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Location:
Brooklyn, New York, 11218, United States
Posted:
May 26, 2010

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JAMES GREGSON

** ***** *****

(718) ***-****

Brooklyn, NY 11218 Email: abmrbf@r.postjobfree.com

(347) ***-****

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS

Highly diversified senior database administration and computer system

technology experience requiring extensive use of organizational, technical,

managerial, and interpersonal skills. Possess strong analytical and

quantitative abilities; computer system management and analysis oriented,

detail conscious, independent and energetic with ability to work within

time constraints. Strong ability to develop procedural documentation and

train users in system operations. Maintain comprehensive knowledge and

expertise related to mainframe and network architecture/software. Able to

quickly learn and adapt to new methods/ideas. Foremost trait is

professionalism.

RELEVANT AREAS OF TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE

Mainframe Architecture IBM 3090, MVS XA, ESA, ADABAS V 7.4.3, OS/390,

Z/OS 1.7

Mainframe Software NATURAL, PREDICT, NATURAL

SECURITY, ADABAS Utilities, ASSEMBLER, MVS JCL,

APAS

INSIGHT,

Performance Utilities, EASYTRIEVE, MVS

Utilities, TSO, CLIST, COBOL, CICS, SQL6.5,

SQL2000,

Fog Light Monitoring Tool, TSO Batch and File

Maintenance

Network Architecture Microsoft Windows, IBM OS/2, IBM

Communications Manager

Network Software Microsoft Office, Access, Excel, Word, Project

EXPERIENCE

TIAA - CREF New York, NY

2004 -2009

Senior Database Administrator

. Employed as a Senior Database Administrator for a project team

responsible for providing support to a company wide new investment

direction initiative using ADABAS/NATURAL as the primary

DBMS/programming language.

. Provide 24 by 7 coverage to insure project deadlines are being met and

respond to any outages with ADABAS utility processing.

. Assisted in project to upgrade to latest releases of Software AG

ADABAS/NATURAL software.

TIAA-CREF, New York, NY

1997 - 2003

Senior Database Administrator

. Employed as a Senior Database Administrator for a project team

responsible for providing support to a company wide new investment

direction initiative.

. Accountable for centralization of testing environments utilizing data

consolidation techniques and creating a new test environment

consisting of multiple test regions to increase test cycle efficiency.

. Key player in relocation and consolidation of test environments from

the company's New York site to a site in Denver, Colorado. Ensured

proper installation of the software environment, decreased data

environment redundancy, and provided continuity for a 24 by 7

environment. Eliminated requirement for duplicate software licenses

used in code development.

. Achieved completion of projects within scheduled time constraints and

budgetary guidelines.

. Highly involved in an internal company initiative related to disaster

recovery contingency plans.

. Analyzed and documented existing disaster recovery procedures and

introduced, tested, and implemented new systems including code

modifications, migrations, and remote coverage to enhance overall

disaster recovery effectiveness.

. Oversaw computer user training, installation/management of business

and accounting programs, and providing technical support for computer

system hardware/software.

. Effectively set-up computer systems and planned electronic data

processing strategies for company.

. Conducted troubleshooting activities, performed technical diagnostics,

and handled resolution of user inquiries/problems utilizing diplomacy

and professionalism.

. Maintained documentation detailing database system specifications,

maintenance/repair history, and hardware/software settings.

Administrated and set-up remote connections for off-site projects.

. Implemented company policies and procedures including follow-up,

direct technical support, and provision of document orientation

materials. Ensured compliance with company policy by adhering to

written procedures and technical specifications.

. Analyzed computer system diagnostics, performed program modifications

and updates, developed solutions to problems, and informed management

of options/alternatives.

Chemical Bank, New York, NY

1986 - 1997

Senior Technology Officer

. Highly involved in company mergers with Manufacturers Hanover Trust

and Chase Manhattan Bank as related to back office operations, data

center relocation, merging of check processing operations, program

modifications and updates, ATM data reporting bases, and new user

support.

. Initially began employment as an Operations and Technical Support

Specialist and subsequently gained promotions to Programmer Analyst,

Senior Database Analyst, and Senior Technology Officer due to superior

job performance and evaluations.

. Performed senior technology related duties similar to those described

above at TIAA-CREF.

EDUCATION

New York University, New York, NY, and Curriculum: Computer Programming

Technology

TIAA-CREF, New York, NY - Successfully completed intensive employer

sponsored seminars in Computer Programming Technology, Database

Administration, and Business Management.



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