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St. Louis, MO
Posted:
April 24, 2020

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Thirupathi Allam

Email: adcx1z@r.postjobfree.com

Phone: 801-***-****

Experience Summary

Having 15 years of IT experience in Software Analysis, Design, development, Enhancement and Testing of Various applications in Finance, Telecom, Banking and Cards domain using mainframe technologies in COBOL, DB2, JCL, PL/1, VSAM, CICS, IMS/DB, IDMS and IBM mainframe utilities.

Proficient in project estimation, coordinating with the implementation of code/control, design, development, testing, maintenance.

Expert in developing an impact assessment model which identifies impact of a business requirements on various functional areas of the application that helped in pre-planning & work allocation of resource Effectively.

Experience in co-coordinating with business and IT across all phases of software development life cycle.

In-depth knowledge of Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) methodologies like Waterfall, Agile.

Expertise in gathering, analysing and documenting business requirements and developing Business Requirement Documents and Functional Requirement Specifications

Extensive knowledge in mainframe development, maintenance and problem support in COBOL, PL/1,JCL, VSAM, DB2,DB2 Stored Procedure, IMS DB, IDMS and CICS.

Having experience in DB2, IDMS and IMS databases.

Experience on release and Deployment Management skills and supporting the production system based on configuration tools like COIG and OIG tools

Proficient in Quality Assurance writing test plans, test cases and performing unit testing, system testing, integration testing and Defect Management.

Extensive knowledge of various processes and quality management standards like CMM Level-5 for deliverables.

Extensive experience with MVS utilities and tools TSO/ISPF, File-AID,GDG, FTP, NDM, XMIT, IDCAMS and SYNCSORT

Expertise in version management tools Workbench, Endevor, Changeman and Panvalet.

Expertise in Debugging using XPEDITOR, Intertest.

Extensive experience in SQL

Expertise in using DB2 database tools QMF, SPUFI

Extensively worked with job Schedulers CA7, ESPMENU.

Productive and results-driven in team and individual projects; strong research and time management skills, dedicated to maintaining cutting edge industry knowledge and technical skills.

Excellent Analytical & Communication skills and Team Leading & Co-ordination.

Updates recovery plans and interfaces with data centres and clients on emergency contingency plans and Disaster Recovery Processes

Experience in preparing and compiling technical documentation including high level design, source to target mapping specifications (RTM) and Low level design documents.

Debugging and diagnostic skills in batch processing.

Good experience in bug tracking systems, configuration management and version control tools.

Aligned myself successfully with the CMM standards and the streamlined processes the client is following.

Experience in designing Test plans, Test Scenarios, Manual Test Cases Automated Test Scripts and UAT Design Documents.

Technical Summary

Operating Systems

MVS,OS/390,UNIX, and Windows Servers/XP/VISTA

Languages

COBOL, PL/1, JCL,PL/SQL, C

Databases

DB2, IMS-DB, IDMS,VSAM, Oracle

OLTP

CICS

GUI Tools

MS Excel, Word, Visio

Tools

Expeditor, Smartis, IBM Debugger, OPC, File-Aid, TSO/ISPF, SPUFI, QMF, FTP, NDM, ABEND-AID, SAR, SSO,NDM,FTP,CA7 and ESP

Version Control

Endevor, Chanageman, Work bench, and Panvalet

Database related products

IEBCOPY,IEBGENER,IEFBR14,SYNCSORT, Compare-X, IDCAMS and SUPERC

Functional Area

Telecom, Banking, Cards and Finance

Education

Master of computer applications from Acharya Nagarjuna University, Andhra Pradesh, India.

Engagement Overview

NATSOFT CORPORATION, US From Aug-17 to TILL DATE

Project : UA Account Activity

Client : Edward Jones

Role : Sr. Programmer Analyst

Description :

As part of this team, worked on few projects like DOL future state project where the fees need to be waived depends on service type for customer and calculations that are made on specific service code needs to be done on full amounts; Vendor VSAM retirement project where VSAM data is being replaced with DB2 data and the impacted programs need to be recoded; Mainframe simplification project wherein CATS files being retired and replaced with BPSA data.

Responsibilities

Design Develop/modify complex Mainframe batch and online procedures considering capacity and limitations.

