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Toronto, ON, Canada
Posted:
March 18, 2019

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BALAGUHAN BALACHANDRAN

Ph: (+*) - 647-***-**** Email : ac8tnz@r.postjobfree.com

Professional Summary

Highly dedicated, result-oriented and professional software development expert with 10+ years of work experience. Extensive knowledge in the domain of Banking & Financial services and Insurance. Tech-savvy having in-depth understanding of Mainframes technology with a focus on delivering efficient technical and innovative solutions. Well-versed as an IT Analyst & Mainframes Technical Lead/Developer in core development which involves System analysis & design, System documentation, Coding, Testing, Support and Implementation.

Technical Summary

Business Domain: Banking & Financial services, Insurance, Telecom

Key Competencies: COBOL, CICS, JCL, DB2, VSAM, IMS

Hardware /Operating system: IBM Mainframes Z/OS, Windows

Technology: IBM Mainframes, MVS, Z/OS

Software Products/Tools: TSO/ISPF, File-Aid, Abend-Aid, CICS Omegamon, SDSF, Endevor, Expeditor, Assyst SYSVIEW, ALCHEMIST, Mercury Quality centre, Assyst, SPUFI, Maximo, Manage Now, Service Now, Control-M

Career Profile

Period

Organization

Client

Location

Role

Nov’2017

to

Nov’2018

TEK Systems

Equifax Inc., Canada

Toronto, Canada

Senior Mainframe Lead Developer

May’2015

to

Sep’2017

Zenith Infotech (S) Pte Ltd

Central Provident Fund Board, (CPF Board, Healthcare Division) Government of Singapore

Singapore

Senior Systems Analyst / Project Lead

Apr'2014

to

Apr’2015

Computer Sciences Corporation

(CSC Pvt Ltd)

Verizon Communications, Inc., United States of America

Chennai, India

Application Engineer / Senior Technical lead

Sep’2007

to

Mar'2014

TATA Consultancy Services Ltd

(TCS Ltd)

Morgan Stanley Inc., United States of America

Equifax Inc., Canada

AVIVA.,(Norwich Union) Plc, United Kingdom

Chennai/

Mumbai, India

Montreal, Canada

Mumbai, India

IT Analyst / Technical Lead / Senior Developer

Professional Certifications

IBM Certified Application Developer - DB2 Universal Database V8.1 Family (Feb‘2009)

IBM Certified Database Associate - DB2 Universal Database (DB2 UDB) V8.1 Family (Aug '2008)

Professional Experience

Senior Mainframe Developer 11/2017 to 11/2018

TEK Systems / Toronto, Canada

Equifax Inc

Project: Consumer Online Application Development & Offline Fulfillment for Equifax products

Client / Customer: Equifax Inc. Canada

Technical Environment: IBM Mainframe z/OS, COBOL, JCL, CICS, VSAM, Natural ADABAS, ISPF, TSO, SPUFI, Endevor, Expeditor, File-Aid, Abend-Aid SDSF, MQ, TCP IP

Responsibilities:

Work with project team to perform & complete Enhancement/fulfillment requests on Equifax products for the customers needs.

Participate in Business requirements walkthrough and Responsible for execution & creation of Design documents based on business needs.

Analyze & Co-ordinate with various inter-products/business team on business requirements and help to execute solutions collaboratively.

Provide technical expertise, analysis and recommendations in investigation requests, support requests, fulfillment & Enhancements projects.

Create & Modify COBOL Programs, JCLs, PROCs and other application programs according to coding standards and business requirements.

Integrate & execute standard Development process to fulfill customer requests & business needs.

Perform Troubleshooting, Impact Analysis, Design Analysis and documentation for the projects / any support incidents.

Perform Code reviews within the team and help build efficient coding platform within the application.

Create Test plans and Perform Unit Testing to ensure compliance & correctness.

Provide System Development and Support for large batch update process of Consumer Credit information for the entire population of Canada.

Assist and support Quality Assurance & Business managers to obtain appropriate results.

Identifying Defects & tracking them to provide resolutions/fix.

Provide technical support to project team & cross application teams.

Prepare Implementation plan, lead Implementation and provide post Implementation support.

Senior Programmer Analyst/Technical Lead 05/2015 to 09/2017

Zenith Infotech (S) Pte Ltd / Singapore

Central Provident fund – Health Care Division, Govt. of Singapore

Project: Health Care Applications - Medishield Life Insurance

Client / Customer: CPF (Central Provident Fund) Board, Government of Singapore

Technical Environment: IBM Mainframe z/OS, COBOL, JCL, CICS, DB2, IMS, ISPF, TSO, SPUFI, Endevor, TCP/IP, MQ SYSVIEW, Web Services

Responsibilities:

Analyze and develop solutions for application enhancements and business needs. Draft detailed design and develop architectural, system design documents.

