Crosspost: Ask HN: How to transition to mainframe development


Saw this on Hacker News - what would be your recommendation?

I am a sr software developer with 6 years of C# experience and am itching to get into mainframe development with COBOL or even assembly. I have a few months professional experience with COBOL but don’t know how to make the transition to a full time COBOL gig. It isn’t as easy to pick up COBOL like C# is since the ecosystem is very limited. I have a MS in CS but didn’t touch any mainframe type content so I have no formal education in this either. Is the only option to really apply for entry level jobs and take a pay cut?

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