Senior Cobol and PL1 developer

Job Category:
Software Developer/Engineer
Job Type:
Level of IT Experience:
1-5 Years
Central Dublin
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Not Disclosed
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We are looking for a Senior Cobol and PL1 Developer to play a lead role in software design, architecture, requirements analysis and software development for the delivery of a portfolio of high-profile projects. Deep expertise in both Cobol and PL1 is essential.


  • Create code using Cobol or PL1 as appropriate to add new functionalities to existing mainframe-based services.
  • Client engagement - Liaise daily/weekly with client stakeholders during development cycle – as subject matter expert you will be able guide/mentor them in choosing the optimum solution.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to define, design, and ship new features.
  • Ensure the best possible performance, quality, and responsiveness of applications developed.
  • Work on bug fixing and troubleshooting incidents and anomalies.
  • Software Engineering – Explore emerging technologies through R&D initiatives from time to time.


  • Third level qualification in Computer Science/IT/Software Engineering


  • Client-facing skills
  • People management skills - introducing and building ways in which people can learn from each other, encouraging mentoring and the transfer of knowledge by designing and delivering learning interventions
  • Team work and emotional intelligence
  • Good self-management – continuous performance is both an objective and a mind-set
  • High value on openness and transparency


  • A minimum of 8 years experience working in mainframe technologies is essential. This is a senior position so you will need to be able to take ownership of projects.
  • A full understanding of different frameworks, tools and other relevant technologies, including CICS, DB2, VSAM, etc.
  • BS/MS degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related subject.
  • Solid understanding of the full software development life cycle.Applicants must be eligible to work in the specified.


  • Collaborative working environment – we stand shoulder to shoulder with our clients and ours peers through good times and set backs
  • We empower all passionate technology loving professionals by allowing them to expand their skills and take part in inspiring projects
  • Expleo Academy - enables you to acquire and develop the right skills by delivering a suite of accredited training courses
  • Competitive company benefits such as medical and dental insurance, pension, life assurance, employee wellbeing programme, sports and social events, birthday hampers and much more!
  • Always working as one team, our people are not afraid to think big and challenge the status quo

Contact Details:
Tel: (01) 670 9916
Contact: George McCourt

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