Develop COBOL CICS Interface Gateway Modules that interacts with Java web applications.

Provide formal estimates of effort to satisfy requirements.

UAT and post production support for fixing defects if any.

Monitor the deployment activity when specific deliverables are going to production.

Use MKS integrity tool for promotion of components to different environments.

Use Abend-aid, PTSALL for monitoring the production logs for online CTG programs.

Monitor the batch jobs in SAVRS.

Pre and post production support.

Ensure the project deliverables confirm to quality standards established in the project quality.

Environment : COBOL, JCL, DB2,IDMS,CICS, FILE AID, SPUFI, DFSORT,

Platinum, TSO/ISPF, SDSF, work bench, CA7, NDM, SAVERS, FTP, ABEND

AID, EXPEDITER, QC, SAVERS.

NATSOFT CORPORATION, US From Jun-16 to Aug -17

Project : Advisory Solutions

Client : Edward Jones

Role : Sr. Programmer Analyst

Description :

In this project, involved in changing weekly and monthly file control report changes for thresholds. These were part of enhancement for Advisory reports. Resolved many ongoing production tickets successfully during this project.

Responsibilities

Development of new programs and enhancing the existing modules based on design specs.

Preparing and executing unit test plan.

Attending change meeting and schedule walk through meetings.

Clone/System test support for enhancement.

Pre and post production support.

Fixing the production issues.

Ensure the project deliverables confirm to quality standards established in the project quality.

Environment : COBOL, JCL, DB2,IDMS,CICS, FILE MASTER, SPUFI, DFSORT,

Platinum, TSO/ISPF, SDSF, work bench, CA7, NDM, SAVERS, FTP, ABEND

AID, EXPEDITER, INTERTEST, QC, SAVERS.

NATSOFT CORPORATION, US From Dec-15 to May -16

Project : Portfolio/FAST Supervision

Client : Edward Jones

Role : Sr. Programmer Analyst

Description :

It is a process of Creating, Viewing and archiving Portfolio print and outside activity review items. Sequence of batch programs creates/updates data for review item creation process. Set of rules being evaluated and the data for RI creation is placed to MQ which will be listened by MQ listeners to process the data and create review items.

Responsibilities

As a Sr. Programmer Analyst I am involving in the following:

Development of new programs and enhancing the existing modules based on design specs.

Preparing and executing unit test plan.

Attending DBA and schedule walk through meetings.

Clone/System test support.

Pre and post production support.

Fixing the production issues.

Ensure the project deliverables confirm to quality standards established in the project quality.

Environment : COBOL, JCL, DB2,IDMS,CICS, FILE MASTER, SPUFI, DFSORT,

Platinum, TSO/ISPF, SDSF, work bench, CA7, NDM, SAVERS, FTP, ABEND

AID, EXPEDITER, INTERTEST, QC, SAVERS.

NATSOFT CORPORATION, US From August-14 to Nov -15

Project : Client Communications Initiative

Client : Edward Jones

Role : Sr. Programmer Analyst

Description :

Secure message centre(SMC) is a web based tool for Jones clients. It allows clients to communicate FA through secure message system. The mainframe batch jobs responsible for adding these messages to database base. There are various checks to be done like whether the customer is eligible to view all secure message or some etc. The batch takes care of these checks and only eligible messaged would be stored in database. This data in turn used by java to communicate between client and FA.

Responsibilities

As a Sr. Programmer Analyst I have involved in the following:

Attending internal requirement meetings, analyse the requirement and come up with coding design specs.

Development of new programs, and enhancing the existing modules based on the design spec documents.

Preparing and executing unit test plan.

Attending DBA and Schedule walk through meetings.

Cone/system testing support.

Pre and post production support.

Fixing the production issues/bugs.

Ensure the project deliverables confirm to quality standards established in the project quality plan.

Environment : COBOL, JCL, DB2,IDMS,CICS, FILE MASTER, SPUFI, DFSORT,

Platinum, TSO/ISPF, SDSF, work bench, CA7, NDM, SAVERS, FTP, ABEND

AID, EXPEDITER, INTERTEST, QC, SAVERS.

