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Posted September 3rd

Senior Software Analyst-Mainframe

Eden Prairie, Minnesota





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Posted September 3rd

Senior Software Analyst-Mainframe

Eden Prairie, Minnesota






Full Time


As an expert in systems software engineering, undertakes complex projects requiring additional specialized technical knowledge. Makes well-thought-out decisions on complex or ambiguous systems software engineering issues. Handles conflicting direction and resolves conflict. Ensures that system improvements are successfully implemented and monitored to increase efficiency. Makes complex modifications to existing mainframe WM software to fit specialized needs and configurations. Establishes and communicates common goal and direction for development team. Acts as a source of direction, training and guidance for development staff. Plans, conducts and supervises assignments. Reviews progress and evaluates results to include code reviews, build readiness, and deployment activities. Recommends changes in procedures. Reviews progress with management. Operates with substantial latitude for un-reviewed action or decision.

  • Maintains excellent business communication with Analysts, Developers, Architect and Technical Staff
  • Provides analysts and management with status reports, problem logs (issue logs) and service request status on all tasks in the work group
  • Ability to provide work direction and leadership to other team members when required
  • Oversees time spent by development staff in the work group
  • Demonstrates ability to work in a fast pace variable environment
  • Evaluates alternative approaches in design of application systems, including assessment of risks and benefits associated with each alternative
  • Participates in the implementation of new systems including the integration of the new system
  • Verifies installed systems to ensure that they adequately meet user requirements
  • Liaison between QA and development team for faster and effective issue resolution
  • Plans, conducts and supervises others in the development of specifications, coding of new programs, physical design of data records, data files, and databases, creating new data structures, creating new job streams, and modify existing programs, data structures and job streams
  • Plans, conducts and supervises others in the development of test cases and test plans, creates the unit and system test environments and conducts unit and system tests for new or modified programs and job streams
  • Reviews validate the application of sound analysis, programming and design techniques with high level of proficiency
  • Oversees preparation and maintenance of program and system documentation using established department artifact standards and methodologies
  • Mentors junior associates in proper development and documentation techniques
  • Adheres to department standards, guidelines and systems development methodologies for all assigned tasks and mentors others in their use
  • Leads analysis and development of technical solutions to resolve problems
  • Includes and guides other team members in problem solving activities
  • Understands project management methodology and leads resource planning, estimation and responsibility assignment process for the development staff
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field preferred

  • 6-8 years relevant work experience within mainframe development and production environment
  • Resource management experience is plus

  • Proficiency with COBOL, CICS, DB2, VSAM, MVS JCL, CA7, TSO. SQL
  • Has expertise in a variety of mainframe tools and utilities such as MQ, Intertest,
  • Must have Subject Matter Depth & Breadth in mainframe development and technical environments, having used it extensively, and can mentor other
  • Has solid knowledge of DBS DBMS, having used it extensively and can mentor others
  • Must have strong computer skills within stated area of engineering expertise and must be proficient in use of Microsoft Office applications
  • Possesses expert knowledge of program design, coding, testing and documentation

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong customer focus and interpersonal skills, with the demonstrated ability to work in geographically dispersed teams
  • Apply logical thought process and ability to learn new systems, concepts and procedures
  • Ability to manage competing priorities
  • Demonstrate basic analytical and conceptual skills used to define technical needs and solve technical problems

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. UNFI is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to creating an inclusive and respectful environment for all. - M/F/Veteran/Disability. VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Additional Information
  • Schedule: Full-time
Eden Prairie, Minnesota