Senior Application Developer (COBOL)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
4h ago

What is the opportunity?

In the role of Senior Application Developer you will provide technical leadership and execution of development deliverables for the International Core Banking Platform.

You will partner across IT and Business to assess, research, and analyze business, technical and system needs in order to resolve business systems issues by recommending technology solutions that meet sponsor / stakeholder requirements.

The Senior Technical Specialist will also provide SME (Subject Matter Expertise) for technical design and solutioning under their stewardship.

You will provide consulting services on new initiatives (small to large and of varying complexity) and assess, research, and analyze business and system needs.

What will you do?

  • Work with Product Owner, Project Manager and Architecture Design Authority to determine best mix of development and interfacing applications to meet business requirements and project objectives.
  • Contribute to successful project completion by identifying risks and developing and / or recommending mitigation strategies.
  • Design, develop, code, document and execute programs of difficult complexity. Conduct unit, and systems testing or works alongside project team to review and approve depending on the complexity of the project or the number of development staff on the project.
  • Manage joint development, testing and plans and co-ordinates implementations. Performs performance tuning to improve performance over multiple functions.
  • Coordinates testing with external vendors, as / if required.

  • Develop detailed plans and accurate estimates for completion of build, system testing and implementation phases of project.
  • Develops master distribution lists, implementation and contingency plans ensuring verification is performed.

  • Demonstrate ability to handle multiple projects in a fast-paced work environment with exceptional attention to detail, coupled with strong organizational, time management, and decision making skills
  • Impart knowledge, benefit of experience, and mentoring to other members of the team
  • Drive and research product development options and provide analysis and recommendation for product direction.
  • What do you need to succeed?


  • 8 + years’ experience working in an application development environment
  • Bachelor degree in Computer Science, Information technology or related discipline or equivalent experience in programming disciplines.
  • Experience with coding and development on AS400 (renamed the IBM iSeries (IBM i)), primarily COBOL and COBOL / ILE programming language.
  • Experience with OS / 400, CL Programming, SQL, and DB / 400 relational databases.
  • Fluent in technology and knowledge of software development methodologies / techniques
  • Nice-to-have

  • Experience with Middleware technologies (ex. MQ, IFS, Data Queue, XML) is an asset
  • Knowledge of Java is an asset.
  • Knowledge of Source Code Management software Rocket Aldon, ARCAD, Jira
  • Agile Development experience preferred
  • What’s in it for you?

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