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Lead Administrator - Z/os Systems Programmer Resume

OBJECTIVE:

To help an industry leading business harness the power of information technology to meet its strategic and operational goals.

SUMMARY:

Confident technical professional with a thirty three year record of accomplishments in IS Development and Systems Support. Proven strengths in staff development, systems development, and a leading edge understanding, use, and implementation of technology.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Confidential

Lead Administrator - z/OS Systems Programmer

Responsibilities:

  • Provided senior staff level project management and support of enterprise IMS and related product implementation projects for an International Services provider.
  • Developed long term direction for management and implementation of database, teleprocessing, and operating systems software.
  • Scope encompassing 50+ IMS subsystems, multiple z/OS complexes around the world, supporting the processing for a large number of major business accounts:
  • Major refining and petrochemical companies
  • Clothing manufacturing conglomerates
  • Steel producers and ship building industries
  • Integrated steel producers and processors
  • International security solutions and fire protection systems corporations
  • Major British based multinational general insurance providers
  • Multinational companies providing avionics and information technology systems and services to governmental agencies and aircraft manufacturers

Confidential

Infrastructure Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Determined long term direction for management and implementation of strategic infrastructure components and systems software.
  • Managed process improvement, methodology, standards and strategies regarding business improvement related to resiliency, availability, and scalability.
  • Developed long and short term implementation of z/OS platform hardware and software strategy.
  • Provide input into all areas of z/OS strategies and procedures to streamline software implementation.
  • Assisted in the development of long term strategies related to systems availability and architecture.
  • Provided best practices for implementation of operating system hardware, and vendor components in the z/OS space.

Confidential

Senior Technical Services Professional - Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Determined long term direction for management and implementation of strategic infrastructure components and systems software.
  • Managed process improvement, methodology, standards and strategies regarding business improvement related to resiliency, availability, and scalability.
  • Developed long and short term implementation of IMS 24x7 availability strategy.
  • Provide input into all areas of z/OS strategies and procedures to streamline software implementation.
  • Assisted in the development of long term strategies related to systems availability and architecture.
  • Provided best practices for implementation of operating system software, hardware, and vendor components in the z/OS space.

Confidential

Senior Technical Services Professional - Senior Technical Team Lead

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for strategic direction, design, development, and implementation of the enterprises premiere Teleprocessing/database software.
  • Prioritizes, schedules, and allocates resources for a team of management personnel to support work efforts.
  • Manages process improvement, team productivity, methodology, standards and strategies regarding business improvement.
  • Facilitates decision-making.
  • Serves as technical manager for the team and provided functional expertise for specific functional areas.
  • Provides input on team goals and on team members’ performance review up to and including delivery of the A&D.
  • Developed team members in terms of both technical and managerial expertise by providing on-the-job training and by taking advantage of formal training opportunities.

Confidential

Assistant Vice President/Senior Technical Specialist

Responsibilities:

  • Determined the need for, evaluated, selected, and recommended operating systems and teleprocessing software and strategies for the enterprise.
  • Primary product support for IMS DB/DC/DBCTL Data Sharing environment, DB2, and related components.
  • Installation and support for CICS/ESA in an MRO environment, TCP/IP and related services (i.e. FTP, Telnet, Telnet3270), and a wide variety of development and operational system software.
  • Provided hardware and software architecture and internals support in the development of an OS/390 parallel sysplex environment.
  • Responsible for initial installation of DB2 and all DB2 related software for Mercantile.
  • Developed all DB2 standards and practices. Functioned as the first DB2 Database Administrator while overseeing the hiring of additional DB2 Database Administration staff.
  • Developed and implemented plex wide operating systems monitoring strategy utilizing strategic monitoring, tuning, and reporting systems for IMS, DB2, CICS, and OS/390 operating systems software.
  • Installation and support of mainframe based electronic mail system.
  • Initiated, designed and implemented interfaces between host e-mail system, Internet, and corporate Lotus Notes systems.

Confidential

Systems Software Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Primary product ownership of CICS based OV/MVS system made up of four customized SNADS systems.
  • In addition, shared system software installation and maintenance duties and 24x7 support of test and production CICS systems.
  • Instrumental in re-configuration of MRO environment to exploit existing hardware and operating system environment and to provide more robust availability scheme utilizing dynamic transaction routing and cloned application regions.
  • Primary technical support for OS/2 operating system related software and workstation based development tools and workbenches.
  • Primary IS LAN Administrator, responsible for software and hardware definition and user management.
  • Provide CICS and program products maintenance.
  • Responsible for the first major implementations of CICS/ESA 3.3, supporting the office automation environments.
  • Managed installation and supporting of third-party office automation integration products.
  • Duties included installation, maintenance, performance tuning, planning, and documentation.
  • Proficient with Confidential and third-party vendor solutions

Lead Application Developer

Confidential

Responsibilities:

  • Spearheaded the analysis, design, and development of a completely integrated system for a corporate subsidiary company.
  • The automation of this previously manual business unit allowed reductions in expenses of up to 20% in some areas and a significant recognition of revenue over the inefficient error prone manual efforts.
  • Involved in the successful design development and implementation of Confidential Pricing system, bringing to the project advanced skills relating to the development and design of high performance on-line relational database systems.
  • The system manages the wide variety of rate and tariff structures and exceptions necessary within the deregulated transportation industry for load pricing.

Confidential

Senior Analyst/Programmer

Responsibilities:

  • As a member of a select development team, reverse engineered the Activator manufacturing and resource management system. The re-engineering involved complete analysis of the propriety fourth generation language, product functions, and requirements. The entire process was conducted using state of the art CASE analysis and development tools and the workstation environment. The result was a fully functional DB2/COBOL II based system to manage the plant manufacturing and procurement processes.
  • Installed and supported Global Software’s CARMS Accounts Receivable System.
  • This included both CICS/IMS DL/I versions and subsequent conversion and implementation of the CICS/VSAM versions. Involved in the development, integration, and implementation Confidential ’s Deduction Management System, including EDI representation and retrieval of invoice image information.
  • Installed, implemented, and provided primary technical support for Computer Associates Master Host Environment, as well as CA Fixed Assets, Accounts Payable, and Purchasing systems. In addition, responsible for all aspects of technical implementation and maintenance of these products, including compiler/linker setup, file/database allocation, CICS resource definition, and promotion. Functioned as Security Administrator for all financial applications operating under the CA Masterpiece Umbrella.
  • Responsible for evaluation, installation, and testing of software products as part of Software International's (Computer Associates) Beta release program. Received Software International's Beta Site Award 1986.

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