Senior COBOL Developer

London, United Kingdom
Research & Development

Senior COBOL Developer

London, United Kingdom
Research & Development

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Senior COBOL Developer – Remote – UK

We are hiring at Aspire Software for a Senior COBOL Developer to join our growing team!

We seek a passionate and highly skilled Senior COBOL Developer to be part of an agile team that works to enhance, design, and deliver technology products in a secure, stable, and scalable way. As an emerging member of a software engineering team, you execute software solutions through the design, development, and technical troubleshooting of multiple components within a technical product, application or system while gaining the skills and experience needed to grow within your role.

Here is a little window into our company: Aspire Software, the operational arm of Valsoft Corp, operates and manages Valsoft’s global portfolio of wholly owned software companies, providing mission-critical solutions across multiple verticals. By implementing industry best practices, Aspire delivers a time-sensitive integration process, and the operation of a decentralized model has allowed it to become a hub for creating rapid growth by reinvesting in its portfolio.

The successful candidate can live anywhere in the UK, working remotely from home!

What your day will look like:

  • Engage with the team to design and develop best-in-class features
  • Collaborate with cross-functional peers as we productize your work
  • Innovate as you research new technologies and resolve complex problems
  • Construct and contribute to major project high-level design strategy
  • Help the team to define the roadmap and make decisions
  • Executes standard software solutions, design, development, and technical troubleshooting
  • Writes secure and high-quality code using the syntax of at least one programming language with limited guidance
  • Designs, develops, codes, and troubleshoots with consideration of upstream and downstream systems and technical implications
  • Applies knowledge of tools within the Software Development Life Cycle toolchain to improve the value realization by automation
  • Applies technical troubleshooting to break down solutions and solve technical problems of basic complexity
  • Gathers, analyzes and draws conclusions from large, diverse data sets to identify problems and contribute to decision-making in service of secure, stable application development  
  • Learns and applies systems processes, methodology, and skills for the development of secure, stable code and systems

About You:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Engineering program essential
  • Experience in COBOL 85
  • Experience in developing browser applications using APIs to interface with a COBOL core application.
  • Experience in using the GIT software management program, including advanced features such as rebasing, reset, reflog, etc.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Capable of delivering on multiple competing priorities with little supervision
  • Excellent verbal and written English communications skills
  • Natural curiosity, creativity, and effective problem-solving skills, with a passion for tackling challenges
  • Ability to adapt and learn in a fast-paced environment
  • Highly capable, self-motivated, collaborative, and personable, with a drive for integrity and excellence
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, organizational skills and teamwork skills
  • A 'roll up the sleeves' attitude
  • Being fluent in English is essential both written and verbal
  • Legally authorized to work in the UK


  • Familiarity with MicroFocus ACUCOBOL GT
  • Familiar with Linux development environment
  • Experience in an Agile environment, including continuous delivery in a SaaS environment
  • Familiarity with Perl, C++, GO
  • Familiarity with Docker
  • Familiarity with IBM WebSphere MQ
  • Experience with Jira and Confluence
  • Knowledge of automated testing industry best practices and trends
  • Experience with test automation frameworks such as Selenium

For information about Aspire Software, please visit our website at

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.