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Associate Engineer, Core Tools DevOps - Mainframe COBOL

Taguig City, Philippines
Job ID: 37651


Job Description





Position Title:

Associate Engineer, Software Development


L1- Associate Professional

Reports to:

Team Leader/Manager


Global IT






The Associate Engineer writes Low to Medium complexity programs, as well as maintains and modifies existing applications programs. He/she must also document and execute test plans according to the requirement and will be assigned to lights on support.


The Associate Engineer is also responsible for creating solutions for issues identified in the course of testing and following the Ingram Micro chosen applications development standards and methodologies.


The Associate Engineer works primarily on an independent basis within the guidelines given for delivery of technical work assignments. He/she must have great communication and collaboration skills and must be team oriented. He/she must be able to clearly provide detail on their progress on tasks and must be able to raise issues that would impact the delivery in a timely manner.


Shifts are generally fixed with weekends as off-days although members may be asked to report to work at night and/or during weekends and/or holidays should business deliverables require such. 




  1. Major Responsibility: Unit Testing


Supporting Actions:

  • Can execute detailed test plans for unit testing
  • Can do bug fixing on builds he/she performed.


End Results:

  • Fully working modules with minimal defects


  1. Major Responsibility: IST/UAT/Production Support


Supporting Actions:

  • Can investigate and determine the root cause of the issue.
  • Can establish communication with users to understand the issue.
  • Can provide a fix to the issues encountered during testing that is related to the requirement
  • Can do bug fixing on builds he/she performed.


End Results:

  • Fully working modules with minimal defects


  1.  Major Responsibility: Build/Development


Supporting Actions:

  • Can analyze the design and translate the design into code
  • Can create detailed test plans that cover the critical scenarios that must be unit tested for the requirement
  • Escalates issues or gaps in the design
  • Able to set expectations with Users and secure UAT approval.
  • Communicates with onshore for approvals


End Results:

  • Fully working modules with minimal defects and in accordance to design specifications and functionality


  1. Major Responsibility: Admin Tasks


Supporting Actions:

  • Accurate clocking of worked hours in Kronos, SAP CATS and Plan Port
  • Compliance with company policies and mandatory training.
  • Responds to communications in a timely manner.


End Results:

  • Adherence to all company policies
  • Simple decision-making regarding other team members’ schedules and tasks.




      Graduate of any IT Related 4- or 5-year course.

      1 to 2 years’ experience in related programming language

      Basic to Intermediate knowledge of any of the following technology

  • Mainframe Cobol
  • SQL knowledge
  • DB2
  • IMS
  • JCL

      C Programming / CICS is a plus


  • On-call
    • May be asked to provide secondary or tertiary support during weekends / holidays
    • Readiness to provide support to the team lead and primary support associate to address the overflow.



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