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Kirkland, WA
Posted:
October 07, 2018

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Karthick Ganesan

+1-425-***-****

ac7a7p@r.postjobfree.com

QUALIFICATION SUMMARY:

Software developer professional with 7.5+ years of working experience in Insurance domain and in Mainframes technologies.

Solid knowledge and experience in complete Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) - Analysis, Design, Development, Documentation, Debugging, Testing and Implementation using Waterfall and Agile Software development.

Strong Experience in developing application software using COBOL, JCL and other Mainframe tools and IBM utilities.

Strong experience in databases like IBM DB2, IMS DB/DC.

Experience in using other Mainframe tools like ALM, ENDEVOR for Version Control, XPEDITOR and Abend-Aid for Debugging, FILE-AID, SPUFI, VSAM, REXX, CLIST, MQ, FTP.

Experience in using SAS for Data Modeling and using Easytrieve for Reporting.

Strong experience in using Aion Business Rules Engine (BRE) to write business rules.

Experience in working with web technologies like HTML, CSS, Java Script, C#.net, Bootstrap.

Experience in using both SQL and NoSQL databases like MySQL, MongoDB.

Little Experience in build automation tools like Bamboo and also using RTC, Jira.

Experience in using GitHub for Source Control and in using Pivotal and Azure cloud.

Analyzed the job log and resolved production ABENDs; performed impact analysis to resolve user queries.

Experience in running Strobe and analyzing Trace report for error and performance analysis.

Analyzed, designed and created new JCL JOBs, PROCs for daily, monthly & yearly Reporting purposes.

Developed and maintained batch/online systems using CA-7 scheduler.

Experience in creating Excel and Passport macros.

Excellent documentation skills. Prepared documentations on Functional Specification, Technical Specification, Installation Manuals, Product Profiles, Application understanding document & Configuration management documents.

Efficiently led software project teams. Ability to handle multiple projects.

Closely worked with Product Owners, Scrum Master, Software Developers, onshore & offshore coordination in an Agile Scrum and Waterfall environment.

Valuable team player with Strong communication skills, technical skills, troubleshooting skills with ability to learn and adapt to new technologies quickly.

Provided work estimate document and MOM (Minutes of meeting).

TECHNICAL SKILLS:

Programming Languages: COBOL, JCL, C#, Aion BRE

Mainframe Tools: ALM, ENDEVOR, XPEDITOR, Abend-Aid for Debugging, Easytrieve, FILE- AID, SPUFI, CA-7, VSAM, REXX, CLIST, SAS, MQ, FTP, Strobe

Web Technologies: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Bootstrap

Web Technologies Tools: Bamboo, RTC, Jira and GitHub

Databases: IBM DB2, IMS DB/DC, MySQL, Mongo DB

Methodologies: Waterfall, Agile, TDD

Cloud: Pivotal, Azure

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Project Name: State Specific and Compliance Team (3M Squad)

Client: Safeco Insurance, Seattle, Washington Jan 2017 - Current

Role: Senior Software Developer

This Squad is responsible for State Specific development, Business benefit, Mandatory compliance requests and specialty projects.

Key Responsibilities:

Involve in full life cycle of the project from research, requirements gathering, analysing, designing, and developing the application using Agile Methodology.

Attend daily stand-up meetings to provide updates on the assigned tasks.

Attend Sprint Planning and Backlog Refinement meetings for work intake. Also, attend Quarterly planning meeting to understand the future projects in the pipeline.

Architect solutions based on the business and functional requirements.

Design and Code development using COBOL, DB2, IMS and JCL, Aion BRE.

Create/update Master Component List and create and execute Unit test cases to make sure all the changes are working as expected.

Unit testing also using Expeditor and personal level jobs.

Use ENDEVOR for version control and Abend monitoring using ABEND-AID.

Status reporting and responsible for final delivery.

Environment: COBOL, JCL, DB2, Aion BRE, IMS, Abend Aid, File Aid, Expeditor, Endevor, SPUFI

Project Name: Future Renewal Date Testing

Client: Safeco Insurance, Seattle, Washington May 2016 – Dec 2016

Role: Senior Software Developer

Implement an expanded TIN testing environment that will provide additional batch cycles for testing purpose. Existing TIN level allows for 1 renewal to be verified and with new TIN cycles, we could validate additional 3 renewals on both Auto and Home products.

