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Senior Software Developer

Alexandria, Virginia, United States
April 28, 2019

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Steven Frann



Senior level Consulting COBOL Developer with over 30 years of IT experience.

Technical Proficiencies

Micro Focus Cobol

GTSoftware netCobol

Microsoft Visual Studio 2008, 2010 and 2012

SQLServer 2005 and 2008

Oracle embedded SQL

Oracle RdB embedded SQL



Microsoft Windows

OpenVMS VAX and Alpha


Professional Experience

Senior Software Developer, Information Delivery Systems on site at the US Naval Research Laboratory

Washington, DC

03/16 - present

Supported a legacy procurement application as an OpenVMS COBOL developer

Analyzed and recommended plan of action to meet changing user needs

Implemented plan and made necessary program changes

Modified code to meet regulatory requirements

Served as backup database administrator for the RdB database

Environment: OpenVMS 8.3, COBOL, CMS, MMS, DECForms, embedded Oracle RdB sql

Contract Programmer, Infosys on site at Prime Therapeutics


Eagan, MN

Worked on program enhancements

Created confidential communications database and necessary system changes to write to and update database

Environment: OpenVMS 8.4, COBOL

Senior Software Systems Engineer, Select Computing, Inc.


Washington, DC

Coded minor enhancements for the US Small Business Administration’s loan processing application written in COBOL

Modified Perl scrips to document program input and output files

Environment: Micro Focus Cobol, UNIX, embedded Oracle sql

COBOL Programmer, SEDC


Atlanta, GA

Coded bug fixes and minor enhancements to a COBOL application that supports all aspects of running a small utility company

Environment: Micro Focus Cobol, Linux, embedded Oracle sql

Senior Software Engineer, Tiburon Inc. (now Central Square)


Hillsboro, OR

Developed multiple interface programs to load data in various formats (text, xml) from different vendors into Tiburon’s law-enforcement records tracking system

Customized Tiburon’s record management system screens to fulfill clients’ requirements

Environment: Micro Focus Cobol, MS Visual Studio 2008, Team Foundation Server, Windows 7 and Windows XP, MS SqlServer, UNIX

Cobol Developer, Sungard Securities Finance


Salem, NH

Coded new COBOL batch programs

Developed SQL scripts

Prepared paperwork and populated staging areas for installation of software into unit acceptance testing, disaster recovery and production environments

Monitored and verified success of those installations

Environment: Micro Focus Cobol, GTSoftware netCOBOL, MS Visual Studio, Windows XP, MS SqlServer, Accurev code management

Contract Programmer/Analyst, Arizona Department of Health Services


Phoenix, AZ

Analyzed, coded and tested modifications to COBOL programs and SQL scripts that were part of a tracking and reporting system used by the state of Arizona and its contract agencies to contain the costs of administering mental health services to needy patients

Environment: Micro Focus COBOL, UNIX, Oracle

Programmer/Analyst, Aurora Systems Group on site at Express Scripts


St. Louis, MO

Coded and tested enhancements to existing interactive and batch COBOL programs

Developed new interactive programs to support the pharmacy’s mail-order home delivery business

Environment: OpenVMS, OpenVMS COBOL, DECForms, CMS code management

Maintenance Programmer, PSI Pax on site at DFAS.


Lexington Park, MD

Analyzed, coded and tested fixes to the customer order/job order subsystem

Independent Programmer/Analyst, Applications System Corp.

2006-2007 part-time


Coded, tested, debugged and documented client-specific modifications to a point-of-sale software package that is the backbone of small to medium-sized retail jewelers

Transmitted changes electronically and installed on clients' systems

Environment: OpenVMS COBOL, pre-Net Express 3.1 version of Micro Focus COBOL

Maintenance Programmer, Keane Inc. on-site at Prescription Solutions


Carlsbad, CA

Investigated and fixed problems reported by users of the RxExpress application that runs Prescription Solutions' mail-order pharmacy business

Coded, debugged, tested, documented and implemented the fixes in production

Environment: OpenVMS, OpenVMS COBOL


Master of Liberal Arts, Naropa University

Bachelor of Science in Science and Humanities, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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