Sr. Programmer Analyst Mainframe – VSE (Remote) at Globe Life #vacancy #remote

Sr. Programmer Analyst Mainframe – VSE (Remote)

Primary Duties & Responsibilities


Experience what being part of the Globe Life family feels like. Be inspired by your leaders, encouraged, and cheered on by your teammates to excel and be supported in your career while working with us. We offer a competitive salary with a great benefits package, including 401(K) match, medical, dental, and vision health plans, short term and long-term disability, paid time off, tuition reimbursement and other career development opportunities.

This position reports to the IT Application Manager and is responsible for the development, deployment, and support of new and existing applications to meet the current and future needs of the business. The Senior Programmer Analysts participate in all phases of the System Development Life Cycle as needed, applying expert knowledge of system interaction and business familiarity to meet business needs. This work is performed as part of a team or as a team lead, depending on the project.


  • Coordinate with clients and other I.T. personnel in analyzing system requests, developing specifications for new system development projects or for maintenance to existing mainframe-based applications.
  • Adhere to System Development Life Cycle standards, including preparation of project-related documents as requested by the Project Manager.
  • Make design changes to programs, either alone or in concert with other programmers.
  • Prepare unit and integration test plans for program changes, and in cooperation with clients and other I.T. personnel, perform the testing.
  • Conduct thorough problem analysis in regard to technical system and application programs; documents findings and proposes problem resolution alternatives.
  • Some on-call responsibilities to support production as needed.
  • Communicate effectively with technical and non-technical audiences
  • Communicate project progress and issues as needed.
  • Prepare user and operational documentation for programming work performed.
  • Serve as a Project Lead for smaller or less complex projects
  • Serve as a mentor for less experienced programmer/analysts as needed.
  • Serve as a go-to resource for complex questions.
  • Be a participatory team member, share knowledge, assist with projects as needed and suggest improvements for the system development process.
  • Remote Available

Required Skills


  • 8+ years experience performing system development and support for mainframe-based applications.
  • Proven experience in meeting deadlines and managing multiple priorities.
  • Proven ability to work with clients in developing system solutions to business needs
  • Mastery of mainframe development tools: COBOL, Easytrieve, CICS, VSAM, VSE/DOS. Some Assembler knowledge also a plus.
  • Master of VSE tools such as: SyncSort, IDCAMS, CECI, CEDF, FTP, or any other third party toolset.
  • Client/Server technology skills a plus. Working with .TXT, .XLS files and SQL is also a plus, but not required.
  • Working skills for MS Office suite of products also preferred (Word, Excel, Visio)
  • Working knowledge of systems development life cycle and use of structured methodologies and techniques (Waterfall, Agile).
  • Experience working in a team environment.
  • Strong technical, analytical and communication skills.

Applicable to all employees of Globe Life & Accident and its subsidiaries:
Reliable and predictable attendance of your assigned shift
Ability to work full time and/or part time based on the position specifications.

Required Knowledge & Experience

Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Business Administration or other related field, or equivalent work experience.
Insurance industry experience in life, health and annuity a plus.
Minimal travel required. Would be on an as needed basis.


Associated topics: application architect, back end, c, develop, java, programming, project architect, senior software developer, senior software engineer, software architect

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