COBOL Job Description

COBOL Job Description

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COBOL provides design leadership in large or complex development projects with COBOL/CICS expertise involving application development, migrations, and additions to existing applications.

COBOL Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Take a leadership role in, defining methods and processes for application development, developing systems that are extensible
Creates/Reviews the Test plans with the help of QA
Reviews the Unit Test plans
Performs Unit/Integration Testing
To participate in disaster recovery exercises
Creates Estimation Documents
He/she should interact with clients/stakeholders daily/weekly to update the status
Analyze and assess all technical production incidents
Gather and document all necessary input required to present Problem Ticket Resolution (PTR) to manager
Conduct PTR’s on schedule, and ensure best practices are being followed

COBOL Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for COBOL

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: COBOL, ITIL, B2, TOGAF, AWS, PCI

Education for COBOL

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the COBOL job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Computer Science, Education, Information Systems, Engineering, Technical, Business, Information Technology, Associates, Computer, Mathematics

Skills for COBOL

Desired skills for COBOL include:

End-to-end systems development life cycles
COBOL
Application
Data and infrastructure architecture disciplines
Waterfall
JCL
BKFS’ business environment and the application development environment
DB2
CICS
SQL

Desired experience for COBOL includes:

At least 2 years experience in COBOL
Experience as a Technical Lead creating detailed technical designs for development
5 years of HP Non-Stop (HPNS) COBOL development experience
At least 6 months experience in Develops COBOL applications
USDM Methodology
Prior Ford Credit experience

COBOL Examples

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COBOL Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of COBOL. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for COBOL
  • Provides software application support
  • Perform as a development team lead, as required, to insure development project tasks are following best practices coding standards, development tasks are on schedule, report any issues to the Project Manager and keep the Application Manager informed of the project status
  • Leads and performs technical analysis on application development projects
  • Work with cross-functional participants to translate customer needs and technology directions into application definitions, including user groups, network service teams, IT development groups and technology vendors to maximize opportunities in the agency's Web-based presence
  • Work with vendors, IT technical staff, and other application development groups to provide technical information and instructions for supported systems
  • Update existing technical specification documents
  • Participate and conduct peer code reviews
  • Organize and participate in existing Development to Production support hand-over process
  • Provide on-call/pager support for critical job failures and issues
  • Provide the input / deliver the deliverables to the audit / regulatory / security mandates and/or requirement
Qualifications for COBOL
  • 2+ years experience in MF cobol development
  • As an Applications Developer, you will work with business and IT leadership to understand IT business strategy and their implication to application(s) under responsibility
  • Academic Education - Advantage
  • Fprmal Cobol AS400 education
  • Experience in working with banking systems - Advantage
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or equivalent education in a related discipline is required
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COBOL Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of COBOL. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for COBOL
  • Perform day- to-day activities under general and continuous supervision to identify and resolving issues and to advise and formulate strategies to improve efficiency of Application Development, Maintenance and Enhancement activities
  • Performs hands-on software development and testing
  • Functions as a core member of an agile team driving user story analysis and elaboration, design and development of software applications, testing, and builds automation tools
  • Performs ongoing refactoring of code and drives continuous improvement in code structure and quality
  • Typically spends 90+% of time writing code, api specs, conducting code reviews and testing in ongoing sprints, or doing proof of concepts/automation tools
  • Administering tools
  • Typically spends 50-75% of time writing code and testing
  • Provides ideas for reengineering and cost reductions
  • Follows development coding standards for secure and non-secure environments
  • Conducts and/or participates in peer code reviews, either as a reviewer or developer
Qualifications for COBOL
  • Requires 5 years of management experience
  • Requires 3 years of experience in an Agile environment
  • A superior knowledge of all aspects of responsive web development
  • At least two years of experience like COBOL Developer
  • Experience with the COST Shipyard application highly desired
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science / Information Systems or equivalent job experience
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Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of COBOL. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for COBOL
  • Creates and maintains COBOL programs which receive real-time customization input from the Java J2EE component of the application
  • Reviews application in progress of COBOL development to ensure compliance with overall design parameters and corporate development standards
  • Support assigned production system failures/issues on a timely basis and document corrective action
  • Participates in investigation and feasibility study of new technology
  • Perform other related duties as required by IT management
  • Makes recommendations towards the development of new processes that will improve function or reduce risk
  • Will lead projects, coordinating efforts among teams, and monitoring performance
  • Recommends and creates software system testing and validation procedures, programming and documentation
  • Provides technical advice and assists in solving programming problems taking full responsibility for bank programs and job streams
  • Writes and/or reviews system specifications, including technical requirements and flow charts
Qualifications for COBOL
  • Good understanding of the domain in current projects will be appreciated
  • Knowledge of Java, Websphere and other technologies used in mainframe modernization will be an added advantage
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in Mainframe Development projects
  • Experience in Financial services domain preferable
  • 3 to 5 years’ hands-on experience in Cobol, UNIX, Oracle, SQL
  • Minimum 3 to 8 years of desired experience required
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COBOL Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of COBOL. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for COBOL
  • COBOL Programmer should be able to communicate effectively in both verbal and written form
  • Work with the client and team to develop requirements
  • Define specifications
  • Create technical requirements and design documentation
  • Develops code, tests, and debugs new software or enhancements to existing software
  • Responds to all reported current software production concerns
  • Resolves customer complaints with the software and responds to suggestions for improvements and enhancements
  • Engages in production support activities on an as needed basis
  • Lead, influence, and mentor team in agile/lean project execution
  • Technical leadership and mentoring of engineering team members
Qualifications for COBOL
  • Mainframe skills including COBOL, CICS and VSAM
  • You will develop Cobol applications, including language syntax & features, designing, coding, testing & debugging programs using the COBOL language
  • Preferably with Information Technology / Engineering / Computer Science related degree
  • Possess minimum of 1 year experience in system / software development
  • Good soft skills in communication, writing, presentation, , are valued
  • Knowledge of LARSS and other GMS LAC applications is required
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Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a COBOL. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for COBOL
  • Participate in the design and implementation of software and technical infrastructure solutions
  • Help drive continuous improvement of products and processes
  • Assist in hiring and professional development of new and existing software engineering staff
  • Participate in contract negotiations and statement of work definition
  • Participate in tracking statement of work deliverables and contractor direction, both onshore and offshore
  • Follow all change management procedures for all development work completed
  • Confers with organizational personnel, as necessary, to determine information necessary for any revisions, corrections and new applications
  • Assists with interfaces between current equipment/systems
  • Codes, tests and documents programs
  • Understanding defined requirements as provided
Qualifications for COBOL
  • Experience with Merchant Characteristics or Payments and Reconciliation platforms is a strong plus
  • 5 or more years of experience writing and testing code using COBOL
  • 3+ years mainframe experience utilizing COBOL and/or HP Exstream Dialogue
  • 5+ years of COBOL mainframe development experience, Micro Focus product suits
  • Exposure to Complete Software Development Life Cycle
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, MIS, related field or 10 years of equivalent experience

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