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Senior Programmer, Cobol Developer Resume


  • Senior Programmer/Lead with 18+ years in IT and over 16 years of experience in IBM Mainframe Tools and Technologies. Specialized in Automation, Production support, Performance, onsite - offshore model and delivery of projects various sizes and complexity.
  • Expertise working on Health Care Billing, Commercial and Personal Insurance Policy Systems.
  • Experience working with Business Users, Product Analysts and Subject Matter Experts for requirements.
  • Expertise in building applications with COBOL, CICS, JCL, VSAM, XML, MQSeries, Web Service and Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) formats like HL7 v3 XML, ACCORD AL3 XML, X12.
  • Expertise customizing XML schemas and parsing large XML messages in COBOL CICS/BATCH environments.
  • Expertise to create high level, low level designs, flow diagrams of new or existing functionality, test environments, test cases and perform peer reviews.
  • Provide technical support, managed and mentored projects to completion in a fast-paced time sensitive and onsite-offshore environment.
  • Provide support and perform testing of software upgrades/updates on mainframe until production implementation.
  • Created knowledge repository, reports to management and system documentation.
  • Possess a quick learning curve towards any new technology or platform
  • Well acquainted to agile methodology in Software Development Life cycle.


Languages: COBOL 6.2, JCL, Java 2.0, JSP, JDBC, J2EE, J2ME, XML, SOAPWeb Service Definition Language (WSDL)


App/Web Servers: Weblogic 8.0, Websphere 5.0, iPlanet 6.0, Jakarta Tomcat 3.2.3

Databases: IMS DB, TERADATA, DB2 UDB V8.1

Operating Systems: Windows 98/NT/2000/XP, OS/390, Z/OS (1.2 - 1.14)

Tools: & Utilities: VSAM, TSO/ISPF, SDSF, PROJCL, Endevor, CHANGEMAN, Xpeditor, INSYNC, INFOMAN, File-AID, QMF, SPUFI, PDM, $AVRS, FTP, EDI, MANTIS, Quick Edit, Crossplex2.0, TrackRecord, MQ Visual Browse, Altova XMLSpy Toolkit, MQSeries, Symphonia Toolkit, BookSmart, IBM File Manager, Mainview, ASG SMART TEST IBM Debug Tool, Control-M, OPC Scheduler, PANVALET



Senior Programmer, COBOL Developer


  • Compile various types of COBOL programs in v6.2, debug and fix code in programs.
  • Create PDSE libraries to support Enterprise COBOL v6.2.
  • Use “NCMPL” tool for compilation of single or multiple programs.
  • Modify compiler options to support Enterprise COBOL v6.2.
  • Perform Unit Testing and compare results of COBOL v6.2.
  • Promote code to System Testing and Integration Testing regions and provide support.
  • Modify batch jobs to support COBOL v6.2 changes.

Environment: PANVALET, IBM DB2, COBOL v4.2/v6.2, QuickStart


Technical Lead, Senior Programmer


  • Provide Demos to Business Users, Subject Matter Experts, Production Support of New/Modified Flow
  • Subject Matter Expert (SME) for automation projects using XML, MQSeries, CICS and COBOL Batch
  • Created flow diagrams and knowledge documents of new or modified functional flows
  • Customized HL7 v3 schema as needed to Quest Billing System
  • Used HL7 v3 schema to build COBOL XML parser and generate acknowledgement messages.
  • Developed COBOL MQSeries, CICS modules for various projects in Quest Billing System
  • Developed COBOL BATCH modules to load master setup data in production as adhoc requests
  • Performed unit, integration, User Acceptance testing and Web Service testing using Eclipse tool
  • Performed design, code, version control reviews for projects
  • Optimized code for performance improvements in Quest Billing System
  • Well acquainted working on projects using Agile Methodology
  • Create implementation plan, back out plan and submit service requests to CGI or Production Support
  • Scheduled new or modified existing jobs in Control-M scheduler
  • Provided training to resources on areas of expertise in Quest Billing System


System Analyst, Project Lead, Onsite-Offshore Coordinator


  • Provided maintenance, support, Onsite-Offshore coordination for Commercial and Personal Lines Systems
  • Interacted with Business and Product teams for requirements gathering
  • Resolved Customer queries, provided work arounds, solutions to production problems
  • Planned and prioritized projects, defects with effort estimations for monthly releases
  • Managed and mentored a team of off-shore development resources with the size of 10 to 12
  • Interacted with Workers Compensation Bureaus to report policy data electronically and receive approval
  • Analyze and resolve Bureau criticisms on Workers Compensation policy data submitted
  • Interact with vendor (AMS) for Commercial Lines Audit processing
  • Interact with states for electronic submission of DMV, PICs, POCs and Unit Statistical data
  • Worked with vendor (rocket systems) to resolve critical problems identified in testing Crossplex 2.0 upgrade to LCE 5.1
  • Create flow charts for migrating from mainframe to server using Java, .NET, BookSmart and Informatica
  • Create flow charts to automate Personal Lines renewal conversion from legacy to Duck Creek
  • Conducted walkthrough sessions on Personal Lines renewal conversion work flow
  • Developed modules for Commercial and Personal policy conversion to AQS and Duck Creek systems
  • Developed Personal Lines legacy field mappings to ACCORD AL3 format for renewal conversion.
  • Interact with BookSmart vendor to create new fields required in ACCORD AL3 for renewal conversion
  • Project Status reporting to Senior management on Commercial and Personal Lines Policy Admin Systems
  • Analyze, build and provide reports to Business, Senior Management on Commercial and Personal legacy data.
  • Resolve technical problems across Harleysville mainframe applications
  • Create implementation plan and documentation for monthly releases
  • Performed analysis of code for Optimization
  • Created application specific checkpoint documents during mainframe move
  • Seed policies into test environments for Commercial and Personal Lines renewal conversion testing
  • Created modules to fix critical production problems
  • Proactively identify and fix problems in all Commercial and Personal Lines applications
  • Created knowledge repository to train new team members

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