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Websphere Mq Consultant Resume

SUMMARY:

  • 33 years of Mainframe Systems Programming experience architecting and leading the implementation of complex Operating System and Subsystem installations and upgrades.
  • Mainframe Security SME and Auditor.
  • Lead Mainframe Monitoring and Alerting via Mainframe and Windows/UNIX based software.
  • Middleware installation, customization and monitoring across mainframe and distributed platforms.
  • Mainframe Automation implementaion and customization.
  • Broad experience delivering presentations, technology transfer workshops and hands - on demos for technical and non-technical audiences.

SUMMARY OF TECHNICAL SKILLS:

Operating Systems: z/OS (aka MVS, OS/390), z/VM, AIX, Linux, Windows

Security Software: RACF, ACF2, Top Secret (aka TSS)

Middleware: CICS, IMS, WebSphere MQ, Connect Direct

Automation: SA z/OS, CA-OPS/MVS, CA-AUTOMATE

DASD Administration: DFSMS, BMC MainView SRM (Stop-X37), FDR, CA-Disk

Tape Management: DFSMSrmm, CA-1

Job Scheduling: TWS, CA-7, CA-11, Control-M

Report Writing: DFSORT, SYNCSORT

Network Software: VTAM, TCP/IP

Output Management: CA-Spool, CA-View (SAR), RMDS, VPW, Mobius, CA-BUNDL

Printer Management: VPS, Infoprint

Session Management: CA-TPX, CL/Supersession (Session Manager)

Monitoring Software: MXG, MICS, OMEGAMON, TMON, RMF, Resolve, Nastel

Programming Languages: Assembler, CLIST, Rexx, PL/I, COBOL, FORTRAN, C

Storage: IBM DASD, EMC DASD, IBM DS6800, Oracle (STK) 9310

Desktop: Windows, Linux, MS-Office

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

WebSphere MQ Consultant

Confidential

Responsibilities:

  • Support WebSphere MQ on z/OS
  • Planned and upgraded z/OS (aka MVS, OS/390) WMQ V7.0.1 to V7.1.0 for customer with 24x7 large scale complex environments ( high volume, large number of CICS and IMS applications, users in multiple continents)
  • Designed/Wrote Rexx Application to aid in MQ Health Checks
  • Interacted with CA-OPS/MVS to Startup/Shutdown WebSphere MQ and suggest changes to Up Messages

WebSphere MQ Consultant

Confidential

Responsibilities:

  • Support WebSphere MQ on z/OS
  • Assist/train team members on TSO/ISPF, JCL, Monitoring
  • Rexx programming to produce Implementation Forecast which is emailed daily to interested parties

WebSphere MQ Consultant

Confidential, Denver, CO

Responsibilities:

  • Plan and configure WebSphere MQ on z/OS
  • Design Security (RACF) environment for WebSphere MQ on z/OS
  • Explain WebSphere MQ RACF Security to customer and plan for its implementation

z/OS Consultant

Confidential

Responsibilities:

  • Order/install IBM Application Performance Analyzer and Debug Tool
  • Research and APPLY PSP to be ready for zBC12 Processor Upgrade
  • RACF Planning and Administration
  • Install and configure z/VM 6.3
  • Configure AT-TLS for FTPS on z/OS
  • Order/Apply Toleration Maintenance so that upgrades can be backed out if necessary
  • Order/Install/Configure z/OS 2.1 and migrate users, data and customizations from z/OS 1.13
  • Repair HMC configuration and Automation so that all LPARs start automatically after an Activate
  • DS6800 Storage Administration
  • Liaison between CTI and hardware and softwar vendors

WebSphere Consultant

Confidential

Responsibilities:

  • z/OS (aka MVS, OS/390) WebSphere MQ (WMQ) Support
  • Plan and enable ACF2 Security on Mainframe Queue Managers
  • Maintain and support OMEGAMON July 2013 - Consultant Cartagena Software Markham, ON
  • Research and test Super User, a new USS security product for RACF
  • RACF Planning and administration
  • Install, customize, test ISKLM for encrypting Tape Data
  • Configure SMTP on z/OS
  • Consult/Test Automation implementation via Co-Pilot.

