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Mainframe assembler or cobol

Smyrna, Georgia, United States
August 29, 2017

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Veronda Carter

Smyrna, GA ***** 770-***-****

MainFrame Developer

Develop Error Free Software to Resolve Complex Business Deficiencies.

Accomplished IBM mainframe applications developer / engineer with experience and extensive knowledge in high-volume transaction environments in financial, hospitality and transportation industries. Recognized expertise includes MVS Batch and CICS Assembler, COBOL and Easytrieve application programs. Background also includes maintaining and developing real-time TPF Assembler, SabreTalk and C++ application programs. Provide (24/7) on call rotation support.

Programming Languages:

TPF High Level Assembler, SabreTalk, C & C++, MVS Batch Assembler, Easytrieve, REXX, CICS Assembler, Cobol, SQL, DB2, IMS

Programming Tools:

TSO, ISPF, Endevor, IBM Debug tool for z/OS, IBM Fault Analyzer, IBM File Manager, Rational, SharePoint, VPN Home Logon, Roscoe, TMON, Sysview, Xpeditor

Methods and Procedures:

VSAM, BATCH, MVS, CICS, MQ Hardware Platform – HP Non-Stop Utilities, TPF, IBDAM, Object Oriented, Parallel


XML Messaging, MVS MQ Messaging, DMS Packets, MVS JCL & Procedures

Professional Experience


Lead Programmer Analyst, TS1 IBM Authorizations 2008 – 2017

Developed processes to analyze consumer, commercial and stored value credit card authorization requests in Assembler, Cobol and Easytrieve programs. Provided (24/7) on call rotation support of TS1 and TS2 IBM Authorizations Platform.

Developed and maintained custom assembler, COBOL and Easytrieve programs to analyze consumer, commercial and stored value credit card balance and credit limit amounts, approving or declining authorizations at point of sale.

Developed custom complex processes for VISA and MASTERCARD credit card associations to remain compliant with Sarbanes Oxley, enabling management of cardholders’ overspending credit limit by handling each individual item when order is shipped in multiple shipments.

Developed batch jobs to receive and load credit card authorizations and remove amount from available credit, preventing card holder overspending.

Constructed batch processing that matched reversal authorization to original approval and adding amount to credit limit, making amount available for cardholder spending.

Created and maintained batch credit card match and drop processing to match authorizations to transactions and post transaction amount to cardholder credit card balance and credit limits, ensuring updated card holder account.

Constructed and maintained nightly batch authorization processing to build new card, account, positive and negative balance files to send to IT authorization system of records, enabling updating of cardholder account for approval or decline at point of sale.

Developed and maintained CICS authorization screens, XMLM packets, DMS packets to display, maintain or send output cardholder account and authorization information to users, providing updated information for customer service decisions.

Designed and maintained batch bank authorization reports for each cardholder account, enabling users to monitor customer account information and make cardholder account decisions.

Constructed and maintained CICS online screens to support account and bank level options, enabling banks to uniquely set time to expire authorizations, making approval amount available for card holder spending.

Increased transaction processing speed by developing MQ Messaging process to route CICS messages from IBM to IT authorization system of records, for inquiry and maintaining cardholder balances and credit limits.


Applications Engineer, Equifax Online Credit Reporting-ACRO 2005 – 2008

Designed technical specifications, developed code for credit reporting system and led custom development projects. On call (24/7) and provided 3rd level technical support for Equifax ACRO database and software.

Developed and maintained custom assembler programs to analyze and support credit report enhancements, supporting mainframe database and dashboard.

Developed routine and emergency software updates, correcting and preventing system outages.

Additional Relevant Experience


Applications Engineer / TPF Developer, Delta PNR Reservation, Fares and Pricing


Sr. Programmer Analyst / TPF Developer, Hotel Reservations


Programmer Analyst, Sabre / TPF Airline Reservations

Education / Training

Master of Arts (MA), Leadership, Shorter College, Atlanta, GA

Bachelor of Science (BS), Computer Science, Southeastern Oklahoma State University, Durant, OK

C / C++ Programming Language, WorldSpan In House Training

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