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Hy-Vee Food Stores Senior Software Engineer - Mainframe - Full Time in West Des Moines, Iowa

Senior Software Engineer - Mainframe

We’re looking for geniuses. Dreamers. Inventors. Innovators. People with the will to get stuff done. Doers who’ll rip an idea out of thin air. Make it a reality. Own it. And amaze their peers. Sound like you? Welcome home.

As a Senior Software Engineer you will be responsible for the design, development, and the deployment of solutions in support of both today and the future. Hy-Vee is looking for skilled individuals that are passionate about creating quality solutions that aid the company’s success. We are looking for people who can not only be great individual contributors, but also work in a team setting and mentor other engineers. As a member of our team, it is of critical importance that you can tolerate dealing with major unknowns, system complexity, and abstract problem solving without giving up. Hy-Vee has always been known for providing excellent customer service, which we strive to provide to our internal customers through software delivery.


  • Enable system integration that also helps achieve a great developer experience

  • Work with other team members and teams to cross-pollinate ideas and skills

  • Troubleshoot and address performance issues

  • Take features from conception to final production deployment

  • Contribute to user story definition and deliver solutions with a focus on feasibility, functionality, and ease of integration with existing systems

  • Champion code quality and maintainability

  • Join the team’s on call rotation working with teammates and support center personnel as necessary



  • Experience on IBM z/VSE operating system or something compatible

  • 4+ years of experience in COBOL or PL/I programming languages and experience with IDEAL

  • Experience writing and maintaining associated JCL

  • Experience with both VSAM and DATACOM file types

  • Experience with CONDOR for library management, CA Dynam/T for tape management or something compatible

  • Extensive experience with debugging, troubleshooting, and root cause analysis

  • Ability to determine sustainable solutions from a given set of options

  • Experience with SQL databases

  • Experience writing technical documentation

  • Production experience with distributed systems


  • Experience leading Software Engineering teams

  • Understanding of test driven design and general automation

  • Understanding of Object-Oriented programming

  • Understanding of event-oriented software architectures

  • Experience with using CI/CD technologies such as Concourse, TeamCity, Octopus, Jenkins, etc

  • Experience implementing RESTful APIs

About Hy-Vee, Inc. Hy-Vee, Inc. is an employee-owned corporation operating more than 275 retail stores across eight Midwestern states with sales of $11 billion annually. The supermarket chain is synonymous with quality, variety, convenience, healthy lifestyles, culinary expertise and superior customer service. Hy-Vee ranks in the Top 10 Most Trusted Brands and has been named one of America’s Top 5 favorite grocery stores. The company’s more than 88,000 employees provide “A Helpful Smile in Every Aisle” to customers every day. For additional information, visit

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