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Senior Mainframe Developer/technical Consultant Resume

Birmingham, AL

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY:

  • Over 30 years of professional experience in Information Technology with extensive experience in business process analysis, requirements analysis and definition, and use/application of structured methodologies, design, programming, testing, and implementing the technical test /development of DB2 of batch and online systems by using COBOL/COBOL II, DB2, Stored Procedure, JCL, VSAM, SYNCSORT, CICS, and IMS/DC; also has experience in the design and development of DB2 database.
  • Strong and demonstrated skills in developing business process documentation, requirements documentation, proofs of concept, and other documentation.
  • Interact and interface with clients and assist them in reviewing, requirements and offer recommendations and team player to adapt to changes in client requirements and priorities and facilitate work sessions.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to effectively and accurately capture meeting minutes.
  • Have ability to translate Business and System Requirements into technical specifications and to develop and deliver quality code and unit test results on target.
  • Experienced in different phases of Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) from investigation of initial requirements through analysis, design, development and management of successful software applications.
  • Extensively programmed in MVS, COBOL, COBOL II, JCL, VSAM, DB2, CICS, SQL, IMS/DB/DC.IDC XGEN.
  • Extensive use of FILE - AID, SPUFI, QMF, ISPF/PDF, IBM UTILITIES, XPEDITOR, InterTest, ENDEVOR, CHANGEMAN, SYNCSORT, CA-7, EASYTRIEVE.
  • Extensive use of Microsoft Products MS Excel, MS Access, MS Word, MS Outlook, MS Power Point, Microsoft Project, Visio, Sharepoint

TECHNICAL SUMMARY:

Hardware: IBM Mainframes, IBM and Compatible Personal Computers

Software: Library Changeman, Panavalet, Roscoe, Librarian, Endevor,TSO ISPF SCLM,MVS JCL

Vendor Software: RACF, ACF2, CA7, New World Financial System, Stromberg Government Time and Attendance, Payroll and HR System,InfoMan, Telxon PTC-710 Wand Scanner and Barcode System

Program Languages: COBOL(VS,II,MVS/390), Assembler, CICS, SQL, EasyTrieve, EasyTrieve Plus,IDMS, Micro Focus COBOL, ACUCOBOL, HIPPA EDI Transactions

Databases/Files: VSAM, QSAM, IMS DB/DC, DB2, Stored Procedures, DATACOM DB/VSAMTDB Loads and Unloads

Productivity Tools: File-AID (VSAM, DB2 and IMS), Abend-Aid, IMS EXPERT, Max UTIL Xpeditor, Intertest, SPUFI, MQ Series, Syncsort, FTP, NDM, SQL, Basic MappingSupport (BMS), GTB, XML, Filemarvel, SDSF, CNTL-M and More

Operating Systems: ZOS, OS/MVS, DOS, and VSE/SP, Wang VS System

Other: Microsoft Office Products (MS Access, MS Excel, MS Outlook, MS PowerPoint,MS Word), Microsoft Project and other Products running in the WindowsEnvironment

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Confidential, Birmingham, AL

Senior Mainframe Developer/Technical Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Working on data Migration project for a major health care provider.
  • Responsible for expediting the processing of healthcare insurance claims.
  • Perform troubleshooting of production errors and corrective action necessary to resolve issues that arise during the nightly production cycle.
  • Code changes and enhancements HIPAA EDI X12 270/271 formats.

Environment: IBM System ZOS, COBOL II, DB2, SQL, SPUFI, JCL, ISPF/TSO CHANGEMAN, IMS DC/DB, IBM DEBUGGER, MQ, XML, WEB Services.

Confidential, Columbus, GA

Senior Mainframe Developer/Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Worked as Senior Mainframe Developer in the Output Card Services Division.
  • Responsible for the development of interfaces between TSYS and new Retail Merchants and Banking clients.
  • The new development project was created to enable TSYS clients to
  • Verify and validate the card’s expiration date and Card Verification Code real-time using GUI
  • Calls on the front-end using XML code request. XGen was used to compile changes to the Cobol source modules.
  • Processing the request on the back-end using SQL calls to the DB2 database on the IBM mainframe.
  • Responsible for the setup of new card clients to use Chip technology.
  • Converted existing credit cards from magnetic strip to chip technology.
  • Also responsible for the support of and resolution of system abends at the system testing cycle level prior to evaluation to production.

Environment: IBM System ZOS, COBOL II, DB2, SQL, SPUFI, JCL, ISPF/TSO ENDEVOR, CICS, VSAM, FILE-AID, CA-7, SYNCSORT, EASYTRIEVE,SHAREPOINT, SoapSonar, HP QualityCenter

Confidential, Columbus, GA

Senior Mainframe Developer/Consultant/AFLAC

Responsibilities:

  • Worked as Senior Mainframe Developer
  • Responsible for the development of an interface.
  • The new development was created to support the new enhancement to pay individual policyholders as well as group provider using electronic fund transfers thru direct deposit in to the client’s accounts.
  • Also responsible for the support of and resolution of system abends at the system testing cycle level prior to promoting into production.

