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Programmer Analyst Programs

Location:
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Salary:
40
Posted:
February 20, 2018

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John Perry, Jr.

*** ***** ****** ■ Boulder, CO **304 ■ 303-***-**** Cell ■ ac4jt7@r.postjobfree.com

OBJECTIVE

Senior Contract COBOL Programmer Analyst with MBA and PhD education and expertise in designing, developing, supporting and migrating applications in a variety of industries. Accustomed to tight deadlines and short term project life cycles.

SKILLS:

IBM COBOL II JCL MVS CICS VSAM IMS

DB2 TSO/ISPF FILEAID EXPEDITOR PANVALET QMF

Easytrieve RACF FTP SYNCSORT Agile Devl SPUFI

SQL Forms/Menu ENDEAVOR AS/400 Changeman File Manager UNIX

MQSeries EXCEL INTERTEST Fault Analyzer S2000 REXX

Microfocus Workbench Unisys 2200 Mainframe Clear Quest Requisite Pro Rational Rose PL/I

EXPERIENCE

PiORION Solutions/IBM, Atlanta, GA 9/2017 – Present

Programmer Analyst at Anthem BCBS.

•Assigned to work on Modernization of Anthem BCBC programs utilizing COBOL, JCL, CICS, VSAM, IMS DB/DC, ENDEVOR, Agile development

•Analyzed various programs related to Customer Designed Health Plans.

•Started modifying Cobol Batch programs that call I/O Cobol modules that access Corporate IMS databases

containing data from Anthem’s CS90 (NY BSBC) data required for processing CS90 claims.

•Environment: COBOL, JCL, IMS DB/DC, DB2, SQL, MVS, TSO/ISPF, VSAM, File-Aid, ENDEVOR, ABEND-AID, Debug, Agile development

CoSourcing Partners, Madison, WI 3/2017 – 4/2017

Programmer Analyst at WPS Health Solutions.

•Modified CICS and batch programs used to insert, delete, insert and query data in DB2 tables and VSAM files

•Create/modify the JCL to execute these programs

•Prepared documentation that described all programs in the system and prepared a Visio presentation listing the program hierarchy and parameters used to navigate thru the hierarchy.

•Environment: COBOL, COBOL II, JCL, DB2, SQL, MVS, TSO/ISPF, VSAM, File-Aid, Changeman, ABEND-AID, IBM Debug

SDLC Partners, Pittsburgh, PA 1/2016 – 3/2017

Programmer Analyst at Highmark Health Solutions.

•Modified CICS background CICS programs used to insert, delete, insert and query data in DB2 tables using Agile Development technology in Healthcare industry

•Worked on several projects with Membership application:

oCreation of a County Code table to be used to determine rates for Medical insurance

oModified software to update client Termination Date when information received from CMS or PSAR

oModified programs to include Assignment Date for QHP Brokers

•Create/modify the JCL to execute these programs, inserting data in MQ Series queues that then call the new/ modified programs.

•Cobol programs utilized Object Oriented technology, utilizing components with single functions called from other modules based upon parameters passed from modules higher in the architecture.

•Prepared documentation that described all programs in the system and prepared a Visio presentation listing the program hierarchy and parameters used to navigate thru the hierarchy.

•Environment: COBOL, COBOL II, JCL, DB2, SQL, MVS, TSO/ISPF, VSAM, MQSeries, ABEND-AID, FTP, Endeavor and TraceMaster for testing

Bourntec Solutions, St. Louis, MO, 5/2015 – 11/2015

Programmer Analyst working for Edward Jones

•Modified batch programs used to create various letters sent to Clients and the JCL to execute these programs.

•Researched other programs sent to Financial Advisors for rejected Zero-dollar ACH transfers used to verify client accounts for retirement account payments.

•Worked on the Real Time Cash project in which programs that involved updating a client’s investment additions made the funds available the same or next day, involving hundreds of programs.

•Environment: COBOL, COBOL II, JCL, DB2, SQL, SYNCSORT, MVS, TSO/ISPF, VSAM, FTP, ABEND-AID,, INTERTEST

Xyant Technology, Oklahoma City, OK, 10/2014 – 3/2015

Programmer Analyst at American Farmers and Ranchers.

