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Mainframe Consultant Resume

SUMMARY

  • 8 years of Mainframe experience in Application Design, Development, Testing, Production support and maintenance projects.
  • Involved in complete software development life cycle (SDLC) of Requirements gathering, Analysis, Design, Coding, Testing and Implementation.
  • Experience includes preparation of Functional Specification, Technical Specification which includes High level design and Low level design.
  • Extensive experience in Batch and Online Application development.
  • Extensive working experience on COBOL, JCL Technologies
  • Extensive working experience on databases DB2 and VSAM.
  • Extensive working experience on mainframe tools like TSO, ISPF, SDF, FILEAID, SPUFI, QMF, NDM, SAR, FTP.
  • Extensive working experience on Batch Debugging tool XPEDITOR.
  • Extensive working experience on version control tool ENDEVOR, CHANGEMAN.
  • Having working experience in preparing documents using Visio, Ms - word, MS-Excel.
  • Experience in using CA7 and Control M Job scheduler.
  • Experience in preparing Estimation for the Deliverables.
  • Strong analytical skills with ability to quickly understand clients' business needs.
  • Very good experience in gathering requirements and analysing technical impact.
  • Experience in creating Test strategies, Test Plan, Test data and validating the Test Results.
  • Experience in Unit Testing, Integrated Testing and User Acceptance Testing.
  • Participated in daily meetings with the team, walkthroughs and defect tracking meetings
  • Experience in using the HP Quality centre.
  • Have Experience in print technologies like AFP, STREAMWEAVER, xPression and SAR
  • Good understanding of Business practices in the verticals like Healthcare, Banking & Financial Services.
  • Conversant with software quality processes (PCMM LEVEL 5).
  • Good Team player, having interest towards exploring, learning and using new Tools & Software quickly as required.
  • Excellent communication, team spirit, hardworking and leadership skill.
  • Excellent exposure in interacting with clients and providing Co-ordination between onsite and offshore.
  • Coordinating the technical team with Business team, Test team, and Support team.

TECHNICAL SKILLS

Operating system: Z/OS, OS/390, MVS/ESA, Windows7/XP/NT

Programming languages: COBOL, JCL, SAS

Databases: DB2 and VSAM.

Tools: and Utilities: FILEAID, SPUFI, QMF, XPEDITOR, TSO, ISPF, SDSF, Sync sort, IDCAMS, IBM File manager, IBM Utilities, NDM, FTP, Super-c, CA7, Abendaid and SAR.

Version control tools: ENDEVOR, CHANGEMAN

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Confidential

Mainframe Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Analysing the Functional Specification (FS) document to understand the business requirement and technical change that needs to be made.
  • Attend Functional Specification walkthroughs with SME/ System analyst of all impacted subsystems and get clarification on requirements if needed.
  • Perform Impact analysis and creating process flow diagrams and technical specifications using Visio, MS-Word, MS-Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Creation of New programs, changes/modification to existing programs written in COBOL, JCL, PROC, DB2, VSAM, and Flat files.
  • Preparing Unit Test Plan document for the above changes.
  • Creating test data using tools like MAX VSAM file editor.
  • Perform Unit testing and System integration testing.
  • Simulating various Test Cases using tools like SMART TEST.
  • Performing Quality Review’s to assure the quality along with the correctness of the deliverable.
  • Update the move sheet document which contains components for a particular release.
  • Update the NOTES under each enhancement in Rational Clear Quest.
  • Address the test defects logged in Rational Clear Quest (Quality Control) and document resolution.
  • Provide Production Support and Co-ordinate business validation during Production Implementation.
  • Support the project throughout the warranty period. Address the PRODUCTION defects logged in Service Now and document resolution.
  • Use of tools like SPUFI, SDSF Spool, QMF, JCLs to ease the daily performed work effort.

Confidential

Lead / Sr. Mainframes Developer

Responsibilities:

