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Cobol Programmer Resume

Columbia, SC

SUMMARY

Delivery Technical Manager/Application Architect professional with extensive experience in all phases of SDLC. Effectively manage, analyze, design and implement enterprise solutions in the Telecommunications and Financial industries. Platforms include client server architecture that encompasses mid - range and mainframe computers. Proven success with enhancing existing systems with new features and deploying performance improvements by integrating new technologies into legacy environments. Responsibilities included writing, executing and evaluating test cases as well as completing all required system documentation. Other activities included application design, work estimation, modifying/updating existing mainframe software and new programs as defined in detailed system design

STRENGTHS INCLUDE:

  • Leading Projects & Large Teams Data Model & Database Programming
  • Analyze, Design & Specification Object-oriented Design & Programming
  • Troubleshooting & Problem Solving Cross-Function Communication
  • Administered Training in On/Off-shore Delivery Centers

SKILLS

Languages: Assembler, COBOL, RPG II, ART-IM, C/C++, BASIC, UNIX Shell Script, JCL, Linux/UnixVSAM, DB2, Vitria, MQSeries, Java, SAP, CAS

Web Services: XML, XML Schema, SOAP, WSDL, UDDI, XSLT, WebSphere, IBM WebSphere MQ 7.5

Internet: HTTP, SSL, Dynamic HTLM, XHTML, JavaScript

Platforms: Windows NT, XP & 2000 Servers

Databases: IBM IMS DB/DC, IBM DB2, CICS

Tools: Microsoft Office, Documentum, HP Quality Center, SharePoint, BMC Patrol, Mercury BAC, Compu-WareCrystal, STROBE, SORT Utility

Other: SDLC, DBA, TSO, TPF Systems, CMMI, Database Design, ISPF, CA-7, Coolgen ManagementQuality Assurance, Program/Project Manager

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Confidential, Columbia, SC

COBOL Programmer

Responsibilities:

  • Currently employed as a COBOL Programmer. Coding COBOL and JCL, CICS, DB2, VSAM, TSO, Word and SharePoint

Confidential, Columbus, GA

Assembler Programmer

Responsibilities:

  • Assembler/COBOL Programmer Confidential .
  • Coding Assembler and COBOL using JCL, CICS, VSAM, TSO

Confidential, Atlanta, GA

Technical Architect

Responsibilities:

  • Completed training on implementing Agile Processing.
  • Applications using Microsoft Office, Project, Excel, SharePoint, SDLC, TSO, XML, Java, Java Scripts, WebSphere, SQL, IBM WebSphere MQ 7.5, HTML, HTTP, SSL.
  • Worked in Production Support on the CSI (Common Service Interfaces) Platform.

Confidential, Atlanta, GA

Project Manager

Responsibilities:

  • Review all proposed work requests and change requests to be implemented in the production environment.
  • Identify potential issues and work with the requestor to solution.
  • Conduct meetings and work with internal and external teams to outline an actionable process.
  • Approve completed work requests and present to Leadership for final approval.
  • Developed a work request to improve service order flow-thru in the Southeast Region which would allow the team to see a special order type pass thru the impacted systems from order issuance to provisioning and back.
  • Produced this work request for the solution to be implemented by IT in a future release.
  • Applications ran on an IBM Mainframe using Microsoft Office, Project, Excel, SharePoint, SDLC, ISPF, CICS, VSAM, DB2, COBOL, Assembler, JCL, REXX, TSO, Java, JavaScripts, WebSphere, IBM WebSphere MQ 7.5, IIB 9, HTML, HTTP, SSL, ART-IM Expert Systems on the mainframe and various other mainframe tools and languages

Confidential, Atlanta, GA

Project Manager

Responsibilities:

  • Netcracker procurement Team acquiring the Applications support rights with Confidential & Confidential software development in Wholesale and Billing Towers.
  • Applications ran on an IBM Mainframe using Microsoft Suite, SharePoint, SDLC, ISPF, CICS, VSAM, DB2, COBOL, Assembler, JCL, REXX, TSO, Java, JavaScripts, WebSphere, IBM WebSphere MQ 7.5, IIB 9, HTML, HTTP, SSL, ART-IM
  • Expert Systems on the mainframe and various other mainframe tools and languages

