Kforce COBOL Developer Senior in Saint Louis, Missouri

Kforce is immediately seeking a full-time COBOL Developer Senior for our leading independent, end-to-end IT services client for a long-term project in Saint Louis, MO.Summary:The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) client requires a COBOL mainframe developer. Candidates should have broad mainframe COBOL, JCL, Procs, CNTL-M, and Endevor programming experience and skills. Local candidates are preferred for expedient onboarding. Resource must be onsite in either Kanas City MO or Saint Louis MO. No remote work.Duties:

  • Works with business analysts and subject matter experts to understand business requirements

  • Design and document technical solutions to business requirements

  • Create prototypes to validate requirements

  • Analyze requirements and propose changes to data model as required by design

  • Construct and modify COBOL mainframe programs

  • Develop comprehensive automated unit tests for all software developed

  • Respond to problems by researching issues and developing solution to the problems

  • Mentor and provide leadership to junior team members

  • Bachelor's degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, Information Systems, or related degree from an accredited institution

  • Master's degree may count for 2 years of experience

  • Advanced working skills in programming with relational databases including SQL or DB2

  • Experience writing test-cases and documenting test results

  • Experience with code versioning and change management concepts

  • Experience with full life-cycle software applications development (i.e., design, construction, testing, and implementation)

  • Demonstrates an expert level of proficiency in the use of computer languages and utilities necessary to support application development

Preferred Skills:

  • Able to perform the complete system life cycle using the Agile Scrum Methodology phases from project initiation, analysis and requirements, design, coding, testing and implementation

  • Able to adhere to client development standards

  • Ability to communicate to a wide variety of audiences, both business and technical

  • Proven ability to develop and maintain system documentation

  • Ability to work independently with minimal direction

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