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November 30, 2018

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Muhammad Bashir Ahmad Tel: 647-***-****

**** ****** **. *** **** Sacramento, CA ac7t8p@r.postjobfree.com

EXPERIENCE SUMMARY

Accomplished Systems Analyst / design / developer in mainframe with more than 12 years result oriented progressive experience of Health care, Financial services/industry on IT multi-platform specially in IBM mainframe with core focus in COBOL/CICS/SQL/DB2/IMS/VSAM environment, using all phases of Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) in enterprise applications, which includes project lead, systems analysis, designing, development, implementation, system conversions and systems documentation. Also have exposure to analyzing business systems and requirements. Recognized for attention to detail, adherence to system standards, and meeting business objectives through creative design and efficient implementation of enterprise systems. Possess strong analytical, problem solving and communication skills. Demonstrated ability to interact with people on different levels in a fast-paced work environment with constantly changing priorities.

Domain Expertise:

Analysis, design, development, testing

Test Plan and Test Cases

system functional design and Technical System design document

Good banking experience and knowledge

Database Design and Implementation

Data analysis, validation and Testing

Mainframe Programming and Procedures

Data Extracting, Formatting and Load

Production support

System convertion

Requirement Analysis

SKILL SET

Industry Exposure: Healthcare, Core Banking/Finance, Telecommunication, Payroll, Inventory, retail business

Platforms: IBM Mainframe ZOS/390, MVS, MS Windows, Unix

Database/Access method: DB2, IMS, VSAM, Datacom, Oracle

GUI/Tools: Microsoft Office, MS Project, VISIO, XML, HTML, Putty, Toad, MS Word, MS Excel

Languages: COBOL, Microfocus Cobol, CICS, JCL, IDEAL, CA7, DB2 stored procedure, CLIST, SQL,

PL/SQL, REXX, CLIST, Crystal report, PL1, Easytrieve

Utilities: FTP, FTF, IDCAMS, VISIO, TSO, ISPF, SPUFI/QMF, RACF, DFSORT, FILE-AID, CICS-ABEND-AID

PANVALET, CHANGEMAN, Platinum, Xpeditor, Lotus Notes, Inter-test, knowledge of CSF tool,

Eclipse, File Manager, Toad, IBM Debugger, Mainframe Express, SharePoint.

Methodology: SDLC

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

IT Analyst/Developer

PiORION Solutions / IBM Sacramento, CA 09/2016 – 11/2018

CAMMIS (California Medicaid Management Information System) health care systems is a mainframe based system that supports and maintains the claims for healthcare services as per HIPAA(Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) standards in the State of California.

Responsibilities:

oAnalysis design, development, support and enhancement for CAMMIS system in IBM mainframe / multi-platform environment

oPreparation of System functional design (SFD) and Technical System design (TSD) document for health care claim system project (pharmacy claims)

oDesign/analysis on Pharmacy Claims system project with enhancement in the existing system. In this system some updates are being incorporated regarding secondary provider for pharmacy claims to meet the HIPPA standards.

oCompleted successfully code conversion project with enhancement in the existing Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic and Treatment (EPSDT) Home Health Services. In this system local codes has been replaced by national codes as standard codes.

oPreparation of logical and physical design to generate computer programming specifications based on user requirements in the light of HIPAA regulations.

oUse of TSO/ISPF for compiling, managing programs and configuring system

oUsed SDLC methodology throughout the project for all phases of project planning.

Environment: IBM Z/OS, CICS, COBOL, JCL, CA7, VSAM, DB2, MVS, TSO, ISPF, IBM Debugger, Panvalet, Endevor,

File-Manager, QMF, FTP, FTF, SharePoint, Windows-10, MS Word, Excel, Lotus Notes, IBM Utilities

Software Engineer

M&T Bank Buffalo, NY 03/2016 – 08/2016

Credit Card and Mortgage Application Support is one of the M&T Bank’s financial systems for loan collection and origination, a mainframe based system which incorporates standard application interfaces (APIs). It follows the bank and different Credit Bureaus (Transunion, Equifax, and Experian) standards.

