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January 14, 2020

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Harry Avanessian

adbaxs@r.postjobfree.com

https://www.linkedin.com/in/harryavanessian/

Mobile: 847-***-****

Summary:

Extensive knowledge in Mainframe and AS400 Environments and Technology.

Experience with analysis, review and decomposition of business requirements, 15 years exp. (Underwriting/Claims processing Property and Casualty) in Insurance Industry with Office of Special Deputy state of Illinois.

Strong managerial and organizational skills to identify Priorities while multi-tasking and flexible in the performance of the job responsibilities.

Demonstrated experience and expertise in the software Implementation/Development lifecycle (SILC, SDLC), including collection of requirements, documentation of specifications, application design, development and support.

Ability to translate and communicate highly technical concepts, information, plans, and procedures to both highly technical personnel and non-IT business users.

Support and build team “open door" culture of sharing ideas and collaboration, work independently and professionally with all levels in the organization.

Technical Skills:

Operating Systems: Z/OS, MVS/XA/ESA, VSE/ESA, VM, UNIX, Windows XP/NT, OS400

Languages: COBOL LE, COBOL II, AS400 COBOL/RPG400, PL/1, EASYTRIEVE, Assembler, SAS, DYL280, REXX, JCL, CL.

Databases: DB2, IMS DB/DC, IDMS, SUPRA, TOTAL, IBM Studio, SQL server 2012.

Hardware: OS/390 MVS, RS6000, AS400.

Source Management: CHANGEMAN, CA-LIBRARIAN, ENDEVOR, SCLM, PANVELET,

ALDON, ICCF.

Tools: TSO/ISPF, ISPF, CICS, JES2, JES3, PL/SQL, PLATINUM, VSAM, VTAM, ISAM, IDCAMS, SPUFI, QMF, BMS, MQ series, XPEDITER, DEBUGGER, INTERTEST, ZEKE, CA7, ESP, CONTROL-M, FILEAID, FILEMANAGER, ABENDAID, DUMP, DUMPMASTER, FTP, NDM, SFTP, SSH, XML, EDIX12, GENTRAN, RACF,ACF2, CEC1, EDF, OMEGAMON, ICE, SORT,

SYNCSORT, PEREGRINE, STROBE, CA-TELON, CA-VIEW, BMC CA-SYSVIEW,ROSCO, PEREGRINE (Service Center), REMEDY, ALM (HP), QC, QTP, SQL, IEBGENER, IEFBR14, IEBCOPY, LOTUS Notes, Outlook, Share Point, Stored Procedure, PKZIP, SDSF, VISIO, AGILE, CA-TELON, COMPAREX, INSYNC, INFOPAC, $AVRS, MS EXCEL, CLARITY, MS SQL Server 2012, ADM, CA-IDEAL, CA-DATACOM, Dimensions Platinum (DB2), JIRA, ALDON, ROBOT, CL, SEU, DFU, LMI, BRODERICK.

Professional Experience:

Anixter International (Glenview, Il) Aug. 2017 – Present

Mainframe Contractor

Project consists of backend Mainframe frontend JAVA and JSON (Java Script Object Notation) Support, modifying COBOL DB2/CICS online programs for order entry and warehousing utilizing XPEDITER validating logic flow and data area passing through COMMAREA of CICS transaction within each program, conducted online support on rotating shift addressing all user and technical issues as they arise by logging into CA scheduler and monitoring ABEND return codes.

Modified COBOL code utilizing LMI incorporating customer code to be inserted into DB2 tables, validates DB2 tables against MS SQL for user testing, modified EASYTRIEVE PLUS batch programs for warehouse inventory by incorporating print output file to provide daily print report for users. Evaluating obsolete batch jobs conducting comparison against production schedule and moving obsolete jobs to disposal libraries, created stored procedures utilizing IBM Studio validating results on mainframe using SPUFI for OE project within JSON order entry process.

