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Manager Developer

United States
February 23, 2020

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Highly seasoned and experienced IT Consultant with 14 years of experience spread across diversified technologies and industries

Extensive knowledge/experience in Mainframes (COBOL, DB2, JCL, TeraData and CICS) and on other tools like File-Aid, Endevor, Expeditor, Exceed, ESP, MQ.

Expertise in Data Warehousing, ETL design and development, database querying using SQL, reporting, performance tuning & IT development, maintenance and integration of client server application, IBM Mainframe Technologies

Experience in Datastage 8.5/8.1/8.0 (Datastage Manager, Datastage Designer, Datastage Administrator and Datastage Director) and developing Datastage Parallel Extender jobs

Conversant with all phases of project Life Cycle

Worked in various capacities viz Tech Lead, QA Lead, Implementation Lead, Business analyst, Senior Developer, Developer

Expertise in UNIX Shell Scripting, SQL.

Experience in using of MIGRATION strategies and methods.

Experience in leading/driving re-hosting medium/complex mainframe systems from IBM-Mainframe to Clerity (a legacy modernization product from CA/DELL)

Have lead ETL – Datastage upgrade projects ( DS 7.1 to DS 8.1)

Hands-on experience in IT Project management

High communications skills and the ability to interact directly with business users.

Worked in fast-paced / high-pressure team environment with focus on quality.

Very strong in Production Support and issue solving capabilities.

Profound ability to quickly understand complex systems/architecture

Sound problem solving and analytical skills

Trained and skilled in AGILE model of software development

Proven leadership skill working directly with business teams and onshore/offshore model

High sense of ownership, commitment, attention to detail

Can deliver better products with limited information/resources

Adept at troubleshooting and ensuring quality control at every stage of management process.

Proven abilities of managing team be part of a team or function independently.

Educational qualification

Master’s in Computer Applications – Anna University, Chennai, India

Technical Skills

Programming /scripting

COBOL, JCL, SQL, UNIX Shell Scripting, Pro-cobol, TeraData

ETL/Reporting Tools

Datastage 8.5/8.1/8.0 EE & SE (Administrator, Designer, Director, Manager), Parallel Extender, Server & Parallel Jobs,



Z/OS - DB2, Oracle, DB2-LUW

Job scheduling Tools

CAWA, ESP, OPC, Mquiry/Control-M


Oracle 8/9i/10G, IBM DB2, MS SQL Server, LUW, IBM 4690 Controllers, LINUX.

Defect Tracking / Service Management Tools

HP Service Manager, Quality Center

Software Configuration Management tools

Open systems – Serena Dimensions, GIT

Mainframe – Endevor, Panvalet, RMS

Service Management Tools

HP Service Manager, Quality Center

Messaging & Middleware

IBM MQ-Series, WebSphere MQ, WBI Message broker


TOAD,Data studio, EAZYTRIEVE, REXX, VCOBOL, Clerity BPE & TPE, Filezilla, Winscp,Savers, JS Console, IBM Debug, Exceed, SDM, SYNCSORT/DFSSORT, ICETOOL, Xpediter, ISPF, File-Aid,

OLTP interfaces


Professional Experience

DXC Technologies (formerly known as Computer Science Corporation Inc) – Feb 2006 till Date

Statefarm Insurance – June 2015 – till date

Project: GFS – HR, Employee Compensation, Benefit payments, Tax-filing

Role: Tech / Project lead

As Project/Tech Lead

Primarily responsible for the availability of the General Financial Services application for the end users

providing application support 24x7

Incident resolution/ Route cause Analysis/ SLA/ SLA deviations/ System Improvements.

Production support /Development/ Incident/Problem/Change Management/BCP/Stakeholders Meeting.

On call primary – Resolution for any Failures/Batch cycle reporting/Emergency fixes for BPs.

Responsible to handle all production related issues and scheduling the work items with

delivery/targeted dates and monitor progress

Responsible for monitoring, assisting defect resolution, guiding, mentoring and assisting team

in root cause analysis, defect prevention and permanent fixes.

Provide technical/architectural guidance

Responsible for leading, coordinating and driving successful delivery of project deliverables

Develop and maintain project schedule, efforts and coordinate project activities, adhere to

project deadlines.

Identification, monitoring and controlling project risks. Preparing mitigation and contingency

plan in consultation with project and senior management team at DXC and State Farm.

