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SR. PROGRAMMER ANALYST – MAINFRAME/CLIENT SERVER

3700 S. Stonebridge Dr. McKinney, Texas
Job number: 4163

Job Description:

SR. PROGRAMMER ANALYST – MAINFRAME/CLIENT SERVER

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

Job Summary: 

This position reports to the Application Manager and is responsible for the development, deployment, and support of new and existing applications to meet the current and future needs of the business. Programmer Analysts participate in all phases of the System Development Life Cycle as needed, applying expert knowledge of system interaction and business familiarity to meet business needs. This work is performed as part of a team or as a team lead, depending on the project.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate with clients and other I.T. personnel in analyzing system requests, developing specifications for new system development projects or for maintenance to existing mainframe-based and client-server-based applications.
  • Adhere to System Development Life Cycle standards, including preparation of project-related documents as requested by the Project Manager.
  • Make design changes to programs, either alone or in concert with other programmers.
  • Prepare unit and integration test plans for program changes, and in cooperation with clients and other I.T. personnel, perform the testing.
  • Communicate project progress and issues as needed.
  • Prepare user and operational documentation for programming work performed.
  • Serve as a Project Lead for smaller or less complex projects
  • Serve as a ‘go-to’ resource for complex questions.

Required Skills

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • 7+ years of experience performing system development and support for mainframe-based applications.
  • 7+ years of experience performing system development and support for client-server-based applications.
  • Mastery of mainframe development tools: COBOL, Easytrieve, CICS, VSAM, IDCAMS, SYNCSort, DOS/VSE, z/OS.
  • Assembler knowledge is a plus.
  • Mastery of SQL Server (SSMS, SSIS).
  • Cloud-based architecture and development knowledge a plus.
  • Eagerness to learn cloud processes and work toward modernizing legacy architecture.
  • Proven experience in meeting deadlines and managing multiple priorities.
  • Proven ability to work with clients in developing system solutions to business needs
  • Working knowledge of systems development life cycle and use of structured methodologies and techniques.
  • Experience working in a team environment.
  • Strong technical, analytical and communication skills.
  • Reliable and predictable attendance of your assigned shift
  • Ability to work Full-Time and/or Part-Time based on the specific position for which you're applying

Required Knowledge & Experience

Education & Work Experience Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Business Administration or other related field, or equivalent work experience.
  • Insurance industry experience in life, health and annuity a plus.

Location: 3700 S. Stonebridge Dr. McKinney, Texas

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Savings and Investment Plan (401K) - Eligible employees may begin participating in the plan on the first day of employment.

Pension Plan - Eligible employees who complete one year of service with the Company become participants in the Pension.* (Not available to Cleveland Employees)

Medical - Benefits are available to all eligible employees and qualified dependents the first of the month following 30 days of continuous service.

Dental** and Vision - Eligible employees and qualified dependents are able to enroll the first of the month following 30 days of continuous service.

Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) - Our FSA has two components, Health Care and Dependent Care Accounts. These accounts allow employees to set aside a portion of their earnings on a pre-tax basis to cover out-of-pocket medical and dependent care expenses. Participation is elected on a calendar year basis and is available to all eligible employees the first of the month following the completion of 30 days of continuous service.

Health Savings Accounts (HSA) - A pre-tax Health Spending Account (HSA) is offered to those who enroll in the High Deductible Plan. It allows you to pay for many of the health care expenses not covered by your medical plan including deductibles and co-pays. Participation is elected on a calendar year basis and is available to all eligible employees the first of the month following the completion of 30 days of continuous service. Company contribution to HSA ($4500 family, $2500 single plans)

Short-Term Disability - Eligible employees may be entitled to salary continuance during periods of temporary disability. Benefits are based on employee status and years of service.*

Group Life and Long-Term Disability** - Eligible employees may elect life insurance and long-term disability coverage the first of the month following 30 days of continuous service.

Vacation and Paid Holidays - Employees are eligible for vacation upon the completion of six months of employment. In addition, the Company offers eight paid holidays.

Education Assistance - The Company supports employees who wish to continue their education to secure increased responsibility and growth within their professional careers. We offer a reimbursement program for expenses incurred through approved institutions of learning. In addition, Fellow, Life Management Institute (FLMI) and International Claim Association (ICA) program courses are offered after the completion of six months of services at no cost to the employee.

Fitness Reimbursement - Eligible employees are able to receive up to 100% reimbursement for monthly dues (employee only).

Supplemental Plans** - Cancer, Heart/Stroke, Accident.

*Please note, some benefits may vary by subsidiary. Please be sure to clarify with the Human Resources Department.
**Company paid benefit

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Now that I've applied, what happens? - You will receive an immediate response from our system. Someone from our Talent Acquisition Team will review your qualifications and skills. If you're a good fit, we'll contact you to conduct an initial interview by phone, followed by assessment testing and an in person interview(s).

How do I get the contact information of the hiring manager for the job I am interested in? - It is our policy not to give contact information to external applicants. If, after you apply, it is determined that your skills and qualifications match our hiring needs, you will be contacted directly for an interview by someone on our Talent Acquisition Team.

I've been interviewed, what's next? - If selected, we'll extend a conditional offer. Then, pending a successful background check and drug screen, we'll confirm a start date.

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