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Software Engineer Developer

Homestead Meadows North, TX, 79938
October 25, 2019

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Martin E Tabnik

TOP Cobol Legacy Systems Sr. SW Developer/Engineer

Medford, NY 11763


Tired of waiting for the candidate with PERFECT qualifications?

I’ve learned FORTRAN and Pascal in about a week. Does “Documentation” seem to be a 4-letter word?

Does Production Support for a key system draw a pained groan? Well, I’m your Answer Guy. I can

handle all this and more for your organization. Let’s talk.

Authorized to work in the US for any employer

Work Experience

Senior Cobol Software Developer

Various contract companies - Orange County, CA

September 1995 to May 2000

Developed IBM Z/OS COBOL JCL manufacturing software.

Senior Cobol Software Engineer (Consultant)

Boeing / various units - Southern California

September 1988 to September 1995

Developed/maintained IMS DB/DC COBOL JCL manufacturing software.

Senior Cobol Software Engineer (Consultant)

Northrop Grumman - Los Angeles, CA

June 1983 to June 1995

Develop/maintain various IMS DB/DC COBOL JCL manufacturing software.

Senior IMS-DL/I Software Engineer

Cincom Systems - Irvine, CA

October 1982 to June 1983

Learned Pascal.

Developed Pascal “Smarter Compare”.

Tasked with developing IMS-DL/I version of their proprietary database access app; based upon my

analysis as Cincom’s primary IMS-DL/I technical resource, I ultimately determined that this project was

not feasible.

Career Specialist

Independent - Newport Beach, CA

July 1982 to September 1982

Placed several Programmer/Analysts at better jobs including one at IBM.

Senior Cobol Programmer Analyst

Rockwell International HQ - Seal Beach, CA

August 1980 to June 1982

Developed hyper-secure, customer-controlled Senior Executive Bonus Modeling System. “Customer”

was CEO’s secretary; when she left, her replacement declined any tech support because “everything is

so clear in the documentation!” Wow.

Key member of team tasked with reducing average number of job failures for critical union labor

payroll system from THREE TIMES A WEEK! Our team ultimately created a payroll system that was

failure-free for six months!

DBA & Programming Supervisor

Gould, Brown, Boveri - Downey, CA

January 1980 to May 1980

Manufacturing Project terminated due to EXTREME errors in specifications and requirements. Company


Senior Cobol IMS DB/DC Programmer Analyst

Boeing / McDonnell Douglas Corporation - Lakewood, CA

December 1977 to January 1980

Learned IMS DB/DC.

Developed IMS DB manufacturing software.

Implemented last-minute major DB design change in 5 minutes!

Member Technical Staff III

A T & T - Piscataway, NJ

January 1975 to December 1975

.Full-time, 11 week paid IT education. Developed front-end editor for new VM/CMS COBOL system.

Developed GE Fortran modules for hardware cost system. Maintained Customer Trouble Reporting

System; discovered, corrected, and documented [i.e., sent out warning that REPORTED key trouble

metric would TRIPLE!] major, long-standing error.


M.A. in English

NYU - New York, NY

September 1969 to June 1971

B.A. in English

LIU Brooklyn - Brooklyn, NY

September 1966 to June 1968

A.A. in Education

Keystone College - Factoryville, PA

September 1963 to June 1965


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