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System Expert/ It Application Analyst Lead Resume

Des Moines, IA

SUMMARY:

  • Total Experience in working with Z/OS Mainframe - 10+ years, trained on Informatica and Java.
  • Extensive Knowledge in Project planning, Providing Technical Solutions, Estimation, Requirement gathering, Impact analysis, Design, Development, Testing, Integration, Deployment, Documentation and Maintenance of Mainframe applications.
  • Strong Experience in executing projects using Agile Methodology. Involved in Requirement gathering, Project Solutions, Design discussions, Story mapping, Story pointing, Sprint planning and various Scrum Ceremonies.
  • Experience in handling projects in various roles as Team Member, Technical Lead, Application Expert, System Expert and On-site coordinator.
  • Subject Matter Expert(SME) on Confidential ’s Life, Annuity and Disability Policy Administration and Commission processing applications, Confidential and Confidential .
  • Extensive hands-on working and leading experience on projects of various sizes from conception through completion which include Development, Enhancement and Production Support projects.
  • Direct interaction with End-users, Business Liaison, Business Analysts, Architects and Compliance Leads.
  • Expertise in Mainframe technologies like TSO, JCL, COBOL, DB2, SQL, CICS, VSAM, MQseries, Stored Procedure (STP), IMS DB, IMS DC and Easytrieve.
  • Worked on different tools like FILE-AID, Abend - AID, Expeditor, Endevor, BMC Catalog Manager, SPUFI, FTP, sFTP, CA7, Control-M, OPC, QMF, IBM DEBUG, IBM Utilities, CA-Intertest, Panvalet, INSYNC, WinSQL, Peregrine, Workbench, HP Service Center, Quality Center, SDF and Changeman.
  • Strong Experience in developing Stored Procedures(STP) called by Java Web Services and ETL, online CICS screens, SOLA (Service Oriented Legacy Architecture) templates. Developed programs which deal with MQ’s.
  • Having a good exposure to the operating systems WINDOWS 9x/2000, XP, Vista, MS-DOS, MVS, OS/390, Z/OS.
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint and MS Project, Visio 4.5 to design Use case, Job Flow and Data Flow Diagrams.
  • Hands-on experience in SharePoint and JIRA.
  • Excellent Team building, Project management, Interpersonal and Communication skills.
  • Strong Technical and Analytical skills with good knowledge of CMMI procedures.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Confidential, Des Moines, IA

System Expert/ IT Application Analyst Lead

Responsibilities:

  • As a SME on legacy commission calculation systems, I was involved in providing design solutions on how to implement existing business rules and functionality from legacy systems to next generation Producer Compensation System.
  • Creating High Level Design and presenting the same to Architects and Project Sponsors. Proposed solutions on outdated applications and tools to accomplish project objectives.
  • Created AS-IS and TO-BE process flow diagrams for legacy commission processing systems using Visio.
  • Evaluated project risks and developed the mitigation and contingency plan for a breakdown in the New Commission Calculation system.
  • Direct interaction with End users, Business Liaison, Business Analysts, Architects, Data Modelers, Compliance leads, Operations Team and Project Sponsors.
  • Involved in assisting Product Owner in writing Technical user stories, laying out acceptance criteria in user stories, sprint planning, story pointing and providing Sprint demo to stakeholders for legacy system related user stories. Actively participated in all the Scrum ceremonies like Sprint planning, Daily Scrum, Backlog Grooming, Sprint Demo and Sprint Retrospective.
  • As an Expert on legacy systems, responsible for guiding and mentoring the team, conduct code reviews to ensure quality of the deliverables.
  • Involved technically in all phases of the projects starting Impact Analysis, Data Modeling, High level design, Coding, Unit testing, Integration testing, QA support, Production implementation and Post Production support.
  • Developed COBOL Stored Procedures(STPs) to be called by Java Web Services to view/add/modify data in Marketer Services Centralized DB2 database.
  • Designed and developed COBOL services containing business rules for calculating Marketer commissions and credits across various Lines of Business.
  • Designed and developed multiple COBOL-DB2 Table Handlers to select, update or insert data in Marketer Services centralized database.
  • Developed programs writing transactions to MQ so that data can be consumed by other Business Units.
  • Extensively worked on developing DB2 Stored Procedures and SOLA Service Oriented Legacy Architecture templates.
  • Coded multiple VSAM to DB2 data conversion programs and Expertise in creating complex SQL queries to fetch data from Db2 tables.
  • Collaborated with various Confidential ’s Business Units for performing System Integration testing for the transaction files sent from legacy marketer commission calculation system.
  • Responsible for providing 24x7 production support while on-call.

Technology and Tools: JCL, COBOL, VSAM, DB2, MQseries, SQL, STP/UDF, CICS, SOLA, Abend - AID, IBM DEBUGER, Intertest, BMC Catalog Manager, INSYNC, WinSQL, HP Service Center, Workbench, File AID, CA7and SDF.