Monitored system authorization facility (SAF) for RACF authorization requests such as CICS Transaction and resource security to ensure who can use CICS resources and entitled to have access, issued RLIST command to check profiles as it exists on RACF database

Environment: Z/OS, TSO/ISPF, JCL, COBOL II, DB2, IMS, VSAM, CICS, JES2, FTP, SDSF, AS400, LMI, IBM Studio, CA-IDEAL, SERVICE NOW, XPEDITER, SCLM(source lib).

Exelon (Nuclear Power Plants)

Mainframe Contractor (Functional Ventyx PassPort Analyst) Feb 2016 - June 2017

Participated in Exelon PASSPORT project in SYSPLEX environment utilizing SCLM created packages modified COBOL DB2 batch and online CICS programs to incorporate catalog id across Midwest and Mid-Atlantic nuclear power plants for VENTYX panels (Screens).

Worked on decommissioning source programs and JCLs based on requirements, conducted verification on source/JCL/PROC and Load libraries to insure no other source members were affected, created obsolete libraries on test platform and moved identified members.

Created Technical design (T60), Test Plan (T126, T130) and Test results (T130) for warehouse inventory standards and process uploaded into Share Point for validation by quality assurance team. Utilized ALM for project assignment issues /resolution and defect tracking created by user. Conducted weekly status meeting to identify show stoppers and other concerns.

Monitor ISPF Panel to make modification on TSO command by incorporating command such as LISTD, USER ID, PROC execution, initialed IPL procedure to reflect changes and validation of ISPF results.

Environment: Z/OS, ISPF, COBOL, JCL, CICS, RACF, SCLM, XPEDITER, ACRS, SPUFI, QMF, DB2, FTP, Share Point, CA-IDEAL, CA-DATACOM,ALM (HP).

Staples/Quill(Lincolnshire, IL) March 2015 – Dec 2015

Mainframe/AS400 Contractor

Worked on Staple Exchange project modifying DB2 COBOL and RPG400 programs for Order entry system, utilized ALDON (source repository) to extract CL/JCL and COBOL programs and modified to accommodate email messaging alert when orders are not found on legacy system, modified RPG programs to expand warehouse location and item line field, used BRODRICK as job scheduler created calendar of run for weekly process.

Used MS SQL created queries for account and Item number and validated against NAVIGATOR (DB2 Query tool) for synchronization purposes, created Excel document for QA team for validation and correction process., created Sub files and modify programs to process Items pricing against invoice tables and drop ship items.

Supported user inquiries to resolve incident tickets created for legacy production run issues such as customer screen enhancements for order entry, DB2 table update for warehouse information for stock and non-stock items, created documents on share point for future references, contacted and trained support team to resolve other user inquires and document the process on Share Point.

Worked on enhancement project on AS400 utilizing RPG and COBOL, created QDDSSRC on test environment to define and created Physical and external files to incorporate EDI 830 forecasting transactions, modified batch vendor runs to include NDM execution attaching server sending and receiving nodes with user sign on and password, conducted testing for successful transmission.

Modified RPG ILE and COBOL programs to incorporate EDI810 invoicing standards for batch production jobs, created CL to schedule a weekly run, conducted regression testing and moved to production. Provided 24/7 on call support for production delivery.

Modified Micro focus COBOL expanding order entry field on Windows Platform, utilizing FTP downloaded on AS400 legacy ALDON repository to be scheduled for daily inventory runs.

Environment: Mainframe, AS400, COBOL, CL, JCL, RPG/400, NAVIGATOR (System Access, Run SQL Script), BRODRICK, ALDON, DB2, COBOL, ROBOT (Scheduler), NDM, MS SQL 2012.

Blue Cross Blue Shield Oct 2014– March 2015

Sr. Mainframe Contractor

Modified COBOL DB2 programs to calculate Out-of-pocket expenses for both family and individual coverage for state of Texas and Illinois. Created PROC and JCL in test region to conduct testing, created Excel sheet to store data and validate Reconciliation when Out-of-balance for each vendor.

Utilizing NDM batch process moved files from production platform to Test platform in UIT1 region for testing purposes. Coordinated testing with Off shore team before moving to SIT environment.