Responsibilities:

oAnalysis design, development, support and enhancement for bank’s credit card and mortgage applications in IBM mainframe/multi-platform environment.

oDeveloped Technical System Design (TSD) document for Retail Credit Card Scorecard Strategy System for Thick File Overrides which is one the ACAPS/COP (Automated Credit Application Processing System/ Consumer Origination Portal/ Consumer Lending system) using Strata recommendations. Also prepared one of Transunion Enterprise Extender Project (ACAPS/Bureau Link support/update).

oCompleted successfully code changes to bypass the required overrides and updated the Approve/ Reject Cutoffs for the First Pass Algorithm to ACAPS table PM3 (Product Management table).

oTested/implemented the application following the bank and Credit Bureau standards.

oParticipated functional process updates for Adverse Action Letters Project for important credit decisions regarding approval/denial credit requests.

oModification/development programs using Enterprise COBOL in Batch and online (CICS) environment.

oPreparation of test cases to verify system functionality. Development includes working with business analysts to gather and identify functional requirements, writing new/update source codes from technical system design, testing and implementation for the required enhancements and /or support applications.

oThe SDLC methodology used throughout the project for all phases of project planning.

Environment: IBM Z/OS, CICS, COBOL, JCL, CA7, VSAM, DB2, MVS, TSO, ISPF, Xpeditor, Panvalet, File-Aid, FTP,

QMF, SharePoint, Hogan, Easytrieve, CSF, Windows-7, MS Word, Excel, MS outlook, IBM Utilities

Analyst/developer

PiORION Solutions / IBM Sacramento, CA 05/2015 – 01/2016

CAMMIS (California Medicaid Management Information System) health care systems is a mainframe based system that supports and maintains the claims for healthcare services as per HIPAA(Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) standards in the State of California.

Responsibilities:

oAnalysis design, development, support and enhancement for CAMMIS system in IBM mainframe / multi-platform environment

oUpdated system functional design (SFD) and created Technical System design (TSD) document for health care claim system project

oCompleted successfully code conversion project with enhancement in the existing system. In this system local codes has been replaced by national codes as standard codes like revenue codes.

oTesting and implementing the application as per HIPAA Regulations for health care claims

oHave exposure to HL7 (Health Level Sven International) set for exchanging and developing electronic health records (EHRs) among different organizations.

oModification and developed programs using Enterprise COBOL in Batch and CICS environments

oPrepared detailed test cases to verify system functionality. Development includes working with the clients to gather and identify functional requirements, designed and documented technical requirements then wrote new code and modified existing code from technical system design. Tested and implemented enhancements and /or support applications. Performed conceptual, logical and physical design to generate computer programming specifications based on user requirements. Conducted functional testing to ensure that the application could support all business requirements and meets the HIPAA regulations.

oUse of TSO/ISPF for compiling, managing programs and configuring system

oThe SDLC methodology used throughout the project for all phases of project planning.

Environment: IBM Z/OS, CICS, COBOL, JCL, CA7, VSAM, DB2, SQL, MVS, TSO, ISPF, IBM Debugger, Endevor,

Panvalet, File-Manager, FTP, SharePoint, Windows-7, MS Word, Excel, Lotus Notes, IBM Utilities

Systems Analyst/developer

SaskTel International Regina SK, Canada 12/2012 - 02/2015

(Crown corporation of provincial government)

Martens Telecommunication System is a mainframe based system that manages the circuit provisioning process,

trouble shooting and inventory of equipment.

Responsibilities:

oAnalysis planning, design, development, production support and maintenance telecom system in IBM mainframe / multi-platform environment.

oDevelopment and modification of Martens Telecom System.

oUser change requests handling and production fixes – tickets

oSetup the Environments for QA’s and coordinate in testing

oCreated detailed functional specifications for both the batch and online programs.

oMaintained and created programs using Enterprise COBOL/DB2/SQL, DB2 stored procedures in Batch and CICS environments

oPrepared detailed test cases to verify system functionality. Development includes working with the clients to gather and identify functional requirements, designed and documented technical requirements then wrote new code and modified existing code from specifications as required. Tested and implemented enhancements and /or support applications. Performed conceptual, logical and physical designs to generate computer programming specifications based on user requirements. Conducted functional testing to ensure that the application could support all requirements.

oUsing System flow chart and Process flow chart using Microsoft Visio to illustrate the input data feeds from different sites and flow of processing of the front end and downstream feeds

oPerformed as the user liaison for gathering business application requirements.

oUse of ISPF and Microfocus for compiling, managing programs and configuring system

oUsing FTP to upload and download files over the internet as the application layer protocol that handles file transfers.

oThe SDLC methodology used throughout the project for all phases of project planning.

