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Cobol Programmer / Remote (Salem, OR ), 6 months Contract

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Tasks:
· Within the context of the project approach described above, Contractor shall develop and deliver updates to one or more ODHS-designated Legacy applications within the scope of the Project. This includes software code changes and documentation.
· Contractor shall participate in daily and weekly sprint planning and review meetings with Authorized Purchaser's Solution Development and Delivery (SDD) mainframe team and provide feedback and advice on the overall project schedule, including identifying and recommending specific segments of work to be completed for the enhancement of designated Legacy application(s).
· Contractor shall complete and document enhancements to designated legacy application(s) in the appropriate Deliverables (technical specifications, test plans, and test scripts) and Authorized Purchaser's defect tracking system (Azure DevOps (ADOS)). Contractor shall draft and deliver Technical Specifications documents that meet the technical requirements. Contractor shall participate in daily and weekly planning and review meetings.
· Contractor shall write and review the test plans and test scripts and make necessary changes as needed. Contractor shall perform unit testing to ensure requirements are met and changed code works as specified.
· Contractor shall follow the existing requirements management, design, development and issue tracking process and development standards including the naming conventions while working on the code changes.
· The existing process uses ADOS and similar tools for tracking the issues and Agile Scrum approach for development work.
· Contractor shall complete program code changes identified in the Sprint Planning meetings and documented in the accepted Technical Specifications Contractor prepared under Task 2. Contractor must follow standard version control, configuration management principles, and SDD standards while making code changes. Contractor shall provide interim documentation of code modifications as part of the relevant Monthly Sprint Report Package.
· Contractor shall document, in the ADOS tracking system, any issues identified in testing and their resolution taken to resolve the issues. The contractor shall conduct end to end system testing as well as end to end system integration testing. This system integration testing will include testing the code changes within the application as well as system interface testing between the Legacy applications and the OR PTC Client.

Communication Contractor shall participate in Sprint Planning meetings to provide feedback and input on Provider Time Capture Project schedule, including identifying and recommending specific segments of enhancement work to be completed for agreed-upon Legacy Application(s) in a specific sprint. During these meetings Contractor shall provide updates to current tasks and action items, upcoming tasks and action items, and plan work for the current and upcoming sprints.
Documentation. Contractor shall document Services completed under this Task in the relevant Monthly Sprint Report Package. Contractor shall keep members of the Provider Time Capture Project apprised of sprint status via daily updates within the ADOS tracking system. The design, development and unit testing that needs to be completed for this Work has been documented in the ADOS Product Backlog.
The schedule for completing the work is dependent on the business and other project work. The Services will be completed using an Agile approach.
Sprints will be completed by the Key Person as follows:
Contractor shall deliver Monthly Sprint Packages which must contain details of progress, current status and provide updated documentation of Task inputs, objectives, and Deliverables including:
  • Status Reporting:
    • Specific Tasks completed by Contractor (including new and modified code tasks)
    • Specific Tasks related to the number of defects that were reported, resolved, and unresolved
    • Description of sprint activities with percentage complete
    • Description of planned sprint activities not completed
    • Description of Project issues, risks or concerns that occurred or were worked during the reporting period
    • Sprint goals planned for the next month
    • List of daily updates made on assigned tasks within the ADOS tracking system for the reporting period
  • Technical Specifications: Includes updates and updated tasks for the ADOS inventory. The technical specifications include database changes, changes to interface programs, both batch as well as online and all use cases.

  • Unit Test Plans: Create and update the unit test plans, as needed
  • Unit Test Scripts: Create and update unit test scripts
  • New and modified code for sprint activities completed and in-progress
  • Complete review of all code changes with technical/system subject matter expert
  • Updated Legacy Applications code that include the modifications as per the accepted technical and design documents, as completed
  • Updated Legacy Applications from merged code sets, as completed
  • Updated code change analysis documentation
General Deliverables cadence:
  • Key Person shall deliver Monthly Sprint Package and related reports
  • Sprints are anticipated to each be 1 calendar month in duration.
Required skills and experience:
  • COBOL (Expert level skill, 10+ years of experience required)
  • DB2 (Advanced level skill, 7-9 years of experience required)
  • CICS (Advanced level skill, 7-9 years of experience required)
  • TSO (Advanced level skill, 7-9 years of experience required)
  • JCL (Advanced level skill, 7-9 years of experience required)
  • CA Debugger (Advanced level skill, 7-9 years of experience required)
  • Strong independent work capabilities required
  • Ability to communicate clearly, with the ability to engage in multiple discussions with system and business experts regarding the work
Desired Skills and Experience:
  • Demonstrated knowledge of relevant functional business areas of Oregon Self-Sufficiency Program (SSP) and Oregon Aging and People with Disabilities (APD) programs and processes, or similar knowledge from other states.
  • Previous experience in state or local Oregon government agencies or for Human Services organizations in other states.
  • Demonstrated experience with large-scale complex technical architectures that include interfaces with other large-scale systems.
  • Demonstrated knowledge with logging of communication between large-scale systems.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in the handshake between interfacing systems to ensure proper reception and synchronization of records; this should specifically include experience developing and testing web services across multiple platforms.
  • Demonstrated experience working independently with minimal supervision and direction.
  • Demonstrated experience developing analysis and design documentation necessary for the construction, testing and implementation of identified tasks to be completed.

Last updated on Jan 23, 2023

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