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Sr. Mainframe Application Developer Resume

NJ

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY:

  • Total 14 years of work experience in IT industry as a sr. mainframe application developer.
  • Over 8 years of Onsite experience in client facing role.
  • Work experience in banking and financial services, commercial & personal auto insurance, life insurance, property tax servicing, and transportation industries.
  • Over 7 years of work experience in banking industry with giant banking clients Broadridge financials, UBS, BNYM and Confidential banks.
  • Over 6.5 years of work experience in insurance industry with big insurance clients The Hartford, CHUBB and National Life Group insurance.
  • Strong 2.8 years of work experience in personal and commercial insurance DMV reporting system.
  • Over 7 years of lead experience in onshore - offshore based projects.
  • IBM Certified Database Associate and Scrum Team Member certified professional.
  • Hands on work experience on various mainframe application development, maintenance, enhancement, support, integration, migration and transition projects.
  • Work experience in different roles such as Mainframe project/technical/module Lead, Onsite coordinator, Incident coordinator, Sr. Application developer and team member.
  • Hands on experience using COBOL, JCL, VSAM, CICS, DB2, SQL, IMS DB/DC, MQs, DB2 Stored Procs, SDF II and various mainframe version control, debugging, scheduling, map designing, ticketing tools & utilities.
  • In-depth understanding of SDLC phases and methodologies.
  • Solid work experience writing new batch and online mainframe application programs, modifying & supporting existing programs.
  • Strong at writing new CICS programs, designing and defining CICS maps using SDF2 tool and BMS assembler macros.
  • Work experience of various onshore-offshore model based project executions.
  • Good at translating business or functional requirements into technical requirements and creation of various projects specific documents.
  • Confident and capable of leading and mentoring less experienced and fresh hires in a team, work independently and member of a team.
  • Capable of conducting & coordinating project meetings with business users, analysts, SMEs, clients, third party or external vendors and application interfacing teams.
  • Personal Strength includes - highly motivated, always willing to learn and adapt new technologies, ability to work in challenging environment, confidence delivering quality deliverables, ability to gain confidence of customer, excellent technical, analytical, communication, coordination, problem solving, decision making & team management skills.

TECHNICAL SKILLS AND TOOLS:

Operating System: MVS, OS/390, z/OS, Windows, XP

Platform: IBM Mainframes

Programming Languages: JCL, COBOL, SQL, DB2 Stored Procedures

OLTP: CICS, IMS/DC, TELON

Database: DB2, IMS/DB

Middleware: VSAM, MQ Series

Version Control Tools: Change-man, Endeavor, LMF, MCS, Panvalet, Librarian, PDX

Debugging Tools: Xpeditor, IBM Debugger, Inter-test, Trace Master, MFE, Fault Analyzer, CEDF

Schedulers: CA7, OPC, Control-M, ZEKE

Map Development Tools: SDF II

Ticketing Tools: JIRA, Quality Center, BMC Remedy, MyTechExpress, Service Now, Project and Portfolio Management, Lotus Notes, Metis

Other Tools and Utilities: ISPF/TSO, SDSF, Fileaid, File Manager, File Master, InSync, QMF, SPUFI, Platinum, SQLDBX, Startool, Abendaid, IOF, SDF2, MHTRANXREF, MCS Info, Code Explorer, RMDS, $VARS

Familiar with: Concepts of C, C++, Core Java, Informatica ETL Tool, AutoSys.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Confidential, NJ

Sr. Mainframe Application Developer

Environment: COBOL, JCL, DB2, VSAM, CICS, File Master, Inter-test, PDX, Metis.

Responsibilities:

  • Work as a sr. mainframe application developer and onsite coordinator.
  • Communicate with SMEs to understand the requirements & application functionality.
  • Participate in project specific meetings to provide progressive status of assigned tasks.
  • Participate in brainstorming sessions, design approach discussions to finalize the approach.
  • Analyze the existing programs to understand the current functionality, write the new programs, modify existing programs, debug changed programs to identify and fix the issues and review the programs.
  • Work on proof of concept (POC) to finalize design approach to follow by other team members.
  • Work on assigned tasks and estimations, track them to ensure the timely delivery.
  • Setup team meetings to clarify the outstanding questions and review the deliverables.
  • Work on high level and detail level design documents, test plan and test result documents.
  • Setup test data, test scenarios, perform unit/integration testing and capture test result documents.
  • Work on other BAU related development and enhancement tasks.
  • Work with CICS admin to set up CICS transactions, programs, files and accesses into test regions.
  • Work on alternative dummy approach to test the modified commarea enabled programs until readiness of actual API interface.
  • Highlight and work on project issues, concerns, impedance impacting project timelines.
  • Schedule code walkthrough sessions with team to take them through modified code & testing approach.
  • Work on release activities, production release documents and post release verifications.
  • Provide warranty support and work on post production issues.