WebSphere Consultant

Confidential

Responsibilities:

  • z/OS (aka MVS, OS/390) WebSphere MQ (WMQ) Support z/OS (aka MVS, OS/390) WebSphere MQ (WMQ) and WebSphere Application Server (WAS) upgrades
  • Planned and upgraded z/OS (aka MVS, OS/390) WMQ V5.3.1 to V7.0.1, V6 to V7.1 for multi-national customers with 24x7 large scale complex environments (multiple Queue Sharing Groups, high volume, large number of CICS and IMS applications, users in multiple continents) z/OS Tivoli OMEGAMON XE for Messaging installation/configuration
  • RACF and ACF2 Review and Changes
  • Rexx and CLIST programming
  • Design, Build, Implement Rexx solution to generate ALTER NEWNAME (IDCAMS) Commands for middleware implementation of maintenance and upgrades
  • Interacted with CA-OPS/MVS to Startup/Shutdown WebSphere MQ December 2010 - February 2012 Senior Technical Analyst New Horizon System Solutions/Ontario Power Generation Toronto, ON
  • Installed CICS TS 4.1, Enterprise COBOL 4.2 and File Manager V11
  • RACF Review and changes
  • Upgraded a CICS/IDMS Region from CICS TS 1.3 to CICS TS 2.3, upgraded a CICS/DB2 Region from CICS TS 2.3 to CICS TS 4.1
  • Administered DFSMSrmm, VPS
  • Designed and Implemented DFSMSrmm Exits and parameter changes for a new

Confidential, Brooklyn, NY

I/T Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Second Level support for z/OS and Software Products including System Automation RACF, WebSphere (MQ Series V5.2.0 and Application Server V5) and CICS
  • Installed/Upgraded/Configured/Coordinated CANDLE OMEGAMON XE Products (MVS, CICS, DB2, WebSphere MQ and Mainframe Networks) on 15 LPARs
  • Automation: Debugged CANDLE OMEGACENTER GATEWAY and POVI. Redesigned SA MATs and Parent/Child relationships.
  • Updated SYSRES Clone (ISPF) Dialog to convert from DFSMSdss to FDR and Real Tape to Virtual Tape (VTCS).
  • Ongoing: Media cleanup, Catalog cleanup, RACF cleanup.
  • Installed/Upgraded/Customized EMC Software on z/OS: Resource Pack, IFS, IFT, SRDF.
  • Installed/Upgraded/Customized BMC DASD Storage Software on z/OS: MAINVIEWSRM StopX37/II
  • Product Migrations: Converted JCL Streams from File-AID to FileManager during product migration and assisted users to convert from Intertest and Expediter to DebugTool
  • Assisted DB2 Upgrades from V6 to V7
  • Installed, customized and maintained z/OS 1.4, 1.7 and 1.9, including ServerPac Dataset Naming Convention and layout, reinstalling Usermods (and redesigning where necessary), migrating forward ISV Software Products (e.g. MIM, SYNCSORT, Sun/STK HSC and VTCS, SoftAudit) and Usercatalogs
  • Translated (Rexx Execs) from VM (and wrote Assembler programs and JCL for the z/OS environment), maintained and customized a legacy (APL/DI) PL/1 application to un-Invert data from z/OS going to the Linux environment via NFS on z/OS. Rewrote a section of this application to handle non-Integer and Floating Point data.
  • Designed, wrote and implemented an Assembler Language (BAL, ALC) application, Connect:Direct (NDM) Security Exit and FTP Logon Exit to record Userids and Passwords to assist a migration from z/OS to a UNIX environment.
  • Planned, installed, customized CICS TS 3.2 and upgraded from CICS TS 2.2 including Debug Tool, Fault Analyzer and File Manager. Customizations included reinstalling/redesigning usermods and evaluating/implementing RACF changes.
  • Rewrote a portion of a COBOL program (which parses CSV Data) in Assembler and thereby saved 50% CPU across 16 daily jobs which process 5,000,000,000 records.
  • AIX: Self-Study course, Second Level support of Batch (MBM) Environment. Converted/Tested Batch Jobs to use TRX instead of FTP. Ongoing troubleshooting and administration of WebSphere MQ Series.
  • Linux: Ongoing troubleshooting and administration of TCP Wrappers and Connect Direct (NDM).
  • Windows: Ongoing troubleshooting and administration of Connect Direct (NDM) and WebSphere MQ Series. Level 2 support for IBM MQ WebSphere MQ Explorer Nastel AutoPilot and Sterling Control Center.
  • Upgraded Connect Direct (Linux) from 3.8 to 4.0 and Sterling Control Center from 4.2 to 5.1.
  • Upgraded z/VM from 5.2 to 5.4.
  • Upgraded HSC (Sun/STK Silo Software) on MVS and VM from 6.0 to 6.2.
  • Participated in Site-Swap of AIX and Linux systems. Reconciled TCP/IP differences for TCP Wrappers and Connect Direct nodes.
  • Designed, wrote and implemented a PL/1 and Rexx (VM) application to reconcile an inventory of restored backup files (being sent to a regulatory body) with lists of date ranges for these files (to ensure that none were missing).
  • WebSphere MQ Series: Self-Study course, Second Level support for WebSphere MQ Series on z/OS, UNIX and Windows
  • Designed, wrote and implemented a combination of C-Language Programs and BASH Scripts to capture Passive Mode FTP failures across disparate UNIX Systems.
  • Assisted in converting Mainframe z/OS COBOL Programs to run on AIX in Microfocus COBOL.
  • Designed, tested and updated laboratory exercises for a z/VM Education courseware provider.
  • Plan/Define/Code/Test/Implement/Document System Automation (SA z/OS) environment for z/OS IPL and Shutdown, including CICS and IMS.
  • Document procedures for adding additional CICS and IMS SubSystems
  • Customize Security (RACF) environment for z/OS

