Lead Mainframe Developer Resume Profile, Jackson, MS   

Reference Id: 73013     Posted on Saturday 8th August 2015      Mainframe Developer



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Lead Mainframe Developer Resume Profile, Jackson, MS   
  CAREER SUMMARY:   10 years of professional Information Technology experience involving full software development life cycle including Requirements gathering, Analysis, Design, Development, and Implementation of application software, maintenance and production support for Healthcare, Banking, Telecom and Transportation environments.   PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:  
  • 10+ years of Experience in developing and supporting application software on the IBM Mainframes using COBOL, DB2, IMS DB, CICS, JCL, VSAM.
  • Developed applications using COBOL, JCL, IMS DB, DB2, VSAM, CICS, CLIST, REXX, SAS and Easytrieve.
  • Well familiar with various tools like FILE-AID, SPUFI, SDF2, QMF, CA7, FTP, NDM (Connect: Direct), BMS, MQ Series, Control-M, T-Mon, XPEDITOR, CHANGEMAN, ENDEAVOR, PANVALET and INTERTEST and SMARTEST among others.
  • Involved in the entire life cycle, right from the requirements phase to delivery phase in development and enhancements.
  • Performed quality reviews for coding, documentation and testing phases.
  • Strong skills in performing Manual Testing.
  • Expertise in developing Test Plans and Test Cases.
  • Expertise using HP/Mercury Quality Center for generating reports in each phase of testing.
  • Excellent skills in bug reporting tools such as HP/ Mercury Quality Center and bug tracking tools such as Team Track and Rational Clear Quest and Version control tools such as VSS, Rational Clear Case
  • Organized the calls to make sure onsite-offshore are at same page always.
  • Involved in the Analysis phase and prepared the Impact analysis documents and also the estimates for the enhancements and bug fixes.
  • Actively involved in peer reviews for different phases (Design/Coding/Testing) and prepared code review check lists.
  • Created E-Fixes if required for the production ABENDs. Prepared Documents for all the ABENDs and made sure all the team members are at same page.
  • On-call support for 24X7 mission critical applications.
  • Experience working in an Agile development environment
  • Possess excellent communication skills, is self-starter and is self-motivated, is active in team-participation. Have experience as an application team lead and is able to mentor developers lacking MVS/OS390 skills.
  • Good documentation skills
  • Strong debugging & problem solving skills.
  • Maintain a positive attitude in the face of changes in work assignments or conditions.
    SKILL-SET SUMMARY:   Programming Languages          -       COBOL, JCL, SQL, SAS, C, C++ and Java Operating Systems                      -       MVS, OS/390, Z/OS, DOS, Windows’95/98/NT, UNIX Databases                                      -       DB2, IMS DB, VSAM Tools/Applications                  -    CICS, SPUFI, ISPF, Endeavor, Intertest, Smartest, File Aid, File Aid for IMS, Control-M, T-Mon, Xpeditor, REXX, Easytrieve, CA7, SDF2, QMF, RJCL, FTP, NDM, BMS, MQ Series, Panvalet, Changeman, HPSC, Vips-Assist, Exporter, CSF messenger, MS-office, MS-Power Point, MS Outlook, Visio.   Professional Experience:   Confidential                                                         Sr Mainframe Developer   Project Description:   Confidential provides a set of common formats, software and procedures for communicating claims data among Plans. Plans can use Confidential to transmit submission claims data, adjudicated claims data and paid claims data in formats that use common data elements, data element descriptions and record layouts.   The Standard Confidential Formats has following three most important formats:  
  • Submission Format (SF)
  • Disposition Format (DF)
  • Reconciliation Format (RF)
  Responsibilities:  
  • Involved in the entire life cycle, right from the requirements phase to delivery phase in the Releases/enhancements.
  • Attended meetings with Business Systems Analysts to understand what is being requested from the business. Provided estimates to the business for the work being requested.
  • Developed project plans with focus on completeness and achievability. Tracking the progress of task completion and assess impact of changes to the original project plan.
  • Involved in the Analysis phase and prepared the Impact analysis documents.
  • Derived technical requirements from given business requirements.
  • Involved in the design phase and prepared the required design documents.
  • Extensively involved in coding of COBOL programs, IMS DB programs, Copybooks, JCLs, PROCS, CICS and DB2 changes as per standards with focus on maintainability.
  • Well familiar with changeman process (creating package, Check out members, making changes to elements, Freeze, Approve the package etc).
  • Modified/added JCL/PROC/CNTL members for existing programs as well as for new programs.
  • Prepared UTPs (Unit test plans) and participated in unit testing/regression testing and supported the Integration testing for other teams as needed.
