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Brookline, MA
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November 05, 2019

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Nikunja Bihari Dash

Boston, USA 414-***-****)

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https://www.linkedin.com/in/nikunja-dash-b184a364/e-mail: adarou@r.postjobfree.com

Objective

Looking for a role as a Mainframe Developer.

Highlights

Designed, developed and delivered mainframe projects and products successfully for varied Fortune-500 clients in Banking (ORACLE, AMERICAN EXPRESS, GE CAPITAL and STATE STREET), Aviation (GENERAL ELECTRIC), Insurance (NORTH WESTERN MUTUAL), Retail (AMERICAN PRESIDENT’S LINE, VICTORIA’S SECRET) and Auto-mobile (RENAULT-NISSAN).

Distinguished programmer with unique coding excellency in all the 3 mainframe databases (IMSDB, DB2, IDMS), as set in PL1 and/or COBOL, OLTPed through CICS/IMSDC.

Experienced in execution of large programs starting from research phase, moving through development phase till deployment & warranty support (both as individual and team contributor).

13.5 years of design, development & performance tuning experience in batch & online Mainframe and distributed systems. Some recent awards:

Global Team Excellence Award # 1

Global Team Excellence Award # 2

Global Team Excellence Award # 3

Experienced in Mainframe modernization migrating systems from Mainframe (IDMS) to Java, PL1 to COBOL, VSAM to DB2.

Working skill in R and Python (Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning)

Client and delivery management with onsite experience across USA, Europe & Asia

7.5 years of experience in Agile delivery

6+ years of research and development experience in Artificial Intelligence, Genetic Algorithm and MATLAB. Published research paper here International Research Paper Link (Springer)

Internationally recognized technology Author. Book followed in 67 universities in India, more in abroad. Google Scholar profile here

Company Profile

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Company

Period (Months)

Designations/Roles

4

Atlantis IT Consulting Group/

Oracle Corporation (Boston, USA)

8 months

(Apr 2019- Till current)

Mainframe Developer/

Architect

3

Infosys Technologies Ltd,

(Milwaukee, USA/

Bhubaneswar, India)

102 months

(Sep 2010- Apr 2019)

Technology Lead,

Technology Analyst

2

Renault Nissan India Pvt. Ltd

(Paris, France/ Chennai, India)

25 months

(Aug 2008- Aug 2010)

System Engineer

1

Patni Computer System

(Chennai, India/ Mumbai, India)

24 months

(Aug 2006- July 2008)

System Engineer

Mainframe Expertise

Programming Languages

COBOL, PL1, JCL, REXX, SAS, Easytrieve, VSAM, R, Python

Database

DB2, IMSDB, IDMS, Oracle, DB2 UDB

OLTP

CICS, IMSDC

Debugging Tools

RDz, Xpeditor, InterTest, IBM Fault Analyzer, IBM CICS performance Analyzer, QTester, SoapUI

Legacy Modernization

RDz, Web Services (CICS, MQ, REST, SOAP), Oracle, COBOL

JCL Utilities

IDCAMS, SYNCSORT, ICETOOL

Scheduler

CA7, Infoman, OPC

Config. Mgmt. Tools

RDz, Changeman, Endevor, LDD+

Change Mgmt. Tools

RTC, HPSM, Cherwell, ManageNow, ServiceNow

Performance Tools

Explain, RDz APA, SQL Analyzer

Other popular Tools

FileAid, FileManager, TSO/ISPF, NDM, XMIT, QMF, SPUFI, OLQ, DMLO, NAIP, TODD, SQL8.5, Workbench, SharePoint, KnowledgeWare, MS Visio

Project Profile

#15: SFTR (State Street Bank, USA)

Duration: Apr 2019 - Current

Project Type/Role: Development(Agile) / Architect

Technologies: PL1, COBOL, DB2, JCL, CICS, MQ, VSAM

Tools: RDZ, RTC, ServiceNow, FileAid, IDCAMS, QC

SFTR (Securities Financing Transactions Regulation) project aims at enabling State Street to comply with EU regulatory mandate for every trade that has been generated in its trading platforms. As part of this, we are modifying DML (Dollar Market Logic) system which is the legacy book of record for the organization to comply with overall SFTR compliance objectives.

