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Senior Applications Specialist Resume Profile

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INFORMATION Technology Consultant

Information technology professional with more than 20 years of business analysis and application software development expertise. Extensive experience in all phases of the systems development life cycle during large scale application implementations. Proficient in preparing software specifications based on business requirements.

Major Strengths:

  • Business analysis and development skills for financial services applications
  • Experience with the six phases of the software testing life cycle test planning, test analysis, test design, construction and verification, final testing and post implementation
  • Development of COBOL, CICS, DB2 and IDMS software applications
  • Intimate knowledge of TSO Time Sharing Operations mainframe technology
  • Facilitate information exchange strategies between electronic data interchange EDI partners and providers
  • Development and modification of Job Control Language JCL
  • Coding complex program modifications and providing guidance in software development
  • Developing the conversion strategy software baseline and test plan execution scripts
  • Application of business rules incorporated within legacy software to web based architecture
  • Converting legacy based financial applications to Oracle, Peoplesoft and DB/2 relational database structures
  • Providing database redesign suggestions to meet additional functional business requirements
  • Providing application coding and SQL tuning suggestions based on batch stream performance coupled with reported software defects
  • Software development within Banking, Brokerage, Healthcare, Insurance, Manufacturing, Mortgage, Telephony and Utility domains
Languages

COBOL/II, MicroFocus COBOL, JAVA, PL/1, SAS, SQL

Operating System

MS DOS, VM/VSE, MVS/XA, Z/OS, AIX, and Unix

Mainframe Technologies

TSO/ISPF, MVS/JCL, CICS, DB2, CA7, Panvalet, Easytrieve, Endevor, IMS, IDMS Cullinet , IDMS/ADSO, MQ Series, REXX, CULPRIT, SAS, VSAM, and DYL280

Abend-AID, Xpeditor, File-AID, Quick Test Pro, TestDirector, and Hiperstation, Mercury Quality Center

Client Server

MS Access, MS Excel, MS Visio, Oracle Financials, ASP.NET, Sybase, Peoplesoft, PowerBuilder

Project Experience:

Confidential

Senior Applications Specialist

  • Provide functional and technical applications expertise across various vertical application domains.
  • Participated in information gathering sessions with subject matter experts SME for knowledge transfer of critical corporate manufacturing business operations
  • Documented legacy based major financial reporting application
  • Completed sales analysis programming requests based upon mission critical business objectives

Environment: COBOLII, DB2, IDMS, CICS, Oracle, MQseries, VSAM, AS400, VM/VSE, JCL, MS Office, MS VISIO

Confidential

Senior Applications Specialist

  • Provide functional and technical applications expertise across various vertical application domains.
  • Assisted in the knowledge transfer phase of online banking application
  • Provide production support and information technology merger transition services for Medicaid Management Information System MMIS
  • Modified JCL procedures which executed SAS programs to facilitate business intelligence scenarios for major healthcare client
  • Provide Tier 1 production support for industry leading pharmacy benefit management PBM services organization
  • Provide application renovation expertise for healthcare claims processing organization
  • Lead business analysis tasked to document current enterprise wide database structures and reporting requirements for claims and billing application
  • Participated in data mapping sessions to identify properties of key data elements identified for data conversion and migration
  • Perform database analysis and functional application segmentation business analysis with key business stakeholders for a major property and casualty insurance corporation
  • Participated in information gathering sessions with subject matter experts SME for critical insurance applications targeted for inclusion within customer driven enterprise architecture platform

Environment: COBOLII, DB2, IDMS, IMS, CICS, SAS, MQseries, VSAM, Z/OS, JCL, CA- Endeavor, MS Office, MS VISIO

Confidential

Senior Applications Specialist

  • Senior consultant tasked to provide lead responsibilities during the knowledge transfer phase of client's surety insurance financial application.
  • Mentor less experienced systems analysts in IDMS/ADSO programming techniques
  • Provided guidance in documentation of client's current state of BPS application functions and overall application infrastructure

Environment: COBOLII, IDMS/ADSO, VSAM, Z/OS, JCL, CA-Endeavor, MS Office

Confidential

Senior Applications Specialist

  • Data migration and conversion consultant responsible for the development and testing of software required for the proper integration of acquired cellular phone company billing software. Database structures examined during migration were IDMS and Oracle.
  • Member of conversion team responsible for development of data migration strategies and related software enhancements to properly populate IDMS based billing software
  • Converted acquired client Oracle based software to IDMS database structures
  • Utilized data migration expertise to meet aggressive deliverable milestones

Environment: COBOLII, CICS, DB2, IDMS/ADSO, VSAM, Z/OS, JCL, CA-Endeavor, Oracle AIX/Unix, SQL, MS Office

Confidential

Legacy Financial Applications Transition to Offshore Project

  • Lead legacy development consultant responsible for the support and enhancement of IDMS/ADSO and CICS developed accounts receivable software for global automobile manufacturer and supplier.
  • Utilize IDMS application programming expertise to fulfill random incident ticket resolution for accounts receivables credit analysis function
  • Mentor junior offshore programmer analysts in IDMS databases navigational techniques.
  • Analyzed current bill payment reporting requirements with key stakeholders to facilitate data mapping sessions for proposed Oracle Financials conversion
  • Automate accounts receivables collection procedures for customers with significant receivables balances
  • Provide IDMS programming expertise for development and testing of software enhancements
  • Lead technical resource tasked to develop strategy for ERP conversion to Oracle Financials or SAP environment.

