Career Opportunities

Enterprise COBOL Technical Architect

ANSi Consulting is seeking to engage an Enterprise COBOL Technical Architect experienced in performing high-level system assessments and developing modernization recommendations.  System functionality includes accounting, production and inventory management, and human capital management.  The initial project is assessment and roadmap validation, possibly extending into a longer term engagement.  The client is located in Houston, Texas; ANSi is located in Mt. Laurel, NJ, travel to both locations may be necessary.

The current environment is developed in MicroFocus COBOL Server Express on IBM AIX UNIX.  Applications combine COBOL with KORN shell scripts and a custom-written menu system and user interface.  System operations are predominantly batch-driven.  The development team currently consists of two in-house developers.


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Providing active development support on day-to-day development tasks and projects
  • Assessing and providing recommendations for creating a sustainable system, possibly through refactoring or replacing the system
  • Overseeing code refactoring or migration efforts

Skills & Experience

You should have the following technical skills and experience:

  • Demonstrated experience performing COBOL system refactoring and modernization projects, from evaluation to implementation
  • Experience developing in Micro Focus COBOL Server Express
  • UNIX command-line environment (vi editor, file manipulation, etc)
  • Korn shell scripting in AIX environment
  • Experience with day-to-day operations of COBOL applications in a UNIX environment (reports, printing, maintenance)
  • Experience porting data and applications to a relational database
  • Experience with XML, web technologies, SOA, and extending COBOL applications into these technologies

ANSi is a management and technology consulting firm, founded in 1991. ANSi is built on the concept that only by forming relationships with clients and understanding their needs, can an appropriate technology solution be successfully implemented.   We extend this principle by addressing and understanding client’s goals and drivers and ensuring that success means both end user acceptance and convergence with overall business objectives.  As a boutique consulting firm, projects are assured close attention, with our focus on customer service and building relationships with our clients.