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Project Manager Developer

Norristown, Pennsylvania, United States
February 09, 2018

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Michael Rask 610-***-****

Norristown, PA 19403

Information Technology

Project Management Technical Analysis Development

A solution driven & resourceful IT Consultant/Analyst and Software Developer with 20+ years of comprehensive experience in software engineering & development, software architecture, distributed applications on UNIX platforms, IBM Mainframe application design/development,/support, and mainframe tools and mainframe automation. Six Sigma Black Belt.

A consummate expert, with successful track record in the IT field, possessing multidisciplinary repertoire of skills and competencies in executing and implementing strategies, managing people, leading change, and exceeding client’s expectations. Advanced knowledge of the key business principles and best practices to achieve success.

Project Manager/Business Analyst with consistent/precise project planning and execution, with a goal oriented approach that ensures success and perfection. Strategic specialist with a flair for adapting quickly to dynamic technical and quality focused environments and adopting pragmatic approach to complexity.

Military - US Air Force veteran (Honorable Discharge), awarded Air Force Commendation Medal, Purple Heart

Areas of Expertise

Application & Software Design/Development Delivery & Change Management Strategic Planning/IT Strategy Development Quality Control Process & Service Improvement Cost & Quality Control Transformations People Management Process Improvement Programme/Project Planning Negotiations & Presentations

Time Management Problem Resolution Effective Communication

Technical Acumen

Operating Systems/Software: IBM mainframe: Z-OS, MVS/, UNIX/ Linux /Windows.


MAINFRAME MODERNIZATION VTAM, Assembly Language and REXX for mainframe automation, Control-M, CA7, IMS

Databases: Oracle, SQL, PL SQL, Stored Procedures, SQL Server, DB-2, IMS, MS Access, TAOD, SQL Developer, COGNOS 10, SAS, C++. Data Modeling and Metadata library.


JAVA: java (j2ee), Websphere, Eclipse, Java Script, HTML, JQUERY.

Project Management: MS-Office including Excel, Word, Power Point, Project, Agile, and Sharepoint.

Work Experience

Carpenter Technology Sept 2017 to Nov 2017

Reading, Pa

Senior Developer

Using COBOL, CICS, JCL, VSAM, Microfocus COBOL, SCLM, SDSF, File Aid..

Analysis, coding and testing of client Business Systems Requests in a manufacturing environment

Wells Fargo, Philadelphia Pa Feb 2017 – Aug 2017

Working with a team to convert Wells Fargo transmissions from Connect Enterprise to Axway..Transmission protocols include NDM, HTTPS, SSH, FTP, SFTP. Duties include maintaining existing transmissions .conversion to Axway working with clients and addressing client issues and problems.

FISERV, King of Prussia, PA Oct 2015 – June 2016

Consultant – Lending Solutions

Participated in Data Center migration project. Performed conversion of Mainframe JCL to migrate client transmissions from MOVE_IT to Sterling File Gateway. Transmissions converted from FTP to SFTP, NDM. Developed and performed QA testing to verify converted data for accuracy.

Effectively worked with clients to do transmission testing on Sterling File Gateway and verification of files. Also completed porting of EDI files to Sterling File Gateway to be routed to the EDI Translator

Database: Oracle,SQL, COBOL, CICS, JCL, TSO, REXX, CLIST, Power Shell, Assembly Language utilities, Microsoft Office

FIRST DATA, Wilmington Delaware Sep 2014 – Oct 2015

Senior Analyst – ETL

Successfully created Oracle database using form mainframe transactions using IBM mainframe, MQ, Datastage, SQL Developer, ORACLE, Stored Procedures, TOAD, Metadata, Oracle, UNIX, UNIX Shell scripts, JCL, TSO/ISPF. CA7, JAVA, and JAVA Script, Datastage, SAS, C++, JAVA, JAVASCRIPT, COBOL, CICS, DB2, C++, PYTHON, REXX automation, Assembly Language utilities, COBOL, CICS, DB2, VSAM., TANDEM

Provide web access to transmission data via Oracle, Cognos. Developed QA testing scenarios to

be sure all new code developed was executed and verified correct. Also verified all data loaded from the production environment.

Formulated the Data Warehouse Dimensional models for analytics using COGNOS 10..

