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Analyst Manager

Location:
Columbia, Maryland, United States
Salary:
90K to 100K
Posted:
August 23, 2018

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CHRISTOPHER HIRO

**** ****** ******* *****

Columbia, Maryland 21045

410-***-****

ac6sez@r.postjobfree.com

SENIOR APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST with extensive experience in the analysis, design, and development of computer systems. Developed and implemented numerous full life-cycle software development projects as team lead, system architect, developer, analyst and full time consultant.

TECHNICAL OVERVIEW

HARDWARE: IBM 3090, IBM 3080, IBM 3050, IBM 3030, IBM 360

OPERATING SYSTEMS: IBM/390, IBM ESA, IBM XA, IBM/360, MVS, TSO/ISPF

VM/CMS, Z/OS

PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES: FOCUS, RAMIS, COBOL, COBOL II, proCOBOL,

TSO/CLIST, EASYTRIEVE PLUS, STORED PROCEDURES.

DATA BASE: CICS, BMS, VSAM, IDCAMS, DB2, SQL, QMF, SPUFI, IMS, ISAM

UTILTIES/TOOLS: ENDEAVOR, XPEDITER, FILEAID, SYNCSORT, Control-M,

AGILE, JCL, SMS, all IBM Utilities

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Senior Programmer Analyst (Independent Contractor) -1994-2018.

Provided information technology expertise to companies including OST, SSA,

Marriott, Checkfree, Lockheed Martin and Sweetheart Cup. Highlights include:

Hired by OST (Optimal Solution Technology to assist with

all Job, Procedure, COBOL and FOCUS modification

needed with OST’s incorporation of NFIP’s Insurance system

which was acquired from CSRA.

Working for KSI at Social Security Administration, I monitored SSA’s

space allocations within their mainframe logical partitions ( LPARS)

and took necessary steps when space problems arose.

Modified all of Marriott’s Stored Procedures involved with ‘One Yield’ system.

Produced ‘Day Before’ CICS system for Checkfree to sell to its bank customers.

Managed all Lockheed Martin’s programmers and activities involved with SSA’s

Work Management Transition system.

Developed system for Sweetheart Cup to monitor sales versus competitor Solocup.

Supported all data processing activities at BGE Home in Columbia MD.

OST - Hyattsville MD - Senior Programmer Analyst.

9/16 – present

Provided support for all mainframe activities involved with OST’s incorporation of NFIP

insurance system. My Mainframe knowledge of Cobol, JCL, All utilities, FOCUS Master File and FOCEXEC modification was used daily by the team. .

SSA - Woodlawn MD - Senior Programmer Analyst - 3

4/08 – 3/16.

Social Security Administration, as a KTS employee I was

responsible for monitoring all the LPARs (Logical Partitions) to ensure that all

applications, running within their logical partitions, never run out of DASD disk space

and addressing all storage management issues.

If a LPAR was low on space, I determined what volumes were available within that partition

and incorporated them into the pool of processing disk volumes for that LPAR and that

increase in DASD space, prevented space abnormal endings.

Before working on this contract, I became proficient in Systems Managed Storage (SMS)

and all the necessary procedures needed to identify the mainframe disk storage threshold.

Nightly, I addressed any production job failures, taking necessary resolution steps

as dictated by Control-M for the abnormal situation.

Control-M instructions were followed to the letter, nightly at SSA.

COBOL/COBOLII, Z/OS, VSAM, DB2, SPUFI/SQL, Control-M, TSO/CLISTS all IBM utilities.

MARRIOTT 2 - Bethesda MD - Senior Programmer Analyst

9/07 – 4/08

Modified all Stored Procedures involved with Marriott’s ‘One Yield’ System so that

all Stored Procedures were using projected numbers rather then actual numbers in regard

to displaying ‘Group’, ‘ Transient’ and ‘Reserved’ room totals on corporate reports and

entry screens.

Responsible for modifying the Cobol and SQL code involved with the DB2 database

extractions so that the starting date range of the extractions, were one day earlier then

actual day being processed. This caused projections to be used rather then actual numbers.

