Senior Application Developer - Position Description
Contract for around 3 months
Rate 25-30 per hour
Location: Richmond, VA

Performs detailed systems analysis and programming as well as mentoring less experienced programmers. Identify production problems as related to mainframe computer programs, screens, functions, and implement corrective action. Support operational systems by researching production problems and requests to modify current functions to assist in making production work run more efficiently. Review with users and management, program requirements, tests results, procedures, and controls to ensure reports, screen formats, formulas, and procedures meet the users' and the agency's needs. Conduct detailed system and program walk-throughs with IS staff and users as needed. Ensure that the project status system is updated on a timely basis. Perform analysis and design for medium-sized to large development/maintenance projects. Plan projects by developing logical design, alternatives, specific tasks and determining impact on other areas. Develop work plan and maintain it while moni
toring the project through completion. Provide guidance and supervision, and review and approve the work of the project team members in the writing of specifications, programming, testing, and documentation. Ensure all systems, program and operations documentation is accurate, complete, understandable, and meets standards. Train user and IS staff in use of new or changed system functions. Participate as a team leader in performing these functions. Design, code, test, debug, and document new or existing programs and JCL needing development, modifications, program error resolutions, or enhancements. And may be called upon to perform other duties as necessary.

Required Skills:
3-5 years experience in Natural/ADABAS environment plus experience in JCL in both batch and online environments, project tracking and the writing of Definition/Analysis and Design documents. Experience in unit testing and in the development of Test Plans, test data and test cases. Experience in JAVA, html, Visual Basic, Jbuilder, Java Script, and Excel a real plus.