to:

  • Evaluate and supervise computer programming programs and activities
  • Supervise and train assigned staff
  • Analyze, design, program, install and maintain complex computer systems
  • Read, interpret and apply complex technical publications, manuals and other documents
  • Effectively manage projects, including maintenance of schedules and timetables for projects assigned to lower level technical staff
  • Analyze, design, write, test and debug complex and technical computer programs
  • Identify, evaluate and solve program problems
  • Train or instruct on-line users in the use of ERP software.
  • Respond to requests and inquiries from school system and department staff
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work

?MSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.