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Contract Programmer/analyst Resume

Camp Hill, PA

SUMMARY

  • Extensive knowledge in a variety of mainframe - based languages and utilities including COBOL, CICS, Eztrieve, Fileaid, Xpediter, Syncsort, and UltraEdit
  • Extensive knowledge in the major database formats including DB2, IMS,DMS, RDMS, and VSAM
  • Knowledge in the use of system based editors and utilities such as TSO/ISPF/CLIST, ENDEVOR, SPUFI, and QMF
  • Familiar with a variety of mainframe configurations including, IBM, Univac 1100, Unisys 1100/2200, Amdahl, and Burroughs
  • Familiar with use of most Microsoft PC software including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access, Visio, and Project

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Confidential, Camp Hill, PA

Contract Programmer/Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Developed validation software for use in verifying database updates during testing and post-implementation of projects.
  • Developed on-demand inquiry/update software for research and/or correction of CIS database issues.
  • Conducted analysis of current mainframe batch processes used to exchange data between specific non-DHS entities for use in converting these batch processes to execute in server-based applications.
  • Prepared documentation of the mainframe batch processes for use by .NET programming staff in coding the new server-based application

Confidential, Camp Hill, PA

Contract Programmer/Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Developed validation software for use in verifying database updates during testing and post-implementation of projects.
  • Developed on-demand inquiry/update software for research and/or correction of CIS database issues.
  • Created COBOL/DB2 component packages to interface mainframe database elements and tables with multiple subsystem elements including CICS and Web based applications.
  • Developed and implemented COBOL/CICS programs and procedures that would allow system interface with external entities for processing data for Health Spending Accounts and Pharmacy Claim Benefits and utilizing both IMS and DB2 database elements
  • Assisted in the redesign and rewrite of the Spending Account interface with the financial entity responsible for handling member’s day-to-day processes, such as claims payment and addition of new funds to the individual SA for each member.
  • Performed COBOL/IMS programming and analysis functions in support of the Confidential claims processing system.
  • Performed alpha and beta level testing and analysis of new and existing COBOL and CICS program elements using Xpediter and other utilities as needed to determine the most effective solutions to problems encountered.

Confidential, Harrisburg, PA

Consultant, Programmer/Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Developed and implemented a VSAM-based system for handling inbound and outbound Pharmacy Benefit data between Confidential and Medco to handle inbound and outbound Pharmacy Benefit data.
  • Investigated and repaired a variety of claims processing issues involving IMS-related database problems that impacted the processing of individual claims elements.
  • Converted standard COBOL and Eztrieve modules to SCOBOL in APS as part of the BCBSSC effort to conserve licensing costs.

Confidential, Atlanta, GA

Consultant, Programmer/Analyst

Responsibilities:

 
  • Performed design of system integration and program functionality. This involved the design of new DB2 tables and elements, changes to QSAM file layouts for batch processing, developing alternative processing methods to correct performance issues, and development of flat file I/O procedures to allow the passing of logical data records that exceeded the maximum physical limits.
  • Performed coding, and testing services, primarily in the area of claims payment and reporting while maintaining currently implemented HIPPA standards.

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