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Mainframe Tech Lead / Architect Resume

St Louis, MO

SUMMARY:

  • Above fourteen years of experience in IT; Complete Lifecycle of Software Development including Requirement analysis, System study, Program Design, Development, Unit testing, System, Integration Testing, System Maintenance and Documentation. Development and testing of applications in Mainframe and Web environments as developer to Architect roles.
  • Good knowledge of tools like File - Aid, Insync, Viasoft ESW, Confidential CA-Realia, MF-Revolve, EDI, IBM Datastage ETL, Panvalet, RACF, Changeman, Platinum.
  • Develop automated processes using REXX and SAS to query DB2 z/OS system catalog tables in order to generate DDL statements and security grants to recreate the objects in another subsystem.Utilize REXX and SAS to generate load, unload, copy and Runstat jobs.
  • Lead project development over a full life cycle. Specific technical experiences in Mainframes and Web based Technologies. Experience with COBOL, JCL, VSAM, MS Access, DB2, Stratus and IBM Utilities. Well versed with the interface between CSF and Mainframe.
  • Certified Software Quality Analyst (CSQA) since June 2005.
  • Responsibilities include analyzing business requirements, researching and resolving technical problems, designing technical solutions, documenting and implementing technical solutions and providing 24X7 production supports for the mainframe based systems.
  • Self-motivated and high target oriented individual with application development experience on IBM Mainframes using VSAM, DB2, UDB, SQL, ADABAS, Stored Procedures, IMS, JCL, Endevor, File-Aid, Eztrieve, Xpeditor, Datacom, REXX, CICS, AllFusion GEN
  • Conversant in Software Development Life Cycle, ISO 9001 SEI CMM 5 quality procedures.
  • Sound knowledge in using IBM utilities like SORT, IDCAMS, IEBGENER etc. Expert in development, maintenance of batch programs in COBOL and testing with appropriate JCL.
  • Good Understanding of product lifecycles and the Comprehensive Delivery Process

TECHNICAL SKILLS:

Operating systems: MVS/ESA, OS2/WARP, VMS, Windows 95/98,NT/XP, MS-DOS

Programming: COBOL, JCL, Assembler, C PL/1, CICS, REXX, CSP, CLIST, SQL, SAS 9.2

Scripting: HTML, XML, Java Script, Omni Script, TSL

Databases: DB2 v8.0, IMS/DB, VSAM, DB Datacom, IDMS, Teradata, ADABAS

Software Q/A: SDLC Testing, Testing Strategy

Software Tools: File: Aid, Insync, Viasoft ESW, MDI, CA-Realia, MF-Revolve, Panvalet, Gen, Endevor, Xpediter, Platinum, Intertest, Changeman, Omni+, CA-7, Control - M

Automated Tools: Win: Runner 8.0, Quick Test Pro 8.0, Quality Center

Hardware: IBM ES/9000, IBM S/390, Z/OS, IBM 3090, Z-800, IBM-PC, Pentium II, Dell

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Confidential, St. Louis, MO

Mainframe Tech Lead / Architect

Responsibilities:

  • Requirement Analysis, Design, Construction, Testing and Implementation of Anchor Finance System and its Interfaces (Houston and EDW) Processes for ESRX.
  • Studying and understanding Functional and Business requirements for the Anchor Finance System and other Interfaces process for ESRX to design and development and testing.
  • Accessing DB2 database thru SQL and tested using SPUFI and QMF in Dev, Test and Production regions.
  • Status meetings with Customer Project Management for activity and schedule discussions to meet deadlines.
  • Tests performed manually in different stages and environments (Development, Test), prior to moving to Production followed by thorough reviews to meet the ESI standards.
  • Performed thorough Design and Test Results reviews and coding walkthroughs along with ViewDirect reporting and got them signed-off by the respective ESI Tech Leads.
  • Coordinating with Off-shore team on a daily basis for knowledge base and status, helping them in understanding requirements, design, coding and testing to mentor them to meet the deliverables timelines.
  • Published an understanding Document for Anchor Finance with HIPAA compounds and ESRX processes.

