Senior Programmer (COBOL)

Clearance Level
Remote, Based in the USA

REQ#: RQ139327

Travel Required: None
Public Trust: None
Requisition Type: Regular

At GDIT we build cutting-edge applications that help the end user accomplish their mission.

GDIT is your place. You make it your own. Bring your creativity to help us find simple solutions to complex problems. By owning your opportunity at GDIT, you’ll play an essential part in preparing our nation for the future. Our work depends on a Programmer Senior joining our team to support New York State Department of Heath Medicaid Management Information System activities at Riverview Center in Menands, NY.

At GDIT, our employees are driven, resourceful, and unwavering. As a Senior Programmer supporting the eMedNY Systems Development Application Development team, you will be trusted to code functional programs and applications associated with the eMedNY program.

The successful candidate will have excellent knowledge of the COBOL programming language, CICS, DB2 and mainframe technologies, Java programming language, and open systems interfaces and technologies. The ideal candidate will also have an analytical mindset and a keen eye for detail.  The goal is to write “clean” and flawless code to produce fully functional software applications according to requirements and design.

This position is based at GDIT’s office at Riverview Center in Menands, NY.

In this role, a typical day will include:

  • Perform analysis, design, development, testing, documentation, maintenance and support of complex applications and processes.
  • Meet eMedNY Program standards associated with specification development, coding, code review, unit and string testing, and related documentation.
  • Create appropriate documentation artifacts associated with the SDLC stage for review and approval.
  • Assist in preparing effort and duration estimates associated with systemic enhancements.
  • Assist in production and other support activities, and resolve issues that may arise.
  • Stay abreast of industry technical and development trends, and remain current with standards.
  • Keep abreast of competitor products and industry trends.


  • The position requires a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering or a related discipline
  • Five (5) years of experience in the IT industry
  • Five (5) or more years of COBOL, CICS and DB2 required
  • Structured Query Language (SQL)
  • JAVA application development experience required
  • Knowledge and experience with NYS MMIS or other Healthcare
  • Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) - HIPAA X12 5010 and NCPDP D.0
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills to communicate with customers, support personnel, application development personnel and management
  • Ability to work in a team environment with multiple team members, as well as productively as an individual.
  • Ability to work under pressure and adhere to tight deadlines with a strong attention to detail required


  • IBM WebSphere Application Server (WAS)
  • Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE)
  • Java (multithreaded programming)
  • Java Message Service (JMS)
  • Java Unit Testing Framework (JUint)
  • Spring Framework  (Core, Boot, Batch, Data, REST)
  • Front-end frameworks like HTML/CSS/JavaScript/jQuery, Angular JS
  • SOAP/RESTful Web Services
  • Apache Ant, Maven
  • XML Related Technologies - XSD, XPath, XSLT, etc.
  • Eclipse IDE
  • Linux
  • Knowledge of Agile Scrum methodology
  • Knowledge of Atlassian Jira and Confluence, or similar tools


  • Full-flex work week
  • 401K with company match
  • Challenging work that makes a real impact on the world around you
  • Diverse, highly collaborative teams

Telecommuting Options:

  • Telecommuting 100%

The likely salary range for this position is $72,000 - $108,000, this is not, however, a guarantee of compensation or salary; rather, salary will be set based on experience, geographic location and possibly contractual requirements and could fall outside of this range.

View information about benefits and our total rewards program.

About Our Work

We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

COVID-19 Vaccination

GDIT does not have a vaccination mandate applicable to all employees. To protect the health and safety of its employees and to comply with customer requirements, however, GDIT may require employees in certain positions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccination requirements will depend on the status of the federal contractor mandate and customer site requirements.

GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.