Position Description

COBOL Developer
Location Springfield, VA
Job Code 422
# of openings 1
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Cybermedia Technologies (CTEC) www.ctec-corp.com is a CMMI Level III company that has provided technology and management solutions to commercial and government clients across the USA for 20 years. We are currently looking for a COBOL Developer to join our team.


Duties and Responsibilities:

The ideal Application Developer candidate will have development and system support experience related to the ANSI COBOL programming language, ACUCOBOL compiler and Oracle database technologies in Unix/Linux environments. They should have a thorough understanding of agile software development practices and experience delivering deployable software in short sprints.  They will work as an integral part of an Agile Scrum team–a highly productive team of technical professionals who thrive on supporting the customer's mission and growth objectives – designing, developing and implementing custom software and database application capabilities for a variety of legacy and modernized systems and applications. The individual will work in close collaboration with software developers/engineers, stakeholders, and end-users within Agile processes.

Serve as a COBOL Developer who will be responsible for activities associated with the delivery of customer-defined systems and software projects; basic responsibilities include:

  • Designing, developing and implementing custom software and database application capabilities for a variety of legacy and modernized systems
  • Acts as a member of a product team supporting teammates and collaborating with a do what it takes attitude to ensure product and team success
  • Active participation in Agile Scrum sprint planning, artifact creation, sprint testing, regression testing, demonstrations and retrospectives and solution releases
  • Providing relevant metrics that help the team see how they are doing
  • Supporting development of product roadmaps
  • Participating in estimating backlog items
  • Supporting release planning with conceptual design and development/refinement of software engineering guidelines
  • Decomposing backlog items into the software tasks based on the desired software architecture (e.g., n-tier architecture) necessary to create the desired functionality
  • Strengthening the presence of the team as an Agile center of excellence.
  • Actively contributing to the organization Agile Community
  • Analyzing project-related problems and creating innovative solutions involving, scheduling, technology, methodology, tools and solution components
  • Ensuring product quality and timeliness of work, providing advice and guidance, resolving problems to meet objectives, and providing periodic performance reports
  • Developing new and refining existing process to enhance quality and productivity
  • Provide mentoring to junior members of the team



Work Experience:

  • Strong software development background, with a minimum of seven (7) years’ experience in software development projects
  • Experience with ANSI COBOL and Oracle
  • Experience working in HP-UX/UNIX/LINUX environments
  • Experience with database design and stored SQL procedures
  • Ability to apply estimation techniques to software development efforts
  • Ability to identify and manage risk
  • Working knowledge of and ability to assist others in the use of software engineering tools to support process improvement
  • Good communication skills in English in written and spoken form
  • Strong collaboration skills and desire to work within a team
  • Understanding of all elements of the software development life cycle, including planning, development, requirements management, CM, quality assurance, and release management
  • Highly responsible, team-oriented individual with very strong communication skills and work ethic; self-starter
  • Outstanding customer relations skills
  • Experience with developing shell scripts and C programming
  • Experience with integration between systems
  • Experience in using a range of COBOL compilers including ACUCOBOL
  • Knowledgeable in using Oracle PL/SQL
  • Experience working on complicated problems and providing solutions that are highly creative and ingenious, exhibiting ingenuity, creativity, and resourcefulness
  • Acts independently and within is a team environment to expose and resolve problems.



Bonus would be having:

  • Agile or Scrum Master certification
  • Experience supporting Federal government project
  • Experience working in a dynamic, multifaceted environment



  • College degree (B.S.) in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Information Management Systems or a related discipline.  Equivalent professional experience will be considered in lieu of degree


Clearance Requirements:

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen with the ability to pass CBP background investigation, criteria will include but not limited to:
    • 3-year check for felony convictions
    • 1-year check for illegal drug use
    • 1-year check for misconduct such as theft or fraud


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the individual(s) assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required.  Cybermedia Technologies management reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties and to assign other duties as necessary.  In addition, where applicable and available, reasonable accommodation(s) may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions of this position.

Please note:  Candidate(s) will be required to go through pre-employment screening.

Cybermedia Technologies, Inc. is a proud Equal Opportunity Employer! (EOE; M/F/D/V)








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