Ellucian Senior Software Developer (COBOL) in Malvern, Pennsylvania


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Senior Software Developer (COBOL)


Product Team

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Role Description:

  • Implementing, testing, maintaining and supporting software, based on technical design specifications, as directed by senior staff members

  • Assisting in the preparation of technical design specifications based on functional requirements and analysis documents

  • Reviewing functional requirements, analysis and design documents and providing feedback

  • Assisting customer support with technical problems and questions

  • Collaborating with other development staff on solutions

  • Performing special assignments

  • Participating in architecture, design and code reviews

  • Interfacing with agile team members including Product Manager, Product Owner, Scrum Master, developers, testers and clients

  • Testing own work and contributing to the development of test plans.

  • Contributing to standardization of unit/integration testing, CI/CD pipeline, code review process and overall SDLC

  • Providing first/second level troubleshooting, technical and operational support with limited guidance

  • Estimating own work effort for input to planning sessions.

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  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university or equivalent work experience.

  • Experience with COBOL programing and troubleshooting

  • Strong knowledge of Oracle and PL/SQL stored procedure development

  • Ability to independently research, methodically trouble shoot, and resolve complex problems.


  • Working with global teams/projects

  • Experience working on an Agile/Scrum team

  • Experience with VCS systems (Subversion, Git)

  • Experience with TDD (Test Driven Design)

  • Exposure to DevOps tools (Jenkins, Docker)


Company Information:

Ellucian is the world’s leading provider of software, services and insight to higher education. Ellucian helps the higher education community—students, faculty, and staff—achieve their goals more efficiently, effectively, and with reduced risk. Ellucian’s comprehensive suite of software solutions includes student information systems (SIS), finance and HR systems, recruiting and retention systems, among other offerings. With more than 1,500 institutions subscribing to Ellucian’s cloud services and SaaS offerings, the company is one of the largest providers of cloud-based solutions. Ellucian also supports the higher education community with a range of professional services, such as application software implementation, training, education, and management consulting. More than 2,400 institutions in 40 countries rely on Ellucian to help enable the mission of higher education.

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment at Ellucian without regard to race; creed; color; religion; national origin; sex; age; disability; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; genetic predisposition or carrier status; veteran, marital, or citizenship status; or any other status protected by law.