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Contracted Programmer / Analyst Resume

Northfield, IL

SUMMARY:

  • Valuable IT professional and team lead offering expertise working with management and cross - functional teams in the design and development of programs and projects from concept through completion. Experience serving in contract and consulting roles throughout the United States and UK.
  • Extremely analytical; thrive on tackling difficult challenges. Drive “stretch initiatives” designing and implementing sophisticated and robust systems that achieve business requirements, contain costs, and enhance system functionality while exceeding expectations.
  • Implement quality assurance test plans; handle documentation and troubleshooting. Outstanding interpersonal skills, work extremely well with non-technical individuals. Able to facilitate IT discussions with all levels including key stakeholders; build cohesion and engagement across business and / or functional lines.
  • Budget Management
  • Development Management
  • Project Lifecycle Methodologies
  • Application Architecture
  • Testing
  • Network Support
  • Technical Design
  • Application Integration
  • Installation & Configuration
  • Cost Containment
  • Development of Privacy Policies
  • Participated in numerous successful platform migration projects:
  • Confidential mainframe migration to Windows SQL server-based platform ( Confidential Marketing)
  • Honeywell mainframe to Confidential AIX / Unix migration ( Confidential )
  • RPG -> Confidential Cobol application migration ( Confidential )
  • Migrated loan servicing reporting system from legacy printing platform to digital image printing platform ( Confidential )
  • Facilitated user-group seminar presentations at annual group conferences featuring technical aspects of using software product sold.
  • Frequently requested for expertise when dealing with customers with technical support issues.
  • Established Confidential ’s disaster / recovery processes and setting procedures; conducted semi-annual tests and future planning initiatives.

TECHNOLOGY TOOLKIT:

Platforms: Confidential Enterprise Edition (MFEE), MS SQL Server, AIX Unix, HP3000/MPE, Windows 95/98/XP/7, Novell, MS-DOS, MS Windows NT, MS Exchange Server, MQ Series

Networking: Novell CAN/CNE (1995), router, firewall, server configuration changes, cabling

Software: Confidential, Confidential Cobol for Unix, Korn shell, Bash shell, Shell scripting, Confidential Net Express, Confidential Enterprise Server, MS Visual SourceSafe, Visual Basic 6.0, PGP encryption, FTP, WS Ftp (Ipswitch), PlanetPress (Objectif Lune), GoToMyPC (Citrix), PKZIP, Veritas, telnet, Cleo, MS Excel, MS Word, MS Access, MS Outlook, MS SharePoint, MS Visio, Adobe PDF, Reflections, Syncsort, Confidential, Serena PVCS, Serena Business Manager (SBM)

Database/Files: Image 3000, Informix, MS SQL Server R8, IMS, Oracle, DL1, DB2, Paradox, Dbase, MS Access, VSAM files

Hardware: Confidential pSeries, Confidential 360/370, PC (Intel), HP3000, Texas Instruments, APC UPS (uninterruptable power supply), Avaya phone dialing equipment, modems, DEC-VAX

Tools: NetExpress, MS Visual Studio, vi (Unix editor), sed (Unix script editor), grep (Unix search utility), Toad, Crimson

Languages: Cobol ( Confidential, Confidential, Hewlett-Packard, Ryan-McFarland, Visual Basic, SQL, Assembler ( Confidential 370)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Confidential, Northfield, IL

Contracted Programmer / Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Helped alleviate incident backlog with regard to Confidential Cobol program modifications for a 20 year old legacy system, in an Informix DB environment.

Confidential, Akron, Ohio

Contracted Programmer / Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Contracted based on expertise in troubleshooting and finding / resolving issues as well as experience working with the Unix operating system and Confidential Cobol performing software development on special projects including writing and executing Oracle SQL queries stand alone as well as embedded with program source code.

Confidential, Michigan

Contracted Programmer / Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Contracted based on expertise in troubleshooting and finding / resolving issues as well as experience working with the Unix operating system and Confidential Cobol to help migrate to newer platform.
  • Analyzed and flowcharted Cobol source programs which were slated for conversion.
  • Project further advanced Oracle skills (ie. writing, executing SQL queries) and several tools including Toad, Crimson.

Confidential, Chicago, Illinois

Contracted Programmer / Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Contracted based on expertise in troubleshooting and finding / resolving issues as well as experience working with an Confidential mainframe to help migrate to newer platforms.
  • Project allowed the ability to learn new technology products and Confidential mainframe environment including Confidential, FTP. Spearheaded testing of Cobol source code and Confidential using Confidential NetExpress, MS Visual Studio, MS SourceSafe, in the Confidential Enterprise Server/MS SQL Server R8 environment.
  • Responsibilities included developing, testing, executing stand alone as well as embedded SQL Server queries.

Confidential, Chicago

Contracted Programmer / Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Contracted with Confidential consultants for client State of Michigan, based on expertise in troubleshooting and finding / resolving issues as well as experience working with an Confidential AIX/Unix system with a previous employer, to help migrate Sybase to Oracle database on a HP-UX system.

Confidential, Lansing, Michigan

Programmer / Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Led upgrade of Confidential Cobol to new version to include installation and configuration of new Confidential Cobol environment, requiring knowledge of potential hazards and means to avoid hazards or recommend program modifications to adapt to new environment. Upgrade proceeded without delay or problem. Hired/worked with consulting firm to convert hundreds of RPG programs into Confidential Cobol for Unix programs.
  • Spearheaded conversion of Confidential Cobol applications to new laser image printing technology. Using Objectif Lune’s Planet Press printing environment; recommended and implemented modifications either to hundreds of Cobol programs and/or AIX scripts to ensure the smooth flow of data to the new printing system.
  • Coordinated and participated in Disaster Recovery test exercises with Confidential BCRS and SunGard Availability Services.
  • Ensured ROC Software / EasySpooler printer management software / system were current and operational and Confidential Cobol programs and AIX scripts worked in conjunction.
  • Coordinated a VPN setup between company and host networks; HUD, Chicago bank, and a 1st mortgage loan servicing company. Coordinated transfer to new Internet provider, installation of firewall, and relocation of company web site in house. Established file encryption and secure file transfer (FTP) procedures to ensure company compliance with data security policy.
  • Created and maintained daily data file updates for a credit union. Developed specifications for a reverse mortgage system and collaborated with a product vendor for Mosaix automated dialer system to implement customized software changes; integrated with company proprietary default management software system. Developed a non-accrual reporting system to provide a public and private view of accounts in various stages of write-off.
  • Managed contract programmer during loan servicing system conversion project. Pushed for improved, written SOP’s.

Confidential

Contracted Programmer / Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Teamed with programmers from three companies, including a mortgage company to develop a Visual Basic/MQSeries server application to handle printing of closing mortgage documents at various branch offices.
  • Completed software upgrade for a loan servicing company involving modification of hundreds of Cobol source files, database changes, and writing Unix script files.
  • Completed a Visual Basic prototype application for First American to track vendors Y2K compliancy.
  • Helped convert Bull (Honeywell) mainframe system to an RS/6000 AIX Unix system for a Lansing loan servicing company. Project included conversion of a proprietary loan servicing and default management system.

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