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Control Analyst

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Minnesota City, Minnesota, 55959, United States
Posted:
May 24, 2010

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Personal Details:

Nationality: US - With Indefinite Leave To Remain - 18 years in UK

Work Experience: + 24 - Availability: Immediate

Married 28 years - 3 sons

Education: Walisdowne, Bournemouth, England - Bachelors Degree (3 Year)

Computer Science, BS/NCC Computer Science, Minor Business Management.

Certificate of Training, RPGII - 1987-90. Winona Technical College, 2 Year

Certificate - Civil Engineering Technician, Winona MN, USA 1977-78. Short

Courses: Applications, Database Structures. Certificates of Training,

LOTUS 123 Working with Macros. Certificate of Training, Windows

Control-M - 10 Years Control-D 2 Years Unix - Solaris - 8 Years

Oracle - 6 Years Remedy - 3 Years Clear Case - 3 Years Clear Quest -

3 Years Test Director - 2 Years Netcool - 2.5 Years Tivoli - TWS - 5

Years Maestro - 3 Years SAP BW - 3 Years AS400 - 19 Years SYS36 - 4

Years

2010 - Carlson Media, 1405Xenium Lane North, Plymouth, MN, 55441

Control-M Technical Consultant - Technical Engineer - CONTRACT

Applications: BMC Control-M ver. 6.2, & 6.4, Data Centers, Linux,

Windows Server Update Services, UNIX - Solaris ver. 10, Oracle,

Windows 2000, Remedy ver. 7, BMC Patrol, ITIL, MS Office Applications

As the technical engineer to support the Control-M 6.4.01 environment.

With responsibilities for the transition of existing Control-M environment

at the new hosting facilities. Maintain, install, and configure all Control-

M deployments (EM, servers, and agents) provide ongoing support of Control-

M in the new environment including product support and the creation,

editing of new and existing Control-M Jobs. Other accountabilities included

creating process documentation and cross training of existing staff to

support the environment long term. Perform scheduled maintenance, patch

management and upgrade software packages as needed in Windows and Linux

environments. Work with development teams and take part in design and

provide technical advice on automating scheduling of existing and future

batch process using Control-M. Plan and implement Control-M system Change

Controls in Production, including determination of impact and severity of

those changes. Provide Control-M system support of production escalations

from CMW Service Center. Behavior Characteristics: Positive and able to

work in a changing environment. Proactive, bring ideas to the table,

communication skills, documentation skills.

2010 - Smart421, North Felaw Maltings, 48 Felaw Street, Ipswich, Suffolk,

IP2 8PN

Control-M Technical Consultant - CONTRACT

Applications: BMC Control-M ver. 6.2, & 6.4, UNIX - Solaris ver. 10,

Oracle, Windows 2000, Remedy ver. 7, BMC Patrol, ITIL, MS Office

Applications

Performing further feasibility study for the takeover of the "Trac and

Trace" batch schedules within Control-M from HDN (Littlewoods) for the end

client. The role consisted of the overview of the batch schedules, what

are all the jobs, their purpose, sequence / dependencies. Obtaining and

verifying of distinct batch scripts. The understanding of cross-job

dependencies, global conditions and their effects to the lift and dump

cross-over between clients. Also providing procedures to the client for

i.e. exporting of tables, and other numerous documentation for the

Operations and Support Teams.

2009 - LONDON CLEARING HOUSE CLEARNET Ltd, Aldgate House, 33 Aldgate High

Street London, England

Control-M Consultant - CONTRACT

Applications: BMC Control-M ver. 6.3, VMS, UNIX - Solaris ver. 10,

Windows 2000, Remedy ver. 7, BMC Patrol, ITIL, MS Office Applications.

Provide excellence in Control-M development, into live production

environments, and subsequent support as required. Effective Incident

Management of events in the Control-M environment, as required by the

business. Provision of consultancy ability for all Control-M deployments

across the LCH.C infrastructure, ensuring requisite knowledge is provided

to ensure a stable production service. To ensure all support provided for

the Control-M environment comply with overarching LCH.C operating

processes, including but not limited to Change Management, Incident

Management and all Security considerations, as instructed. Participation

in out of hours Control-M support team. Construction of relevant

documentation for the Control-M environment and relevant overlaps into

other architectures as required. Participating in any audit requirements

where and when necessary. The ability to work pro-actively and

pragmatically both independently and as part of a wider IT Infrastructure,

Operations, Test, UAT and Development Team. Providing detailed reports on

any outages or major incidents experienced in the production environment

relating to the services directly supervised.

