Cobol Developer


Olympia, WA

Industry: IT Consulting/Services


5 - 7 years

Posted 289 days ago

  by    Cynet Sytems

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We are looking for Cobol Developer for our client in Olympia, WA

Job Title: ??Cobol Developer

Job Location: Olympia, WA

Job Type: Contract ? 12 Months / Contract to Hire / Direct Hire

Job Description:

  • Client is in the process of a Systems Modernization Project (SMP), this system will be replacing their legacy licensing, enforcement, imaging and stand-alone applications with an integrated solution built around a Commercial Off- the-Shelf (COTS) product. This project has a very short timeframe to architect the integrations of existing applications with the selected COTS solution while maintaining existing 30+ years COBOL legacy applications at the same period.
  • The purpose of this Work Order is to enter into an agreement for COBOL Developer to primarily assist with data migration, retrieving business requirements from the existing COBOL iSeries applications, and secondarily provide operational support of existing COBOL programs and plan the decommissioning of the legacy COBOL applications, in collaboration with other client?s team members. Contract Staff must have foundation in COBOL application development and maintenance preferably with iSeries experience.
  • Client anticipates hiring one (1) COBOL Developer, the client reserves the right to hire multiple COBOL Developers from this Procurement. Contractor shall furnish the necessary personnel, and/or otherwise do all things necessary for or incidental to the performance of work set forth in the Scope of Work. Client will provide all necessary equipment and hardware for this position.

Scope Of Work

  • Client is initiating this Work Request to solicit responses for a COBOL Developer. It is anticipated that the COBOL Developer will need to provide approximately 125 hours of service, per month, for the client. The Contractor Staff shall complete functions including, but not limited to the following

Specific Tasks and Expectations:

  • Provide operational support of existing COBOL programs.
  • Participate in the decommissioning of the legacy COBOL applications.
  • Review COBOL application interactive processes and interfaces to define business flows and business rules.
  • Lead the analysis and resolution of production issues in existing COBOL applications
  • Read existing COBOL application and experience in viewing data in Subfiles to identify bad data in the flat files.
  • Use Data Base Cross-referencing (DBX) software (HawkEye) for cross referencing files and programs.
  • ApplyLean/Agile methods and advanced technical knowledge to evaluate and develop a solution (applications, interfaces and relational databases), and execute quality assurance testing and performance.
  • Collaborate with other software developers, business analysts and software architects to plan, design, develop, test and maintain client?s COBOL applications.

Work Requirements:

  • The Contractor Staff will work collaboratively with the client?s staff in activities which may include, but are not limited to:
  • Conducting analysis or gathering information with client?s staff.
  • Seeking input or direction from the client?s staff or management.
  • Development of any criteria for decision making choosing among options.
  • Peer review and feedback on work assignments.
  • Preparing materials, demo system, or data for presentations.
  • Maintenance of a work or task plan.
  • When requested, participation in meetings and teleconferences with the client?s staff, and provide input to business and customers and other team members.
  • Sharing knowledge with the client?s employees, including knowledge transfer to FTE technical staff and coaching or mentoring business area customers is required on all work completed.

Minimum Qualifications:



  • At least 5years of recent experience and knowledge of maintaining complex iSeries applications using COBOL.
  • Strong development skills with hands on experience and troubleshooting skills.
  • Strong understanding of the software development cycle and experience with Agile delivery. 
  • Strong written and communication skills.
  • Proven ability to deliver products with highest quality and on time.


  • Post-secondary education and/or degree in Information Technology or a related field.
  • Demonstrated experience in working in an environment where IT security best practices, policies and procedures are required and audited, with having responsibility for enforcing and administering policies and procedures