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Mainframe Software Engineer Apprentice

U.S. Bancorp

U.S. Bancorp

Software Engineering
Atlanta, GA, USA
Posted on Sunday, June 9, 2024

At U.S. Bank, we’re on a journey to do our best. Helping the customers and businesses we serve to make better and smarter financial decisions, enabling the communities we support to grow and succeed in the right ways, all more confidently and more often—that’s what we call the courage to thrive. We believe it takes all of us to bring our shared ambition to life, and each person is unique in their potential. A career with U.S. Bank gives you a wide, ever-growing range of opportunities to discover what makes you thrive. Try new things, learn new skills and discover what you excel at—all from Day One.

As a wholly owned subsidiary of U.S. Bank, Elavon is committed to building the platforms and ecosystems that help over 1.5 million customers around the world to achieve their financial goals—no matter what they need. From transaction processing to customer service, to driving innovation and launching new products, we’re building a range of tailored payment solutions powered by the latest technology. As part of our team, you can explore what motivates and energizes your career goals: partnering with our customers, our communities, and each other.

Job Description

Mainframe Software Engineer Apprentice

This position is not eligible for Visa sponsorship.

Be part of something big, where integrity matters and success inspires, where great people collaborate, innovate and give back, where you feel included, valued and proud. U.S. Bank is looking for people who want more than just a job – but can also make a difference in the communities where they live and work.

Technology Services has an outstanding opportunity for early-career mainframe software engineer trainees in various hybrid positions located around the country, but primarily in the Midwest. Upon hire and joining your sprint team, you will participate in a comprehensive 12-week training program, introducing you to COBOL, JCL and many software development tools used in creating and maintaining software applications in an agile environment.

After completing the initial 12-week training, you will begin applying the skills acquired contributing toward the success of our technology initiatives. In this role you will be part of an agile team responsible for the analysis, design, testing, development, and maintenance of best-in-class software experiences. The mainframe software engineer is a self-motivated individual who can collaborate with a team and across the organization. You will learn to be adept with the agile software development lifecycle and DevOps principles to configure and develop application systems using existing and emerging technology platforms.

As an entry level mainframe software engineer, you will:

  • Be responsible for designing, developing, testing, operating, and maintaining products.

  • Take full stack ownership by consistently writing production-ready and testable code.

  • Consistently create optimal design adhering to architectural best practices; considers scalability, reliability and performance of systems/contexts affected when defining technical designs.

  • Make sound design/coding decisions keeping customer experience in the forefront.

  • Take feedback from code reviews and applies changes to meet standards. Conducts code reviews to provide guidance on engineering best practices and compliance with development procedures.

  • Be accountable for ensuring all aspects of product development follow compliance and security best practices.

  • Exhibit relentless focus in software reliability engineering standards embedded within development standards.

  • Embrace emerging technology opportunities and contributes to the best practices in support of the bank's technology transformation.

  • Contribute to a culture of innovation, collaboration, and continuous improvement.

  • Review tasks critically and ensures they are appropriately prioritized and sized for incremental delivery. Anticipate and communicate blockers and delays before they require escalation.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience

  • Zero to one year of relevant experience

Preferred Skills/Experience

  • Able to communicate processes and results with all parties involved in the product team, including engineers, product owner, scrum master, third party vendors and customers.

  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to learn new concepts and programming languages quickly.

The role offers a hybrid/flexible schedule, which means there's an in-office expectation of 3 or more days per week and the flexibility to work outside the office location for the other days. The office location for this position will be in Atlant, GA.

If there’s anything we can do to accommodate a disability during any portion of the application or hiring process, please refer to our disability accommodations for applicants.


Our approach to benefits and total rewards considers our team members’ whole selves and what may be needed to thrive in and outside work. That's why our benefits are designed to help you and your family boost your health, protect your financial security and give you peace of mind. Our benefits include the following (some may vary based on role, location or hours):

  • Healthcare (medical, dental, vision)

  • Basic term and optional term life insurance

  • Short-term and long-term disability

  • Pregnancy disability and parental leave

  • 401(k) and employer-funded retirement plan

  • Paid vacation (from two to five weeks depending on salary grade and tenure)

  • Up to 11 paid holiday opportunities

  • Adoption assistance

  • Sick and Safe Leave accruals of one hour for every 30 worked, up to 80 hours per calendar year unless otherwise provided by law

EEO is the Law

U.S. Bank is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating a diverse workforce. We consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status, among other factors. Applicants can learn more about the company’s status as an equal opportunity employer by viewing the federal KNOW YOUR RIGHTS EEO poster.


U.S. Bank participates in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security E-Verify program in all facilities located in the United States and certain U.S. territories. The E-Verify program is an Internet-based employment eligibility verification system operated by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Learn more about the E-Verify program.

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