  • Created SFs for HOST plans and DFs for HOME plans. Assisted Business area in creating test data for various releases, projects.
  • Extensively used debugging tools such as Xpediter to resolve any abends faced while testing. Also used other supporting tools such as File-Aid and BMC tools as per the need.
  • Developed Test Plans and Test Cases.
  • Actively involved in peer reviews for different phases (Design/Coding/Testing) and prepared code review check lists.
  • Created Daily status reports, Final Metrics sheets for the completed modules.
  • Analyze and provide resolutions to P1/P2 incidents in Production environments in daily cycle.
  • Assist in preparing dash board reports for daily cycles Involved in the Analysis of programs as per client requests.
  • Provided inputs to manager for individual development plans for team members to meet their need for growth (training, mentoring etc).
  Environment: Mainframes (COBOL, JCL, CICS, TSO, IMS DB, DB2, CLIST, SAS, VSAM), HEAT, Quality center, File-Aid, File-Aid for DB2, Changeman.     Confidential Computer System Analyst   Responsibilities:  
  • Provided shoulder-to-shoulder operations on-site support.
  • Daily/weekly Batch Job monitoring in Control-M/CA7.
  • Resolving the basic space issues, JCL errors and contention abends on own.
  • Openings/Assigning tickets in HPSC to relevant programming groups whenever required.
  • Restart (from beginning or from a particular step)/Force complete/bypass/cancel/put jobs on hold in Control-M as per the instructions from Application programmer.
  • Provide support and assistance with AutoEdit Variables to the CSA’s and schedulers.
  • Analyze and provide resolutions to P1/P2 incidents in Production environments in daily cycle for IMF (CADE2).
  • Provides shoulder-to-shoulder support to IBM CSAs and database administrators in order to fully educate the CSAs on CADE2 issues
  • Provide shoulder-to-shoulder support for IBM’s DB2 Cloning Tool, Flash Copy and data replication tool, and actively participates in problem resolution as needed.
  • Assist in the interpretation as well as the usage of TMON/DB2 online monitoring as needed.
  • Develops triage and resolution documentation for P1/P2 incidents in the FIT and Production environments to be included in the SOCC knowledge database.
  • Assist in Disaster Recovery planning and documentation as it relates to data replication of data recovery efforts.
  • Support performance design, monitoring, tuning, testing, and problem resolution.
  • Evaluate Job Control Language (JCL) to assist in resolving production problems as needed.
  • Assist in preparing dash board reports for daily cycles Involved in the Analysis of programs as per client requests.
  • Preparing Documents for all the ABENDs faced and making sure all the team members are at same page.
  Environment: Mainframes (COBOL, JCL, TSO, DB2, IMS DB, VSAM), Control-M, TMon, File manager, Endeavor, SPUFI, REXX, KISAM, Sharepoint.         Confidential Sr Mainframe Programmer Analyst   Confidential is a user-friendly menu-driven system that allows authorized users to enter requests for data from various Confidential data repositories.  A user can only request data within the guidelines of their Confidential.  Confidential is integrated with the Confidential for Confidential information and to provide shipping information for extracted data written to foreign media.  
  • Designed and coded application components in an Agile environment utilizing a test driven development approach.
  • Created and maintained project tasks and schedules.
  • Provided programming estimates, identified potential problems and recommended alternative solutions.
  • Worked in close cooperation with project managers and other functional team members to form a team effort in development.
  • Added new programs or modified the existing COBOL/CICS modules which uses IMS DB/DB2 database as per the requirements.
  • Modified/added JCL/PROC/CNTL members for existing programs as well as for new programs.
  • Prepared UTPs (Unit test plans) and participated in unit testing/regression testing and supported the Integration testing for other teams as needed.
  • Extensively used debugging tools such as Xpediter to resolve any abends faced while testing. Also used other supporting tools such as File-Aid and BMC tools as per the need.
  • Actively involved in peer reviews for different phases (Design/Coding/Testing) and prepared code review check lists.
  • Developing recommendations for testing policy and procedure to support accurate and timely testing
  • Ensuring the overall quality, accuracy and thoroughness of the testing efforts
  • Effort Estimation for all Test activities
  • Reviewing Functional test cases written by the test team
  • Created Daily status reports, Final Metrics sheets for the completed modules.
  • Actively involved in Quarter Update Process for different data sources (SAF, MEDPAR, NCH, NMUD)
  • Involved in preparing the UTPs (Unit test plans) and also in the unit testing and Chain testing.
  • Analyze and provide resolutions to P1/P2 incidents in Production environments in daily cycle.
  • Assist in preparing dash board reports for daily cycles Involved in the Analysis of programs as per client requests.
