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Trenton, NJ
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May 16, 2020

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Sankar Anand

+1-201-***-**** adc892@r.postjobfree.com

I have 15 years of experience in Software industry as Technical Lead in analysing, design, research, development, production support and maintenance of several Mainframe applications.

•Maintained Project environment included COBOL, DB2, IMS, SQL, JCL, CICS and TERADATA.

•Expertise in interacting with Business Analysts, Managers, Developers, Testers and End Users.

•Excellent in organizing and planning of the development schedule based on Agile / Waterfall / Iterative methodologies and to create a cohesive plan with identifiable critical path, task dependencies, and major milestones, and manages the agreed project plans and schedules, ensuring successful completion within scope, budget, time, and quality parameters.

•Excellent Communication, interpersonal skills and ability to work in a Cross functional team, facilitated with a high level of collaboration among, team members, cross-streams in a team-oriented and rapidly changing work and business environment.

•Provided technical leadership, business training on various projects and resolved technical issues.

•I transform data that drives business value to the client. I thrive in environments with changing priorities and still maintain project schedule, budget and quality.

•I enjoy collaborating with businesses to analyse and interpret needs, translate those needs in to solutions and implement project results in to production.

•Experience in creating Functional Design Specifications and Technical Design Specifications.

•Handled Unit, Functional, System Integration and Regression testing, supported for UAT and Production Install.

•Have experience working in three different countries – India, Mexico & USA.

EXPERTISE

• Project Quality Management

• Cost Management

• Stakeholder Management

• AGILE

• Waterfall

• Technical Leadership

• Team Leadership & Development

• Technical Documentation

• Performance Analysis

• Software development lifecycle

• System Analysis & Design

• Process Improvement

• Problem identification & Resolution

TECHNOLOGY SKILLSETS

IBM Mainframe: Cobol, JCL, CICS, NATURAL, DB2, IMS, VSAM, Teradata, ADABAS, Easytrieve, REXX, CICS WEB service, MQ and XML interfaces.

Tools: TSO/ISPF, QMF, FILE-Master, FILE Manager, SPUFI, Platinum-DB2, Intertest, Xpeditor, DTCN, DF-SORT, Endevor, INFOMAN, Teradata SQL Assistant, Data Studio and CA Mainframe Application Tuner.

Domain Expertise: Retail, Telecom, Insurance, Banking & Financial services (Banking & Credit Card Processing) & Healthcare (Pharmacy Benefit Management).

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATES

INSTITUTIONS

CERTIFICATES

Technology Certificates

Maples ESM technologies

Mainframe Programmer

IBM

DB2 9 Family Fundamentals

IBM

DB2 9 Application Developer

American Institute for CPCU 2005

INS 21 - Property and Liability Insurance Principles

CISCO

CCNA 1 Networking basics

Management Certificates

Project Management Institute (PMI)

Project Management Professional (PMP)

Scaled Agile Academy

Scaled Agile Framework Practitioner Certification (SP)

EDUCATION: Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science, 2004

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

STATE OF NEW JERSEY – JUDICIARY – Auto Case Management System – Ewing, NJ JUNE 2019 to May 2020

Lead Mainframe Developer - Agile

The state-wide Automated Case Management System (ACMS) is used by the New Jersey Superior Court for maintaining all the cases managed by the court. New features were requested by the court Judges and the Court administrative officers to be added in the ACMS system. I am leading a team of five mainframe resources in Analysing the existing system, feasibility study, Design, Development, testing and Implementation.

Involved in analysing the existing process and did feasibility study with the proposed requirement.

Analysed the Judiciary mainframe system and created document on each feature, for the use of JAVA team for migration.

Involved in Analysis, Design, Development, Testing and Implementation.

Prepared Functional Requirement and Technical System Design for the project.

Developed Mainframe modules with CICS, COBOL, VSAM and DB2

Developed & enhanced multiple mainframe online screens to enhance the features in ACMS system.

Created mainframe modules interfacing DB2 stored procedures.

Involved in Discussion with Judiciary users and Business Analyst to understand the Business purpose of each fields in ACMS and enhance the use of it.

Managed Tracking and monitoring project status activities, co-coordinating the weekly

status report and updated status in daily Scrum call.

Technology and Tools: CICS, COBOL, JCL, VSAM, DB2, DTCN, Data studio, DB2 stored procedures, TSO/ISPF, CA7, JIIRA - AGILE, File manager, ICETOOL and SPUFI.

WALMART – P1E IMS DECOMISSION – BENTONVILLE, AR JULY 2018 to May 2019

Lead Mainframe Developer - Agile

Walmart is maintaining Logistics data in an IMS database called as P1E. It’s been showing poor performance for a while and Walmart decided to decommission this IMS DB and decided to replace it with a DB2 DB – Order Management System (OMS). I was leading the entire effort from Analysis to Implementation.

Involved in analysing the existing process and did feasibility study with the proposed requirement.

Analysed the Logistic data in IMS DB and created document with equivalent OMS – DB2 field mapping.

Involved in Analysis, Design, Development, Testing and Implementation.

