Mainframe Developer

Employment Type:Permanent
Job Location:Zurich Switzerland
Job Function:

Role Description:

As a mainframe expert with long-standing experience, you consult Financial   Service customers in Switzerland all about the implementation of innovative solutions and their integration into existing IT environments. You will be a member of a multidisciplinary and international expert team, you carry out diversified projects onsite for our customers in Switzerland.

You develop and maintain complex technological business solutions on mainframes. In doing this, you analyze the technical requirements of the customer, support the technical design, and take over the programming and testing. Especially with regards to the technical implementation, you coordinate closely with the various professional and engineering teams all around the globe.


Key Responsibilities:

Application maintenance and enhancements for applications in the financial services sector

Training/Guidance to junior colleagues

Understanding of the functional requirements

Transformation of the functional requirements into a technical concept (solution design)

Coordination of offshore activities to our delivery centers

Estimation, work-planning and reporting of the work tasks

Provide L3 production support

Job Requirement:


Consulting or client service delivery experience is preferred

Experience with project management tools and techniques

Excellent analytical skills as well as problem solving skills

Sound understanding of the mainframe fundamentals (TSO/ ISPF, VSAM, JCL)

At least two years’ experience in one or more of the following programming languages: Cobol, PL1, Assembler, Easytrieve, REXX

Development with IDz and use of debugger tools

Good knowledge about the concepts of hierarchical and relational databases

Experience in working with DB2 (SQL), IMS DB, SQLs – execution in SPUFI and Toad

Development of batch processes and online dialogs (IMS DC or CICS)

Excellent communication (written and oral) as well as interpersonal skills

Proficiency in English is necessary, German language skills would be an advantage

Ideally working experience in financial services sector



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