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Software Eng (BAL Mainframe Programmer) - Contract - Remote

Company: Vaco Technology
Location: Cleveland
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Position Details

  • In the midst of a very large project that will last a few years
  • Linux shop
  • About 99 hundred modules and they are growing due to this project
  • Project Details:
    • In support of one of their revenue generating projects
    • September 1986, STN was released, runs on the Mainframe. Recently introduced a non-mainframe interface to that project. (STN-next) Has a web interface that goes in and uses the messenger application. Migrating additional messenger contact to clients data center. Expanding the files here in Columbus. To do that they have to edit certain screens and modules to make them adapt into their Mainframe code. FDT, file design table. All the data elements and search terns are contained within this BAL module. When they set things up it can take a few months. Only has a couple people on his team to do this and they have over 50 files that need to be migrated. Both individuals they have are very senior. Recently had an individual retire with this skillset. This was unplanned.
    • There are only two companies in the world that run Messenger. They aren't going to find that. If they have in depth programming skills with BAL they can take those skills and add Messenger to them.
    • Homegrown application that they wrote, candidate will have to learn this portion of the code from the client. They will compartmentalize it and teach them subsets and pieces that they need and then pass them off to other people who don't require BAL skills.
    • Have another sustainability project that's going on, BAL will be around for at least the next 10 or 20 years because of the recent long-term contracts they have signed.
    • C, C++ also run on the mainframe, but majority of what they will be doing is on the BALIdeal Candidate
      • On a 2-year project, don't have the six months to spend to teach someone BAL. Would like them to come in already knowing this.
      • Need to have the Linux experience with BAL. Windows BAL will use different tools.Length of contract: 2 years, but contract will be written 1 year at a timeJob Responsibilities:
        • Support and enhance an existing BAL based online application
        • Software Development: work within an Agile Delivery team creating software applications, services and systems, delivering or enhancing the clients products and solutions.
        • Collaborate with teammates and product owners grooming backlogs of epics and stories for upcoming development sprints.
        • Push the limits of advanced software engineering and automation by helping to drive automated software testing, advanced change control, DevOps, and continuous delivery.
        • Connect across the organization to build influential working relationships, preparing your career for tomorrow.
        • Stay abreast of the latest technology trends through individual and team training opportunities.Job Qualifications:
          • 4-year degree in computer science or engineering, or equivalent experience.
          • 5 plus years of Application Delivery and Software Development.
          • Mainframe Skills and BAL language experience
          • Leadership: experience leading or helping to lead application delivery teams.
          • Pair Programming - Need to have experience with pairing or be willing to pair with others when it makes sense.
          • Clear Communication - Must be comfortable and eager discussing work items in team settings.
          • Passion for Development - Actively learns on the job and outside of work. We are a team of developers that constantly seek to improve our craft and we expect to work with the same.
          • Cross Functional Skill Development - willing to learn new skills and roles to meet the needs of their team.

Keywords: Vaco Technology, Cleveland , Software Eng (BAL Mainframe Programmer) - Contract - Remote, Other , Cleveland, Ohio

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