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Mainframe Developer

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Job ID: 2117083
Location: INDIANAPOLIS, IN, United States
Date Posted: Feb 3, 2022
Category: Software
Subcategory: SW Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Secret
Potential for Remote Work: Yes
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Job Description


SAIC has a contingent job opportunity for a Senior Mainframe Application Engineer (SABRS) to support the Technology Services Organization (TSO) Information Technology (IT) Services Contract program under the US Marine Corps. This position is contingent upon contract award, expected in the Fall of 2022.

This position will be located in Indianapolis, IN. Daily work location is still TBD. At a minimum, you will need to be within commuting distance for local meetings in Indianapolis. 

Job Summary: The Mainframe Developer will work hands-on developing code and participate in multiple projects. 

•    Development activities will include updating existing software and/or developing new programs that add business functionality and solve critical business problem. 
•    This role will contribute to all development activities in accordance with appropriate methodologies (e.g. Agile, Incremental, Spiral, etc), and the application of a repeatable, systematic and quantifiable approach to the development process. 
•    Providing advice, training and technical support for various projects


Clearance Requirement:

  • Active DoD Secret Clearance, or must be able to obtain and maintain a government-issued security clearance of Secret or higher; interim may be required before starting
  • US citizenship required

Experience, Education and Certification Requirements

  • At least eight (8) years experience writing COBOL, PL/I, VM/MVS, TSO, VSAM, DB2, IMS, CICS, Online Legacy Development, CA-7 Scheduler, Endevor (or another source code control system such as Panvalet), IBM Connect Direct, MFTP, zOS Connect. 
  • A Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or other relevant technical field

Required Skills: 

  • Hands on experience supporting web operations, network, server infrastructure, most notably across multiple geographically distributed data centers 
  • Proven understanding of security, efficient code reuse, and software design 
  • Practical experience with various development methodologies (e.g. Agile, Scrum, Iterative, Waterfall, etc.) 

Desired Skills: 

  • Demonstrated experience working with object-oriented programming (OOP) and design
  • Proven track record of designing and building complex business solutions Skills/Abilities 
  • Expert knowledge of maintaining and debugging live software systems. 
  • Expert knowledge of writing program documentation. 
  • In-depth technical knowledge of the current hardware. 
  • Expert knowledge of used operating systems. 
  • Expert knowledge of standard development tools.
  • Expert knowledge of networking technologies from the programmers prospective. 
  • Experience and ability to teach or instruct co-workers. 
  • Possess excellent communication skills, with an emphasis on verbal and written communication. 
  • Ability to optimize the performance of code. 
  • Ability to document what you have done 
  • Understands code quality analysis results and remediation mechanisms 
  • Understands security risks for applications and code remediation techniques



COVID Policy: Prospective and/or new employees are required to adhere with SAIC's vaccination policy. All SAIC employees must be fully vaccinated and they must submit proof of vaccination on their first day of employment. Prospective or new employees may seek an exemption to the vaccination requirement at Contact Us and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment. Where work is performed strictly at a customer site, customer site vaccination requirements preempt SAIC's vaccination policy.
Target salary range: $115,001 - $125,000. The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.


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