- HARDWARE: IBM43xx, IBM30xx, NCD XTERM, GATEWAY E-1000, HP Vectra VE, UNIX, DELL 820
- SOFTWARE: COBOL, COBOL II, MVS COBOL, DC COBOL, CICS Command and Macro Level,
- IDMS, ADS/O, OLQ, MAPC, DMLO, SQL, SQLPLUS, ORACLE, EASYTRIEVE PLUS, FOCUS, BASIC, ASSEMBLER, VSAM, INTERTEST, CA-LIBRARIAN ELIPS , PANVALET, TSO/ISPF, OS/390, XPEDITER, DOS/VSE, MVS/XA, JCL, ENDEVOR, DB2, QMF, FILEMASTER, UNIX, SYBASE, AQUA DATA STUDIO, CaliberRM and MS Word, Excel and Project 2007.
- OVERVIEW: I have worked on IBM mainframes since 1984 using the above hardware and software.
- During this time, I have worked as an applications programmer/analyst as well as team member, project leader and site manager.
I am currently working at Excellus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield as a Sr. Systems Analyst working on the FEP Federal Employees Program . This involves implementation of vendor software and application of any changes impacting local in-house source code. It also entails off hour support for all batch cycles that run in support of the application. This is a mainframe system written in COBOL using VSAM files and JCL in support of processing.
I was employed at Lockheed Martin as a senior systems integration analyst serving as the engineering lead for 4 applications. I served in various capacities on each system ranging from project planner to lead tester. The responsibilities include password maintenance for several accounts on the various platforms. These technologies include UNIX, Windows Blade, Oracle, Sybase, Cold Fusion, SQL and PHP. Prior to this assignment, I used SEI-CMM guidelines supporting projects in the MRP system. The manufacturing system includes financials and interfaces to many other systems within the company. The technologies invoked include COBOL II, DC COBOL, ADS/O, OLQ, MAPC, DMLO, ELIPS, TSO/ISPF, JCL and IDMS.
I was working as a project leader/ site manager of a 4 member team supporting the Managed Health Care system utilizing CA-LIBRARIAN ELIPS , MVS COBOL, SQL, DB2 and VSAM for Excellus Blue Cross/ Blue Shield of Central New York. This included off-hour support as well as full system maintenance. Working under SEI-CMM guidelines for Computer Aid, Inc., I was responsible for estimating, resource management and target date coordination of multiple projects including HIPAA enhancements.
I worked under contract for MONY applying service pack upgrades to the Group Universal Life system. This includes utilization of ENDEVOR, XPEDITER, MVS COBOL, SQL, and DB2. The project included implementing six new software versions plus data conversions as well as new functionality. All versions needed custom code applied specific to the MONY requirements.
- I was responsible for system upgrades involving the MRP system. This involved heavy IDMS maintenance and testing including batch as well as ADS/O and DC COBOL programs. I had direct user contact often handling reported problems from analysis to implementation using SEI-CMM methodology. The software used included IBM utilities, COBOL II, JCL as well as the technologies previously mentioned. Among the various projects throughout my contract was subcontract work conducted for the State of Maryland Juvenile Justice Department. This particular project entailed migration of an IDMS relational database to a UNIX based ORACLE system. Using samples provided, I accessed an assigned SQL server and wrote SQLPLUS scripts for table loading into ORACLE via FTP mode.
- As a second job at night, I also worked for FiServ in Syracuse as a consultant analyst from 9/97-12/97. This entailed data mapping from an existing check RECON system to a new package system. I used COBOL, VSAM and JCL on this project.
- I was a contract consultant at Goulds Pumps Inc. in Seneca Falls, NY. My primary responsibilities included current system support as well as complete data transfer to the AS/400 platform that they were converting to. I used COBOL, IDMS, EASYTRIEVE PLUS, JCL, IBM utilities, FOCUS and a host of PC software to create documentation of every file transferred. I started out assisting the project leader but soon took over the whole project when she decided to leave the company.
- The project came in ahead of schedule and under budget.
- Also during this period, I was under contract with Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield.
- This entailed work on an optical reader development project team utilizing Cobol II, VSAM, JCL and IBM utilities. The program written would take a data string scanned in from a claim document and load it into a VSAM file for nightly processing. This was to aid in the elimination of data entry errors that can occur from manual entry.
I was responsible for processing of trust and all time deposits as well as Federal Reserve interfacing. This included ATM interaction and document processes utilizing COBOL, CICS, VSAM and JCL. The trust department used a package system that I had to implement system modifications to from the package company and re-apply all custom code that had been added for our specific site.
I worked as part of an eight-member support group for the commercial line policy system. I used COBOL, VSAM, EASYTRIEVE PLUS and JCL while at this site. This position included an on call rotation and implementation of system upgrades.
A manufacturer of electrical connectors for military, aerospace and commercial flight systems, I worked with many facets of the business. These included payroll, billing, shipping, receiving and cost accounting. I used COBOL, IDMS, CICS, ASSEMBLER, PANVALET, INTERTEST, JCL and VSAM. Two particular projects that stand out at this site were a 25 level bill of material explosion written in CICS and accessing relational database files using IDMS, and the bar code scanning project for the shipping department. Both projects were very involved and all coding and testing were my responsibility. The two projects used first time technologies at the company.