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Mainframe Technical Architect Resume

SUMMARY:

  • Having 11 years of IT Experience involved in all the phases of Software Development Life Cycle in terms of Analysis, Design, Coding, Testing and Implementation in Mainframes Environment
  • Extensively worked with Mainframe technologies COBOL, JCL, VSAM, DB2 and CICS on MVS, OS/390 and Z/OS systems
  • Very good working knowledge on Utility programs SORT, MERGE and JCL PROC.
  • Extensively used various tools SPUFI / QMF, SQL, RACF, ENDEVOR, CHANGEMAN, SPUFI, FILE AID, TSO, ISPF, XPEDITOR, PLATINUM, FILE MANAGER, CA - LIBRARIAN, PANVALET & APPTUNE
  • Good exposure on relational databases DB2, Oracle and SQL
  • Strong experience in Mainframe development, Mainframe testing and worked as a Mainframe Test Lead
  • Extensive development experience in CA Gen releases 8.0 or 8.5. Exposure to performance monitoring and application tuning
  • Good Experience in Mainframe Migration projects using ETL Informatica
  • Experience with CA Gen 8.5 in a MVS mainframe DB/2 environment
  • Had a good experience with Changeman version control tool on maintaining and staging/promoting the components to different levels to test the changes in different test regions. Creating packages, Checkout the components from production and Stage the components from local directories into package
  • Good Hands on experience of CA-ADS programming language in developing the Online and Batch applications. Extensively worked in available edited and error handling methods in CA ADS application
  • Good experience in resolving issues in a CA Gen environment
  • Good knowledge around LoanServ software retail loan support ( HELOC & HELON )
  • Experience in detailing test plans, test cases, tracking defects, reporting status to various levels.
  • Good knowledge in Unit testing, System testing and Regression testing
  • High self-motivation worked with manager, other testers and programmers to system, unit and User Acceptance cycle testing including creating Test Plans, Analyzing output test data using File Manager, creating datasets to test, setting up JCL, and Creating packages, Implementing test/productions code to various levels using Panvalet/Endeavor/Changeman tools
  • Self-motivated, innovative, hardworking and flexible with strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Experience working in the domain of financial, banking & Retail applications. Extensive hands on experience on IBM Mainframe Application programming.
  • Hands on experience creating tables and stored procedures.
  • Very good experience in trouble shooting and system performance tuning.
  • Undergone training in Time Management, Project action Planning, Cross culture, interacting with client, Assertiveness skills and Effective Team meetings.
  • Project delivery of various sizes, performance tuning, production support, trouble shooting.

TECHNICAL SKILLS:

Operating system: MVS - OS/390, z/OS, Windows 98/2000/XP, Linux

Environment: Mainframe, Informatica & Client Server Applications

Database: DB2, IMS DB/DC, SQL Server, VSAM, ORACLE 9i

Internet tools: IBM Utilities, TSO/ISPF, JES2, SPUFI, QMF, Panvalet, Changeman, CA-Librarian, Xpeditor, Platinum, Endeavor, Control-M, File Aid & File Manager CA-Librarian, Xpeditor, Platinum, Endeavor, File Aid, File Manager

Lan gu a g e s/Software: COBOL, MF COBOL, AS-400, PL/I, JCL, C, C++, CICS, CA Gen, LoanServ & CA-7

Other: Informatica (Mappings & Job execution support), Control-M Work Load Automation & Informatica Power Center tools

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Confidential

Mainframe Technical Architect

Technologies/Tools: COBOL, PL/I, JCL, DB2, VSAM, CICS, CA Gen, LoanServ, Panvalet, Xpeditor, Apptune, File manager, Base/DB2/IMS, QMF, SPUFI, MVS & Z/OS, OS/390, Informatica Powercenter, Control-M, CA-7 and Client Server Applications

Responsibilities:

  • We will differentiate ourselves from our competitors by:
  • Delivering an integrated Customer Platform
  • Integrating the ways we serve the multiple needs and preferences of customers
  • Creating consistently remarkable customer experience
  • The full scope of Bank Deposits & Vehicle Loan will bring the new underwriting and Fulfillment solutions into the production with planned application capture.
  • Bank Deposit & Vehicle Loan project deals with the services providing to the customers with different bank products. State Farm Bank’s vision is to provide simple, integrated solutions that meet our customers’ needs, deepen customer relationships, and grow the State Farm enterprise, below mentioned are the products we are dealing with,
  • Deposit Products is responsible for developing, enhancing, and communicating deposit Products and achieving goals set by the Team, Bank, and Enterprise. Applications may originate in the Agent’s office, on the Internet, or through the BRC. Online applications are available for Checking, Interest Checking, Savings, Money Market, and Fixed Rate Certificates of Deposits.
  • Vehicle loans are a perfect complement for auto insurance customers. Realizing there are multiple factors that impact retention, Auto households with Bank products added during the last five years have had an average tenure of 2.6 years which is 37% higher than auto only households1. For the agent, it provides them with the cross-selling opportunity for vehicle loans and Individual Credit Disability Insurance.
  • Writing new COBOL / DB2 programs & File mapping using Informatica power center.
  • Changes to the existing functionality / enhancing the existing functionality by making changes to the programs.
  • Executing the Mainframe jobs & generating the reports using Control M/Control D
  • Recommend the future Enhancements for better performance.
  • Batch job tuning and Set-up of daily schedule.
  • Communicating with the customers, for analysis and implementation of work requests.
  • Performing Coding & Unit Testing based on the changes specified by customers.
  • Client Server GUI Applications developed using CA Gen and extensively involved in resolving the issues in CA Gen environment
  • Mapping using Informatica power center tool and job execution using Control-M work load automation tool.
  • Hands-on experience in Performance tuning of SQL Queries
  • Duties include creation of Unit test scenarios, running of tests, analysis of test results, resolution of differences in actual and expected test results
  • Providing required information to the end users by running the different mining queries based on the given inputs
  • Analyzing and proposing the time frame to schedule the mainframe jobs using CONTROL-M schedulers.
  • Providing support on trouble shooting activities of mainframe job failures in test region and data backup, reload process in necessary regions
  • Coordinate and plan for final, near-production development efforts, includes reviewing issuance documentation and resolution of outstanding problems.

