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Sr. ALC Programmer - Part-Time in Lanham, MD at Maximus, Inc.

Date Posted: 2/25/2018

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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 a Sr. Assembler Language Computer (ALC) Programmer to support our Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Master File project. The Sr. ALC Programmer will provide program analysis, design and development support, maintain source code and modify and/or upgrade code, and conduct testing and debugging, as necessary. 

This is a Part-time position and will average approximately 20 - 24 hours a week.

Ideal candidate will be able to work 1 - 2 days at the IRS facility in New Carrollton MD, with remaining days working remotely from home. The selected candidate must be flexible and available to attend meetings or perform other activities in New Carrollton as required. The IRS facility is conveniently located directly across the street from the New Carrollton Metro station.

  • Create, update, test, and maintain IBM ALC programs
  • Conduct trial runs of programs and software applications to be sure that they will produce the desired information and that the instructions are correct
  • Write, update, and maintain computer programs or software packages to handle specific jobs such as tracking inventory, storing or retrieving data, or controlling other equipment
  • Write, analyze, review, and rewrite programs, using workflow chart and diagram and applying knowledge of computer capabilities, subject matter, and symbolic logic
  • Perform or direct revision, repair, or expansion of existing programs to increase operating efficiency or adapt to new requirements
  • Consult with managerial, engineering, and technical personnel to clarify program intent, identify problems, and suggest changes
  • Perform systems analysis and programming tasks to maintain and control the use of computer systems software as a systems programmer
  • Compile and write documentation of program development and subsequent revisions, adding comments to software application code so others can understand the program
  • Prepare and maintain detailed workflow charts and diagrams that describe input, output, and logical operation, and convert them into a series of instructions coded in a computer language
  • Work with CSA’s (Computer Systems Analysts) to define and resolve problems in running computer programs
The Ideal Candidate will Possess the Following Additional Education and Experience
  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university required; an additional four (4) years of related work experience can substitute for a degree
  • At least eight (8) years of relevant experience required
  • Experience with IBM ALC programming language in a Z/OS environment
  • Experience with IBM Job Control Language (JCL)
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated success in client support
  • Ability to interface with all levels of management
  • Ability to perform complex tasks with minimal supervision and guidance
  • Excellent time management, scheduling and organizational skills
  • Ability to work well independently or in a team setting
  • Preferred qualifications and experience include: experience with TSO, File Manager, ISPF, Endevor, and IBM utilities including De-Bug; experience with IRS Corporate Systems

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
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.