WAWA – CORPORATE, Location May 2014 – Sep 2014

Consultant – Corporate Solutions (Contract)

Facilitated the in house technology related to WAWA stores. Resolved problems and problem management. Managed and maintained data transmission from vendors and all the Wawa stores using FTP, PGP, Sterling Gentran Sterling File Gateway, Applix, SAP, MS SQL Server, C++, EDI, Assembly Language utilities to Mainframe and MQ X12 XML, SAS

DELL COMPUTER, Newark, Delaware Mar 2014 – Apr 2014

Integration /Conversion /Automation Analyst (Contract)

Business Analyst in Migration of mainframe processes to UNIX/LINUX platform. Developed job flows/test cases in the UNIX environment,IBM,Mainframe,COBOL,CICS,IMS,DB2, ORACLE,UNIX,

UNIX SCRIPT. Batch job scheduling using Control-M.

BANK OF AMERICA, Horsham, Pa Oct 2013 – Feb 2014

Consultant Integration Analyst (Contract)

Developed and handled the Credit Card Delivery System and optimised the expansion of DB2 tables and credit card delivery system, DB2 tables/Metadata Library. (IBM Mainframe (Z/OS), COBOL, CICS, DB2, TSO/ISPF SAS, UNIX, UNIX Script, DB2, Stored Procedures, SQL). C++ Created QA scenarios to test and verify data in new DB2 tables

NORTHRUP GRUMMAN, Santa FE, NM Apr 2013 – Aug 2013

Consultant Systems Integration/Conversion/ Business Analyst (Contract)

Skilfully converted mainframe systems to Java for Health and Human Services (State of New Mexico). Carried out mainframe data migration from VSAM and DB2 to Oracle. Introduced the mainframe group to Java environment. Scheduled mainframe and unix jobs via Control-M.

Devised documentation to support mainframe group in the conversion process and applications for conversion. Controlled ETL processes for file synchronization to Oracle during conversion. Enhanced ETL conversion from mainframe to Oracle for the Java environment, java, java script, MS-Excel. Linux (Red Hat) - shell scripting.

Software/hardware: Mainframe Z/OS, COBOL,IMS, DB2, VSAM, TSO/ISPF, FILE AID, REXX, IMS, ORACLE. Created QA test scenarios for validation

Assumed the responsibility of Family Care Taker for ailing family member Apr 2012 – Mar 2013

THE VANGUARD GROUP INC., Valley Forge, PA May 1992 – Apr 2012

Project Manager/ Business Analyst/ Six Sigma Black Belt/ Developer (2005 – 2012)

Designed and formulated various Web Applications for an online menu of options for employees to access and making selections for trading and investments, institutional clients to extract data.

Extracted data from Oracle and SQL databases for the data metrics, dashboards, data analysis for process improvement, company architecture. Performed Mainframe automation – REXX, ASSEMBLY LANGUAGE, C++.

Formatted Ad Hoc online reports requested by clients through the online menu formatted dynamically via client request using Cognos, Java and SAS. Real time transmission of data, extracting data for collection of reporting activities from mainframe and UNIX platforms for integration into SQL and Oracle databases.

Developed supplemental applications that created hardcopy reports. Created data analysis, metrics, and dashboards, pivot tables in Java, CSS, Excel and data analysis tools.

Managed and accelerated process improvement projects for Business Clients, Computer Operations, Technical Operations, Technical Services, Trade Processing, Corporate Finance and Institutional Systems via Tivoli.

Managed the Data Transmission group to support all data transmissions coming into Vanguard. The

supported platforms were FTP, PGP, SFTP, NDM, EDI X12, XML, TCP/IP

Acted as Team Lead team lead for implemented of Control-M as a mainframe scheduler

Developer – Institutional systems – Mainframe COBOL, CICS, IMS, DB2, VSAM, TSO, File-Aid,

Endeavor, Tivoli. UNIX, UNIX SCRIPT, JCL

Professional Development

Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Eastern University, St Davids, PA

Graduate Studies – Organizational Dynamics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Certification- UNIX, Java, C++, Pennsylvania State University, Great Valley, PA

Certified Six Sigma Black Belt, Villanova University, Villanova, PA


US Air Force – Honorable Discharge

Awarded Air Force Commendation Medal

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