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Mainframe Developer/Analyst

Location:
Owings Mills, Maryland, United States
Salary:
$80000
Posted:
May 27, 2018

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JANANI ELAKKUVAN

Date of birth : **/**/****

Phone No : +1-443-***-****

Email Id : ac5mzq@r.postjobfree.com

Current Location : Owings Mills, Maryland

Visa Status : H4 Employment Authorization Document (H4EAD)

SUMMARY:

IBM Mainframe Application Developer, with 5 years of hands on experience in Application Development. Extensive experience in the IT industry, involved with full project life cycle, complete Software Development Life Cycle SDLC.

Expertise in COBOL, CICS, DB2, JCL, VSAM, SQL, SPUFI, Endevor, File Aid and Control-M.

Extensive Knowledge in requirement gathering, analysis, design, development, implementation, testing, integration deployment, documentation and maintenance of IBM Mainframe applications.

Experience working in the Healthcare domain.

Experience in executing detailed Test plan, Test Cases, Procedures and Test Strategies to meet business specifications.

Developed new batch and online programs.

Expertise in DB2 Performance Tuning and improving the performance of Batch Jobs.

Modified the existing DB2 SQL queries to improve application performance.

Well versed with waterfall SDLC and practice of quality processes along with AGILE methodology.

Strong communication, interpersonal and presentation skills, with well demonstrated team dynamics and initiative.

Other skills include mentoring new team members, debugging and excellent problem solving abilities.

TECHNICAL SKILLS:

Platforms

Z/OS, MVS, TSO, ISPF, Microsoft Windows

Programming Languages

COBOL, CICS, JCL, SQL

File Organizations

VSAM, PS, PDS, GDG

Mainframe Tools

FILE-AID, Abend-Aid, SPUFI, SYNCSORT, DFSORT, Control-M, Endevor, ZEKE, IEBGENER, IDCAMS, IBM DSNUTILB, PL/SQL, MQ, Xpeditor, Infoxe, RACF, Omegamon, Startool, Changeman, IBM Datastudio, QEDIT, SPUFI, Strobe & REXX

Development Tools

Rumba, Eclipse

Other Tools

Smart Front End, Clearcase, HP ALM, MS-EXCEL, Word, Powerpoint, Visio

EDUCATION:

Bachelor of Engineering, Anna University, India (GPA - 8.1)

CERTIFICATIONS:

IBM Certified- Database Associate DB2 10.1 Fundamentals.

Infosys Certification- Basics of Healthcare

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Project#1:

Infosys Limited (Pune, India) Jan 2015 to Sep 2017

Project: Enterprise Provider Database (EPDB)

Client : Aetna Inc., Hartford, CT, USA

Senior Systems Engineer

Responsibilities:

Analysis, Designing and developing mainframe programs by understanding business requirements.

Impact Analysis, Preparation of Tech Specs, Walkthrough of Tech Specs and Post implementation support.

Developed various Online and batch mainframe programs using JCL, COBOL, CICS and DB2 through WATERFALL and AGILE process.

Experience in a fast paced collaborative 3-week Agile sprint development.

Involved in tuning application SQLs, which handles large volumes of data, thereby reducing the execution time of those applications and in turn enabling cost savings for the client.

Created COBOL Stored PROCS for updates to database.

Worked on creating VSAM datasets.

Analyzed modifications, finding affected list of programs and homogeneous implementation.

Experience working in Medicare and Medicaid projects.

Experience in QA and performed various types of testing including functional testing, integration testing, acceptance testing, regression and end to end testing.

Expertise in Test Planning activities - Test Estimation, Test Strategy, Test Plan for all phases in software test life cycle.

Conducted code reviews and involved in mentoring the team members on application/technical skills.

Played an important role in Production support- Resolved job abends in production environment and providing permanent fix.

Responsible for scheduling the production jobs with the mentioned conditions such as time, and interdependencies with the predecessor and successor jobs.

Significantly involved in enhancement projects, did extensive root cause analysis as a part of Maintenance.

Expertise in troubleshooting production issues and fixing them.

Worked as a key Subject Matter Expert (SME) in solving critical Cool:Gen tickets which requires in-depth analysis of the complex code.

Conducted need based meetings and weekly scheduled meetings to resolve issues and update status to stake holders.

Keeping a record of best practices in the project for future use.

Strong problem solving and analytical skills with in-depth understanding of system development methodologies, techniques and tools.

Performed as a Defect Prevention anchor.

Worked in Rotational Shifts and weekend support.

Project#2:

Infosys Limited (Pune, India) Mar 2013 to Jan 2015

Project: Enterprise Provider Database (EPDB)

Client : Aetna Inc., Hartford, CT, USA

Systems Engineer

Responsibilities:

Interacted with clients to understand the Business requirements thoroughly and analyzed the requirements into a technically implementable solution.

Created the System Requirement Analysis document (SRS).

Participated in the functional Design/Detail Design Review meetings and created design from the requirement document.

Coded various Online and Batch modules.

Executed COBOL-DB2 program using JCL. Built new JCLs to accommodate service requests and found changes required in an existing module to improve performance of a batch job.

Coding one time COBOL programs to meet daily work request on small system maintenance.

Handled various Ad-Hoc Requests with tight deadlines.

Performed System and Unit Testing.

Supported System Integration testing and User Acceptance testing (UAT).

Resolved QA and Acceptance defects.

Meeting deadlines for the projects with zero defect, on time and within budget.

Involved in peer reviews.

Analyzed and identified the jobs which needs to be improved.

Resolved existing production job abends and issues by thorough analysis and taking appropriate action.

Solved a lot of Incidents created through ServiceNow ITSM tool, as a part of 3rd level incident management (L3 Support) and interacted with L1, L2 teams with respect to the same.

Played a vital role in monitoring and executing the scheduled jobs running in production.

Attending Team Action Meetings with clients understand priorities, sharing responsibility and providing the work status.

Project documentation is maintained as per the Project Life Cycle and SLA. All documents are version controlled and maintained.

Performed as a Knowledge Management anchor. Conducted various knowledge sessions, quiz, shared Tip of the day (TOD) and other knowledge related activities.

Project#3:

Infosys Limited (Mysore, India) Oct 2012 to Mar 2013

Systems Engineer Trainee

Responsibilities:

Completed Infosys Training program (6 months) which included Java, PL/SQL and specialized training in Mainframe Technology (COBOL, DB2, CICS, VSAM & JCL).

An internal project which helped to learn the fundamentals of Mainframes.

Involved in requirements analysis, coding and testing.

Recognitions:

Got recognized as “Employee of the week” multiple times for significant contributions in Aetna account level.

Been the Knowledge Management anchor of my team in Infosys and was actively involved in conducting Knowledge sessions, technical/domain quizzes, giving KT to new joiners and sharing TOD’s on a daily basis which helped the team extensively in learning new concepts and to understand the importance of knowledge sharing.

As a KM anchor, helped my team in winning the “KM RnR award” for the best team in the year 2015 in the company level.

Received multiple appreciation from On-site counterparts and clients for quick fixes of production issues and solving critical tickets as well as accommodating last minute complex changes in the work requests.



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