Sr. Natural Adabas Developer

Company Name:
Quantumtech Staffing
Job Title: Sr. Natural Adabas Developer
Location: Richmond, VA
Job Description:
Retirement System (VRS) is seeking a senior level Natural Adabas developer. This developer will bring their practical experience to VRS to develop and support Natural Adabas systems.
VRS currently has a Legacy Natural Adabas system, Java
Software Development
Provides guidance and mentoring to other developers
Creates technical designs
Participates in peer reviews of technical designs
Conducts and participates in code reviews
Develops complex software and configuration data using secure coding practices
Performs comprehensive and quality unit testing
Ensure code is developed with security best practices and is in compliance with VRS, CoVA and appropriate Federal security requirement
Ensures that all code, configuration data, and system documentation is accurate, complete, understandable, and adheres to VRS standards
Address security vulnerabilities
Production Support
Independently provides production support for VRS software solutions and systems
Ensures the reliability and availability of systems and IT/IS
through proactive monitoring and process improvement
Responds in a timely manner to automated alerts and/or problem
to ensure that applications and systems are running successfully and with optimal performance
Provides production system support outside of normal business hours as necessary
Work with vendors and other entities as needed in researching and resolving escalated production issues
Participates in managing production and non-production code and ensuring production code line integrity.
Works with other Technology staff to ensure appropriate integration and security compliance
Identify potential problems and proposes proactive solutions and options to resolve them
Provides guidance, technical leadership, and training to less experienced staff,
Ensures quality and completeness of work products
Works on multiple, complex and varying technology projects independently
Performs special assignments
Develops and recommends enhancements to technical standards, policies and practices
Participates and assists with the VRS Change Management Process to ensure all activities are change managed appropriately (documentation, test plans, approvals, etc.)
Ensures major systems implementation efforts do not compromise other VRS systems or services.
Provides regular detailed, accurate status reports
Reviews and approves specifications, programming, testing, and documentation
Works in partnership with the technical teams and business partners to deliver business functionality on time with required quality.
Proposed individuals must have significant experience in the practical use of and support of Natural Adabas developed software. Experience in Java is a plus. VRS desires to interview proposed individuals before final approval. VRS feels the individual needs to be onsite the majority of the time to work closely with the teams to be successful.
Additional Required Skills
Able to quickly and accurately assess and understand existing code, recommend resolution approach and resolve coding issues or write new code.
Possesses and can successfully apply a broad range of expertise of technology principles, best practices and procedures in the SDLC process
Must be an excellent communicator and be able to produce clear and concise documentation at the detail and summary level
Must be an independent worker and be able to prioritize own work activities with minimal guidance and coaching
Must meet deadlines
Possesses and applies a broad range of expertise of technology principles, best practices and procedures to the completion of difficult and complex assignments crossing multiple functional areas
Applies comprehensive technical knowledge of Natural/Adabas to the oversight of significant assignments, referring only the most complex technology issues to higher levels
Experience with large, complex, cross-functional applications
Supports mainframe database and business application services running Software AG environment
Extensive, recent experience programming in Natural/Adabas environment
IBM mainframe environment
System administration, product upgrades, implementation, and performance tuning
Perform tech support duties for application program Programmers and end-users.
Experience with Software AG products including Natural and Adabas. Equivalent knowledge and work experience with similar products will be considered
Strong technical and communications skills, an aptitude for fast learning, and the ability to work well in a team environment
MS SQL Server experience a plus
COBOL programming experience a plus
Candidate should have a minimum of eight years Natural Adabas development experience in large, complex software systems. Candidate must be independent worker who can successfully work in a fast paced, dynamic environment.

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