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Senior Contract Mainframe Developer Resume

St Petersburg, FL

SUMMARY:

  • More than 35 years of IT experience primarily as a Mainframe COBOL Programmer/Analyst/Developer . Possesses excellent people skills and understand the total development life cycle including precise requirements, designing, coding, unit/system testing & implementation.
  • Additional responsibilities include /assistance, quality inspections, implementation support, on - call support and frequent supervisory duties.
  • Also served as Project Manager, Technical Team Leader, and QA Tester.
  • Other strengths include excellent writing/communication skills, leadership qualities displaying dedication and a calm attitude during stressful situations.
  • Also, a strong supporter of creating detailed technical documentation that can be easily understood between development and business teams.

SKILL:

LANGUAGES: MVS COBOL, COBOL II, COBOL 370, MICRO-FOCUS COBOL, COBOL CICS, ASSEMBLER (limited), VSAM, DB2/SQL, MVS BATCH JCL, MQ-SERIES, ETL-ABINITIO, KORNSHELL SCRIPT, BRIO, ORACLE PL/SQL, UNIX

DATABASES: DB2/SQL, VSAM, ISAM, ORACLE, IMS, MS ACCESS

TOOLS: TSO/ISPF, MVS UTILITIES, ABEND-AID, ROSCOE, FILE-AID, SPUFI, QMF, WEB GATEWAY TOOL, CAPEX ANALYZER/OPTIMIZER, STROBE, UDACS, EXPEDITOR, INTERTEST, IBM DEBUG TOOL, EASYTRIEVE-PLUS, RATIONAL ASSET ANALYZER, DUMPMASTER, FILEAID, INSYNC, VERSION MERGER, TCP/IP, FTP, FILE EXPRESS, DYL280, SYNC-SORT, ENDEVOR, INFOMAN, CHANGEMAN, IBM FILE MANAGER, SUPERC, REXX, DITTO, UCC7, CA/7, TIVOLI SCHEDULER, TIVOLI OUTPUT MANAGER, VIASOFT, IDCAMS, NDM, IKJEFT01 (Extract data from DB2 table), CITRIX, MICRO-SOFT OFFICE (WORD, EXCEL, POWER POINT, ACCESS), WORD PERFECT, FACTS, SERVICE CENTER (PEREGRINE) ENTERPRISE MANAGEMENT, EXTRA, LOTUS NOTES, OUTLOOK, TIME WIZARD, TEAMTRACK, EZDOC, TIMESITE, E-SERVICES, E-WORKS, HP QUALITY CENTER, RUMBA, EXTRA, STORED PROCEDURES, SHAREPOINT

SYSTEMS: IBM OS390, Z/OS and several IBM mainframe systems, OS/MVS, WINDOWS 3.1, WINDOWS 95, WINDOWS 98, WINDOWS NT, WINDOWS 7/10, WINDOWS 2000, WINDOWS XP, JES/JES2, DOS

INDUSTRIES: Banking/Financial, Credit Card Processing, Credit Bureau Interface, Customer One Utility company, Department of, Cable TV, Airlines, Internet Billing, WATTS Marketing, Medical Plan Insurance, Homeowner/Farm/Fire Insurance applications

EXPERIENCE:

Senior Contract Mainframe Developer

Confidential, St. Petersburg, FL

Responsibilities:

  • Lead developer for internal Migration conversions using Cobol, VSAM, DB2 DYL280 & IBM utilities.
  • Worked with conversion’s analysts to code, test and implement Migration conversions based on client’s requirements.
  • Attended Release meetings and made coding changes to ensure changes to the production system were successfully added and modified to the existing conversions code.

Senior Contract Mainframe Developer

Confidential, St. Petersburg, FL

Responsibilities:

  • Lead developer using Cobol batch, JCL, CICS Cobol, VSAM, SAS, DYL280, Quality Center applications & DB2 native stored procedures.
  • Successfully coded, testing and implemented multiple large & small projects bases on Customer requests and modification due to changes in Government regulations.
  • Assisted in the design and implementation of project specific environment to allow large projects to test together without impact to one another.