Confidential, Atlanta, GA

Technical Architect/Project Manager

Responsibilities:

  • Worked in the India Delivery Centers with the delivery teams in Bangalore, Hyderabad, Gurgaon and New Delhi implementing SAP software packages (worked with Bangalore team on two separate visits)
  • Implemented changes to the Confidential Account, Instance
  • Customize changes/requirements per client request
  • Worked with Kaiserslautern, Germany team on the CAS Application for 4 months
  • Active member of the Coke Application Support Team supporting the Coke Account, Instance
  • Responsible for changes to CAS Application in support of the Pepsi Account, Instance
  • Customize changes/requirements per client request

Confidential, Birmingham, AL/Atlanta, GA

Manager/Application Architect

Responsibilities:

  • Hired and trained 21 Service Order Processing team members requiring special skills after team resigned.
  • Managed Infrastructure project which required daily updates and interfaced with the client which resulted in the installation of a new billing system
  • Traveled to the India Delivery Center and trained and worked with India team members in the WholesaleCustomer Markets, Billing and Shared Services Towers. Worked with developers one-on-one, conducted
  • Assembler and IMS training and gave overviews on the application processes and flows resulting in transfer of knowledge off-shore. (India - 3 separate technical initiatives)
  • Managed a team of developers and was the DBA while meeting with the client daily which ensured we met our deliverables as well as meeting client expectations. Delivered on schedule and within budget with no penalties.
  • Worked on data quality initiative for data migration from an in-house product to a customized out of the box product. Validated data through completion for a successful audit
  • Managed the Tools Team which consisted of BMC Patrol, Mercury BAC, Compu-Ware and Server Management for data processing. Met with client during project meetings, status meeting as well as interfacing with users and the client on a regulars basis resulting in client satisfaction
  • Managed, architected, designed and implemented real-time solution for distributing service orders to other telecommunication companies which had been issued through the internal network to meet government requirements for parity

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Confidential, Omaha, NE

Manager/Application Architect

Responsibilities:

  • Facilitated knowledge transfer between off-shore delivery centers and on-shore personnel
  • Worked off-shore in Buenos Aires, Argentina Delivery Center for 6 months and 6 months in Omaha, NE delivering training and working with the Delivery Center providing guidance on the delivery methodology and technical training for the First Data account
  • Worked with off-shore delivery center to improve efficiencies in throughput, quality and turnaround time for work products
  • Interfaced with client to resolve performance issue with a services application which was impacting the client’s external customer

Confidential, Birmingham, AL

Lead Application Developer/Sub-Team Lead

Responsibilities:

  • Reviewed, approved, assigned and lead work efforts for all work packages coming to the application development teams. Utilized Mainframe Assembler, COBOL, IMSDB/DC, VSAM, JCL, ART-IM Expert Systems, PDF/SPF, Microsoft Suite, SharePoint, HP-UNIX, C, VI, SCROBE and Shell Scripting
  • Recommended and consulted on architecture for new design and rewrite of interface between Confidential and
  • Telemarketing Vendors. Reduced fallout for telemarketing vendor orders by 99% and improved order flow-thru
  • Designed, coordinated and wrote all the Y2K conversion programs for the Confidential Service Order Processor.
  • The Y2K work effort also included all the Data Base redesigns and changes resulting in compliance - 3 years ahead of schedule
  • Worked with the Direct Marketing Center to significantly reduce their service order fallout. Assumed supervisory role for contractor hired by Direct Marketing Center. Served as liaison between Confidential and
  • Telemarketing Vendors such as Dial America, Equi-Tel, Phone Power/Kippany, Si-Tel and others. Met with
  • Telemarketing Executives as well as technicians to ensured they met standards for connecting to the network
  • Architected and developed a closed loop process which met the requirement of the Florida Public Service
  • Commission following the settlement of a Class Action Suit. Worked with Internal Auditor, Arthur Andersen
  • Auditing and the Florida PSC Auditors ensuring each customer received a Confirmation Letter for any change in service. Printed, reviewed and validated all refund letters and check amounts before forwarding onto Treasury
  • Served on team that reviewed and purchased monitoring system for mainframes. Ran SCROBE against application code and recommended changes to developers for code optimization. This effort resulted in a cost savings of $250 million dollars
  • Application Data Base Administrator

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