Cobol Developer Position at SDLC Partners, L.P.

SDLC Partners, L.P. is the business minded, tech-savvy, people driven alternative to large professional services organization. Our consultants take a practical and collaborative approach to deliver process improvement, analytics, and technology solutions to national and regional customers by effectively working with business and I.T. to serve as the “execution partner of choice”. SDLC is proud to be recognized as the #2 job creator in Pennsylvania by Inc.’s 2013 Hire Power.

PURPOSE: The purpose of this project is to work with our client to support their various COBOL applications, providing enhancements and maintenance.


  • Partner with clients to develop a trusted relationship
  • Work with a wide array of business and IT management to analyze, design and develop system architecture using standard COBOL design patterns
  • Analyze existing programs to determine the impact of proposed changes and propose alternative approaches
  • Create technical documentation, including system architecture and design, use case diagrams, and workflow diagrams and verified against business requirements
  • Support testing, debugging, and refining the software to produce the required product
  • Good experience in application of standard software development principles
  • Flexibility to work on modifications to existing systems as well as development of brand new mainframe applications


  • Education – Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, MIS, or related degree
  • Experience in Mainframe COBOL
    • Minimum 3-4 years of mainframe-based application development experience
    • Preferred: 7+ years of mainframe-based application development experience
  • Specialized Knowledge
    • Thorough knowledge of COBOL programming language
    • Thorough knowledge of JCL and job scheduling techniques
    • Experience with staging and packaging elements for production turnover
    • Experience with DB2 and SQL queries, including integration of queries within COBOL programs
    • Experience with program debugging tools such as Expeditor or Tracemaster
    • Experience with IBM utilities in JCL such as IDCAMS, IEBGENER, IEFBR14, SYNCSORT
    • Experience in on-call situations solving production abends is a plus
  • Demonstrated experience with DB2
  • Healthcare insurance industry experience preferred but not required
  • Additional Qualifications
    • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
    • Basic client-facing skills
    • Desire for achievement and action
    • Previous consulting experience is a plus
    • Strong focus on delivery to the client through execution

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Apply through ColonialTRAK by October 19, 2015 at 11:59pm. The ID number for this position on ColonialTRAK is 32326.

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