Confidential

Module Lead

Technologies/Tools: COBOL, PL/I, JCL, DB2, VSAM, CICS, CA Gen, Panvalet, Platinum, Xpeditor, QMF, File- Aid, MVS & OS/390.

Responsibilities:
  • Communicating with the customers, for analysis and implementation of production support issues.
  • Analysis of failures in testing and suggesting / fixing possible solutions.
  • Development, unit testing of Change requests for the Electronic Library application.
  • Worked in developing the AIMS (Agent Information Management System) screens using CA Gen
  • Extensively involved in CA Gen agile development methods, design and deployment for various GUI screens
  • Giving Support to team members for resolving their technical problems.
  • Involved in design, code reviews and preparing the test cases for unit testing.
  • Preparing the issuance documents and providing support for new production issuances.

Confidential

Team Member

Technologies/Tools: COBOL, PL/I, JCL, DB2, CA Gen, VSAM, IMS DC/DB, Panvalet, Platinum, Xpeditor, QMF, File- Aid, MVS & OS/390.

Responsibilities:
  • Involved in the development for online Screens using CICS & CA Gen
  • Coordinated with the team technically
  • Developing code as per the Detail level technical specification document
  • Doing self and peer reviews of developed code.
  • Preparing & Executing Unit test cases
  • Setting up the Unit test execution environment
  • Executing Unit test cases

Confidential

Team Member

Technologies/Tools: COBOL, MF COBOL, DB2, VSAM, ORACLE, JCL, CA Gen, MF Net-Express, MF - ENTERPRISE SERVER.

Responsibilities:
  • Conversion of Cobol programs to micro focus Cobol, Conversion of Eztrieve programs to micro focus Cobol, Preparing Functional Specification document.
  • Test Data creation using batch files and processing them thru CA Gen online screens
  • Testing the converted programs in Enterprise Server.
  • Testing in Mainframes and comparing the results with Net Express results
  • Preparation and execution of Unit Test Cases.
  • Reviewing the migrated code.
  • Involved in Identifying the System flow.
  • Testing the Flow of the System.

Confidential

Team Member

Technologies/Tools: COBOL, JCL, DB2, VSAM, CA Gen, CA-7, Endeavor, Platinum, Xpeditor, QMF, File- Aid, VIEW, MVS & OS/390, X-2 PBM, CE-2000.

Responsibilities:
  • Writing new COBOL / DB2 programs.
  • Changes to the existing functionality / enhancing the existing functionality by making changes to the programs.
  • Debugging the online programs by passing different inputs thru CA Gen online screen
  • Worked in CA Gen online screen maintenance activities
  • Recommend the future Enhancements for better performance.
  • Batch job tuning and Set-up of daily schedule.
  • Communicating with the customers, for analysis and implementation of work requests.
  • Performing Unit Testing based on the changes specified by customers.

Confidential

Team Member

Technologies/Tools: COBOL, JCL, DB2, VSAM, CICS, CA Gen, CA-Librarian, Platinum, Xpeditor, Endeavor, QMF, File- Aid, CA7, MVS & OS/390.

Responsibilities:
  • Adding new functionalities, modifying existing business logic as per customer specifications.
  • Interacting with the OSC to discuss the status of the current task, clarification of queries regarding the functionality and resolving issues with in time.
  • Prepare technical Specification document & Code modifications to support functionality.
  • Analysis of failures in testing and suggesting / fixing possible solutions.
  • Processing Financial bills using GUI screens developed thru CA Gen.
  • Worked in online screen field level Enhancements developed in CA Gen environment based on the customer requirements and processing the data thru newly updated fields.
  • Development, unit testing of Change requests for the Accounts payable application.
  • Compilation of daily status report for management circulation and assisting Process Lead in generating weekly and monthly reports and summary statistics of performance of the module.

Confidential

Team Member

Technologies/Tools: COBOL, JCL, DB2, VSAM, QMF, IBM Utilities, TSO/ISPF, File- Aid, CA7, Change-Man, Xpeditor, MVS & OS/390.

Responsibilities:
  • Involved in Analysis, Design, Coding, Testing, Implementation, Documentation, Reviews and Delivery of various work requests in the project.
  • Changes to the existing functionality / enhancing the existing functionality by making changes to the programs.
  • Recommend the future Enhancements for better performance.
  • Batch job tuning and Set-up of daily schedule.
  • Communicating with the customers, for analysis and implementation of work requests.
  • Performing Unit Testing based on the changes specified by customers.

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