Communication with offshore and client personnel for ensuring timely status information


Ensure that team follows process/quality guidelines and standard

Review/approve of high level designs

Conduct design walkthru

Coordinate the creation and maintenance of the overall Implementation activities

Act as the lead resource and escalation point for dress rehearsal and implementation activities

Coordinate with program communication team on implementation-related communications

Create/maintain Dress rehearsal plan (Implementation test plan)

Create/maintain Application Availability strategy

Create test summary and capture lessons learned from Dress rehearsal

Coordinate post-implementation support activities including plans for subsequent drops, defects, and daily defect meetings

GAP Inc – May 2010 – May 2015

Project: Old Navy Mexico / POS & Inventory Management

Role: Technical/Functional lead

Project: Mainframe re-hosting

Role: Tech Lead / QA Lead

Project: Inventory Management & Revenue Accounting

Role: Technical Lead / Business Analyst

Project: EDW Tech upgrade

Role: Tech Lead / Implementation Lead

As Tech Lead / Implementation Lead:

Lead a team of developers/testers at offshore as part of Datastage 7.5 to 8.5 upgrade

Involved in the Analysis and Effort estimation for various levels (complexity) of Data Stage jobs.

Exporting and Importing of the jobs into System Test environment and preparation of

The Implementation Plan for deployment into various environments.

Data Stage Administration tasks such as creation of Projects, creating directory structures and allocating roles for the developers for each of the Projects in the Development and System Test Environments.

Analysis, design and review of the Data Stage Jobs and SQL scripts.

Creating and executing the jobs through ESP session.

As Tech / Functional Lead:

Created technical design documents based upon the business requirements

Analyzed and identified cost effective SQL’s in application programs and replace them with DB2 Stored procedures

Put in the business rules on the COBOL-DB2 stored procedure(s) and made them accessible/available for more applications with common functionalities

Conduct walkthrough with DBA’s to get their approval on the stored procedures

Perform load/performance testing on the DB2 stored procedures

Enhanced the existing CICS screens to accommodate the Mexico Old navy data

Brought in new CICS screens to facilitate the item downloads, price change/downloads, Markdown downloads to Mexico old navy store

Ensured the configuration/mapping/throttle of new MQ(s) for ONMX data with ESB

Enhanced the trickle polling CICS online programs to process the ONMX data in MQ

Introduced new TSQ (CICS) for ONMX store, item and walkthrough lookup

Coordinated with business partners located at client location, to get the sign-off on the reports and results

Provided valuable suggestions to the clients to eliminate the variances that were earlier seen in the reconciliation reports

Reviewed all deliverables from offshore team to onsite team/client

Tracking the impediments, and reach out to specific team to get the issues resolved

As Tech / QA Lead:

Involved on project estimation, Requirement Analysis, Preparing High Level Functional/Technical design/approach docs

Prepared the re-hosting migration plan by phases, rite from identifying the business application that needs to be migrated in parallel

Fine-tune the older DB2-Z/OS SQL queries to accommodate the new working behavior of DB2-LUW

Evaluated the correctness of new Clerity based CICS screen/transaction’s functionality and performance/TSQ/paging logic

Provided valuable suggestions to the clients to eliminate the variances that were earlier seen in the reconciliation reports

Coordinated with the offshore and onsite team during all the phases of the project

Coordinated with business partners located at client location, to get the sign-off on the results

Involved in internal review of Test Results, and conducting meeting with business partners for sign-off

Involved in Unit/System/Integration Test planning, execution and conducting daily meeting with Client and stake holders and all vendors

Reviewed all PFI – Inventory Management application deliverables of offshore

Supported other immediate upstream and downstream application, that has touch base with any of the Core apps / Inventory Management application

As Tech Lead / Business Analyst:

Involved in project estimation, Requirement gathering/Analysis, preparing High Level Functional design docs

Conducting walkthru with client/business team during each phase of the project

Involved in reviews/walkthru with offshore team on the deliverables from the offshore team

Southern California Edison – Feb 2009 – May 2010

Project: SCE.COM

Role: Senior Developer

Project: Fraud prevention and Customer privacy

Role: Senior Developer

Involved in Analyzing URS and Preparing the Estimation, Technical specification.

Involved in preparing Unit Test Plans for Unit Testing and System Integration Testing.

Involved in development/enhancement of application(s).

Testing the Applications for the business requirement.

Involved in UAT and Post Implementation Support.

Involved in Peer Reviews

Involved in the deliveries to clients

Involved in all phases of major development project (SCE.COM, Fraud Prevention & CSP Migration), till implementation and successfully implemented the same

Discover Financial Services – Feb 2006 – Jan 2009

Project: Cardmember Posting & Billing (CPB)

Role: Developer

Involved in Analyzing URS and Preparing the Estimation, Technical specification.

Involved in preparing Unit Test Plans for Unit Testing and System Integration Testing.

Involved in development/enhancement of Applications.

Testing the Applications for the business requirement.

Involved in UAT, Post Implementation Support and Peer Reviews

Involved in the deliveries to clients

Provided Temporary/Permanent Solutions to the critical issues occurred in the Production/Production Assurance environments

Interacted with various teams/applications to provide solutions for various issues occurring in those environments

Scheduled many new (adhoc) job schedules into the Production/Production Assurance environments, monitoring and reporting the status of the same to the clients

Developed DB2 – Stored Procedures and made them available for both BATCH/CICS environments

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