Over the past 15+ years, I have established a proven Senior Software Analyst record of accomplishment for streamlining processes, developing and migrating efficient application systems resulting with minimal maintenance costs. In addition, I have acquired a richly varied IT experience and have consistently exceeded company objectives, which contributed to double-digit gain in revenues and profits.
Application Tech Lead Confidential,2011 – Present
Designed new COBOL/VSAM solutions for Citigroup\'s rate Management System (RMS) Implemented calculation in the Rate Management System (RMS) for Small Business Debit Rewards and ThankYou points for AAadvantage and CitigGold accounts based on a similar program currently offered only to individual non-business consumer accounts. Designed and developed and implemented new State Level Pricing (SLP) structure into RMS Improved overall RMS system performance by 25% by STROBING 12 main COBOL modules and deleting obsolete data in our master vsam files. Maintain and support RMS in 5 test environments and production
Environments: COBOL, VSAM, Tablebase, DB2, Informan, Changeman, IBM Rational
Developer (Rdz) , Rexx, DB2 tools, and HP Quality Center,
Sr Application Architect Confidential,2011 – 2011
Designed new COBOL/DB2 solutions for First Data to migrate remaining Assembler functionalities within the Electronic Federal Payment System (EFTPS) designed for the IRS. Re-architected, coded, and migrated to COBOL two Assembler Wait and Dynamic Allocation functions that are deeply integrated into CA7 and the Electronic Federal Payment System (EFTPS) that performs billion dollar payments daily to the Federal Reserve, Treasury and IRS. Implemented new Tax Type changes to EFTPS system to process new Branded Drug Prescription and Indoor Tanning subcategory tax payments to Internal Revenue Service. Advised on the maintainability benefits and risks of other Assembler modules within the IRS tax payment system (EFTPS). Provided recommendations on reusability and performance benefits of some Assembler and COBOL modules with critical tax business logics as a service for the mid-range systems.
Environments: COBOL, Assembler, DB2, CICS, Endevor, Rexx, CA7, Platinum MQ, DB2 tools,
Sr Software Engineer(Consultant), Confidential,2009 – 2010
Woodland Hills, CA
Assisted with new product implementations while serving as a consultant and liaison for WGS technical and operational Checkwrite and GNA Accounting teams. Created vision documents and analyzed new business opportunities by determining the cost and benefit of product offerings which includes a white paper to move COA system toward 24x7 availability and made my recommendations based on this Advisory role. Architected, designed, developed and implemented new Cobol, M204, DB2 SQL modules for the WGS Online Accounting system (Charged Overpaid Account) to modify claim statistics once claim payment has been rejected or re-issued. Coded various Subledger M204 reports on out-of-balance transactions against GNA Account Receivable and Accounts Payable files Designed an Assembler windowing schemes to continue to use data fields to hold more possible values without expanding the field saving exorbitant cost of field expansion or re-engineering of dozens of applications.
Environments: COBOL, M204, DB2, REXX, IMS, VSAM, Control-M, JCL, z/OS,
TSO/ISPF, Changeman, QMF, Remedy
Sr Software Engineer, Confidential,2002 – 2009
Advised, architected, designed and implemented new applications for the national business unit. Created and deployed feedback mechanisms for end users. Analyzed results, made recommendations for support process improvement, and implement changes. Fielded incoming problem tickets from end users to resolve application and software issues within servers, databases. Prioritized, scheduled, and administered all instances where enhancements and defect resolution are required. Assisted system programmers in enterprise testing of new mainframe fixes and upgraded software, including systems and application configuration. Communicated application problems and issues to key stakeholders, including management, development teams, business analysts, end users, and unit leaders Reduced Delivery windows of Fast Affiliates ratings by 3 hours by increasing the performance of our National calculation Engine mainframe application through clever tweaks to M204 database loads and extracts, optimization of COBOL, PL/1 and Assembler applications, SQL optimization, Syncsort, FileAid, JCL, CA7, Strobe utilities, and VSAM indexes, work load balancing adjustments which increased satisfaction levels for our Network and Cable TV clients and reduced late delivery penalty fees for The Nielsen Company Designed, and implemented new methods of collecting and processing high-volume Time-shifting TV viewing with the rapid adoption of DVRs (using PL/1, Assembler, C, DB2). This value added information allowed The Nielsen Company to process Triple the amount of Live data and deliver Live, Live/Same Day, and Live plus 7-day TV ratings which further propelled The Nielsen Company earnings in double digits Developed and implemented the Elemental Database application (ELDB), a mainframe-based (PL/1, Assembler, COBOL, DB2, M204) application that collects Sample TV Household and person characteristics used as input by the very efficient National Calculation Engine (NCE) to produce TV ratings which contributed to the company’s growth within our Cable TV client base Designed DB2 conversion of older M204 mainframe TV season Calendar subsystem to a modern DB2-based Calendar application accessed through DB2Connect via .NET front ends Contributed to the re-platform of the Local TV ratings VIP system by converting dozens of
complex and mission-critical Assembler routines to Cobol/PL/1 to ease migration to a Java solution Responsible for designing business solutions from concept to production by working with business partners, clients, developers, and end users to define requirements, translate them to viable designs, and see it through to implementation working through the entire software development lifecycle (SDLC) Provide advanced training and mentoring to new and existing Tata Consulting outsourcing team members in applications of new hardware and best practices to achieve timely implementation of Nielsen software releases
Environments: COBOL, Assembler, PL/1, C, REXX, , VSAM, CA7, JCL, z/OS,
z/VM, UNIX, TSO/ISPF, Panvalet, DB2, M204, QMF, SPUFI, DB2 Connect