Confidential

System Expert/ IT Application Analyst Lead

Responsibilities:

  • Acting as an Onsite Coordinator and SME for the projects supporting Confidential, Confidential and MCS applications.
  • Leading the projects like New Product Launch, Increase/decrease Marketer commission rates and Adding new features to existing Insurance products.
  • Responsible for attending the Big rocks, Projects priority and Planning meetings. Involved in gathering requirements, preparing High Level Design(HLD), Low Level Design (LLD), transitioning the requirements and design to offshore for further stages of SDLC.
  • Involved technically in all phases of the projects starting Impact Analysis, Data Modeling, High level design, Coding, Unit testing, Integration testing, QA support, Production implementation and Post Production support.
  • Designed and Implemented Tailoring Automation tool (COBOL-IMS) that drastically reduced manual efforts involved in coding commission rates in Confidential database resulting in increased efficiency and productivity.
  • Designed and developed multiple COBOL-IMS batch programs to access, insert and update Marketer’s Commission and Credit data in IMS database.
  • Designed and developed new COBOL batch and COBOL-CICS online programs.
  • Designed and developed new CICS screens for Commission payment adjustment. It enabled Operations team to apply adjustments on policies for accurate and timely payment of commissions to Marketers. Created BMS Maps using SDF for CICS online screens for Confidential .
  • Coded programs using Easytrieve for creating Policy sales reports for Operations Team.
  • Designed and developed new BMS Maps using SDF to perform input and output operations on Db2 Tables and VSAM files.
  • Delegating and assigning tasks to team members and ensuring timely and quality completion of the tasks to meet SLA. Also, involved in mentoring and grooming the team members.
  • Providing accurate and timely status to all stake holders. Proactively identified, communicated and managed project risks.
  • Performing Peer review of the modules and Unit Test documents.
  • Created detailed System Integration Test (SIT) plan and collaborated with other Business Units to ensure quality deliverable.
  • Worked on SIT, UAT and Production Defects that had been raised in the HP Quality Center.
  • Interact with the Business users to track the status of the project in UAT and production deployment.

Technology and Tools: JCL, COBOL, VSAM, DB2, IMS DB, CICS, Abend - AID, IBM DEBUGER, Intertest, BMC Catalog Manager, INSYNC, WinSQL, HP Service Center, Workbench, File AID, CA7and SDF.

Confidential, Des Moines, IA

Developer/ IT Application Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Worked as a SPOC for the project team and was responsible for performing Impact Analysis, creating High Level design and Low level design, Coding, Unit Testing, Integrating testing with Java UI, User Acceptance Testing, Implementation and post production support.
  • Collaborated with other Business Units and external third party vendors to identify their Data requirement from MKS BU.
  • Worked with Architects and Data Modelers on how to leverage data residing in existing MKS database and how to add new data to MKS database which aligns with MKS Data Strategy.
  • Developed COBOL Stored Procedure(STP) to be called by Java Web Services to access data from Marketer Hierarchy and LARC database.
  • Designed and developed multiple COBOL-DB2 programs to select, update or insert data in Marketer Services Earnings, ICC and LARC (Licensing, Appointment, Registration and Contracting) database.
  • Developed COBOL programs to write ICC transactions to MQ to be consumed Java to insert data in new CODS database.
  • Created job using LOAD utility to load Historical Earnings and ICC data to CODS database.
  • Created batch jobs to extract data from tables and create delta transaction files.
  • Created new FTP jobs to send transaction files to DTCC and Life BU.
  • Scheduled Batch Jobs using CA7 Scheduler.
  • Direct interaction and collaboration with third party provider (DTCC) for performing System Integration Testing (SIT) for the transaction files sent from Confidential to DTCC and vice versa.
  • Responsible for delegating and assigning tasks to team members and ensuring timely and quality completion of the tasks to meet SLA.
  • Peer review of the modules and Unit Test Results.
  • As a developer, responsible for designing and coding COBOL-DB2 Table Handlers to select, update or insert data in Marketer Services centralized database containing information about Marketers that sell business for Confidential .
  • Designed and developed new COBOL batch and COBOL-CICS online programs.
  • Created BMS Maps using SDF for CICS online screens.
  • Created new JCL batch jobs and scheduled using CA7 Scheduler.
  • Created Unit Test plan(UTP) based on the Technical design/Functional design to ensure accuracy of developed components.
  • Executing the Unit test cases as per the Unit Test Plan to ensure error free execution in the development environment. Capture Unit test results(UTR) and update the same in the Testing documents.
  • Collaborated with team members to perform Integration testing and ensured that the components are working as expected.
  • Accurate and timely status reporting to Technical Lead.
  • Resolved defects raised in HP Quality Center by testers within the given SLA. Used IBM Debugger and Intertest to debug the programs.
  • Analyzed common defect trends as part of the Defect Prevention Group (DPG) and suggested corrective action and code review checklists to reduce defects.
  • Participating in peer code reviews.

Technology and Tools: JCL, COBOL, VSAM, DB2, SQL, CICS, Abend - AID, IBM DEBUGER, Intertest, BMC Catalog Manager, INSYNC, WinSQL, Workbench, File AID, CA7and SDF.

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