CAPGEMINI FINANCIAL SERVICES, US From Feb-14 to Aug-14

Project : CMA- Card member Assistance

Client : Discover Financial Services

Role : Sr. Mainframe Developer

Description :

Card member services BU had various applications for maintenance/Support and major applications are Payments and Collections.

PAYMENTS: The payments application has primarily two major functions which are:

1.Processing of payments coming in system from various sources.

2.Processing of payment returns for card member accounts

Below are high level descriptions of the functions performed in each of the aforementioned areas.

Processing of payments for card member accounts starts with collecting payments from various sources then validating the payment file format. Payment file validations include ensuring batch/file counts/amounts equal detail record counts/amounts, checks for duplication of batches/files, use of payment merchant number in file, correct system number exists, file date less than or equal to current date, and validating card member account numbers.

Payment return processing creates adjustments, letters, and memos which are passed to downstream applications for processing. The payments application also generates reports.

COLLECTIONS:

Collections system main objective is to bring delinquent accounts to regular accounts. Collection system is built of various functionalities and collectively all the function are called as CMA (Card member assistance) or Collections.

Responsibilities

13X7 Support of all these applications

Provide the adhoc query analysis to SME based on user queries.

Analyse the SER’s and prepare the design documents

Prepare code and test walk through documents for the production fixes.

Responsible for assigning tasks and tracking status, meeting project time lines and managing the defect reports.

Prioritizing the current ongoing task and appeal to commit for a release.

Prepared deployment plans for production deployments for Monthly releases.

Performed code, test reviews to ensure code meets coding standards and promoted the code to higher environments.

Create/Update the PRL (peer review log) to track the review comments for the documents reviewed.

Guiding the team technically in resolving any issues being faced during coding, testing or in case of any production abends occur.

Creating Change management tickets for the code changes/fixes, creating implementation plan and Implement the plan for the rollover of this project to production.

Ensure quality and timeliness of all deliverables

Perform peer review

Environment : O/S 390 -MVS, TSO/ISPF, COBOL, JCL, VSAM, DB2,IMS/DB,CICS, FILE-AID,

Endevor, Expeditor, FTP, Connect Direct, QC,OPC, SAVERS, CA7.

CAPGEMINI FINANCIAL SERVICES, India From Feb-13 to Feb-14

Project : DNSS(Magic)

Client : Discover Financial Services

Role : Sr. Mainframe Developer

Description :

Project involved Web-based application called Magic. Application which supports Boarding of Issuers/acquirers, View merchant settlement details, and also allows creation memo’s, alerts, reports

Responsibilities

Attending meetings with clients and BSD. Attending project status meeting, defect status meetings & Release validation meeting for smoother delivery.

Attending the BR, TR and SFD meetings, project kick-off meetings and ST meetings

To document the business process by identifying the requirements. Preparing excellent documentation on business requirements.

Handling various activities of the project like information gathering, analysing the information gathered, documenting the functional or business requirements.

To make the Test plan for the testing team.

Participated in reviews, walkthroughs of the deliverables sent to Client.

Preparing the HLD and reviewing the Detailed Design.

Reviewing the Code, Unit Test Plan, Test Results.

Guiding the team technically in resolving any issues being faced during coding, testing or in case of any production abends occur.

Monitoring and taking care of the tasks in the Request Tracker and updating the Status in Service now.

Managed all System Test, Planners, Developers, Validation Teams On Each Project Schedule Calendar Process and mitigating test issues and risks in an Agile development line through innovative best practices, and deliver high quality working software to customers.

Managing the production live Defects and System Test defects.

Served as a liaison between the programmers and internal business entities in designing and implementing functionalities.

Involved in Project tracking and reporting using various tools.

Involved in Look ahead meetings & Project delivery

Fixing long standing issues based on the root cause Analysis.

Environment : O/S 390 -MVS,MS Excel, MS Visio, TSO/ISPF, JCL, COBOL, DB2, CICS,

VSAM,IMS/DB, Xpediter, FILE-AID, Endevor, FTP, Connect Direct, QC, OPC,

SAVERS, CA7.