I/T Consultant

Confidential

Responsibilities:

  • Chief Systems Programmer for a Migration from OS/390 2.10 to z/OS 1.4 including 64-bit Architecture implementation. Some (Assembler Language) Usermods required rewriting.
  • Project Planning/Management
  • Second Level support for Operating System and Software
  • I designed and wrote (RACF, z/OS Security Server) security-related reporting software to assist the Security Department (and other Infrastructure areas) in their quest to be OCC compliant.
  • The reports were written using a combination of Vanguard, ICETOOL/SYNCTOOL and Rexx.
  • Was responsible to do Security Administration and Knowledge Transfer to Security Officers.
  • I migrated OS/390 2.9 to z/OS 1.4.
  • After gathering and applying Toleration Maintenance, z/OS was installed from a ServerPac.
  • Subsequently, NJE and TCP/IP connections to VM were verified.
  • Assembler Language Usermods were rewritten where necessary.

I/T Specialist

Confidential

Responsibilities:

  • Implemented Performance Reporting Facility (VMPRF) and TCP/IP connectivity between z/VM (on a Multiprise 3000) and a LAN (using Emulated I/O).
  • Was on call for Production issues.
  • Installed and implemented z/VM and Linux Guests.
  • Installed and configured Linux on Intel and S/390 (Z900) platforms.
  • Did an OS/390 Migration from 2.5 to 2.8. This included debugging CICS Application programs (written in Assembler). Also, it involved upgrading/implementing OMEGAMON (MVS, CICS, MQ, and IMS) and (Compuware) File-AID and Abend-AID. Was on call for Production issues.
  • Supported application developers in a COBOL/DB2 environment. This included performance improvements for less than optimal code as well as assisting them with Problem Determination and Resolution.
  • Migrated OS/390 from 1.3 to 2.6. This involved Toleration Maintenance for DFSMS, ATL and ZSeries Processor.
  • Attended WebSphere Application Server (WAS) education and implemented it on OS/390.
  • (RACF) Security Assessment for a customer. This included reviewing all PARMLIB entries, Subsystems and Access (Logical and Physical) Policies for potential security exposures.
  • Learned Java via self-study materials.
  • I designed and built a REXX (Windows Object REXX) application to automate the gathering of SMP/E Pre-/Co-requisite maintenance items using (E)HLLAPI and Personal Communications. A US Patent was obtained for its design.
  • Attended the ACF2 (and Top Secret) to RACF Migration course and did ACF2 to RACF Migrations. I was the Country-Level Number 2 RACF Support Person.
  • Implemented OS/390 V2.6 and CICS TS V1.3. This included identifying RACF Profile additions (e.g. upgrading from CICS V4.1 to CICS TS). Many ISV products were installed and upgraded.
  • Was on call for Production issues.
  • Upgraded ISV products to be Y2K-compatible. I installed, configured and customized IBM and ISV products including: TCP/IP, CICS V4, SDF II, SUPRA, CA90s, CA-ACF2, CA-BUNDL, CA-LSERV, CA-EasyTrieve+, Intertest, MegaSolve/SSA and BETA 42.
  • Defined RACF Profiles for the upgrade including CICS V2 to CICS V4.Designed and wrote a Utility to allow all SDF II Screen Definitions to be GENERATEd, Assembled and Link Editted via a batch ISPF Application.
  • Did a Y2K OS/390 products Upgrade. I installed, configured and customized IBM and ISV products including: ADABAS, NATURAL, PREDICT, NATURAL Security, ADABAS Online Services, IOA/CTM/CTO, CA-View and CA-Deliver.
  • I designed, built and implemented a “Toolkit” targeted at MVS Systems Programmers who do work at customer sites. The Toolkit is flexible vis-a-vis Dataset Naming Conventions and DASD VOLSERs.
  • Also, it is SMP/E-Installable making it relatively easy to install and maintain.
  • Implemented a SysPlex. I installed many IBM and ISV Software Products and designed Assembler Language Exits for MVS, JES2, SMF, DFSMShsm and CA-1.
  • Upgraded MICS and OLTP/DBMS (CICS, IMS, DB2) products from BMC and Platinum.

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