Environment: IBM System ZOS, COBOL II, DB2, SQL, SPUFI, JCL, ISPF/TSO ENDEVOR, CICS, VSAM, FILE-AID, CA-7, SYNCSORT, EASYTRIEVE,SHAREPOINT

Confidential, Columbus, GA

Senior Mainframe Developer/Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the analysis, testing, verification and validation of XML Data Packets and files during a Major financial banking Client acquisition.
  • The acquisition involved over 30,000 merchants being converted into Total Systems ACH and Credit Cards processing Line of Business products.
  • Used Crosscheck - Soap Sonar Enterprise Version 6.5 to test and verify the accuracy and completeness of XML data packets received from the new client via IBM Web Sphere MQ Queues And CICS for real-time processing.
  • Created and used test scripts to validate the packets information displayed via CICS Screens, DB2 Database tables and VSAM files. Documented all abnormalities using HP Application
  • LifecycleManagementQualityCenter to issue defects for tracking problems and retesting. Used Microsoft Word and Excel spreadsheets to document retest results and final resolution.

Environment: IBM System ZOS, COBOL II, DB2, SQL, SPUFI, JCL, ISPF/TSO ENDEVOR, CICS, VSAM, FILE-AID, CA-7, SYNCSORT, EASYTRIEVE,SHAREPOINT

Confidential, Birmingham, AL

Senior Mainframe Developer /Consultant/Regions Financial

Responsibilities:

  • Work as Mainframe Software Engineer, responsible for the new development, maintenance and reporting of the Credit Card Re-entry Project for both batch and online applications
  • Responsible for the reformatting of transmitted files from Total Systems debits and credits of GL entries, as well as ACH postings.
  • Used Easytrieve Plus to create customized detail and summary reports based on the users needs and requirements.
  • Responsible for the production support during production cycles during a rotating basis with other team members. Meet with users to discuss and design and finalize their needs.

Environment: IBM System ZOS, COBOL II, DB2, SQL, SPUFI, JCL, ISPF/TSO ENDEVOR, CICS, VSAM, FILE-AID, CA-7, SYNCSORT, EASYTRIEVE

Confidential, Charlotte, NC

Senior Mainframe Developer / Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • As DB2 Development Specialist, responsible for the resolution of all technical issues. Responsible for the analysis and validation of all consumer information from several information reporting agencies. The consumer information is reformatted using IBM WebsphereDatastage and QualityStage and Cobol programs.
  • Responsible for the interfaces with IBM InfoSphere Master Data Management and Teradata Database.
  • Teradata SQL Assistant was used for queries and reporting of the Teradata Database.
  • Designed and developed complex programs from detailed specifications.
  • Used Endeavor to migrate modules from production to workstation.
  • Performed unit testing with Expeditor, to aid in analyzing the accuracy of the code.
  • Made code changes, performed unit test and integrated system test to validate the changes.
  • Promoted changes back to production using ENDEVOR.. Created several production reports using BMC utilities programs to unload and extract information from the database. Used Easytrieve and JCL to assist the users in the execution of their daily duties.
  • Performed production support of the nightly production cycles when errors occurred. by correcting the errors and rerunning the production jobs.

Environment: COBOL II, DB2, SQL, SPUFL, JCL, QMF, ISPF/TSO, ENDEVOR, IBM System ZOS, BMC Software

Confidential, Birmingham, AL

Senior Mainframe Developer /Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the analysis, coding and testing of changes to the CICS Online Claim Adjustment Programs.
  • A new regulation mandated that claim adjustments and refunds be disperse to businesses in an accelerated timeframe. Any failure to comply with the new time limit for processing could cause the client to be penalized.
  • Responsible the coding and testing mandatory X12 EDI, Health Claims 837 Professional and Institutional updates for the Conversion Project..
  • .Ensured that all patient information was in compliance with HIPPA Regulations.
  • Perform system walk-thru’s of code, documentation and specifications.
  • Analyzed Systems in order to identify system impacts for development of Functional Requirements.
  • Developed program specifications based on analysis of system.

Environment: COBOL II, CICS, DB2, SQL, SPUFL, JCL,QMF,ISPF/TSO, PANVALET, Expeditor, VSAM,IBM System 390/ZOS

Confidential, Cleveland, OH

Senior Mainframe Developer /Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the development of TCAL programming Language for the TexlonPTC 710
  • Handheld Computer Scanner/Bar Code reader.
  • Confidential ’s acquisition of two major Greeting Card Manufacturers, create a need for these modules.
  • The programs that were developed will be used toTrack greeting card sales and inventory by Part time Merchandiser in all retail store that Sell greeting cards.
  • The season return program module will be used to keep track of all out of season cards being returned to manufacturers by barcode scanning the returned.
  • TCAL programs were developed and compiled in a PC windows environment.
  • The Compiled program modules were downloaded to the handheld computer where the code was executed.

