US Foods IBM Application Developer - Lead in Rosemont, Illinois

Job Description:

Basic Purpose-

The Lead Application Developer is responsible for the design, development and maintenance of application systems that support one or more of the business functions.


  • Leads development processes for multiple applications, programs and/or platforms;
  • Is viewed as the subject matter expert in one or more applications or platforms;
  • Drives use of US Foods best practices across area;
  • Works with complicated and business critical applications across functional areas;
  • Works across solutions requiring integration across multiple platforms and/or business areas;
  • Develops testing approach and build test cases to test core business functionality;
  • Defines and explains the impact of requirements on system components across multiple functional areas;
  • Apply knowledge from outside US Foods to improve US Foods practices;
  • Develops Technical Design Document;
  • Codes applications, data bases, interface programs;
  • Configures software packages;
  • Conducts peer review (Unit Test);
  • Creates Unit Test cases;
  • Documents code (comments);
  • Documents system functionality;
  • Updates code to address defects and enhancements;
  • Manages off-shore development deliverables; in terms of milestones and quality;
  • Verifies Work Estimates.

# EOE Race/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Protected Veteran/Disability Status  



  • B.S. in Computer Science, a related field or equivalent work experience required.

Related Experience:

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in general IT;
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience with IBM application development.


  • Understanding of Legacy Systems best practices;
  • Proven ability to analyze and understand existing processes and code;
  • Proficiency in:

    · COBOL


· Datacom/ODBC queries

· Enscribe files

· Librarian

· Intertest/Expeditor

· MFT-File Transfer



  • Familiarity with:

    · Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, MS Project).

  • A plus:

    · Mainframe Background.

Primary Location: Rosemont-IL

Schedule: Full-time Shift: Day Job

Job Function: Development / Programming

Job Level: Manager

Travel: No