Mainframe Senior Software Engineer at Broadcom Inc. (Dallas, TX)

| Dallas-Fort Worth, TX
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Job Description:

This position is responsible for creating, testing, ensuring the quality of and maintaining a mainframe product. The R&D Software Engineer 3 will perform complex code modification, testing, and debugging tasks as well as provide high-level analysis related to software design and development.

Key Responsibilities
  • Work collaboratively within an Agile Team to write high quality, testable code that meets the Definition of Done:
    • Strive to meet team commitments.
    • Adopt a test-first approach to software development in which, where possible, the test is developed before the code.
    • Participate in design and code reviews with other engineers.
    • Create automated unit, system, and acceptance tests.
    • Participate in test plan reviews.
    • Perform unit/module testing of software.
    • Actively support and contribute to end of iteration demos.
    • Responsible for assigned integration, testing, and deployment tasks.
    • Actively foster continuous team improvement in self and team:
    • Contribute to team retrospectives; help to identify and resolve team impediments.
    • Take ownership of problems and continuously strive to become a better problem solver.
    • Write and maintain documentation to describe program development, logic, coding, testing, changes, and corrections.

  • Support Product Management in program backlog refinement and estimating features.
  • Establish own capacity/velocity.
  • Support story refinement, help identify risks and dependencies.
  • Support the Agile Team in establishing achievable PI objectives.
  • Help to identify dependencies and foster cross team co-ordination.
  • Commit to the mutually agreed plan.
  • Actively participate in backlog refinement sessions in collaboration with other Agile team members.
  • Identify and capture backlog items local to the team, such as defects and refactors.
  • Actively participate in team planning and contributing to team goals.
  • Volunteer for and commit to delivering stories and tasks within the iteration.

Enable Agility
  • Work within a self-directed Agile team; commit to work and own the outcome.
  • Demonstrate and cultivate a passion for delivering high quality products aligned with customer needs; gain customer exposure to build empathy.
  • Employ continuous learning; continue to build domain expertise and keep abreast on new technology, processes, systems and tools.
  • May mentor new team members and provide technical feedback.
  • Actively communicate and collaborate within the team and across functional boundaries.

Role Definition

Professional Staff. A senior level professional role. Evaluation, originality or ingenuity required. Knows and applies the fundamental concepts, practices, and procedures of a particular field. Has mastered the key responsibilities. Assignments can be broad in nature. May serve as a resource to others to resolve complex problems and issues. Instructions generally provided in general terms. May take on project lead role as required.

Job-Specific Authority and Scope

Generally works independently.

Examples of typical decisions without manager consultation:
  • Volunteer for and commit to delivering stories and tasks within the sprint.
  • Establish own capacity/velocity for each increment.
  • Take ownership of problems and continuously strive to become a better problem solver.
  • Typically has no direct reports.
  • Typically has no total staff.
  • Typically has a global geographic focus.
  • Typically does not manage a budget.

Business Travel and Physical Demands
  • No (or minimal) business travel is expected for this position.
  • Office environment. No special physical demands required.

Preferred Education

Bachelor's degree in computer science or global equivalent in a related field.

Work Experience

Typically, 5 or more years of experience in software development or a related field.

Required Skills & Competencies
  • Heavy experience in software development using PL/I language in the zOS operating systems.
  • Experience working with zOS systems components and sub-systems such as JCL, ISPF and TSO.
  • Experience working with IBMs DB2 relational database management system.

General Skills & Competencies
  • Demonstrates high personal integrity and ability to earn trust from others.
  • Demonstrates a growth mind-set, seeks feedback often, and is effective in continuous personal and professional development.
  • Participating in self-directed learning activities aimed at developing deep expertise within technical domain, including reading relevant publications, participating in domain forums or groups etc.
  • Advanced design/debugging/coding skills.
  • Complex problem-solving skills.
  • Communications and organization skills.
  • Teamwork skills.
  • Leadership skills and ability. Coaching and mentoring skills.

Desired Mainframe Technical Skills & Experience
  • Additional experience in one or more of the following languages: C, C++, Java, SQL, CLIST, REXX.
  • Experience with modern mainframe open technology such as Zowe, RestAPIs, etc.
  • Knowledge and related product expertise in one or more of the Broadcom software products.

Broadcom is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We will consider qualified applicants without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability status, medical condition, pregnancy, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. We will also consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records consistent with local law.

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More Information on Broadcom Inc.
Broadcom Inc. operates in the Semiconductor industry. The company is located in San Jose, CA. Broadcom Inc. was founded in 1991. It has 38985 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability insurance, Dental insurance, Vision insurance, Health insurance and Life insurance. To see all jobs at Broadcom Inc., click here.
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