Responsibility:

Designed two new DB2 tables from scratch for DML application LOAN messages storage and processing using PL1, COBOL, DB2, RDZ, FileAid and MS Visio.

Designed and co-developed a new CICS messaging system to fetch application data from the new LOAN table and send message to downstream applications using PL1, DB2, RDZ, FileAid and MS Visio.

Designed and co-developed a new CICS messaging system to receive data from upstream caller SLE2 application system using PL1, DB2, JCL, CICS, VSAM, MQ and IDCAMS.

Currently designing and developing a new system for sending EoD and SoD batch feeds to SFTR and SLE1/2 systems using COBOL, DB2, JCL.

Designed multiple new data interfaces for DML (Dollar Market Logic) application for interacting with many upstream and downstream applications like SFTR, SLE1 and SLE2 using PL1, COBOL, DB2, RDZ, FileAid and MS Visio.

#14: CSO Ulife-2017 (Northwestern Mutual, USA)

Duration: Feb 2017 - Apr 2019

Project Type/Role: Development (Agile) / Senior Engineer

Technologies: PL1/COBOL, DB2, JCL, CICS, SAS, REXX, RESTful, DB2 UDB

Tools: NAIP, WORKBENCH, SPUFI, SharePoint, IDZ, Cherwell, IBM Fault Analyzer, RDz APA, SYNCSORT

CSO Ulife-2017 was a cross application initiative to migrate fixed UL portfolio products from AMARTA into integrated traditional product platform under existing product series, while introducing a range of new Whole Life products under a new product series.

Responsibility:

Lead 2 offshore teams in daily E2E agile developments and deliveries

Gathered requirements from Business Specs and produced high-level design for application architecture using PL1, DB2, SPUFI and MS Visio.

Developed UI screen using CICS Macros and PL1.

Produced techno-functional business report using SAS, JCL and SYNCSORT.

Produced automation tools using REXX.

Created new application interface using DB2 UDB and PL1.

Created application programs using Changeman, RDz, RESTful Services, IDCAMS and PL1

Modified middleware based applications using CICS WebService and MQ technologies.

Debugged application program for various run time issues using IBM Fault Analyzer and APA tools.

Performed various file and database manipulation functions for development of Life and ULife processes and products using RDz, FileManager, SPUFI and TSO/ISPF.

Deployed code to production and managed version control using Changeman and Cherwell.

Carried out database modeling and performance tuning of applications.

#13: CSO-2017 (Northwestern Mutual, USA)

Duration: Sep 2016 - Feb 2017

Project Type/Role: Development (Agile) / Senior Engineer

Technologies: PL1/COBOL, DB2, JCL, CICS, MQ WebService

Tools: Rapid SQL, QTester, SoapUI, SharePoint, FileManager, MS Visio, IBM CICS performance Analyzer

CSO-2017 was a cross application initiative aimed at migrating current WL (Whole Life) and UL (Universal Life) CSO portfolio products of Northwestern Mutual into the existing integrated traditional product platform and rolling out as a new series product.

Responsibility:

Carried out data modelling for CSO-2017 program architecture using PL1, DB2, Rapid SQL, FileManager and MS Visio.

Carried out DAC changes to provide routine level support to various upstream caller applications using PL1, DB2, JCL, CICS, MQ WebService, Rapid SQL, QTester, SoapUI and FileManager

Created batch restartable programs to help loading integrated policy database in Enterprise Data (EDAS) space using PL1, DB2, JCL, CICS, FileManager, Rapid SQL and IBM CICS performance Analyzer

#12: DITT (Northwestern Mutual, USA)

Duration: Nov 2015 - Sep 2016

Project Type/Role: Development (Agile) / Senior Engineer

Technologies: PL1/COBOL, DB2, JCL, CICS, MQ WebService

Tools: Rapid SQL, QTester, SoapUI, SharePoint, FileManager, MS Visio

DITT project in Enterprise Data Access (EDAS) space included rolling out disability income (DI) insurance benefit with a new series while still catering to DI product line. This product intended to provide new market opportunities for Northwestern Mutual prospects like stay-at-home spouses/companions, part-time workers and high-income earners, which was not available with prior series DI products.

