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Rocket Software, Inc. Software Engineer III in Helena, Montana

It's fun to work in a company where people truly BELIEVE in what they're doing!

Job Description Summary:

The Software Engineer-III designs, develops, troubleshoots, and debugs software programs for software enhancements and new products. Determines software’s compatibility with hardware and/or influences software's design in relation to hardware.

Position Reports to: Manager , Software Engineering

Job Overview:

The Software Engineer-III designs, develops, and debugs code for enterprise mainframe software enhancements and bug fixes. Be part of a team that develops software to revolutionize how administrators and developers at major corporations get the most value from their mission-critical database infrastructure.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities :

  • Document, design, code, and debug features and bug fixes in Java for the IBM Unified Management Server for z/OS (UMS)

  • Develop on a code base shared by multiple global teams

  • Develop code that supports and/or tolerates other products concurrently running on UMS

  • Maintaining and augmenting web service authentication code

  • Coordinate with product management to size, estimate, and plan work

  • Translate user stories into code

  • Collaborate with QA, Solutions Advisors, and other users to solve bugs or usability issues

  • Build subject matter expertise within the current product domain.

  • Deliver well structured, tested, and documented code within agreed-upon timelines.

  • Participate in all required meetings and agile ceremonies.

  • Communicate clearly in appropriate platforms (eg, technical documentation in user stories vs Slack to teammates vs customer-facing responses in case records)

Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum 5 years of industry software engineering experience.

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Computer Science, Engineering, or related field.

  • Java Expertise

  • Able to become proficient in other programming languages as needed

  • Experience with source control management, preferably Git

  • Experience with authentication used for exchanging data (eg, multi-factor authentication, JSON web tokens, TLS/SSL)

  • Understanding REST concepts

  • Able to self-teach concepts based on documentation (eg product documentation or z/OS concepts from the IBM Documentation website)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • z/OS, ISPF, JCL, and related concepts

  • Db2, SQL

  • Git

  • Python

  • Experience developing REST endpoints

  • Experience with ZOWE


Bachelor's degree or higher in Computer Science, Engineering, or related field.

Travel Requirements:




Rocket Software Inc. is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. Rocket Software Inc. is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.

Rocket is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with physical and mental disabilities. If you need special assistance or an accommodation while seeking employment, please call: 781-577-4321 or send an email to We will make a determination on your request for reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis.

If you like wild growth and working with happy, enthusiastic over-achievers, you'll enjoy your career with us!