2009 - COLUMN TECHNOLOGIES/MIS for ARAMCO - Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia 31952

SUPPORT ANALYST - CONTRACT

Applications: Control-M 6.3 and 6.4, Control-D 3.6, Unix - Solaris

ver. 8, Oracle ver. 9, SAP BW to an AIX platform.

Conversion Project from Control-M 6.3 to 6.4. The collection of data, logs

etc for the writing of various reports or creation and modification of

procedures. To establish communication to the Development, Infrastructure

and Management teams of any updates, changes, recommendations and

corrections to ongoing issues etc. Supporting of the Operations &

Technical Support Teams covering all aspects of the multiple shift patterns

assigned to. Also support in the SAP environment with BMC Control-D where

and when required. Dealing with issues between the users and BMC for

various upgrades, patches etc and to increase the accessibility of viewing

the reports etc issues that have been logged or generated in Remedy.

2008 - CITIBANK - Meerbusch, Dusseldorf, Germany

SUPPORT ANALYST - CONTRACT

Applications: Control-M 6.3, UNIX, AS400 (Olympic) with some

mainframe OS 390.

Control-M 6.3 duties: Administrative/Operations/Support.

Modification/changes and defining to newly created environments.

Adding/Edit/Deletion of jobs within the Production and UAT Batch Schedules.

Corrections to 1st, 2nd, line issues. The creation and set-up of new user

accounts. AS400 Operations/Support and Security Administration duties:

Monitoring Submitting of jobs, backups, restores to the Production, UAT

and OAT environments. Perform administrative duties to user profiles. Work

with controllers and the configuration status at command line level. Work

with writers, printers and various out queues. Nonsys, SAV. DLO saves

along with IPL's. Assisting the Support Team in service requests for

internal, external and 3rd party vendors gaining access to numerous data

centers, server rooms, cabinets etc in the Dusseldorf area do to the data

centre relocation.

2008 - CAPITAL ONE - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England NG2 3HX

DEVELOPMENT ANALYST III - CONTRACT (1 Extension)

Applications: Control-M v. 6.2 and 6.3, Putty - SQL, BMC, Unix - Sun

Solaris v. 10, Oracle, MVS-Mainframe IBM-390 HP Open View, Tuxedo,

Visibroker, CORBA, FTP, SCP XML, Vectus, Web sphere, Visio

Duties and Responsibilities - 2008: Department - Control-M Production Team

- Analysis of the Production environment @ 5,500 jobs for changes,

deletions for a 3 Phase/Drop in creation of the new Production Schedules

containing @ 2600 jobs. Analysis of the 47 UAT environments @ 10,000 jobs

on Windows, UNIX and Mainframe Platforms. Also the removal of 4,600 jobs

from the various batch schedules. Perform analytical studies with the use

of VISUAL JOB for Control-M to determine any errors/failures relating to

calendar or batch flow schedules. Compiling lists for the corrections to

the In/Out Conditions and their predecessor or successor jobs.

Communications with the various teams responsible for these changes

insuring the changes are completed where appropriate. Extractions job

summaries of the 4 main areas of production, and running comparison checks

to these on a daily basis. Supporting users within the various platforms of

Control-M - UNIX, Solaris, Oracle and Windows.

Duties and Responsibilities - 2007 to 2008: Department - IT Application

Services - Control-M Development for Capital One's Test/UAT/OAT/Dev

environments to establish a set point to match that of the Production

environment. Removal of jobs, changing of in/out conditions etc. Control M

and Control M Desktop - Ordering/Loading/Forcing of jobs or tables into the

schedule, monitoring of schedule to include fixes or escalation. Editing of

JCL/Script, working within Conditions for adding, edit, linking of jobs

within the schedule etc. Exporting of defined tables by XML for replacement

or copy of to a new environment/hardware as is instructed via HP Open View

Service Requests, Reporting on trends (performance and availability).

Setting of baselines, trends, incidents and availability. Assisting other

teams in improving their environments in regards to availability and

performance. Clear Quest and Clear Case (ver. 2002.05.00). Instillation

of Control-M v 6.3 software. Other duties to include: Experience of

running Test and or Production Batch Support. Checking that all batch

schedules are running or to completion. Applying required fixes to related

areas. Deployment of Application Change Service Request's - Copy, move,

and ftp files across environments. Deployment and Backups within various

environments. Web sphere Status for various functions to check the

availability to facilitate management and fault diagnosis across the

Middleware systems also to include pinging to the server ports. Check the

status of servers, including the amount of available disk space relevant to

environments. Middleware functions. Viewing logs for all environments.

Monitoring or executing of backups and restores. Deploying of new versions

of envmgr onto 45 test environments to include production environments.

Creation of Visio diagrams in coordination of Control M schedules.