Environment: PC Windows XP, Texlon PTC 710 Handheld Computer Scanner/Barcode Reader

Confidential, Birmingham, AL

Senior Mainframe Developer /Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Worked remotely from home to analyze the causes of CICS Online production problems in their disability claims systems.
  • The effort’s goal was to correct as many production programs prior to year-end Processing.
  • Used Endeavor to migrate modules from production to workstation. Performed unit testing with Expeditor, to aid in analyzing the accuracy of the code.
  • Made code changes, performed unit test and integrated system test to validate the changes.
  • Promoted changes back to production using ENDEVOR.
  • Used Microsoft Word, MS Excel Spreadsheet, MS PowerPoint, Visio for workflow to Document System changes and enhancements.

Environment: COBOL II, CICS, DB2, SQL, SPUFL, JCL, ISPF/TSO, ENDEVOR, Expeditor, VSAM,IBM System 390/ZOS

Confidential, Birmingham, AL

Senior Mainframe Developer

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the conversion of financial and accounting data from Legacy modulesIMS database by developing cross reference tables to bridge the gap between the mainframe and client server third party vendor system.
  • Performed testing to validate the accuracy of the converted information between the two platforms.
  • Coordinated and performed the upload of the converted data between the City of Birmingham and New World System database.
  • Performed production support of the nightly production cycles when errors occurred, by correcting the errors and rerunning the production jobs.
  • Responsible for the creation of Cobol modules to create and build the conversion data for both active and retired city employees, to be used in the New World System Payroll and Human Resources Modules.
  • Used Microsoft Word, MS Excel Spreadsheet, MS PowerPoint, Visio for workflow to Document System changes and enhancements.
  • Used Microsoft Access to create databases that were used to create reports for upper
  • Management to aid in the process of making business decisions.

Environment: COBOL II, CICS, IMS, JCL, ISPF/TSO, ENDEVOR, VSAM, SQL SERVER, NEW WORLD SYSTEMS, EXCEL, MS ACCESS DATABASE, SDSF, FTP, BLUEZONE, IBM SYSTEM 390/ZOS, Stromberg,Telestaff, XML, Web Services

Confidential, Columbia, SC

Senior Mainframe Developer /Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the new development of Claim processing systems, production Support, analysis, coding and testing of existing online and batch source Modules.
  • Analyzed the claims system, researching any issues relating to the Bluecard claims.
  • Configured the AMMS system to adjudicate claims.
  • Coded the system to ensure the claims are processed accurately.
  • Tested the ITS (Inter-Plan Teleprocessing Services) and AMMS systems.
  • Used Microsoft Word, MS Excel Spreadsheet, MS PowerPoint, Visio for workflow to Document System changes and enhancements.

Environment: COBOL II, CICS, DB2, IMS, SPUFL, MQ Processing, JCLISPF/TSO, ENDEVOR, Smart Test, APS Code generator, VSAMEASYTRIEVE PLUS, IBM System 390/ZOS, Citrix Micro Focus/MFE, Web Services

Confidential, Montgomery, AL

Senior Mainframe Developer /Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the new development, production support, analysis, coding and testing of existing online and batch source modules for an In-house Payroll System, using embedded sql calls to the db2 database, which was used throughout the Confidential .
  • Also responsible for the support of Human Resources, Accounting and Petroleum Systems.Develop interfaces between various third party vendors and theIBM Mainframe applications.
  • Provide production support to end-users of these application systems.
  • Assist computer operations staff in the resolution of production problems and system abends.
  • Conduct training classes for programmers relating to the implementation of a library management system (SCLM), TSO and SDSF.Used Microsoft Word, MS Excel Spreadsheet, MS PowerPoint, Visio for workflow to Document System changes and enhancements.

Environment: COBOL II, CICS, DB2, SPUFI, JCL, ISPF/TSO, ROSCOE, EXPEDITER, CEDF, FILEMARVEL, VSAM, BMS/GT, IBM System 390, ZOSEasytrieve, Easytrieve Plus, CA Micro-Focus COBOL, XML, Web Services

Confidential, Des Moines, IA

Senior Mainframe Developer /Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the analysis, coding and testing of existing source modules contained in the Process Cash System.
  • This system is used to track claims payments, distribution and bank deposits.
  • Modified source modules to process newly acquire companies for a major Insurance corporation.
  • Performed production file conversions by using file-aid batch utilities. During phase II, responsible for the conversion of the Personal Auto System.
  • Modified Cobol Source modules from VSAM read of Agent Master file to embedded SQL calls to DB2 Database.
  • Performed testing of changes using Changeman, Expediter, File-Aid, SPUFI and QMF. Compared changes using SuperC.

Environment: COBOL II, CICS, JCL, ISPF/TSO, MVS, EXPEDITER, SPUFI, CEDF Changeman, File-aid batch and online, XML, Web Services

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