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Astadia, Inc. Sr Mainframe Migration Consultant in United States


The PRINCIPAL MAINFRAME MIGRATION SPECIALIST works on problems of diverse scope where analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors. Strong knowledge in C# (C-Sharp) technologies and debugging code is a must have. Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions. Networks with senior internal and external personnel in own area of expertise. The Principal works on the migration efforts of critical, industry-class, on-house, or commercial products as well as tooling for use in project work.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Learns and becomes an expert using Astadia Factory tools to perform mainframe migrations.

  • Performs mainframe refactors to C#.

  • Document requirements, use cases, system design and code

  • Participate in multiple concurrent projects to completion on-time and on-budget

  • Deliver within the scope of the project within the scope of a Factory project while not compromising on quality

  • Work closely with team members and clients to achieve desired results

  • Thrive in an environment of collaboration and change

  • Develops and works with the client to augment our Factory target-state product using the client’s coding standards and best practices

Education and Experience

  • 5+ years of experience with mainframe application and database technologies

  • 5+ Years of Development experience using cutting edge development tools in C#

  • 5+ years of experience with RDBMS database (Oracle, DB2LUW, MS SQL, and/or PostgreSQL)

  • 5+ years of experience with DB2 z/OS and VSAM/ISAM files, IDMS and IMS experience is a plus.

  • Agile methodology for software development.

  • Certifications in any of the following Azure technologies:

  • Azure Developer Associate

  • Business/Data Analytics (70-767, 70-768, or Data Scientist Associate)

  • Windows (70-412, 70-740, 70-741, 70-742)

  • BA/BS in Computer Science or equivalent work experience.

Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities

  • Expert level in mainframe application technologies (COBOL, CICS, DB2, etc…)

  • Expert level experience coding in C#

  • Capable of code debugging, performing builds, and rollouts

  • Experience with algorithms and data structures

  • Expert-level capability to code using highly abstract design principles.

  • Exposure to or experience with third party development frameworks desired

  • The ability to learn new frameworks in a short period

  • Strong object-oriented programming debugging skills.

  • Proven experience in Mainframe and Cloud Technology.

  • Expert database development knowledge.

  • SQL development

  • Understanding of database concepts

  • Ability to create/maintain database objects

  • Query tuning

  • Database locking

  • Experienced in unit testing, test-driven development, integration testing, and deployment using cloud technologies.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Experience with Agile Development Methodologies

Physical Requirements/Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The employee frequently is required to sit for long periods of time. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms.


This document describes the minimum, essential duties, responsibilities, skills, abilities, effort, and working conditions of the position. It in no way implies that these are the only functions to be performed by the incumbent. Workers are required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any job-related functions requested by a supervisor or manager. Successful performance requires that the incumbent possess and utilize the abilities and skills described. All functions are subject to reasonable modification to accommodate individuals with disabilities. Some functions may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or others.






  • Development - SQL: Intermediate

  • Development - C#: Expert