2007 - SKY / IBM - Brentford, Isleworth, Middlesex, England & Edinbourgh,

Livingston, Scotland

CONTROL-M DEVELOPER - CONTRACT - 1 Extension

Applications: Control-M v. 6.2 and 6.3 (Windows and Unix Platforms) -

Sun Solaris v 8 & v 10 - sun4u sparc SUNW,Sun-Fire-15000, Unix,

Oracle, Putty - SQL, Test Director v 8.02., Remedy 6.0, Websphere.

Duties and Responsibilities: Control-M Development for an inherited Control

M batch schedule that required modification to fit new business

requirements. Instillation of Control-M software 6.3, applications also

used - ABINITIO, ARBOR, CHORDIANT, DATAFIX, DMS, DPS, DW: MIDAS, ETL, and

ISR. Duties included: Running of 23 Control-M's Batch Schedules within

the Test UAT/OAT and Production environments. Cloning of Production System

via SKY onto the IBM/SKY Environments (X 6). Applying required fixes to

related areas. Deployment of Application Change Notification's - Copy,

move, and ftp files from one DOMAIN/DIR./LIB./SERVER to another. Copy of

new code from the notification process to the assigned locations, Clear

Down of script, Deployment and Backups within various environments. Backup

up the code being replaced, Deployment of code to the framework area.

Exporting and Importing tables. Web sphere Status for various functions to

check the availability to facilitate management and fault diagnosis across

the Middleware systems. PING tests to the server IIOP ports. The HTTP

test which performs a HTTP request appropriate to the type of server and

sanity checks the response: Chordiant server checks to verify the front

page contains a login prompt.

Framework server checks to verify account service - Deployment manager

checks for the administration login page and to verify the static checks on

the configuration of the web sphere cells. Data Sources functions. To

verify the data sources configured for a Web sphere cell, and provides a

facility for testing these. Monitoring of status of servers, including the

amount of available disk space relevant to environments. Middleware

functions: To view all logs for an environment, including the log files

for nodes which are federated into cells managed by the server. Ordering

and or Loading/Forcing of jobs or tables into the schedule, monitoring of

schedule to include fixes or escalation. The editing of JCL/Script. Work

with IN/OUT Conditions for adding, edit, linking of jobs within the batch

schedule. Perform monitoring of backups and restores. Exporting of defined

tables by XML for replacement or copy to new environments as instructed via

Quality Centre/ Test Director. Areas covered are Actuate Reports, Arbor,

and Chordiant - with Cache Refresh, DMS, DPS, ETL- Extract Transform &

Load, ISR Abinitio Processes and Midas. Supporting users on the various

applications listed.

2006 - 2007 - Littlewoods Shop Direct Group - Managed Test Environment,

Aigburth, Liverpool, Merseyside, England

TEST SUPPORT ANALYST - CONTRACT - 1 extension

Applications: Control-M 6.1 & 6.2, Sun Solaris v 8, Unix, Oracle,

Putty - SQL, Hummingbird v.7.1.0.0, Assyst Enterprise v5.8, Test

Director v 8.02. Web sphere, VERITAS Net backup ver. 5.1MP2

2005 - 2006 - British Gas Services (Centrica), Surrey, England

BATCH ADMIN SUPPORT ANALYST - CONTRACT - (2 Extensions)

Applications: SAP, Maestro, HP, BMC, TWS / Maestro, SAP BW, SAP IS-U,

Siebel, and Legacy Applications Hp Open view, BMC Patrol, eGate

Enterprise Manager, eGate Monitor, Hummingbird Neighborhood

Connectivity V7.0, Quest - TOAD V8.0.0.47, BCD (Batch Control

Database) Viewer.

2003 - 2005 - UBS Wealth Mgt AG & UBS Warburg Investment Mgt, London,

England & Frankfurt, Germany

ENV SPT/ OPS / ADM ANALYST - CONTRACT - 3 extensions

Applications: SUN SOLARIS 2.9 - I series AS400 OLYMPIC - OS400 -

BRMS, OTG-Oracle Transparent Gateway - NETBACKUP VERITAS Backup Exec -

WIN2000 NT - NETCOOL 1.1 - DATAWAREHOUSE - POWERCENTRE - INFORMATICA -

ORACLE 9.x - TOAD MARKETDATA - UBITRADE & AVENUE - WEBSPHERE - FOTON -

GIM2 - RCS - REUTERS - CONTROL/M (Windows - Unix - AS400 and Oracle)

(On demand 7.1, Web, Wealth Management AG & UBS Warburg Investment

Management Avenue, Fix, Cdi, HiInvest, Hrec, Intmatch, Irma, Clone,

Swiskey, Osmosys, Reuters, Ubitrade, Qmaster, Vsa, Xcoll, GIM2000).

