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Manager Cobol

New Jersey
March 15, 2020

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James McHugh

Phone: 609-***-**** Email:


• Excellent programming knowledge in Z/OS Mainframe operating environment

• Skilled in writing, testing, and reviewing code

• Understanding of software development lifecycle (SDLC) and project management

• Expert in creating user documentation and training manuals

• Proven ability to perform under stressful conditions

• Excellent verbal and written communications skills



SQL, QMF, SPUFI, MQSeries, Stored Procedures, TSO/ISPF, JCL, Procs, SAS Programming, OS Utilities, ENDEVOR, File-AID, File Manager, Intertest, DTCN, IMS TM, DB/DC, Direct:Connect (NDM), FTP, MS Outlook, MS Word, MS Excel, MS Visio, MS Powerpoint, MS Project, ROSCOE, DataCom, Tcl, XWiki, Documentation


Mainframe (COBOL) Programmer (Consultant)

New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission, Trenton, NJ; November 2016 – October 2019

COBOL, JCL, Tcl, CICS, Datacom, TSO, ROSCOE, MQSeries

• Analyzing and documenting NJMVC systems including mainframe legacy, agency distributed and synchronous MQSeries middleware

• Interviewing stakeholders and SMEs as part of documentation process

• Assisting in design and development of documentation templates using XWiki

Staff Systems Engineer (Mainframe)

Fiserv Lending Solutions, King of Prussia, PA: May 2016 – October 2016

COBOL, JCL, VSAM, IBM Utilities, Endevor, NDM, FTP, TSO

• Conducting Source Code promotion activities between environments from Development to Production

• Working with Application Development, Users and Infrastructure teams to insure successful application deployments

• Maintaining tools and processes and acting as the subject matter expert in those technologies to conduct software configuration management (CM) and version control

Mainframe (COBOL) Programmer (Consultant)

Fiserv Lending Solutions, King of Prussia, PA; October 2015 – April 2016

COBOL, JCL, VSAM, IBM Utilities, Endevor, NDM, FTP, TSO

• Utilizing mainframe skills in support of a data center conversion replicating software builds and code deployment to new LPARs

• Rewriting JCL for use on new non-production LPAR

• Transmitting (ftp/NDM) PDSs and data files between LPARs

• Managing, packaging and delivering application code to production in multiple environments

• Maintaining delivery tools and processes

Mainframe COBOL Programmer (Consultant)

Bank of America/Merrill Lynch, Pennington, NJ; March 2014 – October 2015

COBOL, JCL, VSAM, DB2/SQL MQSeries, CICS, Stored Procedures, Endevor, NDM, TSO

• Performing troubleshooting of software problems relating to COBOL batch, DB2/SQL, MQSeries and CICS applications

• Modifying and testing MQSeries message formats.

• Creating formal documentation for system processes and procedures for training purposes.

• Assisting in the creation of business requirements specifications documents.

• Designing, testing and implementing IBM mainframe to UNIX server transmission jobs utilizing FTP and NDM methodologies

Technical Manager/Mainframe Prod Support Analyst (Consultant)

Express Scripts, Inc., Franklin Lakes, NJ; November 2012 – February 2014

COBOL, JCL, VSAM, DB2/SQL, IBM Utilities, CICS, MQSeries, Endevor, TSO

o As technical manager:

• Providing technical direction to on-shore and off-shore development teams for COBOL application changes relating to the combining of two corporate systems (Medco, Inc. And Express Scripts, Inc. merger)

• Keeping PMO team informed of the progress of the development

• Managing technical resources within project schedule utilizing spreadsheet and MS Project tracking.

o As production support analyst:

• Performing troubleshooting of software problems on mainframe applications using COBOL JCL batch, CICS Intertest debugging, DB2/SQL SPUFI queries.

• Promotion and tracking of production problem resolutions through ENDEVOR.

• Monitoring and supporting MQSeries queue performance.

• Providing root cause analysis to issues, inquiries and requests utilizing COBOL batch programming and SPUFI inquiries.

Team/Project Leader (Employee)

Bank of America/Merrill Lynch, Pennington, NJ; 2002 thru 2012

COBOL, JCL, VSAM, DB2/SQL SPUFI, CICS, Intertest, Stored Procedures, Endevor, TSO, FTP

• Planning, directing, documenting and coordinating the resolution of production problems, off-hours production support for mainframe COBOL batch programs and electronic transmissions setups to and from 3rd party clients using FTP methodology.

• Project oversight and management for small scale mainframe COBOL projects (under $500K) from initiation to implementation.

• Reviewing development estimates and actively seeking clarification as appropriate through business and technical vested partners.

• Coordinating with business and IT team for collecting and translating business requirements

• Working with Project Managers, LOB representatives and clients to ensure quality and timely delivery of projects.

Production Support Analyst/Developer (Employee)

Bank of America/Merrill Lynch, Somerset, NJ and Pennington, NJ; 1995 thru 2002

COBOL, JCL, VSAM, CICS, IBM Utilities, Endevor, TSO

o As production support analyst:

• Working on numerous COBOL programming projects.

• Performing troubleshooting of software problems related to mainframe COBOL and CICS applications.

• Resolving production and application issues as assigned by management.

• Providing root cause analysis to issues, inquiries and requests.

• Providing feedback for development of production support standards and policies.

o As a mainframe programmer:

• Developing, updating, modifying, testing COBOL and CICS changes for new and existing programs.

• Assisting and providing support to other programmers in their work and projects

• Understanding customer’s requirements and suggestions and making changes in programs according to their need


• New Jersey City University

Jersey City, NJ

B.A. in Elementary and Secondary Education

• Chubb Institute

Summit, NJ

IT Mainframe Application Programmer Certificate

• Six Sigma Green Belt training

• Dale Carnegie Training


Available on request

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