Senior Mainframe Developer/Team Lead/Project Manager

Confidential, Tampa, FL

Responsibilities:

  • One of one of three lead techs initially for Confidential, served as chairman of daily early status meetings with and served as lead trainer with off-shore developers, lead developer for processing the Affordable Health Care carriers, created data warehouse feeds process using Cobol, DB2 stored procedures, JCL, CICS Cobol, VSAM, SAS, DYL280, EZTRIEVE.
  • Promoted to technical Team Lead to serve as ADMIN TL for all inbound/outbound feeds.
  • Team Lead/Project manager/lead developer for enhancements to the HPS TRX system - this system provided feeds from DB2 tables to allow the TRX system (3rd party vendor) to generate custom reports for HPS clients/carriers.
  • Provided support for procedures related to HPS processing the Affordable Health Care carriers. This included accepting inbound feeds from the carriers and the CMS government entity (federal Centers for Affordable Health Care and Medicare and Medicaid Services); and sending the enrollment information in the industry standard 834 format back to the carriers and the CMS government entity.

Contract Business Analyst

Confidential, Tampa, FL

Responsibilities:

  • Served as Business Analyst for Liquidity Intercompany Reporting System for the Treasury & Securities Services Enterprise Release, developed and ran test scripts using HP Quality Center. Closely worked with business team and developed the ‘Functional Requirements’ and ‘Functional Design’ documents for the project using QMF to query DB2 tables and reviewing COBOL & CICS programs for existing functionality.

Contract Mainframe Analyst

Confidential, Tallahassee, FL

Responsibilities:

  • Various ad-hoc design, coding and testing for - Southern Legislative Conference Survey; Course Code Directory Print; Community College Request file dumps; AP High School Course Enrollment

Senior Contract Mainframe Analyst

Confidential, Columbus, GA

Responsibilities:

  • Designed, coded and tested new scorecard processing (credit scoring), coded and tested Confidential Access application using COBOL CICS - this application takes credit requests for individuals from various financial institutions - formats, sends and receives the data to/from the Confidential and produces additional scoring before returning the data to the original financial institution using MQ-series
  • Joined the Confidential team at the time two teams were merged
  • Reporting and took the initiative to write extensive technical documentation and combined it with existing documentation to provide a central technical documentation source to allow all programmers to become more independent while providing detailed documented procedures
  • Provided excellent on-call service, learned the two systems quickly and provided and help for less experienced programmers. Also took the initiative to create an on-call error job log that allowed on-called programmers to react quickly to reoccurring problems

Senior Programmer/Analyst

Confidential, Omaha, NE

Responsibilities:

  • Involved in initial development of product. Wrote designs, coded and implemented various subsystems that used the ETL Abinitio tool which loads mainframe files to Oracle tables and allows clients to submit custom queries (using BRIO) to analyze their data with unlimited flexibility
  • Responsible for setting up client startups which required various JCL/Proc modules and custom Micro-Focus COBOL code used by the Abinitio process
  • Involved in the debit card ‘Activity Plus’ project. This product extracts info from the FDR mainframe to pass various data to Oracle tables for producing tracking reports on debit card usage. Handled mainframe-related issues.
  • Designed and served as project manager for the entire rewrite of the Activity Plus product. Prior to the rewrite, there were 30 hour running jobs on the server with vulnerability to abends. The rewrite captured files daily on the mainframe and accumulated the totals on revolving files which greatly reduced run time.
  • Modified multiple Activity Plus modules (for this application and other debit applications)
  • Designed and coded numerous bundled Debit Card projects and provided maintenance on Command Level CICS Cobol and Micro Focus batch programs. Also provided strong on-call support and served as a trainer and mentor to new programmers
  • Designed and served as project manager for the rewrite of the entire conversion process. Modularized the process eliminating various duplicate code and thoroughly documented the process. Because of the success of this effort - Confidential uses the conversion team today for new hire programmers because the process is so well streamlined and documented - it allows less experiences programmers to become successful in a short period of time with limited direction or mentoring
  • Designed, coded and developed the Agent Transfer process. This process requires changing the master key on every batch file in the system due to business realignment using Micro-Focus Cobol
  • Developed Micro-Focus batch and Command Level CICS Cobol programs for system enhancements.
  • Developed batch and Command Level CICS Cobol programs for system enhancements.
  • Participated in the initial design, coding and startup of product, which was the first Internet provider.

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