•Developed new CICS/COBOL/VSAM screens needed for migration of Dwelling insurance from mid-range computers to the IBM Mainframe.

•Modified and created batch programs related to the new Dwelling policy system being created and the JCL to execute these programs.

•Thoroughly tested new and changed programs.

•New screens were to be used to create new Dwelling policies, display the details related to Dwelling policies, changing the coverage and renewing the policies.

•Environment: COBOL, COBOL II, JCL, SYNCSORT, MVS, TSO/ISPF, VSAM, FTP, ABEND-AID, EXCEL

Collabera, Inc., Olympia, WA, 05/2012 – 08/2014

Programmer Analyst at Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) for the State of Washington

•Maintain COBOL/CICS/IMS Online and Batch programs that determine client eligibility for Food Stamp, Medicaid and Cash (TANF, General Aid, LTC and Disaster Aid) benefits.

•Modified or created numerous JCL jobs for the batch programs for the ACES project

•Thoroughly tested changed programs.

•Very complex batch and online COBOL/IMS program were modified to meet new requirements from the Washington DSHS and the modifications tested both on a Unit and System basis.

•Program changes included changes to IMS Database inquiries, updates, inserts and deletes.

•Update the tracking of Change Request, Problem Reports and Defects using Clear Quest.

• Created and maintained Analysis and Design Documents for the ACES project using Share Point/RequisitePro.

•Helping with implementation of the Health Benefits Exchange.

•Worked with Release Management group to ensure programs modified were properly migrated to next level.

•Environment: COBOL II, JCL, SYNCSORT, MVS, TSO/ISPF, VSAM, FILEAID for VSAM, FTP, EXCEL, Visio, WORD, ABEND-AID, Changeman

IBM, Inc., Sacramento, CA, 10/2011 – 04/2012

Programmer Analyst assigned to CA-MMIS project for State of California

•Created and maintained Design Documents for the California Medicaid Management Information System

•Environment: COBOL II, JCL, SYNCSORT, MVS, TSO/ISPF, VSAM, WORD Visio,

Apex Systems/Unisys Systems, El Monte, CA, 11/2009 – 09/2011

Contract Programmer Analyst assigned to Los Angeles Dept. of Social Services

•Created and maintained COBOL database (SQL)) programs for the LA Department of Social Services Welfare (CalWORKS), Food Stamps and MediCal programs Eligibility Determination and Benefits Calculation group.

•The programs utilized COBOL and SQL (to access a relational database like “DB2).

•Thoroughly tested new and changed programs.

•Programs were executed in batch mode and utilized Unisys computer using ECL.

•Worked with Release Management software to ensure programs modified were properly migrated to next level.

•Environment: COBOL, UNISYS Mainframe, DB2-like Relational database, SQL, WORD, ECL (like JCL), HP Powerbuilder for program development)

Anadarko Industries /, Ft. Collins, CO, 12/2007 – 07/2009

Contract Programmer Analyst assigned to US Forest Service

•Created and maintained COBOL VSAM S2000 (SAS database) programs for the Automated Timber Sales Accounting (ATSA) system and Batch programs for the ATSA department and the Forest Service that track the funds from companies and persons who do business with the Forest Service

•Modified JCL used to execute the batch programs I created or modified.

•Thoroughly tested changed programs.

•Reports are modified or created the auditors use to account for the funds paid to the Forest Service using a System 2000 database used to store the contract data, a hierarchical database developed by SAS

•Created and maintained REXX programs to edit files and create JCL to execute batch jobs

•Reports sent to UNIX system via FTP.

•Environment: COBOL II, S2000, JCL, SYNCSORT, MVS, TSO/ISPF, VSAM, REXX, FTP, ENDEAVOR, UNIX, RACF, ABEND-AID, FILEAID for VSAM and S2000, EXCEL

Streffco, Inc. /, Denver, CO 05/2007 – 10/2007

Contract Programmer Analyst assigned to Kaiser Permanente

•Created and maintained COBOL, VSAM and DB2 programs for Kaiser Permanente including batch programs for the IT Department that transferred data from the software that edited the incoming claims data to the VSAM files that stored the claims data (QCARE) were modified in Healthcare industry

•Since the programs were batch programs, JCL necessary to execute the programs was modified when necessary.

