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Developer Analyst

Location:
Lombard, Illinois, 60148, United States
Posted:
May 26, 2010

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SUMMARY

Development Lead / Analyst with strong business background, excellent

communication skills, and experience in all phases of systems development.

TECHNICAL SKILLS

* Use Cases, Sequence Diagrams, ERD, Data/Process Modeling, UML

* Rational Application Developer, WebSphere, Java, J2EE

* Visual Basic/VBA, Excel Macros, command scripts, Windows XP

* Advanced SQL for DB/2, Oracle, Access, Excel

* Visual C++, COBOL, IMS, CICS, ISPF, Assembler, System/z, TSO/ISPF

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Applications Developer Senior Specialist, CNA FINANCIAL (Chicago, IL.)

2002-2010

Team Lead for Product Automation development tools

* Managed day-to-day operations and support, work delivery scheduling,

and resource assignments for team of four maintaining four web

applications.

* Developed requirements for Offshore development of new Forms Management

application, and reviewed/approved their detailed design documents.

* Implemented new Excess Casualty insurance coverage as Development Lead.

* Elaborated maintenance requests for a rules database of 15,000 forms

across 50 states supporting all lines of business.

Environment: Windows XP, Rational Application Developer, WebSphere, Java,

UNIX,

Visual Basic/VBA, IBM System/z, COBOL, PVCS, ENDEVOR, DB/2, Oracle, SQL

Senior Applications Analyst, KEMPER INSURANCE (Long Grove, IL.)

Team lead for Policy Processing System

* Managed customer requests and team workload, scheduled projects for

production implementation, and implemented regression testing and version

control procedures.

* Specified requirements for interface to statistical systems for

Commercial Auto,

Professional Liability, and International policies.

* Supported Commercial Excess Casualty, Commercial Catastrophe, and

Environmental underwriters as analyst/developer for Policy Processing

System.

Environment: Windows NT, Visual C++, Visual Basic, MVS, COBOL, FTP,

Easytrieve, PVCS, ENDEVOR

Commercial Lines Architecture team

* Provided strategic advantage by identifying potential policy systems

interfaces.

* Implemented enterprise estimating tool based on function point.

* Estimated effort and cost of implementing new enterprise-wide rating

engine.

Environment: Windows NT, PowerBuilder, Visual Age C++, MVS, IMS, CICS,

DB/2

APOLLO Quality Team

* Implemented regression testing for commercial package system.

* Migrated application to MVS/Language Environment.

* Reduced region requirements for primary IMS application.

Environment: OS/2, MVS, Assembler, COBOL, IMS

Designer Analyst II, KEMPER INSURANCE (Long Grove, IL.)

Technical Change Management

* Designed and implemented department-wide version control procedures.

* Led cross-functional reengineering team to reduce personnel requirements.

* Supported development infrastructure for commercial package policy

system.

Environment: Assembler, COBOL, OS/2, MVS, IMS, CICS, DB/2, Panvalet,

Endevor

Claim Systems / Field Systems Support

* Developed ad-hoc reporting system from central database.

Environment: CSP, IBM 9370, COBOL, IMS (DC/DB), DPPX, DOS

Principal ISS Analyst, NAVISTAR FINANCIAL ( Schaumburg, IL.)

Retail Notes

* Led subsystem team in conversion to online IMS application.

* Maintained Retail Notes (receivable) system.

Environment: Assembler, COBOL, FOCUS (4GL), VSAM, IMS, DB/2, MVS/JES3,

DOS

HARCO Leasing

* Converted in-house lease accounting system to vendor package.

* Supported lease accounting application.

Environment: Assembler, COBOL, VSAM, IMS, MVS/JES3

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science: Marketing, Northern Illinois University (Dekalb, IL.)

Associate of Science: Business, Elgin Community College (Elgin, IL.)



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