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Data Analyst / Cobol programmer

Tacoma, Washington, United States
October 08, 2016

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Robert M. Failor

Programmer Analyst / Access Database Developer

**** ***** **** ** ** #D Lakewood, Wa 98498

Phone: 253-***-****

E-Mail :


Responsibilities have included programmer analyst, systems analyst, project lead consultant, project manager, programming manager and account manager. Applications have included accounting and finance, property and casualty insurance, nursing home management, home health management, law firm management, manufacturing wholesale distribution, international lumber sales, farm products wholesaling, Blue Cross Blue Shield county medical bureau, funeral home management, pharmaceutical, brake bonding, paper mill management, warehouse distribution, floor covering installation management, telephone company management, service club membership management, newspaper management, Real Estate Investments Great Plains and ADP.


IBM PC SQL Server Team Foundation Visual Studio

Access VBA Paradox PAL Lattice RPG Windows OS/2

SQL Server Cobol R-Base D-base





11/01/2014 - Present Walmart - Lakewood Wa

Asset Protection and Customer Service

10/20/2013 - 06/10/2014 Southern Spirits - Aransas Pass, TX

Worked in a Liquor store stocking shelves, helping customers and operating the cash register.

11 /15/2011 - 06/04/2013 C.R. England

Over the road truck driver

Drove trucks from coast to coast

02/02/2011 – 10/15/2011 Aditi Consulting Seattle WA

I worked at their client Clear Cycle in Seattle. My task was to evaluate and document seven hundred Cobol programs. This was in preparation for a proposal by Aditi to convert the Cobol system to Java.

I did system flows and individual program diagrams using Visio.

02/01/2010 – 1/31/2011 Washington State Department of Licensing - Olympia, WA

As an Information Technology Specialist 4 I maintain Driver Headquarters Systems. I am making improvements mandated by the Federal Government for improvements in reporting Commercial Drivers License information.

09/01/08 08/31/09 Washington State Department of Licensing Olympia, WA

As an Information Technology Specialist 4, I maintained Revenue, Driver and Vehicle applications using, MS Access, SQL Server and Visual Studio. While at DOL I also developed several client server applications using MS Access 2007 with SQL Server.

10/06 10/07 Western Washington Oncology - Lacey, WA 11 months

I developed a variety of Client Server applications using MS Access and SQL Server. I Processed payroll using ADP Payroll and Great Plains software as well as several MS Access 2007 applications. The majority of the job was involved with producing ad hoc reports for department managers using MS Access and Crystal Reports.

9/77 – 09/06 Northwestern Business Systems (Self Employed)

Tacoma Rotary Club 2.5 years

I designed and wrote a club membership management system and an auction management system using Microsoft Access and VBA.

Weyerhaeuser Realty Investors in Seattle

Converted many complex Excel Spreadsheets to Access Databases using SQL Server as a backend. Developed several new client server systems to support accounting. Provided training and enhancements for over two and one half years.

Seattle Times 2 years

I rewrote about 30 old Paradox and R:base databases into Access in anticipation of year 2000 date problems. Also while at the Seattle Times I maintained two systems on the 3090 using and RPGII and Cobol,TSO, VSAM OS/JCL

Mason Contracting 8 months

I designed and wrote a floor covering installation job management and job costing system. also an order entry, inventory control and billing system in Microsoft Access, Access Basic, Windows 95.

Weyerhaeuser Export Lumber 2.5 years

As a Contract Programmer at Weyerhaeuser in Federal Way, I converted a Sys/36

Order Entry system to the AS/400. OCL was converted to CL and RPG2 was converted to RPG3. The conversion project lasted for 6 months. During the next 2 years all applications were written in RPG3 and CL.

Restaurants Unlimited 8 months

I wrote Access programs to evaluate the efficiency of wait staff calculating the number of table turns in a shift. I wrote programs to manage inventory and calculate menu pricing.

Weyerhaeuser Container Board Packaging 6 months

I led a project where we designed a system to download data from mid range computers to be imported into a database. I designed and wrote thep database system in MS Access and Access basic to consolidate downloaded data from an

AS/400 and a HP3000. The consolidated data was used to produce several major sales reports and extracted information. Some of the data was extracted and automatically distributed via spreadsheet and E-Mail to other company locations. As a Consultant at Weyerhaeuser Containerboard Packaging, I led a project where we designed and wrote a system to download data from a mid range computer to an Access database. This application was for raw material needs forecasting. The system was distributed to 47 box plants to be used by sales managers.

Hillhaven Nursing Home Management 5 years

As a Project Leader at Hillhaven Inc. I developed the functional system design and detailed program design for a General Ledger System including a custom report writer. My team and I wrote programs and implemented them on a UNISYS A15 using COBOL, DMSII, Cande, and MCP.

Tacoma-Pierce County Blood Bank 19 Months

I wrote a Blood Bank Management System, the first ever approved by the FDA, system using RPG2, RPG3, OCL, CL, System/36 and AS400. This system admitted patients and categorized them as to blood type, antigens and antibodies.

It had the capability of automatically calling the patient's homes as an aid in blood drives. The system is still in use in over one hundred locations internationally.

Crawford and Co. 10 months

I wrote a Workmans Compensation Insurance Processing System on an AS/400 using Cobol. The system was distributed nationwide.

Kane Vandenberg Hartinger & Walker 2 years

I maintained a time and materials system for this law firm on a System/36 using RPGIII. I found a commercially available Time and Materials package for the firm, made arrangements for it's purchase, installed and trained the company staff.


GTE Alaska 1 year

At GTE Alaska in Arlington, I designed and wrote a telephone service order entry system for eight locations in Alaska with automatic data communications to Arlington using Microsoft Access, Access Basic, PC Anywhere.

National System Analysts - Cherry Hill NJ.

Data Processing Consulting Firm - General Consulting

I was an assistant vice president of this data processing consulting firm for five years. As a part of that job, I was an account representative for seven main frame accounts near Philadelphia. Each account had three to five contract programmers. Each week I visited each account to discuss problems and work out solutions with management and programming staff.

Riggs Babcock and Mishco - Tacoma WA.

Data Processing Consulting Firm - Property and Casualty Insurance Consulting

AETNA Life and Casualty 10 months

As a contractor at Aetna, I programmed a 50 state Homeowners Insurance rating system using Cobol on an IBM As a contractor at General Accident Insurance in Philadelphia, I wrote a 50 state rating system for an Automobile Insurance Processing System using Cobol on a IBM System/370

General Accident Insurance Philadelphia 2.5 years

I wrote a 50 state rating system for an Automobile Insurance Processing System using

Cobol on a Univac 1108.

United Pacific / Reliance Insurance Tacoma WA - 8 years

Property and Casualty Insurance Co. 9 years

As an Employee of United Pacific Insurance in Tacoma, I held many different positions from operator to assistant manager of data processing. I wrote and maintained many major data processing systems such as Commercial Fire Policy Processing and Bureau Reporting Systems using Cobol and Assembler using IBM 1401, 1410, 360, 370

I wrote and maintained many property and casualty systems in the areas of Automobile

Homeowners and Commercial Fire using Cobol, TSO, OS/JCL on IBM /370


Olympic College (one year) Business Administration

Tacoma Community College (one and a half years) Accounting, Economics and Programming

Petersons Business School

Technical Data Processing Training

IBM Corporate Training Center

Systems Analysis and Programming Seattle

Data Processing Management Association (DPMA) Certificate of Data Processing (CDP)

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