Sr. Mainframe Programmer/Analyst

Full Time, Contract Corp-To-Corp, Contract W2, 3 +years
Work from home not available Travel not required

Job Description

Sharp Decisions is looking for a Sr Mainframe Programmer/Analyst 

The responsibilities of the Mainframe Programmer/Analyst will include:

  • Coding and performing unit and integration testing of software to ensure proper and efficient execution and adherence to business and technical requirements
  • Coding, testing, and debugging new software or makes enhancements to existing software
  • Writing programs according to specifications from higher level staff or business analysts
  • Developing technical documentation
  • Supporting System Test, UAT, and project implementation
  • Researching and resolving production issues, troubleshooting of on-line and batch abends
  • Supporting nightly production batch process
  • Communicating issues with business teams
  • Collaborating with technical staff to learn and understand software problems
  • Generating a variety of complex and periodic reports and/or data through database management, data administration and data extraction techniques
  • Providing general system users and management with system analysis and feedback
  • Influencing system design by identifying and recommending design and requirements needs for software enhancements
  • Mentoring and coaching less experienced staff
  • Maximizing the efficiency of the various software systems implementing, monitoring testing and auditing new software programs
  • Analyzing and resolving computer related problems by coordinating with in-house personnel to diagnose and fix operational difficulty as well as consulting, advising, and training on specialized features and functions
  • Following established configuration/change control processes

Daily Tasks Performed:

  • Application Development and Production Support for multiple large projects
  • Researching and resolving production issues, troubleshooting of mainframe on-line and batch abends
  • Evaluating the daily and monthly batch process to improve performance and shorten the critical path window
  • Performing Impact Analysis across multiple platforms and applications
  • Delivering complete documentation for estimates, design and development
  • 5 plus years experience with software development methodologies
  • Strong programming and analysis in an IBM Mainframe environment
  • Solid analytical skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proven experience in an IBM Mainframe environment/ Financial Systems
  • Understanding COBOL, CICS, VSAM, SQL, DB2, JCL, MQ 
  • Ability to work in a dynamic environment and perform multiple tasks
  • Experience in dealing effectively with deadlines
  • Ability to take initiative and also know when to request assistance


About Sharp Decisions

For more than 25 years, Sharp Decisions has provided superior, award-winning service in strategic business and technology consulting services to government agencies at all levels, as well as domestic and global corporations. With subject matter expertise in Investment Banking, Finance, Healthcare, Media & Telecommunications, and Manufacturing, Sharp Decisions is well equipped to serve your needs.

Headquartered in New York City, with locations throughout the U.S., Europe and Canada, Sharp Decisions has been the technology backbone for a client portfolio that includes an array of well-known companies. As a Certified Woman-Owned Business Enterprise and approved vendor, Sharp Decisions offers a powerful, cost-effective advantage. We actively partner with other MBEs to add value and meet diversity program requirements. Sharp Decisions is also committed to hiring and training post-9/11, tech-savvy U.S. armed forces veterans through our V.E.T.S.™ (Vocation, Education and Training for Service members) Program.

SDI is an equal opportunity employer.  In all aspects of employment, SDI recruits, hires, trains, pays, and promotes regardless of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, creed, age, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, disability, predisposing genetic characteristics, marital or veteran status, or any other protected class or condition.

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Position Id : 33719
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