•Thoroughly tested changed programs.

•Developed program to extract professional and facilities claims data from the QCARE files and send that data to Health Recovery Inc. so that Kaiser could recover its costs for treatments related to Workman’s Compensation, auto accidents, etc.

•Authored various Production Support documents

•Worked with Release Management software to ensure programs modified were properly migrated to next level.

•Environment: COBOL II, DB2, SQL, JCL, SYNCSORT, MVS, TSO/ISPF, VSAM, RACF, Easytrieve, FILEAID for VSAM and DB2, CHANGEMAN, FTP, UNIX, EXCEL, Visio, ABEND-AID, SPUFI and QMF

Robert Half /, Denver, CO, 11/2006 – 04/2007

Contract Programmer Analyst assigned to Computer Research Inc.

•Developed and maintained online and batch COBOL programs on an AS400 for a subsidiary of Scottrade

•Created and modified Command Language programs to execute those batch COBOL programs

•Files used include DB2 tables and key-sequenced and sequential files

•Environment: COBOL, Command Language (CL), AS400, DB2, SQL, Key-Sequenced and Sequential files

Keane, Inc. /, Denver, CO, 06/2006 – 11/2006

Contract Programmer Analyst assigned to TIAA-CREF

•Created COBOL ADABAS programs for TIAA-CREF to edit data to be loaded into its new SunGard Omniplus database

•Since the programs were batch programs, JCL necessary to execute the programs was modified when necessary.

•Assisted with testing software developed to load data into the Omni system sent by member schools

•Project involved loading data from the various institutions into the TIAA/CREF Omniplus database, validating the data, executing programs to load the data and responsibility for ensuring the Omniplus database loaded data properly

•Environment: COBOL II, ADABAS, JCL, MVS, TSO/ISPF, VSAM and Omniplus

Ciber, Inc. /. Denver, CO, 02/2006 – 06/2006

Contract Programmer Analyst assigned to First Data Corp

•Created and maintained COBOL and DB2 programs for First Data Corp.

•Developed and modified programs including Batch and CICS programs for the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS) Thoroughly tested changed programs.

•Authored Test Plans are also created and the programmer is involved from program creation / modification through implementation

•Project involved adding security to EFTPS so that user cannot use an account that is already being used by another user without confirmation from the bank that the user is authorized to use that account.

•Environment: COBOL II, CICS, DB2, SQL, JCL, SYNCSORT, MVS, TSO/ISPF, ABEND-AID, VSAM, INTERTEST, FILEAID, FTP, UNIX, RACF, Platinum DB2 Log Analyzer and other DB2 tools, ENDEAVOR, EXCEL, Visio, EASTRIEVE, SPUFI and QMF.

Carolina IT Professionals, Wilkesboro, NC 09/2005 – 02/2006

Contract Programmer Analyst assigned to Lowe’s Company

•Created and maintained batch and CICS programs using COBOL and DB2

•Test Plans are also created and the programmer is involved from program creation/modification through implementation. Some of the programs modified are APS/COBOL programs. Some files are FTPd to sites outside Lowe’s Company. Files sent to UNIX system via FTP.

•Environment: COBOL II, APS/COBOL, CICS, DB2, SQL, JCL, SYNCSORT, MVS, TSO/ISPF, VSAM, ABEND-AID, PANVALET, XPEDITER, FTP, FILEAID, FTP, UNIX, EXCEL, Princeton Softech (DB2 editor), MQ Series, SPUFI and QMF

Analysts International Corp./. S. Sioux City, NE 05/2004 – 08/2005

Contract Programmer Analyst assigned to Great West Casualty Co.

•Created and tested batch and CICS programs to convert Datacom databases and metaCOBOL to COBOL and DB2

•Since some of the programs were batch programs, JCL necessary to execute the programs was modified when necessary.

