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  • Posted: Nov 5, 2020
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    Senior Cobol Programmer - Application Developer


    • To design, program and test programs (new or modifications to existing applications within the BAS Architecture)
    • To provide production support for a specific application or group of applications
    • To ensure data integrity and fix data integrity through data fixes, On-line account headers and account header batch runs.


    • Providing production support for a specific application or group of applications. Activities include code problem analysis, fixing, testing and releasing to the production environment according to SLA’s
    • Ensuring that all change control documentation is completed and signed off prior to releasing the code to the production environment.
    • Analyzing, coding and testing simple to moderate modules (both new and changes to existing programs) from design specifications.
    • Ensuring the finished product meets the design objectives and any other appropriate criteria associated with the original request.
    • Ensuring that a minimal number of SIRS are logged against the task in the testing environments.
    • Ensuring that there are no comebacks once the code has been released into the production environment.
    • Investigating and resolving comebacks.
    • Producing complete and accurate documentation for work based on current documentation standards.
    • Supporting the testing team when the new / changed code is being tested.
    • Identify and resolve data integrity issues. This includes fixing the data correctly the first time.
    • Completing data fix documentation and ensuring that when the documentation is signed off the data has been corrected according to the data fix documentation.
    • Ensuring a good understanding of the task / datafix at hand.
    • Ensuring correctness of own work prior to reporting on completion to the supervisor.
    • Displaying a moderate proficiency level of the programming languages and tools used in their area (C# and/or COBOL, and SQL).
    • Assisting with the data preparation for implementation of new departments.
    • Understands overall team workload and focus ensuring assistance is provided to fellow team members where possible.
    • Conduct project and issue management (status reporting, ETC/budget reporting) for assigned scope of work.
    • Informal daily feedback on status of tasks assigned to the individual.
    • Working effectively as part of a team and seeks to support the team’s goals.
    • Broadening own technical, functional and industry skill base (Microsof office).
    • Provide a quality service to the client.
    • Understand client’s business needs.
    • Prioritise own workload.
    • Basic working knowledge of one medium / large sized functional area (alternately basic working knowledge of multiple small functional areas).
    • Reporting weekly turnarounds to supervisor by 8:30 on Monday mornings.

    OTHER FEATURES OF THE JOB (e.g., location, travelling, shift hours, etc.):

    • Open plan office
    • Overtime when required
    • Standby for batch runs when required

    Knowledge of the technical environment (i.e. products used by Application Maintenance) namely:

    • IBM Mainframe / MVS / CICS / JCL
    • COBOL
    • C or C#
    • MS Office
    • FTP
    • SQL
    • Good verbal and written communication skills


    • Appropriate and recognised formal IT training
    • Minimum 2 years development experience
    • Must be ZAF citizen

    Method of Application

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