Entry-Level Mainframe Systems Engineer

  • Dayhill Road, Windsor, CT
  • Full-time

Company Description

We only accept applications through our website (https://www.launchcode.org/training/mainframe-njct-2020).

Job Description

We have an immediate training and job opportunity for entry-level mainframe systems engineers. Don't know mainframe yet? No problem! Selected candidates will enter a 10-month paid apprenticeship, making $20/hour full-time, including an immersive, comprehensive training curriculum and plenty of on-the-job mentorship. Successful candidates will convert to permanent employment with the company following the 10-month apprenticeship.

We are looking for candidates located a commutable distance from Franklin Lakes, NJ OR Windsor, CT.

For many companies, their technical architecture is dependent on mainframe systems. However, most colleges no longer teach mainframe development, and many developers are retiring. Gaining mainframe experience can get you on the road to a high-paying, secure career.

How Does the Process Work?
At LaunchCode, we know the job search is complicated. Here is what you can expect from us:
  1. Sign up and apply on this page.
  2. LaunchCode will review your application and invite selected candidates to interview.
  3. During the interview, a LaunchCode representative will provide more detail on the opportunity, asking behavioral and Unix-based questions to assess your soft and technical skills.
  4. If you perform well, then you will receive resume and interview preparation before interviewing with our Fortune 100 partner company to become a mainframe apprentice.
  5. If selected by the company, you will begin the training and apprenticeship spanning 10 months, making $20/hour at the Fortune 100 company, starting August 10.
  6. Finally, successful apprentices will launch mainframe careers at the company. More than 80% of past LaunchCode apprentices have converted to full-time after their apprenticeship.

We only accept applications through our website (https://www.launchcode.org/training/mainframe-njct-2020).


At LaunchCode, we believe the most important attributes of successful developers are the passion, drive, and aptitude to succeed. If you love the command line, that is an added bonus!

To summarize, the ideal candidate has:

  • Eagerness to learn problem-solving techniques in unfamiliar programming languages and operating systems (z/OS, JCL, CICS, and more!)
  • A desire to work from the command line and understand the needs of users and team members
  • Willingness to learn the software development process and collaborate across teams
  • Ability to participate in a 10-month apprenticeship both in-person and from home (temporarily due to COVID-19) in Franklin Lakes, NJ or Windsor, CT
  • Ability to work full-time in the United States and a desire for your apprenticeship to become a permanent job

We only accept applications through our website (https://www.launchcode.org/training/mainframe-njct-2020).