Prepared Functional Requirement and Technical System Design for the project.

Developed Mainframe modules with CICS, COBOL, IMS, VSAM, DB2, XML and WEB Service interface.

Developed & enhanced multiple mainframe online transactions connecting IMS database.

Created mainframe modules interfacing Java Webservices & DB2 stored procedures.

Worked with JAVA team to create an XML contract document for JAVA web service launched

from Mainframe Modules.

Involved in Discussion with Walmart SMEs and Business Analyst to understand the Business purpose of each fields in IMS and convert it in to OMS DB2 columns.

Managed Tracking and monitoring project status activities, co-coordinating the weekly

status report and updated status in daily Scrum call.

Helped entire team in process improvement and ensure quality in deliverables.

Technology and Tools: CICS, COBOL, JCL, IMS DB, VSAM, DB2, XML, JAVA WEB Service interface, Endevor, XPEDITOR, Platinum DB2 tool, DB2 stored procedures, TSO/ISPF, CA7, JIIRA - AGILE, File manager, SOAP UI, ICETOOL and SPUFI.

FIRSTDATA Corporation – Mainframe Resiliency – Omaha, NE APRIL 2016 to JUNE 2018

Lead Mainframe Developer - Agile

First Data Corporation is a global payment technology solutions company. FIRSTDATA system maintains and process credit card data for multiple banks, financial institutes and other clients. FIRSTDATA Mainframe system had hardware failure in 2015 December peak period, as it was not able to handle huge volume of data and transaction traffic. To make the system resilient in these kinds of events, FIRSDATA decided to add additional regions to help in load sharing and backup process. Resiliency Program has been formed to achieve this.

Involved in analysing the existing impacted system and did feasibility study with the

proposed Resiliency requirement

Defined Project deliverables and technical requirements for four major Mainframe applications: Authorization, Statements, ODS & NONMON.

Involved in Analysis, Design, Development, Testing and Implementation.

Developed & enhanced multiple mainframe online transactions connecting IMS database.

Created mainframe modules interfacing Java Webservices & DB2 stored procedures.

Prepared Functional Requirement and Technical System Design for the project.

Developed Mainframe modules with CICS, COBOL, NATURAL, IMS, VSAM, DB2, ADABAS and Easytrieve.

Developed project delivery processes: Code verification, Quality inspection, Delivery Audit and Implementation verification and enforced the same in all the teams.

Managed the issue logs with help of service desk & coordinated the Post Implementation Review meetings.

Managed the Project tracker for all Mainframe applications for this Resiliency program.

Created many of innovative processes to improve the Quality of project deliveries.

Lead a team for Mainframe Release install coordination through INFOMAN plan watch.

Technology and Tools: JCL, CICS, COBOL, NATURAL, ADABAS VSAM, DB2, Easytrieve, REXX, Endevor, IMS DB, JAVA WEB Service interface, INTERTEST, TSO/ISPF, Platinum DB2 tool, FMDB2, MVS, QMF, CA7, File master, INFOMAN, Remedy, ICETOOL, JIIRA-AGILE and SPUFI.

WALMART – HOBUS DECOMISSION – BENTONVILLE, AR MARCH 2015 to MARCH 2016

Lead Mainframe Developer - Agile

Walmart stores location information were stored in a system called HOBUS. As HOBUS DB2 found to be more vulnerable to corruption, Walmart decided to decommission this system and load all the data to the open system CASENDRA. We built many mainframe modules to extract and format the data from HOBUS and send it to UNIX for loading CASENDRA. This project executed in AGILE Methodology.

Involved in analysing the existing Mainframe Jobs processing HOBUS DB2 database and did feasibility study to mitigate all Mainframe components to access CASENDRA data.

Defined Project deliverables and technical requirements for four Mainframe HOBUS applications.

Involved in Analysis, Design, Development, Testing and Implementation.

Prepared Functional Requirement and Technical System Design for the project.

Developed Mainframe modules with COBOL, JCL, CICS, VSAM, DB2 and Easytrieve.

Developed project delivery processes: Code verification, Quality inspection, Delivery Audit and Implementation verification and enforced the same in all the teams.

Managed the issue logs with help of service desk & coordinated the Post Implementation Review meetings.

Managed the Project tracker for all Mainframe applications for this program.

Created many of innovative processes to improve the Quality of project deliveries.

Lead a Mainframe AGILE team and attended Daily SCRUM calls.

Technology and Tools: JCL, CICS, COBOL, VSAM, DB2, CASANDRA, Easytrieve, REXX, Endevor,

XPEDITOR, TSO/ISPF, Platinum DB2 tool, MVS, QMF, CA7, File manager, JIIRA-AGILE, SYNCSORT,

ICETOOL and SPUFI.

Express Scripts – Engineering Team – Franklin Lakes, NJ FEBRUARY 2014 to FEBRUARY 2015

Mainframe Performance Tuning Analyst

Express Scripts, Inc. one of the largest Pharmacy Benefit Management organizations in the United States. ESI has so many applications processing in mainframe consuming high CPU, this cost more for ESI. ESI engineering team analysed all the ESI high CPU consuming programs, to find an optimized solution to improve its performance.