  Environment: Mainframes (COBOL, JCL, CICS, TSO, DB2, IMS DB, SAS, VSAM), DESY, DADSS, Vips-Assit, HP Quality Center, Rational ClearQuest, Agile methodology.     Confidential Computer System Analyst   Responsibilities:  
  • Provided shoulder-to-shoulder operations on-site support.
  • Daily/weekly Batch Job monitoring in Control-M/CA7.
  • Resolving the basic space issues, JCL errors and contention abends on own.
  • Openings/Assigning tickets in HPSC to relevant programming groups whenever required.
  • Restart (from beginning or from a particular step)/Force complete/bypass/cancel/put jobs on hold in Control-M as per the instructions from Application programmer.
  • Provide support and assistance with AutoEdit Variables to the CSA’s and schedulers.
  • Analyze and provide resolutions to P1/P2 incidents in Production environments in daily cycle for IMF (CADE2).
  • Provides shoulder-to-shoulder support to IBM CSAs and database administrators in order to fully educate the CSAs on CADE2 issues
  • Provide shoulder-to-shoulder support for IBM’s DB2 Cloning Tool, Flash Copy and data replication tool, and actively participates in problem resolution as needed.
  • Assist in the interpretation as well as the usage of TMON/DB2 online monitoring as needed.
  • Develops triage and resolution documentation for P1/P2 incidents in the FIT and Production environments to be included in the SOCC knowledge database.
  • Assist in Disaster Recovery planning and documentation as it relates to data replication of data recovery efforts.
  • Support performance design, monitoring, tuning, testing, and problem resolution.
  • Evaluate Job Control Language (JCL) to assist in resolving production problems as needed.
  • Assist in preparing dash board reports for daily cycles Involved in the Analysis of programs as per client requests.
  • Preparing Documents for all the ABENDs faced and making sure all the team members are at same page.
  Environment: Mainframes (COBOL, JCL, TSO, IMS DB, DB2, VSAM), Control-M, TMon, File manager, Endeavor, SPUFI, KISAM, Sharepoint.     Confidential Lead Mainframe Developer   Project Description:   Confidential is one of the leading banks in the Confidential with a huge customer base predominant in the south and southeast of Confidential. Platform is one of the Confidential in-house applications. This is a mix of both Client Sever Technologies and Legacy Mainframe Technologies.   Platform is used by all branches and several back office departments. The workstations communicate with the local server, which handles the transmission of data from the branches across the Confidentialto the mainframe. The graphical front end provides a point of entry for the major Confidential application systems.   Responsibilities:  
  • Involved in the entire life cycle, right from the requirements phase to delivery phase in the Releases/enhancements.
  • Involved in the Analysis of programs as per client requests.
  • Lead team of six (onshore and offshore model) and made sure that all the deliverables were on-time.
  • Performed quality reviews for coding, documentation and testing phases.
  • Organized the calls to make sure onsite-offshore are at same page always.
  • Involved in the Analysis phase and prepared the Impact analysis documents and also the estimates for the enhancements and bug fixes.
  • Involved in the design phase and prepared the required documents such as DD.
  • Made the code changes in COBOL programs which use DB2, IMS, CICS and also in the JCLs and PROCs.
  • Involved in preparing the UTPs (Unit test plans) and also in the unit testing and Chain testing.
  • Involved in the production support (24x7) to monitor daily batch cycle and to handle different incidents.
  • Handling E-Fixes if required for the production ABENDs.
  • Preparing Documents for all the ABENDs faced and making sure all the team members are at same page.
  • Generated reports as per the client requests.
    Environment: Mainframes (COBOL, JCL, CICS, TSO, DB2, IMS, VSAM), Easytrieve, Expeditor, File manager, Endeavor, CA-7, SPUFI, Exporter, CSF messenger, HPSC.     Confidential Senior Mainframe Developer   Project Description:   Confidential is one of the leading banks in the Confidential with a huge customer base predominant in the south and southeast of Confidential. Platform is one of the SunTrust Bank’s in-house applications. This is a mix of both Client Sever Technologies and Legacy Mainframe Technologies.   Confidential is used by all branches and several back office departments. The workstations communicate with the local server, which handles the transmission of data from the branches across the Confidential to the mainframe. The graphical front end provides a point of entry for the major Confidential application systems.   Responsibilities:  
  • Involved in the Analysis of programs as per client requests.
  • Generated reports as per the client requests.
  • Involved in the entire life cycle, right from the requirements phase to delivery phase in the Releases/enhancements.
  • Performed quality reviews for coding, documentation and testing phases.
  • Organized the calls to make sure onsite-offshore are at same page always.
  • Involved in the Analysis phase and prepared the Impact analysis documents and also the estimates for the enhancements and bug fixes.