Key Responsibilities:

Involved in development of any new Development projects, Minor enhancements, Level-1 changes and Production support of these applications.

Involved in full life cycle of the project from analysing, designing, and developing the additional batch cycles using Waterfall Methodology.

This is not an application change, but this change will help testing future renewals more easily and this could prevent any errors from happening in production.

Created/updated Master Component List and create and execute Unit test cases to make sure all the changes are working as expected.

Used ENDEVOR for version control and Abend monitoring using ABEND-AID.

Environment: COBOL, JCL, PROC, PSB, CNTL, DBD, DB2, IMS, Abend Aid, File Aid, Expeditor, Endevor, SPUFI, CLIST, PANELS.

Project Name: Scorecard and KBS Application

Client: Safeco Insurance, Seattle, Washington Mar 2014 – May 2016

Role: Software Developer

Scorecard application determines the tier of a customer which is used in the rating system for premium calculation. A policy goes through this application during New Business, Renewal Business and Verification endorsement. It also has Tier Altering Rules to check if the calculated tier has to be adjusted or a quote has to

be declined.

KBS application acts like an automated human underwriter for New business policies. There are a set of rules that are programmed though which a policy will go through to be either accepted or referred to an

underwriter for manual review. Accepted policies may have additional workflow activated like email message to agent, follow-up to underwriter.

Key Responsibilities:

Involve in development of any new Development projects, Minor enhancements, Level-1 changes and Production support of these applications.

Trained and was considered as SME of these applications and working on the changes for these applications till date.

Involved in full life cycle of the project from requirements gathering, analysing, designing, and developing the application using Waterfall and Agile Methodology.

Scorecard and KBS applications are designed in Aion BRE (Business Rules Engine), C# .net and deployed in SQL Server and in hybrid cloud.

Developed a lot of automation in this area to look for policy in DB2 and daily Scorecard and KBS results to be stored in DB2 and Mongo DB for research purposes.

Source control of application and tools using Git, Bamboo and Jira.

Created front-end tools for easy policy view and for policy-based analysis.

Architect solutions based on the business and functional requirements.

Design and Code development using COBOL, DB2, IMS and JCL, Aion BRE, C# .net, HTML, CSS, SQL Server, Pivotal and Azure clouds, My SQL and Mongo DB.

Created/updated Master Component List and create and execute Unit test cases to make sure all the changes are working as expected.

Unit testing also using Expeditor and personal level jobs.

Used ENDEVOR for version control and Abend monitoring using ABEND-AID.

Establish “Best Practices” and plan for continuous improvement of processes.

Environment: COBOL, JCL, DB2, IMS, Abend Aid, File Aid, Expeditor, Endevor, SPUFI, Aion BRE, C# .net, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, My SQL, Mongo DB, Pivotal, Azure clouds.

Project Name: Auto Options Project

Client: Safeco Insurance, Chennai, Tamil Nadu Jul 2013 – Mar 2014

Role: Software Developer

Safeco Auto options product will make four coverage options available for selection at New Business and Endorsement. The goal was to broaden the market reach to more cost-conscious preferred customers and to higher end, value-oriented customers through bundling. The new base contract has less coverage than then

Current auto policy, but is considered to be a preferred offering. Pilot launch started with couple states, and the product was introduced country wide with multiple releases.

Key Responsibilities:

Involved in full life cycle of the project from requirements gathering, analysing, designing, and developing the application using Waterfall Methodology.

Architect solutions based on the business and functional requirements.

Maintained a team of 3 at offshore and Interacted with onsite for requirement gathering and other discussions.

Also, worked with front-end team on co-ordinating their front-end work with Mainframes.

Prepared High-level design document and shared with SME’s for approval.

Prepared Detailed Design specifications document which can be traced back to the business requirements.

Design and Code development using COBOL, DB2, IMS and JCL.

Created/updated Master Component List and create and execute Unit test cases to make sure all the changes are working as expected.

Unit testing also using Expeditor and personal level jobs.

Used ENDEVOR for version control and Abend monitoring using ABEND-AID.

Created/Scheduled batch jobs to validate the bundle coverage options in test and production.

Created Macro that would load the included coverage’s into DB2 easily for programming.

Performed peer review and Co-ordination with Onshore lead for development and deployment.

Status reporting and responsible for final delivery.

