Mainframe Application Developer with over 19 years of experience contributing to the success of development and enhancement projects in the financial services technology space. Innovative problem solving ability and excellent communication skills at all levels of the organization. Demonstrated success in solid business strategies which meet financial targets and maximize organizational efficiencies to achieve operational excellence.
Complex Business Analysis
Process Analysis & Design
Project Management (SDLC)
Training & Support
Software: Dialogue, Zeke, FileAid, Syncsort, Easytrieve, Expediter, Changeman, PACBASE, CSF, Streamweaver
Operating Systems MVS, Windows, CICS, IMS
Databases: Access, PRISMA, IMS, DB2, CA RALLY, HP VERSION ONE, IDMS, VSAM
Programming Languages: COBOL, JCL, SQL, SPUFI
Networking Tools: Service Now, Panvalet, HP SM9, Endevor, OMS, HSP, CA7, Platinum
Communications: FTP, TCP/IP
Hennepin County – RRES (Resident and Real Estate Services) Minneapolis, MN
SENIOR COBOL DEVELOPER 2019/4 – present
Worked in partnership with project team to enhance and maintain the Property Tax System for Hennepin County. Analyzed and planned all aspects of upgrading Hennepin County to COBOL V6.2, coordinating with the operations department.
TEK Systems for Thrivent Financial Minneapolis MN
BUSINESS SYSTEMS ANALYST 2018/10-2019/4
Analyzed and documented the existing Grant Business System written in COBOL/CICS/DB2. Delivered complete user stories of all major features and functions of the Grant system to the IT development team.
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RBC Wealth Management Minneapolis MN
TECHNICAL SYSTEMS ANALYST 2016/9-2018/4
Oversaw full life cycle responsibility for mainframe components of the client facing Online system as a team member. Worked in partnership with project teams using Agile methodology to fully understand project goals and requirements to effectively plan and execute both development and project processes.
Coded, tested, and implemented two new table columns in COBOL for CICS screens using DB2 databases along with adding those fields to the CICS screens and testing them.
Designed and developed COBOL applications accessing DB2 databases, and coordinated with work on different layers of the infrastructure and interfaced applications.
Assisted in development, testing, implementation, and support of application systems.
Understands the effective use of team resources to implement ongoing projects, enhancements, and initiatives.
Participated in the design/development process from during the full development cycle.
Developed maintainable software and documentation, comprehensively tested programming and procedural changes, and mentored other technical specialists in analysis and software best practices.
ACRO Consulting for United States Postal Service Eagan MN
BUSINESS SYSTEMS ANALYST 2016/5-2016/8
Managed the operations and performance of the Payroll IT team responsible for processing paychecks for all city postal workers along with business partner communication.
Ameriprise Financial Services Minneapolis MN
SENIOR BUSINESS SYSTEMS ANALYST/SENIOR PROGRAMMER ANALYST 2000/2-2015/6
Work in partnership with project teams to fully understand project goals and requirements in order to effectively plan and execute both development and project processes.
Utilized Streamweaver to household dividend checks going to the same address saving $80K annually and improving client satisfaction by them receiving less mail.
Led the design, testing, and implementation effort for project “Slim Jim”, saving $300K/year in postage using COBOL and Streamweaver software to reduce postage.
Added IMB (Intelligent Mail barcode) to all printed statements to meet postal regulations and get the best discounted mailing rate available saving $56K annually.
Able to serve as the Streamweaver coding and testing specialist in the printed output processing area.
Utilized a combination of CICS, TSO, JCL, DB2, VSAM, Dialogue and IBM mainframe computing.
Partnered with business analysts, and technology and project teams to understand business requirements, and drive the design of quality technical solutions aligned with business and technology strategies.
Recognized as a finalist for the Chairman’s Award on one of the “Slim Jim” postage saving project.
Conducted the coding, testing and installation of changes to several corporate communication systems; client consolidated statements in a tool called Dialogue and CSF(custom statement formatter), CTAX in COBOL, IMS, DB2, and PACBASE, and a client confirmation system (CCDS) in DCF Script.
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE ~ COMPUTER SCIENCE
Minors: Business Administration & Math
University of South Dakota, Vermillion SD