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Software Engineer Production Support

Manhattan, NY, 10019
May 15, 2024

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Anurag Srivastava

Software Engineer East Windsor, CT 860-***-**** LinkedIn

Professional Experience:

Over 14+ years of IT experience in design, development, testing and implementation of various stand-alone and client-server architecture-based enterprise application software using various technologies, analysing complex business requirements & mapping them to system specifications.

Worked for multiple policy admin system for development, production support and migration projects.

Excellent analytical, interpersonal and communication skills.

Strong insurance domain knowledge and technical competency with all mainframe tools and technologies.

Hands on cloud platform aws for its basic services required for mainframe migration and development.

Implemented process improvement techniques, reduced redundant procedures, and introduced best practices and standards and performance tuning.

Expert in prioritizing, organizing and decision-making along with initial estimation and capability utilization techniques along with perfect documentation for future reference.

Strong coding interest with expertise in Cobol, JCL, DB2, SAS, REXX, Python, SQL for core development projects and creating many handy tools and utilities.

Technical Skills:

Languages: Cobol, Micro Focus Cobol, Python, Java, JCL, SQL, SAS, REXX, VB

Scheduling Platform: Control M, zeke, TWS

Cloud services: AWS, Microsoft Azure

Versioning Tools: Git, VS Code, PVCS, Envdevor,

Databases: DB2, VSAM, SQL

Policy Admin system: Vantage One, WMA, Inginium, DSS

Other z/OS tools: File-Aid, Abend-AID, Fault analyzer, MQ, zLinux, TSO/ISPF, XDC, AFP

Education and Certification:

Completed MCA (Master of Computer Application) from BHU, Varanasi (IIT BHU) in 2010.

Got multiple Hackathon and code champ awards at college and Industry level.

AZ-900 (Azure fundamental) certified.

LOMA - FLMI (Insurance domain) certified.

NPTEL certification from IIT Madras for ‘Python for data science’.

Work Experience:

Software Engineer Wintek Solution Inc. Apr 2021 – Till date

Currently working with NTT DATA for vantage development project to implement new functionalities based on index bucketing logic and other rate banding features in Annuities. Completed successful Cloud (aws) migration project for Hedge interface of Vantage One, from mainframe z/OS to cloud (aws) using Micro Focus tools.

Responsible for end-to-end product development and SDLC steps (coding, testing and deployment).

Helped team members for their user stories to complete within the sprint timelines (Agile methodology).

Worked closely as tech lead with business and scrum master to create user stories for sprint planning.

Coordination with offshore team and progress and discussion on any blocker or issues.

Re-engineered valuation process for annuities to optimize the critical batch job duration reduced by 75%.

Worked on zLinux in Cloud Computing Environments using AWS.

Experience in building CI/CD pipeline using Jenkins.

Completed cloud migration for Hedge interface to save the IBM mainframe run cost (10% overall use).

Smoke test and full test cycle execution for balancing and accuracy of migrated system.

Technologies: Vantage one, Cobol, JCL, DB2, Python, Java, Endevor, Git, REXX, SAS, VS code, SQL

Mainframe Developer Coforge Limited (Erst NIIT Technologies) Nov 2015 - Apr 2021

Client: Thrivent Financial

Worked on migration and development projects. For migration, I worked to migrate 1.2M policies from Life Master and Life Comm system to Java screen based wma policy admin system where back end is supported by Cobol and DB2 tables. Worked to fill the gaps between source and target system as a development project.

Mapping of source system and target systems fields and identifying gaps.

Developed technical specification for the gaps and further SDLC for the same.

Coding, unit testing and deployment for the gaps identified.

Used SAS to generate feed from source system and migrated around 1.2M policies in 1.5 years.

Used REXX to automate the impact analysis, spool stress check and multiple utility and tools creation.

Created target system transactions and cycle execution with ETL/ELT processes.

Created multiple handy tools (auto validator, turbo valuation, hub panel) for fast and accuracy migration.

Horizontal and Vertical balancing techniques to maintain the accuracy of migration process.

Used Python for interface update and customization for newly migrated system.

Technologies: wma, Cobol, JCL, DB2, Python, Java, Endevor, zeke, REXX, SAS, File aid, Abend-AID, Xpediter, RACF and other IBM mainframe tools (z/OS).

Mainframe Developer DXC Technology Oct 2011 - Nov 2015

Client: Transamerica

Worked for Vantage one/wma, a Life Insurance and Annuity policy admin system. Developed new features like real time PUV (unit value correction) and launched completely new products (FIA – Fixed Indexed Annuity).

Involved in all phases of SDLC involving requirement gathering, estimation, design, implementation, testing, deployment, and documentation.

Discussed with business analyst and line of business to understand the exact requirements and wrote down the technical specification.

Identify the impact based on the changes in admin and other downstream/upstream applications.

Prepare and review the detailed design specification document.

Developed programs using COBOL, DB2, JCL.

Coding program in Endevor with control M as job schedule for test and production cycles.

Performed unit testing and functional testing for batch and online along with debugging for bug.

Performing batch and online debugging for code or online CICS issues.

Used Easytrieve and SAS for reporting and data scanning for test cases.

Performed code review and provided weekly project status to all the project stakeholders.

Prepared code documentation for future reference and upgrades and post implementation support.

Technologies: Vantage One, wma, Cobol, JCL, DB2, Endevor, Control M, REXX, SAS, File Manager, Fault analyzer, Xpediter, RACF, CICS, MQ, MVS, VSAM and other IBM mainframe tools (z/OS).

Mainframe Developer Cognizant Technologies Solutions Jun 2010 - Oct 2011

Client: Max New York Life Insurance.

Worked for development projects along with production support on rotation basis. The development involves new insurance product and other enhancement on policy admin system Inginium.

Participated in the complete SDLC process and used Cobol and SQL to develop new functionalities.

Coding program in Micro Focus Cobol with client supplied coding standards.

Submitting the batch jobs in Unix environment and using shell script to automate the job submission.

Documented Unit test plan (UTP), Unit test results (UTR) and helped QA team in system testing process.

Looked for Production batch cycle support and batch optimizing task.

User Clist and REXX for Panel to button all automation and hand tools I have created at one platform.

Technologies: IBM Mainframe, Cobol, Oracle PL/SQL, Unix, shell scrip

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