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Labor Management System Resume

Washington, DC

SUMMARY

  • I have 35 years experience in the mainframe environment.
  • My current position is at Confidential where I have supported the Labor Management System (LMS).
  • Half of my career has been within the insurance industry most of which has been in the claims domain.
  • Along with health insurance I have also worked with property and casualty, auto, Confidential, workers compensation and reinsurance.
  • The other half of my career has been supporting the banking industry in the demand Confidential accounting (DDA) domain.
  • I have performed the functions of a programmer, programmer analyst, systems analyst, business analyst and technical analyst.
  • I have written code in COBOL, ALC, CICS, DB2 and SQL. I have used many source code editors including TSO/ISPF.
  • I performed my first systems analysis in the mid 80’s which increased the throughput of a batch insurance application by reengineering a COBOL program.
  • I have completed scores of successful projects since.
  • In completing the analyses I have performed the requirements gathering phase using several different methods from interviewing subject matter experts to analyzing old source code.
  • I have then documented the results of the requirements gathering into documents using MS Word, MS Excel and other applications.
  • I have written functional specifications, work papers and detailed specifications.
  • I have tested theories by creating mock ups.
  • I have created test data using editors, File Aid, SPUFI, QMF and other IBM utilities.
  • I have used Mercury Quality Center to document the test results and have used MS Project to document the progress of a project and its resource usage.
  • Most of my experience has been supporting shops with IBM large mainframe multiplex operations.
  • I have used various operating systems including MVT, MVS, MVS XA, DOS, and Z(OS) running on IBM 1402, 360, 370 and 390.

TECHNICAL SKILLS

  • COBOL
  • CICS
  • DB2
  • JCL
  • ENDEVOR
  • MS WORD
  • MS EXCEL
  • EXPEDITOR
  • FILE AIDE
  • IBM FILE MANAGER
  • IBM DEBUG TOOL
  • Z(OS)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Confidential, Washington, DC

Labor Management System

Responsibilities:

  • I am supporting the Onboard Services (OBS) within the Labor Management System.
  • The initial task was to create an interface with the financial and HR subsystems in SAP.
  • Allowing SAP to take over the payroll and benefits portions from LMS.
  • Since then I have made many enhancements, corrected errors, resolved abends and performed analysis to assist the users.

Environment: COBOL, CICS, DB2, JCL, ENDEVOR, MS WORD, MS EXCEL, EXPEDITOR, FILE AIDE, IBM FILE MANAGER, IBM DEBUG TOOL, Z(OS) .

Confidential, Baltimore, MD

Database Developer

Responsibilities:

  • Supported the Representative Payee Branch in the design and development of an internet solution for the Misuse application by assisting in the design of a DB2 database, creating a data dictionary, writing technical specifications and coding mainframe programs to pass data between the web and the databases.
  • I also lead an effort to create a plan to eliminate the use of ALC within Office of Supplemental Security Income Systems (OASSIS) and presented it to the Associate Commissioner and his Division Directors.

Environment: COBOL, ALC, DB2, IDMS, JCL, XML, CICS, MS WORD, MS EXCEL, ENDEVOR, SharePoint, Z(OS).

Confidential, Washington, DC

Database Developer

Responsibilities:

  • I was employed as both an applications developer and a database developer on multiple projects supporting the model office project.
  • I wrote code in COBOL for a batch vouchering system which produced checks and customer documents.
  • I designed and wrote queries using DB2 SQL for the accumulators application. These queries captured data to be used in a newly developed claims processing system.
  • I worked with other developers in testing the both applications and reviewing the code.
  • I worked closely with the testers to resolve defects.
  • I wrote the technical specifications for some of the programs in the vouchering application.
  • I worked with the DBA to increase the efficiency of queries. I worked with the FLEXX; a CICS legacy claims application written in COBOL, developers to create queries to support ad hoc analysis.
  • I worked with analysts to create queries to support testing of ITS claims.
  • I worked as the lead developer with a team consisting of developers, data analysts and DBA’s to design the Accumulator database, create the interfaces between FLEXX and the DB2 database, and create the interface between the DB2 database and an Oracle database.