Confidential, NJ

Mainframe Technical Lead

Environment: COBOL, JCL, VSAM, DB2, CICS, TELON, IMS/DB, SPUFI, File-Aid, Panvalet, Xpeditor, Lotus Notes, RMDS, ZEKE Scheduler.

Responsibilities:

  • Work as a technical lead and onsite coordinator.
  • Communicate and coordinate with offshore, business users, analysts, SMEs and architects.
  • Understand business requirements, application functionality and architecture to work on the requests.
  • Participate in projects meetings with offshore, business users/analyst, clients and interfacing teams.
  • Work on requests/trackers, assign to developers and track them to ensure timely deliverables.
  • Work on high priority work requests/trackers to ensure on timely delivery to the business.
  • Work with offshore on the resolution of requests/trackers, clarify their questions, review the deliverables, download prod policies for testing and work with SMEs on need basis.
  • Develop online and batch programs/jobs, create/modify screens, work on data and code fixes, provide temporary/permanent solutions or work around to the user problems.
  • Support application batch cycle, resolve job abends, work with offshore team and direct them on resolutions, and review daily batch check reports.
  • Work on High level and Detail level design documents, test plan and test result documents.
  • Work on requirements, estimations, development activities and reviews of the components.
  • Work on daily/monthly cycle setup and executions activities and on demand requests.
  • Work on JIRA tickets, assign tickets to developers and track them to ensure timely deliverables.
  • Track project timelines for each iterations, ensure timely delivery of the work for in-scope systems applicable to respective iterations and ensure on time implementation of project into production.
  • Highlight and work on project issues, concerns, impedance impacting project timelines.
  • Work on team’s VDI access, application, server/folder access, security etc. related issues.
  • Coordinate and work with offshore, scheduling, DBA, security, multiple interfacing application teams, release coordinators, SMEs and external vendors.
  • Setup test scenarios, environments for various testing, provide support to QA and business testing.
  • Schedule code walkthrough meetings with SMEs/client to get the code change signoffs.
  • Work on production release approvals of business users, analysts, QA, Portfolio managers.
  • Work on production releases, release and audit specific documents.
  • Provide warranty support to the release components.

Confidential, Hartford, CT

Technical Lead and Onsite Coordinator

Environment: COBOL, JCL, VSAM, DB2, IMS/DB, IMS/DC, CICS, MQs, QMF, SPUFI, File-Aid, MFE, MCS, MCS Info, Panvalet, CA-7, Code Explorer, BMC Remedy, MyTechExpress, Service Now, PPM, Abend AID.

Responsibilities:

  • Work as application SME and a key liaison between DMV business & IT.
  • Work with business users and business analysts to understand the requirements thoroughly.
  • Perform impact analysis, work on task estimates, and request prioritization with business users.
  • Capture functional requirements into technical documentations.
  • Provide 24/7 on-call support to avoid or reduce application downtime and business impact.
  • Participate in application critical calls, coordinate with interfacing applications to resolve issues within defined SLAs.
  • Work on high priority/urgent/critical tickets/incidents, service requests, project requests and compliance related issues.
  • Monitor files transmissions activities between The Hartford and 40+ State DMVs.
  • Lead a team of 3-4 members in onshore-offshore model.
  • Assign tasks to team members and track to ensure timely delivery.
  • Train new hires; provide SME assistance to team members to ensure timely deliverables.
  • Conduct and participate in project meetings, status meetings, business and state meetings.
  • Provide quick assistance to business during business hours and off hours.
  • Perform impact analysis, root cause analysis, work on batch/online code changes & conduct peer code reviews.
  • Work on production ABENDS with the temporary or permanent fixes.
  • Prepare impact analysis, root cause analysis, technical specification, test plan & test result documents.
  • Work on new development, enhancement, maintenance and support requests.
  • Setup test environments and perform unit, integration, regression testing and support QA/UAT testing.
  • Support file transmission activities of RAFT to MFT migration, work with state DMVs and perform unit and integration testing with state DMVs.
  • Work with DBA, scheduling team for various application related activities.
  • Support nightly batch cycle and ensure stability of the system during and after quarterly maintenance downtime window.
  • Work on production requests and get the necessary signoffs/approvals.
  • Work on and support weekly, bi-monthly and quarterly production releases.
  • Work on release activities, release documents, production checkouts and extend support to production QA testing.
  • Scan system to identify improvement areas, propose system/ process improvement ideas and work on those ideas to reduce operational cost & time, increase stability and reduce fines to insurance company & its customers.