Responsible for designing, coding, Unit testing, implementing, maintaining and supporting Overpayment project application, Validating deductibles and Out-of-pocket expenses per provider, utilizing FILEAID validated data per copybook on flat files, Created test libraries on test platform, prep each JCL and PROC for functionality before changes moved to production.

Conducted weekly meeting with team leads and users establish point of acceptance within project time line and sign off. Prepared appropriate documentations to communicate and validate the information for weekly status meetings.

Assisted system programmer to keep networking product versions current by upgrading VTAM, SNA and TCP/IP settings. Applied PTF’s for existing and new releases as necessary to keep software under existing maintenance agreements. Assist System programmer to maintain system performance level by Analyzing controlling resources to ensure efficient resource usage.

Worked with system programmer to validate RACF user profile for appropriate level of access such as READ, UPDATE and CONTROL to restrict access to program libraries by verifying current user profile is associated with terminal.

Environment: Z/OS, TSO/ISPF, JCL, COBOL II, DB2, VSAM, CICS, JES2, SDSF, ENDEVOR, INTERTEST, RACF, CA7, NDM, FILEAID.

Komatsu International May 2014 – Sep 2014

Mainframe Contractor

Worked with shipping and distribution project to modified COBOL DB2/IMS batch programs for Parts and Orders utilizing SCLM, verified and updated orders based on Distributor and Ship location, modified Copybook to include shipping method when orders emergency, utilizing CA TELON test debugging facility verified file and data base access defined in COBOL codes, displayed data in storage area before and after program execution, modified field data to validate for expected results, tested and created panel image to be used by CICS programs with corresponding literals as it should appear on screens.

Modified PROCS to include Stored Procedure libraries when they are called through CLIST process, utilizing IMS DB/DC verified PSB and Programs within each region of IMS when Transaction and Programs stopped and using DB/DC command (/DIS and /STA) started the transactions and programs.

Used Platinum (SPUFI/QMF) to run Ad Hoc queries on DB2 Inventory tables, verifying date and timestamp for each shipment accounts, creating Excel files to be reviewed by Shipping.

Verified Flat file outputs utilizing FIELAID, validated data against DB2 tables utilizing SPUFI/QMF then verified track changed data on Oracle and documented results utilizing Excel file.

Assisted system programmer for ACF2 Grouping class that CICS uses and defined profiles for each team member for user group, Altered Class and profile name for different CICS transactions as requested by team leads.

Environment: Z/OS, TSO/ISPF, JCL, COBOL II, DLY280, DB2, IMS, VSAM, CICS, JES2, SDSF, EDI, Agile, ACF2, CHANGEMAN, CA TELON.

Anixter International (Glenview Il) Nov. 2013 – May 2014

Mainframe Contractor

Worked with EDI team to create EDI transactions such as 850 Purchase orders, 830 Forecasting and 855 Acknowledgment. Modified COBOL DB2 CICS programs to include SHIPTO order filed on screen, created JCL for testing purposes in Test environment, created Test Plans and Test Specs. To be evaluated by quality assurance team and moved to production.

Contacted Anixter Vendors to setup EDI transactions utilizing GENTRAN EDI (Sterling Commerce), Created flat files utilizing batch EDI JCL, evaluated and validated data per EDI standards, created FTP batch run to conduct File transfer to vendors for EDI 850 transaction purchasing orders.

Worked with Agile methodology to develop SDLC for Conversion project to convert batch IMS jobs to DB2 utilizing DL2 utilities, Executed JCL on test platform verified output files by running regression test (before/after), created Excel spread sheet and documented on share drive.

Created CICS online screens utilizing BMS for Quantity ordering and forecasting, created COBOL DB2 programs to allow Vendor to control ordered parts and docking location to limit errors on parts on hand based on warehouse and docking locations.

Participated in weekly status meeting to identify any possible obstacle or show stoppers, documents all results into Lotus Notes application repository for future referral. Monitored and verified successful execution of changes in QA environment, obtain signoff and requested to move into production.

