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Senior Cobol Developer Resume

Elmsford, NY

SUMMARY

  • Strong mainframe background in financial services, direct selling, government service, health care and credit collections industries. Proven success in mainframe program design, coding, testing, implementation and post - implementation support for both new and existing programs. Experienced in all phases of the software development life cycle (SDLC).

TECHNICAL SKILLS

Systems: MVS/ESA; TSO/ISPF-PDF; ICCF; DOS VSE; Windows

Languages: JCL; CICS; Cobol/Cobol II; DB2/SQL; ADABAS; APS/BAPS; OS/MVS; Oracle; Visual Basic; HTML/DHTML; JavaScript; VBScript; C++; Java.

Software: Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, FrontPage, Outlook, Visio); Lotus Notes/Sametime; Internet Explorer; Mozilla Firefox; Google Chrome; Visual InterDev; Visual Studio 6.0, IBM Relational Developer System Z (RDz).

Tools: Expediter; Changeman; Easytrieve; Endevor; FTP/SFTP; NDM; Platinum; CA-7

Concepts: Problem analysis; structured programming design & techniques; Debugging; Testing procedure; Database and table handling.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Confidential, Elmsford, NY

Senior Cobol Developer

Responsibilities:

  • Created new batch program to receive new client data and convert for input into existing batch payment collection processing using VSAM files.
  • Revised existing batch reports to limit data output allowing for faster access to fresh data.

Confidential, Charlotte, NC

Analyst/Developer

Responsibilities:

  • Modified existing daily batch programs to transmit data to the clients using SFTP while maintaining government mandated security protocols concerning client data.
  • Modified existing Cobol programs to satisfy new contracts needs to process insurance claims for outside vendors.
  • Created new standalone Cobol modules to be used as by any Cobol program.
  • Updated and enhanced existing stored procedure for compressing files before transmitting via SFTP/FTP.
  • Implemented new and updated procedures for SFTP steps to add the current date to the outgoing file name(s).
  • Modified existing programs to process claims based on region pursuant to new government contracts.
  • Conduct and participate in peer code reviews before moving projects through the testing process.
  • Provide support for mainframe production issues as needed.

Confidential

Cobol Developer/Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Implemented new processes to fully automate daily batch cycle jobs for the Denver client.
  • Installed new daily batch cycle jobs to process ticketing data for new client in Arlington, VA.
  • Designed and implemented new reports for various clients pursuant to their individual needs. This allowed each municipal government to correctly ascertain how much income was being collected from their ticketing systems.
  • Modified an existing Cobol/Cobol II program to validate and report on all disposition codes. This was done for a companion system other than the one I normally worked on.
  • Modified existing daily batch programs to transmit and retrieve ticketing data from various municipal governments using SFTP which increased client data security while complying with corporate security policy concerning client data.
  • Implemented numerous modifications to existing batch programs that streamlined and enhanced the functionality of each. These modifications took advantage of advances in Cobol/Cobol II which led to noticeable improvements in the daily batch cycle performance..

Confidential

Lead IT Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Designed, coded and implemented an entirely new process for the Canada market where the trends would be based upon the trends in the US market. This led to an elimination of a legacy process encompassing 5 different programs and improved the Canada trend figures substantially.
  • Redesigned the process in which the system calculates the trends coming from the Puerto Rico market to accurately reflect the demand needed by supply chain. This resulted in cost savings during the product ordering process.
  • Implemented changes to the process wherein records were not sent to the downstream planning systems based on certain values designated by the users in the Puerto Rico market.
  • Modified an existing Cobol/Cobol II program to validate and report on all disposition codes. This was done for a companion system other than the one I normally worked on.
  • Corrected pre-existing SQL statements within numerous batch jobs which were causing abends during the batch cycle. Many of these statements were completely overhauled to take advantage of better coding practices and advances in DB2.
  • Implemented numerous modifications to existing batch programs that streamlined and enhanced the functionality of each. These modifications took advantage of advances in Cobol/Cobol II and DB2 which led to noticeable improvements in the daily batch cycle performance.
  • Worked with the operations team to manage the batch cycle. This included maintaining and updating the daily, weekly and monthly production batch cycle schedules as well as running various “ad hoc” jobs using CA-7.
  • Provide rotating 24/7/365 mainframe support for overnight batch process.

Confidential

Senior Associate

Responsibilities:

  • Designed and implemented numerous modifications to the existing CICS programs whereby certain cases would need to be reviewed by a service center supervisor prior to being closed. This led to greater accuracy in client responses as it insured that client issues that have been escalated were being resolved prior to closing,
  • Added a new feature to the system wherein the users could change the status of a case from and to “pending” status. This required extensive interaction with data modelers and DBAs to modify existing tables in the production environment and integrate that within our homegrown system.
  • Created a new daily batch job that would automatically close all cases in “pending” status once they have been in that state for more than the allowable time specified.
  • Created a module that is used when the PRDB link is executed to retrieve securities and account data from the web via MQ, perform edit-checking and then pass the information back to the users via MQ.
  • To enhance the appearance of the front-end of the system, designed and implemented modifications to an existing CICS program to have some fields displayed or not based upon whether comments were required, not required or optional.
  • In order to insure that client issues were being handled in the proper order, implemented changes to existing programs to reverse the order of the cases as they are viewed on the worksheet so that the most recent cases (highest case numbers) would be at the top instead of the bottom.
  • Added a new daily batch job that would update the employee club code on production tables during the batch cycle.
  • Designed, coded and implemented the retirement of a specific directory on the system. This included creating a warning message regarding the impending retirement of the directory on the CICS screen and then blocking access to the directory after it was retired.

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