Principal COBOL Developer

Clearance Level
Systems Analysis
Eagan, Minnesota

REQ#: RQ89861

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

General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) is looking for a COBOL Developer. The candidate will develop computer systems specifications that address business requirements and that fit with company/customer system architecture standards.

  • Analyzes and evaluates existing or proposed systems and designs computer systems to process data.

  • Analyzes systems and procedures to refine their formulation and converts them to programmable formats.

  • Writes or updates software specifications.

  • Creates logical data models based on functional requirements.

  • Performs quality assurance review of specifications for internal and external delivery.

  • Troubleshoots and provides technical support and solutions to users.

  • Develops analytical tools for use in the design and redesign of systems.

  • Analyzes detail systems factors, including input and output requirements, information flow, hardware and software requirements, and reliability characteristics.

  • Prepares and updates documentation for new or existing systems.

  • Monitors system effectiveness in satisfying user needs.

  • May provide guidance and work leadership to less-experienced analysts.

  • Maintains current knowledge of relevant technologies as assigned.

  • Participates in special projects as required.


  • Bachelors Degree in a Computer Science or related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, technical certifications or training, or work experience.


  • 10+ Years of experience

  • Developer of COBOL, VSAM, JCL, TSO/ISPF, XPEDITER, FileAid, Changeman, CICS

  • Familiarity with Agile/Scrum processes and management tools such as VersionOne

  • Knowledge of and experience in an IT Service management System (preferably ServiceNow) and ITIL processes 

Desirables: Knowledge of:

  • Payroll Processing
  • Hostbridge

  • Focus

  • MarkIV

  • Microstrategy

The security clearance for this program requires the selected candidate to have resided in the US for the past five years. The selected candidate cannot have left the country for longer than 90 consecutive days and no more than 180 cumulative days.

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.