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Lead COBOL Programmer Analyst

Location: Brookfield, WI

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

Position : Lead COBOL Programmer Analyst

Number of Openings: 1


Salary Range: 75-85K (possibly up to 90K for the perfect candidate)


Our client, a financially stable, consistently growing organization is looking for a Lead Programmer Analyst to join their Information Services team in Brookfield, WI as a full-time employee. You will be responsible for analyzing, documenting, and maintaining the existing portfolio of programs within a COBOL environment and for developing COBOL based programs. In addition, you'll provide project management and continued assistance to the Senior Programmer Analysts within the IS department. Our client offers a competitive compensation package, including great benefits!



•             Maintain current programs written in COBOL and Integrated Language Environment ( ILE ) COBOL, including, but not limited to, bug fixes, feature enhancements and performance tuning, troubleshooting and debugging issues; maintaining or introducing embedded Structured Query Language ( SQL ) within programs. Some applications are financially significant and are governed by Sarbanes-Oxley controls.

•             Providing project management and assistance to Senior Programmer Analysts to achieve maximum programming skills and productivity. Oversee the implementation of proper technical solutions. 

•             Performing iSeries journaling and commitment control for database recovery within the iSeries integrated filing system.

•             Assisting with business and technical specifications. This includes occasional contact with Third Party Administrators ( TPAs ) to review technical specifications and file layouts and to resolve data integrity issues.

•             Developing programs or applications in COBOL and ILE COBOL as requested. Maintaining programs written in CL, a programming language specific to the IBM i server.



* Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or Management Information Systems.

* 7 years of development experience on an iSeries platform, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

* COBOL, IBMi and SQL experience required.

* Troubleshooting and debugging experience.

* Excellent verbal and written communication, organizational, accurate proofreading, accurate record keeping maintenance, and detail-oriented skills.

* Ability to exercise discretion with confidential information. 

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