Environment: IBM Z/OS, CICS, COBOL, Micro focus COBOL, Mainframe Express, JCL, CA7, SQL, DB2, IMS, SPUFI, QMF, VSAM,

MVS, TSO, ISPF, FILE-AID, FTP, Platinum, Xpeditor, Toad, Eclipse, Easytrieve, UNIX, HTML, IBM Utilities, Windows-7

Analyst/developer

TierOne systems Toronto 10/2008 – 09/2012

Analyzed and planned the design, development, testing and implementation and maintained payment system for funds transfer and CSI banktrade system for L/Cs and bills transaction handling in IBM mainframe environment.

oTech Lead, development, modification and production support of Payment System using SWIFT.

oSystems analysis and development of payment system having knowledge of SWIFT network

oCo-leader of migration mainframe payment systems conversion to oracle server platform

oLead Mainframe reports migration to BI/ETL environment area to facilitate end users online enquiries.

oHave knowledge about SAS and ETL.

oKnowledge of environments (LAN/WAN, client-server, internet/intranet).

oManaged all user change requests and added functionality enhancements to applications

oProduction support of BankTrade System of CSI (Vendor) for L/Cs and Bills.

oSuccessfully re-engineered banking system of Credit Agricol corp. and Inv. Bank from IBM system-36 to IBM mainframe DB2 environment.

oCreated detailed functional specifications for both the batch and online programs.

oDeveloped test scenarios and detailed test cases to verify system functionality. Development included working with the clients to gather and identify functional requirements, designed and documented technical requirements then wrote new code and modified existing code from specifications as required. Tested and implemented enhancements and /or support applications. Performed conceptual, logical and physical designs to generate computer programming specifications based on user requirements. Conducted functional testing to ensure that the application could support all requirements.

oPrepared System flow chart and Process flow chart using Microsoft Visio to illustrate the input data feeds from different sites and flow of processing of the front end and downstream feeds

oPerformed as the user liaison for gathering business requirements and prepare detailed specifications for the line of business applications

oUse of ISPF/TSO for compiling, managing programs and configuring system

oInterfaced with various applications using FTP. Used FTP to upload and download files over the internet as the application layer protocol that handles file transfers.

oThe SDLC methodology used throughout the project for all phases of project planning.

Environment: IBM ZOS/390, CICS, COBOL, JCL, CA7, SQL, DB2, Datacom, IDEAL, SPUFI, VSAM, MVS, TSO,

ISPF, FILE-AID, FTP, VISIO, Xpeditor, Windows XP, Word, Excel, IBM Utilities.

Analyst/developer

OAO Technology Toronto 03/2006 - 07/2008

Developed, implemented and maintained inventory and vehicle system according to end user requirements. Provided overall technical support for IBM Mainframe applications.

oTech Lead/ Systems analysis and production support of Inventory system.

oDesigned, analyzed, developed and deployed Depot Shipping subsystem of Supply and maintenance Inventory System (SMI) using SDLC (System Development Life Cycle) Methodology.

oAnalysis, development, and implementation and production support of Nissan auto vehicle project.

oDevelopment included working with the clients to gather and identify functional requirements, design and document technical requirements, then write new and modify existing code from specifications, test and implement enhancements and /or support applications. Wrote SQL queries using SPUFI to examine output results.

oActed as the user liaison roll for gathering business requirements and prepare detailed specifications for the line of business applications

oAssignment includes analysis, Investigation, fixing online and batch programs.

oDeveloped test strategy and test cases to verify system functionality for all phases of the software development life cycle.

oCreated and modified files and JCLs in order to test the accuracy of System modifications and running the jobs in test region before uploading to production.

oPrepared detailed functional specifications for both the batch and online programs.

oUse of ISPF for compiling, managing programs and configuring system.

oParticipated in the on call production support periodical rotation.

oReports for weekly progress of all the activities.

oPreparation of analysis and creation of data flow diagram.

oDocumented project details and status reports.

