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Disaster Recovery Data Processing, RPG, System Admin, Migrate S36

Olathe, KS, 66061
Remote only
April 14, 2024

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Donald Colvin

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Olathe, KS *****

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Looking for a work from home opportunity.


Extensive successful experience in IT. Consistently made significant contributions to corporate goals for business growth and profits. Created, implemented, and managed IT projects for Apparel, Country Clubs, Insurance, Manufacturing, Municipalities, and Transportation industries.

Proficient/experience in Best1 Capacity Analysis tools, RPG III, RPG IV ILE, Free, CLLE, SNADS, TCP/IP, CA/400, SQL, Sub-files OS400, PDM, MIMIX, JDEwards Year One, Due Factor Authentication, Performance Analysis, Performance tuning, Capacity Analysis and Planning, Hardware upgrades, Migrations (S36 to AS/400), FTP, configuration, security, Email, EDI, Turnover, MQ Series, Large AS/400 environment experience, Disaster Recovery (planning and testing), High Availability, Systems Programming, System Administration and Systems Analysis. Experience in assigning and coordinating the workflow of data processing staff to ensure accurate and timely completion of projects. Extensive knowledge of AS/400 hardware and software. Strong analytical and PC skills. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Strong interpersonal, organizational, and problem-solving skills. Ability to resolve issues.


Infosoft, Inc., Olathe, KS

Contract Programmer 2019-Present

Fred Pryor Seminars, Mission, KS

Sr. Programmer Analysis/Sr. Systems Programmer 2011-2019 Responsible for iSeries OS400 upgrades, PTF’s, third party software upgrades in a dual iSeries environment. Job included hardware upgrades, performance analysis, capacity analysis/planning, disaster recovery, backups, iSeries connectivity. Infosoft, Inc., Olathe, KS

Contract Programmer 2003-2011

IT consultant for several client companies (manufacturing, municipality and retail industries). Responsible for performance analysis, capacity analysis/planning, disaster recovery, backups, AS/400 connectivity, scheduling and monitoring, training and mentoring of data processing staff, trouble-shooter, managing the AS/400 hardware and software and RPG programming. Last project, SYSCO, Houston, TX (September 14, 2004 – 3/12/2005). Yellow Technologies, Inc., Overland Park, KS

Sr. Systems Programmer 1996- 2003

Responsible for fifty AS400's in a distributed environment. Job included hardware upgrades, OS/400 upgrades, PTF's, performance analysis, capacity analysis/planning, disaster recovery, backups, AS/400 connectivity, scheduling and monitoring, training and mentoring of data processing staff, trouble-shooter, managed the AS/400 hardware and software, analyzed hardware/software upgrades as to return on investment and managed a team of four systems programmers. On-call 7x24. Developed and updated operating procedures and recommended changes to the environment as necessary. Also responsible for data replication software

(MIMIX and Itera) initial setup, implementation and maintenance. Selected achievements:

Launched /Analyzed/Managed a major initiative at this $4B company. Spearheaded this $4.5M project. Conducted needs analysis: performance analysis using AS/400 performance tools and Best1; developed curricula; developed a project plan; coordinated, implemented and was responsible for the Y2K software modifications and hardware upgrades.

Originated/Planned/Managed/Designed/Coded/Implemented a state of the art replacement for 5 antiquated processes, which saved $2M and improved customer service.

Site was experiencing considerable downtime because of AS/400 capacity. Responsible for project with a two week lead time. Sized the hardware based on Performance Analysis and Capacity Analysis. Selected a vendor and ordered the hardware. Coordinated and planned the install. Wrote an install plan and installed the hardware. The sites performance issue was resolved immediately. The two weeks instead of two to three months time frame of resolution made a huge difference for customer relations.

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Launched/Analyzed/Managed/Planned/Implemented consolidation of multiple AS/400’s to a single server. Conducted needs analysis; performance analysis using AS/400 performance tools and Best1; developed project plan; coordinated and implemented the consolidation project with a savings of $110K yearly on software subscription, support line and hardware maintenance.

Originated/Launched/Established a cost saving alternative to SNA. V3R2 of Client Access/400 (CA/400) would not run on V5R2 of OS/400. Powerbuilder was being used on the PC, which communicated to the COBOL running on the AS/400 using Client Access/400 for connectivity. CA/400 used SNA to connect to the AS/400. Resolved by writing a project plan to setup AnyNet on the AS/400. Worked with the Mainframe team to get AnyNet setup on the Mainframe. Piloted the change on one of Yellow’s AS/400’s. Two weeks later the change was rolled out to all 50 AS/400’s without issues. This change positioned Yellow for the future by allowing OS/400 to be upgraded to the current release. Without this solution, Yellow would have spent $300K to rewrite the SNA to TCP/IP.

Researched/Designed/Created away to replace old token-ring routers. Designed and created a project plan. Presented the proposal to management and several cross-functional teams. Fielded questions. The project saved the company

$1.5 million.

Infosoft Inc., Overland Park, KS

Owner/Consultant, 1981 -1996

Started contract programming company. Primary focus was manufacturing and insurance. Managed day-to-day operations of the business and eleven employees. Responsible for assigning and coordinating the workflow of data processing staff to ensure accurate and timely completion of projects which included project management and all phases of the design cycle, including analysis, design, coding, testing, and debug. Monitored the performance of staff members to ensure compliance with standard practices and procedures.

Selected accomplishments:

Created/Developed/Managed/Designed/Coded/Implemented a complete software computerization. Models included: A/P, A/R, Payroll, Sales analysis, Work Orders, Purchasing, MRP, Resource Scheduling, Inventory Control and General Ledger. Dramatically reduced personnel cost, improved customer service, and improved efficiency.

Originated/Planned/Managed/Designed/Coded/Implemented an inventory bar-code system for a $300M manufacturing Company. Inventory transactions were manually entered into the computer. This enhancement allowed the transactions to be scanned in via hand held computers and bar codes, then automatically sent to the host computer.

Directed/Managed/Modified/Installed/Implemeted/Trained/Documented a Whole Life Insurance System. Implemented the System, made all necessary modifications, trained personnel on the new system and wrote all user procedures. Individual Assurance – Kansas City, MO

Data Processing Manager, 1979-1981

Converted from two S/34’s to a S38. Managed two employees. Implemented a credit life and whole life application. The Marley Company, Overland Park, KS

Programmer, 1977-1979

Wrote RPG programs for two manufacturing subsidiaries of Marley. Hardesty, Batz and Clinkenbeard, Topeka, KS

Programmer, 1976-1977

First job out of college. RPG programming on a System 3. EDUCATION

Washburn University, Topeka, KS BBA, Computer Science, 1976

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