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Sr. Programmer/analyst Resume

Mckinney, TX

SUMMARY:

Results - driven IT professional and degreed accountant, with IT applications experience in health insurance, life insurance, and oil & gas industries. Over 25 years of hands-on experience with all stages of system development efforts, including requirements, analysis, design, testing, implementation, and support. Project leader experience and individual performer experience, with a record of performing both roles simultaneously in fast-paced multitasking environments.

KNOWLEDGE AREAS:

  • Insurance - Health Claims Processing, Policy Issue, Agent Commissions & Advances
  • Oil & Gas - accounting systems
  • Mainframe COBOL environment
  • Coding, Testing, Documentation
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting
  • Ability to Innovate

TECHNICAL EXPERIENCE:

Programming: Mainframe COBOL II, CICS, JCL, Easytrieve, VSAM, IDCAMS, SYNCSORT

Some experience with: Assembler and with SQL Server

Systems: IBM OS/MVS/XA, VSE/ESA

Tools: TSO/ISPF, Condor, File-Aid, Abend-Aid, CA7/CA11, Intertest, Expeditor, Endeavor

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Confidential, McKinney, TX

Sr. Programmer/Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Called upon for special projects in a fast-paced multitasking environment.
  • Gained exposure to a wide variety of mainframe application areas throughout the firm.
  • Developed effective working relationships with users throughout the firm, from clerks to upper management.
  • Frequently consulted by my peers for complex application issues requiring subject matter expertise.
  • As project leader and lead programmer for a new Health Claims System, successfully spearheaded the effort to replace a manual process with a completely automated mainframe COBOL/CICS system for payment of claims on Hospital/Surgical plans for the under-65 market.
  • Familiar with UB and 1500 claim forms, plus Diagnosis Codes (ICD-9), CPT Codes, Revenue Codes and other data which controls the payment of claims.
  • Used EDI 837 transactions to reprice claims with various provider networks.
  • Designed and implemented Other Coverage Lookup processing on front end of claims system.
  • Medicare Part D team player. Designed custom pharmacy listings based on GPS coordinates.
  • Designed and installed a new Agent Persistency Reporting System for use by Sales Administration.
  • Redesigned the massive commission rate file and all associated processing, reducing file size by 99%, shortening the load process from several hours to 10 minutes, and eliminating thousands of lines of hardcoding. Project was self-initiated and done on my own time while fulfilling existing responsibilities.
  • Known by many users and peers as the subject matter expert for Policy Issue system online problem solving when agent hierarchy errors or commission rates were involved.

Confidential, Plano, TX

Systems Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Gained valuable exposure to mainframe applications in the life insurance industry, the banking industry, plus further exposure to the oil & gas industry.
  • Consistently rated by managers as Exceeding Expectations.
  • When assigned to a new production support position, made runtime improvements which shortened the nightly cycle from over 4 hours to under 2 hours, and reduced average monthly abends from over 20 down to single digits.
  • In the banking industry, supported a nationwide system serving over 600 credit unions, running in 9 online regions simultaneously.
  • Gained experience with highly structured testing and production release cycles.
  • In the oil & gas industry was a team member for the conversion of mainframe systems to a new PC-based Excalibur Oil & Gas application.
  • Extracted mainframe data. Used Uniquery for ad-hoc reporting out of Excalibur (UNIX/NOVELL environment).

Confidential, Plano, TX

Vice President, Administration

Responsibilities:

  • Managed hands-on all the accounting and IT functions for this small corporation, including general ledger, financials, billing, accounts payable, payroll, and tax reporting
  • Used mbpCOBOL on an early IBM PC to program a new Accounts Receivable & Billing system

Confidential, Dallas, TX

Sr. Systems Accountant

Responsibilities:

  • Progressed from Jr. Accountant to Sr. Systems Accountant while performing a variety of functions in the Corporate Accounting and International Accounting sections.
  • Served as Accounting Dept liaison to IT during the MSA General Ledger conversion.
  • Managed the transition of foreign subsidiary accounting systems off the mainframe onto a minicomputer, following the Confidential Oil buyout of Confidential

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