Neal P. Bering
Mount Orab, OH **154
Possess 30+ years of experience in Mainframe development, Production support and maintenance.
Extensive experience as Analyst, Developer, Project Lead, Release and Configuration Manager using Mainframe Technologies
As Project Lead, possess extensive experience in project Onshore-Offshore coordination.
Have Strong knowledge in requirement gathering, Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, Testing, Documentation and Maintenance of Mainframe applications.
Involved in maintenance, enhancement and support activities using Incident and Problem Management within ITIL Framework.
Used Microfocus COBOL to create new programs and upload to mainframe. Used the tools’ features to create maps and perform debugging
Batch SME, developed and assisted in all batch new and existing applications. Activities as providing temporary and permanent abend fix, 24*7 production support, defects fix, batch Job scheduling for minor and major batch enhancement, code build and also peer review for development and support teams
Developed strong working knowledge using Pick Basic to create programs for sub-routines and extract files for vendor application
Primary lead for Disaster Recovery exercises. Worked with offshore and operations to lay out recovery plan. Provided senior management with all test results and documentation. Execute jobs, update LDRPS (30+ applications), kept business continuity plan current
Assisted and also developed multiple mainframes from project estimation through requirement analysis until implementation and followed SDLC as per project
As Tech Lead extensively involved in assisting with requirements specs, technical specs and functional specs required for projects.
As Release Manager, involved in all change management tasks, including managing cross platform projects around upgrades and patching, provide input and support to track process improvement initiatives, working with senior staff and management to develop successful release plans, process changes, and status reporting, and manage problem and incident tickets, making sure all tasks are assigned and signoffs have been acquired. Supply pertinent documentation within the ticket prior to closure.
Hardware: IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems: IBM MVS, Windows 10, UNIX
Software and Tools: IBM MVS JCL, COBOL II, COBOL lll,
JCL, MicroFocus COBOL, SQL, CICS, TSO/ISPF, ROSCOE, MQ, ResQNet, Excel, IBM Debug, Expeditor, UNIX, ClearQuest/ClearCase, Remedy, CCF, Infotrieve, SAS, File Manager, SharePoint, LDRPS, MS Suite
Databases: VSAM, MS Access, DB2, Unidata
Certifications: ITIL v3 Foundations
July 2019 - Nov 2019: Senior Developer - Consultant, IBM
Supported Relational Data Warehouse and Housing Goals applications
Worked with other departments to help coordinate retirement procedures for those two applications which involved data reformatting and file merging
Both applications were SAS, Oracle,Unix.
Supplied monitoring and daily reports for mainframe jobs completions
Took responsibility to submit and monitor monthly application processes
Created excel documents for mainframe to Unix and Unix to mainframe FTP processes.
Created excel documents for mainframe file layout. Consisted of researching SAS and parmlibs.
Participated in multiple application retirement tasks
Supplied production support and worked with others to resolve abend issues.
Helped with quarterly corrections process which involved following procedures for running jobs and communicating with end users for report and data validation
Sept 2006 – July 2018: Senior Applications Developer, Fifth Third Bank
Technical lead for upgrading applications utilizing UNIX, Windows, MQ and MSSQL
Support and maintain the commercial leasing system (Infolease) which is a UNIX/Mainframe based Commercial Lease/Loan system.
Maintaining and supporting Infotrieve (a report generating tool for the Leasing system.). As well as writing Pick Basic to create sub-routines .
Support and maintain ACBS Loan system, both mainframe batch and windows server app.
Support and maintain BankTrade International system. Utilizes UNIX, CICS, mainframe batch, DB2, Pick Basic, MQ, and ResQnet for GUI.
Trained in IT Service Management
Worked with IT internal audits
Technical Lead on projects and assign tasks.
Involved in all aspects of change management
Go-To person for off shore questions dealing with system applications.
Worked with DBA and CICS personnel, as well as security, to set up new CICS regions for testing and new UNIX test environments.
Responsible for creating and maintaining architectural documentation.
Coordinating assignments with off shore.
Coordinate week long DR exercise of 30 applications
Handled department Business Continuity Plan
Sit on recurring incident/problem management board and work with assignees to help get issues resolved in timely manner.
Oct 2005 – May 2006: Consultant, Edge Software Solutions, Huntington Bank
Designed, developed, and tested CICS modules to bypass screen sends in exchange for MQ loads to queues.
Participated in the efforts for the Huntington /Unizan bank merger.
Worked with Business Analyst to develop, design and complete functional/technical specs.
Helped coordinate efforts with coworkers to keep project on time track.
Took initiative to learn MQ series basics for project.
Nov 2004 – Oct 2005: Senior Consultant, Quick Solutions, Bank One
Assisting in the JPMorgan Chase/Bank One merger.
Making enhancements to the online and batch portions of the branch teller system
Assisting in ad-hoc reporting
Supplying production support, i.e., troubleshooting plus research and analysis for corrections/fixes
Designed, developed, tested, and implemented batch and online changes to Payments, Teller Fraud, and IRA contribution systems
Created design and technical specs for co-workers
Assisted in the Changeman upgrade
Communication and coordination with Business Analysts, partners and users
Oct 2003 – Aug 2004: Senior Consultant, TCA Consulting Group, Anthem/BCBS
Research, analyze, code and test additions to Disbursement Financial System.
Worked on project piece to move additional data pass from Unix FTP to
Modified logic to recalculate interest and penalty to be applied to disbursement check for printing to be sent to health care provider.
Required communication and coordination of changes and testing with regional employees.
Feb 2001 – July 2003: Consultant, Keane, Inc., Great American Insurance Company
Involved in all aspects of production support.
Supported an Online Commercial Lines system.
Made modifications to enhance system performance to both Issuance and Quoter.
In charge of IPS (Intelligent Pathing System) which controlled the flow of system screens.
Involved in updates to VSAM and DB2 tables.
Worked with DBA to troubleshoot DB2 logic and performance issues.
Became my groups DB2 “Go To” person.
Participated in committees to set Cobol II standards and develop software life cycle for migrating modules from PC to mainframe to ensure modules were kept in sync.
Peer reviewed and signed off on co-workers coding changes prior to implementation.
In charge of batch jobs for transmitting and receiving Motor Vehicle Reports. “Go to” person for Mainframe Express. Company became CMM Level III.
AS Computer Programming - Southern Ohio College; Cincinnati, OH