Pyramid Systems, Inc.

  • Cobol Developer

    Job Locations US-VA-Fairfax
    Posted Date 1 week ago(6/14/2018 3:08 PM)
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  • Overview

    Pyramid Systems is seeking a talented Cobol developer who analyzes requirements, conceives solutions, develops software and debugs finished products in order to meet the operational needs of the company. Receives feedback from users—both internal and external—and investigates and repairs bugs and functional shortcomings as they are encountered or in response to changing needs. Incorporates the necessary documentation into each solution so that others can effectively modify the software, and actively participates in the exchange of ideas and learning that enable the company to keep pace with changing technology.


    • Analyzes system or individual functional needs, itemizes requirements, determines the potential impact on other systems or functions, and conceives software solutions and/or processes to meet those needs. (ANALYSIS)
    • Develops and debugs software solutions according to company standards using all necessary tools potentially including: COBOL, DB2, IMS, CICS, JCL, VSAM, TSO, NOMAD  (DEVELOPMENT)
    • Continually assesses changing needs and user requests against existing software and makes the necessary changes and enhancements so that the company’s software assets continue to function optimally. (MAINTENANCE)
    • Actively participates, along with the IT Operations Team, to support internal system users… evaluating potential bugs, answering questions, and consulting as needed to recommend effective use of all systems. (INTERNAL SUPPORT)
    • Actively participates, along with the IT Operations Team and the Customer Service Team, to support external system users… evaluating potential bugs, answering questions, and generally helping provide world-class customer support to all customers. (EXTERNAL SUPPORT)
    • Strives to write self-documenting code that follows established standards, is named and stored according to department practices, and, when necessary, is accompanied by appropriate documentation so that other developers will be able to comprehend and modify it efficiently. (DOCUMENTATION)
    • Functions as a life-long learner and helps to promote the sharing of new ideas and new technology within the department. (LEARNING)


    • Provides estimates and helps set deliverable deadlines and manages to them.
    • Responds to incident tickets directly or as assigned as part of a production support responsibility.
    • Follows a repeatable methodology in the development, testing and assisting on installation of application software and adheres to quality standards.
    • Provides timely and accurate status reports, including time reporting and adherence to level of effort (LOE) estimations, to IT management on the status of existing projects and outstanding project requests.
    • Develops and executes accurate and concise unit and integration test scripts.
    • Develops and/or modifies computer programs/systems at all levels.

    Technologies utilized in our current environment include:

    • VSAM, CICS, DB2, MS Office, JCL, COBOL, TSO, DML, IDMS DB/DC, NOMAD, and Visio.

    Pyramid Systems is proud to be an equal and diverse Employer. EEO/AAP/M/F/Disabled/Veteran. 


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