Environment: IBM z/OS, S/390, VAX-VSM, MVS, COBOL, DB2, CICS, JCL, PROC, CA-7, File-Aid, SPUFI, QMF, Endevor, HTML, Java, JavaScript, Visio, Xpeditor.

Confidential, Detroit, MI

Mainframe Architect

Responsibilities:

  • Requirement Analysis, Design, Construction, Testing and Implementation of Conversion, Finance and Interfaces Processes for MOSP.
  • Studying and understanding Functional and Business requirements for the Finance, Conversion and Interfaces process of MOSP for design and development and testing.
  • Accessing DB2 database thru SQL and tested using SPUFI and QMF in test and production regions.
  • Status meetings with Customer Project Management for activity and schedule discussions to meet deadlines.
  • Tests performed manually in different stages and environments (Development, Test), prior to moving to Production followed by thorough reviews to meet the BCBSM standards.
  • Performed thorough Design and Test Results reviews and coding walkthroughs along with Docutext and got them signed-off by the respective Tech Leads in BCBSM.
  • Coordinating with Off-shore team on a daily basis for knowledge base and status, helping them in understanding design, coding and testing and mentoring them to deliverables in a timely manner.

Environment: IBM z/OS, S/390, MVS, COBOL, DB2, Datacom, IDEAL, JCL, PROC, CA-7, File-Aid, SPUFI, QMF, NDM, Endevor, Xpeditor.

Confidential, Saint Louis, MO

Mainframe Lead

Responsibilities:

  • Analysis, define RACF for HOS applications towards security in MVS (Host) environment.
  • Accessed IDMS database thru DMLO for the right IDMS data
  • Develop automated processes using REXX and SAS v9.2 and utilize REXX and SAS to generate unload, load, copy, and Runstat jobs. Familiar with Active MQ and Teradata.
  • Studying and Understanding Functional and Business requirements for the Field Supervision system, Customer Account and Order Review process, Trade Suitability and FSPEND.
  • Working towards Problems/issues and supporting the FSD system for Web to Legacy.
  • Written test cases from the test requirements and identified test data.
  • EDI ANSI X12 data and Mainframe Gentran mapping and Data modeling was done.
  • Other systems worked towards Problems/issues are the MFD, IDS, PMF and CFP systems
  • Test performed manually in different stages and environments (Development, Clone), prior to moving to Production. Tracking the ICE Chain while testing in progress.
  • Involved in review meetings (Functional and test cases) and UI benefits.
  • SAS reporting for the FA and Branch Office basis.

Environment: IBM z/OS, S/390, MVS, COBOL, DB2, IDMS, JCL, CA-7, VAX, SAS v9.2, REXX, RACF, MQ, SMP/E, Abend-Aid, CMOD, SPUFI, Platinum, Teradata, EDI, Xpeditor.

Confidential, Saint Louis, MO

Lead Mainframes Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Leading a team of Mainframes maintenance and support developers.
  • Responsible for Business (Home and Host Blue Plans) and Functional Requirement Analysis, Design, Development, Test and Supporting in the MVS environment.
  • Role of client interaction, business meetings, providing Business and functional knowledge base to the developing team, mentoring, leading the team towards goals for quality product with peer reviews. Familiar with all ITS transactions viz. SF, DF, RF and NF.
  • Ownership on deliverables and the deployment of developed system in the production environment, Data staging using ETL tool and Pro-Serv utility.
  • Test Support activities include monitoring the daily, weekly and monthly jobs for the completeness of cycle and creating the Job abend logs on daily basis to notify the management. Mapped EDI ANSI X12 data to Mainframe Gentran.
  • Created necessary status reports and Monthly performance status tracking matrices.
  • Support involves creating missing datasets and GDGs, providing overrides, Scheduler corrections and changes for preventive and corrective measures for better performance of the ITS system. Experience with COBOL, JCL, MS Access, DB2, IBM Utilities, VSAM and Stored Procedures in Mainframe environment.
  • Involved in change control meetings and scheduled changes, technical reviews and fine tuning of the system. Data modeling and Data migration from DB2 to Teradata.
  • Setting up of new Jobs, scheduling using Control - M and reviewing the status; maintaining and updating the system documentation.
  • Coordinating with Off-shore team on daily basis for knowledge base and status, helping them in design, coding and testing, mentoring them to deliverables in timely manner.

