Developer (Cobol & Natural)

  • Location


  • Sector:

    Data Developer

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    350 day rate

  • Contact:

    Jen Rostron

  • Contact email:


  • Contact phone:


  • Job ref:


  • Published:

    7 months ago

  • Expiry date:


Developer (Cobol & Natural)

Contract – Day Rate £350

Duration – 3 month, likely to be extended

Location - Wakefield

As a Developer, you'll be required to understand and interpret technical specifications, and turn them into working code, using a mix of technologies. Ideally, you'll have solid experience in the full development life cycle, including requirements gathering, systems / business analysis and technical development.

About the Role

  • Demonstrate analytical and programming skills across a range of platforms
  • Ability to interpret requirements into working code
  • Develop, test and implement code to the department and industry technical specifications and standards
  • Perform maintenance programming and correction of identified defects
  • Create, document and implement test plans
  • Produce timely documentation and ensure proposed solutions are fit for purpose
  • Work to plans / deadlines provided, escalating issues as appropriate
  • Provide ad-hoc analysis, reports and business support as required
  • Proactively improve existing skills, taking on new technical skills as appropriate, and continuously seek to expand business knowledge
  • Provide out of hours support on a rota basis
  • Ensure that IT and business users are aligned at all times on the project aims and deliverables
  • Ensure issues raised by business users are appropriately evaluated, prioritised and resourced
  • Ensure that communication to the business is professional, clear and appropriate.
  • Build and maintain working relationships with key business users.
  • Work closely with other systems teams to improve cross-team resolution of issues, where appropriate
  • SDLC. Software Development Lifecycle
  • A proven track record of feature level design, development and testing of architecturally robust and scalable technical solutions
  • Strong problem solving skills with the capability to analyse existing systems for enhancement whilst identifying risks and change impact

Technical Skills

  • CICS
  • JCL
  • IBM DB2
  • Natural

Desirable Technical Skills

  • JAVA
  • CICSWeb
  • General/Standard SQL
  • Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS)