Mainframe Applications Developer

Date: Sep 25, 2023

Location: Lynchburg, VA, US

Company: BWX Technologies


At BWX Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: BWXT), we are People Strong, Innovation Driven. Headquartered in Lynchburg, Virginia, BWXT is a Fortune 1000 and Defense News Top 100 manufacturing and engineering innovator that provides safe and effective nuclear solutions for global security, clean energy, environmental remediation, nuclear medicine and space exploration. With approximately 7,000 employees, BWXT has 14 major operating sites in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. In addition, BWXT joint ventures provide management and operations at more than a dozen U.S. Department of Energy and NASA facilities.  Follow us on Twitter at @BWXT and learn more at


BWX Technologies, Inc. is seeking a Mainframe Applications Developer at its Lynchburg, VA location!


BWXT’s mission is to provide safe and effective nuclear solutions for national security, clean energy, environmental remediation, nuclear medicine, and space exploration. We have manufacturing facilities, laboratories, and work sites all across the country, all of which require products and services to work efficiently and effectively. Follow us on Twitter @BWXTech and learn more at


Job Description/Duties:

  • Design, implement, and maintain applications that support the quality requirements of products manufactured at our BWXT NOG-L.
  • Perform software design, implementation, testing, documentation, and user support.
  • Maintain legacy mainframe applications.
  • Research and respond to user inquiries.
  • Analyze existing application logic and flow for use in producing requirements to support future modernization efforts.


Minimum Qualifications/Requirements:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Science or equivalent is required.
  • Must possess at least two (2) years of related experience.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen with no dual citizenship.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Department of Energy (DOE) security clearance.


Additional Qualifications:

  • Solid communication skills and the ability to work independently or on a team.
  • Proven software testing skills as well as the ability to research and analyze current code processes and data structures.
  • Proficiency in one or more of the following IBM mainframe technologies: ADSO, COBOL, CULPRIT, DMLO, FORTRAN, IDMS, JCL, ROSCOE, RSD, TSO.  
  • The ideal candidate should have the ability to support and understand existing code base and should also have the desire and potential to learn newer development methodologies in support of the modernization effort of legacy software.  These technologies include Visual Basic, C#, SQL Server& Oracle.



The Mainframe Applications Developer will work a 9/80 work week while receiving market leading pay, paid time off, paid winter holiday shutdown, educational refund plan, medical, dental, vision and service-based retirement contributions with additional 401k match.


As a federal government contractor, BWX Technologies, Inc. and any subsidiaries, affiliates and related entities (“BWXT” or the “Company”) complies with all federal, state, and local laws and customer requirements regarding COVID-19 and other health and safety protocols.  As such, all BWXT new hires will be required to adhere to applicable Company COVID-19 requirements within the workplace as a condition of employment. 

Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. Position requires U.S. Citizenship (with no dual citizenship) and ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Energy (DOE) security clearance which involves an extensive criminal and financial background investigation and previous employment reference verifications. 

BWXT supports diversity and is committed to the concept of Equal Employment Opportunity. We have established procedures to ensure that all personnel actions such as recruitment, compensation, career development, benefits, company-sponsored training and social recreational programs are administered without regard to race, color religion, gender, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or veteran status.


Nearest Major Market: Lynchburg
Nearest Secondary Market: Virginia

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