Reviewed ABENDED jobs on ESP and EOS, analyzed program dump storage area for error cause, using DUMPMASTER and ABENDAID made necessary corrections, directed operations utilizing Control-M and Control-R for reruns.

Environment: Z/OS, TSO/ISPF, JCL, COBOL II, DB2, IMS, VSAM, CICS, JES2, GENTRAN, Beyond Compare, FTP, SDSF, CA-IDEAL, EDI, XPEDITER, SCLM(source lib).

Navistar International (Lisle Il) March 2013 –Nov 2013

Sr. Mainframe Analyst Contractor

Evaluated entire EDI batch JCL jobs (total 700 JCL) for Navistar international distribution and sales/Pricing divisions, created documents on share drive to include batch run schedule for EDI820 and EDI850 (Batch Partner File Maintenance) runs to support off shore operations team, made recommendations to enhance JCL utilization including DASD space, SORT Parameters, Convention naming standards and VSAM file utilization which consequently to save resource utilization and avoid unnecessary expenses.

Utilizing VISIO created flow charts of production job cycle based on predecessor and successors to assist off shore operations team. Created FTP batch runs incorporating server IP address for shipping applications, verified successful transmission for each run and utilizing CHANGEMAN created packages and moved to production.

Modified COBOL DB2/CICS programs to incorporate EDI850 standards for batch production job, created JCL to schedule a weekly run, conducted regression testing and moved to production. Provided 24/7 on call support for production delivery.

Modified COBOL IMS batch programs for Navistar Select project, created Copybooks to reflect record layout for new files, Created PSB, DBD for new programs for model and features of trucks, Conducted test run cycle utilizing batch JCL and PROCS to create reports and GDG files, verified produced files utilizing FILEAID and submitted results for verification by QA team.

Modified EASYTRIEVE Plus Batch programs updating daily batch GDG files incorporating 5 digit part definition codes to be compatible with IMS database, corrected validation reason code based on current requirements, created report to be evaluated by supply/chain team.

Environment: Z/OS, JES2, TSO/ISPF, JCL, COBOL II, DB2, IMS, VSAM, CICS, SYNCSORT, SDSF, XPEDITER, IDCAMS, GENTRAN, FILEAID, EASYTRIEVE PLUS, CHANGEMAN, IEBGENER.

HSBC/Capital One Aug 2012 – March 2013

Mainframe Contractor

Worked on two separate Server migration projects, PCDG Samba and Verona 1045D and successfully completing both. Utilizing CHANGEMAN created Test and QA packages and checkout components for each NDM JCL/PROC. Modified each component based on business requirement by incorporating NDM Parameters including folders PNODE/SNODE to comply with sending and receiving Nodes when mainframe files are transferred electronically throughout HSBC global partners, utilizing CA7 executed NDM runs in QA environment with successful results confirming successful file transfer utilizing online NDM.

Modified COBOL DB2 CICS online ALS programs for Consumer Lending application (ALS) project, identified unsecured loans for self-employed participants, updated score card table on DB2. Made changes to COBOL IMS programs for Online Letter enhancement project (CII application), modified COBOL copy books to incorporate Address changes, utilizing CHANGEMAN created package, created Unit test plan and Unit test results on Excel form for QA team.

Modified PROCS to incorporate FTP and NDM process for daily batch processing, Utilizing Lotus notes created links for System Integrations, Walkthrough and QA testing processes. Created test PROC/JCLs and Load libraries on test platform to be utilized by developers when running parallel testing against production using test files.

Worked on batch PL/1 program to enhance change mailing address dates, expanded 6 digit date fields to 8 digits to incorporate full year, modified related copybook, validates changes on flat file utilizing FILEAID before updating DB2 tables.

Environment: Z/OS, TSO/ISPF, JCL, COBOL II, CICS, Debugger, DB2, IMS, VSAM, NDM, SPUFI, FM, PL/1, CHANGEMAN.

