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Job Description

Role-COBOL Programmer

MUST work ON SITE in Providence, Rhode Island.....Locals or near by only

Seeking a COBOL programmer to support COBOL programming requests, application interfaces, in addition, may be needed for administration support for the IBM iSeries Power 9 (AS400) and IBM mainframe systems (using VSE, MVS, and
VM).
The Programmer selected shall have extensive experience with COBOL, CICS, SQL programming,
application interfaces, database and database support, and AS400 and mainframe system
support for the systems and technologies described below.
APPLICATION PROGRAMMING SUPPORT
IBM Power 9 I Series (AS400) Systems Programming (System/36 and Native Mode)
- Provide COBOL programming support; maintain and make updates on current
applications. The standard is primarily native COBOL, but there may be instances of
limited RPG residing in the systems.
- (Shared Responsibility): Develop interfaces between DLT and other agencies. Establish
and support data transfers with ODBC, SFTP, GoAnywhere, Shared SharePoint files, IRS
FIRE, QLIK, SMB, FTP, etc. Support legacy IVR (currently screen scraping technology)
from the System/36 based system.
- Develop forms using XL Print Paris Software and FormDocs and perform associated
programming requirements.
- Develop and maintain application documentation.
- Support application databases using DB2 (with multimember records) and SQL.
- Leverage and utilize Spell/400, Surveyor, X-Analysis
-(Shared Responsibility): Assist EOC operators with runtime errors to address
programming issues.
- Configure, maintain, and document application security.
- Provide technical expertise to implement best practices.
- Assist in migration efforts to modernize the legacy applications.
- Generate reports in response to user requirements.
- Provide operational, status, and other reports as requested.

Additionally, as needed:
IBM Mainframe System Programming (VSE, MVS, VM)
- Provide COBOL. JCL, and CICS programming support; maintain and make updates on
current applications.
- Applications use IBM SQL/DS, ADABAS databases; VSAM file structures.
Programmer – Intermediate

COBOL Programmer Job Description
- (Shared Responsibility): Develop interfaces between the mainframe and other
agencies. Establish and support data transfers with SFTP, FTP, etc.
- (Shared Responsibility): Assist EOC operators with runtime errors to address
programming issues.
- Develop and maintain application documentation.
- Develop forms using XL Print Paris, FormDocs, and Elixir software and perform
associated programming requirements.
- Leverage and utilize Syncsort, MacKinney Systems, Easytrieve Plus and other IBM
utilities.
-Configure, maintain, and document application security.
- Provide technical expertise to implement best practices.
- Assist in migration efforts to modernize the legacy applications.
- Generate reports in response to user requirements.
-Provide operational, status, and other reports as requested.


SYSTEM ADMINISTRATION SUPPORT
a) IBM Power 9 I Series (AS400) Systems Programming (System 36 and Native Mode)
i) (Shared Responsibility): Support interfaces between DLT and other agencies. Assist in
establishing interfaces between DLT and other agencies by providing system file access
and infrastructure support to establish and support data transfers with ODBC, SFTP,
Go Anywhere, Shared SharePoint files, IRS FIRE, QLIK, SMB, FTP, etc. Support legacy
IVR technology.
ii) Maintain, Support and manage support of AS400 systems:
(1) (Shared Responsibility): Assist EOC operators with runtime errors to address
programming, OS, and hardware issues.
(2) Perform Health Checks and Monitoring
(a) System Status including but not limited to performance, critical messages,
errors.
(b) System Values: Maintain and review system values (WRKSYSVAL) to ensure
they are configured for security and performance.
(c) Subsystem Monitoring: Review subsystems (WRKSBSD) to ensure they are
running optimally. Check for any subsystem-related errors or performance
issues.
(d) Patches and Updates: Verify that the system is running the latest cumulative
PTF (Program Temporary Fix) package. Check for the latest operating system
updates and patches.
(e) Disk Space: Review disk space utilization and run disk reports to address issues.