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Sr. Applications Developer at UPS

Posted in Transportation 30+ days ago.

Location: Mahwah, New Jersey





Job Description:

Sr. Applications Developer

We’re the obstacle overcomers, the problem get-arounders. From figuring it out to getting it done… our innovative culture demands “yes and how!” We are UPS.  We are the United Problem Solvers.

About Applications Development at UPS Technology:

Our Application Development teams use their expertise in programming languages and software design to develop next-generation technology. They are responsible for developing the applications which track and move up to 38 million packages in a single day (4.7 billion annually). This team works closely with all of our customers to build innovative technologies that are customized to drive our business and provide the ultimate customer experience.  As a member of the applications development family, you will help UPS grow and provide valuable services across the globe.

About this role:

This Sr. Applications Developer will perform application development tasks for the Master Reconciler (MRC) application. S/he will be responsible for:

  • Documenting all code changes, adhering & following development standards
  • Providing technical direction in identifying & implementing new features of zOS to develop and deploy efficient and optimized code changes
  • Supporting & promoting the reuse of assets/artifacts
  • Being part of a rotation cycle for off-hour production support

The Sr. Applications Developer provides input and support for, and performs full systems life cycle management activities (e.g., analyses, technical requirements, design, coding, testing, implementation of systems and applications software, etc.).  He/She participates in component and data architecture design, technology planning, and testing for Applications Development (AD) initiatives to meet business requirements. This position provides input to applications development project plans and integrations.  He/She collaborates with teams and supports emerging technologies to ensure effective communication and achievement of objectives. This position provides knowledge and support for applications development, integration, and maintenance. He/She provides input to department and project teams on decisions supporting projects.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Experience with COBOL Programming, Expediter, FileAid, MVS/JCL
  • Familiar with Agile Development
  • Minimum of 7+ years of in-depth analysis, design & development experience with mainframe COBOL, JCL, VSAM files is required
  • Works independently as an application developer with responsibilities for analysis, design, coding & all test phases; strong analytical & problem solving skills; technical skills: Hands-on experience for analysis, design & development of complex business requirements; should understand ESP Scheduling and ability to create DOCUTEXT for new and existing job dependencies;  knowledge of SYNCSORT and CHGMAN utilities; knowledge of FTP of m/f files from m/f to Linux environment
  • Identifies & communicates issues appropriately to management & business users; excellent communication; motivated performer with ability to work independently in short timeframes; being detail oriented, ability to stay organized, professional, energetic & team player

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent required.  Master's degree preferred.
  • Knowledge of m/f DB2 and CICS is a plus

This position offers an exceptional opportunity to work for a Fortune 50 industry leader. If you are selected, you will join our dynamic technology team in making a difference to our business and customers. Do you think you have what it takes? Prove it! At UPS, ambition knows no time zone.


UPS is an equal opportunity employer. UPS does not discriminate on the basis of race/color/religion/sex/national origin/veteran/disability/age/sexual orientation/gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law