Application Developer II - Mainframe Programmer

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Detroit, MI

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

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Competitive Total Compensation Package

Overview: <p>Work closely with clients, business analysts and team members on small to large, complex projects to understand the business requirements that drive the analysis and design of quality technical solutions that align with business and IT strategies and are in compliance with the organization&rsquo;s architectural standards. Provide support in the full systems life cycle for multiple applications to ensure application software is delivered on time and within budget.</p>
Responsibilities: <ul> <li>Code applications using a disciplined development process.</li> <li>Integrate solutions with other applications and platforms outside the framework.</li> <li>Create data extracts and reports from system based on requirements.</li> <li>Develop, execute, and document unit test plans.</li> <li>Assist in the deployment of new modules, upgrades and fixes to the production environment.&nbsp;</li> <li>Validate deployment.</li> <li>Assist in production support.&nbsp;</li> <li>Troubleshoot existing information systems to identify errors or deficiencies and develops solutions.</li> <li>Provide ongoing maintenance of applications.</li> <li>Evaluate existing applications and platforms and provides recommendations for improving application performance by conducting gap analysis, identifying feasible alternative solutions, and assisting in the scope of modifications.&nbsp;</li> <li>Document functions and changes to new or modified modules and test activities/results.&nbsp;</li> <li>Assist in the development of user guides and training documentation for systems.</li> </ul>
Requirements: <ul> <li>Bachelor's degree in related field preferred.</li> <li>Three (3) years of advanced programming techniques and application design required.</li> <li>Experience in systems design and have a solid understanding of development, database development, testing, and integration methodologies required.</li> <li>Mainframe coding experience (TSO/ISPF, JCL, COBOL, MVS, IMS, File-Aid etc.)</li> <li>Experience with VSAM files</li> <li>Experience with RDBMS (DB2, SQL)</li> <li>IBM MQSeries</li> <li>Expeditor</li> <li>Experience with Agile Methodology</li> </ul> <br /> <p><strong>Strong experience in the following:</strong></p> <ul> <li>COBOL, COBOL II,</li> <li>JCL, JCL PROCS, IBM UTILITIES, SYNC Sort utility, File Aid utility</li> <li>IMS, DB2, SQL, SPUFI, QMF, DB2 UTILITIES is a plus, VSAM, TSO/ISPF, OS/MVS</li> </ul> <p><strong>Preferred:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Some experience as a Mainframe Programmer Analyst with full life cycle project iterations.</li> <li>Good understanding of standard SDLC methodologies.</li> <li>Background in healthcare with membership data.</li> <li>Prior BCBSM experience in IT.</li> <li>Cloud computing understanding is helpful.&nbsp;</li> <li>Cloud computing development very useful.</li> </ul> <p><strong>OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES</strong></p> <ul> <li>Must be trainable to new technologies.</li> <li>Self-starter that digs deep into programs to understand and document processes.</li> <li>Excellent written and verbal communication skills a must.</li> <li>Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.</li> <li>Ability to work independently and within a team environment.</li> <li>Accuracy and attention to detail.</li> <li>Positive attitude, adaptable to change.</li> </ul>