Users wanted projected totals, rather than incomplete and inaccurate actual totals which

were not accurate until the next day.

CHECKFREE - Baltimore MD - Senior Programmer Analyst

1/07 – 9/07

Assisted with creation and implementation of new application to be sold to banks across the country.

I was responsible for writing all Programs (Cobol-II) and CICS screens involved.

This application will allow banks to have all checks issued, to be processed in a ‘Day Before’

Scenario, so that any errors associated with the checks can be caught and corrected before

the actual DDA processing takes place at midnight each night.

The system involved, allowed the individual bank’s users to enter through CICS screens

all the pertinent information from their checks. That information being: Date, Amount,

Check Number, Route Transit Number and to whom the check was written.

The Cobol-II program involved, which sent the CICS screens to the terminals, took these

inputted values and wrote them to a VSAM output file.

I wrote a second program which would take a copy of the nightly DDA file, which is

available to banks at 10:00 A.M., and compare it to the VSAM file which holds all the

check information. If the checks from the DDA file agreed with bank entered VSAM values

the entry was deleted from the VSAM file. If there were any differences both values from

the DDA and VSAM file were written to an exception file so banks could investigate and

resolve the differences before their nightly runs.

By comparing, all typographical and Micro-feed errors were caught and the system was also

able to prevent fraud by making sure the amount of a check being cashed is the actual amount

of the check being written and that the person to whom the check was written was actually the

person cashing it..

As stated above, this system was sold to banks throughout the country.

LOCKHEED MARTIN - Owings Mills MD - Work Order Manager

10/05 – 01/07

Work Order Manager, responsible for the ‘Work Management Transition’ system for the Social Security Administration (SSA).

Was responsible for all Lockheed programmers involved to ensure they were performing to specifications and that all avenues were covered with new modifications to COBOL programs for their annual release.

I was also involved with all the coding and file extractions: COBOL, DB2, VSAM, JCL,TSO/CLISTS.

SWEETHEART CUP - Baltimore MD - Senior Programmer Analyst

08/04 – 10/05

Assisted Sweetheart Cup in its migration to new owner,

SOLO CUP. Developed system to monitor sales from SOLO and

Sweetheart Cup to same customer base. This system used Cobol II for

DB2 and VSAM extracts and ‘EASYTRIEVE PLUS’ for report production.

My past Mainframe experience was called upon daily to assist other groups as needed.

Insurance Salesman (AFLAC, Senior Life, Mortgage Protection Services) 2003-2004

AFLAC – Disability insurance for workers and their families

Senior Life – Life insurance for the elderly

Mortgage Protection Services – Home and family protection

BGE HOME - Columbia MD - Senior Programmer Analyst 1999-2002

Provided support for all Data Processing activities for Marketing Group. Was responsible for analysis to guarantee all sales campaigns were successful through proper potential customer selection.

Used Cobol II programs for customer extractions from IMS database or DB2 tables.

I was only programmer on site and was responsible for creating and maintaining monthly master files

of existing and potential BGE HOME clients.

Produced DB2 or IMS extracts for any one of six marketing group team members to help with their daily analysis. Developed FOCUS reports to show which product was enjoying the most public support so radio and television commercials were aimed to the correct market.

Developed TSO/CLISTs, for use by entire marketing group, so extractions could be scheduled

and any information concerning a specific product could be attained within minutes.

YEAR 2000 WORK - 1996-1999

STATE OF MARYLAND JUDICAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS – Baltimore MD - 1998

Consultant responsible for Year 2000 remediation.

Used OS/390 Intrinsic functions along with ‘Windowing’ in place of file changes. I was responsible for all MVS systems along with all COBOL programs and CICS screens. All systems involved were successfully tested and implemented three months ahead of schedule.

STATE OF MARYLAND – DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOUCE – Annapolis MD - 1997

Worked with one other individual on the legacy batch and all CICS

on-line Cobol programs. Year 2000 compliance was achieved with the use of ‘Windowing’ instead of file changes. Developed Batch and CICS subprogram to be used by each module needing a century. This guaranteed every century produced used the same logic. Changes were completed and documented four months ahead of schedule.

