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Consultant - Mainframe Developer Resume

Pennington, NJ

TECHNICAL SKILLS:

Hardware: IBM 3090, IBM PC XT/AT

Software: COBOL, COBOL II, CICS, DB2, OS/JCL, TSO/ISPF, VSAM, DB2 STORED PROCEDURES, MQ SERIES, ASSEMBLER, EXPEDITER, MICROSOFT EXCEL, PRO - EDIT, INTERTEST, FILE-AID, QMF, HTML, JAVASCRIPT, CHANGEMAN, MICROSOFT WORD, ENDEAVOR, SPUFI, SCLM, EASYTRIEVE PLUS,MICROFOCUS EXPRESS,MICROFOCUS REVOLVE, MICROFOCUS INSYNC, B-CUBIC, BMC UTILITY,DATACOM,CLIST,REXX,IMS/DB.

PROFESSIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE:

Confidential, Pennington, NJ

Consultant - Mainframe developer

Responsibilities:

  • coding of programs 2)creation of test scenarios 3)execution of test scenarios 4) documentation of results 5) logging of outstanding issues in a defect report.
  • Exposed to business side of tax accounting. Transactions included buys, sells, partial sells, bulk transfer activity, exchange activity, gifted securities, inherited securities, and journal entry adjustments.
  • Interfaced with business units and India offshore technical teams.

Confidential, Orlando, FL

Consultant - Mainframe architect

Responsibilities:

  • Involved in project to convert 150+ programs from IMS/db to DB2.
  • Responsibilities included coding and unit testing of programs for provider system.
  • Applications associated with programs pertained to health care industry.
  • Interfaced with technical units in membership and claims areas, as well as, functional business team.

Confidential, Boston, Mass

Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Developed the Unload system within Partenon. Partenon is the bank’s system which captures
  • All financial transactions.
  • Technically, worked with COBOL, CICS, DB2, JCL in the creation of multiple job streams and procs to create the download, reorganization, and recuperation processes for all of the firm’s financial products for the United States.
  • Involved in all of the bank’s major transactions(eg. Withdrawals, deposits, interest accrual, loans, balance verification, and reconciliation to general ledger).
  • Acted as project lead in the delegation of tasks to offshore teams in Spain and Mexico.

Confidential

Consultant - Mainframe Architect

Responsibilities:

  • Involved in large scale COBOL to ETL conversion.
  • Responsibilities included the documentation, and testing of COBOL/CICS/DB2 programs.
  • Interfaced with India programming team in resolution of data mapping issues.
  • Exposed to premium/loss business of property and casualty insurance industry.

Confidential, Keene, NH

Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Involved in large scale COBOL to Oracle conversion project.
  • Responsibilities included the coding and testing of COBOL/CICS/DATACOM (DB2 equivalent), and Easytrieve programs.
  • Interfaced with Oracle development team in the resolution of COBOL to Oracle field mapping issues.
  • Interfaced with management and end users.
  • Exposed to wholesale food industry and business terminology.

Confidential, Jersey City, NJ

Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Coded and enhanced COBOL, CICS, DB2, MQ Series programs for Global Collateral Database system (system acts as a repository for firms repo and reverse repo trades).
  • Created and maintained numerous inbound feeds from various upstream systems providing trading and indicative data to be populated in DB2 tables.
  • Implemented, maintained and supported numerous outbound feeds to various downstream systems; providing owners with trading and indicative data retrieved from DB2 tables necessary for conducting daily business.
  • Performed efficiency tuning on SQL embedded in COBOL programs.
  • Utilized BMC utility in the load and unload of DB2 tables.
  • Utilized JIRA system in tracking of projects.

Confidential, Malvern, PA

Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Involved in the enhancement of Vista 401K withdrawal and termination system.
  • Responsibilities included: 1) the analysis, coding, and testing of over 40 COBOL/DB2 programs 2) coding and testing of DB2 stored procedures 3) coding of COBOL programs which were responsible for generating XML files and 4) acting as a liaison between the business team and technical staff.
  • Application of system centered around accounting for 401K accounts. Business logic included accounting for Roth rollovers, Roth payouts, pre-tax rollovers and payouts, after tax rollovers and payouts, cash and in kind distributions, and residual share accounting.
  • Exposed to Agile methodology of project management. Agile is flexible, team oriented methodology which allows for project management in a very dynamic business environment.
  • Used Microfocus express to debug program code.
  • Used Microfocus revolve to map files to copybook.

Confidential, Jersey City, NJ

Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Involved in the conversion of Firm Trading System( Confidential ), a COBOL/CICS/VSAM system to DB2.
  • Confidential is a back office system to support Confidential trading accounts. making of coding changes to replace VSAM files with DB2 tables the addition and coding for new fields on CICS screens the unit coding of all code changes the creation and documentation of unit test plans.
  • Exposed to the accounting side of the brokerage industry. calculation of realized and unrealized P&L 2) booking of P&L and balance sheet accounts to the General Ledger the firms multiple financial products.
  • Acted as project lead and coordinator by delegating tasks to on shore and off shore (India) programmers.

