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COBOL Lead Developer - Advisor

Company: CVS Health
Location: Buffalo Grove
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description

The COBOL Lead Developer with work in an application development environment and analyze, design, code complex programs, or perform code/design reviews, and verify testing results to ensure adherence to quality requirements. The programs to be reviewed are COBOL/DB2 based. This role report in to Senior Manager, Mail Systems, Infrastructure Program.

Few responsibilities include:

  • Research, recommend and drive implementation of new technologies and work closely with teams to provide bench-marked solutions to complex technical project requirements or client needs including technical design, problem resolution, implementation and operational issues.
  • Manage developers (Off Shore and on-site) including directing their work, assisting with questions/issues, reviewing test cases and performing code reviews.
  • Solve highly technical and complex problems in the areas of COBOL/DB2/CICS.
  • Partner with project leader, as appropriate, to identify technical requirements and alternatives to accomplish project, while providing accurate estimates for project development and implementation.
  • Work with management to meet those estimates and assist in establishment of and adherence to technical direction, standards, guidelines and methodology for use in specified technologies in own discipline.
  • Play lead role in technically complex phases of projects/initiatives, take accountability for technical quality and work-ability of solutions.
  • Transfer knowledge to team members through counseling and consultation.

The COBOL lead Developer should have knowledge of batch programming and job scheduling. They must possess strong written and verbal communication skills with proven ability to interface effectively with team members, IT groups and business users and possess strong problem solving skills.

Required Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience with the following programming languages and technical tools including the following:


  • 2+ years of experience in a Healthcare environment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to create and execute complex test plans.
  • Understanding of coding best practices and adherence to standards.
  • Experience in creating Application Design Documents.
  • Experienced with MQ Series, and UDB is a plus.
  • Knowledge on all phases of SDLC


Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent. Will accept a verifiable H.S. Diploma / GED with one year of relevant work experience for each year of college not attained in addition to required years of experience.

Business Overview

At CVS Health, we are joined in a common purpose: helping people on their path to better health. We are working to transform health care through innovations that make quality care more accessible, easier to use, less expensive and patient-focused. Working together and organizing around the individual, we are pioneering a new approach to total health that puts people at the heart.

We strive to promote and sustain a culture of diversity, inclusion and belonging every day. CVS Health is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We do not discriminate in recruiting, hiring or promotion based on race, ethnicity, sex/gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability or protected veteran status or on any other basis or characteristic prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local law. We proudly support and encourage people with military experience (active, veterans, reservists and National Guard) as well as military spouses to apply for CVS Health job opportunities.

Keywords: CVS Health, Buffalo Grove , COBOL Lead Developer - Advisor, Other , Buffalo Grove, Illinois

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