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Senior Mainframe Developer Resume

Baltimore, MD

SUMMARY

  • 13+years’ experience in building, designing & maintaining application - design for Mainframe IBM system.
  • Experienced programmer with outstanding technical & analytical skills, with extensive knowledge of application development and support in COBOL, IMS, JCL, MQ Series, CICS, DB2,REXX & SAS
  • Strong domain experience in Banking and insurance industry.
  • Experience in all facets of Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC), including requirements gathering, designing, coding, testing, deployment & release upgrades and Agile.
  • Adept at gathering and documenting requirements, assessing business objectives, and managing all stages of software development and implementation.
  • Experience includes IBM Mainframe programming using MFCOBOL,JCL, CICS, VSAM, DB2, IMS DB/DC, TSO,MVS, VM and Z/OS.
  • Worked extensively on the Software tools like CHANGEMAN, XPEDITER, INTERTEST, IMS, ENDEVOR, FILE-AID, and FILE-AID for DB2, FIL-AID for IMS, and File Manager for IMS, CA-7, CA-11, and CA-work load automation.
  • Expert in COBOL IMS coding to retrieving and manipulating IMS database (Hierarchical database) and in FILE-AID IMS.
  • Expert in COBOL - DB2 coding to retrieving and manipulation Db2 tables.
  • Expert in automation in mainframe using REXX and ISPF EDIT MACROS.
  • Expert in creating reports using SAS programming knowledge in mainframe.
  • Expert in batch monitoring and job scheduling using CA-7 and CA-11.
  • Making Scheduling changes as per Client's Requirement such as defining a new job, modifying an existing job, calendar updates, adding predecessors and successors to the existing job and adding file dependencies using CA-7 and CA-11, CA-work load automation.
  • Good knowledge in coding SQL for retrieving and manipulating database tables using query management and reporting tools like QMF, SPUFI, DB2 AND FILE-AID. Good knowledge in coding DB2 Stored Procedures.
  • Sound knowledge in using IBM utilities, SYNCSORT, ICETOOL & IEBGENER.
  • Responsible for uploading and downloading the files through FTP between different systems and transferring the files between different regions using NDM.
  • Extensive experience in usage MS-Visio to create functional flow diagrams.
  • Performed Unit, Integration and System testing, captured the test results and participated in reviews to ensure quality of changes. Fixed the defects discovered in testing.
  • Quick learner with an ability to rapidly achieve organizational integration.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, organizational, and team management skills.
  • Ability to work effectively with clients, management and staff members.
  • Extensive knowledge on Software Development methodologies and worked on Water fall methodologies.
  • Monitoring production /test batch cycles and getting the ABEND jobs run by using various ABEND resolution processes in time and providing the necessary files needed.
  • Reviewed and provided input to training materials. Served as a subject matter expert.
  • Experience working in a high-pressure, dynamic, and fast paced environment, with the ability to handle multiple tasks.
  • Develop the Test Recommendations for each test pass and Test Results.
  • Exceptionally proven analytical, coding, dump reading and debugging skills
  • Proficient in both application development and Production support batch and online activities.
  • Talented communicator & presenter, able to build working relationships with wide range of coworkers in team environment.
  • Extremely well organized, with proven ability to multi-task and prioritize workload.

TECHNICAL SKILLS

Languages: COBOL, DB2, IMS, MVS/JCL/PROCS, SAS, CICS, MQ/Series, REXX, ISPF edit Macros.

Tools: & Utilities: Easytrieve, File-aid/File Manager, Abend-aid, Sync Sort, QC,Xpeditor,ENDEVOR,IBMdebugger,QMF, SPUFI, Serena TSO/ISPF,IMF,MQS,CA7,Load Runner, Service Now ( tickets and reports ),WINscp,PuttyS, Interest. Fault Analyzer.

Methodologies: Software Development Life cycle experience and Agile.

File Transfer: FTP, NDM

Databases/File Structures: IMS DB, DB2, VSAM, SQL.

Environment: s: TSO Mainframe

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Confidential, Baltimore, MD

Senior Mainframe Developer

Responsibilities:

  • Handles routines operations automatically
  • Maintains Personnel, Aircraft,Airport,Hotel and Domicile records
  • Maintains operational/crew schedules and resolves conflicts.
  • Contains an integrated Payroll system
  • Automatic flight schedule, pairings and crew tracking alert messages exception/error messages for schedule change
  • Provides crew members with visibility and access to their schedules, open trips and pay registers.
  • Understanding the functionality of the application.
  • Prepared program specifications
  • Documented business and technical requirements and functional specifications using Waterfall SDLC methodology.
  • Study existing processes to ensure consistency and integrity with new design.
  • Prepare test scripts for Unit testing and execute all scripts.
  • Prepare test results document
  • Support testing team in terms of any design/requirement questions
  • Resolve any defects or in corporate any changes required by business.
  • Solving / Tracking the defects till moving to Production
  • Coded programs and modified existed programs as per specification requirements in COBOL.
  • Responsible for writing and execution of test plans, test cases based on the business requirement of the application. Provide the test plans to team members to perform system level testing
  • Responsible for testing and debugging using Abend-aid, Fault Analyzer.
  • Performed the review, and implementation into the production following the change control process
  • Review of the specifications, test cases and test packs developed by other team members
  • Change man used to maintain and promote elements to test environment
  • Maintaining the data for audit purposes.

