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Test Analyst/ Contractor Resume

Columbus, OH

SUMMARY:

  • An experienced IT professional which includes 35+ years in software development and 10+ years in QA/BA. My experienced in the IT profession: software development Extensive experience with: COBOL, JCL, CICS, TSO, SQL, Mainframe platform design and developmentLimited experience, 2 years or less with web design, Java, and Oracle.
  • Expertise in the field of software architecture, design, development, testing, and deployment, with a track record of executing complex software development projects that deliver on business, technical, and customer satisfaction metrics
  • Excellent technical team leadership capabilities with proven success evaluating new technologies, managing resources, and effectively addressing scope changes throughout the lifecycle of the project
  • In - depth knowledge of system data, architecture, design and development best practices, including Waterfall and Agile Software Development methods.

TECHNICAL SKILLS:

Hardware: IBM- Z/OS, S390, MVS/XA, MVS/ESA, DOS/VSE/SP

Languages: SQL, REXX, CICS, Batch Processing, JCL, Assembler, COBOL, Easytrieve, COBOL II, COBOL/370, Micro Focus COBOL

Access Methods: DB2/SQL, PL/SQL, VSAM, IMS/DB, IDMS, MS Access, DBASE IV, SAM, DAM

Applications: Medicaid, Retail Processing, Credit Card Processing, GEAC (Accounts Payable and GL), Insurance Applications

Programming Aids: TSO/ISPF, INSYNC, FILEAID, ICCF, SYNCSORT, XPEDITER, VIATEST, QMF, SPUFI, CHANGEMAN, ENDEVOR, JES2 JCL, MS Office, LIBRARIAN, EASYTRIEVE

Methodologies: Agile, Waterfall, Jira

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Test Analyst/ Contractor

Confidential, Columbus, OH

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for testing software, finding and resolving any issues.
  • Documented issues that occurred during the test and implementation phases and ensured resolution
  • Participated in SCRUM review.
  • Experienced in working on multiple projects at one time.
  • Support SIT and Regression issues.
  • Executed test scripts in HP ALM

Environment: Z/OS, TSO/ISPF, COBOL370, IMS/DB, Fileaid, Abend-Aid, JCL, Mobius/DocumentDirect , MS Word, SYNCSORT, HP Quality Center, Sharepoint

Service Team Member (Seasonal/Promotional Contractor)

Confidential, Columbus, OH

Responsibilities:

  • Maintained schematic integrity and re-merchandise to plan-o-gram schematic.
  • Merchandised company products to adhere with “best practices’.
  • Monitored and maintained retail integrity.
  • Recorded in-store conditions and pre/post service call.
  • Performed product and section resets to meet store needs and expectations.
  • Merchandised and packed out products according to company standards.

Environment: Z/OS, TSO/ISPF, COBOL370, IMS/DB, Fileaid, Abend-Aid, JCL, MS Word, SYNCSORT, HP Quality Center, Sharepoint

Business Analyst/ Consultant

Confidential, Jefferson City, MO

Responsibilities:

  • Worked with Project Manager in validating Test Plan and Test Scenarios
  • Experienced in ICD-9 to ICD-10 Conversion
  • Involved with ICD10 implementation system testing verification
  • Used JIRA for tracking Defects and tracing requirement functionality performances.
  • Verified System Test Cases manually to ensure all requirements as defined in the Detail System Design were met
  • Reviewed System Cases completed by the Fiscal Agent
  • Compared and analyzed actual with expected results and reported all deviations to the appropriate individual(s) for resolution
  • Assisted Business User during deployment in formulating User Acceptance Testing (UAT) for customized application and getting confirmation for product Release

Environment: Web Based, Client-Server TSO, JCL, MS Word, MS EXCEL, JIRA, SharePoint

Technical Lead/ Senior Developer Analyst/ Consultant

Confidential, Columbus, OH

Responsibilities:

  • Participated in JAD sessions to create and clarify requirements design
  • Participated in internal pre-design sessions to insure a quality technical design
  • Created technical design per user requirements
  • Mentored other team members and reviewed their deliverables
  • Provided status updates on open action items to the Platform Lead
  • Participated in peer review design meetings
  • Acted as the facilitator for code peer reviews

Environment: Z/OS, TSO/ISPF, COBOL370, IMS/DB, Fileaid, Abend-Aid, JCL, Mobius/DocumentDirect , MS Word, SYNCSORT, HP Quality Center, Sharepoint

System Integration Test (SIT) Team/ Senior Developer Analyst (Contractor)

Confidential, Albany, NY

Responsibilities:

  • Redesigned and coded critical components for the Reference, Provider and Third Party Sub Systems
  • Identified, modified, tested and documented JAVA Stored Procedures relative to the Electronic Provider Assisted Claim Entry System (ePACES)
  • User interface to identify business solutions and IT upgrades
  • Evaluated, designed, and implemented technical solutions based on business requirements
  • Provided design and program walk through
  • Identified, documented and tracked issues and risks associated with the project design document
  • Worked on health care standards such as Confidential 4010, 5010, ICD9
  • Created test plans for System Integration Testing (SIT), the approach and conducted peer reviews
  • Established the success criteria for activities that would allow the project to proceed
  • Built and entered the test cases and the expected or desired results, covering all requirements
  • Created test data for systems and acceptance testing utilizing tools, such as: SQL, Easytrieve, IEBGENER, etc.
  • Executed test cases following the predefined logical sequence of system implementation
  • Provided status during the test plan execution
  • Documented issues that occurred during the test and implementation phases and ensured resolution
  • Provided feedback/information to the Testing Manager