IBM (Dubuque Iowa) June 2010 –Aug 2012

Sr. Mainframe Contractor

Responsible for designing, coding, testing, implementing, maintaining and supporting complex application software that is delivered on time and within budget for new DB2/CICS Online Cobol source code for various IBM accounts such as United Health, Empire and Caterpillar, conducted Unit testing to verify logic accuracy and results, also assisted developers to debug failed COBOL DB2 programs by utilizing DB2 XPEDITER, analyzed and manipulated data quality on flat files by utilizing File Manager and Cobol copybooks.

For Caterpillar account made enhancement to COBOL IMS and DB2 (design/debugging/coding) batch source code for inventory application, incorporated pricing segments in IMS database to identify unit value for Caterpillar inventory accounts, performed Unit testing for each module within entire logic process, created Excel spread sheet and documented results for future referrals.

Modified COBOL/DB2 batch programs for United Health Care out of pocket and deductible over payment accounts for individual policies. Modified DB2 tables to include Null values for premium balances.

Modified Customer inquiry CICS screens for United Health (IBM account) based on user requirement by adding new expanded account field, modified existing fields for MDT, add new function keys to print customer account information in remote locations, documented complete process and functionality to be utilized for future enhancements by development team.

Worked with accounting department focusing to correct individual account error deductions, unapplied cash, debit memo by utilizing SPUFI/QMF to create queries, verify results, updated DB2 financial tables utilizing COBOL programs and documented on share drive.

For Production support established documentation processes by evaluating Operations history Log file to verify and evaluate production ABEND codes and issues, created support log file to assist development team to respond with minimum time when on call during production support process including diagnostics and debugging.

Scheduled Daily jobs on ESP, verified dependencies of each job based on predecessors and successors, coordinated with operations utilizing Lotus Notes, documented elapsed time for each executions to evaluate by operations.

Provided 24/7 on call support for production delivery. Monitored production job scheduling and execution elapsed time, verified successful job return codes and duration to provide operation and opportunity to restructure job scheduling where appropriate

Environment: Z/OS, TSO/ISPF, JCL, COBOL II, DB2, IMS, VSAM, CICS, SYNCSORT, JES2, JES3,SPUFI,QMF,EDI,SFTP, SDSF, CA View, IDCAMS, IEBGENER, File Manager, ENDEVOR, CHANGEMAN, XPEDITER.

Trans Union (Credit Card) Nov 2007 – Dec 2009

Sr. Contractor (Project Lead)

Supervised 5 member mainframe team in process of converting FILEAID batch jobs to FILEMANAGER Modifying production/user jobs by eliminating referenced to FILEAID and replacing with FILEMANAGER’s executable options and appropriate PROCS which was critical objective of this conversion.

Created template and process on how to validate data integrity on converted File Manager files after final process in compliance with Quality Control and Quality assurance standards, conducted meeting with conversion off shore team on weekly bases to identify and verify every concerns and be able to address on timely manner.

Directed 3 member team of developers of Credit Cycle project involving unsecured and secured consumer lending products and modified existing COBOL CICS/DB2 programs and batch JCL runs for Credit function applications in commercial Debt collection, created reports and files to be utilized by Risk Management team.

Design and implemented JCL Conversion standards/procedures for Development team to conduct Manual and online conversion process using REXX and IBM customized conversion tools, Worked as liaison with IBM performance technicians on site to monitor and verify conversion changes, conducted meeting and provided evaluation reports for further data validation and corrections process.

Setup VSAM KSDS data sets using IDCAMS define Cluster options, calculated CI size of 4096 bytes based on percentage of free space on each CI to accommodate large data.

Assist and directed team members to conduct Unit and System testing process to test and verify COBOL codes and logic functions utilizing FILEAID and XPEDITER.

Monitor and executed commands on PL/SQL for daily jobs scheduling, verified execution of each segment and chunk associated with every execution, allocated memory on UNIX and applied patches for space and rerun the daily retail inventory jobs.

Created Test data using XML SPY for Inventory project based on XML standards, Transformed data to user’s proprietary output format to be validated after testing and moved to production.