Environment: COBOLII, CICS, IDMS/ADSO, VSAM, Z/OS, JCL, CA-Librarian, Oracle Financials 11i,SAP, AIX/Unix, JAVA,SQL Loader, REXX, MS Access, MS Excel, MS Visio, and Oracle E-Commerce

Confidential

Medicaid Software Systems Analysis

  • Business analyst tasked to assist Medicaid eligibility personnel with the processing of new applications thru the utilization of EDITS Electronic Data and Image Transfer System claims processing and WMS Welfare Management Systems computer software.
  • Prepare new applications received from Medicare and Medicaid providers throughout the city of New York for input into the caseload registration feature of WMS
  • Assist key end users with the daily tracking and reporting of caseloads processed and verified for accuracy thru the EDITS software
  • In unison with key external business stakeholders documented the interface requirements of the EDITS software with applications developed in Peoplesoft

Environment: EDITS, WMS, PEOPLESOFT, MS VISIO, MS WORD

Confidential

IDMS to Oracle Financials Conversion Project

  • Lead legacy development consultant responsible for the conversion of IDMS/ADSO and CICS developed utility software to Oracle relational database model.
  • Developed the conversion strategy software baseline and test plan execution scripts
  • Applications selected for conversion included inventory control, fixed assets, purchasing, accounts receivables, accounts payables and general ledger functions.
  • Analyzed the IDMS database record storage for materials used for the manufacture of underground natural gas pipelines
  • Performed database administration functions to resolve production issues related to central versions and database performance monitoring and tuning
  • Provided production support for aforementioned IDMS application software
  • Utilized IDMS application programming expertise to fulfill adhoc service requests related to tracking and financial reporting of revenue and expenditures
  • Developed metrics for converting selected mission critical legacy based IDMS and CICS applications to Oracle relational environment
  • Resolved cross functional financial application issues with Java developers

Environment: COBOLII, CICS, IDMS/ADSO, VSAM, Z/OS, JCL, TSO/ISPF, Panvalet, Oracle Financials 11i,IBM InfoSphere, AIX/Unix, JAVA,SQL Loader, REXX, MS Access, MS Excel, MS Visio, and Oracle E-Commerce

Confidential

Cash Management and Treasury Business Functions Oracle Financials Conversion

  • Information Technology Coordinator responsible for providing technical expertise and project management services for the Information Technology and Finance departments to successfully implement the cash management and treasury business functions within an Oracle Financials Release 11i environment.
  • Interviewed subject matter experts in finance and treasury business units to create citywide functional testing procedures and documentation
  • Developed test cases and functional test plans based upon business process workflow documents
  • Finance business functions focused upon consisted of accounts receivables, accounts payables, and purchasing activities
  • Interfaced with city tax revenue personnel for defining file transfer protocol FTP of data transactions from external bank business partners
  • Coordinate the processing of electronic data interchange EDI transactions
  • Developed metrics and project plans for technical and functional consultants

Environment: COBOLII, Oracle Financials 11i, Oracle HRMS, AIX/Unix, SQL Loader, MS Access, MS Excel, MS Word, MS Visio, Oracle E-Commerce, and Quick TestPro

Confidential

Systems Analyst/Tester

  • Involved in the development, testing, and enhancement of asset portfolio management software.
  • Developed and enhanced the brokerage clearing and accounting software
  • Developed enhancements to portfolio management software for recognition of tax consequences of Real Estate Investment Trust REIT
  • Participated in initial development techniques for conversion of mission critical brokerage online software from IDMS to DB2

Environment: COBOLII, CICS, IDMS, IDD, OLQ, DB2, CA7, Endevor, Z/OS, JCL, MQ Series, and VSAM

Confidential

MBS Acquisitions Applications

  • System Analyst Consultant, involved in the development and support of the mortgage backed securities accounting software.
  • Developed and tested application code to meet new accounting reinstatement initiatives and pooling identification enhancements
  • Verified for accuracy and timely completion the daily MBS batch processing cycle
  • Documented test plans and application statement of requirements to augment aforementioned requests

Environment: COBOLII, CICS, IDMS, ADSO, IDD, OLQ, DB2, CA7, Endevor, MVS/JCL, MQ Series, VSAM, TSO/ISPF, and Panvalet

Confidential

Court Case Management System Software Conversion

  • Quality Assurance Testing Consultant, involved in the conversion, testing, and quality assurance of the Automated Court Management system ACMS from the IDMS database structure to a CICS/DB2 environment.
  • Performed compliance testing and validation of converted IDMS software utilizing predefined dialog test scripts based upon business rules
  • Provided application coding and SQL tuning suggestions based upon batch stream performance coupled with reported software defects

Environment: COBOLII, CICS, IDMS, ADSO, IDD, OLQ, DB2, MVS/JCL, MS Visio, TestDirector, Quick TestPro, TSO/ISPF, and Panvalet

Confidential

Legacy to Oracle Financials Conversion

  • Project Lead Business Analyst tasked to implement the conversion of IDMS manufacturing resource planning software to Oracle Financials environment.
  • Performed analysis, design, development, and testing activities related to targeted Oracle Financials implementation plans
  • Prepared documents for process maps, customization requirements definitions, and ADSO dialog database records requirements
  • Provided test plans as part of the test planning management process
  • Analyzed extensively all systems related to the logistics of the inventory control and purchasing procurement process coupled with proper journal entries thru the accounts payable subsystem
  • Analyzed customizations and financial interfaces to the IDMS CAS manufacturing suite of applications for risk analysis and quality improvements
  • Advised the client on process simplification and system modulation techniques required for migration to the Oracle environment

Environment: COBOLII, DB2, IDMS Cullinet , ADSO, CAS, IDD, OLQ, DMLO, MVS/JCL, AIX/Unix, Oracle Financials 11i, AIM, PL/SQL, MS Visio, IRWIN, and VSAM

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