Application Programmer in Plano, TX at Signature Consultants

Date Posted: 5/14/2020

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Application Programmer Summary:

Signature Consultants is seeking a mainframe COBOL/DB2 developer for a contract position in Plano, TX. The Developer work side-by-side with business partners to ensure expected quality software is built to serve our customers and clients. They will be responsible for understanding the business requirements, build/enhance application components to support the requirement, enabling testing organization to certify the application, support technology infrastructure team in production deployment and transitioning to support team. The Developer is expected to learn the business and technical components of an application and Work with their peers to follow enterprise software development methodologies. Grow your career in our dynamic and fast paced environment of diverse software platforms and challenging projects that shape the future of the banking industry. This position will not have direct reports. Routine accountability is for technical knowledge and capabilities.


  • Requirements analysis, High Level Design, Low Level Design and complex code development
  • May provide technical direction and system architecture for individual initiatives. Serves as a fully seasoned/proficient technical resource.
  • Communicates with line of business and management the overall status and health of the application.
  • Excellent communication skills. Demonstrate ability to communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical partners.
  • Understand the organization's overall strategies, how the business operates and more importantly what drives success in the business.
  • Must be willing and able to express new ideas, concerns and opinions directly to wider team in team meetings face-to-face and via remote-working tools.
  • May collaborate with external programmers to coordinate delivery of software application.
  • Routine accountability is for technical knowledge and capabilities.
  • Works under minimal supervision, with general guidance from more seasoned consultants.
  • Excellent critical thinking and problem solving skills

Required Skills:

  • 5+ years of experience in software design , development & maintaining critical Mainframe applications
  • In-depth knowledge of COBOL, JCL, CA7, CICS, DB2, SQL, VSAM.
  • Should have worked on DFSORT, ICETOOL and other utility programs
  • 5+ years of experience with code quality, code review, static analysis and unit test tools
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Be able to establish and maintain positive and effective work relationships with team members and tech/business partners
  • Strong attention to detail and follow up
  • Ability to prioritize competing demands

Desired Skills:

  • Modernization experience such as Mainframe to ETL and Mainframe to Java Conversion
  • Handson with IBM IDz experience
  • Knowledge of message and transmission protocols such as MQ, NDM and sFTP
  • Knowledge of CICS Webservices
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or other information systems related fields
  • Ability to gain a broad knowledge of the system; triage issues; engage appropriate development resources, provide guidance to production support teams during any issues
  • Familiarity with Agile software development methodology, Horizon/JIRA, and Kanban

About Signature Consultants, LLC

Headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Signature Consultants was established in 1997 with a singular focus: to provide clients and consultants with superior staffing solutions. For the ninth consecutive year, Signature was voted as one of the "Best Staffing Firms to Work For" and is now the 14th largest IT staffing firm in the United States (source: Staffing Industry Analysts). With 28 locations throughout North America, Signature annually deploys thousands of consultants to support, run, and manage their clients' technology needs. Signature offers IT staffing, consulting, managed solutions, and direct placement services. For more information on the company, please visit Signature Consultants is the parent company to Hunter Hollis and Madison Gunn.