Senior Application Designer (COBOL)

Clearance Level
Software Development
Menands, New York

REQ#: RQ72287

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

General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) has an immediate requirement for Senior Application Designer to support ongoing efforts to enhance the NYS MMIS (eMedNY).  We are looking for a qualified Senior Application Designer to create application design artifacts and support functional business processes associated with the eMedNY program.  The ideal candidate will have experience with a Medicaid Management Information System (MMIS), or another healthcare claims processing system.  Knowledge of the COBOL programming language, CICS, and DB2 mainframe technologies is required.

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

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Attend Functional Requirements Definition meetings and conduct Functional Requirements Document (FRD) creation.
  • Perform analysis and design activities associated with customer and internally generated change requests of complex applications and processes.
  • Adhere to design standards associated with the creation and publication of design artifacts and related documentation.
  • Track design and other related artifacts throughout the Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) through completion and maintenance of the eMedNY Project Life Cycle Checklist.
  • Provide effort and duration estimates associated with the analysis and design phase of the SDLC.
  • Provide design support during the construction, testing and quality assurance phases of the SDLC.
  • Participate in the review of test plans and packages to ensure all design requirements are met.
  • Participate in the review of post implementation verification artifacts to ensure all systemic changes are operating as designed.
  • Participate in the review of Technical Design Document (TDD) materials to ensure the documentation of systemic and other artifacts are recorded accurately.
  • Assist in production and other support activities, and resolve issues that may arise.  Perform research activities as assigned.
  • Work closely with various Stakeholders to ensure that project needs are met.
  • Stay abreast of industry design trends, and remain current with associated standards.


The position requires a Bachelors' Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Systems, Engineering, Business (or related field of study)

Required Qualifications:

  • Five or more years of COBOL, JAVA, CICS, DB2, mainframe application development and/or design experience required
  • 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.
  • Strong knowledge of Healthcare 
  • COBOL Programming Language
  • IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
  • Structured Query Language (SQL) - IBM DB2 Rational Database Management System (RDBMS)
  • IBM DB2 Utilities – SQL Processing Using File Input (SPUFI), Query Management Facility (QMF)
  • IBM Rational Team Concert (RTC) Mainframe Source Code Management
  • Job Control Language (JCL) – z/OS
  • Z/OS Mainframe Utilities – IEBGENER, IEFBR14, SYNCSORT, etc.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Medicaid Management Information System (MMIS), related claims and ancillary transaction processing
  • Management & Administrative Reporting System (MARS)
  • Transformed Medicaid Statistical Information System (T-MSIS).
  • Medicaid Data Analytics Reporting
  • Knowledge of Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) - HIPAA X12 5010 and NCPDP D.0
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.

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.