Lead Cobol IDMS Developer

3+ months agoPrinceton, NJ


Kforce has a client that is seeking a Lead Cobol IDMS Developer IV in Princeton, NJ.Responsibilities:

  • Write and maintain existing COBOL/IDMS batch and online programs
  • Review existing COBOL/IDMS programs and make changes as needed based on technical specifications or business change requests
  • Analyze code in existing programs for changes as requested by Change Requests
  • Coding new COBOL/IDMS batch and Online programs
  • Create and maintain existing batch OS jobs and PROCS
  • Creating new Batch OS jobs and PROCS
  • Write specifications for mainframe jobs and Online screens
  • Following standard SDLC processes to move code from a Development, to a User Acceptance, to the Production environment
  • Responsible for writing and/or supporting computer applications, with close involvement in the installation of releases and enhancements, analysis, design, coding, testing, documenting, and production implementation of system-required modifications
  • Analyzing existing programs to determine the impact of proposed changes
  • Reviews, analyzes, and modifies programming systems including encoding, testing, debugging, documenting and installing programs
  • Addressing production issues that may occur during business hours but also during non-business hours including the middle of the night and some weekend hours depending on the need of the client
  • Attending meetings with the Client to understand the scope of changes and/or new work


  • Experience working with large COBOL programs that read and update complex mainframe IDMS databases
  • Must have recent IDMS development experience
  • Working experience with Batch/Online IDMS programs
  • The individual should be willing to work at off hours when required
  • Working experience working with large databases and large companies is a plus
  • Working experience maintaining existing legacy COBOL/IDMS programs is also a must
  • Working experience in a mainframe, OS/MVS environment, JCL/PROCs, TSO
  • Working experience in ADSO, DMLO, IDD, IDDM, ADSA, ADSC, MAPC, OLQ 6
  • Well versed skill set using COBOL, IDMS, MQ
  • JIRA/Confluence experience a plus
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