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Sr. Systems Analyst / Cobol Developer / Project Leader Resume

SUMMARY:

Professional Mainframe Consultant with 35 years of experience of Mainframe zOS/MVS/XA and JCL with 30 years programming COBOL in combination with IMS DB/DC, DB2, SQL and CICS. Rolls as a Project leader, provided planning, and system implementation as an Analyst, Developer and Tester. I am able to communicate complex technical data concepts using standard business terminology. I have working knowledge of Client/Server and interfaces from the Mainframe. Currently seeking a full time permanent opportunity.

TECHNICAL SKILLS:

  • MVS, OS/390, zOS
  • COBOL
  • DB2 DBA
  • Business Analyst
  • Assembler (any variety)
  • Microfocus Cobol
  • IMS DB/DC: Development: 33% / Maintenance: 66%
  • Programming
  • CICS: Development
  • Programming
  • DB2: Development
  • IDMS Databases
  • VSAM
  • Telon
  • EDI/MQSeries/FTP
  • TSO/ISPF/JCL
  • MQSeries / Bluestone
  • Changeman, Endevor, Librarian, Panvalet
  • BTS, Expediter, Smartest, Intertest
  • CA7, CA 11, Tivoli
  • Easytrieve and Easytrieve Plus
  • Dumpmaster / Abendaid
  • RACF
  • HTML
  • Java / Java2 / JavaScript
  • Visual Basic
  • MS Web / .NET
  • Lotus Notes/Outlook
  • XML
  • SQL Server
  • Teradata
  • MS Windows
  • MS Office: Word/Excel/PowerPoint/etc…
  • MS Project
  • Visio
  • DBA experience - IMS / DB2
  • Data Warehouse experience
  • New Application Development experience
  • Maintenance/Enhancement experience
  • System Support experience
  • Application Support experience
  • Data Conversion experience
  • Systems Programming experience
  • Customer Support experience
  • On-call experience
  • Project Leadership experience
  • Team Leadership experience
  • Full Lifecycle Development experience
  • Efficiency monitor long running apps
  • MEDICAID Part A,B,C,D, Child Welfare, Human resources, HIPAA, Confidential, Food Stamps
  • Railroad Engineering
  • Packing Freight
  • Financial, Payroll AP/AR, Paymaster, General Ledger
  • Automobile and Jet engines Manufacture
  • Retail, Travel and Entertainment
  • Insurance and Delinquent Loan Management

EXPERIENCE:

Sr. Systems Analyst / COBOL Developer / Project Leader

Confidential

Responsibilities:

  • Project Leader mentoring employees and/or peers.
  • Responsible for continual activity in production for clients.
  • Assistance in creating innovated enhancements for existing systems.
  • Working with native VSAM and VSAM thru IMS and DB2 databases.
  • Frequently, attended user/other application programming group meetings for development requirements.
  • Changeman/Endevor utilities for application changes (program/JCL/DB2 plan/copylib/process).
  • Expeditor/Smartest unit testing.
  • Use Confidential utilities (IEBGENER, IDCAMS, SYNCSORT, etc...) to create, test and sort data &/or files.
  • Creating jobs utilizing CA - 7, CA-11 and Tivoli.
  • Preparing job schedules and job streams for appropriate application processing.
  • Verify jobs dependency within Tivoli.
  • New development and maintenance or conversions.
  • Installed MQSeries for new development.
  • Debug problem log applications.
  • Monitor applications running longer than normal thru Strobe and other utilities.
  • Troubleshoot long running apps.
  • Applications written for batch and online applications.
  • Communication between Client Server (frontend) and Mainframe (backend) utilizing MQSeries messaging.
  • Performed Unit, Parallel (prod/test) and Integration testing before implementation.
  • Received user approval before implementation.
  • Responsible for verifying installs on PROD.
  • On-call nights and weekend intended for production support when abends occurred.

Confidential, Bentonville, AR

Systems Analyst - Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Team member of Global Perishable Fulfillment (GPF) systems.
  • Assignment to assist in installing two new countries to the existing Legacy system in COBOL, IMS, DB2.
  • Analyze abend issues from jobs executing in test and production.
  • Verify all elements and schedules in CA7 have installed correctly.
  • Coordinate July efforts with both onshore and offshore teams.
  • Working in an agile type environment.

