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SUMMARY:

An IT professional with expertise and experience in all phases of application development, database administration, and mentoring of other employees.

TECHNICAL SKILLS:

Computer Competencies: COBOL, DB2, SQL, VSAM, JCL, CICS, SDF, TSO, ChangeMan, Expediter, CA7 Scheduling, FileAid, File Manager for Z/OS, ISPF, SDSF, BMC Change and Catalog Manager, Apptune, Mainview, SPUFI, QMF, OPTIM, MQ Series, IBM Debug, WinSQL, Visual Explain, Microsoft Office Outlook, Word, Excel, Visio, Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft Communicator, IBM Lotus Notes, IBM Sametime, SDLC, JAVA, Atlassian Confluence and JIRA, Waterfall and Agile Development Methodologies

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Confidential

Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Provided mainframe COBOL, DB2, SQL, VSAM and data modeling experience to client in building out a new ODS.
  • Data was extracted, cleansed, and loaded into new Z/OS DB2 databases.
  • Provided mainframe COBOL, CICS, DB2, SQL development experience and expertise to client by completing development changes needed to implement a new Annuities product, marketed in January 2016. Also shared knowledge and experience with multiple teams new to the Agile methodology.

Confidential, Des Moines, Iowa

Sr. Mainframe Developer

Responsibilities:

  • As a member of an Agile team, develop and maintain mainframe applications in the Commercial insurance business area for Small Projects and Rate / Regulatory requests.
  • Develop and maintain a new tracking system for Endorsement Forms on a SharePoint 2013 platform. This system provides the ability to track and report on the status of the forms as they are processed.
  • Perform process mapping on the current Endorsement System to both document the current process and identify areas for improved efficiencies and quality.

Confidential

Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Completed the design and application code on a new project involving Java front end applications interfacing with COBOL data access programs.
  • Provided mainframe COBOL, CICS, SQL and VSAM development experience and expertise to client by completing changes needed to move a new business application to the production environment. Performed cleanup required as part of the new business application deleting over 800 obsolete client relationship rows in DB2 database. This cleanup improved administrative efficiencies and provided cost savings.

Confidential, Des Moines, Iowa

Sr. Application Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Initiated and implemented the effort to leverage the DBA skill set in the PGS Pune India office which resulted in increased productivity, reduced costs, and enhanced employee retention efforts.
  • Partnered with hiring leaders in the home office to interview Pune DBA candidates.
  • Developed and managed plan, 4 Pune DBAs on various DB2 and DBA related software and tools, Principal standards and procedures. Verified the work quality performed by Pune DBAs met Principal standards.

Sr. Application Analyst

Confidential

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinated changes to application DB2 databases, implementing and testing those changes by applying knowledge of the database management system meeting Principal standards.
  • Implemented appropriate backups, utilities and created database structures to meet business requirements.
  • Provided assistance on troubleshooting and problem resolution.

Application Analyst

Confidential

Responsibilities:

  • Developed and maintained computer applications for customer use to enhance operational efficiency and meet business needs.
  • Helped establish the new Confidential satellite office providing COBOL, CICS and SQL development support for various business units and applications systems in the home office.
  • The satellite office provided cost savings for the company and provided the foundation for the expansion into the offshore office in Pune, India.
  • Acted as the resident DB2 subject matter expert, providing and knowledge sharing with the employees in the new office.
  • Collaborated with a small group of employees to capture and report the necessary customer information from the VSAM based ICS system and the IMS CCA system required by the Federal court, which allowed Principal to successfully settle a class action lawsuit.
  • Performed analysis, application development and testing for this project.
  • Utilized DB2 knowledge to work with home office DBAs on the database setup and implementation.
  • Completion of this project was an early success for the Confidential office.

Confidential, Des Moines, Iowa

Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Utilized DBA skills in conjunction with COBOL and CICS development experience while implementing a new Agent database system working with a team new to DB2 processing.
  • The new system saved the company money, made the Agent system more flexible and easier to use and introduced the use of DB2 for future transaction based systems.

Confidential, Des Moines, Iowa

Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Provided mainframe development experience and expertise in COBOL and VSAM to client by completing changes to existing mainframe legacy systems.

Confidential, Des Moines, Iowa

Applications Support DBA

Responsibilities:

  • Performed DBA duties supporting the Corporate Shared Services, Enterprise Applications (Client File), Investments, Residential Mortgage and IS Technical Services databases.

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