Broderick UBS Report/Spool Organizer.

2003 - Cummins International, Cambridgeshire, England

OPERATIONS SUPPORT ANALYST - CONTRACT

Applications: AS400, UNIX, NT

2000 - 2003 - C. S. C. at Schroeder's Investment Management, London,

England

OPERATIONS SUPPORT ANALYST - CONTRACT - 7 extensions

Applications: Control-M 6.0, AS400, HP 9000 and 3000, HP Open view

ver. 4.X, Tivoli(TWS), Unix, MPE, Omni Back, FoxPro, ECS -

Enterprise Control System - Legato/NetWorker Maestro, SWIFT, Merva and

NT systems, MQ Series, BMC Patrol and various Web sphere

Applications.

2000 - Capita / Sanderson Business Services, Uxbridge, Middlesex, England

OPERATIONS SUPPORT ANALYST - CONTRACT

Applications: HPUX and Oracle

2000 - Adler Manufacturing Limited, Slough, Berkshire, England

OPERATIONS SUPPORT ANALYST - CONTRACT

Applications: AS400, NT and MS office Products

1999 - 2000 - Londis Holdings, Hampton Hill, Surrey, England

OPERATIONS SUPPORT ANALYST - CONTRACT - 2 Extensions

Applications: AS400, UNIX, MPE, Business Objects and MS office

Products

1999 - Britool Limited, Cannock, Warwickshire, England

OPERATIONS SUPPORT ANALYST - CONTRACT

Applications: AS400, NT and MS Office Products

1999 - Bacardi Martini Beverages Limited, Westbay Distribution Ltd,

Southampton, Hampshire, England

OPERATIONS SUPPORT ANALYST - CONTRACT

Applications: AS400, NT and MS Office Products

1999 - Rhone-Plounc, IBM Support Site, Chipping Ongar, Essex, England

OPERATIONS SUPPORT ANALYST - CONTRACT

Applications: AS400, NT and MS Office Products

1999 - Drake Insurance PLC, Brighton, Sussex, England

OPERATIONS SUPPORT ANALYST - CONTRACT

Applications: AS400, UNIX, NT and MS Office Products

1999 - SmithKline Beecham PLC, Worthing, West Sussex, England

OPERATIONS/HELP DESK SUPPORT ANALYST

Applications: AS400 x 4, Unix, NT, DEC, VAX, and MS Office Products

1997 - 1998 - The Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin, Greenbay,

Wisconsin

OPERATIONS SUPPORT ANALYST - CONTRACT 2 Extensions

Applications: AS400, NT and MS Office Products

1997 - OPERATIONS SUPPORT ANALYST - EDS Financial Services, Green Bay,

WI, USA,

Applications: - AS400 & 390

1997 - OPERATIONS SUPPORT ANALYST - Modine Manufacturing, Racine, WI, USA

Applications: Unisys, UNIX, AS400

1997 - Thilmany Paper / International Paper, The Menasha Corp,

Appleton/Menasha, Wisconsin

Applications: SAP, Unisys A4, A5, A7 & A12, UNIX, Omni Back and MS

Office Products

1990 - 1996 - The Martin Brower Company (Part of Dalgety Plc.)

Kissimmee, Florida - COMPUTER OPERATOR/SUPPORT ANALYST - Permanent

Applications: AS400, NT and MS office Products

1988 - 1990 - University Educational Release Study Program, Wallsdowne

University, Bournemouth, Dorset, England. - SYSTEM ANALYST TRAINEE

1975 - 1980 and 1983 - 1988 - SELF EMPLOYED CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTOR and

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT (Carpenter, Sandblasting, Sprayer, and Heavy Equipment

Operator)

Duties and Responsibilities: Building or remodeling of homes, Industrial

Companies, and US Military Bases. Property Manager - Lily Properties,

Beverly Hills, CA, (2 Years) 32 apartments. Fred Martin Investment

Properties, San Jose, CA (2 Years) 50 apartments.

1971 - 1975 and 1980 - 1983 - United States Army - Ft Lee, Virginia,

Neu Ulm & Miesau, Germany, Ft. Sam Houston, Texas - Brigade Headquarters

NCO, Ordnance - Heavy Equipment .Operator, Combat Medical Corpsman. Duties

and Responsibilities: BRGD HQ - CID Report Specialist/NCO and Honor

Guard/Burial Team. Pershing Missile Repairman Equipment Supply and

Storage Specialist.

Other Interests: With a number of years in the construction field and

property management. I use my spare time in property investment to

repair/remodel homes for sale. As hobbies I enjoy wood working, glass

etching, outdoors and playing acoustic guitar.



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