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GMS Mainframe/Server Programmer Analyst (Hybrid)

133 NW 122nd St., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Job number: 15075

Job Description:

GMS Mainframe/Server Programmer Analyst (Hybrid)

Primary Duties & Responsibilities


To design, develop, deploy, and maintain new and existing applications in a Mainframe and Distributed Server environment for Globe Life’s Direct To Consumer division, to include ETL, Merger/Purge, Matching, Sortation, and Reporting for the printing and tracking of Direct Mail campaigns and Inquiry Fulfillment mailings in a deadline driven environment with multiple concurrent workstreams.

New personnel are mentored by an experienced developer in the particulars of our business applications. As such, we are looking for the attitude, aptitude, and base technology skill sets that will allow the trainee to focus on learning the unique job requirements.  

The work location for this position is in Oklahoma City, OK. A Local Hybrid work schedule will be an option after some months of training.


  • Coordinate with clients and other IT personnel in analyzing system requests, developing specifications for new system development projects or for maintenance to existing mainframe and server applications, applying accurate knowledge of system interaction and business familiarity to meet business needs.
  • Convert mainframe and server based legacy systems to modern applications and platforms.
  • Prepare unit and integration test plans and code/feature-level smoke test cases for program changes, and in cooperation with clients and other IT personnel, perform the testing.
  • Prepare detailed documentation including design, development, testing and operational specifications.
  • Adhere to System Development Life Cycle standards, including well-structured, efficient, and maintainable code.
  • Make design changes to programs, either alone or in concert with other programmers.
  • Communicate project progress and issues as needed.
  • Serve as a ‘go-to’ resource for complex questions.
  • Provide timely response and resolution of emergency production questions, issues, and defects as they arise, 24/7.
  • Learn new technologies, contribute as part of a Scrum team, and take responsibility for assignments and work efforts.

Required Skills


  • 3+ years of experience performing system development and support for full-stack client-server-based applications.
  • Proficiency in SQL Server / SSIS / Visual Studio / Relational Databases.
  • Experience in .Net programming (VB.Net or C#).
  • 2+ years of experience or some education in system development and support for mainframe-based applications.
  • Some knowledge of mainframe development tools: COBOL, Easytrieve, VSAM, IDCAMS, JCL, SYNCSort, VSE/MVS.
  • Assembler knowledge is a plus.
  • Some knowledge of USPS related software (CASS, NCOA, PAVE) is a plus.
  • Experience with principles of software design, including Object Oriented Design.
  • Working knowledge of Systems Development Life Cycle and use of structured methodologies and techniques.
  • Strong skills in writing, maintaining, testing and debugging code.
  • Experience in researching and interpreting data.
  • Solid understanding of relational database concepts and table design.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, Access, and Visio.
  • Experience with version control software such as Azure.
  • Experience writing process flows and requirements documents.
  • Self-motivated, detail oriented, and consistently thorough.
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving, and research skills.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with experience in meeting deadlines.
  • Ability to handle multiple concurrent detailed projects, and to quickly shift priorities as needed.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (both verbal and written).
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member.
  • Reliable and predictable attendance.


Applicable to all employees of Globe Life & Accident and its subsidiaries:
• Reliable and predictable attendance of your assigned shift
• Ability to work full time and/or part time based on the position specifications.

Required Knowledge & Experience


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent work experience.
  • Direct Mail Industry experience a plus.


Location: 133 NW 122nd St., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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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 health 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. Company contributes to HSA.

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

Do I have to apply for every job that I am interested in? - Yes. Though our Talent Acquisition Team searches our database for qualified candidates, the only way to ensure that we know what position is of interest to you is if you apply for it directly.

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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