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Mainframe Programmer/Analyst (COBOL)

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Mainframe Programmer/Analyst (COBOL)

Duration: 6 months

Day rate: £550 – £575 Inside iR35

Location: Hybrid (London)

This is a great new opportunity to join our growing team as a Mainframe Developer specializing in COBOL. Your primary responsibility as a VME Consultant will be to manage and optimize legacy VME systems within the UK public sector. This pivotal role involves ensuring the smooth operation, thorough testing, and successful implementation of VME applications. You will work closely with cross-functional teams, including testers, programmers, and implementation specialists, to deliver high-quality solutions. Key responsibilities include conducting comprehensive tests, developing and maintaining VME applications using COBOL, Assembler, or PL/I, and optimizing code for performance and security. Additionally, you will coordinate the deployment of VME solutions, provide technical support, propose enhancements, and create detailed technical documentation. Strong problem-solving skills, familiarity with legacy mainframe environments, and excellent communication abilities are essential. Experience in technology consultancy and public sector environments is highly desirable.

Conduct thorough testing of VME applications, identifying and resolving issues promptly.
Collaborate with testers to create test plans, execute test cases, and validate system functionality.
Develop, enhance, and maintain VME applications using languages such as COBOL, Assembler, or PL/I.
Optimise code for performance, reliability, and security.
Coordinate the deployment of VME solutions, ensuring seamless integration with existing systems.
Provide technical support during implementation, addressing any challenges that arise.
Analyse existing VME codebase and propose enhancements or modernisation strategies.
Collaborate with stakeholders to identify opportunities for system improvements.
Create comprehensive technical documentation for VME applications.
Train end-users and technical staff on VME best practices and troubleshooting.
Communicate effectively with project managers, business analysts, and end-users.
Understand business requirements and translate them into technical solutions.Requirements:

Proven experience working with VME systems, including COBOL, Assembler, or PL/I.
Strong problem-solving skills and attention to detail.
Familiarity with legacy mainframe environments and associated tools.
Excellent communication and collaboration abilities.Desirable Requirements:

Experience working with a technology consultancy.
Experience in Public Sector environmentsWe are committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment. You and any job applicants will receive equal treatment regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation


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