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Oracle Software Developer

Coraopolis, Pennsylvania, 15108, United States
January 17, 2018

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James Cobb

Coraopolis, PA 412-***-****

Senior Application DevelopER Data Analyst

Dynamic, motivated, and collaborative IT professional with a proven record of completing coding and testing, performance tuning, modifying databases, performing technical troubleshooting, building and managing complex projects, and ensuring superior client satisfaction. Familiar with many project management functions. Experienced working with offshore teams. Familiar with XML files. Experience with Linux/Unix operating systems and command lines. Performance tuning tools such as Explain Plan. Familiar with Agile Development. Experience in deployment of software. Skilled in delivering quality improvements, greater workplace efficiencies, and process enhancements during a variety of endeavors. Yellow belt certified in Lean via Six Sigma training. Capable of communicating with stakeholders, meeting deadlines, and remaining focused on organizational goals.

Areas of Strength

Oracle 11G/12C PL/SQL

PL/SQL development/support

Microsoft applications

Technical Troubleshooting

SQL Queries

Database Environments

PeopleSoft Upgrades/Tools

Performance Tuning Skills

Software Deployments

Waterfall Development

Cross-Functional Teamwork


Agile Development

Linux scripts/command lines

QA Testing

Professional History

Lyft Driver/Actively seeking an IT Application Developer position/Taking tutorials on internet to stay current with skill set

Jan 2017 – present


Application Developer Oct 1999 – April 2012 Total Tenure Oct 1999-Jan 2017

Promoted to Senior Application Developer April 2012 – Jan 2017

Gained a variety of experience in PL/SQL which encompassed coding and testing on Oracle 11G/12C databases, Teradata, Linux SQL and shell scripts, complex SQL queries, and data analysis in the claims billing application. Partnered with team members in various large projects.

Served as the single point of contact for change management in software releases.

Experience in QA Testing

Experience with Oracle versions 11G/12C manipulating tables and software development

Experience in Waterfall Development Methodology

Experience in SQL Queries

Familiar with XML files

Experience with Linux/Unix operating systems and command lines

Experience in PL/SQL coding

PeopleSoft upgrades and tools

Experience in Microsoft applications (Excel, Word, Visio,Access)

PL/SQL Development on Oracle database platform

Partnered with nine additional developers to rewrite the claims billing system, meeting all deadlines, and resulting in a more flexible and improved claims billing system.

Earned a Yellow Belt Certification in Lean development by attending Six Sigma training.

Used a SQL*LOADER to populate oracle tables from files and MLOAD to populate Teradata tables.

Researched a variety of challenges and troubleshot problems with data in tables or files.

Attained knowledge of the Cognos reporting

Utilized Linux scripts to update tables and refresh partial or entire databases from production.

Successfully served in a development team of eight programmers to create a pharmacy rebate application system for two different clients, meeting projected target dates and providing superior client satisfaction.

Knowledge of people tools, application engine and developing panels for PeopleSoft AR

Performance tuning of PL/SQL code using OEM and explain plan

Considered the Subject Matter Expert in PSAR and the Claims Billing System


Programmer Analyst July 1999- Oct 1999

Collaborated with cross-functional team members to complete both large-scale and small-scale projects according to timelines and budget guidelines. Supported the appraisal property system which included troubleshooting user problems that occurred, including writing and running SQL queries.

Loaded spreadsheet data to Oracle tables using SQL*LOAD and wrote SQL and PL/SQL scripts to update, insert, and delete rows from tables.

Updated and maintained vax Cobol programs which included SQL embedded Cobol for a major project on the property titles system, which was menu screen driven. Used FMS and SCRNUTl for the application.

Wrote DCL programs in support of the appraisal system.


PL/SQL Developer Apr 1996 – Jun 1999

Developed all programs and Oracle database tables according to Project Manager specification. Coordinated all program development and maintenance of Cobol, SQL embedded Cobol, PL/SQL, and SQL on Oracle database version 8 on Unix. Managed database activities, including inserting, deleting, and updating rows of Oracle tables.

Wrote SQL queries in order to select specific rows from tables, along with creating and deleting tables.

Completed SQL*PLUS and SQL*LOAD and utilized syncsorts and hexdumps to analyze data.

Regularly communicated with database administration to optimize program performance.

Documented all software developed or modifications for future reference.

Maintained production libraries through an applicated known as SourceSafe.

Used the vi editor as the editing tool on any Unix machine

Additional work experience available upon request


Bachelor of Science – Computer Science

Point Park College

Bachelor of Business Administration - Quantitative Business Analysis/Business Logistics

The Pennsylvania State University

Continuing Training

Project Management

Lean Development classes Six Sigma Training

Java Classes (using RAD)

PL/SQL Classes

PeopleSoft classes

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