Confidential, Dallas, TX

Systems Analyst - Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Team member of IT-D Merchandising systems with Military Security Clearance approval.
  • Enhance to current Legacy applications for Confidential processes in COBOL, IMS DB/DC, DB2, TELON.
  • Frequently on oncall rotation.
  • Modify Applications, copybooks, SYSINs, JCL and misc elements using Endevor.
  • Analyze abends/enhancements and develop new batch and online process.
  • Create PSBs for new IMS pgms.

Confidential, Plano, TX

Systems Analyst - Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Enhance to current Legacy applications for MIDAS processes in CICS / COBOL /DB2.
  • Research inactive DB2 tables to be decommissioned.
  • Modify Applications, copybooks, SYSINs, JCL and misc elements using Endevor.
  • Analyze abends/enhancements and develop new batch process.
  • Coordinate DB2 table updates with DBAs.
  • Backup for gathering elements and projects for monthly releases.

Confidential, Little Rock, AR

Systems Analyst - Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Enhance to current Legacy applications for Medicaid processes in CICS / COBOL /DB2.
  • Trained peer on Confidential procedures for implement on element modifications
  • Modify Applications, copybooks, SYSINs, JCL and misc elements using Endevor to store elements.
  • Project Lead and developer for the PCMH mass batch and reporting modification.
  • Facilitate walkthrus before implementation.

Confidential, Renton, WA

Mainframe COBOL Developer/Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Liaison between users with applications and systems. Assure accurate access for each user.
  • Coordinate monthly outage schedule. Prepare Releases, Emergency moves and DB Maint outage tasks with all involved.
  • SOx Security Audit Backup Controller; Provide documents on SharePoint for the SOx Security Audits. Give assistance creating new and improved evidence updating documents that are used during audits.
  • Analyst - problem solving Mainframe and misc responsibilities, 1) TSO 2) Endevor, 3) JCL, 4) CLIST, 5) Controller of RCM processes 6) SharePoint 7) update RCM, Security, RACF environment docs. Security Access/RACF Mgmt. Review requests from an internally created software &/or Group mailbox for those needing access. Complete user validation before any new access will be performed. Request approving managers to approve or deny SOx required screens when applicable. Perform appropriate access and notify users. Complete tasks all thru the month for SONIC, Stratus &/or SPED as per users requests.
  • Run Access reports. Run three different user Access reports for SOx Audits, quarterly, monthly and semi-annually. This will determine proper access for each user. Give or remove access from users
  • Disaster Recovery (DR) Team mate. Access controller. Complete jobs to run that will bring down appropriate region and allow specific users access. Assist with writing DR guide doc.
  • Assist team to determine new and improved concepts. Complete tasks that provides user-friendly and appropriate atmosphere.
  • Safety Staff member; Assist employees leave the building properly and promptly when there is an emergency.

Confidential, East Lansing, MI

Mainframe COBOL Developer/Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Confidential Team member assigned to a Health care clients depending on need.
  • Developer Analyst - COBOL, IMS DB, DB2/SQL
  • Utilize a variety of testing utilities.
  • Determine logic for specific assignments.
  • Interface with Client Server team
  • Thorough Unit / System testing thru Expeditor/Smartest utilities.
  • Implementation utilizing Changeman/Endevor after Client approvals.

Confidential, Rockport, TX

Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Assistant Graphic Designing Advertisements for a local newspaper on MAC computers.
  • Creating Ads from registered logos from customers using specific fonts and misc. borders.
  • Updating newspaper with Ads and Pictures taking of local churches.
  • Creating websites for local companies including full-life cycle development.
  • Gathering information from the customer and creating websites; then receiving their approvals.

Confidential, Oklahoma City, OK

Project Leader

Responsibilities:

  • Duties required overseeing projects for daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and annually processes.
  • Frequent team and user meetings.
  • Interfacing with other departments.
  • Coordinate financial and timeline assessments for each project.
  • Verify team member development efforts.
  • Approved testing and modifications before implement projects.

Confidential, Oklahoma City, OK

Systems Analyst - Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Team member on the DB2 DBA team.
  • Assisting with running DBA conversion process from v7 to v8.
  • Process included testing data on Stage environments before implementing to prod.

