- More than twenty five years of information systems experience focusing on production and scheduling.
- Experience in programming, testing, analysis and project - lead activities.
- Vast knowledge of production systems, along with an expert understanding of JCL,COBOL, DB2 and several other system tools.
- Ability to troubleshoot and correct problems with minimal time and effort.
- Worked on development of new batch systems that interact with external systems(built in VB and CICS).
TECHNICAL SKILLS SUMMARY:
Languages/Software: COBOL, JCL, ZEKE/ZEBB, TSO, JCL, SAR,CICS, DB2, Pascal, SQL, PL/I,CA7, CA11, C, C Lists, QMF, VSAM, Control-M Scheduling,, CA View, MQ Series, ChangeMan, MS Office, Dialogue composing software
Operating Systems: OS/MVS, DOS/VSE, VM, Microsoft Windows 3.x/9x/NT/2000, Unix
Hardware: IBM Mainframes, IBM PCs and compatibles
Industries: Banking, Healthcare, Insurance, Government
- Development and maintenance of BCMS billing production system and its multiple testing environments.
- Analysis, code and test for updating key fields from numeric to alphanumeric .
- Integrate a new payment type into the BCMS billing system for down payments.
- Assist new team members integrate into ongoing projects and testing
Technologies: IBM Mainframe (MVS OS/390 system), COBOL, CICS, JCL, TSO, Changeman, MS Office, AIDS.
- Code and test implementation of new customer forms (Contracts, notices, and endorsements).
- Coding Platforms used were Cobol, JCL, RP Documaker, XML, XSLT.
- The forms themselves are devoped in RP Documaker composing software.
- Issuance of forms is controlled by an internal DB2 data system that required updates to issue all new forms.
- Coding for moving customer information to the forms was done for a variety of mainframe and in-house platforms using COBOL, JCL and XSLT. Testing also involved Adobe Acrobat analysis.
Technologies: IBM Mainframe (MVS OS/390 system), COBOL, JCL, TSO, Changeman, DB2, XML, XSLT, MS Office, Lotus Notes, RP Documaker, Adobe Acrobat Pro.
- Build multiple new credit card feeds in order to support multiple business lines.
- Train and engage others in composing software, dialogue, and updating mailer documents.
- Provide production batch support.
- Develop and code new process for managing mailer document images as the volume became too much for Changeman to manage in a timely manner.
- Key technical role in implementing new Postal Code Software known as Code1. The project involved simultaneous updates of Code1, Transformer (another composing software), and in house systems in order to meet new postal regulations.
- Built mainframe portion (JCL & Cobol) on new output system while other half of team built composition half. On next output system, led an offshore tech team in JCL and Cobol conversion, while building the composition portion of the project (converting from CSF composition to Dialogue composition).
- Converted several apps from CA-view printing capabilities to driver file ADF print capabilities, of which barcode composition was key element.
Technologies: IBM Mainframe (MVS OS/390 system), DB2, JCL, MS Office, CA View, SAR, ZEKE, C Lists, MQ Series, Change Man, Dialogue, Paloma PrintPerfect(now StreamDiff)
- Applications rehosted were the Broker Settlement System and the Integrated Leveraged Leasing Management System (LA1 ? a leasing system for big items, eg. Aircraft).
- Constructed the test environment and executed testing for the transformed JCL members and procedures.
- Used ZEKE to set up order for job test execution and production definition.
- Successfully troubleshot PL/I issues in first phase of the rehost effort
- Assisted Q12 team with skills assessments of rehost teammates to ensure that the Q12 principles were being followed by the rehost team.
Technologies: IBM Mainframe (MVS OS/390 system), DB2, JCL, MS Office, CA View, SAR, ZEKE, C Lists, MQ Series, Change Man
- Re-engineered, installed and maintained three releases of Vendor Feeds system on time.
- Vendor feeds is a scaled down version of three of the major systems at Confidential (member, client and benefit eligibility) designed to feed vendors select benefits data without using main databases of the three systems and mangaging eligibility update feeds.
- Databases are DB2, with batch processing coded in COBOL/SQL and QMF used foronline DB2 access.
- Developed MS Access database tool for the testers. All test databases were recreated in MS Access with the same attributes as the DB2 vendor feeds databases. Built the database definitions and created the daily (at least) process where the testers MS Access tool was refreshed with current data from the mainframe.
- Assisted in writing queries when new relationships/situations needed to be tested.
- Developed interim solution for Capitation Feeds when scope of original concept proved to be more costly than originally anticipated. CF was intended to be a copy of vendor feeds without the membership data, but when the cost of setting up the new database proved to be larger than the projects budget, CF fed off the Vendor Feeds databases until another permanent solution could be engineered.
- Built and maintained training environment for CARBS (Billing and Accounts Receivable system)
- Maintenance of CARBS batch system, including both program and data analysis and resolution. CARBS is also a DB2 system intergrating the aforementioned member, client, and benefit eligibility systems into its processing.
- Used MS Access databases as a tool for diagnosing errors in CARBS system. Since CARBS accessed many of Confidential ’s systems directly, online queries could be slow. Imported client’s information to a small mock up of the impacted databases (created on demand as each reseach situation dictated) into MS Access in order to perform quicker analysis and queries and to analyze away from the office (airport/airplane time, etc.).
- Assisted in building a reporting utility for CARBS. Built the databases, import process and helped set up the data relationships to build the reports from.
Technologies: COBOL, DB2, QMF, SQL, MS Access, IBM Mainframe (MVS OS/390 system)JCL, MS Office, CICS