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Senior Systems Engineer Resume

Longwood, FL

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 20+ years experience in mainframe application development on MVS & distributed platforms
  • Experienced includes Change Management, Operations, Mainframe automation, Production Support, DASD management, Software installations/upgrades, Applications programming/testing, Monitoring of distributed systems

TECHNICAL SKILLS:
Languages: COBOL, REXX, CLIST, Perl, Unix shell script , Assembler
Operating Systems: IBM z/OS, os390, MVS/XA, Linux, Unix, Windows
Tools: JCL, ISPF Dialog Manager, VSAM, IBM Utilities, TSO/ISPF,
ChangemanZMF, ChangemanDS, DB2, SPUFI, CICS, CA-1, CA-7, HTML, SDSF, ESP, Intertest,
AF/Oper, DFHSM, SDLC, File-Aid, Tivoli Monitor 6.1 & 6.2, Tivoli TEC, Tivoli TDW

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Confidential, Raton, Fl.
4/1999-1/2009
Senior Systems Engineer

  • Production Support - 24x7x365
  • Assist programming community with compile, link, JCL, Changeman & Tivoli issues.
  • Coded CICS programs that submitted on-demand batch jobs from ESP scheduling product.
  • Mainframe accomplishments:
  • Converted applications from in-house change management system to Changeman/ZMF 5.3.5 in an mvs z/OS 1.x environment. Customized ISPF JCL skeletons, panels and assembler exits.
  • Created Software Development Life Cycle environments for both production and test ChangemanZMF.
  • Developed test environment for ChangemanZMF vendor fixes, new maintenance, release upgrades and application enhancements.
  • Created all proc and exec jcl that installed Changeman controlled components to production.
  • Performed any jcl fixes and job restarts if any part of the install process failed.
  • Created software development life cycle for components to be tested & installed into production.
  • Customized online forms process to allow users to create production file names and gdg bases.
  • Coded COBOL, CLIST and REXX programs to create customized reports from the vsam master files and to perform utility functions in the package installation process.
  • Created a custom ISPF menu panel that enabled ChangemanZMF component & package data to be viewable online.
  • Applied all maintenance upgrades. Provide training and first level support for programming community.
  • Created HTML based documentation for ChangemanZMF functions like checkouts, queries, deletes/renames, etc.
  • Created DB2 programs that store package information in a database for SOX audits.
  • Created process flows, work area and user definitions through Changeman/DS
  • Created AF/OPER traps on the z/OS mainframe to executeREXX codethat created & sent email or page notifications when certain message ids were detected in the system log..

Also created traps to submit mvs commands which invoke non scheduled batch jobs from the ESP scheduler and to startup or shutdown onlines or databases.

Unix/Linux accomplishments:

  • Converted Unix server monitoring from BMC Patrol to Tivoli 6.1
  • Defined & maintained alerts for Linux, Unix & Windows platforms.
  • Created Perl programs invoked by the alerts to perform email/page notifications.
  • Created custom navigator views, take action shell scripts, policies and performed user training.
  • Implemented Universal Agent metafiles that execute log scraping for selected error messages. Also used the metafiles to connect to external databases via ODBC connections and execute SQL commands to retrieve information used by the alerts.
  • Created Unix & Linux scripts to monitor for missing processes, mount points, etc. Notify Tivoli to create alerts.
  • Established remote deployment process in order to upgrade Tivoli agents on Unix, Linux & Windows servers from the Tivoli Windows hub server
  • Installed SQL & Omegamon agents that transmit monitoring information to the Tivoli HUB
  • Created HTML based documentation that explained available Tivoli attributes for Unix, Linux & Windows platforms.
  • Established test environment for Tivoli vendor fixes, new maintenance, release upgrades and application enhancements.
  • Installed and tested ITM 6.2.1 in a QA environment

Confidential, Orlando, Fl.
1998-1999
Consultant

  • Wrote COBOL programs that converted data from MS Access databases into mainframe files in an OS/390 environment.
  • Tested and verified program success through COBOL displays by altering data to test error conditions, code branching and output results.
  • Created all JCL procedures.
  • Wrote CLIST & REXX utility programs to display file contents on ISPF panels.
  • Provided first level support for production program abends.

Confidential, Tampa, Fl.
1997-1998
Consultant

  • Converted applications from in-house change management system to Changeman/ZMF 5.3.5 in an OS/390 environment
  • Tailored ISPF JCL skeletons, panels and assembler exits.
  • Customized online forms process to allow users to create production file names and gdg bases
  • Applied all maintenance upgrades
  • Provide training and first level support for programming community.
  • Coded CLIST and REXX programs to create customized reports from the Changeman master files and to perform utility functions in the package installation process.
  • Created all proc and exec jcl that installed Changeman controlled components to production.
  • Performed any jcl fixes and job restarts in support of any failed installation batch jobs.

Confidential, OR
1997 - 1997
Mainframe Developer
Skills used: COBOL, TSO, ISPF, JCL, Syncsort, CLIST, IBM Utilities

Confidential, OR
1996 - 1997
Mainframe Programmer
Skills used: COBOL, TSO, ISPF, JCL, Syncsort, CLIST, IBM Utilities

EDUCATION/TRAINING:
Tivoli Universal Agent & Tivoli administration
COBOL and assembler programming.

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