Cobol Developer
CGI Group, Inc.
Edmonton, AB
Position Description:
CGI is the World's 5th largest independent IT and business process services company. We provide high-end business and IT Consulting, Systems Integration and IT & Business Management services. CGI has over 100+ IP-based business solutions in 40 countries spanning Financial Services, Government, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Retail, Telecommunications, Utilities and Oil & Gas. We are a proven and demonstrated success, achieving an industry-leading track record of on-time, on-budget projects and innovative solutions.

CGI is seeking a versatile COBOL Developer with a minimum two years experience writing COBOL programs. The successful candidate will join an Application Maintenance Services team, supporting a mission critical, public sector computer system. Within the role, there are opportunities to use COBOL, .NET and SQL expertise, to apply technical analysis, to improve processes and innovate, and to gain experience in industry leading methodologies for service support, system development and quality assurance.

The position is located at our client's office in suburban Edmonton, Alberta.

Your future duties and responsibilities:
  • Design, estimate, code, test and implement functional changes in complex business applications within an enterprise environment.
  • As a member of a team, diagnose and resolve interruptions to application availability or impairment to its functionality, in the production environment.
  • Design and prepare detailed specifications of programs as needed.
  • Deliver professional services within defined processes and methodologies.
  • Interact with clients daily. Manage client expectations in terms of functionality, schedule, and quality.
  • Outline alternatives and make recommendations to clients about the functionality of applications under our support. Respond effectively to our client's technical needs and challenges.
Required qualifications to be successful in this role:
  • Minimum of 2 years progressive related applications development experience including scoping/estimation, requirements analysis, development, testing and implementation in an Enterprise environment
  • Minimum of 2 years experience writing and maintaining COBOL programs
  • Minimum of 2 years experience in interrogating data using SQL
  • Experience in analysis, design, and development of large and complex applications
  • Excellent oral and written communication
Desired Technical Skills:
  • Experience in writing applications using Fujitsu NetCobol
  • Experience with applications architecture and design
Soft Skills

  • Clear communication (written and verbal), active listening, and approachable demeanor
  • Deep analytical and problem solving skills; able to diagnose and resolve technical problems with other IT specialists in a group dynamic
  • Able to manage time, work independently as well as work as part of a team
  • Positive attitude, detail oriented
  • Creative, highly committed to quality work
Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or Diploma in IT. Equivalencies will be considered.


  • .NET
  • Application Development
  • MS SQL Server
What you can expect from us:
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It is an extraordinary time to be in business. As digital transformation continues to accelerate, CGI is at the center of this change—supporting our clients' digital journeys and offering our professionals exciting career opportunities.

At CGI, our success comes from the talent and commitment of our professionals. As one team, we share the challenges and rewards that come from growing our company, which reinforces our culture of ownership. All of our professionals benefit from the value we collectively create.

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