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Senior Software Engineer* for Java on z/OS Mainframe

Software AG

Software AG

Software Engineering
Darmstadt, Germany
Posted on Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Location: Darmstadt (Germany)

Software AG is the software pioneer of a truly connected world and one of the largest software companies in Germany. Since 1969, we’ve helped 10,000+ organizations turn data into decisions. Our industry leading Adabas & Natural product suite is the central platform for mission-critical applications, supporting some of the largest customers in the world.

Our story goes beyond technology. We put people first – employees, customers, and partners. We build strong teams and cultivate relationships that last. We provide incomparable products, solutions, services, and technical excellence for our customers. We are a team of over 5,000 colleagues across 70+ countries who value inclusion, integrity, and innovation. Our size means everyone has an impact and every voice is valued. We are big enough to compete and small enough to care.

Be you, join us.

We are currently seeking for a Senior Software Engineer* for Java on z/OS Mainframe to strengthen our development teams to support existing and future products for our customers. We offer an international working environment with flat hierarchies, and the opportunity to take on responsibility. You’ll work on cutting-edge solutions which are mission-critical for large customers around the world.


  • Driving the further development of a net-new product stack to increase the efficiency of large-scale customer applications
  • Supporting the entire product life cycle, from requirements analysis over implementation and testing to delivery
  • Working in a software development process according to the principles of Lean and Agile


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in computer science or equivalent
  • Strong background in IBM z/OS Mainframe environments
  • Extensive Java experience of at least 5 years experience under IBM z/OS
  • Proven knowledge in Java Database Connectivity JDBC
  • Powerful debugging and troubleshooting skills
  • Knowledge of COBOL and/ or C is a plus
  • Experience with databases on the mainframe, such as Db2, Adabas or IMS DB is a plus
  • Good skills of CICS, VSAM, SQLJ and WebSphere Liberty would complete your profile
  • Excellent teamwork and communication abilities


  • Earn competitive total compensation and receive comprehensive country-specific medical and other benefits.
  • Enjoy time and location flexibility with our Hybrid Working Model, which allows a remote workshare of up to 60%.Work anywhere in your country or abroad for up to 10 days per year.
  • Set yourself up for success in your new role by upgrading your home office space using your one-time hybrid work payment.
  • Lean on the Employee Assistance Program for support during some of life’s most common but difficult challenges.

At Software AG we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect and fairness where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and employees without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, pregnancy, national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

We believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion is critical to our success as a global company, and we seek to recruit, compensate, develop, promote, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.


Please submit your detailed application via our online job portal including your possible starting date. Your application should include a short cover letter, a CV and your references.

Your contact:

Tanja Topal, Manager Recruiting, Phone +49 (0) 681 210-3105

* m/f/d - Diversity matters!