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Sr. Application Programmer - IBM Mainframe

Job Description

Are you curious, motivated, and forward-thinking? At FIS you'll have the opportunity to work on some of the most challenging and relevant issues in financial services and technology. Our talented people empower us, and we believe in being part of a team that is open, collaborative, entrepreneurial, passionate and above all fun.

About the team

The FIS Government Solutions team (EBT) owns and manages a product called ebtEDGESM which is a full-fledged Electronic Benefit Transfer solution that helps US States to manage their EBT program to distribute Food and Cash benefits to underprivileged citizens. This product has multiple components built and maintained on various technologies and continuously being enhanced to meet the Customer needs as well as the current industry trends ,practices and regulations. Our development and support teams leverages both agile and waterfall models to develop and deploy applications into Customer environments. We are looking for talented resources to be part of this dynamic team that will grow with the growth of the solution.

What you will be doing

• Support IBM mainframe applications and HP Nonstop applications for an external Customer

• Production bug fixes and new program development in IBM mainframes.

• Available for on-call support

• Work closely with business and product groups, Project manager , Change management , QC/certification teams , Production control and customer service teams on need basis.

• Acquire high level knowledge on all areas of product and understand the dependencies between various components.

• Good team player and ability to collaborate well with other team members..

• Makes recommendations towards the development of new code or reuse of existing code

• Ensures system improvements are successfully implemented.

• Completes project assignments and special projects commensurate with job expectations.

What you bring:

Bachelor's degree in computer science or information systems or the equivalent combination of education, training, or work experience.
  • Experience in supporting IBM S/390 applications and operations. Proficient in IBM COBOL programming , JCL ,VSAM
  • Experience in supporting HP Nonstop applications
  • Experience in developing Reports in IBM mainframes
  • Experience in the role of Production support / 24 X 7 on- call / DevOps in supporting an application used by 1000s of users.
  • Strong analytical and troubleshooting skills.
  • Knowledge of end-to-end systems development life cycles, i.e., waterfall, iterative and other modern approaches to software development
  • Excellent customer service skills that build high levels of customer satisfaction for internal and external customers
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to technical and non-technical audiences of various levels in the organization, e.g., executive, management, individual contributors

Added bonus if you have:
  • Experience in products that involves multiple technologies and interfaces ,mainly HP Nonstop ,IBM and open system platforms
  • Knowledge and experience in SQL queries
  • Exposure to bank card industry( credit/debit) and awareness of industry rules around settlement and reconciliation between institutions and networks.
  • Well versed in data analysis in MS excel and modern text editors such as codewright , textpad, Notepad++ etc.
  • Experience in NDM ,connect direct file transfer methods between Systems.

What we offer you • The chance to work on some of the most challenging, relevant issues in financial services & technology • A multifaceted job with a high degree of responsibility and a broad spectrum of opportunities • A fantastic range of benefits designed to help support your lifestyle and wellbeing


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EEOC Statement

FIS is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, genetic information, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics. The EEO is the Law poster is available here supplement document available here

For positions located in the US, the following conditions apply. If you are made a conditional offer of employment, you will be required to undergo a drug test. ADA Disclaimer: In developing this job description care was taken to include all competencies needed to successfully perform in this position. However, for Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) purposes, the essential functions of the job may or may not have been described for purposes of ADA reasonable accommodation. All reasonable accommodation requests will be reviewed and evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Sourcing Model

Recruitment at FIS works primarily on a direct sourcing model; a relatively small portion of our hiring is through recruitment agencies. FIS does not accept resumes from recruitment agencies which are not on the preferred supplier list and is not responsible for any related fees for resumes submitted to job postings, our employees, or any other part of our company.


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