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Application Development Manager / COBOL Developer

Riverside, California, United States
May 18, 2018

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R. William Abeling

- *** Daffodil Dr.. Riverside, CA 92507 ( 951-***-**** *

Mainframe Applications Development Manager

Qualifications Profile

•Dynamic and self-motivated solutions provider in IT operations and applications development, with more than 20 years in the high-performance connectivity solutions industry.

-Oversaw mainframe computer operations for branch locations in North America and China

-Managed seamless data migration from a legacy mainframe system to SAP implementation instances.

-Authored user manuals for new applications

•Highly detailed, analytical and methodical with critical thinking to resolve technical work issues even under stress.

•Well-organized and resourceful with multitasking skills that optimize limited resources to achieve outstanding results.

•Effective interpersonal communication skills that transform diversity into a motive advantage in achieving objectives and shared commitments

Key Expertise

•IT Solutions Architecting

•Customer Service Management

•Relationship Management (Clients/Users, & IT Vendors)

•QA in Systems Development

•Vendor/Contract Management

•Team Supervision & Training

IT Project Management

•Concurrent Project Management

•SDLC Management

•Functional & Technical System Documentation

•Systems/Business Needs Analysis

•Project Budget Administration

•Applications Development & Prototyping

•Systems Conversion, Migration & Integration

•Change Management

•Stress & User Acceptance Testing

•Post Project Support & Review


•Programming: COBOL, CICS/Cobol

•ERP: SAP Materials Mgmt., EDI

•OS: VM/VSE, MS Windows, JCL,

•Apps: Flowchart4, Computer Associates Software, IBM Software, SYNCSORT, & Bartender Label

•Office Tools: MS Office

Professional Experience

TE Connectivity, Ltd. (acquired Deutsch Company)

Supervisor – Application Development Apr 2012 – Apr 2016

•Responsibilities with TE Connectivity remained the same after Deutsch was acquired by TE Connectivity in 2012

•Managed data formatting and Cobol extractions of Deutsch legacy data into 2 successful SAP implementations.

•Wrote Cobol programs that extracted historical system data and worked with an archiving solutions company to load the data to an archive system.

Deutsch Company Hemet, CA

Supervisor – Application Development 1996 – Apr 2012

•Supervised a team of mainframe programmers in developing legacy applications, concurrently assuming Operator role during a staff shortage for about 4 months, producing system reports for special and on-demand requests.

•Authored user manuals for system applications.

•Assisted with department reorganization and training of new Operations Supervisor.

•Data center management

Mainframe Operations Supervisor (2009)

•Oversaw mainframe computer operations, managing day to day operations of the mainframe for North America and China as well as application and systems programming,

•Provided technical support to programming/operations staff, liaising between IT management and manufacturing & production departments.

Sr. Programmer/Project Lead (1999 – 2009)

•Led a team of programmers in ensuring continuous availability of mainframe applications

Applications Programmer (1996 - 1999)

•Maintained, enhanced and updated legacy mainframe programs to meet user requirements, designing, coding and debugging applications prior to production runs, and providing 24/7 on-call services responding to program failures and/or problems on nightly runs.

•Sourced vendors for procurement of IT hardware and software while assisting in the training of end-users in various branch locations nationwide.

Education & Credentials

Professional Training & Certifications

•SAP Administration Training, Master Data maintenance in the Materials Management module (2016)

•Certificate: Computer Programming. Computer Learning Center, Anaheim, CA (1996)

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