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Senior COBOL Developer

ESG Consulting

Posted on Jul 20, 2021 by ESG Consulting

Atlanta, GA 30301
Immediate Start
Annual Salary

Our client is seeking a Senior Cobol Developer to work under broad supervision, maintains and troubleshoots computers, Servers, peripherals, and/or applications. Implements consistent procedures and standards for general system maintenance in consultation with IS staff. Converts project specifications into procedure for coding. Enters program codes into computer system. Owns assigned tasks.

*Candidates must reside in GA or neighboring state.*

*Will accept H1 Visa applicants*

For the 1st week there will be 3 days in the office for training.

For the 2nd week there will be 2 days in the office for training.

After the 2nd week, there will only be the 1 day in the office per week requirement.


Bachelor's degree in computer science or a related field from an accredited college or university AND Three years of system experience in developing or supporting applications.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • VSAM to DB2 Conversions.
  • Provide design leadership in large or complex development projects with Cobol/CICS expertise involving application development, migrations, and additions to existing applications.
  • Participate in project meetings with other technical staff and business owners and subject matter experts
  • Work with other leads/architects to define best practices and coding standards. Review application in progress of development to ensure compliance with overall design parameters and corporate development standards
  • Assess and develop high level design requirements for project and communicate in writing or in meetings with development team. Assess detailed specifications against design requirements
  • Write technical documentation including program specifications, data flow diagrams, etc.
  • Guide and mentor less experienced programmers/developers on technical work/issues

Required Skills:

  • Bachelor's degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology or other related technical discipline.
  • 7+ years' experience in coding Mainframe applications using Cobol,CICS, DB2, VSAM
  • 5+ years' experience in the use of HTML and JavaScript
  • 5+ years Easytrieve/JCL
  • Experience with Java is a plus
  • Experience will Dell Transaction Processing Environment/Batch Processing Environment is a plus
  • Motivated self-starter - works well independently, but ability to also work well in a team environment
  • Demonstrates professional behavior under pressure
  • Ability to resolve complex and diverse issues by identifying underlying or hidden problems and patterns
  • Clear understanding of end-to-end application delivery in a multi-platform environment (Mainframe, Client Server, web).
  • Knowledgeable and experienced in the full Systems Development Life Cycle and Testing Methodologies.
  • Comfortable in interacting with staff and management, including Executive levels.
  • Must be meticulous in creating high quality, high value deliverables
  • Ability to write technical design documentation in clear and understandable fashion
  • Possess well developed communication skills - oral, written, listening. Good analytical and negotiation skills, and close attention to detail.
  • Ability to multitask and stay well organized
  • Must have strong collaboration skills

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or a related field from an accredited college or university Required
  • Experience in coding Mainframe applications using Cobol,CICS, DB2, VSAM Required 7 Years
  • Experience in the use of HTML and JavaScript Required 5 Years
  • Easytrieve/JCL Required 5 Years


Health, Dental, Vision, 401K


ESG Consulting is an award-winning national provider of diversified information technology consulting services to Fortune 1000, public sector entities, and emerging growth firms nationwide.

Founded in 1986, ESG offers more than 32 years of experience in the IT staffing, Engineering and consulting industry. While local to Atlanta we are headquartered in Santa Clara.

ESG is an equal opportunity company. Our flexible management culture believes in creating a business environment that fosters personal and professional growth and achievement. We make ESG a place where people are treated not as employees but as "partners".

Reference: 1260452854

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