Environment: COBOL,IMS DB/DC, DB2,VSAM,JCL,TSO/ISPF, Abend-AID, File-AID, Endevor,, SPUFI,QMF,IMF,MQS, File manager, Rexx, SAS, Microsoft word, Microsoft Excel, MS Visio.

Confidential

Production Control Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Making Scheduling changes as per Client's Requirement such as defining a new job, modifying an existing job, calendar updates, adding predecessors and successors to the existing job and adding file dependencies.
  • Performed first level trouble shooting.
  • Responsible for the correction and restart of any failed Test/production jobs by utilizing CA-7,CA-11.
  • Job monitoring and abend resolution via CA tools.
  • Review daily abends to determine jobs that may require further action for a permanent resolution.
  • Followed defined incident response procedures and maintained logs of events.
  • Monitoring batch cycles for daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, yearly jobs.
  • Understanding and gather information on the indesca or FTP jobs.
  • Integration of system-level software into processing environments
  • Development, analysis, testing, assistance & support of various IT and Business Processes
  • Change management of applications, database, and distributed processing facilities
  • Integration of data transfers across internal and external platforms
  • Coded programs and modified existed programs as per specification requirements in COBOL using, VSAM files and Flat files
  • Developing COBOL - DB2, CICS programs as per specification based on the business need.
  • Creating or Modifying FTP scripts in WINscp and promoting using harvest.
  • Running FTP script using Putty( Unix Shell Scritping).
  • Creating INDESCA job to trigger Datastage/Peoplesoft programs.S
  • Maintaining the data for audit purposes.
  • Monitoring for performance & processing improvements
  • Documentation of processes
  • Ticket assigning and creating reports through Service Nowand also created ITIL homepage for application.
  • Disaster Recovery backups, restores & participation in recovery production.
  • Coordinating and mentoring with 24/7 offshore production support team.

Environment: CA7,CA11,COBOL,DB2,CICS,VSAM,JCL, TSO/ISPF, Unix,Abend-AID, File-AID,Endevor,Rexx, SAS,WINScp,Putty,Harvest,Service Now,Microsoft word, Microsoft Excel.

Confidential

System Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Understanding the functionality of the application.
  • Analysis the system based on the work order and providing the effective solution.
  • Prepared program specifications
  • Study existing processes to ensure consistency and integrity with new design.
  • Prepare test scripts for Unit testing and execute all scripts.
  • Prepare test results document
  • Support testing team in terms of any design/requirement questions
  • CRE - code rule engine maintenance and enhancement support.
  • Resolve any defects or in corporate any changes required by business.
  • Responsible to monitor performance of mainframe jobs and fine tune jobs.
  • Solving / Tracking the defects till moving to Production
  • Coded programs and modified existed programs as per specification requirements in COBOL using, VSAM files and Flat files
  • Developing COBOL - DB2, CICS programs as per specification based on the business need.
  • Maintaining the data for audit purposes.
  • Developed new stored procs to extract data from DB2 tables
  • Develop the Test Recommendations for each test pass and Test Results.
  • Analyze the network connections between the servers.
  • Responsible for writing and execution of test plans, test cases based on the business requirement of the application. Provide the test plans to team members to perform system level testing
  • Performed the review, and implementation into the production following the change control process
  • Review of the specifications, test cases and test packs developed by other team members
  • Change man used to maintain and promote elements to test environment

Environment: COBOL,DB2,CICS,VSAM, JCL, TSO/ISPF, Abend-AID, File-AID, Load runner,Change Man, SPUFI,QMF,IMF,MQS, File manager, Rexx, SAS, Microsoft word, Microsoft Excel, Quality Center.

Confidential, Dallas, TX

Technology Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Understanding the functionality of the application.
  • Prepared program specifications
  • Documented business and technical requirements and functional specifications using Waterfall SDLC methodology.
  • Study existing processes to ensure consistency and integrity with new design.
  • Design processes as per business needs. Create MS Visio to represent design in diagrams.
  • Prepare test scripts for Unit testing and execute all scripts.
  • Prepare test results document
  • Support testing team in terms of any design/requirement questions
  • Resolve any defects or in corporate any changes required by business.
  • Responsible to monitor performance of mainframe jobs and fine tune jobs.
  • Solving / Tracking the defects till moving to Production
  • Effective monitoring the batch using CA7 as the customer impact is high on SLA time.
  • Coded programs and modified existed programs as per specification requirements in COBOL using, VSAM files and Flat files
  • Customer statement reports generation using SAS and EZT.
  • Adhoc customer statement reports generation using Rexx.
  • Provided extended support for reporting application WBS-MIS reporting system residing on VM (NOMAD).
  • Responsible for writing and execution of test plans, test cases based on the business requirement of the application. Provide the test plans to team members to perform system level testing
  • Responsible for testing and debugging using Abend-Aid
  • Performed the review, and implementation into the production following the change control process
  • Review of the specifications, test cases and test packs developed by other team members
  • Change man used to maintain and promote elements to test environment
  • Maintaining the data for audit purposes.

Environment: COBOL,IMS DB, DB2,CICS,VSAM, JCL, TSO/ISPF, Abend-AID, File-AID, Change Man, SPUFI,QMF,IMF,MQS, File manager, Rexx, SAS, Microsoft word, Microsoft Excel, Quality Center.

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