Kforce COBOL Developer in Boston, Massachusetts

Kforce has a client seeking a COBOL Developer in Boston, Massachusetts (MA).Summary: The Senior Application Developer will work in a team environment to design, code, test, debug and support mission critical systems providing a range of services including maintaining or making significant enhancements to existing software systems. The Developer may serve as a development/technical team lead and will assist in project analysis to develop project cost and time estimates, develop problem resolutions and solutions, assist in creating system development test plans for complex applications, write all levels of application software programs, promote software configuration management standards, follow our SDLC process and support team oriented development models. The Developer will work with a Project Manager in a process oriented environment for all assigned projects. The Developer will be required to successfully complete all assigned tasks, gain a complete understanding of each overall project and business application, and to remain current with the latest technologies and industry/business trends. This position may require occasionally working extra hours and being on stand-by status.Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform as a technical lead, as required, for assigned projects

  • Perform as a development team lead, as required, to insure development project tasks are following best practices coding standards, development tasks are on schedule, report any issues to the Project Manager and keep the Application Manager informed of the project status

  • As a development team lead, where applicable, manage the staff progress against project tasks and work with the staff to attain overall project goals

  • Develop technology projects using software development life cycle (SDLC), including prototyping, technical design and specifications determined from business requirement documents

  • 7 years demonstrated experience of developing larger-scale, enterprise applications

Demonstrated experience and knowledge in some/some/all the following technologies:


  • Enterprise COBOL for z/OS

  • IBM Utilities (IDCAMS, Repro, CSDF, CECI)

  • JCL

  • Syncsort

  • CICS (Transaction Server Level 3 )

  • VSAM

  • IDMS R12 or Greater

  • CA Panvalet

  • Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)

  • Experience with source control software

  • Experience with Abend-Aid

  • Experience with File-Aid

  • Experience with DML/O

  • Experience with InterTest (CICS & Batch)

  • Experience integrating existing systems with third-party packages and SaaS vendors

  • Experience performing as a team/technical lead for development projects

  • Demonstrated knowledge of application architecture and design best practices

  • Demonstrated knowledge of formal Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) methodologies

  • Proven track record of delivering application projects on time and on budget

  • Experience with application support methodologies

  • Knowledge of ITIL standards and best practices

  • Knowledge of Service Oriented Architecture(SOA) standards and best practices

  • Must have strong analytical skills, interpersonal skills and written/verbal communication skills

  • Ability to work individually or within a team environment

  • Ability to demonstrate creative thinking

  • Ability to develop relationships within the team and across the business

  • Ability to analyze software problems and issues to determine a solution

  • Ability to engineer software solutions that integrates with multiple vendor software solutions and products

Kforce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.Compensation Type:Hours