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Senior UNISYS COBOL Programmer in Lanham, MD at Maximus, Inc.

Date Posted: 10/16/2018

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Job Description

MAXIMUS is a leading operator of government health and human services programs and has partnered with state, federal and local governments to provide critical, high quality health and human service programs to a diverse array of communities. Operating under MAXIMUS’s founding mission of Helping Government Serve the People® since 1975, MAXIMUS Federal Services is entirely focused on helping government agencies run programs cost-effectively and serve program constituents with improved outcomes. By being a responsible steward for government programs, we help the federal government deliver on its promises through our people, process and technology. Our focus is always on outcomes and results that connect citizens more effectively with government services.

We are seeking Sr. COBOL Programmers to support our Internal Revenue Service client in New Carrollton MD. The candidate will support IRS applications such as: Generalized Mainline Framework (GMF), Individual Master File (IMF) Document Specific, Business Master File (BMF) Document Specific and Error Resolution Systems (ERS), Integrated Data Retrieval (IDRS) and other systems.

The Sr. COBOL Programmer will work as a member of an Integrated Project Team (IPT) with other MAXIMUS senior programmers and IRS senior programmers to develop new or modify existing COBOL applications.

The candidate will review and analyze Unified Work Requests (UWR) or system requirements; write design documentation such as a Functional Specification Packages (FSP), Interface Control Document (ICD) or other design documentation; and develop COBOL programs, write a test plan, develop unit test cases with predetermined results, generate test data, execute the program using the test data and analyze the test results.

Candidates must be able to work 5 days a week at the IRS facility in New Carrollton MD. The IRS Facility is conveniently located directing across the street from the New Carrollton Metro station, and is also MARC train accessible.

•Perform software development using and/or interfacing with IRS systems such as GMF, ERS, IMF Document Specific, BMF Document Specific, IDRS and certain compliance related systems. Development tasks include reviewing/analyzing the requirements, developing the functional design, supporting a design walkthrough, coding in COBOL, developing a unit test plan, creating test cases, developing test data, executing the program using the test data generated, analyzing the test results and updating the test plan to include the actual test results
•Support IRS Enterprise System Testing (EST) testing or Performance testing
•Support all functions of applications development, including requirement review and perform FSP walkthroughs, core record layout updates, Computer Operator Handbook (COH) updates and review, and transmittal deployment to EST
•Provide verbal and written reports, as needed. This may include creating Visio diagrams of application flowcharts, creating an Excel spreadsheet, updating a Requirements Traceability Matrix, consolidating information, etc.
•Provide transfer of knowledge to IRS developers/analysts
•Provide status reports and attend meetings

•Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university (or additional four [4] years of related experience in lieu of degree) required
•At least eight (8) years of related experience
•Experience with COBOL programming and ECL
•Experience with reviewing, analyzing and coordinating requirements to develop acceptable COBOL application programs
•Experience reviewing or creating design or functional documentation for programmers to develop COBOL code
•Experience in development and execution of test cases for Unit Testing, which includes development of a unit test plan, test cases with predetermined results, generating test data and executing the COBOL program using the test data and analyzing/reporting the test results
•Proven ability to work on and with teams comprised of the primary client and other client stakeholders dispersed across geographical sites

•Preferred qualifications include:
oExperience with and/or knowledge of IRS IRMs and Part 3 IRMs
oExperience with reviewing/analyzing UWR requirements
oExperience with COBOL development on IRS systems, such as GMF, ERS, IMF Document Specific, BMF Document Specific, IDRS, AIMS, etc.
oExperience with reviewing, updating, and participating in a walkthrough of a Functional Specification Package (FSP)
oExperience with transmittal systems such as SQuA

Physical Requirements:
•Work is performed in a general office environment

Additional Requirements as per contract/client:
•Candidates must meet requirements to obtain and maintain an IRS Minimum Background Investigation (MBI) clearance (active IRS Moderate Risk MBI is a plus)
•Candidates must be a US Citizen or a Legal Permanent Resident (Green Card status) for 3 years, and be Federal Tax compliant The Ideal Candidate will Possess the Following Additional Education and Experience

**Computer Professional Job Profile

  • Typically requires a minimum of 8 years of related experience with a Bachelor’s degree; or 6 years and a Master’s degree; or a PhD with 3 years experience; or equivalent experience.
  • Works on complex issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors.
  • Exercises judgment in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.
  • Networks with key contacts outside own area of expertise.
EEO Statement EEO Statement: Active military service members, their spouses, and veteran candidates often embody the core competencies MAXIMUS deems essential, and bring a resiliency and dependability that greatly enhances our workforce. We recognize your unique skills and experiences, and want to provide you with a career path that allows you to continue making a difference for our country. We’re proud of our connections to organizations dedicated to serving veterans and their families. If you are transitioning from military to civilian life, have prior service, are a retired veteran or a member of the National Guard or Reserves, or a spouse of an active military service member, we have challenging and rewarding career opportunities available for you. A committed and diverse workforce is our most important resource. MAXIMUS is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. MAXIMUS provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disabled status.