Responsibility:

Redesigned integrated database and carried out schema changes in coordination with DBA team using PL1, DB2, Rapid SQL and MS Visio.

Carried out DAC changes to provide routine level support to various upstream caller applications using PL1, DB2, JCL, CICS, MQ WebService, Rapid SQL, QTester, SoapUI and FileManager.

Provided support to post deployment and EDAS project related other issues.

#11: ACB II (Northwestern Mutual, USA)

Duration: July 2015 - Oct 2015

Project Type/Role: Development / Senior Engineer

Technologies: PL1/COBOL, DB2, JCL, SAS, CICS

Tools: ChangeMan, MS VISIO, SharePoint, SQL 8.5

ACB-II project was intended to make Accelerated Care Benefit (ACB) benefit be available on Term Conversion products (i.e. on conversions of non-whole life products to one of the whole Life product). With ACB-II implementation, however ACB was required to be non-available on non-whole life products (Term, Term Upgrade, Comp Life, DI) and available on whole life products - 65 Life, 90 Life, Limited Pay (10, 15, 20, 25, 30 Pay), significantly increasing regression effort.

Responsibility:

Completed redesigning, coding and testing of all impacted routines and all this was done using PL1, DB2, JCL, SAS, CICS, SQL 8.5 and ChangeMan.

Updated commission system for policy change scenario through modification of relevant batch programs and jobs using PL1, DB2, JCL, SAS, CICS, ChangeMan and SQL 8.5.

#10: DCFSA (Northwestern Mutual, USA)

Duration: Feb 2015 - Jul 2015

Project Type/Role: Development / Senior Engineer

Technologies: PL1/COBOL, DB2, JCL, SAS, CICS

Tools: ChangeMan, MS Visio, File Manager, SYNCSORT, ICETOOL

DCFSA project was part of FR Compensation and strategic alignment, Phase II executed by Northwestern Mutual for benefit of FRs in Agent Benefit space. The field benefit team was looking to provide DCFSA benefit for the field with an intend to help FRs (Financial Representatives) managing important expenses related to their dependent’s wellbeing. DCFSA allowed FRs to set aside pre-tax dollars to help cover expenses for dependent care and associated services and costs that they anticipate for the year.

Responsibility:

Gathered relevant business scenario in consultation with business/onsite, using PL1 and MS Visio.

Completed redesigning, coding and testing of all impacted programs and routines, using PL1, DB2, JCL, SAS, CICS, SYNCSORT, ICETOOL and ChangeMan.

#9: Short Term DI (Northwestern Mutual, USA)

Duration: May 2014 - Feb 2015

Project Type/Role: Development / Senior Engineer

Technologies: PL1/COBOL, DB2, JCL, SAS, CICS

Tools: ChangeMan, MS VISIO, SharePoint, SQL 8.5, SYNCSORT, ICETOOL

Short Term DI was part of FR Compensation and strategic alignment, Phase II executed by Northwestern Mutual for benefit of FRs in Agent Benefit space. Short Term DI project for us included creating disability Income insurance to FRs who are active and completed one-year of continuous full time in service.

Responsibility:

Created design documents in consultation with business/onsite, using PL1 and MS Visio.

Carried out coding and testing activities, using PL1, DB2, JCL, SAS, CICS, SQL 8.5, SYNCSORT, ICETOOL and ChangeMan.

Challenges of creating a single new system from scratch was successfully achieved.

#8: Japan Customs (American President Lines, USA)

Duration: Dec 2013 - April 2014

Project Type/Role: Development / Senior Developer

Technologies: IDMS, CICS, COBOL, JCL

Tools: DMLO, QC Endevor, OLQ, Easytrieve, InterTest

Japan Customs (Customs department of JAPAN) has a set of rules and guidelines for cargo entering the country, leaving the country and movement within the country. All goods being imported into the country must be accounted for and cleared by customs to move it further for delivery. Customs activity Dev. for us included manifest submission, amendment, arrival and departure time registration, response etc.