Environment: IBM Z/OS, S/390, MVS, COBOL, VSAM, C, Oracle, JCL, CA-View (SAR), Control-M, File-Aid, IMS/DB, Changeman, Easytrieve, SAS v9.2, EDI, Visio, Xpediter.

Confidential, Jefferson City, MO

Senior Mainframes Programmer

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for Business and Functional Requirement Analysis, Design, Development and testing manually in the MVS environment.
  • Responsible for client interaction, providing Business and functional knowledge base to developing team, mentoring, leading the team towards goals for quality product with peer reviews.
  • Ownership on deliverables and the deployment of developed system in the production environment with UI benefits.
  • Involved in System Analysis and existing data model and suggest for valid Database changes for better performance in Web to Legacy.
  • As this is first time programmers are using this version of COBOL, conducted training sessions and guided all application developers throughout the project and with AllFusion Gen 7.0 and 7.5.
  • Created necessary status reports templates and other status tracking matrices.
  • Involved in technical reviews and fine tuning of the system.
  • Involved in change control meetings and usage of change management.
  • Setting up necessary project folders, reviewing status, Maintaining and updating system documents

Environment: IBM ZOS, S/390, MVS, COBOL, DB2 8.0, VSAM, JCL, CA-7, CA-View, SAS v9.1.3, RACF, CSP, INSYNC, JavaScript, XML,REXX, UNIX, Intertest, MQ, AllFusion Gen

Confidential, Detroit, MI

Project Lead / Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Project leading the team of Mainframe developers.
  • Working with Client at DCX, Detroit for Requirements gathering for MPPS module.
  • Responsible for Business and Functional requirement analysis, design, development and testing manually in the MVS environment for the new Web System.
  • Involved in applications analysis and existing data model.
  • Worked with Systems Operations team to take care of different compiler versions available to compile different types of programs (Batch, on-line, IMS and DB2 etc) in Endevor in Test and Production stages with CSP programming.
  • Prepared Enterprise C, COBOL standards document, which will explain all necessary code changes, JCL changes and Proc changes
  • Prepared estimations for all financial applications and work plan along the testing methods.
  • Prepared different conversion approaches for different types of programs based on their basic functionality.
  • Created check lists for code changes, JCL changes, Proc changes and for other requirements to satisfy the latest compiler.
  • As this is first time programmers are using this version of COBOL conducted training sessions and guided all application developers throughout the project.
  • Created necessary status reports templates and other status tracking matrixes.
  • Involved in technical reviews and in change control meetings
  • Setting up necessary project folders, reviewing status, Maintaining and updating system documents
  • Took responsibility for the activities in project plan and prepared high-level design document and test plans for execution of project.
  • Coordinating with Off-shore team on daily basis for knowledge base and status, helping them in design, coding and testing, mentoring them to deliverables in timely manner.
  • Preparing necessary change management request documents

Environment: IBM OS/390, MVS, COBOL, DB2, VSAM, JCL, CA-7, CA-View, IMS, SAS v6, File-Aid, Oracle, Web Focus, C, C++, MS Visio, MS Project, MQ Series, VMS, ENDEVOR

Confidential, New York

Lead Mainframes Programmer

Responsibilities:

  • Project Lead for a team of mainframe developers.
  • Responsible for Business and Functional Requirement Analysis, Design, development and testing manually in the MVS environment.
  • Responsible for client interaction, providing Business and functional knowledge base to offshore team, mentoring, leading the team towards goals for quality product with peer reviews.
  • Ownership on deliverables and the deployment of developed system in the production environment.
  • Involved in business requirements gathering and converting them into technical requirements.
  • Involved in all status meetings with users (QVC), as well as with Off-shore team.
  • Prepared different migration approaches for different types of programs based on their basic functionality.
  • Involved in preparation of estimates. Took responsibility for the activities in project plan.
  • Prepared high-level design document. Worked with Migration plan.
  • Prepared alternative solutions and testing methods for Web Focus.
  • Created necessary high level documents and test plans for execution of project.
  • Guided team members to prepare detailed test plans and program specifications by providing necessary templates. Work allocating among team members.
  • Coordinating with client team and team members to ensure quality and schedules.
  • Coordinating with the Systems and User Acceptance Testing team in their understanding of the impacted business and assisting them in the creation of Test Plan, Test cases and Test reports.
  • Preparing necessary change management request documents and taking care till Change Management Group moves programs in to production.

