Unisys COBOL Developer

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Who we are:

Makpar is a team of innovators and consultants deploying cutting edge technologies for the federal government. We help our clients achieve their business and operational goals by solving complex problems through experience and intellect and build sustainable solutions that last. If you are driven and looking to tackle complex and critical client challenges, Makpar can provide a dynamic, mission focused, and rewarding environment for your professional growth.


Our service offerings include Cybersecurity, Cloud Migration, IT Project Management, Agile Transformation, DevSecOps, Identity, Credential, and Access Management (ICAM), and Health IT. We are proud to be a Great Place to Work™ certified four years in a row. Recent awards include Fortune Top 100 Small Place to Work, Inc 5000, and Inc Best in Business. In 2019, we were awarded the SBA Subcontractor of the Year Award (Region 3) for our program management and Agile development work at the IRS. 

Position Title:

Unisys COBOL Application Developer

The Position:

Makpar has an exciting opportunity for a Unisys COBOL Application Developer to join our growing team. The ideal candidate has experience modifying and maintaining a Unisys COBOL based system and experience dealing with legacy style online and batch applications, systems, and data storage. This is a full-time, salaried position.

Role Specific Duties:

  • Assist in interpreting software requirements and design specifications to code and integrate and test software components.
  • Perform maintenance and testing activities for newly implemented and existing applications
  • Analyze user requirements, document, and revise systems functionalities
  • Troubleshoot, diagnose, and solve application problems
  • Provide production support and maintain existing systems by researching and troubleshooting any problems
  • Identify form and coded changes that may affect other systems up and down work stream.
  • Use established tools and procedures for software source control
  • Review computer system capabilities, workflow, and help resolve limitations
  • Analyze computer source code and live performance indicators to locate code problems and correct errors
  • Experience working effectively in a highly collaborative Agile team
  • Analyze new tools and technologies and assist with implementation inside existing architectures.
  • Experience working in a water fall development environment.
  • Provide technical leadership and guidance as required

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent with 10 years’ experience developing software and/or web applications
  • 5+ years of experience with Unisys COBOL
  • 5+ years of experience with Executive Control Language.
  • 5+ years doing development in a Unisys mainframe environment.
  • Must be able to demonstrate excellent interpersonal and communication skills while functioning effectively under time constraints in a dynamic environment where quality results are imperative
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work well independently and in a team environment
  • Ability to handle multiple projects, multiple systems, respond well to shifting priorities, work well under pressure
  • Candidates must be a US Citizen or a Legal Permanent Resident (Green Card status) for 3 years and be Federal Tax compliant. 


At Makpar Corporation we understand that we all need to balance work and life – that is why we have a great benefits package, excellent training and career development opportunities, flexible work schedules along with a generous compensation package. At Makpar, we believe in keeping our employees happy, healthy and engaged. We pride ourselves in providing outstanding benefits, creating environments where employees are encouraged to be themselves, collaborate, and be inquisitive in order to achieve goals.

Start your career today and be a part of something meaningful!

Makpar is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer.

More Information on Makpar
Makpar operates in the Analytics industry. The company is located in Herndon, VA. Makpar was founded in 2008. It has 48 total employees. To see all 4 open jobs at Makpar, click here.
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