Job Description

Mainframe Programmer/Analyst (COBOL) INSIDE IR35. Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK, and ideally eligible for SC clearance This is a great new opportunity to join our growing team as a Mainframe Developer specializing in COBOL. Your primary responsibility as a VME Consultant will be to manage and optimize legacy VME systems within the UK public sector. This pivotal role involves ensuring the smooth operation, thorough testing, and successful implementation of VME applications. You will work closely with cross-functional teams, including testers, programmers, and implementation specialists, to deliver high-quality solutions. Key responsibilities include conducting comprehensive tests, developing and maintaining VME applications using COBOL, Assembler, or PL/I, and optimizing code for performance and security. Additionally, you will coordinate the deployment of VME solutions, provide technical support, propose enhancements, and create detailed technical documentation. Strong problem-solving skills, familiarity with legacy mainframe environments, and excellent communication abilities are essential. Experience in technology consultancy and public sector environments is highly desirable. * Conduct thorough testing of VME applications, identifying and resolving issues promptly. * Collaborate with testers to create test plans, execute test cases, and validate system functionality. * Develop, enhance, and maintain VME applications using languages such as COBOL, Assembler, or PL/I. * Optimise code for performance, reliability, and security. * Coordinate the deployment of VME solutions, ensuring seamless integration with existing systems. * Provide technical support during implementation, addressing any challenges that arise. * Analyse existing VME codebase and propose enhancements or modernisation strategies. * Collaborate with stakeholders to identify opportunities for system improvements. * Create comprehensive technical documentation for VME applications. * Train end-users and technical staff on VME best practices and troubleshooting. * Communicate effectively with project managers, business analysts, and end-users. * Understand business requirements and translate them into technical solutions. Requirements: * Proven experience working with VME systems, including COBOL, Assembler, or PL/I. * Strong problem-solving skills and attention to detail. * Familiarity with legacy mainframe environments and associated tools. * Excellent communication and collaboration abilities. Desirable Requirements: * Experience working with a technology consultancy. * Experience in Public Sector environments Due to the nature and urgency of this post, candidates holding or who have held high level security clearance in the past are most welcome to apply. Please note successful applicants will be required to be security cleared prior to appointment which can take up to a minimum 10 weeks. LA International is a HMG approved ICT Recruitment and Project Solutions Consultancy, operating globally from the largest single site in the UK as an IT Consultancy or as an Employment Business & Agency depending upon the precise nature of the work, for security cleared jobs or non-clearance vacancies, LA International welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people with diverse experience and backgrounds. Award Winning LA International, winner of the Recruiter Awards for Excellence, Best IT Recruitment Company, Best Public Sector Recruitment Company and overall Gold Award winner, has now secured the most prestigious business award that any business can receive, The Queens Award for Enterprise: International Trade, for the second consecutive period.