Details about position

Job purpose

The Analyst Developer will be responsible for analyzing and investigating production issues related to our Mainframe environment (Batch) and delivering unit tested COBOL code (emergency fix) according to specification guidelines and coding standards within the agreed time frames. You will also be required to assist with mainframe
related development activities from time to time.

Key outcomes

The following outcomes will be expected to be achieved by the Analyst Developer:

  • Interpretation of business and systems specifications received
  • Maintenance of existing programs according to change requests
  • Development of new programs according to change requests
  • Development of DB2 stored procedures and Cobol programs using
  • Rational developer and DataStudio
  • Testing of own programs to ensure correctness
  • Testing of interfaces to other systems, if applicable
  • Debugging of programs
  • Implementation of changes into the production environment, as part of the release management process
  • Documentation of changes implemented and programs
  • Technical support to others on own technology
  • Management of own time and delivery of tasks according to deadlines
  • Night support on batch runs from time to time
  • Day support on queries logged by client from time to time

Qualifications and experience

  • Relevant IT qualification
  • At least 3 years Cobol experience in a mainframe environment
  • At least 3 years’ experience programming against DB2 database
  • An extensive knowledge of mainframe based development and execution tools
  • Solid SQL experience
  • DB2 Stored procedures
  • Experience in an investment environment would be preferred


  • Strong analytical thinking
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work on several tasks simultaneously
  • Work independently
  • Sound decision-making skills
  • Show initiative/ Be pro-Active
  • Strong planning and organising skills
  • Good time management skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Passion for working in highly collaborative environments


  • Positive, enthusiastic attitude
  • Teamwork
  • Ability to thrive under pressure
  • Honesty, integrity and respect


Position: Open
Location: Cape Town
Job Title: Analyst Developer
Salary: To be discussed