Mainframe Developer

Posted Date 3 days ago(10/14/2021 12:12 PM)
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Knowledge Services is actively seeking a Mainframe Developer for a 12+ months long contract role with our client, State of Indiana,based in Indianapolis, IN. State of Indiana is in the process of returning staff to work in the government center. Most likely, the candidates first day will be on site and then a hybrid remote work schedule. The candidate should be local to the Indianapolis general area.  


  • Support Mainframe systems administration, enterprise-based COBOL applications, and the custom-built mainframe system utilities that are written in COBOL.
  • Confers with department management to assist in planning, organizing and controlling activities of assigned area;
  • Confers with user community to conduct, through research, fact-finding and analysis to formulate and define system requirements, scope and objectives, establish priorities, and monitor progress of complex information systems;
  • Devises or modifies procedures to solve complex problems considering computer equipment capacity and limitations, operating time, and form of desired results to obtain maximum computer utilization;
  • Prepares detailed project feasibility studies, formulates complete system scope, project cost, time estimates and human resource and IT infrastructure requirements for new and existing application software systems;
  • Assists, directs, trains and coordinates the work of less experienced application software developers and/or application systems analyst staff and assists with development of difficult and complex programs;
  • May function as Team and/or Project lead responsible for completion of project phase;
  • Provides complete documentation for new or modified information systems and/or application software programs including operational procedures and manuals;
  • Prepares detailed specifications from which application software will be written;
  • Prepares and conducts system test planning;
  • Designs, codes and debugs new application software programs and/or makes enhancements to existing application software programs of all levels;
  • Tests and debugs new and existing application software;
  • Executes task conforming to shop techniques, standards, policies and procedures;
  • May use case tools and/or application development software tools;
  • Monitors application software systems to ensure proper execution and performance;


  • At least 5 years of Mainframe experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge of COBOL programming or related procedural programming
  • Demonstrated knowledge of database concepts
  • Advanced skills working with COBOL, IDMS, JCL and SQL.



Overview of Knowledge Services:

By utilizing technology, Knowledge Services has been expanding the reach of professional organizations since 1994. A certified woman-owned business enterprise (WBE), Knowledge Services was started by Julie Bielawski as a computer training facility that partnered with big names like Oracle and Microsoft to provide on-the-job instruction. When the growing need for temporary IT staffing became apparent, Knowledge Services began exploring vendor management, prompting the development of the solutions they use today to serve both the public and private sectors.


Today, Knowledge Services is the largest government MSP provider in the nation with twelve state accounts and counting. With a diverse and growing team, seven office locations across the country, and a focus on mobile capabilities, Knowledge Services is poised to help organizations serve the modern citizen through cost-effective solutions that put people first.



Knowledge Services has benefit offerings to include the following!


  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Voluntary Life and AD&D coverage
  • Pet Insurance
  • Ticket and Event discounts!





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