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Sr. Programmer/Analyst

Location:
Arlington, TX
Posted:
January 08, 2020

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James Anderson

Education: Computer Science Degree – Purdue University

Military: Veteran – U.S. Air Force - Secret Clearance – Inactive

Employment History

Tarrant County, TX Contract July 2018 – November 2019

Sr. Mainframe Programmer/Analyst

Environment - IBM Mainframe, z/OS, Cobol II, IMS DB, CICS, VSAM, SQL, DB2

Responsibilities include modification and testing of IBM mainframe online and batch COBOL programs.

The resolution of User issues.

Boeing (HCL) – Contract – November 2017 – July 2018 (Northrup Grumman lost the Arkansas State contract)

Sr. Mainframe and Micro Focus Cobol IMS DC/DB Consultant

Environment – IBM Mainframe to Micro Focus Enterprise Conversion

Cobol IMS DB/DC

Responsibilities included modification and testing of IBM mainframe online and batch programs to run in a Micro Focus Cobol environment.

This included the modification of IMS DC programs to make these compatible with the Micro Focus environment.

Northrup Grumman – (Contract to Hire ) – July 2016 – November 2017

Sr. Programmer/Analyst

Environment - IBM Mainframe, z/OS, Cobol II, IMS DB, CICS, VSAM

These are the same responsibilities.

Designed, wrote, debugged and tested many Ad Hoc programs for Northrup Grumman’s client State of Arkansas. This dealt with Food Stamps, Medicare, Medicaid and other federally regulated programs.

Modified programs to fit new requirements.

Responded to fixing abends in old mainframe programs.

Employment History – Continued

TEK Systems (Client – Northrup Grumman ) – November 2015 – July 2016

Sr. Programmer/Analyst

Environment - IBM Mainframe, z/OS, Cobol II, IMS DB, CICS, VSAM

Designed, wrote, debugged and tested many Ad Hoc programs for Northrup Grumman’s client State of Arkansas. This dealt with Food Stamps, Medicare, Medicaid and other federally regulated programs.

Modified programs to fit new requirements.

Responded to fixing abends in old mainframe programs.

International Millennium Consultants (Client - Dell) - September 2014 – February 2015

Sr. Programmer/Analyst

Environment - IBM Mainframe, z/OS, Genesys, Cobol II, VSAM

Performed extensive modification of client custom software surrounding the Genesys Payroll/HR system.

Performed updates to COBOL code, JCL and Utility software.

Performed parallels.

Verified the results with the client.

NTTData (Client - National Chemsearch) - May 2012 – March 2014

Sr. Programmer/Analyst

Environment - Windows NT, Microfocus NetExpress, Cobol II

Provided modification to base software which is used world wide. This included modifications to support taxing authorities of several countries.

The modifications were made to online software which supported Order Entry, Order Change, Billing and Accounts Receivable.

The software modification included 3-4 hours of onsite work followed by 4-6 hours of processing support for 16 countries through a central location in the United Kingdom.

March 2010 – January 2011 – Sr. Analyst

Carlisle and Gallagher (Client – Bank of America) - March 2010 – January 2011

Sr. Analyst

Environment - Windows NT

Mortgage loan analysis.

Communication – internal and customer

Problem resolution

Employment History – Continued

Companion Data Services - September 2007 – September 2009

Sr. Programmer/Analyst

Environment - Mainframe z/OS, JCL Cobol II, VSAM, CICS

Performed software migration(s). This involved the modification and testing of JCL to set-up new environments to the affiliate specifications.

Worked with Tivoli scheduling.

Created, tested and implemented NDM processes.

December 2005 – September 2007

West Virginia University Hospital December 2005 – September 2007

Consultant – September 2005 – December 2005

Sr. Programmer/Analyst- December 2005 – September 2007

Environment - Windows NT, Microfocus NetExpress, Cobol II/CICS

Supported Genesys Payroll/HR on a 24/7 basis.

Designed and wrote various programs to provide interfaces to vendors.

Debugged problems with Genesys’ software and provided solutions for deficiencies.

Responded to problems, which were the result of a hurried installation by Genesys Consulting (WVUH was attempting to save funds).

One hundred plus, programs were written, tested, debugged and utilized to resolve everyday problems/requirements of the hospital.

Consultant - Sr. Programmer/Analyst

Genesys Software Systems - October 2004 – September 2005

Consultant - Sr. Programmer/Analyst

Environment - Windows NT, Microfocus NetExpress, Cobol II, Mainframe OS/MVS,

JCL, CICS, VSAM

Provided consulting services and additional capabilities to the Genesys suite

of systems (mainframe and NT LAN compatible).

Alterity - April 2004 – October 2004

Consultant - Sr. Analyst

Environment - Windows NT

Critiqued software.

Critiqued and corrected documentation.

Employment History – Continued

Hitachi Data Systems - June 2002 – July 2003

Sr. Programmer/Analyst

Environment - Windows NT, Microfocus NetExpress, Cobol II, Mainframe OS/MVS,

JCL

Supported the Genesys Payroll/HR system.

Provided adhoc reporting capability and vendor interface files. Many were delimited data for Excel spreadsheets. FTP and file encryption processes were used to transfer data.

Provided numerous delimited interface files to convert the HR portion of Genesys to Oracle.