Confidential, Westlake, TX

Sr. Mainframe Application Developer and Onsite Coordinator

Environment: JCL, COBOL, CICS, VSAM, DB2, File-Manager, Endeavor, IBM Debugger, SPUFI, Fault Analyzer, Control-M.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with Subject Matter Experts to understand the business requirements.
  • Conduct and participate in project meetings, provide tasks status to managers.
  • Coordinate with offshore, application interfacing, scheduling and DBA teams.
  • Work on JIRA tickets, assign tickets to developers and track to ensure timely delivery.
  • Work on various type of high priority service requests and corrective tickets.
  • Work on project and ADHOC requests.
  • Provide support to multiple applications during US day/night time.
  • Review offshore deliverables before delivery to customer.
  • Prepare program specification, test plan and test result documents.
  • Perform impact analysis, code efficient programs, jobs and procs per requirements.
  • Setup test environments, perform unit, integration, regression testing.
  • Extend support to QA and UAT testing.
  • Work on production release requests, get necessary approvals and support release activities.
  • Work on production release documents, checkout components post release and notify stakeholders.

Confidential, Weehawken

Sr. Mainframe Application Developer

Environment: JCL, COBOL, CICS, VSAM, DB2, File-Aid, Endeavor, DB2 Stored Procedures, Expeditor, MQ Series, SQLDBX, SPUFI, STARTOOL, BMC, OPC Scheduler.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with SME's, business users and analysts to understand the business requirements.
  • Perform impact analysis and estimates of new requirements and allocated tasks.
  • Work on design approach, prepare high level and detail level design documents.
  • Participate in daily/weekly project meetings with SMEs, business users/analysts and interfacing teams.
  • Work on development & enhancement requests to code requirement technically as per design.
  • Work with interfacing team, offshore team to provide assistance to developers and conduct peer code reviews.
  • Setup test environments for unit and integration testing.
  • Perform unit, integration testing, prepare unit test plan and test result documents.
  • Extend support during QA and UAT testing.
  • Work with DBA, release and scheduling teams.
  • Work on production release and prepare release documents.
  • Work on production release approvals, support release activities and perform production release checkouts.
  • Notify stakeholders with before and after production release status.
  • Provide warranty support to production released components.

Confidential, Boston

Module Lead

Environment: JCL, COBOL, VSAM, DB2, In-sync, STARTOOL, Trace Master, File-Aid, Endeavor, Expeditor, QMF, SPUFI, OPC Scheduler, IOF, Quality Center.

Responsibilities:

  • Communicate with onsite coordinator and SME's to understand the business requirements.
  • Lead 4 to 5 members offshore project team.
  • Allocate and keep a track of assigned tasks to team members, ensure timely delivery.
  • Perform impact analysis and estimates of allocated project tasks.
  • Prepare high/detail level design, test plan and test result documents.
  • Work of design approach, code efficient programs, jobs and procs per requirements and conduct peer code reviews.
  • Work on jobs scheduling with scheduling team, perform performance and load testing.
  • Setup test environments, perform unit, integration, system and regression testing.
  • Extend support during QA and UAT testing.
  • Mentor team members and fresh hires in a team.
  • Work on production release and prepare release documents.
  • Work on production release approvals, support release activities and perform production release checkouts.
  • Notify stakeholders with before and after production release status.
  • Provide warranty support to production released components.

Confidential, Buffalo, NY

Sr. Mainframe Application Developer

Environment: MVS, JCL, COBOL, CICS, VSAM, DB2, File-Aid, Endeavor, Expeditor, Platinum, SPUFI, CA-7 Scheduler

Responsibilities:

  • Communicate with business users to understand the business requirements.
  • Work on development, enhancement and maintenance requests.
  • Setup the test environment for unit, integration and UAT testing.
  • Perform unit, integration and regression testing of developed, enhanced and modified components.
  • Provide support to business users during user acceptance testing.
  • Perform analysis of the programs to fix the problems & provide the efficient solutions to the business.
  • Prepare program specification documents, test case and test result documents.
  • Review onsite deliverables and prepare the weekly status report.
  • Implement developed, enhanced and modified components into production environment.
  • Provide support to production released components.
  • Prepare pre- and post- production release documents.
  • Create financial reports for business users as per the business request.
  • Analyze production job flows to add, update and/or delete batch jobs.
  • Perform maintenance of business rules into production DB2 tables.

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