Cobol Developer1

Location: Rensselaer, NY
Date Posted: 11-02-2018
Cobol Developer
Rensselaer NY
24 Months
Job Description:
  • ITS is responsible for the development, ongoing maintenance, and support of the legacy UNISYS Welfare Management System Services (WMS-Services) application and requires expert Unisys COBOL application programmer/analyst.  This position performs specialized WMS Services support functions using Unisys COBOL, DMS, DPS, QLP, LOUIS II and OLTP for interfacing with other Unisys applications and servers.
  • WMS Services is used by all local districts in New York State including New York City.  WMS supports all aspects of Title XX Services and SERMA processes and is the record of authority for critical agency information including applications, eligibility, daycare, Foster Care, and Protective Services.    WMS contains both "inter-agency" and "intra-agency" interfaces as follows:    CONNECTIONS - intra-agency, Benefit Issuance Control System (BICS) - inter-agency, EMEDNY inter-agency, Sydney on SQL (SOS), WMS and the OCFS Data Warehouse(DW). There is currently no state staff to support this programming function.  Approval is recommended for a programmer.  The individuals hired will be an experienced Unisys/COBOL programmer for the Welfare Management System (WMS) Services project team.  The WMS Services online sub-system provides the user with transactions to enter and update WMS demographical data to process an application, case, vendor, payment and code value data relating to services provided by vendors. The information entered and updated is for the following services: Adoption, Adult, Independent Living, Day Care and Foster Care.  Some data is entered through the CONNECTIONS application and then sent to WMS.  The remaining data is entered by the Local District Social Services (LDSS) using the WMS Services Online application.  Both entry methods will create pending areas and the information will be loaded into the database as part of the overnight batch update process.  WMS Services application which is a management information system developed to improve the administration and control of LDSS programs.  WMS Services input is comprised of online transactions, batch jobs and reports that are accessed by workers in the LDSS through PCs.  
  • Duties include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Analysis, design and development of modifications for the WMS application using COBOL
    Perform writing of database commands, procedures and subroutines on a UNISYS mainframe
  • Analysis, design and development of both online and batch programs
    Work in coordination with the intra agency teams and customers to support the application and interfaces.
    Perform unit testing and coordination of UAT and resolve deficiencies for retest.
    Analysis and resolution of production issues relating to the application or the database.
1. 84 months experience hands-on COBOL programming experience. #of months 25
2. 84 months experience with UNISYS DPS/TIP 2200 and UCS/ACSI Cobol. #of months 10
3. 48 months experience in system analysis and design and speaking with customers to clarify requirements. #of months 10
4. 48 months experience with UNISYS 2200 DMS (Cobol). #of months 15
5. 48 months experience with UNISYS OS 2200 EXEC/ECL. #of months 15
6. Bachelor’s degree. #of months 5


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