Mainframe Developer – SAS

  • Date Posted Nov 18, 2021
  • Location Toronto, Ontario
  • Job Type Contract
  • Job ID 13433

Are you a result-oriented professional? Do you have experience in building and managing web applications? Are you an excellent team player who has a love for learning? Yes? Then, apply now!

Working with one of our top financial clients this role calls for a Mainframe Developer – SAS who will be responsible for leading the creation of a comprehensive end-to-end detailed solution with overall accountability for the technical design and delivery of the System Design Specification. The ideal candidate is highly organized, self-motivated, customer-oriented, and able to work independently as well as within a team and with Business and Technology partners at all levels of the organization.


  • May also be accountable for complex programming/coding.
  • Requires IBM Mainframe applications systems knowledge and business knowledge.
  • Support a range of initiatives varying in size, complexity, and scope.
  • Act as an application SME through the design and development lifecycle ensuring alignment with Architecture.
  • Lead the creation of solution options and ultimately a comprehensive end-to-end solution. Coordinate relevant stakeholders, as required to support development initiatives.
  • Provide estimates for new projects and initiatives for the development/design component of the overall plan.
  • Consult on development of the System Requirements Specification and apply functional knowledge of business functions to design optimal software/systems.
  • Review technical deliverables throughout the detailed design and development phase to ensure quality adherence and identify gaps or redesign requirements as needed.
  • Assist in the identification of opportunities to minimize cost, provide recommendations, and/or deliver corresponding strategic solutions to support cost-effectiveness and enhance stakeholder experience.
  • Conduct code reviews to ensure adherence to quality, standards compliance, reusability, and ease of maintenance.
  • Ensure design leverages existing reusable components and has traceability to business requirements and ensures new modules are designed with reusability as a key requirement.
  • Provide technical support for escalated incidents/outages to ensure that they are resolved efficiently with minimal impact to stakeholders.
  • Continuously enhance knowledge/expertise in own area and keep current with leading-edge technologies, emerging trends/developments, and grow the expertise of the business, applications, infrastructure, analytical tools, and techniques.
  • Become a subject matter expert with in-depth knowledge and understanding of the technical environment, business processes and procedures, as well as broader organizational and technical issues.
  • Support test phases with environment setup, test case preparation, and defect remediation.
  • Support deployment phase with implementation planning, verification, and incident resolution.
  • Pager and/or on-call support.

Desired Skill Set:

  • Undergraduate degree.
  • 6 years of experience working with IBM mainframe technical environment/tools.
  • 6 years experience working IBM Mainframe application design and development.
  • Experience working with design and development tools and methodologies.
  • Experience deriving system processes, impacts, business rules, from existing mainframe system codebase.
  • Experience working with SDLC methodologies.

Nice to Have:

  • Experience working with MS Office skills.
  • Experience working with multiple concurrent projects
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with good presentation skills.
  • Experience facilitating meetings with technical teams and management.
  • Experience working with coding, debugging, researching, analyzing, and problem-solving development and production issues.
  • Experience working with web services and APIs.
  • Experience working in an Agile environment.

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