Fortran Developers x 2 - PL1/Assembler

  • Job ref:


  • Location:

    Berkshire, England

  • Sector:

    Software Engineer

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £400 - £500 per day

  • Contact:

    Phil Johnson

  • Email:

  • Published:

    10 months ago

  • Duration:

    3-6 months

  • Start date:


  • Consultant:


Fortran Developers x 2 - PL1/Assembler

+ Initial 3-6 month contracts

+ Remote working

+ £400 to £500 per day

Key Skills

+ Fortan, PL1, Assembler

+ Legacy mainframe development & migration

+ Modern programming knowledge - Python, C#, etc..

The Role:

  • Supporting a client that wants to exit their mainframe within the next 2 years. They have several workloads on the mainframe that support revenue generating business processes.

  • You will be assisting the client in assessing the existing mainframe workloads, developing migration strategies & plans, and delivering services to support the mainframe migration.

Essential Technical Skills

  • Fortran / PL1 / Assembler

Desirable Technical Skills

  • Modern Programming Languages e.g. Python, C++


  • Mainframe professional with 5+ years of experience on mainframe technologies

  • Experience of leading or working on mainframe modernization or migration projects

  • Able to participate in mainframe discovery and assessment exercises to scope and inventory mainframe applications that must be migrated

  • Analyse mainframe applications to fully understand interdependencies and data flows

  • Participate In defining migration strategy based on application move groups that enable incremental migration of applications whilst minimizing impact to clients business processes

  • Able to identify appropriate treatments to enable mainframe applications to be migrated (Rearchitect/Rehost/Replace/Rewrite)

  • Experience of Rewriting legacy applications to modern programming Languages

  • Experience of developing and executing data migrations

  • Experience of supporting Testing and Test Automation to ensure migrated workloads meet functional and non- functional requirements (performance, resilience etc)

  • Experience of Agile/ DevOps methods in delivering mainframe migrations