•Authored test plans, tested applications and systems

•Environment: COBOL II, metaCOBOL, Datacom, DB2, SQL, CICS, SDF, JCL, SYNCSORT, PANVALET, VSAM, ABEND-AID, SPUFI, QMF, RACF, EXCEL, Easytrieve, MVS and TSO/ISPF

Apollo Consulting Co., Boulder, CO, 12/2003 – 03/2004

Contract Component Tester assigned to IBM

•Test and debug PL/I programs using CICS and DB2 for the IBM Entitlement Repository System

•System also incorporates Java modules and uses MQSeries programs to process requests from the IBM Retain system

•This release was solely with IBM software products and further releases will deal with other IBM products

•Environment: PL/I, CICS, DB2, SQL, JCL, MVS, TSO/ISPF, VSAM, MQ Series, SPUFI and QMF

ADTec, Madison, WI 08/2003 – 12/2003

Contract Programmer Analyst assigned to Wisconsin Physicians Services

•Coded and tested new programs for the Tricare Medical Insurance System including a conversion for the US Department of Defense, using COBOL, CICS, VSAM and DB2

•System utilizes batch, online and background programs to allow the users to create, modify and pay claims for the DOD

•Environment: COBOL II, CICS, DB2, SQL, JCL, SYNCSORT, MVS, TSO/ISPF, VSAM, INTERTEST and FILEAID

NexTech Solutions, Little Rock, AR 01/2003 – 07/2003

Contract Programmer Analyst assigned to Programmer Analyst

•Designed, coded, tested and implemented changes to the Food Stamp and Entitlement System of the State of Arkansas Department of Human Services, using COBOL, CICS and IMS.

•Since some of the programs were batch programs, JCL necessary to execute the programs was modified when necessary.

•Program changes included changes to IMS Database inquiries, updates, inserts and deletes.

•System utilizes complex batch, online and background programs to maintain the Data Processing system for the DHS

•Environment: COBOL II, CICS, IMS DB, JCL, MVS, TSO/ISPF, VSAM, FTP, SYNCSORT, RACF, UNIX, ABEND-AID, PANVALET, Easytrieve, XPEDITER and FILEAID

Advanced Systems Design, Inc. 06/2002 01/2003

Contract Programmer Analyst assigned to City of Birmingham, AL

•Full life cycle development for Information Management System of the City of Birmingham, using COBOL, CICS and IMS with batch, online and background programs to maintain the Data Processing system for the city

•Modifications were to complex programs used by the city for financial applications.

•Program changes included changes to IMS Database inquiries, updates, inserts and deletes.

•Since some of the programs were batch programs, JCL necessary to execute the programs was modified when necessary.

•Worked with Release Management software to ensure programs modified were properly migrated to next level.

•Environment: COBOL II, CICS, IMS DB, JCL, MVS, EXCEL, TSO/ISPF, Easytrieve, RACF, VSAM

ASAP Staffing. LLC, (10/2001 - 04/2002)

Contract Programmer Analyst assigned to the University of Alabama at Birmingham

•Performed full life cycle development for University Human Resources System using batch, online and background programs written in COBOL and IMS during a migration to Oracle

•Modifications were to complex programs used by the university for financial applications.

•Program changes included changes to IMS Database inquiries, updates, inserts and deletes.

•Environment: COBOL II, IMS DB/DC, JCL, MVS, TSO/ISPF, SYNCSORT, VSAM, PANVALET

Qwest Communications, Denver, CO Engineer 04/2000 – 06/2001

Lead Programmer Analyst

•Designed, coded, tested and implemented a major project for the BOSS (Billing and Order Sub-System) System that involved on-line, BMP and batch PL/I programs using IMS DB and DC

•Modifications were to complex PL/I programs used by Qwest for Customer Service applications.

•Program changes included changes to IMS Database inquiries, updates, inserts and deletes.

•Worked with Release Management software to ensure programs modified were properly migrated to next level.

•Served as a Business Analyst from 4/2001 to 6/2001, preparing Requirements documents and serving as a Project Manager for several projects managing up to 5 Programmer Analysts who did the changes to the programs involved

•Environment: PL/I, IMS DB/DC, JCL, MVS, TSO/ISPF, VSAM, ENDEAVOR, RACF, EXCEL

EDUCATION

•University of Colorado, Denver, CO

•MBA Emphasis in Information Systems

•University of Colorado Boulder, CO

•Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry under the direction of Dr. Stanley J. Cristol.

•University of Texas, Austin TX

•Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry



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