Senior Cobol Developer


On Site
Full Time


Policies and procedures
Life insurance
Policy administration
Business requirements
System requirements
Application development
IBM mainframe
Job scheduling
Social media
Software development
Adobe Certified Expert
Web portals

Job Details

Job Posting

The CyberLife Team within Life and Annuity Systems is currently seeking a Senior Programmer Analyst III for our Galveston, TX location.

The successful Senior Programmer Analyst III is an experienced application developer who can pair technical concepts and skills with knowledge of the Company's internal policies and procedures to solve complex problems in creative, effective, and efficient ways. Significant initiative and independent judgement are required to complete these tasks within the context of established goals and objectives with little to no assistance from management. This incumbent will primarily be responsible for enhancements, new development, and maintenance of CyberLife, our life insurance policy administration system.

Essential Functions and Duties:

Communicates fluently with business representatives
Understands business requirements and can relate these to the supporting system requirements producing technical specifications for the work to be done
Applies in-depth knowledge of insurance products, specifically Indexed Universal Life
Ability to develop estimates of time and cost for the development and on-going operation of proposed service requests
Codes readable, reliable, and maintainable programs
Performs testing of code changes
Reviews test results with business representatives
Provides optimal service to all internal and external customers
Provides assistance and consultation to the junior members of the application development staff
Responds promptly to production issues by serving in the team's on-call rotation for the 24-hour support of the team's systems
Works occasional night and weekend hours to meet target dates


Bachelor's degree
Seven or more years of application development experience
o Advanced proficiency with programming in an IBM mainframe environment with an emphasis on COBOL and JCL
Experience in these areas is a plus:
o CyberLife administration system
o Job scheduling tools, such as ZEKE and ZENA
o z/OS Connect
Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills

American National offers eligible employees and their families medical, dental, vision, and basic life insurance. Employees are able to enroll in our company's 401k plan. Employees also receive annually a bank of paid time off and paid holidays. We aspire to see people for what they bring to our corporate culture by supporting an inclusive work environment, including an emphasis on a healthy work-life balance, development opportunities, and a casual dress code.

American National is an established, stable, and successful multi-line insurance corporation that has provided financial strength and a sense of security to employees, customers and business partners since 1905. With focus on our organization's values and cultural richness:Financial Strength, Integrity, Respect, Service and Teamwork(FIRST) andAgility, Collaboration, and Engagement(ACE) we continue to pursue our vision to be a leading provider of financial products and services for current and future generations.

Hiring Practices

The preceding job posting was designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this position. It is not intended to be interpreted as a comprehensive list of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications.Weare dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you're excited about this role, but your past experience doesn't align perfectly with the job qualifications, we still encourage you to apply. You may be just the right candidate for this position or other opportunities at American National.

American National's recruitment policies help us place individuals in a timely and efficient manner. Only the most qualified candidates will be contacted by our recruiting team. Candidates may check the status of their application(s) by logging into our Career Portal . Learn more about our company, by following us on social media: LinkedIn , Facebook , Instagram

American National is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, genetic information or any other legally protected categories. American National is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities.

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