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Contract COBOL Programmer

Job Title: Contract COBOL Programmer
Contract Type: Contract
Location: City of London, London
Industry:
Salary: £300 - £350 per day
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: JO0000000485
Contact Name: Prospectus
Contact Email: linda@prospectus.co.uk
Job Published: May 31, 2016 10:58

Job Description

Our client is a leading provider of software solutions for the financial services industry.

They are currently looking to recruit a Contract Programmer with at least 2 years' commercial experience of COBOL on the IBMi (formally AS/400) platform, along with a good knowledge of SQL.

You will work closely with business analysts, quality assurance, project management and other programmers / analysts and will assist in the production of detailed specifications and programming functional requirements, as well as assisting with unit testing and preparation of technical specifications when necessary.

The ideal candidate should be able to communicate ideas and thoughts clearly and concisely, have good presentation skills and a track record of being able to deliver to stringent time scales.

Essential skills and abilities:
·A minimum of 2 years' commercial experience of COBOL on the IBMi (formally AS/400) platform
·Good knowledge of COBOL with 'embedded SQL' coding

Preferable skills:
·Experience of COBOL on other platforms or COBOL.NET
·Experience of developing financial systems (Trading platform; Financial messaging; Security settlement)

Any experience of the following skills & technologies would be advantageous:
·Business analysis skills
·Writing test scripts
·Writing specifications
·Client Support
·Any experience of developing in .NET
·SQL Server
·Open technologies
·Exposure to Agile methodologies
·Familiarity with principles of communications - FTP, sFTP, MQ Messaging
·Java programming

The position will entail travelling between client sites, with possible overnight stays.