Mainframe Cobol Senior

February 16, 2024

Mainframe Cobol Senior


  • Standard / Permanent
  • IN-MH-Mumbai
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About BNP Paribas India Solutions:

Established in 2005, BNP Paribas India Solutions is a wholly owned subsidiary of BNP Paribas SA, European Union’s leading bank with an international reach. With delivery centers located in Bengaluru, Chennai and Mumbai, we are a 24×7 global delivery center. India Solutions services three business lines: Corporate and Institutional Banking, Investment Solutions and Retail Banking for BNP Paribas across the Group. Driving innovation and growth, we are harnessing the potential of over 10000 employees, to provide support and develop best-in-class solutions.

About BNP Paribas Group:

 BNP Paribas is the European Union’s leading bank and key player in international banking. It operates in 65 countries and has nearly 185,000 employees, including more than 145,000 in Europe. The Group has key positions in its three main fields of activity: Commercial, Personal Banking & Services for the Group’s commercial & personal banking and several specialised businesses including BNP Paribas Personal Finance and Arval; Investment & Protection Services for savings, investment, and protection solutions; and Corporate & Institutional Banking, focused on corporate and institutional clients. Based on its strong diversified and integrated model, the Group helps all its clients (individuals, community associations, entrepreneurs, SMEs, corporates and institutional clients) to realize their projects through solutions spanning financing, investment, savings and protection insurance. In Europe, BNP Paribas has four domestic markets: Belgium, France, Italy, and Luxembourg. The Group is rolling out its integrated commercial & personal banking model across several Mediterranean countries, Turkey, and Eastern Europe. As a key player in international banking, the Group has leading platforms and business lines in Europe, a strong presence in the Americas as well as a solid and fast-growing business in Asia-Pacific. BNP Paribas has implemented a Corporate Social Responsibility approach in all its activities, enabling it to contribute to the construction of a sustainable future, while ensuring the Group’s performance and stability

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

At BNP Paribas, we passionately embrace diversity and are committed to fostering an inclusive workplace where all employees are valued, respected and can bring their authentic selves to work. We prohibit Discrimination and Harassment of any kind and our policies promote equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants, irrespective of, but not limited to their gender, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, ethnicity, race, colour, national origin, age, religion, social status, mental or physical disabilities, veteran status etc. As a global Bank, we truly believe that inclusion and diversity of our teams is key to our success in serving our clients and the communities we operate in.

About Business line/Function:

Under BNP Paribas IT Group, FRESH is the IT framework encompassing Projects & Systems of Finance and RISK functions, with a strong focus on efficiency, proximity, agility and time-to-market.

FRESH is a worldwide organizational model that will contribute to tackle major challenges of the Group’s transformation of today and tomorrow, building the best offering to the Finance and Risk Community through a progressive rotation to new technologies and best practices. The FRESH organization is the outcome of several convergences: between the Project & Systems teams of Group Finance, CIB Finance and RISK and their related IT teams.

FRESH is part of the IT Group organization (ITG in Europe and ITO overseas) with a threefold sponsorship by ITG, Finance and RISK.

Job Title:

Senior Software Engineer






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Position Purpose

Entity Core Solutions (ECS) is an ITG-FRESH department hosting various applications relating to General Accounting and control tools as well as accounting manual input. Within ECS: The 2 applications AMBRE and KDE form one solution for BNPP control dedicated to warrant the accounting balance of sublegder postings, so critical for the bank as BNPP need to prove the accuracy of its account and balance.

The candidate will join ITG-FRESH-ECS and participate actively to new controls implementation, helping to maintain a high level of service. The activities will mainly consist in analyzing, documenting and developing using BNPP standards technologies (Mainframe – Cobol , CICS). The candidature will be fully integrated in the project team located in Paris and involved in roadmap construction and project instruction on technical phasis. The position will require high reactivity and reporting skills in order to follow the IT activities. The candidate will also use IT tools in the Devops toolchain and guarantee the high quality of developments and compliance to IT Standards. The position will lead to develop knowledges on various financial process around control activities as well as BNPP information system within a motivating environment.



Direct Responsibilities

Analyze and interpret requirement specifications received from analyst.

Liaise with BA to ensure correct understanding and implementation of specifications.

Propose technical solutions adapted to the business needs (Contribute to technical requirements writings)

Design and develop IT solutions based on the specifications received.

Work closely in a “one team” approach with all stakeholders, jointly providing high quality deliverables.

Participate in the testing phases (system, user acceptance, regression…) as required while coordinating with BA, and QA teams.

Provide support to operations from a technical perspective.

Implementation of best practices and coding standards.

Implement tools ensuring the high-quality standard and the respect of IT development process.

Contributing Responsibilities

Contribute to overall FRESH and ISPL Vision goals as directed by Team and Department Management

Technical & Behavioral Competencies


–          Strong Technical knowledge proven in practice of COBOL, CICS and DB2 is must.

–           Strong command on Tools supporting Mainframe technology:


o   EGEN

o   File aid

o   Platinum

o   Spufi



o    OPC

–          Practice in Quality approach (Test strategy)

–          Notion in accounting is an advantage.

–          Sound knowledge of Agile methodology

–          Experience in implementing Project Management processes

Skills & Behavioral:

–          Rigorous, sincere, and disciplined

–          Excellent analytical and problem solving skills

–          Ability to acquire complete ownership of assigned objectives

–          Capability of synthesis

–          Good documentation skills

–          Good Communications and presentation skills

Previous experience with Finance and Banking would be advantageous to the role

Specific Qualifications (if required)

–        Bachelor in Eng./ B-Tech/ MCA (Equivalent)

Skills Referential

Behavioural Skills:

Ability to collaborate / Teamwork


Client focused

Ability to deliver / Results driven

Transversal Skills:

Ability to understand, explain and support change

Ability to set up relevant performance indicators

Ability to develop others & improve their skills

Ability to develop and adapt a process

Ability to anticipate business / strategic evolution

Education Level:

Bachelor Degree or equivalent

Experience Level

At least 7 years

Other/Specific Qualifications (if required)

Educational Qualifications:
B.E / B. tech or equivalent
Work experience (in years): 7+ years
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