CAPGEMINI FINANCIAL SERVICES, India From Sep-10 to Feb-13

Project : DN Servicing Support

Client : Discover Financial Services

Role : Team Lead/Sr.Developer

Description :

Discover Network Service System is combination of different merchant services applications namely

Mboarding - Boarding of Merchants/Acquirer

Magic -Application which supports Boarding of Issuers/acquirers, View merchant settlement details, and also allows creation memo’s, alerts, reports

Network Disputes - Application which supports Network disputes case search, case initiation, follow up actions

Responsibilities

Analysing business requirements, HLD’s and preparation of program specifications accordingly.

Resource allocation, tasks/mile stone tracking, status reporting.

Prioritizing the current ongoing task and appeal to commit for a release.

Preparation of Pre Design, DTD and UTP.

Assist in writing new batch &online programs, Jobs and Procedures for imparting new business requirements.

Assist in Coding and Unit Testing, Code and test results reviews.

Create/Update the PRL (peer review log) to track the review comments for the documents reviewed.

Production Assurance testing support.

Prepared deployment plans for production deployments.

Pre and post production Implementation support.

Production support activities like resolving production Incident Management tickets, and validating Change Management Tickets.

Working on resolution of client queries, and adhoc requests.

Provide the adhoc query analysis to SME based on user queries.

Guiding the team technically in resolving any issues being faced during coding, testing or in case of any production abends occur.

Ensure quality and timeliness of all deliverables

Responsible for Managerial activities like – Estimations using cosmic FP, Monthly metric preparation, M-Review docs preparation, participating in SCM audits, Quarterly audits and attending weekly PHI(project health index) meetings.

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Environment : O/S 390 -MVS, TSO/ISPF, COBOL, JCL, VSAM, DB2, CICS,FILE-AID,

Endevor, Expeditor, Java, FTP, Connect Direct, QC, OPC, SAVERS, CA7.

TECH MAHINDRA LIMITED, India From Jun-08 To Setp-10

Project : BOCRIS

Client : AT&T

Role : Team Lead/Sr.Developer

Description :

BOCRIS stands for Business office customer record Inquiring system. It’s an AT&T South East application and is an enhancement project which had three major releases every year. For every release some of the programs related to this application may impact for adding new functionality.

Bill load is a process to load a bill into the database based on the bill period date. All the bills related to that bill period date will be coming into this process.

Responsibilities

Analyse requirements from Business require document provided by SME.

Attending several meeting with SME and Business users to work on new project requirement.

Based on the requirement Analyse, Design. Coding and testing for user requirement.

Prepare Unit test case document.

Provide the adhoc query analysis to SME based on user queries.

Responsible for assigning tasks and tracking status, meeting project time lines and managing the defect reports.

Prioritizing the current ongoing task and appeal to commit for a release.

Prepared deployment plans for production deployments.

Performed code reviews to ensure code meets coding standards and promoted the code to higher environments.

Participating is technical design walkthrough and test summary walkthrough’s.

Create/Update the PRL (peer review log) to track the review comments for the documents reviewed.

Guiding the team technically in resolving any issues being faced during coding, testing or in case of any production abends occur.

Implemented the plan for the rollover of this project to production.

Ensure quality and timeliness of all deliverables

Perform Technical Specifications documentation, Coding/Testing, system test plans, system test and UAT support of the work requests

Perform peer review

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Environment : O/S 390 -MVS, TSO/ISPF, COBOL, JCL, VSAM, IMS, DB2,FILE-AID, Panvalet,

Connect Direct, QC, ESPMENU.

TECH MAHINDRA LIMITED, India From Dec-07 To Jun-08

Project : BCAP (Bill calculation and preparation)

Client : AT&T.

Role : Team Lead/Technical Architect

Description :

The mission of the Billing Calculation and Preparation/CD Media team is to make a positive

difference in the quality, accuracy and efficiency of the Bill Calculation and Preparation/CD Media software. By so doing, we directly impact clients and customers by Improving software for enhanced product offerings, Enhancing performance and reducing errors. This all adds up to improved revenues and cost savings for AT&T.

Billing Calculation and Preparation/CD Media processing is located at a critical juncture-a point where divergent information comes together for taxing, accumulation, discounting and other operations prior to formatting and presentation to the customer.

Responsibilities

Gathering business requirements, preparing functional and technical specifications by understanding business requirements.

Problem identification, troubleshooting and implementation of technical changes for Request Framework software.

Provided batch production support to resolve batch production trouble reports for the components that are issued to PROD.