  • Involved in the design phase and prepared the required documents such as DD.
  • Made the code changes in COBOL programs which use DB2, IMS, CICS and also in the JCLs and PROCs.
  • Involved in preparing the UTPs (Unit test plans) and also in the unit testing and Chain testing.
  • Involved in the production support to monitor daily batch cycle and to handle different incidents.
  • Handling E-Fixes if required for the production ABENDs.
  • Preparing Documents for all the ABENDs faced and making sure all the team members are at same page.
  Environment: Mainframes (COBOL, JCL, CICS, TSO, DB2, IMS, CLIST, REXX, VSAM), Expeditor, File manager, Endeavor, CA-7, SPUFI, Exporter, CSF messenger, HPSC.     Confidential Sr. Mainframe Developer   Project Description:   Confidential is the system that performs the Confidential function. Confidential pay for the use of the Confidential network via the bill produced by the Confidential system.   Main functions of CABS are:  
  • Carrier Access Billing System (CABS) bills Inter exchange Carriers (ICs) for accessing, or using, lines in a long-distance call.
    • Bills are sent primarily on paper.
    • The alternate Bill Media is Electronic Transfer (ET), Magnetic Tape (MT), and floppy disk (FD). The larger customers prefer ET or MT.
    • If an IC wants the bill in multiple formats, e.g., paper and ET, a flat rate charge will be added to its bill as Other Charges and Credits.
  • Creates reports to allow the accuracy of the bill to be verified.
  This project deals with service orders of Confidential. Whenever an order is requested for service, the data is stored in database. The Service Order edits and formats the records that are created. Then Items on the orders are rated based on equipment or features on the account. Other charges and credits (Confidential) are created when applicable within this system. Service Order activity then updates the accounts on the database. The Confidential Service Order system provides, as output, a notice file which identifies which orders posted and which ones did not. This file is sent to the next level for billing purposes.   Responsibilities:  
  • Involved in the entire life cycle, right from the requirements phase to delivery phase in the Releases/enhancements.
  • Involved in the Analysis phase and prepared the Impact analysis documents and also the estimates for the enhancements and bug fixes.
  • Involved in the design phase and prepared the required documents such as DD.
  • Made the code changes in COBOL programs which use IMS, CICS and also in the JCLs and PROCs.
  • Involved in preparing the UTPs (Unit test plans) and also in the unit testing and Chain testing.
  Roles played in the Project Team:   As Onsite coordinator:  
  • Involved in business meetings and discussing business related updates/issues with clients.
  • Sending Day-to-day updates to off-shore.
  • Making sure that all the releases will go fine as per the schedule.
  • Handling Test Defects and Live defects.
  As Primary for Production Support:  
  • Sending CALL-OUT mails daily.
  • Handling the ABENDs in daily Cycle.
  • Handling E-Fixes if required for the production ABENDs.
  • Preparing Documents for all the ABENDs faced and making sure all the team members are at same page.
  Environment: Mainframes (COBOL, JCL, CICS, IMS, FOCUS), REXX, UNIX, Expeditor, Control-M, T-Mon, File Aid, File Aid for IMS, Changeman     Confidential Subject Matter Expert   Project Description:   Confidential is one of the largest providers of both local long distance telephone services and wireless service (through its Cingular division) in the Confidential. The company was formed by Confidential Communications' purchase of its former parent company, Confidential. As a part of the merger, SBC shed its name and took on the historic Confidential moniker.   This project deals with billing part of Confidential. The lifecycle of telecom consists of following main modules.  
  • CSM (Customer Service Management)
  • Billing
  • BF (Bill Formatter)
  • AR (Account/Receivable).
  Whenever a customer want to take a connection, the information like Price Plan and customer’s personal details for identification will be collected by Confidential people. Once everything is finalized one BAN (Billing Account Number) will be created for that customer by Confidential.   The information like number of calls made and duration will be captured by switch and sent it to Billing Module. Switch captures this information based on Confidential. Billing in turn will calculate all the Confidential (monthly recurring charges), OC (one time charges) and UC (Usage Charges) for that Confidential. All these charges will be calculated as total for that Confidential for that particular month. While calculating total it will consider previous months Credits if any and also any dues of previous month.   Once all the charges are calculated, BF will format all those charges as per the final bill format and that will be sent to customer through different sources like paper bill or in PDF format or in e-mail.   Responsibilities:  
  • Involved in the design phase and prepared the required documents such as DDS (Detailed Design statement).
  • Made the code changes in COBOL and C programs on UNIX environment.
  • Involved in preparing the UTP (Unit test plans) using TestDirector and also in the unit testing.
Environment: COBOL, C, UNIX, Sql, TestDirector    

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