Environment: IBM 390, CICS, COBOL, SQL, DB2, SPUFI, VSAM, JCL, MVS, TSO, ISPF, FILE-AID, Xpeditor, MS Office, MS Windows

IT Developer

Bell Sygma/ CGI Telecom Information System and Services Inc. Toronto 04/2004 - 12/2005

Designed, developed, implemented and maintained production applications. Provided overall technical and on-call production support for IBM Mainframe applications plus maintained these systems according to end user requirements.

oDevelopment of 416 Overlay project (replacement of compressed NPA (Number Plan Area) by full NPA i.e. Increase from 7 digits to 10 digits Phone number)

oDevelopment of CDMA (Code Division Multiple Access) application and resolved systems problems faced by end user.

oAnalyzed user requirements and developed reports from SOF Print (Service Order Feed), PIC/CARE (Primary Interchange Carrier/ Customer Account Record Exchange) System.

oManaged all user change requests and added functionality enhancements to applications.

oCoordinated in the process of migration of Applications from PANVALET to CHANGEMAN environment.

oEnhanced, maintained programs using Enterprise COBOL/DB2/SQL, DB2 in Batch and CICS environments

oDeveloped, coded, enhanced, unit tested (wrote unit test plans using Excel and word), supported and maintained structured DB2 COBOL programming code. Batch tested programs for insertion of data into a DB2 database using COBOL for all of the phases of the software development life cycle. The SDLC methodology used throughout the project for all phases of project planning was in-house developed.

oCreated and modified files and JCLs in order to test the accuracy of System modifications and running the jobs in test region before uploading to production.

oUsed TSO/ISPF to set up DB2/SQL queries using SPUFI to set up test data.

oFTP used to transfer files for testing and SPUFI to examine the output results on the DB2 database tables.

oDebug and test the programs with XPEDITOR after making changes for expected results.

oProvided support for RACF in the test environment.

oReporting for weekly progress of all the activities.

Environment: IBM 390, CICS, COBOL, SQL, DB2, SPUFI, VSAM, JCL, DB2 stored procedure, MVS, TSO, ISPF,

FILE-AID, VISIO, XPEDITOR, Panvalet, Changeman, RACF, MS Windows, MS Office

SUMMARY OF BUSINESS APPLICATION EXPERIENCE

Banking / Finance:

Bank Trade (L/Cs and Bills)

Payments (Local and Foreign currencies)

Retail Banking

Credit banking (demand loan)

Foreign Exchange dealing

Treasury Operation

Banks Reconciliation

Inter Branch Transactions

Checks / Repurchased checks / Voucher Entry

Stop and Claims of Checks

Dormant Accounts / Vostro accounts

Foreign Correspondent Banks Statement of A/c Entry

Telecommunication:

416 overlay project (replacement of compressed NPA (Number Plan Area) by full NPA)),

CDMA (Code Division Multiple Access) extract,

Test environment Support and RACF Coordination,

Selective SOF (Service Order Feed) print,

PIC/CARE (Primary Interchange Carrier/ Customer Account Record Exchange) Extract.

Inventory: Depot shipping subsystem of Supply and Maintenance Inventory System (SMI).

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Master of Science degree in Applied Mathematics

Institute of Business Administration:

System Analysis and Design

Introduction to EDP

I B M: DB2 for MVS, SQL, SPUFI, CICS, COBOL, TSO / ISPF, MVS JCL

NCR Corporation: COBOL, Introduction to Programming

CDI Corporate Education Service:

IPMP Overview

3D Process Overview

Other courses: Oracle DBA, PL/SQL, JAVA, HTML, VB 8.0, ASP.NET 2.0

Principals of EDP Auditing

Cooperative Application of CASE (CASE TOOL)

Retail, Foreign Exchange and Credit Banking

Seminars: INFORMIX (Open System), Natural, ADABAS Database system

SWIFT and U.S. Funds Transfer (EFT)

Institute of Bankers: Banking Diploma

Citizenship: Canadian.



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