Responsibility:

Created FSD (Functional speciation document)

Prepared design document (both HLD and DLD) based on FSD

Carried out coding and unit testing and created UTP/UTR

Performed review activity in different stages of SDLC lifecycle

Using Easytrieve, had created/updated various reports

#7: PayPal (Victoria’s Secret Direct, USA)

Duration: July 2013 - Nov 2013

Project Type/Role: Development (Agile) / Senior Developer

Technologies: DB2, REXX, COBOL, JCL, CICS

Tools: Changeman, QMF, TSO/ISPF, FileAid, InterTest

PayPal project was mandated to introduce PayPal payment gateway for Victoria secret’s Direct (VSD) and enable VSD to manage order system starting from placement up to claims and settlement of orders for apparels and cosmetics households sold across US and Globe. Development of VSD system for us included Phone, mail or web order entry and tracking, Exchange and Oversold of an order, Fraud processing, Shipping and Handling processes, Management of offers, Authorization and settlement of orders placed through PayPal gateway

Responsibility:

Created 2 batch process and one online process for Victoria’s secret

Performed numerous minor enhancements and analysis tasks

Mandate was to execute project with exceptional performance (in Agile mode) and as a team member, I was part of coding, Unit testing and functional testing to achieve 97 % bug free code

#6: GEM (American President Lines, USA)

Duration: Apr 2012 - Jun 2013

Project Type/Role: Migration and Modernization / Developer

Technologies: IDMS, JCL, COBOL, CICS, ORACLE

Tools: Endevor, TODD, OLQ/DMLO, QMF, FileAid, Easytrieve

GEM project was executed for APL to migrate Mainframe based system to Java based APL system. American President Lines (APL) provides inter-modal transportation (road, rail, and ship) and time-critical cargo transportation and deploys more than 450,000 containers and chassis worldwide. Our task was to provide Developmental strategy and execution guideline for end-to-end handling of an equipment stating from booking process, then travelling through in-gate, out-gate, vessel load, vessel re-handle, tie/untie, train load and train discharge processes.

Responsibility:

Conducted ‘Rule Mining’ and extract business rules from Legacy mainframe APL system

Validated outcome and functionalities of existing mainframe-based system with newly developed Java based system

Detected, tracked issues and defects from multiple technology platforms

Developed a database comparator tool

Using Easytrieve, had created/updated various reports

#5: AMEX TC (American Express, USA)

Duration: Sep 2010 - Mar 2012

Project Type/Role: Prod Support & Development / Development Engineer

Technologies: DB2, COBOL, JCL, IMSDB, IMSDC

Tools: Changeman, QMF, Infoman, FileAid, NDM, ManageNow

AMEX TC was an all-encompassing travelers cheque support application for American Express. It supports full life cycle of Cheque starting from delivery up to customer settlement and conciliation of finance by customer.

Responsibility:

Provided quick and effective resolution to production issues

Provided RCA (Root Cause Analysis) of different issues of production

As Defect Prevention Representative task was to reduce occurrence and accumulation of defects using pareto chart and causal analysis and I was able to achieve the goal for the team

#4: BCC (Renault/Nissan, France)

Duration: Jun 2009 - Aug 2010

Project Type/Role: Development (Agile) / Development Engineer

Technologies: PL1, COBOL, DB2, IMSDB, IMSDC, CICS, JCL, VSAM, ORACLE

Tools: LDD+, QMF, SPUFI, TSO/ISPF, OPC, File Aid, Explain, Xpeditor

BCC application project was executed to enable the Sales & Marketing Department in France to achieve following 3 objectives (1) To update customer sales & marketing database (2) Speed up the payment of premiums for deals (Renault's contribution to sales assistance) (3) Measure the effectiveness of the sales assistance with respect to sales volume

Responsibility:

Created the system requirements (CDI) from business requirements

Provided support starting from estimation of development till UAT

Supported SDLC life cycle for enhancements) and fixes in agile

#3: PL1 Migration (Renault/Nissan, France)

Duration: Aug 2008 - May 2009

Project Type/Role: Migration (Agile) / Development Engineer

Technologies: PL1, COBOL, DB2, IMSDB, IMSDC, CICS, JCL, VSAM, ORACLE

Tools: LDD+, QMF, SPUFI, TSO/ISPF, OPC, FileAid, Explain

PL1 Migration project was executed for conversion of enterprise wide PL1 programs to COBOL based programs or systems

Responsibility:

Performed requirement analysis and design

Performed Coding, Testing, InterTest debugging

Created of Application-Knowledge-Document

#2: GECF-APPS (GE Capital, USA)

Duration: July 2007- July 2008

Project Type/Role: Enhancement / Development Engineer

Technologies: COBOL, JCL, DB2, VSAM, CICS

Tools: Endevor, CA7, Xpeditor, PUTTY, InterTest

GECF-APPS project was an ongoing activity being executed to provide credit-card and other related financial services to leading retailers across the US and Canada. GE Money deals with providing Business Card services to its clients. Approving the application for credit cards and assigning the credit limit is based on the credit history maintained by the Bureaus namely Equifax, TransUnion, and Experian. The rating of the Credit application is done using Strategy Execution Maturity Module (SEMM). Some of the leading clients include WalMart-US and Canada, Lowes, JCPenny, PayPal etc.

Responsibility:

Performed requirement analysis and design

Performed Coding, Testing, InterTest debugging

Created of System-Appreciation-Document

#1: CMS (GE Aviation, USA)

Duration: Nov 2006 - Jun 2007

Project Type/Role: Enhancement / Development Engineer

Technologies: COBOL, JCL, DB2, VSAM, CICS

Tools: Endevor, FILEAID, SPUFI, Xpeditor, KnowledgeWare, InterTest

CMS (Cost Management System) is the Production cost system of GE Aviation. It validates, accumulates, transfers and reports the cost of completed engines, assemblies, spare parts, and manufactured parts. It maintains inventory balances for Component Shops, Engine Assembly.

Responsibility:

Performed requirement analysis and design

Performed Coding, Testing, InterTest debugging

Education

Qualifications

Year of Passing

University/Board

Percentage/CGPA

M. Tech

2004-2006

IIT Kharagpur, India

8.65/10

Independent R&D

2003-2004

NA

NA

B. Tech

1999-2003

OUAT, Orissa, India

8.04/10

B. Sc.

1997-1999

Utkal University, Orissa, India

Incomplete

Intermediate

1995-1997

CHSE, Orissa, India

66.11 %

High School

1992-1995

BSE, Orissa, India

82.53 %

Other Achievements

1 International Nomination: Profile nominated for FACE-OF-INFOSYS award in the year 2011

Globally recognized author and scientist in field of “Artificial Intelligence”

Profile part of Global mapping database. https://www.authormapper.com/ArtificialComputing

Globally recognized author and scientist in field of “Ground Water”

Profile part of Global mapping database. https://www.authormapper.com/Groundwater

Master Degree with a university in top-5 of national Ranking. Master Degree (M. Tech) from IIT Kharagpur, India (2004-06).

Cofounder of RLEIF: Cofounder of a NGO (Non-Governmental Organization) named RLEIF (Rural Livelihood, Enterprise and Innovation Foundation) in the year 2014 in India.

Among top 25 students of India: Had secured 21th AIR (All India Rank) in 2004 GATE examination

1 National Fellowship: Recipient of Ministry of Human Resource and Development Fellowship (or MHRD Fellowship) from Govt. of India for carrying out M. Tech (2004-2006) at IIT Kharagpur.

1 National Scholarship: Recipient of National Rural Talent Scholarship from Government of India for pursuing High school education (1992-1995)

1 University Scholarship: Recipient of University Merit Scholarship (1999-2003) for carrying out (B. Tech.) from OUAT, Bhubaneswar, India

Declaration: I declare that the above written particulars are true to the best of my knowledge and belief.



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