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Willowbrook, Illinois, United States
April 08, 2018

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Morris C. Phillips

Willowbrook, Illinois *****


Professional Summary

Senior Programmer Analyst Consultant with extensive Mainframe experiences. Expertise with

Relational and Hierarchical Databases highlights career. Broad system development knowledge

encompasses IBM Mainframe Programmer Development Languages, DB2 Data Base Design &

Development, Stored Procedures, IMS Data Base Design & Development, IMS Data

Communications, CICS and MQ. Experienced with IBM Utilities, Configuration Management,

Legacy System Troubleshooting, Testing (All Phases), Micro Focus Cobol Program Development,

Oracle PL/SQL, AIX and UNIX. Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills

are additional assets to a vast systems development background.


Lawson Products, Inc.: Client of M C Phillips Consulting

Des Plaines, IL (October 2014 – January 2015)

System Developer / Systems Tester

• Participated in the enhancement of the Order Entry System which was previously

designed to consolidate the client’s family of businesses, but reconfigured to eliminate

redundancy. This Mainframe development effort utilized Cobol, CICS, MQ and DB2.

Richard Walker & Company: Client of M C Phillips Consulting

Chicago, IL. (January 2014 – October 2014)

System Developer

• Modifications to management reports for this distributor of frozen pizzas for use in Cost

Accounting, Inventory, Marketing and Sales Commission are effected due to infrastructure

growth. Programs were modified in Micro Focus Cobol utilizing Microsoft Access in a

Windows 7 Professional environment for CPA’s client firm.

State of Illinois: Client of Randstad Technologies

Chicago, IL (February 2013 – December 2013)

System Developer/Systems Analyst

• Significant contributions made to the Mainframe IDES (Illinois Department of Employment

Security) Application to conform to a State mandate for employer reporting from quarterly

to monthly. This effort required complete business analysis of the Employer Reporting

System including online and batch applications. Achievement of this mandate deemed

quarterly late reporting penalties would now be assessed on a monthly basis.

Coordination of requirements with a newly developed .Net front end was necessarily

crucial with the IMS DC Cobol application which retained much of its functionality.

Extensive testing was required including Unit, Regression, Integration and UAT before

implementation. This system development project utilized Cobol, DB2, Stored

Procedures, IMS DC, Cataloged Procedures and JCL.

Caterpillar: Client of IBM

Peoria, IL. (June 2012 – November 2012)

System Developer/Systems Analyst

• Contributions made to the Mainframe Human Resources Host Based Support Team, an

IBM managed on-call 24/7 project. Weekly and bi-weekly support included Financially

Specific Pay Roll System applications for Caterpillar facilities worldwide, to include

People Soft applications that interfaced with mainframe applications. Specific tasks and

responsibilities included acquiring timely System resolutions through concise analysis

using Cobol, DB2, IMS DC programming and testing, JCL and Cataloged Procedures.

Experience (cont.)

State Farm Insurance: Client of UST-Global

Bloomington, IL. (November 2011 – May 2012)

System Developer/Systems Analyst

• Established Micro Focus Workbench Modernization Project environment in preparation

for client’s Legacy System applications analysis. Installed Micro Focus Modernization

Workbench Software for CICS & DB2 Data Bases working with Repository and

Workspace Objects. Experienced with creating new projects in a workspace, copying

Mainframe Cobol sources between projects for use with the Application Analyzer Tools.

Richard Walker & Company: Client of M C Phillips Consulting

Chicago, IL. (September 2010 – October 2011)

System Developer

• Designed and developed business applications for CPA’s client firms.

• Developed and enhanced management reports for the firm’s clients for use in Cost Accounting,

Inventory, Marketing and Sales. Programs were developed in Micro Focus Cobol utilizing

Microsoft Access in a Windows 7 Professional environment.

State Farm Insurance: Client of Keane, Inc.

Bloomington, IL. (August 2008 – June 2010)

System Developer

• Accomplished enhancements to the Auto Estimating Claim System. This COBOL, DB2

and IMS DB/DC development project with XML Data Parsing supported the offsite and

offshore programming and testing efforts through Regression and Integration.

• Completed COBOL, Assembler & DB2 modifications to the Fire Team System (H/O Ins.)

which introduced a Triangle of Coverage Plan to the insured, supported Web-Based

applications through multiple implementations.

• Team Lead to gather requirements and produce estimates for a development project in

the Money Movement and Next Generation Bank Systems. Led Business Analysts and

Programmer Analysts to development and implement User Interface System Alerts and

Record’s Management enhancements for Bank, Mutual Fund and Life Insurance APS.

Lawson Products, Inc.: Client of River Point Group

Des Plaines, IL (March 2008 – July 2008)

System Developer / Systems Tester

• Participated in the development, enhancement and implementation of the Order Entry

System designed to consolidate the client’s family of businesses. Resolved Help Desk

issues for offsite data center Systems. Three tier development effort utilized Cobol, CICS,

MQ and DB2 on the Mainframe, Micro Focus Cobol, CICS and DB2 on Windows & DOS.

NICOR Gas: Client of Advantech Solutions, Inc.

Naperville, IL (September 2007 – January 2008)

System Developer

• Developed programs for this local provider of natural gas for the firm’s financial

management system. Extensive performance testing was required for this project

designed and developed for a state of Illinois utility subsistence monitoring program, in

Micro Focus Cobol utilizing Oracle PL/SQL within a UNIX environment.

Experience (cont.)


Chicago Mercantile Exchange

Chicago, IL (January 2006 – August 2007)

System Analyst

• Designed and developed a subsystem for the Exchange Fee System (EFS) utilizing

COBOL and DB2 for the Foreign Exchange Market (FXM project), a joint venture with

Reuters. This project required extracting data from a Oracle Data Base and converting

data to load a DB2 Data Base where daily proof of concept testing was required to insure

correctness of crucial Trading, Product and Position information.

• Developed a series of management reports pertaining to a venture with NYMEX to show

fees charged per product traded on the CME GLOBEX system utilizing COBOL and DB2.

• Participated extensively in Exchange Fee System projects for enhancements pertaining

to CME and CBOT Trade activity utilizing Cobol and DB2 in a z(OS) environment.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois: Client of ISG

Chicago, IL. (June 2004 – May 2005)

System Developer / System Tester

• Team Lead for developers to effect State mandated enhancements to COBRA Insurance

System to eliminate usage of SSN’s on all outgoing correspondence establishing a

Unique ID in an interface with Blue Chip.

• Designed and developed project plan, test plan and detailed program specifications

translated from business specifications for AIX/UNIX online and batch systems.

• Developed modifications to online screens and batch programs in a AIX/UNIX operating

system utilizing Micro Focus Cobol/DB2 and Mainframe utilizing Cobol/DB2.

• Extensive testing required in this dual platform effort utilizing Animator and Expediter.

Caterpillar: Client of Nims Associates

Peoria, IL. (September 2001– March 2004)

System Developer

• Team Lead for design, development and modifications to the client’s

Inbound Freight Shipment System, used by contract shippers, utilizing

COBOL, CICS and DB2. Translated business specifications into detail

system application specifications for developers.

Education: BS Business & Administration (Mgmt/Info Systems), Chicago State University;

Continuing Education: MBA Program, North Central College; Oracle 9i DBA & PL/SQL;

JAVA; Microsoft Project; Systems Analysis/Design; Micro Focus Net Express IDE;

AIX, UNIX; Perl; Micro Focus Modernization Workbench;


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