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Delta Air Lines
Location: Atlanta
Job type: Contract/Locum
Contact: No Name
Category: Developer

Senior Cobol Developer

Requisition #: 264417


Delta Vacations continues to enhance their IT capabilities and are looking for a talented Senior Developer to contribute to the strategy of an IT team in an ever changing environment. You will be responsible for the functional design, technical design and development of the core applications supporting Delta Vacations' business. The ideal candidate will possess senior-level development skills and must have the ability and interest to work on a range of different types of projects and business processes.

*** This role can be based in Atlanta or Minneapolis ***


- Develop program specifications for new development to meet customer requirements
- Generate structured program code that can also be used as a model for other team members
- Analyze existing software and software applications and design, code and test functionality enhancements
- Support development efforts through offering programming efficiency suggestions and coordinating the creation of unit and system test plans
- Maintain methods to ensure the integrity and availability of various environments for coding, programming, testing and production usage
- Help customers identify system requirements through asking questions from a systemic viewpoint. Provide alternative automation solutions, as needed
- Contribute to and sometimes oversee the design and development of clear and maintainable code, based on requirement definitions, complying with department standards and formulated project timelines
- Provide support to users experiencing system related issues and questions
- Generate and distribute reports pertaining to assigned responsibilities
- Research industry trends and advancements and make recommendations to enhance Delta Vacations' technology
- Regularly evaluate processes and make recommendations to improve efficiency
- Comply with all corporate and departmental policies/procedures and applicable governmental regulations
- Attend and participate in meetings that pertain to assigned responsibilities
- Other duties and responsibilities as assigned, which may include cross-utilization within the department or with other departments
- Triage and resolve production issues


- Degree in computer science or equivalent required
- Experience and demonstrable capabilities in structured design, development, performance tuning and troubleshooting of enterprise applications
- Solid understanding of operating systems, architecture concepts and the ability to work at that level. Understanding of concept and experience working with Linux system calls. For example, locks (semaphores) and message pipes
- Working knowledge with TCP-IP protocol, HTTP, SSL, XML, SOAP at the programming level, native construction with using java or other libraries
- Strong working knowledge or ability to learn COBOL, C, PL/SQL, UNIX shell scripting, etc.
- Fluency in Java/J2EE, JSP, EJB, Web Services Development using SOAP, SOA, ESB, Eclipse, Spring
- Experience utilizing the following platforms is preferred (Linux, OpenVMS)
- Experience with relational databases required (e.g., Oracle, SQL Server, DB2). Oracle preferred
- Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, draw valid conclusions and solve problems in a timely and accurate manner
- Ability to prioritize and successfully work on multiple projects/deadlines simultaneously 
- Must be able to effectively and professionally communicate with management, staff and customers as well as demonstrate sound judgment/reasoning skills
- Must have the ability to work independently as well as within a team environment


- Knowledge or related experience in the Travel, Tour, or Hospitality industries preferred
- Worked in an Agile environment

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