  • Gathering the requirements and preparing the Functional Design Document FDD (High level and Low level designs) using MS-Word.
  • Perform Impact analysis and creating process flow diagrams and technical specifications using Visio, MS-Word, MS-Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Conduct Design walkthroughs and obtain sign-off from stake holders.
  • Preparing Estimations /LOE for the deliverables.
  • Creation of New programs, changes/modification to existing programs written in COBOL, JCL, PROC, DB2, VSAM, and Flat files.
  • Simulating the test conditions with the help of tools like FILE-AID.
  • Preparing and writing test cases in Quality Centre.
  • Perform Unit testing, SIT and User Acceptance Test (UAT).
  • Performing Quality Review’s to assure the quality along with the correctness of the deliverable.
  • Prepare Implementation and back out plans for Production Implementation.
  • Raising Requests using TSRM to get the approvals and to work with Batch support system for implementation activities.
  • Provide Production Support and Co-ordinate business validation during Production Implementation.
  • Address the defects logged in Rational Clear Quest (Quality Control) and document resolution.
  • Support the project throughout the warranty period.
  • Prepare status reports and distribute to Release Management for effective tracking.
  • Use Control-M to schedule the Jobs and check the job flow
  • Performing debugging analysis using Abend Aid and Xpediter for Cobol-DB2 modules.
  • Prepared Adhoc reports using Ms-Excel.
  • Sending the Adhoc reports to required recipients from Mainframe using FTP.
  • Use of tools like FILE-AID, SAR, JCL and Control-M to ease the daily performed work effort.
  • Coordinating between offshore and onsite.

Environment: & Tools: COBOL, JCL, DB2, VSAM, SQL, File Aid, SDF, SAR, SPUFI, XPEDITER, CHANGEMAN, Quality Centre, IBM Rational Clear Quest, Super-C, Abend Aid, NDM, FTP, and Control-M.

Confidential

Sr. Mainframes Developer

Responsibilities:

  • Gathering the requirements and preparing the Functional documents (High level and Low level designs) using MS-Word.
  • Perform Impact analysis and creating process flow diagrams and technical specifications using Visio, MS-Word, MS-Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Conduct Design walkthroughs and obtain sign-off from stake holders.
  • Preparing Estimations for the deliverables.
  • Creation of New programs, changes/modification to existing programs written in COBOL, JCL, Procs, VSAM, SAS and Flat files.
  • Simulating the test conditions with the help of tools like FILE-AID.
  • Perform Unit testing and User Acceptance Test (UAT).
  • Performing Quality Review’s to assure the quality along with the correctness of the deliverable.
  • Prepare Implementation and back out plans for Production Implementation.
  • Provided Production Support during Production Implementation.
  • Prepare status reports and distribute to Release Management for effective tracking.
  • Use CA 7 to schedule the Jobs and check the job flow
  • Use of tools like FILE-AID, SAR, JCL and CA 7 to ease the daily performed work effort.

Environment: & Tools: COBOL, JCL, VSAM, File Aid, XPEDITOR, ENDEVOR and CA 7

Confidential

Mainframes Developer

Responsibilities:

  • Gathering the requirements from the business requirement document BRD and preparing the High Level Design document using MS-Word.
  • Perform Impact analysis and creating process flow diagrams and technical specifications or Low Level Design Document using Visio, MS-Word, MS-Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Preparation of Unit Test Plans for various modules to test them.
  • Creation of New programs, changes/modification to existing programs written in COBOL, JCL, PROCS, DB2, VSAM, and Flat files.
  • Preparation of System testing JCLs and other setup.
  • Simulating the test conditions with the help of tools like FILE-AID.
  • Execution of system testing cycles (various JCL’s) and handing over the results to QA.
  • Perform Unit testing and User Acceptance Test (UAT).
  • Performing Peer reviews to assure the quality along with the correctness of the deliverable.
  • Preparation of deployment setup for moving various components to Production.
  • Provided Production Support during Production Implementation.
  • Prepare status reports and distribute to Project Management for effective tracking.
  • Use CA7 to schedule the Jobs and check the job flow
  • Use of tools like FILE-AID, SDF, JCL, CA7 to ease the daily performed work effort.

Environment: & Tools: COBOL, JCL, DB2, VSAM, File Aid, SPUFI, XPEDITOR, SDF, ENDEVOR, NDM and CA7

Confidential

Mainframes Developer

Responsibilities:

  • Gathering the requirements and preparing the Functional documents using MS-Word.
  • Preparing estimations for the CRs.
  • Perform Impact analysis and creating process flow diagrams and technical specifications using Visio, MS-Word, MS-Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Creation of New programs, changes/modification to existing programs written in COBOL, JCL, Procs, DB2, VSAM, and Flat files.
  • Simulating the test conditions with the help of tools like FILE-AID.
  • Perform Unit testing and User Acceptance Test (UAT).
  • Provided Production Support during Production Implementation.
  • Prepare status reports and distribute to Project Management for effective tracking.
  • Use CA7 to schedule the Jobs and check the job flow
  • Use of tools like FILE-AID, JCL, CA7 to ease the daily performed work effort.
  • Participated in Defect Prevention Meeting.

Environment: & Tools: COBOL, JCL, DB2, VSAM, FileAid, SDF, SPUFI, XPEDITER, CHANGEMAN, NDM, Abend Aid and CA7.

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