Liaise and collaborate with internal business users and customers on the business needs/requirements, and help to develop solutions by preparing and evaluating alternative workflow solutions.

Create Design Document, Provide technical expertise and recommendations in assessing new IT software projects.

Develop new/Modify JCLs, PROCs, COBOL application programs (both online & batch programs), DB2 SQL queries according to specifications and the standards in order to meet the business requirements.

Work on application changes involving new CICS online programs that interfaces with front-end and retrieves data from DB2, IMS tables.

Develop new & enhance CICS online screens for user-friendly business/operational processes.

Integrate new application process to the existing system and create/update JCL dependencies and job schedule.

Integrate and build both Online, batch application programs for new healthcare application system with Policy record creation, access payment & claims databases for business process, reporting.

Work with DBA Teams to create new DB2 tables to support the application requirements.

Participate in Code reviews across various cross-functional applications and teams.

Prepare Test plans, Conduct and perform Unit, Regression, SIT testing and perform Independent UAT Environment testing of all functionalities to ensure compliance & correctness.

Assist and support Quality Assurance, User acceptance testing by creating test cases and test data on test environment for all new or enhanced applications, to ensure system integrity.

Defects tracking and resolution to fix any issues identified during testing.

Provide post-implementation support, trouble-shooting incidents for continuous improvements to the application systems.

Provide technical support to cross application teams, Lead working groups and system support teams.

Application Engineer/Senior Technical Lead 04/2014 to 04/2015

Computer Sciences Corporation Pvt Ltd (CSC Pvt Ltd) / Chennai, India

Verizon Communications Inc

Project: Wireline & Wireless Application - Order and Billing systems

Client / Customer: Verizon Communications, Inc., United States of America

Technical Environment: IBM Mainframe MVS, COBOL, DB2, JCL, VSAM, CICS, ISPF, TSO, SPUFI, Endevor, SDSF, File-Aid, Abend-Aid, CICS Omegamon, Expeditor, MQ, Webservices, TCP/IP

Responsibilities:

Lead regular stand-up meetings and collaborate in analysis & design of new business applications.

Provide technical expertise in various re-engineering process of order and billing applications.

Provide and work on quick technical solutions and implement them in a short span of time.

Enhance order and billing process for customer invoices involving Databases, views etc.

Perform in-depth analysis and evaluate both applications, business process to

recommend improvements on re-engineering for successful migration of application platform.

Work with JAVA developers, Job Schedulers, Operational staff and other cross team SMEs.

Developing new JCL codes, COBOL programs for batch and online applications based on the business requirements & design specifications.

Enhance/modify existing COBOL programs, JCLs and application processes for re-engineering and migration.

Create/modify CICS online screens for billing application systems and operations.

Liaise and collaborate with DBA Teams to create/modify DB2 tables for application system re-engineering and migration process.

Create/Modify SQL queries to enhance system performance for effective DB2 usage.

Use File-Aid tool to create and modify VSAM, PDS and PS Files.

Support movement & migration of modules into Production Environment using Endevor tool. Packaging modules, Submit & Execute Package, Verify package execution results & return Codes.

Conduct and perform Unit/Link/Regression test cases and perform testing of all functionalities to ensure compliance.

Create Unit test documents containing test case procedure, data source, Test results (such as Input/output data, System Displays)

Participate in application change management, decision making and assess potential risks/benefits.

Participate in Incident Management, Root Cause Analysis and High Risk reviews.

Responsible for version control, source code movement from Test, QA, UAT to PROD Environment using version control tools such as Endevor.

IT Analyst/Technical Lead/Senior Developer 09/2007 to 03/2014

TATA Consultancy Services Ltd (TCS Ltd) / Chennai/Mumbai/Canada

Morgan Stanley Inc, Equifax Inc, Aviva Insurance

Project 3: Morgan Stanley Inc. – Finance Application Support, Mainframes

Location: TCS – Offshore Development Centre, Chennai, India

Duration / Period: January 2013 to March 2014

Client/Customer: Morgan Stanley Inc., United States of America

Technical Environment: IBM Mainframe MVS, COBOL, JCL, Natural ADABAS, DB2, IMS, VSAM, CICS, ISPF, TSO, SPUFI, Endevor, SDSF, File-Aid, Abend-Aid, Expeditor, Connect Direct

Responsibilities:

Analysis of the Business process and identifying the issues/problems. And provide technical expertise in implementing the appropriate technical solutions.

Perform in-depth analysis and evaluate both application, business process to recommend resolutions and quick fixes.

Create/Modify JCL codes, Complex COBOL programs, Natural programs for batch and online applications based on the business requirements & design specifications.

Work with Database accesses, SQL queries and COBOL DB2 programs for General ledger, financial and trade transactions.

