Developer: Back-end with COBOL (CH698) (Cape Town or Sandton)
Capital H Staffing and Advisory Solutions
Stellenbosch, Western Cape, ZA
2d ago

Our client, a financial services company with offices in Stellenbosch and Sandton h is seeking to employ COBOL Developers, to be responsible for the writing and coding of individual programs for Back-End applications according to specifications.

The ideal candidate should have matric with a relevant IT qualification and a minimum of 3+ years solid and recent COBOL programming experience.

Purpose of the role

Responsible for the task and project design and development of Bank’s Core Banking application and related solutions and implementations, according to specifications.


  • National Senior Certificate (Grade 12) or National Certificate (Vocational)
  • A relevant IT tertiary qualification (diploma / degree) would be ideal
  • 3-5 years’ proven experience in COBOL development within an on-line and / or batch environment
  • Experience in the following development languages :
  • JCL (Job Control Language) or equivalent
  • Unix
  • Knowledge of :
  • IT systems development processes
  • Application development
  • Standards and governance
  • Testing practices
  • Banking systems environment
  • Knowledge of the following would be ideal :
  • System architecture (technical design and implementation processes)
  • Solid understanding of :
  • Banking business model
  • Best practices for Quality Assurance (QA)
  • Communication

  • Communication skills (written and verbal) in English
  • Interpersonal / Relationship management skills
  • Negotiation and influencing
  • Facilitation
  • Presentation skills
  • Mind-set and attitude

  • Analytical, diagnostic and problem solving skills
  • Business acumen
  • Process and organisational thinking
  • Attention to detail
  • Adaptability to change
  • Willingness to take ownership and accountability
  • Time management

  • Planning and organizing skills
  • Ability to work under own initiative without guidance, cope well under sustained pressure and deliver to deadlines
  • Ability to deal with multiple projects at the same time
  • Ability to motivate self and team
  • General :

  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Should you not hear from us after 30 days you may consider your application unsuccessful
  • In keeping with our client’s employment equity requirements, only South African citizens will be considered.
  • Please include your current salary and salary expectations.
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