Mainframe Developer 3

Baker & Taylor, LLC

Remote, NC


Job Details

Job Location:    Remote - Remote, NC
Position Type:    Full Time
Salary Range:    Undisclosed
Job Category:    Information Technology

Mainframe Developer 3

Who We Are / B&T Values Statement

At Baker & Taylor, we are passionate about changing the world through literacy.  We believe that education, access to content, and the freedom to explore are essential.  We are dedicated to supporting our library partners across the world who tirelessly provide resources to foster the imagination of future generations and improve outcomes in their communities.  Librarians are our heroes and championing and supporting their work is our purpose.

Baker & Taylor is committed to embracing diversity, equity, and inclusion to create an environment that both celebrates and evolves through the unique experiences and contributions of all team members.  We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

 

Who You Are

  • You are able to work efficiently independently and are a strong team player.
  • You are computer savvy with a proven ability to deliver high-quality work in a fast-paced environment.
  • You have excellent communication skills and deep understanding of business processes in an ERP system for any distribution company

 

What You’ll Do/ A Day in The Life Typically Includes 

Developing and maintaining ERP-related applications, ensuring seamless system integration, and providing technical support. The candidate should have excellent communication skills and a deep understanding of business processes in an ERP system for a distribution company.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (The following statements describe the general nature of work being performed in this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties. Additional responsibilities may be assigned by management):

We are seeking a seasoned Senior Mainframe Developer to join our team and support our main ERP system. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience with IBM mainframes, strong programming skills in COBOL, JCL, and SQL, and proficiency with various mainframe tools and utilities.

  • Mainframe System Management:
  • Maintain and manage IBM mainframe systems, ensuring high availability and  optimal performance.
  • Develop and execute JCL scripts for system management and automation tasks.
  • Configure and manage system security, backup, and recovery procedures.
  • Perform system tuning and capacity planning.
  • Application Development:
  • Design, develop, and maintain ERP-related applications using COBOL, JCL, and SQL.
  • Utilize various mainframe development tools and utilities such as TSO/ISPF, CICS, DB2, and VSAM.
  • Develop and maintain APIs for system integration and data exchange.
  • Database Management:
  • Design, manage, and optimize DB2 databases on the mainframe platform.
  • Perform SQL query optimization and database performance tuning.
  • Business Process Integration:
  • Provide technical expertise and support for the ERP system, ensuring seamless integration with EDI, Order Processing, Warehousing, and Financials.
  • Apply basic accounting concepts to support business operations.
  • Utilize Microsoft Suite for documentation, reporting, and communication.
  • Support and Maintenance:
  • Manage maintenance contracts and provide technical support to ensure continuous operation and timely issue resolution.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve system and application issues.

Work Environment

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally must stand; walk; sit; use hands and fingers; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, or crawl; talk or hear, and lift/move more than 100 lbs.  Specific vision requirements include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Note Þ The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, ability, and physical demands required to perform the essential functions of this job successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

Benefits 

  • Participation in company health (medical, dental) insurance plans on the 1st of the month following your hire date
  • Company short-term and long-term disability benefits
  • Flexible PTO - In recognition of the professional environment in which we work, you will immediately be eligible to participate in the Company's pilot Flex PTO program
    • Under the Flex PTO program, you may use Flex PTO each year for PTO, illness or other personal time provided good standing and subject to business needs
    • There are no predefined number of Flex PTO days, nor do you earn or accrue paid time off under the Program
  • Career development and advancement opportunities
  • Climate controlled facility

 

Qualifications


Required Skills & Experience

We are seeking a seasoned Senior Mainframe Developer to join our team and support our main ERP system. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience with IBM mainframes, strong programming skills in COBOL, JCL, and SQL, and proficiency with various mainframe tools and utilities.

  • Minimum 8 years of experience with IBM mainframe systems.
  • Proficient in COBOL, JCL, and SQL programming.
  • Experience with mainframe development tools and utilities (TSO/ISPF, CICS, DB2, VSAM).
  • Strong database management skills with DB2 on mainframes.
  • Excellent communication skills and experience with ERP systems in a distribution company.
  • Understanding of basic accounting concepts.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Suite.
  • Experience managing maintenance contracts and providing technical support.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in a distribution company.
  • Familiarity with EDI, Order Processing, Warehousing, and financial systems.
  • Knowledge of modern development practices such as Agile and DevOps.
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