STATE OF ALABAMA - Montgomery AL - 1996

Worked with nine other programmers for year 2000 compliance for all of Alabama’s state agencies. Conducted interviews at each state agency to inquire about any/all information regarding programs being run, along with files shared between agencies. Responsible for learning and running Computer Associate’s year 2000 tools ‘INVENTORY 2000’ and ‘IMPACT 2000’ for identification of Librarian source programs, job streams and procedures which needed remediation. Responsible for obtaining copies of all code needing modification after the above-mentioned tools identified a year 2000 change was needed. Programs involved were Cobol Legacy batch, using VSAM, DB2, CICS along with Maps.

GEICO INSURANCE Chevy Chase MD - Consultant 1995 - 1996

Replaced associates moved from MVS to PC based PEOPLESOFT while change was occurring. Responsible for implementation and maintenance of all Cobol programs involved with ‘DISC IRS’ system. Converted all reports stored on MICROFICHE to BUNDL storage.

ICMA RETIREMENT CORP. Washington DC - Consultant 1994 - 1995

Moved all systems from VM to MVS. Responsible for testing all applications on MVS platform, after move and verifying all outputs. Established FOCUS database, to track all activities involved along with time spent so that all budgeted hours were correctly used.

CHEVY CHASE BANK Chevy Chase MD - Senior Programmer Analyst 1993 - 1994

Responsible for all enhancements and trouble-shooting of ATM system. Converted all Cobol programs to Cobol II. Assisted with implementation of Chevy Chases’ ATM terminals into Safeway stores.

GROUP1 SOFTWARE Latham MD - Senior Programmer Analyst 1991 - 1993

Responsible for development and support of MVP CODE 1 mailing system. Achieved first time CASS certification for MVP CODE1 from U.S. Postal Service and continued CASS certification, every 3 months for entire tenure with GROUP1

IFORMATION BUILDERS INC. (IBI) Roslyn VA - Senior Technical Rep 1990 - 1991

Senior Technical Representative, responsible for client support resolving all questions and problems IBI customers had in regard to creating or updating a FOCUS database. Responsible for implementing FOCUS on new client’s mainframe computer, along with teaching ‘FOCUS 101’ to new users. Supported all IBI clients throughout the Baltimore/Washington DC area.

CONSOLIDATED EDISION BRONX N.Y. - Consultant 1987 - 1989

Only programmer at location serving as Consultant responsible for all Mainframe activities.

Any/All problems or enhancements concerning the mainframe was handled by me.

Rewrote RAMIS based Overtime Equalization System with latest version of RAMIS (7.0) from

Ramis 3.5 and brought system from CMS VM to TSO MVS for easier usage by users.

MUTUAL OF NEW YORK (MONY) NEW YORK N.Y. - Senior Programmer 1985 - 1987

Used COBOL running on an IBM 4341 computer under OS/MVS, completed the following, Implemented entire batch side of a new SYSTEMATICS real estate package. This included: Writing all JCL jobs and procedures, which took CICS entered transactions and updated VSAM master files. Modified all COBOL programs, involved with the system to meet MONY specifications. Wrote all User, Program, Data, and Functional specifications. Documented the entire system (system was never documented).

Maintained Farm Mortgage Reporting System including, the following: Tailored all reports to meet user specifications, Maintained all VSAM space allocations, needed for master files, used by the system.

DEAN WITTER REYNOLDS 1983 - 1985

Senior Programmer/Analyst

New York, New York - COBOL MVS, VSAM - - Stock Brokerage

HOME INSURANCE 1981 - 1983

Programmer/Analyst

New York, New York - COBOL, MVS, IMS - - Insurance

KERITE CORPORATION 1979 - 1981

Programmer

Seymour, Conn. - COBOL MVS, CAPOSS-E - - Manufacturing

EMERY AIR FREIGHT 1977 - 1979

Programmer

Wilton, Conn. - COBOL MVS - - Air Freight

EDUCATION

1976, IBM sponsored Data Processing Certification

1970, Norwalk Community College

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