Environment: Z/OS, TSO/ISPF, COBOL, SQL/DB2, JCL, Java/ Stored Procedures, INSYNC, Easytrieve, Mobius/DocumentDirect, MS Word, SyncSort

Business Analyst/ Consultant

Confidential, Boston, MA

Responsibilities:

  • Created test plans to test the migration of the Medicaid System from a .NET to a J2EE environment
  • Identified, documented and tracked issues and risks associated with the implementation plan
  • Prepared the test plans for the Finance, Member Management and Reference Subsystems
  • Defined the responsibilities of the project team during the planning and implementation phases
  • Scheduled planning meetings with set agendas
  • Established the success criteria for activities that would allow the implementation to proceed
  • Provided leadership and management to the test teams
  • Provided status during the test plan and implementation phase
  • Prepared a resource plan for testing/implementation activities
  • Documented issues that occurred during the test and implementation phases and ensured resolution
  • Cooperated with DOH personnel for all System Integration Testing and User Acceptance Testing
  • Create test data utilizing XML utilities
  • Provided feedback/information to the Testing Manager

Environment: Web Based, Client-Server, Oracle, SQL, .Net, MS Word, XML MS Excel, MS Access 2003

Project Manager/ Consultant

Confidential, Detroit, MI

Responsibilities:

  • Created Project Charters
  • Created Business Requirement Documents
  • Conducted weekly status meetings with Business and IS Departments
  • Prepared project plans utilizing MS Project
  • Maintained Financial Master Schedules to monitor project budgets
  • Maintained the project plans to insure projects end on time and on budget
  • Document issues that occur during all phases of the project
  • Provided feedback/information to upper management in the form of weekly status reports and monthly executive reports
  • Placed modules into Changeman system and into common packages for Testing Team
  • Support SIT and UAT issues

Environment: Z/OS, TSO/ISPF, COBOL, CICS, JCL, Changeman, Fileaid, Abend-Aid, Mobius/DocumentDirect , MS Word, SYNCSORT, HP Quality Center, Sharepoint MS Project 3.0, MS Word, MS Excel

Team Lead/ Supervisor/ Consultant

Confidential, Albany, NY

Responsibilities:

  • Defined the responsibilities of the project team during the planning and implementation phases
  • Evaluated the design documents to create repeatable test cases
  • Identified, documented and tracked issues and risks associated with the implementation plan for the assigned functional areas
  • Prepared the test plans, approach and review for client approval
  • Established the success criteria for activities that allowed the implementation to proceed
  • Built and entered the test cases and the expected or desired results, covering all requirements.
  • Created test data utilizing tools, such as: SQL, Easytrieve, IEBGENER, etc.
  • Executed test cases following the predefined logical sequence of system implementation
  • Monitored and developed environment set-up
  • Provided status during the test and implementation phases
  • Documented issues that occurred during the test and implementation phases and ensured resolution
  • Provided feedback/information to the Testing Manager
  • Prepared a resource plan for testing/implementation activities
  • Cooperated with DOH personnel for all System Integration Testing
  • Trained DOH personnel for User Acceptance Testing
  • Program maintenance
  • Created test plans to ensure Confidential compliance
  • Prepared a resource plan for testing/implementation activities
  • Documented issues that occurred during the test and implementation phases and ensured resolution
  • Provided feedback/information to the Testing Manager
  • Cooperated with DOH personnel for all System Integration Testing and User Acceptance Testing
  • Created metrics programs

Environment: TSO/ISPF, COBOLII, CICS, VSAM, DB2/SQL, JCL, FileAid, Panvalet, Syncsort, Easytrieve

Testing Team Lead/ Supervisor/ Consultant

Confidential, Albany, NY

Responsibilities:

  • Identify, document and track issues and risks associated with the implementation plan
  • Prepare the test plan, approach and review for client approval
  • Define the responsibilities of the project team during the planning and implementation phases
  • Establish the success criteria for activities that will allow the implementation to proceed
  • Monitor and develop environment set-up
  • Provide status during the test plan and implementation phase
  • Document issues that occur during the test and implementation phases and ensure resolution
  • Provide feedback/information to the Testing Manager
  • Prepare a resource plan for testing/implementation activities
  • Cooperate with DOH personnel for all System Integration Testing and User Acceptance Testing
  • Program maintenance

Environment: TSO/ISPF, COBOLII, CICS, VSAM, DB2/SQL, JCL, INSYNC, EASYTRIEVE, JCL, ENDEVOR, SYNCSORT, MS Word, MS Excel, SILKTEST

Project Lead/ Consultant

Confidential, New York, NY

Responsibilities:

  • Supervised the upgrade of the GEAC Series M financial software package
  • User interface to ensure users requests meet the expected timeframe
  • Performed unit, systems and acceptance testing of client/server based applications
  • Provided technical support for the M:EDIT, Viewprint, PDL, and the General Ledger Systems and Millennium related Online Environment
  • Provided support for Accounts Payable and General Ledger on the SOLOMON IV accounting system a client/server based application

Environment: TSO/ISPF, COBOLII, VSAM, CICS, FileAid, Visio, Easytrieve, MS Word and MS Excel, JCL, Mobius/DocumentDirect , Endevor, Syncsort

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