Environment: Z/OS, OS/390,TSO/ISPF, JCL, JES2, COBOL II, PROC, GDG, DB2, FILEAID, FILEMGR, SDSF, CICS, VSAM, LISTCAT, IDCAMS, CA View, COMPAREX, REXX, NDM, FTP, XPEDITER, CHANGEMAN.

Clark County (Las Vegas NV) Nov 2006 – Nov 2007

Sr. Mainframe Contractor (Conversion Project)

Converted RM Cobol programs to Cobol II, created test platform for Source/JCL/PROCS along with test libraries, conducted unit and system test to verify statement and logic changes and finally moved to production.

Setup Batch and online NDM banking transaction files that contained information on available funds for each recipient along with court order release amount allowed for each recipient then using EASYTRIEVE created reports to be verified by Public Guardian caseworker.

Verify user screens (Public Guardian/Public Administration) for Functional Keys make appropriate changes to PF keys using RM/ COBOL and converted to CICS COBOL II source.

Trained and Supervised Public Administrations case workers and users on newly designed screens for recipients of state assisted programs for low income families, set up query process using QMF against DB2 tables for Ad Hoc inquires.

Supported production problems for Public Administration office on daily check processing issues by installing new software packages and upgrading existing once.

Participated in direct problem definition and problem resolution activities within accounting and administration teams and provided support on check issuance and processing by updating DB2 table.

Assisted less experience developers to modified CICS DB2 online and batch programs for Unit and System Testing. Validate data records created on Flat files using File-Aid with copybook option, Create Excel spread sheet to be reviewed by QA team.

Environment: OS/390, MVS, TSO/ISPF, JCL, PANVALET, JES2, COBOL II, NDM, DB2, SPUFI, FILEAID, SDSF, EDI, CA7, IMS, CICS, VSAM, ICE, IDCAMS, NDM, EASYTRIEVE Plus, ENDEAVOR, FTP.

CVS Pharmaceutical (Chicago IL) Dec 2003 – Oct 2006

Mainframe Contractor

Managed the development team for HIPAA, NPI (national provider identification) and FEB (Federal employee Benefit) government mandated regulations project for drug prescription. Verified all codes applied on generic drug prescription in DB2 tables utilizing QMF.

Develop New Stored Procedure source code and process utilizing COBOL, DB2 as backend and JAVA as front end application for pricing project.

Created Linkage to provide JAVA applications Drug Pricing data for JAVA based screens and provided JAVA team Excel Spread sheet with detail specification on receiving data.

Used SPUFI and modified COBOL DB2/IMS programs to extract and update DB2 table records based on coinsurance cost codes provided in business requirement.

Verified prescription eligibility code changes on DB2 tables utilizing QMF and documented results on share drive to be analyzed by users.

Modified DB2 batch COBOL programs for FEHBP (Federal Employees Health Benefits Program) project, modified eligibility code through a Call routine to be passed to front-end JAVA screens.

Evaluated COPAY and out-of-pocket codes for beneficiary claims based on business document and end user request.

As a team lead responsible for evaluating business requirements on EHCCA (Electronic Health Care Claims Attachments) along with PTSC (Proposed Transactions specification and Codes) project and converting it into technical requirements.

Worked and collaborated with other team leads on this project to effectively design documents and put together an technical solution to help issues arising from daily file transfer NDM runs by evaluating structure of files involved, and possible transmission error codes.

Assisted System programmer to setup Client Connect applications connects to LAN servers to perform data and protocol translation between Mainframe and LAN.

Modified mainframe connects applications to provide access to DB2/IMS tables and Flat files and data sets. Update and remove rows based on requested time stamp.

Monitor DB2 tables utilizing OMEGAMON database grow, created EXCEL spread sheet to be evaluated by DBA.

Used MQ series Messaging queues to retrieve/Send Messages from local queues utilizing MQ series-PUT and MQ series GET functions for batch process.

