Mainframe Engineer Gentran

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24 September 2020
Direct Line
Location: Bromley
Salary: £55,000 - £66,000
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Job Description

About Us:

Direct Line Group is an ambitious company employing thousands of people throughout the UK. Were proud to be one of Britain's leading general insurers, offering millions of customers decades of experience and knowledge. In the history of modern insurance, there has never been a bigger time for change than now and we work hard to make sure our well-known brands Direct Line, Churchill, Privilege, NIG and Green Flag are making insurance easier and better value for our customers.

We know we cant do this without our brilliant people who we reward for ideas and thinking as well as results because thats how we can achieve amazing things for our customers and for each other.

Were actively looking for people to join our teams and were committed in protecting your health and wellbeing during every step of our recruitment process.

If youre successful in securing a role with us youll find well be doing things a little bit differently and it may mean youll initially join our team by working from home.

During this time well work with you to make sure you have the tools and equipment you need and that you feel part of our amazing DLG team!

What we are looking for:

Are you eager to develop sophisticated enterprise systems to make services run more effective, will you help us redefine our customer experience?

We are looking for a Mainframe Engineer with a solid grasp of GENTRAN, and excellent experience of Mainframe technology, including: Cobol, CICS, DB2, JCL and SQL.

You will be instrumental in crafting and building functionality on the mainframe for our Commercial Motor Vehicle business whilst maintaining and building new Integration Maps!

Who youll be working with:

We provide a number of services within Technology Services (TS), including Platform Engineering, Application Development and Maintenance as well as end to end testing to ensure high availability of systems. Youll be working in a strong Agile team of 5 engineers, and sitting within Application Development and Maintenance (AD&M).

What you'll be doing:

You will need solid experience with GENTRAN map development and the application.

Programming knowledge of CA-IDEAL and JCL is essential

Working with COBOL and CA-DATACOM/DB programming as well as SQL.

Commercial experience of Agile and ITIL concepts & practices

Experience in any of the following software applications: ENDEVOR, SAS, Connect:Direct, TSO/ISPF, CICS, CA-DATACOM/DB, CA7

Collaborating closely with business users on projects and smaller change initiatives to deliver an ongoing backlog of improvements

Working with internal and external suppliers to craft and build the configuration management, release, deployment and operations cycle to meet business requirements.

Identifying and delivering Service Improvements in both production, testing and development environments

Working with Architecture, Security and Other key teams to implement the DLG Technology strategy roadmap

Identifying and implementing opportunities for innovation and continuous improvement in the development and continuous deployment of applications.

What well give you:

Come join us and youll find yourself in the middle of one of the most on-the-go teams in the business, with autonomy and exposure to industry leaders on huge household brand names. Were always encouraging internal development and youll have access to loads of learning opportunities, events and conferences to build your industry knowledge.

Our application process has been designed to make joining us as smooth a transition as possible, it not only provides us with the information we need to decide whether youre the right person for the job, but also to make sure were right for you. The process may be different dependent on the role you are applying for.

Please also contact us if you consider yourself to have a disability that requires an adjustment to help facilitate your application, interview or the joining process.

Work Permit:

All applicants must be based in the UK and confirm that they are able to prove their eligibility to work in the UK.