Fiserv Sr. COBOL Developer in Owings Mills, Maryland

Position Description

What makes a great Sr. Software Developer?

In this role, you’ll use your deep understanding of programming and development to support a team of implementation specialists and our greater network of clients. You’ll gain a wide variety of experiences in both programming and support for our financial systems.

You will be a member of a team of programmer analysts (onshore & offshore) working to convert new and existing clients to the ARP/SMS ASP environment located in Johns Creek, GA. You will write programs/procedures/scripts to translate, convert and/or migrate data from other service providers and convert data to the Fiserv applications. You'll work closely with the Business Analyst to understand the Client requirements and then collaborate with your team members to code, test and deploy your program(s) and provide support during the actual conversion event. Working with team members and product development & support teams you will provide analysis, consultation and programming on projects and future releases to ensure an accurate data conversion and the ongoing maintenance of application programs and databases to know the latest release version. Your efforts will be rewarded with a successful quality conversion and enhanced client happiness.

You will work with internal Fiserv associates and ASP customers implementing them into a new environment. This involves:

  • Meeting with your customers to understand the current day-to-day business

  • Identifying and documenting requirements for their new environment

  • Building coding specifications for new application requirements

  • Developing custom code for specific client requirements

  • Building and testing the ASP environment

  • Working with the customer to run daily test cycles

  • Brainstorming with internal and external resources on standard methodologies and enhancements

  • Developing code to support enhancements designed based on user feedback

  • The above statements are intended only to describe the general nature of the job, and should not be construed as an all-inclusive list of position responsibilities.

Required qualifications for consideration:

  • Bachelor’s degree with computer/IT related major, or equivalent work experience and/or Associate Degree may be substituted.

  • 5+ years of significant programming knowledge/skills or experience in COBOL, CICS, VSAM, and JCL

  • Ability to work weekends and provide on-call support during conversion events and travel up to 10%

Preferred qualifications for consideration:

  • Experience in financial services/banking environment

  • Strong troubleshooting/problem solving experience

  • Strong time management, organization skills and ability to function independently with minimal oversight.

  • Superb communication, follow-up skills and attention to detail

  • Experience in conversions or product implementations involving heavy data analysis, mapping and manipulation

  • Experience or demonstrable ability to train and mentor others

  • Knowledge of ARP/SMS, Banking systems, Fiserv products, tools or processes

Who we are:

The ARP/SMS application is a product that the bank can market to corporate clients. The product provides reconciliation services and positive pay/fraud prevention services. The product is in use by many of the nation’s top banks. With ASP processing, Fiserv offers other banks the ability to provide the same services.

Fiserv is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Vet.

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