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Senior Systems Engineer Resume

SUMMARY:

  • Senior mainframe application developer with 4 years of hands on experience in mainframe development with COBOL, CICS, DB2, VSAM, JCL and other IBM tools and utilities.
  • Experienced in requirement gathering, analysis, design, development, implementation, testing, integration deployment, documentation and maintenance of IBM Mainframe applications.
  • Extensive experience with involvement in all stages of project life cycle with complete SDLC knowledge.
  • Domain expertise in the financial and banking sector with IBM mainframe application programming.
  • Excellent working knowledge in core application design, development, testing and implementation support.
  • Developed applications dealing with MQs, CICS webservices, DB2 stored procedures, online CICS tools, IBM testing and debugging tools.
  • Resourceful, innovative and flexbile software engineer with professional experience in large scale software design and development in financial domain.
  • Proficient in coding, testing, debugging, implementation and enhancement of both online and batch mainframes applications.
  • Extensive knowledge in banking concepts and products.
  • Specialised in working with IBM mainframe application programming on large scale database
  • Good communication and team building skills on diverse business settings and experienced in handling different roles including technical point of contact, platform SME and lead programmer
  • Hands on experience with Z/OS, ISPF, COBOL, DB2, CICS, MQ Series, JCL, VSAM, SYNCSORT, Easytrieve, File Aid, Xpeditor, Endevor, BMC, DB2, IBM Utilities and CA - 7
  • Primary experience in developing application in banking domain for Confidential , the leading UK provider of corporate banking services, involved in projects of varying sizes in development, enhancement and implementation support.
  • Experience in working with systems handling trillions of transactions everyday and supported by database with hundreds of terabytes of data
  • Ability to handle multiple projects concurrently in different phases of development and providing knowledge transfer sessions within the team and platform.

SOFTWARE SKILLS:

Operating Systems: Z/OS, Windows, MS DOS

Software Products: MVS, COBOL, IBM MQ Series, SQL, JCL, Ezytreive, REXX, CICS, CA-7, TSO / ISPF, IBM Utilities

Databases: DB2

Tools: / Technologies:VSAM, ISPF, IDCAMS, ICETOOL, DFSORT, SPUFI, File AID for DB2, File AID, Endevor, Xpeditor, BMC, JMR, INFOMAN.

Domain Expertise: Banking Applications

Financial Domain: Retail Banking & Cards, Transaction Banking, Accounting & Reports, Banking Security

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY:

Confidential

Senior Systems Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Mentored a team of 5 Junior programmers as a tech analyst by providing technical expertise
  • Scheduled sessions to transfer knowledge to the rest of the team as a technical point of contact
  • Worked on the high level design for the replication of the existing system into the client bank
  • Tracked the progress of the team and also played the role of configuration controller and recorded the defects into internal defect prevention system called IPM+
  • Worked on the development of COBOL modules and JCLs to perform SORT and MERGE functions
  • Provided guidance in the testing phase by reviewing the test script documents and the batch testing using xpeditor
  • Reviewed the code deliverables and helped resolve coding and design issues

Confidential

Senior Programmer

Responsibilities:

  • Analysed the functional specifications and created the low level design and the supporting documents
  • Made changes to the mapsets using SDF2 utility and the corresponding program interacting with the map
  • Used VSAM and JCL to run batch programs and setup the data files and coded the changes using COBOL and CICS online programming
  • Tested the modules using Test harness tool and online Xpeditor and recorded the results
  • Involved in the implementation support for the project at the client location and live guarantee support

Confidential

Senior Programmer, Platform SME

Responsibilities:

  • Performed impact analysis on the existing system functioning to find the best way to implement the changes
  • Created low level design documents and coded the changes using CICS online programming
  • Made changes to the screens and mapsets using SDF2 tool
  • Tested and debugged the modules using online Xpeditor testing and recorded the test results
  • Created the system test script documents ad the tracability matrix to track the changes
  • Provided the CTE documents for the system testing purpose to the central testing team

Confidential

Lead Programmer

Responsibilities:

  • Created high Level and Low Level design documents toenhance the existing MTA functionality using Confidential
  • Co-ordinated with the client leads as a single point of contact in implementing the Confidential functionality
  • Coded the changes using COBOL and CICS online programming and used SDF2 to view screens
  • Used VSAM on files and SQL & SPUFI to tables to get the required error and warning messages to be displayed on the screens
  • Analysed the impact on other BAU functionalities and recorded the regression test results for all test scenarios
  • Ran a independent unit testing and created the system test screipts with all the possible scenarios of accout creation by MTA customers
  • Tracked the changes according to the functional specs (FS) documents by creating the tracability matrix
  • Created the implementation packages and change management request CMR using the change management tool INFOMAN
  • Prepared the SOE or the schedule of events for implementation and briefed it to the technical panel accross different platforms
  • Provided implementation and live warranty support by monitoring the joblogs using job management resource (JMR)

Confidential

Senior Programmer

Responsibilities:

  • Designed low level document for two main modules package enquiry and basic details amend to implement the changes to the Packaged account review
  • Single point of contact for package enquiry module by designing and coding the changes for 5 new online modules and other changes to the mapset screens
  • Used COBOL and CICS online programming and also websphere MQs to converse between different programs for the transfer of data
  • Documented unit testing results by running the test scripts and recorded the screen shots
  • Performed system testing independently and created the CTE documents
  • Created CMRs in INFOMAN to create packages for successful implementation of the modules and helped with the schedule of events documentation
  • Provided implementation support at the client location by monitoring the JMR and CA7 and live guarantee support for the 2 consecutive weeks

Confidential

Senior Programmer

Responsibilities:

  • Mentored junior developers in the module of account closure functionality
  • Designed batch programs and DB2cards to close accounts by changing appropriate flags in the customer tables and their consecutive separation
  • Programmed COBOL codes and created modules to perform the account closure functionality to transfer accounts to the buyer bank side
  • Created test JCLs using DFSORT , ICETOOL and used VSAM for data mining from the databases for the purpose of testing
  • Debugged and tested regression cases of existing modules to reduce impact on the BAU functionalities
  • Documented the regression analysis by performing tests for the modules in different systems and by comparing the results using PDM compare and comparing PDS files
  • Run SQLs on the tables to get the data for the separating accounts
  • Prepared test results documents and the system test scripts for the integration testing at the buyer environment
  • Created the Central testing environment (CTE) document with the required components like cobol programs, JCLs, include members, DB2 cards and Datacards for the central team
  • Monitored the joblogs in (JMR) joblog management and retrieval during system testing to check for job abends and the checkpoint outputs by following the batch flow in CA7

Confidential

Senior Programmer

Responsibilities:

  • Mentored a team of 3 to provide knowledge transfer on online testing using test harness program for the webservices
  • Analysed the existing module and created low level design documents to implement the notice account changes
  • Build the enhancement module using CICS webservices and COBOL programming
  • Used DB2 and catalog manager to mine data from the existing tables and files for testing purposes
  • Debugged the changes and tested them to record the outcomes into test result documents

Confidential

Senior Programmer

Responsibilities:

  • Mentored the junior developers and provided knowledge transfer on endevor and Xpeditor testing
  • Created the low level design to implement the desired conditional bonus feature to the interest engine system
  • Enhanced the existing code using COBOL programming and JCL for creation of test jobs
  • Tested and debugged the changes using Xpeditor test harness program and recorded the results into proper documents

Confidential

Senior Programmer

Responsibilities:

  • Created low level design documents to enhance the existing Confidential white system for Ulster bank within the Confidential group
  • Programmed the changes using batch COBOL coding and created insert and backout SQLs
  • Created test jobs using JCL and setup the PNC and other required input files using VSAM
  • Tested the results through batch testing using the Xpeditor tool with the help of the test JCL
  • Recorded the test outcomes into the required documents for the next level of testing

Confidential

Junior Programmer

Responsibilities:

  • Analysed the High level design documents sent by business to implement the required changes to the existing multi sales channels system
  • Created low level design documents for 9 modules to implement the required changes using CICS webservices
  • Coded the modules using channels and containers to get and put containers for large data transfers
  • Tested the changes by monitoring the validation and fault containers using test harness module by simulating the function
  • Integrated the modules to test theproper flow of data within the channel using CICS webservices
  • Documented the unit testing and integration testing results

Confidential

Junior Programmer

Responsibilities:

  • Analysed the existing modules on screen security to minimise the impact of the change
  • Documented the analysis finding and created the low level design based on the business requirements
  • Coded the changes into two online modules using COBOL and CICS webservices to make the program interact with other existing programs for data transfer
  • Created the test version of the program in endevor to continue with diferent stages of testing
  • Tested and debugged the changes using the Xpeditor online testing
  • Created documents to record the testing results before sending it for system testing

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