Dedicated Computer Science Professional with 15+ years of programming experience, coupled with Management, Systems Analysis & Design, Cost Analysis, Disaster Recovery and Technical Writing.
Career highlight: Self-Employment in Business Consulting/Development
JCL, TSO, ISPF, Syncsort
Solutions Design & Implementation
Data Center OPS
Network + Bootcamp
RECENT TRANSFERABLE EXPERIENCE
COBOL Developer/Business Consultant - current (2019)
As a business consultant, I have identified problems that are encountered with Administration of child care centers as it relates to State requirements pertaining to child and employee records. Specialists often perform unannounced inspections of centers to assure compliance. Administrators, inundated with day-to-day operations, are expected to keep up with an over-abundance of paperwork at all times. As a Business Consultant I have identified a way to combat this problem: through the use of a program that will keep their records updated at all times.
I have chosen to use the COBOL programming language simply because that’s my area of expertise. Currently I have created something that the Administrators will love. Employee and child data is placed into sequential files for now. Those files are displayed on the screen to show the Administrators which files and specific forms need updating and the required dates. This will help them to stay on top of the documentation for each employee and child. I am using an Agile approach to do this. My team will consist of myself and center personnel. With this approach I simply create a piece of the software that they can see and use immediately and suggest other desired changes while I continue to create the rest of the process that will include add, change, and deletion of file records and whatever else the customer feels would be helpful. My current client is Lullaby Infant Club, LLC., Cleveland, Ohio.
Business Consultant, Earrie Cupe Community Childcare Center (8/2018 – 1/2019)
Technical Writing creating written policies and procedures according to the requirements of the State of Ohio for centers; including a disaster recovery plan. Worked with State agencies, Police Department, and Fire Department as wells as Columbus Building Department to acquire information and documents to prepare the Disaster Recovery Plan.
Worked with the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services to get appropriate information for new rules, regulations, and training requirements.
Business Consultant, Fruitful Trees Learning Center (9/2016 – 8/2018)
Assisted the business in obtaining State of Ohio licensure by leading the business team in the preparation of policies and Operations Plans.
Technical Writing creating written policies and procedures according to the requirements of the State of Ohio for centers; including a disaster recovery plan.
Currently creating batch COBOL programs that will assist the center in staying up-to-date with mandated State requirements for children and employees.
Administrator, Lullaby Infant Club (03/2013 – 07/2016)
Technical Writing created written policies and procedures according to the requirements of the State of Ohio for centers; including a disaster recovery plan.
Collaborated with Action for Children to prepare and complete paperwork needed to become a star rated center in support of the Step Up to Quality Initiative.
Assisted with interviewing prospective employees.
Musician, OMC Fellowship COGIC- (12/2009 –current)
Provides music for weekly church services, trains choirs, Organist, Pianist, Songwriter
OTHER TECHNOLOGY EXPERIENCE
PROGRAMMER/ANALYST, CGI TECHNOLOGIES – (10/01/2007 TO 02/28/2008)
Served as a Programmer/Analyst at the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services creating, modifying, and maintaining online and batch programs using the COBOL language and the Telon tool.
Technical writing working with SME’s and users to gather requirements to create, update, and maintain documents of procedures, programming designs, and test plans.
Performed maintenance changes to JCL and procs, and testing which required running an entire test schedule and supporting that schedule by working with the production support department and the database group when required.
Senior Consultant, DIVERSIFIED Systems, Inc. – (10/2006 to 06/30/2007)
Served as a Senior Consultant at the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services working on the Deficit Reduction Act Project creating new online programs and updates for CRIS-E.
Technical writing working with SME’s and users to gather requirements to create, update, and maintain documents of procedures, programming designs, test and plans.
Liaison between the Manager and new recruits. Took the paperwork off the manager’s hands by working with the security and technical groups to establish the new recruits in their positions with proper id and software setup. The go-to person for any problems the new recruits encountered.
Software Engineer/Manager, MIS, AT&T Labs (02/1988 – 01/2005)
Performed development tasks on an online Equipment Inventory System to allow users to input adds, changes and deletes to the online system. Used Xpeditor for unit testing of online applications.
Wrote batch programs to pull online requests from the inventory system and Update the database. Programs were written in COBOL. Jobs were run with JCL and tested with CLISTS. Used JIFE tool to create batch job documentation for each job on the schedule.
Worked with an Atlanta team to allow them to send batch data to the inventory system real-time. Created the interface between the Atlanta system and our system to accept their data and dump it into our Database.
Worked with a New Jersey team to convert IDMS programs to COBOL programs. Brought the New Jersey team into alignment with company policy for change control by creating separate environments for test and production Code, and introducing the procedure for job cuts and documentation.
Supported a web based E-Provisioning project by creating new JAVA programs, JAVA Server Pages, JAVA beans, program proxies for testing with CORBA, java Scripts and asp’s as part of a team effort.
Technical writing working with SME’s and users to gather requirements to create, update, and maintain documents of procedures, programming designs, test plans, and disaster recovery plans.
B.A – Computer Science – Graduated
Network+ training/boot camp - Graduated
CompTIA+ training – Graduated
Healthcare IT program (Completed)
Entrepreneurship Program (Completed)
Early Childhood Administration Program (Completed)
Practice Flow/Information Management Redesign Specialist
Technical/Software Support Staff
Early Childhood Education and Development and Administration