Establish “Best Practices” and plan for continuous improvement of processes.

Environment: COBOL, JCL, DB2, IMS, Abend Aid, File Aid, Expeditor, Endevor, SPUFI

Project Name: Auto Model Refresh 1.0

Client: Safeco Insurance, Chennai, Tamil Nadu Aug 2011 – Jul 2013

Role: Software Developer

Auto Model Refresh (AMR) 1.0 is the Safeco auto product revision. This will refresh pricing model indications and adjust the rating structure to more closely match the future of the unified personal insurance auto product. Few different discounts like Accident free and Violation free discounts, Advance quote, 2 speed

categories, and several rating interactions were introduced in the auto application system. Also, changed the way we handle duplicate incidents and split comp claims into comp glass and comp all other in rating. Pilot launch started with couple states, and the product was introduced country wide with multiple releases.

Key Responsibilities:

Involved in full life cycle of the project from requirements gathering, analysing, designing, and developing the application using Waterfall Methodology.

Architect solutions based on the business and functional requirements.

Interacted with onsite for requirement gathering and co-ordination of efforts.

Prepared High-level design document and shared with SME’s for approval.

Prepared Detailed Design specifications document which can be traced back to the business requirements.

Implemented a Value addition in the application system where data will be retrieved in alphabetical order from IMS database instead of how data is expected to be used in the premium calculation. Once data is

Retrieved, it will then be sorted based on the real calculation order.

Introduced another value addition which helped in increasing the performance of application system. Extra step was added in the rates generation job process where it is programmed to remove

neutralized value from the rates file there by reducing the number of lines to be loaded into IMS database.

Design and Code development using COBOL, DB2, IMS and JCL.

Created/updated Master Component List and create and execute Unit test cases to make sure all the changes are working as expected.

Unit testing also using Expeditor and personal level jobs.

Used ENDEVOR for version control and Abend monitoring using ABEND-AID.

Performed peer review and Co-ordination with Onshore lead for development and deployment.

Status reporting and responsible for final delivery.

Establish “Best Practices” and plan for continuous improvement of processes.

Environment: COBOL, JCL, DB2, IMS, Abend Aid, File Aid, Expeditor, Endevor, SPUFI

Project Name: Clarify Renewal Output

Client: Safeco Insurance, Chennai, Tamil Nadu Mar 2011 – Aug 2011

Role: Software Developer

Existing output to customer offering to renew a policy does not clearly communicate the billing plan discount and the premium amount that includes the billing plan discount. The purpose of this initiative is to reduce customer and agent confusion about the billing plan discount. We will achieve this by modifying the

output for the Auto lines of business countrywide.

Key Responsibilities:

Involved in full life cycle of the project from requirements gathering, analysing, designing, and developing the application using Waterfall Methodology.

Architected solutions based on the business and functional requirements.

Prepared Design specifications document which can be traced back to the business requirements.

Designed and Code development using COBOL, DB2, IMS and JCL.

Created/updated Master Component List and create and execute Unit test cases to make sure all the changes are working as expected.

Unit testing also using Expeditor and personal level jobs.

Used ENDEVOR for version control and Abend monitoring using ABEND-AID.

Performed peer review and Co-ordination with Onshore lead for development and deployment.

Status reporting and responsible for final delivery.

Environment: COBOL, JCL, DB2, IMS, Abend Aid, File Aid, Expeditor, Endevor, SPUFI

EDUCATION:

Completed Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics and Communication Engineering at Anna University, Tamil Nadu, India with a Grade of 7.3.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

Certifications:

MTA: Introduction to Programming Using JavaScript, Microsoft, June 2018

MTA: Introduction to Programming Using HTML and CSS, Microsoft, June 2018

MTA: Software Developer Fundamentals in C#, Microsoft, May 2018

AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner, Amazon, Feb 2018

M101JS: MongoDB for Node.js Developers, MongoDB University, Aug 2017

SAFe Agilist, Scaled Agile, Aug 2016

Oracle Certified Professional, Java SE 6 Programmer, Feb 2013

IBM Certified DB2 9.5 SQL Procedure Developer, Aug 2012

AINS 21 Property and Liability Insurance Principles, Jun 2012

IBM Certified Database Associate - DB2 9 Fundamentals, Dec 2011

Oracle PL/SQL Developer Certified Associate, Dec 2010



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