Mainframe Programmer There are immediate opportunities available for open positions through BRAINHUNTER. Apply now if you are actively looking or even if you are just looking for opportunities to improve your position and compensation. BRAINHUNTERâ€™s highly skilled and experienced professionals work together for you, to match the right individual with the right job or project. BRAINHUNTER is helping advance and hire professional people every day. You could be the next one. One of our client is looking for Mainframe Programmer. This is an 18 months part-time contract based of Toronto, Ontario. If interested, please apply ASAP. Position Description Analysis leading to detailed information related to the current system logical and physical design and code structures during the concept phase of project. Analysis of technical database requirements leading to definition of changes required to support the new system. Interface and arrangements with the DBA/Data Management staff to progress these changes. Creation of technical specifications in accordance with the OPS standards. Identification of problems/issues along with mitigation strategies. Regular status reports on progress made. Effective knowledge transfer to RUS and I&IT Cluster staff at all stages of this assignment. Report status to and follow overall direction from the Project Manager and/or Lead Technical coordinator. Logical and physical design required to incorporate the required changes. JAD sessions / walkthroughs to vet the design and obtain signoff of the technical specifications. Development of new code and modification of existing code (online, batch and workstation) to implement the design as signed off in the technical specifications. Interface with the mid-tier developers. Ensure that the appropriate QA technical standards are incorporated into all artefacts and system code. Preparation of test data and code unit testing. Participation in integration testing including input to the integration test plan, setup of the test environment, creation of test data, execution of integration tests with the BAâ€™s and other developers, recording of test results and defect repair. Planning and participation in code retrofit with other developers that are modifying the same LCS code in other projects. Analysis of reported defects and corrections required to eliminate the defects. Skill Set Requirements for Mainframe Developers: Experience in programming and analysis at the specified experience level Experience in structured methodologies for the development, design, implementation and maintenance of applications Experience in design, code, test, debug and document applications Experience in the use of object and/or third generation language development tools Experience with relational and hierarchical database technologies; such as: IMS DB, DB2, VSAM, and Oracle. Experience in the use of information retrieval packages using query languages Expert / Specialist skills in designing and developing Client/Server applications that interact with Mainframe applications in large integrated IMS DB/DC Full Function and FASTPATH, IMS/DB2/Relational co-existent environment Hands-on experience using XML (Mainframe - Mid-tier integration) Expert experience in using TSO/ISPF, BTS, PLI, COBOL (Fujitsu COBOL), SQL/QMF Proven experience with Message Switching / Event Driven Architecture and Screen handling software (SCREENIO) Proven experience with IBM 3270SNA communications and others such as Communication Manager II Proven experience with all stages of automated system implementation in large complex high volume Client/Server systems, with online Mainframe transactions Excellent analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills; verbal and written communication skills; interpersonal and negotiation skills Experience in Harvest and Endeavor tool Demonstrable knowledge of RUS applications, databases and systems Brainhunter Systems Ltd. is committed to providing accommodations for applicants with disabilities. Should you require accommodation in relation to a disability please advise us and Brainhunter will find an accommodation that best suits your individual needs.