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Sr Mainframe Developer


Hybrid within GTA

Client is Top 3 Bank 

Job Description

vacancy exists for a senior developer to join the team in the delivery and development of this project and to eventually contribute to future enhancement, support and maintenance post-delivery. Prime responsibility will be to develop detailed design specifications, create and review code and assess impact on other applications. The role will work closely with other team members to ensure consistency in coding standards and approaches and to optimize any synergy and re-use opportunities.



  • 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

  • IMS – 8 years

  • COBOL – 10 years

  • Endeavour – 8 years

  • JCL – 10 years

  • CA7 – 5 years

  • SAS – 5 years

  • AGILE project experience

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