Georgetown University Hospital - August 2001 – February 2002

Sr. Programmer/Analyst

Environment - Mainframe OS/MVS, JCL, CICS, Cobol II

Supported and maintained the Genesys Payroll System 24/7.

Performed the design and writing of ad hoc Cobol software to support payroll/HR user requests.

Provided for the downloading and printing of custom checks and memos from the mainframe to a PC driven printer system.

National Steel Corporation - January 1999 – October 2000

Project Manager - Sr. Programmer/Analyst

Environment - Mainframe OS/MVS, JCL, CICS, JCL, Cobol II, NT LAN,

Realia Cobol II

Project manager for the conversion of the Genesys Payroll/HR system to be Y2K compliant (5.0 to 5.5).

Included was the modification of custom programs, conversion of the dictionary and the conversion of master files.

Coordination included communication between a local and three remote

locations.

Each location was independently parallel tested and implemented.

Several custom sub-systems were created for the purpose of generating

checks, memos and payroll registers for the various locations.

Cox Health Systems - March 1998 – December 1998

Project Manager - Sr. Programmer/Analyst

Environment - Mainframe OS/MVS, JCL, CICS, JCL, Cobol II, NT LAN,

Microfocus Cobol II

Project manager converted an in-house, legacy mainframe payroll system to a Genesys PC/LAN (NT) environment.

Tasks included system definition, conversion programs, custom sub-systems and coordination of parallel tests.

Employment History – Continued

Contact Network - November 1997 - March 1998

Sr. Programmer/Analyst

Environment - Mainframe OS/MVS, JCL, CICS, JCL, Cobol II

Coded and tested several Cobol/CICS modules from specs for a warehouse system.

Genesys Software Systems - January 1992 – November 1997

Principal Consultant – Sr. Programmer/Analyst, Project Leader

Environment - Mainframe OS/MVS, JCL, CICS, JCL, IMS DB/DC, Cobol II,

Novell LAN, NT/LAN Realia Cobol II, Microfocus Cobol II

As the Principal Consultant, I was tasked with the following duties::

Installed, implemented and converted Payroll/Human Resource Management Systems throughout the U.S. and Canada using the Waterfall SDLC model.

Performed IMS DC/DB to CICS/VSAM conversions.

Worked in various capacities from Sr. Programmer/Analyst to Project Manager within multiple mainframe and PC/LAN, COBOL/CICS and IMS DB/DC environments.

Provided custom modifications to mainframe and PC systems for multiple clients. This included the extensive design, coding and implementation of client custom software.

Wrote detailed feasibility studies regarding mainframe to PC/LAN migrations.

CDG and Associates - April 1989 – January 1992

Consultant – Sr. Programmer/Analyst

Environment - Mainframe OS/MVS, JCL, CICS, JCL, Cobol II, Realia Cobol II

Provided consulting services to Genesys accounts. This included installs, implementation and customization of the software.

Designed and wrote CICS/COBOL systems.

Labor Cost Inquiry

Pension Inquiry And Check Reversal

Designed and created a parameterized Pension Reporting system.

Texas American Bank - February 1988 – April 1989

Sr. Programmer/Analyst

Environment - Mainframe OS/MVS, JCL, CICS, JCL, Cobol II

Installed 401k processing into a retirement system.

Re-worked and re-created Annual Compensation Statement.

Designed and wrote data entry/inquiry modules for the Retirement System using COBOL and CICS/VSAM.

Revised the Time and Attendance system to lessen manual intervention.

Provided technical assistance to install a major revision to the Genesys Payroll System.

Employment History – Continued

Lomas And Nettleton - August 1987 – February 1988

Sr. Programmer/Analyst

Environment - Mainframe OS/MVS, JCL, IMS DB/DC, JCL, Cobol II

Analyzed, designed and created a modular system of 70+ modules to extract data and generate Investor Accounting reports.

Trane – January 1987 – August 1987

Sr. Programmer/Analyst

Environment - Mainframe OS/MVS, JCL, IMS DB/DC, JCL, Cobol II

Wrote various programs to support a manufacturing process.

Designed and wrote a set of random data generation programs to create test data.

Design and coding of forms for an IBM laser printer.

Generation of transactions to post goods received into inventory.

Purchase Orders.

Federal Express - July 1986 – January 1987

Sr. Programmer/Analyst

Environment - Mainframe OS/MVS, JCL, IMS DB/DC, JCL, Cobol II

Revised a system which tracked the training and certification of aircraft mechanics in an IMS DB/DC environment. The system included extensive reporting capabilities and automated identification of employees with insufficient training. The tracking and training of the employees was an FAA requirement.

Mobil Oil Co. - January 1984 – July 1986

Sr. Programmer/Analyst

Environment - Mainframe OS/MVS, JCL, IMS DB/DC, JCL, Cobol II

Payroll Support – existing system (first 7-8 months)

System support

Designed and implemented a check reconciliation system

Devised testing procedures to assure the proper upgrade of an ALL-TAX tax calculation sub-system.

New payroll system development

Wrote one-third (20+) of the report modules.

Wrote various BMP (IMS) modules to maintain and report on the Earnings Database.

Performed test, debug and system parallel tasks to verify system integrity.

Provided and created solutions to identify system bottlenecks. The system ran 24 hours without completion, during initial tests,

Created the ability to check current payrolls against prior cycles to verify the reasonableness of earnings and deductions.

Wrote several IMS/DC modules to access payroll tax information.



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