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UW-IT is the central IT organization for the University of Washington, providing technology solutions to all three campuses, UW medical centers and global research operations. UW-IT collaborates with University partners to advance teaching, learning, innovation, and discovery at the UW. UW-IT is currently looking for a COBOL Mainframe Developer who will support the UW-IT work on Finance Transformation, the University’s large-scale project to modernize its finance operations, business systems and processes. The position is a role in the newly established UW-IT FT program (ITF).
The Mainframe Developer will contribute to UW-ITF by developing, implementing, and supporting major information systems impacted by Finance Transformation. This involves development and maintenance of University specific software. The incumbent will work in a diverse, mission-critical suite of application software of varying ages and technologies including the Unisys mainframe computing environment comprising of batch programs and online modules coded in Cobol 85. We are seeking an individual who can collaborate on complex projects and can quickly climb the learning curve to understand and support custom UW Cobol applications. The Mainframe Developer will partner directly with UW-IT, FT stakeholders, and campus users to ensure the success of this implementation.
Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field or experience.
Minimum of four years’ experience with COBOL and mainframe database management systems.
Experience in building, integrating, and supporting software solutions and systems.
Demonstrated ability to develop creative solutions for business and research needs.
Demonstrated ability to work in a professional manner in a fast-paced, highly collaborative team environment, across different application areas and with different client and technical teams.
Proficient in DevOps and all aspects of the software development lifecycle.
Demonstrated expert knowledge, or certification in, a wide range of enterprise architecture methodologies, technologies, and tools.
Excellent written and verbal communication and technical documentation skills and user interaction ability.
Demonstrated ability to quickly learn and apply new technologies and skills is essential.
Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal supervision
An effective team player who enjoys collaboration with strong interpersonal skills.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Knowledge and experience with WFL, DMS II, CANDE, and COBOL85 in the Unisys MCP mainframe environment.
Knowledge and skills in developing backend APIs and web services.
Knowledge and experience with java, C#, .NET, XML, SQL/MySQL.
Experience with Cloud technologies like Terraform, containers and lambdas.
Experience with Agile/Scrum development methodologies.
Experience with software architecture patterns (e.g. MVC)
Experience working at a large research or academic institution.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Work in an open office environment. This position involves responsibilities and occasional situations where work outside of standard business hours is required to respond to incidents or to meet critical deadlines.
This position on the Finance Transformation Project is temporarily funded; continued employment is contingent on ongoing funding and performance.
This position is eligible for flexible remote work.
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