Mainframe Technical Designer





Project description:

The client is continuously working on its existing back and front office applications. Next to the usual maintenance effort, there is a large pipeline of projects to be realised.
Many of these projects depends on document flows within the organisation. For the
management of these document flows, various applications are used. The applications are developed based on a Cobol/DB2 back-office, with various technologies used on the frontoffice side (mainly C# .NET).
Projects include both the re-engineering of existing flows for improvement purpose and the implementation of new features.
We are looking for a Cobol Technical Designer to strengthen the team that is developing and maintaining the document management solutions.


The Technical Designer will analyse, challenge and understand the functional
requirements, propose technical solutions, analyse the transversal impacts, develop the solutions. He will also review and improve the technical design of the existing solutions.
He will estimate the effort to deliver the new solutions or to improve the solutions, respecting the developing standards and procedures of the client.
He will respect the priority and milestones agreed with his Team Leader.
He will be responsible for the unit testing and documentation of each module he produces, assuring the non-regression of the existing assets.
He will act as a contact person for the development teams using his solutions and provide support on technical issues.
He will be in charge, on a recurrent basis, of the daily production follow-up and will participate to some production releases.

Technical skills:

Bachelor in Computer Sciences or equivalent by experience

 Strong experience in COBOL programming.
 Knowledge of IBM mainframe / DB2 infrastructure.
 Able to convert functional design descriptions into technical implementations.
 Microsoft Office tools
 Unit testing techniques
 Excel’s Macro and VBA
 SQL knowledge
 XML knowledge
 Software Design Life Cycle methodology
 Experience in Electronic Document Management Processes
 Experience in Workflow management
 Experience in the insurance business
 Analytical skills to structure requirements before implementing the solution.
 Experience with insurance/banking applications

Soft skills:

 Good analytical skills
 Pragmatic
 Solution driven
 Flexible
 Independent
 Team worker
 Work in an organized and structured way
 Able to work in a large, complex and multicultural
 Stress resistant

Contact person:

Contact name: Recruitment IT Staffing