Fiserv Software Developer - Mainframe / COBOL in Lansing, Michigan

Position Description

What does a great Senior COBOL Developer do?

In this role, you’ll use your extensive knowledge of programming and development to support implementation specialists and our greater network of clients. You’ll gain a wide variety of experiences in both programming and support for our financial systems.

You will be a member of a team of programmer analysts (onshore & offshore) working to convert new and existing clients to the ARP/SMS ASP environment located in Johns Creek, GA. You will write programs/procedures/scripts to translate, convert and/or migrate data from other service providers and convert data to the Fiserv applications. You will work closely with the Business Analyst to understand Client requirements and then collaborate with your team members to code, test and deploy your program(s) and provide support during the actual conversion event. Working with team members and product development & support teams you will provide analysis, consultation and programming on projects and future releases to ensure an accurate data conversion and the ongoing maintenance of application programs and databases to know the latest release version. Your efforts will be rewarded with a successful quality conversion and enhanced client satisfaction.

What are some of the basic responsibilities for this role?

You work with internal Fiserv associates and ASP customers implementing them into a new environment. This involves:

  • Meeting customers to understand the current day-to-day business

  • Identifying and documenting requirements for the new environment

  • Creating coding specifications for new application requirements

  • Developing custom code for specific client requirements

  • Building and testing the ASP environment

  • Working with the customer to run daily test cycles

  • Brainstorming with internal and external resources on standard methodologies and enhancements

  • Developing code to support enhancements designed based on user feedback

The above statements are intended only to describe the general nature of the job, and should not be construed as an all-inclusive list of position responsibilities.

What are the required and preferred qualifications you need for consideration?

  • Bachelor’s degree with computer/IT related major preferred. Equivalent work experience and/or Associate Degree may be substituted.

  • 5+ years of meaningful Mainframe / COBOL programming knowledge/skills with experience in CICS, VSAM, and JCL required

  • Experience in financial services/banking environment preferred

  • Strong troubleshooting/problem solving experience required

  • Strong time management, organization skills and ability to function independently with minimal oversight required

  • Superb communication, follow-up skills and attention to detail required

  • Available to work weekends and provide on-call support during conversion events required

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in conversions or product implementations involving heavy data analysis, mapping and manipulation is a plus

  • Experience or demonstrable ability to train and mentor others

  • Knowledge of ARP/SMS, Banking systems, Fiserv products, tools or processes is a huge plus

Who we are:

Fiserv’s Financial & Risk Management Solutions business (FRMS) helps financial institutions optimize their use of and return on capital by making risk actionable and transparent within their organizations. We offer solutions in multiple delivery modes including software products, customer-funded development, alliance services, consulting, Application Service Provider and hosted services.

The ARP/SMS application is a product that the bank can market to corporate clients. The product provides reconciliation services and positive pay/fraud prevention services. The product is in use by many of the nation’s top banks. With ASP processing, Fiserv offers other banks the ability to provide the same services.

"Our people are the foundation upon which this recognition is based and I'm very proud of their commitment to client excellence. Their dedication to serving our clients each day is what makes Fiserv one of the most admired companies in the world." - Jeffery Yabuki, President and Chief Executive Officer

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Fiserv is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Vet. Visit for more information.