Mainframe ALC COBOL developer

TechPerm - Woodlawn, MD

Full-time | Contract

TechPerm is looking to hire full time or contract for our Leidos/SSA contract in Woodlawn.

Must be USC/GC with ability to obtain public trust clearance.

The successful candidate will be involved in replacing legacy mainframe ALC code, with COBOL code.

This will involve the following:

  • Analyzing functionality of identified code to be replaced
  • Discovering through research what programs/systems use the code, including meeting with users of the code as necessary
  • Considering alternatives for replacing the code, for example, rewriting it in straightforward maintainable COBOL or finding existing utilities which perform the same function.
  • Comprehensive testing of created code and ensuring that all code is reviewed and documented.
  • Coordinating with users of the old code to transition to the new code.

Skills Requirements:


  • Very high level of proficiency in Assembler Language Coding (ALC), not just some familiarity.
  • High level of proficiency in COBOL
  • Have excellent listening, note taking and writing skills,
  • Have strong presentation skills and being able to explain technical concepts to non-technical individuals
  • Have effective communication skills including verbal, both speaking and comprehension, as well as written, which includes preparation and comprehension


  • Familiarity with the functionality in SSA's mainframe Systems in both the Validation and Production environments
  • Extensive knowledge of Title II systems

Job Types: Full-time, Contract

Salary: $77.00 to $93.00 /hour


  • COBOL: 5 years (Preferred)
  • ALC: 1 year (Required)


  • Bachelor's (Preferred)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)

Contract Renewal:

  • Likely

Work Location:

  • One location

This Job Is:

  • Open to applicants who do not have a college diploma
  • A job for which all ages, including older job seekers, are encouraged to apply
  • A job for which military experienced candidates are encouraged to apply