Express Scripts Sr. Mainframe COBOL/CICS/DB2 Programmer in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey

Schedule: Full-time
Job ID: REQ20004832


The Sr. Mainframe COBOL/CICS/DB2 Programmer uses in-depth knowledge and experience to oversee the writing and modifying of complex software application programs. This position will create detailed specifications or designs, conduct quality assurance reviews of peer's application programming, and act as a resource for team members with less experience. The Sr. Mainframe COBOL/CICS/DB2 Programmer will design, code, test, debug, document and maintain software application programs.


  • Partner with a multiple vendors to create estimates and delivery plans for projects at a capability level.

  • Ensure quality of technology delivery of multiple vendors’ technology solutions for multiple concurrent projects at Capability level.

  • Provide technology leadership and delivery accountability for solutions for multiple concurrent projects within an application family.

  • Function as team leader with accountability: Setting direction to mature the technology associated with the team. Key aspect of this is “tech debt” removal when possible. Identify and implement process enhancement opportunities associated with supporting the application area. Recommend actions to increase ESI and vendor partner knowledge on team. Serve as SME for components of the team.

  • Support activities of senior team members and architects to set direction for new technology components in the ESI environment.

  • Provide technical guidance to projects for components of a technology suites.

  • Adhere to Change Control Criteria.

  • Lead efforts to develop standard practices, components, guidelines for use of complex technology components.

  • Lead teams to resolve urgent and high production incidents.

  • Lead actions to determine root cause of problems and drive resolution.

  • Work on special projects as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent work experience

  • 8-12 years relevant experience, preferably 2-3 years at ESI or Master’s degree and 6-10 years of relevant experience

  • Expert with COBOL, CICS, DB2, MQ, VSAM, JCL, Endevor, Inter-Test, File Manager, Easytrieve and Syncsort

  • Working experience with Smart TS

  • College degree in Information Systems or related field and 8+ years of experience in platform specific development languages and tools.

  • Demonstrated ability to develop customized solutions that meet business requirements

  • Advanced problem solving skills and the ability to work collaboratively with

  • other departments to resolve complex issues with innovative solutions

  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize work load and meet project deadlines

  • Ability to adapt in a dynamic work environment and make independent decisions

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule to accommodate project deadlines



Information Technology’s vision is to be a catalyst in developing new business opportunities, sustaining strategic partnerships with our customers and supporting the future growth of Express Scripts. This vision is realized by aligning our work to corporate goals and market forces in order to deliver innovative business solutions in a reliable, secure and compliant manner while positioning us for future technology & market change. We deliver on these imperatives through the use of best people, best methods, best partners, enabled by a flexible & scalable architecture to deliver business value.Through this vision, we achieve our mission to provide innovative business solutions that enable & drive value in a timely, reliable, secure and cost-effective manner.


Advance your career with the company that makes it easier for people to choose better health.

Express Scripts is a leading healthcare company serving tens of millions of consumers. We are looking for individuals who are passionate, creative and committed to creating systems and service solutions that promote better health outcomes.

Join the company that Fortune magazine ranked as one of the 'Most Admired Companies' in the pharmacy category. Then, use your intelligence, creativity, integrity and hard work to help us enhance our products and services.

We offer a highly competitive base salary and a comprehensive benefits program, including medical, prescription drug, dental, vision, 401(k) with company match, life insurance, paid time off, tuition assistance and an employee stock purchase plan.

Express Scripts is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. Applicants must be able to pass a drug test and background investigation.

Express Scripts is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.