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Technical Lead/ Cobol Developer Resume

Austin, TX

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY:

  • Vast 10.7 years of experience in Mainframe development using TSO/ISPF, COBOL, JCL, DB2, VSAM, DFSORT, ICETOOL, CHANGEMAN, ESP, CICS, FILEAID, SPUFI, XPEDITOR, SAR, Endevor, StarTool etc. in Retail and Capital markets domain. Seeking a challenging role as a technical lead developer with an organization that values innovation and expertise.
  • Thorough knowledge of Industry standard SDLC practices and experienced in working with agile and scrum methodology.
  • Pervasive Experience in Retail, Banking and Finance domain with the ability to work independently and experience interacting with Technical and Business Stakeholders, System Analysts, senior management with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Experienced in full life cycle of software design process including Requirements definition, Design, Migration, and Maintenance & Support.
  • Outstanding technical and analytical skills, with extensive knowledge of COBOL, JCL, DB2 and other IBM Mainframe Systems.
  • Experienced in analyzing and making the appropriate modifications to meet the business requirements. This includes analyzing requirements, developing an appropriate design, writing new programs, editing existing modules, creating or modifying new or existing reports, creating or modifying new or existing feeds, testing enhancements and implementing the enhancements into the production environment.
  • Proficient in production support activities and resolving production issues.
  • Mine and manipulate data to create test data and test cases for multiple or complex projects
  • Expertise in writing complex DB2 queries, reports, Joins etc using IBM DB2.
  • Clear understanding in writing queries/scripts for data analysis and writing test strategies, test plans, test cases, Defect Reports and developing Test Scripts.
  • Experience in analyzing bugs, interacting with team members in fixing errors, QA and User Acceptance Testing (UAT) and End to End Integration testing.
  • Strong time management skills in handling projects and deadlines under minimal supervision. Experienced in providing good 24x7 - Production support. Excellent communication, presentation, interpersonal, strong troubleshooting and organizational skills.
  • Experience in Deployment and release activities.
  • Experience in team handling of 8-10 offshore developers as onsite coordinator.
  • Ability to adopt new technologies in minimum time and with little .

TECHNICAL OVERVIEW:

Tools: TSO, ISPF, INSYNC, SDSF, Rational Clear Case, Visual Source Safe, DFSORT, ICETOOL, VSAM, Trace master, Dump master, Freeze-Frame, ‘Xpeditor’, File-Aid, ‘Endevor’ as compilation and version control tool, SAR, CA View, Star Tool, Changemen, ESP scheduler, TOAD, JIRA, Quality Center, etc.

Languages: MVS/JCL, COBOL, CICS

Database: IBM DB2

Operating System: Z/OS, Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 10

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Confidential, Austin, TX

Technical Lead/ COBOL developer

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for analyzing business requirements, design, development and customization of the application
  • Accurate status reporting, quick response to client needs with design solutions, estimates etc, and extra effort for Customer delight
  • Bug fixing in testing and production regions, Handling high Severity Incidents
  • Unit, System and Integration testing
  • Ensuring high quality and defect free delivery
  • Meet the SMEs with actual deliverables to ensure acceptance criteria is met
  • Develop code for critical business components and bug fix for critical incidents/outages
  • Lead validation activities for the assigned sub-modules for all types of testing e.g. Unit and Functional testing, Integration testing and End to End testing
  • Develop, document and revise system design procedures, test procedures, and quality standards
  • Responsible for assigning technical work to offshore team and resolving their impediments.
  • Responsible for completing Peer Review for the offshore deliverables.
  • Responsible for all phases of the project till code deployed in production
  • Prepare install plan and co-ordinate with implementation/post implementation new recruits in team

Environment: JCL, COBOL, DB2, CICS, ESP, CHANGEMAN, XPEDITOR, DFSORT, SAR, SORTJOIN, Remedy, StarTool, MQs, SDSF, TOAD, JIRA etc.

Confidential

Technical Lead/Cobol developer

Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the requirements elicitation process by creating assigned parts of the requirements and participate in design & Architecture review discussions
  • Analyze the data sources for any NPI data and work with data masking team for required data masking on customer data.
  • Perform impact analysis and communicate to channels/applications on the possible impact downstream.
  • Participate in activities related to estimation of work product to provide inputs for overall project estimation
  • Participate in working sessions with SMEs to arrive at high level design document that suits the business/technical requirements.
  • Support client interfacing activities and help create the relevant reports in a timely manner.
  • Ensure regression and functional testing covers all the impacted functionalities, review the test plans and verify the results so that the functional and regression aspects of the existing/new processes are taken into account
  • Perform root-cause analysis of any issues that arise post-implementation and work on solutions related to issue fixing
  • Support the creation of the Go Live plan and manage the assigned activities

Environment: TSO, JCL, COBOL, DB2, CICS, Rational Clear Case as version control and compilation tool, Visual Source Safe, DFSORT, ICETOOL, VSAM, SORTJOIN, INSYNC etc.

Confidential, Plano, Tx

Cobol developer

Responsibilities:

  • Involved in the complete life cycle of the project including requirements gathering, analyzing, designing and transition using agile methodology Scrum technique.
  • Analysis to understand the current posting system and provide the details to distributed team
  • Participate in activities related to estimation of work product to provide inputs for overall project estimation
  • Participate in working sessions with SMEs to arrive at high level design document that suits the business/technical requirements
  • Build new reconciliation process using JCL and COBOL to compare the data on mainframe and distributed channels. review the test plans and verify the results so that the functional and regression aspects of the existing/new processes are taken into account
  • Responsible for completing Peer Review for the team members.
  • Responsible for all phases of the project till code deployed in production.

Environment: JCL, COBOL, DB2, VSAM, CICS, DFSORT, SORTJOIN, CHANGEMAN, SDSF, FILEAID, XPEDITOR, Quality Center, Visual Source Safe, Freeze Frame, Remedy, SPUFI, TOAD etc.

Confidential

Cobol developer

Responsibilities:

  • Aggregated data from tables, VSAM files, and flat files on a mainframe team of fifty system analysts, QA engineers, DBAs, and software engineers
  • Wrote Technical Specification Documents (TSDs) for each assignment including a description of proposed changes, expected effects, and sample code to upload to the project SharePoint site
  • Coded mainframe development assignments in COBOL, modified tables in DB2, created job cards in JCL to run batch jobs, and modified online screens using CICS.
  • Performed regression testing, smoke testing, and system testing to gauge system performance
  • Created Unit Test Documents containing test case procedure, data sources, results, and screen captures highlighting input and output data, indicators, and system display statements
  • Supported the migration of modules into the production environment using the Endeavor tool by packaging the modules, submitting the package to verify the return code, and casting the package to enter the staging region
  • Created System Design Specification documents based on system requirements, user stories, and mockups gathered from the business and product stakeholders
  • Performed code validation and peer reviews
  • Created and reviewed unit test plans, performed unit tests

Environment: JCL, COBOL, DB2, VSAM, CICS, DFSORT, SORTJOIN, Endevor, SDSF, FILEAID, XPEDITOR, Quality Center, Dump master, SPUFI etc

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