LOCATION : Brussels Centre

We are looking for a Cobol Development
Support Expert


Context of the mission

Our client is executing a major IT transformation program where business applications hosted on Mainframe are being migrated to a Windows solution stack with Micro Focus Enterprise Developer as Cobol development tool suite.

The program delivers in 2022.

To support the transformation program, the development support team is looking for a Cobol development support expert.

The development support team :

  • defines, installs, maintains and supports the Cobol development tool suite
  • defines, installs, maintains and supports the Cobol application architecture framework

Language requirement

  • English : Good speaking/reading/writing – mandatory
  • Dutch : Fluent/Basic speaking/reading/writing
  • French : Fluent/Basic speaking/reading/writing

Dutch and French, one good and the other one basic at least

Level of education required

Master degree

Required Knowledge and Experience

Personal Skills

  • Team Player
  • Strong problem solving and root cause identification skills
  • Coaching & training skills
  • Adaptive and supportive to change
  • Quality and result oriented
  • Solution minded
  • Focus on operational excellence
  • Easy and clear communicator
  • Sociable, reliable, accurate & empathetic
  • Planning and organization minded

Technical Skills required

  • Advanced knowledge & experience in a Cobol environment including application development, debugging & troubleshooting : >5 years
  • Experience as a Cobol technical analyst/developer on business applications : > 5 years
  • Experience in defining, installing, maintaining and supporting a Cobol development environment : > 5 years
  • Experience in supporting developers on Cobol development activities : > 2 years
  • Experience with Micro Focus Enterprise Developer tool suite : >2 years

Objective of the job

  • Provide support on Cobol application development tools (debugging, troubleshooting, performance)
  • Develop/maintain guidelines around Cobol development
  • Lifecycle management of the Cobol development tool suite

Instructions to suppliers

We remind you that all “mandatory” topics MUST be encountered. They are criteria of exclusion if the minimum level required is not reached.

Start: asap

Duration : 12 months (extention is possible)