Environment: COBOL, DB2, JCL, Easytreve, TSO/ISPF, QMF, SPUFI, CICS, Oracle, MS Word, MS Excel, MS Project, ALC, Mercury Quality Center, SharePoint

Confidential, Baltimore, MD

Application Developer

Responsibilities:

  • I was employed as an application developer supporting the Policy Management System (PMS).
  • I am responsible for the design, coding and implementation of any modifications of the policy writing system.
  • PMS is a legacy system composed of both online and batch components.
  • PMS is predominately written in COBOL with many ALC routines.
  • Its database is primarily a proprietary (PMSC) database of VSAM relative records with an index file.
  • The online portion is primarily COBOL CICS with some ALC command level CICS.
  • Both the batch and online systems now access DB2 for both reference data and to store data to be shared with other Confidential systems.
  • PMS is a table driven system using tables stored in a proprietary (PMSC) tables with its own access method, general table access method (GTAM).
  • There is also one PC product line which posts its information via messages and we retrieve it using MQ.
  • Utilities used include TSO, ISPF, File aide, file aid for db2, IBM utilities, spufi, BMS, platinum, load and unload, syncsort, Extrieve, and Endevor.
  • I have written SQL to run queries to resolve user’s questions.
  • I use Xpediter for debugging both CICS and batch programs.

Environment: COBOL, ALC, CICS, DB2, MQ, TSO/ISPF, SQL, SPUFI, MS Word, MS Excel, MS Project

Confidential

Function Point Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • I was employed as a function point analyst creating a base for the Sun account.
  • I analyzed approximately 150 programs, written in many different languages for both mainframe and PC, and their documentation.
  • I regularly conferred with other analyst and programmers all over the world to collaborate on the analysis and to find consensus.
  • I used the full complement of the Sun Office suite to create reports and document the analysis.

Confidential, Baltimore, MD

Function Point analysis

Responsibilities:

  • I am employed as an application developer supporting the Policy Management System.
  • I am responsible for the design, coding and implementation of any modifications of the policy writing system.
  • PMS is a legacy system composed of both online and batch components.
  • PMS is predominately written in COBOL with many ALC routines. Its database is primarily a proprietary (PMSC) database of VSAM relative records with an index file.
  • The online portion is primarily COBOL CICS with some ALC command level CICS.
  • Both the batch and online systems now access DB2 for both reference data and to store data to be shared with other Confidential systems.
  • PMS is a table driven system using tables stored in a proprietary (PMSC) tables with its own access method, general table access method (GTAM).
  • There is also one PC product line which posts its information via messages and we retrieve it using MQ.

Environment: COBOL, CICS, ALC, DB2, MQ, TSO/ISPF, SPUFI, MSWord, MS Excel, MS Project

Confidential, Baltimore, MD

Technical Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • I am employed as a Technical Analyst supporting the Policy Management System.
  • I am responsible for the design and implementation of any new lines of business into the policy writing system.
  • Previously I was the lead technician in the conversion of the Confidential & Confidential claims data into a format compatible with the claims processing system at Confidential .
  • These systems were written in COBOL using both CICS and DB2.

Environment: COBOL, CICS, DB2, SPUFI, MS Word, MS Excel, TSO/ISPF

Confidential, Baltimore, MD

Senior Programmer Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • I was employed as a Senior Programmer Analyst supporting the Claims Division.
  • I am responsible for the daily operation of CMS which is their online (CICS) claims entry systems, its interfaces with other subsystem and the nightly batch reports and back end feeds.
  • I design and develop new screens and feeds as the need arise.
  • The system is written in COBOL for MVS, CICS 4.1 using DB2.
  • I have converted the code from VSCOBOL to COBOL II to COBOL FOR MVS.
  • I also led the Y2K effort for the Claims Division.
  • I have also used ALC and macro level CICS here.

Environment: COBOL, CICS. DB2, SPUFI, TSO/ISPF, MS Word, MS Excel

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