Confidential, Oklahoma City, OK

Systems Analyst - Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Team member of CarRent system.
  • Enhance IDD applications communicating with COBOL for the Brazil expansion project.
  • Interfaced with .NET team.
  • Create new development for Brazil project using MQSeries messaging to process their data.
  • Code modified using CICS / COBOL / DB2 / IDMS / IDD.

Confidential, Albany, NY

Systems Analyst - Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in Unit/System testing for implementation of the project that included adding National Provider Identifications ( Confidential ) along with insuring HIPAA procedures are still in place both for mandated Federal compliances.
  • Enhance applications for backlog projects for Medicaid Part A,B,C,D processes in CICS / COBOL.

Confidential, Dallas, TX

Systems Analyst - Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Support for Wave 1B Phase II retail applications retrofitting production changes.
  • Wrote Functional and Technical designs methodology for the development of Wave 2.
  • These designs were written from the Business designs all approved by Clients.
  • Development consists of TELON and native code both written in COBOL language on Confidential Mainframe.
  • Interfaced with .NET team.
  • MPP, BMP and DLI IMS DB/DC applications enhanced with DB2 tables. Data communication was through MQSeries, EDI/FTP in JCL.

Confidential, Tallahassee, FL

Systems Analyst - Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Applications for Child Welfare benefits
  • Frequent user meetings to determine required modifications.
  • Specs written based on meetings.
  • Development consists of TELON using COBOL language on Confidential Mainframe.
  • MPP, BMP and DLI IMS DB/DC applications enhanced with DB2 tables.
  • Thorough testing thru Expeditor
  • Implementation and maintenance responsibilities.

Confidential, Topeka, KS

Systems Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Assisted with team of developers to install HIPAA compliance processes.
  • Wrote several COBOL/PLI DB2 batch program to load, purge or backup Claims History DB2 tables.
  • Led the interfacing Load process with Data Warehouse assisting in conversion of data from Teradata format to QSAM files in charge of one team member .
  • Interfaced with .NET team.
  • Misc batch processes written in IMS DB/DC and/or DB2 tables.
  • Utilized MQSeries to process data from frontend thru Mainframe applications and return.
  • Prepared Requirements Confirmation Memo (RCM) docs or Methodology Phase docs in order to complete projects once approved.

Confidential, Topeka, KS

Sr. Systems Engineer - Programmer/Analyst - Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for RAS system Liability Rating/ISA/Work Queue Management assignments.
  • Received assignments from Project Lead from Problem Logs, research error and determined resolution, corrected/created applications and/or JCL/Procs and Unit test through XPEDITER, then system tested.
  • Wrote 20 IMS transactions to communicate with BNSF website for eLiability project utilizing Bluestone technology.
  • Interfaced with .NET team.
  • Mentored employees for Online/MPP and TELON SD/BD type program.
  • Created ChangeMan package and INFOMAN packages for installs.

Confidential, Salt Lake City, UT

Sr. Systems Engineer - Programmer/Analyst - Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Installed MQSeries for new development.
  • Created new development interface using XML messages and MQSeries process.
  • Mainframe IMS/DB2 tables were populated with edited information IMS DC applications calls subrtn and wrote appropriate letters for customers and recipients for Travelers and/or Gift Cheques. MQPUT XML message stating fulfillments order/shipped to Visual Basic applications.
  • Interfaced with .NET team.
  • Copied and XCOM notification of EOD totals for off site clients.

Confidential, Topeka, KS

Sr. Systems Engineer - Programmer/Analyst - Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Wrote 28 statistic jobs to report on each run frequency for JR jobs.
  • Researched and scheduled CA7 reports for job streams and ran frequency, reading the daily system log file for system A, B & C.
  • Gathered stats for each job, set up a heading and job stream diagram PDS DSN, wrote stats program, took this data and reported on start, stop and return code.
  • Set up quick reference material for users to add change requirements through INFOMGMT utilities and records for JCL/PROC jobs triggers.
  • Created flow charts of application JR/JF/MB process through AMIPRO/FREELANCE.
  • Took two course tutorials on Millennium GEAC PDL online applications for application maintenance purposes.

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