Associate & Cobol Application Engineer

Department for Work and Pensions
Blackpool, UK
12 Jun 2019
19 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Associate Cobol Application Engineer & Cobol Application Engineer: Up to £44,808, plus great pension, benefits and work life balance

Want to be part of something really big? If you're creative and curious to learn, want to be empowered to make decisions and challenge the norm, and want to bring BIG ideas to a MASSIVE digital challenge then you'll love it here. And we'd love to hear from you.

We are looking for talented Cobol Application Engineers to provide technical ability to staff through applications. You will be responsible for the full lifecycle of these applications including their integration with the wider technology infrastructure, and you will have a key into the strategic direction and the products that can be used to achieve that vision.

You'll be part of the UK's biggest government department and work with us on one of the largest transformation programmes in Europe, providing services that have far-reaching and pivotal roles in citizens' lives. We know that better digital services in government will mean better public services, with the power to make a difference to the lives of 22 million UK citizens. You'll be given the opportunity to apply next-generation digital technology on a huge scale to combat issues experienced by many customers.

You and Your Role

We are looking for Associate Cobol Application Engineers who can contribute to and support the design, development and maintenance of Application products.

You will be an integral part of the delivery team and exposed to the full lifecycle process of Application Development.

You will support in delivering quality software, provide technical support, identity and support technical issues, assist with system integrations, maintain and update technical documents and much more.

In order to be the best you can be we will continue to support your learning and development of Application Engineering skills throughout your career, and assist in training and mentoring by utilising our pair-programming.

At a working level Application Engineers will support and deal with the day to day management and development of these Application Products.

The model of this assignment will provide a unique and exciting opportunity to work closely and collaborate with Senior Stakeholders and Software Engineers to deliver business critical products within set timescales, by thinking on your feet and being reactive to business requirements and translating these into technically viable solutions.

What are we looking for?
  • You will have significant and demonstrable experience of the Cobol Language; ideally Microfocus Cobol but also VME Cobol / System Control Language.
  • Working knowledge of Software Engineering best practices and an awareness of the Software Engineering profession and its principles.
  • You will have experience with SQL databases, Visual Studio and/or Eclipse and SCL Emulation (TSCL).
  • You will have experience of the GIT revision control system.
  • You will also have demonstrable knowledge of two or more of the following:
  • Data Dictionary Emulation
  • Red Hat Linux
  • Batch Architecture
  • Integration solutions
  • Python
  • Tuxedo and C
  • OPSTRAT Middleware or OSMP Platform
  • SCL Emulator (TSCL)

Where You'll Work

You'll join us in one of our new digital hub in Blackpool. Our easy-to-reach hubs enjoy facilities including coffee shops, snack bars and restaurants. You can also find gym facilities in our Blackpool hub.

We provide the latest tech and tooling and foster a collaborative culture to help our agile, multidisciplinary teams think big and try new things. You will work alongside people who care passionately about public service, making a difference and delivering for our customers.

We're the UK's biggest government department with over 80,000 diverse and brilliant people on our team. We are an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications regardless of age, gender, race or sexuality.

Our Offer

In return for your skills we offer competitive salary up to £44,808, a brilliant civil service pension, and a generous leave package.

We also have a broad benefits package built around your work-life balance which includes:
  • Flexible working
  • Family friendly policies
  • Volunteering and charitable giving
  • Discounts and savings on shopping, fun days out and more
  • Interest-free loans to buy a bike or a season ticket, so it's even easier for you to get to work and start making a difference
  • Sports and social activities
  • And lots more

Building Our Future

We believe the work we do really matters, so we're serious about investing in your ability.

You'll have access to a huge suite of training and learning opportunities to complement the new skills and experience you'll acquire on the job. You'll share ideas with colleagues from across the tech community, and grow your skills via our coaching and mentoring programmes.

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