Environment: Z/OS MVS, TSO/ISP, JCL, COBOL II, DB2, SPUFI, QMF, FILEAID, JES2,

ENDEAVOR,CICS,ABENDAID, SDSF, MQ series, MERCURY TEST DIRECTOR, QUALITY CENTER, FTP, NDM, EDIx12, XML, OMEGAMON, IMS, VSAM, RACF, REXX, IDCAMS

AT@T (Hoffman Estates IL) Jan 2001 – Nov 2003

Lead Contractor (System/Development)

Train and assist Jr. Developers and promoted team work to evaluate and debug COBOL source codes and setup JCLs and PROCS to conduct testing on the test platform.

Created standards to design and develop Flat files for DATACOM project, evaluated and performed quantitative data analysis (Interpretation of numerical data) on files by creating code definition template within COBOL copybooks.

As team lead collected accurate information utilizing CA7 for use in problem analysis, trending and process verification.

Modified and tested PL/1 and SAS batch programs for billing transactions, verified data files created against DB2 tables made appropriate recommendation based on feedback resulting from the testing process and maintain a record of expected versus actual test results.

Worked with System programmer to defined CICS data sets to VSAM, modified SIT (system initialization table) for RACF and user access authority. Worked on problem determination issues utilizing CICS trace and CECI.

Modified ISAM/VSAM batch programs to incorporate SYSCO routing orders for purchasing, created test PROC and LOAD libraries to regression testing within QA team to evaluate end results.

Conducted meeting with business users per requirement to Enhanced and modified 15 PL/1 Batch programs for Inventory applications, including invoicing/shipping, created JCLS/GDGS and PROCS on test Platform and moved to production.

Worked with other associates/departments to resolve customer issues, account Reconciliation Reimbursements for retroactive billing by modifying IMS/DB2 COBOL online CICS and batch programs creating files and reports for customer billing issues and resolutions.

Lead 8 member team to for financial project to enhance COBOL batch programs adding VSAM (KSDS/ESDS) files for daily financial batch applications.

Maintain and verify VSAM/ISAM files using IDCAMS utilities delete records per CA/CI size and create JCL for jobs to be run on weekly scheduled process.

Used OMEGAMON and SYSVIEW to monitor CICS issues, transactions and ABEND codes on production LPARS. Document statistical reports to be evaluated by system support team.

Supported 24X7 on call cycle for application trouble shooting solutions in a mainframe production environment.

Environment: OS/MVS, TSO/ISPF, JCL, COBOL II, PL/1, IMS, DB2, EASYTRIEVE SPUFI, JES2, FILEAID, Endeavor, CICS, ABENDAID, IDCAMS, INFOPAC XPEDITER, SSO / EOS (OUTPUT), Z/OS,, RACF, FTP, NDM, VSAM, BAL, SYNC/SORT, DATACOM, COMPAREX, DIMENSIONS, OMEGAMON, VISUAL BASIC.

Chicago Rawhide (Manufacturing) May 1994 – Nov 2000

Sr. Contractor (Conversion)

Modified and enhanced mainframe COBOL 370 (Batch/Online) for Order Processing System for Distribution Client. Utilizing DB2, CICS.

As team lead participated in converting Mainframe to AS400, including converting COBOL programs to AS400 Cobol, and maintaining and modifying AS400 RPG Financial application programs.

Modified AS400 COBOL programs for IBS ASW Software (Distribution) System.

Based on user requirements created On-Time Shipping Performance Report and created SUBFILES to be update on DB2 database.

Modified and updated AS400 COBOL and RPG code for hard coded date to be in compliance with Y2K requirement, performed extensive testing on test environment and moved to production.

Created RPG/400 and CL programs for Order Entry, Inventory Control, Account Receivable, Account Payable, and Sales Analysis Systems to replace the existing OCL procedures and RPG/II programs that interfaced with MAPICS software.

Modified and tested EASYTRIEVE Plus programs for EDI X12 applications to create ad hoc reports for users to Validate transmission time.

Modified Micro Focus COBOL Drug Prescription application to apply Eligibility codes and created reports for users.

Involved in Production Support Training, resolved the Production ABENDS using ABENDAID, manipulated flat file data and made necessary correction using FILEAID to prevent any interruption on production scheduled runs.



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