Involved in analysis and data collection of high CPU consuming Mainframe modules.

Managed the Performance tuning tracker for all Mainframe modules.

Conducted meetings with respective application team to understand the criticality of the module in the system and evaluate the possibility of optimization.

Analysed using CA Mainframe Application Tuner, developed and tested the tuning changes and compared the MIPS savings with the existing Production execution.

Managed the implementation of the identified profitable tuning changes.

Developed & enhanced multiple mainframe online transactions connecting IMS database.

Coordinated with Application team, Testing team, Operation and support teams to successfully install the tuning changes.

Successfully installed tuned Mainframe modules, which optimized many ESI systems and saved lot of MIPS for ESI.

Technology and Tools: CA Mainframe Performance Tuner, JCL, CICS, COBOL, VSAM, DB2, Easytrieve, REXX, CHANGMAN, INTERTEST, TSO/ISPF, Platinum DB2 tool, BMC, MVS, QMF, CA7, File manager, SYNCSORT, ICETOOL, DB2 Stored Procedures and SPUFI.

Express Scripts – EODS – Chennai, India JANUARY 2011 to JANUARARY 2014

Module Lead

Enterprise Operational Decision Support is an application integrating 5 technologies. Mainframe batch jobs taking care of the data manipulation in the Teradata database, creating the report of the patient details like claims. Whenever a change happens in ESI claim system or ESI POS, the EODS mainframe jobs needs to be enhanced to handle the new data stored in Teradata database.

Coordinated with onshore leads to get the clarity in the requirements and managed the allocation of work in offshore.

Created High-level technical and low-level technical design documents and conducted review meetings with onshore and Client’s SME.

Created mainframe modules interfacing Java Webservices & DB2 stored procedures.

Developed new mainframe modules in COBOL and also developed Mainframe jobs to execute Teradata queries with utilities like BTEQ, MLOAD, FATSEXPORT and FASTLOAD to extract claims data for reports.

Created proper testcase documents and implementation verification documents.

Involved in peer reviews and Quality inspection to ensure defect free deliveries.

Coordinated with other Applications and other technology teams for proper integration of changes and to avoid negative impact of any changes on other ESI systems.

Technology and Tools: JCL, COBOL, VSAM, DB2, TERADATA, Easytrieve, REXX, CHANGMAN, INTERTEST, TSO/ISPF, Platinum DB2 tool, MVS, QMF, CA7, File manager, TERADATA SQL ASSISTANT, SYNCSORT, ICETOOL and SPUFI.

Northern Trust – PRS – Chennai, India & Guadalajara, Mexico. SEPTEMBER 2009 to DECEMBER 2010

Sr Mainframe Developer

Northern Trust Corporation is a leading provider of investment management, asset and fund administration, fiduciary and banking solutions for corporations, institutions and affluent individuals worldwide.

Price Repository System is the main system in Northern Trust, which evaluates the prices of the assets from various systems and selects the final price of the asset by the process called scrubbing. NT has decided to provide the customers a facility called client specified pricing. With this facility the customer can select their own pricing vendor to price their asset.

Played Nearshore coordinator for this project from Mexico for 10 months.

Coordinated with onshore and offshore to get the clarity in the requirements and managed the allocation of work in offshore.

Developed High level design by analysing the business requirements involved in requirement gathering meeting with clients along with onshore leads.

Developed new mainframe modules and done many enhancements in the existing modules.

Created proper testcase documents and implementation verification documents.

Involved in peer reviews and Quality inspection to ensure defect free deliveries.

Coordinated with other Applications and other technology teams for proper integration of changes and to avoid negative impact of any changes on other NT Mainframe systems.

Technology and Tools: JCL, COBOL, VSAM, DB2, Easytrieve, REXX, Endevor, INTERTEST, TSO/ISPF, Platinum DB2 tool, MVS, QMF, CA7, MQ, File manager, SYNCSORT, ICETOOL and SPUFI.

Bank of America & Qwest – Chennai, India. APRIL 2005 to Sept 2009

Farmers Insurance – Hyderabad & Chennai, India.

Mainframe Developer

In my initial period of my career for 4 years I had been to below projects worked for two companies as Mainframe developer.

Involved in major Mainframe development projects and maintenance projects.

Involved in all SDLC phases and received much appreciations from leads and project managers on the work I have done in projects.

Followed all project delivery processes in development, testing and install phases of the projects.

Involved in development of mainframe components with JCL, COBOL, DB2, VSAM and CICS.

Created many REXX and other tools to automate the development and validation of mainframe projects.

Appreciated by all Managers as a good team worker and dedicated hard working developer.

Created test case documents, Low level designs and Implementation verification plans.

Technology and Tools: JCL, COBOL, VSAM, DB2, Easytrieve, REXX, Endevor, INTERTEST, TSO/ISPF, Platinum DB2 tool, MVS, QMF, MQ, CA7, File AID, SYNCSORT, ICETOOL and SPUFI.



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