Global Data Consultants

  • Mainframe Programmer

    Job Locations US-PA-Harrisburg
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(7/3/2018 11:07 AM)
    Job ID
    Davidiene Hair
  • Overview

    Are you looking for a dynamic and innovative career with a full-service technology company? GDC IT Solutions is currently recruiting for a Mainframe Programmer in the Harrisburg, PA area.


    • Develop COBOL code for application solutions based on technical program specifications utilizing Key and/or Netron Fusion.
    •  Perform unit testing of application software modifications utilizing various programming platforms and productivity tools and review results for accuracy.
    • Adhere to defined processes and procedures to ensure the quality of the technical solution.
    • Prepare for and participate in code reviews as requested.
    • Modify test data or create new test data to ensure successful results of modifications to program code.
    • Perform regression testing where applicable to ensure current changes have not impacted existing processing.
    • Perform/ensure in-depth testing of software occurs including: Unit Testing, Integration Testing and Regression Testing.
    • Participate in the setup and support of the production environment.
    • Troubleshoot problems that may arise getting to the root cause to facilitate solving the problems.
    • Provide 24/7 on-call support on a rotating basis Provide on call support in support of application and system availability.
    • Assist in troubleshooting and resolving technical issues causing the unavailability of applications for users.
    • Document the cause and resolution of outages in the System Info databases.
    • Thoroughly document code changes.

    Minimum Qualifications

    • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related field.
    • Equivalent combination of experience and training considered.
    • 5+ years of programming in a COBOL/DB2/CICS mainframe environment.
    • Working knowledge and understanding of DB2, SQL, JCL, CICS.
    • Experience with IBM mainframe environment.

    Preferred Experience

    • Experience with Java.
    • Experience with KEY and/or Netron Fusion development environments.
    • Experience with advanced SQL concepts.
    • Experience with IBM or CA tools and utilities (TSO, Expediter, InterTest, Debug, Platinum, Princeton, etc.).

    What We Do

    GDC IT Solutions (GDC) is a full-service Information Technology (IT) company providing solutions that empower businesses to increase employee productivity, maximize investments, and improve operational efficiencies. With experienced and certified professionals, we deliver services in the areas of application development, data center, 24/7 multilingual service desk, desktop lifecycle management, project management, business process consulting, and IT staff augmentation. 

    What Makes GDC Different:

    Our employees are our greatest asset continually driving our success each and every day. We attract and maintain the best talent to provide a personal customer experience at every touchpoint. Our technology professionals care about day-to-day client interactions and resolving customer issues quickly and efficiently, the first time. We deliver services with a code of high ethical responsibility, both to protect our clients and to assure that the work is carried out at the maximum level of professionalism. We are technology experts remaining one step ahead as technology evolves and constantly engaging to understand our clients’ business technology needs in order to deliver the best possible solution. 

    Why Work for GDC?

    • Cutting Edge Technology and Innovation: GDC fully supports and embraces continuing education and industry certifications to stay ahead of trends and remain current within the technology landscape. We recognize that our employees add the real value to our clients and to our business. By approaching our daily operations with a passion for innovation and a shared-learning environment, everyone can make a positive difference.
    • Career Growth: GDC is one of the fastest growing companies in the region!  Sustained growth means ongoing opportunity. Many of our senior leaders have grown within the company, starting with the helpdesk or other entry-level roles to become thought leaders in the fields of IT infrastructure, application development, project management, and business development.
    • Employee-Centric Environment: GDC prides itself on employee satisfaction with a firm belief that happy employees are the most productive employees. In appreciation of our employees and their contributions, we sponsor numerous events throughout the year including an annual gala, golf, lunch barbeques and more.
    • Comprehensive Benefits Package: GDC offers competitive compensation, excellent benefits, and a positive work environment designed around the philosophy of mutual respect. Our comprehensive benefits package includes medical, dental, prescription, vision, 401(k), short and long-term disability, and group life
    • Holiday and Vacation: GDC firmly believes in a comfortable work-life balance, and we offer comprehensive holiday and paid-time-off (PTO) packages.  We provide a generous PTO package, and we encourage our staff to use it — whether it’s for vacation or other personal reasons everyone needs time to relax and refresh.

    Equal Opportunity Workplace:

    GDC is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment.


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