Senior Development Expert (COBOL Developer EL2)

Job Title: Senior Development Expert (COBOL Developer EL2)
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: 01/09/2021
Reference: CR/005897_1626158709
Contact Name: Simmi Vakharia
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 13, 2021 18:45

Job Description

  • September Start | Canberra Location
  • 24-month Contract
  • Baseline Clearance May Be Required


FinXL IT Professional Services is an established innovative Australian company providing technology enabled business solutions and consulting services across a number of industries including Government, Telecommunications, Commercial and Finance. We currently have more than 850 consultants assisting our clients across Australia and are continuing to grow at a rapid pace. Through the delivery of services and implementation of new systems, processes and technology, we assist our clients to gain competitive advantage and reach new heights.

The Role:

FinXL is looking to engage a Senior Development Expert with a minimum 5 years proven experience as a COBOL developer on an IBM mainframe.

The key responsibilities include:

Translate technical and market trends into development strategy accountable for the analysis, design, development, prototyping, unit testing and maintenance activities. ensure compliance with endorsed software development methodologies implement methodology, manage and lead change and actively contribute to the agency's strategic direction develop strategy to ensure high code quality and long-term maintenance of a product's code base ensure the maintenance and enhancement of existing systems ensure development productivity and excellence in quality conduct impact analysis, evaluate, and report on technical feasibility and risks for development projects. proactively share knowledge and expertise as the subject matter expert, and provide assistance and mentorship to less experienced colleagues oversee operations of teams, including providing a clear sense of direction, setting work priorities and managing resources provide direction and support to development teams to ensure high quality solution realisation develop staff capability through coaching, mentoring and succession planning resolve very complex, sensitive and/or escalated technical issues. Oversee, review and advise on a range of written material which may include technical and corporate documentation negotiate, engage and manage relationships internal and external to the agency to build service delivery capability attend interagency meetings and forums to influence business outcomes and share information set direction by contributing to local business plans and ICT strategies oversee team contribution to cost analysis activities proactively drive continuous improvement in area of responsibility exercise delegation in accordance with legislation and guidelines. Develop run and operating instructions Modify or create application code Modify or create JCLs Modify or create DB2 databases and accesses requirements. Support implementation activities in the production system.

Essential criteria

  • Minimum 5 years proven experience as a COBOL developer on an IMB mainframe.
  • Demonstrated experience in DELTA, MQ, CIS, DB2 and VSAM
  • Demonstrated experience in Objectstar and Database Modelling

Weighted Criteria

  • Ability to contribute to solution design where appropriate and provide technical design documentation
  • Highly developed written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to provide high quality code that aligns with the Services Australia architectural direction.

How to apply:

Please hit the apply button or email your resume and for more information contact Simmi at the FinXL Group on 02 6243 6460.

FinXL actively encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.