Researches and documents problem resolution and root cause of issues.

Ensuring optimal technical design that meets business and performance objectives

Coding as per the specifications

Walk-thru of functional and Technical Specifications, Unit and System Test Results

Ensure quality and timeliness of all deliverables

Perform Technical Specifications documentation, Coding/Testing, system test plans, system test and UAT support of the work requests

Perform peer review

Worked closely with multiple business units and report developers to identify key information that will enhance business decision-making.

Written documentation to describe program development, logic, coding, testing, changes and corrections.

Provide Technical guidance to the team

Responsible for daily verification that all JOB’s ran and files copies were executed as planned, troubleshooting any steps that failed, and providing both immediate and long-term problem resolution.

Root cause analysis of system test and production abends

Giving 24X7 system test and Production support.

Performing chain testing, System Testing, Mainframe Quality Assurance Test results for each release.

Unit Testing and evaluating the test results for test plans and test cases and prepare the test result summary report.

Worked on Requirements Analysis & Documentation, Requirements Communication and Solution Assessment & Validation.

Fixing the code for the live defects raised by Testing team and the BSD's.

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Environment : O/S 390 -MVS, TSO/ISPF, COBOL,JCL, PL/1,VSAM,IMS,DB2, IDMS,FILE-AID,

Changeman, Expeditor, Connect Direct, QC, ESPMENU.

TECH MAHINDRA LIMITED, India From Jul-07 To Dec-07

Project : BILLPLUS

Client : AT&T

Role : Developer

Description :

Bill Plus provides and supports a product which permits customer receipt of a telephone bill on compact disk. In addition to the ability to view the bill images and create custom reports, tab delimited text files are included in the product, allowing customer access to the bill data.

Responsibilities

Responsible for daily verification that all JOB’s ran and files copies were

Executed as planned, troubleshooting any steps that failed, and providing both immediate and long-term problem resolution

Primary on call support

Coding which involves changes to be made to the existing functionality.

Preparation of Unit Test Plan and Test cases

Testing and reviewing the code

Active participation in the team meetings preparing the HLD and reviewing the Application Design

Written documentation to describe program development, logic, coding, testing, changes and corrections. Provide Technical guidance to the team

Follow up with the Production run and checked the derived result with the post production team.

Preparing Detailed Designs, Specification Documentation for the work request

As Per the detailed design coding all the modules and fix the test and live defects,

Root cause analysis of system test and production application abends

Performing the Unit Testing and evaluating the test results and pre prepares documentations

Development of Test Plans and Test Cases

Conducting Chain test along with various upstream and downstream applications.

Environment : O/S 390 -MVS, TSO/ISPF, COBOL, JCL, DB2, VSAM, IMS/DB, Xpediter,

FILE-AID, Changeman, Connect Direct, QC, ESPMENU., Connect Direct, QC,

ESPMENU.

TECH MAHINDRA LIMITED, India From Jan-05 To July-07

Project : Customer Billing Reports (CBR)

Client : AT&T

Role : Developer

Description :

Customer Billing Reports, or CBRs, are special summarizations or reports customers can order. These reports provide a variety of ways a customer may view their billing information.

Responsibilities:

Created test plans as per business and user requirements. Responsible for manually testing the entire application for system process functionality and business logic.

Involved in Functionality, UNIT, Chain, Regression, System, UAT (User Acceptance Testing) testing during the various phases of the application

Test data was created that will trigger all executable statements

Worked with Vantive tool to track the defects and update the information regarding the defect

Doing Impact analysis, estimates, design, coding & implementation

Preparation of unit and integration test plans as applicable

Coding as per the specifications

Unit/Integration Testing

Peer review of the Code, design documents, test plans and test results

Conducting group reviews for the design of critical modules

Coordination with the offshore team

Creating the Packages in CHANGE-MAN for all the PMT's

Experienced in using ABEND-AID tool to debug the code

Experienced in using SPUFI tool for executing queries in DB2

Experienced in using IBM Utilities for getting the usages as per the BSD’s requirements for further testing

Environment : O/S 390 -MVS, TSO/ISPF,COBOL, JCL,DB2, VSAM, Expediter,

FILE-AID, Changeman, Connect Direct, QC, ESPMENU.



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