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Mainframe Developer

A good fit if you like: Collaborating Learning New Technologies Troubleshooting

As a Mainframe Developer, you’ll create and maintain applications for mainframe systems. Mainframe systems are high-performance computers with large amounts of memory and processors. Mainframes power many financial, banking, and government agency systems. You’ll write and test code, perform maintenance on applications, and collaborate with other developers and systems engineers to ensure proper functioning. You’ll use tools and coding languages like VS code, JCL, Python, and COBOL and develop a deep understanding of business processes.

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Salary Range

Entry-Level: $99,756
Intermediate: $115,597
Senior: $132,605

*Sourced from LinkedIn & Glassdoor

Job Postings

National: 3,169
Florida: 131

*Sourced from Lightcast, period July 2021 – June 2022

Common Job Titles

Mainframe Developer Mainframe Programmer Mainframe Programmer/Analyst

Skills Needed

Mainframe COBOL Job Control Language (JCL) Customer Information Control System (CICS) Virtual Storage Access Method (VSAM) SQL


IBM Mainframe Developer Certificate

Absolute Basics of COBOL

Linux: File Management for DevOps

Advanced Relational Database and SQL

Using MySQL Database with PHP

Introduction to Relational Database and SQL

Read an Input File with COBOL

Add and Modify Records with COBOL




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