COBOL Mainframe Developer

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Date: Jan 11, 2022

Location: Phoenix, AZ, US

Company: SRP

SRP is one of the largest public power and water utilities in the U.S. providing electricity to approximately one million customers in the greater metropolitan Phoenix area. Since its founding in 1903, SRP has fostered a culture of stewardship and customer service consistently ranking as an industry leader in customer service according to J.D. Power. SRP continues to adapt to its changing business environment by seeking innovative ways to reimagine utility service and the provision of critical resources essential to the life and economy of Arizona.

Job Brief

The position is responsible for providing application development/support of SRP's Customer Relationship System (PHOENIX).  There is extensive development work from a project-based perspective that the successful candidate will be contributing to that will require them to work closely with other team members and PHOENIX clients to develop solutions to enhance existing business processes. Projects range from major to minor enhancements on existing systems, as well as new development. The position will work mainly with the Billing functionality within PHOENIX.

Job Responsibilities

  • Analyze, evaluate, test, debug, document, and implement complex software solutions in support of the PHOENIX Customer Relationship System
  • Code and test solutions based upon the technical designs utilizing the methodologies, procedures, architectures and standards of the system and to be able to incorporate these into the construction process for the system
  • Develop and maintain existing system documentation
  • Support testing teams
  • Ensure solutions provide system stability by following application standards and development/support methodologies
  • Communicate status to client stakeholders, project managers, team leads, team members and management
  • Provide after-hour technical support as needed
  • Monitor program execution for expected performance and trouble shoot issues
  • Use design and coding methods in specific programming languages to initiate or enhance program execution and functionality


Completion of a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution that prepares the employee for the assignment.


Promotion to Level 2 requires a minimum of two years of experience at Level 1; demonstrated capability to perform advanced and more difficult work as determined by the supervisor. Promotion to Senior Level requires a minimum of three-years of experience at Level 2; is fully competent in all aspects of functional area of assignment and as such would be recognized as a specialist in area of assignment and may have periodic or occasional lead responsibilities.

Additional Information

  • Strong COBOL, DB2, SQL, JCL knowledge are required
  • Experience with HTML, CICS, CICS Web Support, JavaScript, JQuery and MQSeries is helpful but not required
  • Experience with mainframe tools: TSO, ISPF, File-Aid, Savers, BMC, Xpediter, SCLM is beneficial
  • Knowledge or experience with mainframe and web development is beneficial
  • Strong problem solving skills are required
  • Strong knowledge and experience in complex SQL and emphasis on performance tuning
  • Ability to adapt to changing roles and changing priorities
  • Must demonstrate strong interpersonal skills, focus on customer service and the ability to work well independently or in teams in an on-site/remote setting.
  • Must demonstrate strong analytical and excellent communication skills


Requisition Details

Requisition ID: 12867

EOE - 

Salt River Project (SRP) recognizes diversity and inclusion as key drivers of innovation and growth, and seeks to attract a diverse employee base that reflects our community.

We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, military status or any other protected status under applicable federal, state or local law.

Ultimately, SRP aspires to fully apply the power of diversity and inclusion to build a more equitable and sustainable future for our customers, employees and community.


Drug/Alcohol Policy Statement - 

In order to promote the safety and well-being of our employees, customers and the communities we serve, SRP is committed to maintaining a drug/alcohol free work environment. Although marijuana may now be legal in Arizona, except as otherwise specified under Arizona law, SRP considers it to be an illegal drug for the purpose of our drug/alcohol policy because marijuana remains illegal at the federal level. Any candidate found to be impaired during the hiring process or who has the presence of an illegal drug or unauthorized substance in their system during the pre-employment drug/alcohol test may disqualified from further consideration in the hiring process.

All candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States.
Currently, SRP does not sponsor H1B visas.



Why Work at SRP


SRP's success is rooted in our employees' happiness, health and safety. That's why we offer a comprehensive benefits package to meet the needs of our employees and enhance their well-being. In addition to competitive pay and performance incentives, eligible employees can take advantage of the following benefits:


• 401(k) plan with employer matching
• Retirement pension
• Paid vacation
• Parental leave
• Holiday pay
• Sick leave
• Medical, vision, dental and life insurance
• Wellness programs
• Pre-tax benefits
• Short and long-term disability plans
• Tuition assistance


Nearest Major Market: Phoenix

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