Confidential, Merrimack, NH

Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the analysis and coding of COBOL/CICS/DB2 programs with respect to making these programs thread safe (a thread safe program is an online program which can execute simultaneously on multiple LPARS).
  • Implemented proper serialization coding techniques in the resolution of inter-task related data integrity issues (shared storage in between tasks has the potential of data corruption and thus proper coding techniques must be used).
  • Used B-Cubic (an in house Fidelity utility) to determine which programs and transaction would be most conducive to becoming thread safe.
  • By converting programs to becoming thread safe, Confidential switching within a program was reduced and this system efficiency was increased through the increase in transaction through put.

Confidential, Jersey City, NJ

Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Involved in large scale project to rewrite existing dividend system. Project involved two major components: 1) conversion of system from VSAM to DB2 2) expansion of key field to include: security number, record date, pay date, pay class, pay form, pay due bill code, spin indicator, and pay currency.
  • Responsibilities included: analysis and design of systems, coding of programs (COBOL/DB2/IMS/CICS/VSAM), and the writing and execution unit and system test plans.
  • Involved in extensive parallel testing of new system.
  • Acted as project lead and coordinator by delegating tasks to on shore and off shore (India) programmers.

Confidential, New York, NY

Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the system development life cycle (SDLC) for the health care cost containment industry.
  • Responsibilities include: gathering user requirements, writing program specifications, analysis and design of systems, coding of programs (COBOL/DB2), and the writing and execution of manual test plans.
  • Involved in new Medicaid contracts project which data from various states is obtained an analyzed before being incorporated into the system for processing.
  • Participated in various user requirements and program design meetings.

Confidential, New York, NY

Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Maintained, enhanced, and developed (COBOL /CICS/VSAM/DB2) programs for Master Securities Database system (database contained all securities held by Confidential ).
  • Responsibilities included: coding of COBOL programs, analysis of pricing system, querying of database using SQL and Easytrieve.
  • Involved in mutual funds frequency indicator project in which the dividend frequency for mutual funds was updated on the master file.
  • Interfaced with management in the resolution of production problems, as well as, enhanced currently existing CICS screens.

Confidential, New York, NY

Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Maintained and enhanced (COBOL /CICS/VSAM/DB2) programs for Pension Payroll system.
  • Responsibilities included the addition of new screen fields, field edits, and field cross edits as defined by user specifications.
  • Interfaced with management and business users in the resolution of system problems.
  • Wrote and executed unit, regression and beta test plans for user acceptance. These were all done manually. Any outstanding issues were reflected in a defect report.

Confidential, Warren, NJ

Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Analyzed, designed, and coded programs for Confidential (Accounts Receivable System). The technology used was COBOL/JCL/DB2.
  • Wrote and presented technical design documents for various projects. These presentations were made to management, business analysts, and other members of the development team.
  • Presented management with time line analysis and status reports for various projects.
  • Involved in all facets of the billing cycle.

Confidential, Basking Ridge, NJ

Senior Programmer Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Developed FEES system, an on-line (COBOL/CICS/VSAM/DB2) system which calculated claim reimbursement amounts based on miscellaneous input parameters (eg. Date of service, procedure codes, diagnosis codes, age of patient, etc).
  • Maintained and enhanced (COBOL/CICS/ DB2/VSAM) programs for miscellaneous user requirements concerning contract, inpatient, outpatient, in-network, and out of network claim processing.
  • Involved in meetings with users and business analysts in the development of business and systems requirements. Involved in the maintenance of COBOL programs involving NEON (Non Emergency Out of Network transactions).

Confidential, New York, NY

Senior Programmer Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Maintained and enhanced PC download system (COBOL/CICS/DB2/VSAM) which extracted transactions from the mainframe and converted to PC format for the firm’s financial advisors.
  • Designed and coded fractional consolidation project (COBOL/CICS/DB2/VSAM) which converted fractional cusips into whole share cusips with corresponding fractional amounts.
  • Designed and coded transaction system (COBOL/CICS/DB2/VSAM) which classified brokerage transactions in accordance with GAAP.
  • Developed name change system (COBOL/CICS/DB2/VSAM) which made adjustments to securities whose names had changed.
  • Enhanced ERA/BOSS system (COBOL/CICS/DB2/VSAM). Projects included the enhancement of:
  • Client ranking screen to show prior years net worth and revenue in ascending order.
  • FA screen to show prior years FAIT commission totals
  • Addition of fixed income option to the Retail Allocation Matrix Screen.
  • Maintained and enhanced statements system. Responsibilities included: update of procs to reflect current month data and various statement user requirements.

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