Environment: IBM OS/390, MVS, COBOL, CICS, DB2, VSAM and JCL, CA-7, CA-View, FILE-AID, Omni script, Unix, MS Access, SAS, MS Project, EASYTRIEVE, ENDEVOR

Confidential, New York City, NY

Senior Mainframes Programmer/QA Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Lead a team of eight development testers
  • Responsible for testing manually and automation using scripts to build and deploy in the AllFusion GEN for MVS environment.
  • Responsible for providing deployment script and package to CA to deploy the application tool in pre-production and production environment as CA is hosting this environment.
  • Testing the MVS functionality using Test Plans; Test procedures and requirements gathering, design, modeling and communicating with the testing team.
  • Involved in system analysis and report research.
  • Modifying the existing JCL’s, Procs, Sysins by adding new destinations and removing some old destinations. Reviewed JCLs, Procs and Sysins.
  • Prepared unit test plans, test cases, test data. Documented the test results
  • Involved in all status meetings with client users (DHS). Involved in UAT (User Acceptance Test), documented and maintained Issues log.
  • Coded COBOL/DB2/VSAM programs as per the quality standards
  • Converted OS/390 Cobol programs into enterprise COBOL programs, which enables reports to be dynamically loaded into OnDemand tool and then make them available online.
  • Tested the OnDemand reports new location codes and proper data.
  • Handled multiple tasks and implementations. Member in On-Call support team for previous implementations.
  • Member in Technical Review Board. All JCLs, PROCs, SYSINs needs get approval from TRB, before they move into production.

Environment: IBM OS/390, MVS, COBOL, CICS, DB2, VSAM, JCL, AllFusion GEN Toolset and Mercury Win Runner

Confidential, NY

Mainframes Systems Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for developing the code for enhancing the module as per the technical requirements.
  • Role also includes testing the generated code at unit level and preparing the test plans.
  • Coding testing of COBOL programs as per the requirements.
  • Writing new jobs as per the requirements.
  • Creating the new copybooks, keyslibs based on the requirement.
  • Coding new sql loader scripts/ modifying existing sql loader scripts
  • Creating test JCLs, Procs with overrides and changing symbolic parameters using JCL utilities IDCAMS, IEBGENER to copy the files and for testing.

Environment: IBM S/390, MVS, COBOL, CICS, IMS/DB, VSAM, JCL and Cool: Gen.

Confidential

Senior Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Lead a team of three developers
  • Designed, developed and implemented online and enquiry Mainframe system for Web Enabling.
  • Handling production tickets for PPS and doing maintenance activities using peregrine/Remedy ticket tracking tool.
  • Contacting users and resolving the issues based on priority. This involves setting up PPS on users’ machine.
  • Installing necessary components for the proper functioning of PPS.
  • Using SPUFI for updating /inserting/deleting the test db2 tables and sending the SPUFI to the DBA for production table manipulations
  • Helping users by letting them know the business logic and clearing their doubts.
  • Checking the COBOL code to answer the queries and to find the business flow.
  • Using QMF to check the details of the policies for which user is having problems and then decide on resolution
  • Providing production support for the batch jobs (JCL, COBOL/DB2) for PPS application.
  • Providing solutions for the errors occurring when processing takes place at the backend. This involves analyzing the problem when there are abends in the night jobs (JCL) getting the details for which the problem occurred depending on the criticality the job will be passed or fix will be done. If needed temporary jobs will be setup and executed.

Environment: OS/390/Z-800, IDEAL, CA-Roscoe, MVS, COBOL, CICS, DB Datacom and JCL

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