Create/modify CICS online screens for finance applications and operations.

Participate in Code reviews across various cross-functional applications and teams.

Ensure that the standard procedures and business processes are followed as per the operating standards/procedures.

Getting involved in the end to end development, support and implementation of the project.

Conduct and perform Unit/Link/Regression test cases and perform testing of all

functionalities to ensure compliance.

Debug using Expeditor tool and help resolve system defects to fix issues.

Participate in application change management, decision-making and assess potential risks/benefits.

Coordinating with the client's Business/technical team and service delivery managers to implement project related activities.

Provide on-call Support to the IT applications and proactively ensure quick fixes are implemented in case of issues.

Work on Production support Fixes and address issues via incident/problem tickets.

Mentor and provide technical/programming support to the other application

developers in the team. Partner with various support groups/team in-order to work towards appropriate solutions and implementing them.

Project 2: Equifax - ADM Mainframes Canada

Location: Equifax Inc., Montreal, Canada & TCS – Offshore Development Centre, Mumbai, India

Duration / Period: May 2009 to December 2012

Client / Customer: Equifax Inc., Canada.

Role: Senior Developer/IT Analyst

Technical Environment: IBM Mainframe Z/OS, COBOL, JCL, VSAM, CICS, ISPF, TSO, Endevor, File-Aid, Abend-Aid, Expeditor, Connect Direct, Control-M, CICS Omegamon, Manage Now, Maximo, SYSVIEW, SAR

Responsibilities:

Work closely and directly with the Customers project management & Business teams.

Analysis of the key functional and Business requirements to identify the different business models and components.

Impact Analysis, validation and capturing of all the individual components (COBOL, JCL & CICS Modules) to be created/amended as per the specifications.

Worked on mainframe development projects in COBOL to access and process data from VSAM Files.

Create/Modify PROCs, JCL codes, PROCs, Complex COBOL programs for batch and online applications based on the business requirements & design specifications.

Coding for the modules based on the designed data model and the interaction diagrams, when there is a change required for business rules.

Use File-Aid tool to create and modify VSAM, PDS and PS Files.

Created application programs for Credit Scores, Consumer Credit Decision power based on business rules.

Support migration of modules into Production Environment using Endevor tool.

Packaging modules, Submit & Execute Package, Verify package execution results & return Codes.

Provide Application and Technical training to various application teams.

Getting involved in the end to end development, support and implementation of the project.

Preparation of Unit/Link/Regression test cases and perform testing.

Create Unit test documents containing test case procedure, data source, Test results (such as Input/output data, System Displays)

Participate in application change management, decision making and assess potential risks/benefits.

Participate in Incident Management, Root Cause Analysis and High Risk reviews.

Coordinating with the client's Business/technical team and service delivery managers to implement project related activities.

Documentation of the functional and business logic of the system and various applications/programs involved.

Project 1: Aviva (NUL) Customer Communications

Location: TCS – Offshore Development Centre, Mumbai, India

Duration/Period: September 2007 to April 2009

Client: Aviva (Norwich Union) Insurance

Role: Mainframe Developer

Technical Environment: IBM Mainframe MVS, COBOL, JCL, DB2, CICS, ISPF, TSO, OPC, Endevor, File-Aid, Abend-Aid, Expeditor, SDSF, ALCHEMIST, Mercury Quality Centre, Assyst, SPUFI, Dialogue, Data Migration Tool (DMT), CSF

Responsibilities:

Develop, enhance and maintain various applications and sub-system under Aviva Insurance Customer communications application systems.

Getting involved in the end to end development, support and implementation of the project.

Creating low level requirement documents and specifications. And develop data models, entity relationship diagrams, and plans.

Coding based on the designed datamodel and the interaction diagrams. Coding for the modules when there is a change required for business rules.

Create/amend COBOL, CICS programs based on the High level & Low level requirements documents.

Develop new standalone COBOL interface programs for application systems which include the Call centre application in VB frontend and Aviva Customer communication Mainframes systems at back end.

Enhance/Build billing functions for customer invoices involving DB2 Databases/Tables.

Worked on Dialogue and CSF application tools to store and process information on policy insurance, outbound communication.

Maintain and build interface programs for sensitive data retrieval from on-demand application systems and to capture the e-image of paper based

communications.

Modify and Test SQL code using File-Aid for DB2 to retrieve and updates tables.

Preparing Unit test & System test cases and testing the same.

Execute Unit tests & System test cases and detect defects.

Reviewing the code and unit test results.

Involve in Defect prevention activities.

Providing support for various programs and entities for the entire SDLC phase.

Co-ordinating with the different teams to implement project related activities.

Education

2007 Bachelor of Technology: Civil Engineering

Pondicherry Engineering College Pondicherry, India



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