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Senior Mvs Systems Programmer Resume

SUMMARY:

Extensive experience in software support as MVS/OS390/zOS Systems Software Programmer, across both large and small environments. A self - starter and quick learner, adept at software troubleshooting, system software installation and integration.

SOFTWARE:

MVS, MVS/XA, MVS/ESA, OS/390 Internals, z/OS, USS, IMS/VS, UNIX, Linux, DFSMS, JES2 Internals, ISPF, JCL, RACF, SMP/E, TSO/E, ISPF/CLISTS, Assembler, CICS, REXX, VSAM, ICF & VSAM Catalogs, HCD, GRS, TMS, CA-1, 7 & 11, DFDSS, DFSORT, VTAM & NCP (SNA & SDLC),TCP/IP, FDR, etc. Unix SYSADMIN and multiple Linux Distro’s.

SYSPLEX INFO:

Confidential

Senior MVS Systems Programmer

Responsibilities:

  • Setup and Modification as backup to primary Hardware Systems Programmer, and assisted with CPU move to new site, including the mainframe hardware channel connections.
  • Setup basic SYSPLEX, first a MONO-PLEX, then a multi-image Base SYSPLEX with all LPARs using GRS CTC connections.
  • Created a separate Stand-Alone SYSPLEX for Y2K testing purposes onsite, saving thousands in travel and remote testing by doing it locally, and onsite at home location.

Confidential, Mettawa, Illinois

Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Provided AFP Expertise with Printer Hardware/Software moves
  • Provided Technical Support for Several Software Packages on numerous Z/OS LPARS

Confidential, Mooresville, NC

Systems Software Programmer

Responsibilities:

  • Evaluated, installed and implemented numerous 3rd-party products including: IINFOPRINT, AFP Forms design, USS configuration.
  • Researched and installed IBM INFOPRINT using USS, installed ASG scheduler (ZEKE), Restart (ZEBB), Performance Workload Planner & Analyzer, and installed JOBSCAN and INFO/XE from Diversified Software, now ASG.
  • Set-up hardware and supported 9074/9075 controllers and 3172/3174 Emulators.
  • Completed feasibility studies, and made price comparisons.
  • Installed and customized Elixir's DESIGNPRO Tools Professional Software for creating and moving AFP Forms
  • Design and Modifications to PC platform speeding up processing and moving responsibilities and capabilities to end-users.
  • Performed HCD tasks - Confidential Setup and Modification as backup to primary Hardware Systems Programmer, and assisted with CPU move to new site, including the mainframe hardware channel connections.

Confidential, Winston-Salem, NC

Senior MVS Systems Programmer

Responsibilities:

  • Provided 24/7 support of operating system, installation and maintenance, software changes and operations for a $200M plus Property and Casualty Insurance Company employing over 2500 people.
  • Installed OS/390 2.4 and 2.8 as well as UNIX System Services (USS).Researched and selected tape robotics hardware, chose IBM's 3494 VTS and MAGSTAR libraries.
  • Redefined I/O Gen process Used HCD and performed numerous I/O gens accommodating system growth and updates.
  • Created test LPAR for the OS390 project, another for Y2K testing, and numerous I/O gens.
  • Provided back up support for ten CICS 4.1 regions. Also set up SYSPLEX logging for installation of CICS/TS 1.3 installation.
  • Originated, designed and created onsite Y2K LPAR saving enormous off-site expenses.
  • Initiated GRS project and insured a safe Multi-System operation.
  • Defined the VTS and MAGSTAR libraries, setup SMS and added Snapshot ACL'S.
  • Setup basic SYSPLEX, first a Mono-Plex, then a multi-image Base SYSPLEX with all LPARs using GRS CTC connections.
  • Instrumental in two off-site disaster recovery tests.
  • Installed and implemented numerous products, including a new release of SAMS/DISK and ALLOCATE, CA1, and several other OEM releases of products to become Y2K compliant.

Confidential, Minneapolis, MN

MVS Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Provided Level 3 MVS software support of Client/Server product, foran international client base.
  • Designated MVS Consultant supporting internally developed product (USER-Access and USER-Access CAM), a Client/Server multiple-platform backup and restore product.
  • Served as liaison between product developers and the software distributors.
  • Worked with numerous UNIX systems, Sun/Solaris, HP UNIX, RS6000 and others.
  • Provided Level 3 technical support to Software Engineers and sometimes directly to customers.
  • Tested new releases and new products, debugged software, assisted in MVS installations, sometimes at customer sites.
  • Documented all fixes, zaps, and required maintenance.
  • Re-Wrote the MVS Memo to Users.
  • Assisted in developing the installation CLIST.
  • Taught MVS portion of the USER-Access classes.

Confidential, Minneapolis, MN

Lead MVS Systems Programmer

Responsibilities:

  • Managed all phases of MVS environment for the Twin Cities Transit Authority. Backed-up UNIX System Administration.
  • MVS and JES2 Internals, moved MTC from MVS/SP to MVS/XA.
  • Responsible for I/O and Full gens for MVS, performance and tuning, and capacity planning.
  • Provided technical support for applications, computer operations, and other personnel (CICS and NCP).
  • Coded and implemented one JES2 User Exit in assembler, as well as writing assembler programs to report on EXCP usage by job using SMF data.
  • Learned UNIX and TCP/IP as mini-systems became part of our job. Backup for the UNIX Systems Administrator.
  • Assisted in birth and growth of LAN environment.
  • Initiated and coordinated an Executive Information System (EIS) using a UNIX-based system, the U6000/85.

Confidential

MVS Systems Programmer

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for MVS system maintenance, tuning, I/O gens, JES2 and general operating systems support.
  • Instrumental in conversion from MVS/370 to MVS/XA.
  • Provided 24 hour, on-call support.
  • Provided SMP4 installation and maintenance of systems software.
  • Responsible for I/O configurations for shared DASD, shared spool in a three CPU environment.
  • Exposure to VM operating system on the TEST system ( ) with PMA/MVS.
  • Instrumental in the conversion from a VSAM to an ICF Master Catalog.
  • Also installed numerous software products from IBM and other vendors, such as PSF, PMF, and a 3820 Laser Printer.

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