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Reference # : 17-94584 Title : MAINFRAME COBOL/DB2 PROGRAMMER
Location : Pleasanton,, CA
Experience Level : Start Date : 12/28/2017  
Description
 DESCRIPTION: 

Artech is currently seeking to add to the below position


Job Title: MAINFRAME COBOL/DB2 PROGRAMMER
Job ID: CR070
Location: 5880 Client Dr, Pleasanton, CA 94588
Duration: 12 Months contract


The Mainframe COBOL DB2 Programmer will assist in the maintenance and support for the DB2 and Premium Billing systems including major functions such as Policy Cancellations, Bills, Payroll Reports, Payments, Dividends, Renewals, General Ledger, etc.

The Programmer will assist in the Annual Rate Filing changes.  

The Programmer will work on the Client/BC phase 1 integrations and provide Subject Matter Expert support.  

The programmer will assist in the Client phase 2 Renewals and Expire/Rewrite project.


•    Ability to quickly understand and code Mainframe COBOL /DB2 programs per technical and user requirement specifications.
•    Provide production support maintaining, troubleshooting, and problem solving with existing State Fund Mainframe COBOL/DB2 business programs and systems.
•    Develop project plans and detailed schedules.
•    Use industry and/or State Fund mandated standard coding techniques and testing processes 
to ensure quality.
•    Document all programming work per State Fund standards.
•    Enhance existing State Fund systems to meet new business requirements.
•    Explain and/or document complex problems and solutions in an understandable manner to both technical and non-technical State Fund personnel.
•    Present technical solutions and alternatives to management and decision makers at a level of understanding commensurate with the audience.
•    Configure, build and maintain the production run processes.  Mainframe job and processes.  (JCL,COBOL,DB2,EZTRIEVE)
•    Solve problems that arise with database data, production runs and/or the systems products (on-line screens, reports files or interfaces).
•    Tuning and optimization of COBOL/DB2 programs and systems.
•    Maintenance of system documentation.
•    Troubleshoot, Identify and correct reported or suspected errors with code, logic and/or data.
•    Apply necessary and discretionary system changes and/or fixes, making system enhancements as required by IT management, business units, statutes, contracts or the system's underlying architecture and/or technology as authorized by State Fund IT management.
•    Helpdesk related activities for Policy system related problems and issues.
•    Create new applications, programs and/or interfaces in order to resolve problems.
•    Technical Lead or assistant with development teams.
•    Share knowledge, mentor and train State Fund staff, on a regular and ongoing basis through the State Fund Mentoring and Skills Enhancement program as well as shadowing and consistent transfer of information form Consultants to State Fund project team members.


TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

•    7+ years of hands-on experience in the Information Technology industry.
•    5+ years of hands-on experience in the mainframe COBOL enterprise applications.
•    5+ years of hands-on experience in the coding and programming.
•    In-depth expertise in a broad variety of IT skills, such as project planning, systems development, systems design, systems maintenance, helpdesk/user support, documenting system requirements and changes, infrastructure implementation, and network administration.
•    Professional IT Certifications are desirable.
•    Good communications skills and the ability to interact with business users.

TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

•    7+ years of hands-on experience in the Information Technology industry.
•    5+ years of hands-on experience in the mainframe COBOL enterprise applications.
•    5+ years of hands-on experience in the coding and programming.
•    In-depth expertise in a broad variety of IT skills, such as project planning, systems development, systems design, systems maintenance, helpdesk/user support, documenting system requirements and changes, infrastructure implementation, and network administration.
•    Professional IT Certifications are desirable.
•    Good communications skills and the ability to interact with business users.



Please apply on our company website (www.artechinfo.com) with reference to job ID, or contact me at Pradeep.V@artechinfo.com / 973.507.7539
 
Pradeep
Team Lead – Staffing
Artech Information Systems LLC
360 Mt. Kemble Avenue, Suite 2000 | Morristown, NJ 07960
Office: 973.507.7539 | Fax: 973.998.2599
Email:
Pradeep.V@artechinfo.com | Website: www.artechinfo.com
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