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Sr Mainframe Designer/Developer


Hybrid within GTA

Client is Top 3 Bank 



  • Responsible for detailed technical design, development and maintenance of applications on mainframe platforms

  • Design and code program; create test transactions and run tests.

  • Conduct analysis of needs and goals for the development and implementation of applications systems.

  • Review, analyze and modify programming systems including encoding, testing, debugging and installation. Establish a disaster recovery plan.

  • Maintain online and batch applications.

  • Responsible for leading technical aspects of project from inception through to deployment.

  • Participate in analysis and system design specification sessions.

  • Documentation of design options and solutions according to System Development Life Cycle (SDLC) methodology.

  • Ensure that solutions adhere to development of best practices and architectural principles.

  • Apply analytical skills to resolve problems and deliver viable solutions.

  • Anticipate obstacles and execute proactive approaches to issues.

  • Active participation in issue resolution.

  • Provide detailed development estimates to Project Manager for development effort as well as weekly status reporting and budget forecasting.

  • Configuration management for the sub projects within the release.

  • Responsible for coding, testing, packaging, deployment and support of builds as code is promoted from development, system, acceptance and production environments.

  • May lead code reviews.

  • Work closely with the System Test Environment Management Team (STEMT) to ensure that environments are fully functional and that builds are properly deployed.

  • Participate in development of test strategy, test plans, test cases and testing efforts (unit testing and integration testing of code).

  • Provide technical support to business and testing team during testing phases.

  • Track defects, defect triage and resolution.

  • Data set up and environment shake down.

  • Coaching / mentoring of junior developers.

  • Knowledge transfer within group.

  • Ensure required documentation is housed in the project repository and that knowledge transfer has occurred to full time staff upon completion of contract term.


  • Mainframe Developer exp – 10 years

  • Experience in DB2 – 10 years

  • COBOL – 10 years

  • AGILE project experience

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