Cobol Programmer Analyst


Offre publiée le 2024-06-26

Banque Nationale du Canada

As a Cobol programmer analyst in National Bank's Personal Financing team, you'll act as an IT expert in a dynamic and evolving environment.

This role gives you the opportunity to have a positive impact on our organization through your programming and analysis skills and your mainframe experience in the banking industry.

Your role

  • Provide professional support to the sectors and develop or modify software programs in line with users' needs and specifications, business requirements and established timelines
  • Understand business issues and identify IT needs in collaboration with users
  • Perform reliable, efficient programming by ensuring the performance and quality of the systems structure
  • Participate in various testing phases throughout the development cycle
  • Draw up validation and quality control procedures based on established development standards and norms and perform extensive testing to ensure that any systems developed or modified are adequate
  • Analyze system change requests, assess their impact on existing applications, and suggest and carry out appropriate changes
  • Provide technical support to respond to user requests and problems affecting existing applications and make any necessary corrections
  • More specifically, you will :
  • Participate in various project activities in Agile mode
  • Participate in analyzing and executing change requests and estimates for application maintenance requests
  • Update technical and functional documentation
  • Participate in resolving client and application support requests
  • Support our applications to maintain our level of service
  • Update our work methods to be more Agile and improve our efficiency
  • Help us develop our standards and norms for development and technical documentation

Your team

Within the Personal Financing sector, you'll be part of a large team of 18 people (3 squads), including analysts, programmers and testers, and you will report to the Senior Manager.

Our team stands out for its extensive mainframe experience and strong team spirit. We are in the process of modernizing our tools (code editor, version control, copilot) and our work methods.

We use on-the-job learning to help you master your role. Personalized training content on various technical topics is also available to support your ongoing learning.

You'll also have access to colleagues with a wide range of expertise, experience and backgrounds to enrich all aspects of your development.


  • Have completed a three-year college diploma or academic equivalent in a related field and 5 years of relevant experience in Cobol / DB2 / IMS on the Mainframe
  • Knowledge of Mainframe COBOL, IMS / DB2, Telon, Easytrieve, IBM 390
  • Knowledge of the MVS / ESA and Windows operating systems
  • Knowledge of the development tools File-Aid, Xpediter, Endevor , Spufi, Visual Studio Code, SonarQube and GIT / GITHub
  • Experience in the banking or financial services industry, an asset

Languages :

Reason to require this language : you will need to carry out regularly tasks that require the use of IT apps and tools unavailable in French.


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Your benefits

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In addition to competitive compensation, upon hiring you'll be eligible for a wide range of flexible benefits to help promote your wellbeing and that of your family.

  • Health and wellness program, including many options
  • Flexible group insurance
  • Generous pension plan
  • Employee Share Ownership Plan
  • Employee and Family Assistance Program
  • Preferential banking services
  • Opportunities to get involved in community initiatives
  • Telemedicine service
  • Virtual sleep clinic

These are a few of the benefits available to you. We have an offer that keeps up with trends as well as your needs and those of your family.

Our dynamic work environments and cutting-edge collaboration tools foster a positive employee experience. We actively listen to employees' ideas.

Whether through our surveys or programs, regular feedback and ongoing communication is encouraged.

We're putting people first :

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We're a bank on a human scale that stands out for its courage, entrepreneurial culture, and passion for people. Our mission is to have a positive impact on peoples' lives.

Our core values of partnership, agility, and empowerment inspire us, and inclusivity is central to our commitments. We offer a barrier-free workplace that is accessible to all employees.

We want our recruitment process to be fully accessible. If you require accommodation, feel free to let us know during your first conversations with us.

We welcome all candidates! What can you bring to our team?

Come live your ambitions with us!

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