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Sr, COBOL Programmer Analyst

Location:
Millbrook, Alabama, 36054, United States
Posted:
May 22, 2010   all resumes
Email:
lwqufi@r.postjobfree.com
Contact Info:
**************@***.***


James E. Hodge
*** ******** *****; Millbrook, AL 36054
334-***-**** (cell)
lwqufi@r.postjobfree.com
GENERAL EXPERIENCE SUMMARY
More than 14 years programming and application development experience utilizing various programming languages and software to develop, maintain, and tune application system software as assigned. Perform analysis, design coding, and testing necessary to complete required assignments. Using the following: IBM 3090-600, TSO MVS/CMS, COBOL 85, Microfocus COBOL, C, JCL, CICS, EASYTRIVE, KORN Shell, SQL, VSAM and DLI for IMS, Changeman, Intertest, and File-Aid.
COMPUTER SKILLS
Languages
• Proficient in: C, COBOL, COBOL 85, Microfocus COBOL, JCL, CICS, ENDEAVOR,SQL, VSAM , EASYTRIVE
• Knowledge of: Microsoft Visual Basic®, DL/I, MQ Series
Software
• Database: Microsoft SQL Server and Microsoft Access
• Platforms: Microsoft Windows® 2000, Microsoft Windows XP, UNIX, ORACLE, IBM 3090-600, TSO MVS/CMS, Microsoft Project, Microsoft Office Suite
EXPERIENCE
Programmer Analyst 2002- 2009
Electronic Data Systems (Montgomery, AL)
• Designed and developed COBOL programs for the various aspects of the Medicaid Management Information System (Title IXV) for Alabama. My time was divided as follows:
• Lead CICS programmer for Title IXV Alabama, designed new CICS screens and maintained all the CICS screens using COBOL language this was for all associated subsystems that had CICS screens, TPL, Claims, Providers, Eligibility. I corrected Security issues with the CICS screens that was allowing improper access to the screens by the customers. Improper access was defined as a user having update capability on certain screens and the system was not rechecking security access for subsequent screens. Correcting this issue ensured that updates were performed only by authorized personnel. I also had to correct any existing problems with the COBOL programs for the CICS screens this included correcting data issues where the customer was entering alphanumeric values into numeric fields causing SOC-7 ABENDS that caused slowdowns in the system correcting these issues and other issues with the definitions of the screen MAPS and Layouts increased on-line productivity by 75% and also decreased the errors to the batch system when updating the VSAM files. I also converted all CICS/COBOL programs for the HIPPA conversion which allowed for the increase of detail segments to 999 from 200. I was also the Business Analyst for any changes to the CICS screens that required modifications and new CICS screens.
• I was also Lead COBOL (batch) Programmer for the MARS – Managerial Accounting and Reporting System this was used to report statistics to the Federal government when I took over the system was 2 years behind schedule I was able to get it up to date in @6 month.
• Assisted the Lead programmer for TPL system as needed, maintaining and designing various COBOL (batch) programs. I assisted the TPL lead programmer with various Batch modifications to the TPL system this included working with the TPL Business Analyst.
• Assisted in programming COBOL (batch) programs for the other various aspects of the MMIS systems including Claims, Finance, Eligibility and Provider.
From 2007 to 2009 I was involved with the conversion of the Mainframe system to the interchange system. This included the following.
• Over a two year period converted various COBOL programs to C programs as part of a new system installation that converted the existing Legacy Mainframe system using COBOL and VSAM files to UNIX, ORACLE 10 database system which required me learning C, UNIX, and SQL, learning this was basically a self taught learning experience.
• I also assisted in the installation of a Windows based Connect Direct system and maintaining the Connect Direct system for transferring of files. This was from UNIX to Windows to Mainframe and from Mainframe to Windows to UNIX.

Programmer Analyst 1996 – 2002
TRW Systems & Information Technology Group (formerly BDM International, Inc.; Little Rock, AR)
• Programmer for ACES, Food Stamps, Children’s Medical Services and Legal Service.
• Developed, maintained and tuned application system software as assigned.
• Performed analysis; designed code and tested as necessary to complete assignments.
• Updated or developed all necessary documentation as required.
• Participated in walk-through sessions as required.
• Provided on-call support as scheduled.
• Used the designated tracking system to record changes, enhancement and problem resolution activity.
• Lead programmer for the COBOL conversion project for all system programs; lead programmer for the CICS 4.1 conversion and ANSWER project modifications.
Management Project Analyst I 1996 – 1996
Department of Human Services, Division of County Operations (Little Rock, AR)
• Planned and directed special projects for Field Operations staff and provided technical assistance to assure ADA compliance and adequate facility, property management.
Programmer Analyst 1994 – 1996
State of Arkansas, Office of Information Services (Little Rock, AR)
• Developed, maintained and tuned application system software as assigned.
• Performed analysis; designed code and tested as necessary to complete assignments.
• Updated or developed all necessary documentation as required.
• Participated in walk-through sessions as required.
• Provided on-call support as scheduled.
• Used the designated tracking system to record changes, enhancements and problem resolution activity.
EDUCATION
Arkansas Tech University 1994
Russellville, AR
• B.S., Computer Information Science
MILITARY EXPERIENCE
• Active Duty U.S. Navy May 29 1974 – Jan 05 1990
• Honorable Discharge Disabled Veteran 30% E-6
• Boiler Room Supervisor 20 Man crew
• Administration Officer 30 Man Crew
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT – INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
• CICS Command Level Training, October 1997
• MQ Series Training, October 1999
• CICS Advanced Command Level Training, March 2000
• Microsoft Access 97 Training, May 2001
• Introduction to Visual Basic 6.0, August 2001
• Advanced Visual Basic 6.0 December 2001