Developer / Senior Developer - COBOL, CICS, JCL, DB2

Recruiter
Next
Location
Enderby
Posted
11 Jan 2018
Closes
16 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

We are looking for developers to join our growing team and play a crucial role in helping to drive NEXT forward in a fast moving retail environment. From high-level concepts and designs through to technically efficient code, you’ll be involved every step of the way.

About the Role

As a Developer / Senior Developer, you’ll be required to understand and interpret technical specifications, and turn them into working code, using a mix of technologies. Ideally, you’ll have solid experience in the full development life cycle, including requirements gathering, systems / business analysis and technical development.

  • Demonstrate analytical and programming skills across a range of platforms.
  • Ability to interpret requirements into working code.
  • Develop, test and implement code to the department and industry technical specifications and standards.
  • Perform maintenance programming and correction of identified defects.
  • Create, document and implement test plans.
  • Produce timely documentation and ensure proposed solutions are fit for purpose.
  • Work to plans / deadlines provided, escalating issues as appropriate.
  • Provide ad-hoc analysis, reports and business support as required.
  • Proactively improve existing skills, taking on new technical skills as appropriate, and continuously seek to expand business knowledge.
  • Provide out of hours support on a rota basis.
  • Ensure that IT and business users are aligned at all times on the project aims and deliverables.
  • Ensure issues raised by business users are appropriately evaluated, prioritised and resourced.
  • Ensure that communication to the business is professional, clear and appropriate.
  • Build and maintain working relationships with key business users.
  • Work closely with other systems teams to improve cross-team resolution of issues, where appropriate.
  • SDLC. Software Development Lifecycle.
  • A proven track record of feature level design, development and testing of architecturally robust and scalable technical solutions.
  • Strong problem solving skills with the capability to analyse existing systems for enhancement whilst identifying risks and change impact.

About you

Essential Technical Skills

  • COBOL
  • CICS
  • JCL
  • DB2