Senior programmer/analyst with advanced expertise in multiple fields including; Insurance, Manufacturing and Academia. Experience in numerous programming languages coupled with Business Analysis, Systems Design, Systems Analysis and working Project Leader skills. Prior DOD Secret/Crypto clearance. B.A. University of Massachusetts. United States Citizen. Vietnam Veteran.
Areas of Expertise:
Advanced: COBOL, DB2, QMF, IMS, FOCUS 7.3, PC FOCUS, VSAM, SAS 8.0,
TestDirector, TSO/MVS, VM/CMS, Fileaid, System Analysis, Quality
Center QA, Xpediter, MS Office, Syncsort, JCL, Data Warehouse,
Intermediate: WEB FOCUS, PL/SQL, UNIX, DEC, VANTAGE 1/15, PC SAS,
BMC Utilities, CA 7, Microfocus COBOL, PLI, COGNOS, CICS,
Visual Basic 6, Personal ORACLE, ORACLE, XICS/Compuset Printer,
Eztrieve Plus, Panvalet, Candle DB2 Utilities, Fastscan, VISIO, BTS, JL
Walker AP/AR, ICCF, Main Frame Express, Revolve, Assembler,
DOS/VSE, IPDT, BRIO Rpt, Tektronix Bar Code, FOCUS/HLI, FTP
from IBM to UNIX, MUMPS, NOMAD, RAMIS.
Consultant Work History:
Confidential, March 2008 - Present
Senior Programmer/Analyst utilizing COBOL/ DB2 , EZTRIEVE,
ENDEVOR, NDM and Test Director on a complex Medical Management
System. Position involves understanding critical business issues, working
with business users and creating and executing technical specifications for
various complex improvements as well as large scale new development.
Full life cycle process is involved which includes closely working with
testing area before passing user acceptance.
Programming work consisted of creating numerous new programs and jobs
that both maintain current CIGNA customer information and also feed
critical information to external vendors via CIGNA NDM process.
Confidential, April 2007 - Mar 2008
Senior Programmer/Analyst involved in documenting and
redesigning an Anti-Money Laundering Continuing Education automated
system required by Patriot Act Law. Role consisted of dealing with outside
vendors, researching improvement possibilities and preparing for annual
recertification process. Once new direction passed peer review position
consisted of implementing changes in current system, coordinating changes
with vendors and supplying vendors with extract for their updating for
yearly recertification. Software involved was COBOL, VSAM, DB2,
FOCUS, EASYTRIEVE and EXCEL.
Confidential, July 2006 - April 2007
Senior Programmer supporting large health insurance
reporting system. Role involves researching requirements, creating
technical specifications, modifying current processes and creating new
procedures. Tools used include TestDirector, FOCUS 7.1,
FOCUS/HLI, SAS 8.0, COBOL, IMS, DB2 8.0 , QMF and FTP to UNIX.
Confidential, Oct 2004 - June 2006
Senior Programmer on corporate merger and
optimization of Travelers and St Paul Commercial Lines Actuarial
process. System is written using FOCUS 7.3, SAS 8.0, COBOL, DB2,
IMS, and VSAM. Used by over 2000 end users via on line system.
Project responsibilities included doing business analysis ,recommending
and implementing changes, supervising Travelers employees and creating
and testing new code as well as improving current processes. Involved
creating and testing prototype WEBFOCUS applications.
Confidential, Sept 2003 - Sep 2004
Senior Programmer/Analyst on a payroll deduction project.
Involved analysis and preliminary specification creation. After user
approval, complex coding and testing using DB2 (7.0), Assembler,
COBOL/SQL, JL Walker DB2 interface and Rules Processing, DB2
Stored Proc, COBOL/IMS, ZOS procs,
Confidential, March 2002 - Aug 2003
Senior Programmer for a Health Care Warehouse System.
Responsibilities include originating and modifying COBOL/DB2 CICS
programs via ENDEVOR as well as creation and support for JCL and
PROCS as well as DB2 BMC utilities. Intensive production support for
associated JCL , CA7, data issues and programming abends required.
FOCUS used for daily balancing activities of Data Warehouse schema.
Confidential, Sept. 2001 - Feb 2002
Project leader/Technical Lead on a complete rewrite
of the 1099 tax creation system process. Front end System Analysis and
user acceptance required before programming could begin. Involved
directing employees and consultants with strict timelines for completion.
Project completed successfully, early and under budget.
Software: COBOL 390, DB2, IMS, VSAM, FOCUS, MVS,
FILEAID, FTP, SYNCSORT, REXX, Data Warehouse, VISIO,
Comparex and ENDEVOR.
Confidential, Nov 1999 - Aug 2001
Senior Programmer on a Major conversion project using COBOL 390,
DB2, XPEDITER, CICS, MQ Series, VANTAGE 15, EDI and FILEAID
to create a DB2 based system from a legacy VSAM, Universal Life
system accessible via Internet for E-COMMERCE. Project involved
parallel loading of DB2 tables from Legacy files, running testing
while implementing processing changes for numerous remote clients. Also
involved periodic maintenance programming/testing as per requests of
Confidential, May 1996 - Oct 1999
Senior Programmer on a conversion of legacy HR
system to UNIX ORACLE FINANCIALS package utilizing FOCUS,
COBOL II, VM, DOS/VSE, ICCF, FTP, PL/SQL, BRIO, ORACLE Rpts.
Support for Visual Basic 6.0 Payroll Application front end.
Responsible for programming, coordination and verifying the creation
of all W2 Federal and State tax forms and tapes utilizing FOCUS.
Support/Maintenance for legacy Payroll and J.L. Walker Accounts Payable/ Receivable systems utilizing: COBOL/COBOL II, VSAM, VM, JCL, TSO, EASYTRIEVE PLUS, Assembler, CICS and FOCUS/HLI.
Confidential, April 1994 - May 1996
Programmer for process planning group in a large paper goods company using FOCUS, PC/FOCUS, COBOL/2, IMS DB/DC and DB2 in an large scale IBM arena.
Assignment involved modification of current programs as well as creating new programs and processes to help planners forecast needs and current shortages from a SAP/ABAP environment. Primarily involved in billing and forecasting applications.
Confidential, Jan 1991 - April 1994
Programmer support for a materials accounting section of Finance
Department using: COBOL, Micro Focus COBOL/2, RAMIS II,
DB2, JCL, SYNCSORT, IMS/DB/DC, PL/I, AS400.
Main thrust was to balance payments/work accomplished for Progress
Payments accounting system, Federal Government mandated payment for
work accomplished per month.