**** ******* ******* ** ******** University and enhanced his knowledge of computers at Sheridan College and at the University of Minnesota Rochester.
**** ******** ** Canadian Land Forces Command and Staff College
OPERATING SYSTEMS: UNIX, GUARDIAN, WINDOWS
SOFTWARE: ENFORM, BESS, INSPECT, XMLTHUNDER, GOLDENGATE, TACL
DATABASES: NONSTOP SQL MP/MX, ENSCRIBE, ESCORT SQL, SQL SERVER, DB2, ACCESS, CORE DATA, MONGODB
NON-STOP SQL (TANDEM) CONSULTANT
Provides Analysis, development and unit testing utilizing C, Cobol and TAL interfacing into Non-Stop SQL (Tandem) and IBM DB2 Databases in a variety of environments including CIBC, RBC, and First National Bank of Chicago. Expertise in defining and documenting requirements, internal and external checks, controls and outputs on the HP Non-Stop platform. Relevant experience includes:
T Corlett Services Inc (Mar 2009- Current)
Mobile Application Developer
Rewriting a mapping application, from Objective C to SWIFT showing current location of ships in the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence Seaway.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Little Rock (May 2016 – May 2017)
Support and development of NonStop Medicaid Management Information System consisting of SQL/MP database with Cobol85 servers, DDE, VRU and WEB clients. table maintenance, drop and resize due to transaction volume. Weekly routines updating table statistics and recompiling SQL for performance. Monitored system carrying out hourly checks of daily cycle procedures, batch submission activity, FTP jobs and research system/user problems with proposed fixes.
Integrated with IBM CICS mainframe system for Claim processing.
CIBC, Toronto (Aug 2013-Jun 2014)
Pricing Billing and Analytics:
Responsible for designing and developing the Pricing, Billing and Analytics Wire data feed portion. Unit testing only at end of contract
Night Batch Automation:
Responsible for coding into TACL and unit testing of various night batch scripts.
Assigned, debugged, coded, unit tested, production problem with FIRCOSOFT filtering software.
CIBC, Toronto (Aug 2008-Oct 2008)
Bess Annual Upgrade
QA team member for BESS upgrade project.
Reviewed test cases, provided techs nical input with respect to HP NonStop (Tandem) platform.
Educated team members about use of ENFORM and TACL.
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN (Jan 2008- May 2008)
Responsible for coding and unit testing of Cobol85 programs in:
Computerized Provider for Order Entry,
Nursing Plan of Care
Responsible for coding, unit and system testing of On-call paging
using Microsoft Access, Outlook, Visual Basic and ASP.NET .
User preference and LWSet value comparisons between Pathways.
General Electric, Seattle, WA (Jun 2007- Nov 2007)
Tandem Non-Stop Developer
Modification and system testing activities of Lastword to allow 16 or 32 bit User pointers at runtime on Itanium HP NonStop (Tandem) versions of GE Centricity Electronic Medical Record (EMR) solution.
This involved removing all instances of 16 bit pointers within all programs; and at read/write time, similar to Escort SQL; either use 16 or 32 bit.
Emergis, Toronto (Apr 2007- May 2007)
Conducted Dynamic SQL/MP and C Tandem programming.
This project involved electronic invoice presentment and payment in a web-centric environment. I modified a reporting module.
Royal Bank, Toronto (Nov 2006- Mar 2007)
Investigated possible modifications to BESS and adjacent systems for FINTRAC reasons
Interfacing to other systems for knowledge of clients and tracking of business activities.
Development and testing of server to inquire on data and respond in XML formatted messages via MQ to IBM MVS DB2 from HP NonStop (Tandem).
Motorola Software Center (Sep 2005- Oct 2006)
Responsible for programming, testing, and implementing enhancements utilizing COBOL, SCOBOL, PATHWAY, SQL/MP.
Conducted Maintenance and system testing of the Premier Computer Aided Dispatch system running on HP Nonstop 'S' series.
Environment was Enscribe database with trial of Carr Scott Escort SQL; added TMF to ENSCRIBE database.
IDX Systems (Mar 2004- Dec 2004)
Conversion and testing of CISC to RISC (Native Mode) COBOL and C Carecast programs. Worked on Infrastructure/Utilities team.
AOL, Toronto (Dec 2003- Jan 2004)
C89 programming of new JAVA Billing System
Responsible for database design, Pathway programming and system testing utilizing NMCOBOL, COBOL85, SQL/MP and ENFORM.
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN (1998-2001)
Responsible for designing developing and system testing of the Cumulative Summary of Patient Clinical Notes resident on HP-UX with Himalaya using UMS.
Wrote SPELIB stored procedures to maintain and query ODBC digital dictation tables for Delphi clients.
Employed TCP/IP Sockets to query/update Pathway server from HP-UX and NT workstations.
First National Bank of Chicago (1997-1998)
Participated in the analysis and system testing of existing programs to prevent problems associated with the YEAR 2000.
Worked with COBOL and TAL BESS and BASE24 programs mostly employing OPTA2000.
Electronic Payment Services INC (1995-1996)
Participated in the development and system testing of a Card Management System written in Delphi and COBOL85 accessing TANDEM SQL/MP and Borland Client InterBase databases.
Prior to 1995 Part of the Canadian Armed Forces
Tech Team Lead
1. Did this person report to you directly or indirectly?
2. Approximately how long did they report to you, dates of employment (period) and what was your title at the time?
1-2 years, tech team lead, 2014-2016
3. What were their general responsibilities/duties while they reported to you?
Developer—Tandem Non Stop
4. How would you describe the work ethics of this person?
5. How did he/she get along with coworkers & team members?
Well-never any problems and would help more junior team members
6. Was their role a hands-on technical role?
a.If so, how would you describe his/her technical abilities?
b.If not, how was their grasp of the various technologies that they had to relate to for their role?
Development, monitoring the system so very technical
7. Were there any issues with attendance or punctuality?
8. What was their reason for leaving?
Shut down system he was supporting so no longer needed him as a resource
9. What were his/her top strengths?
Expertise of non-stop system
10. Was there anything about their performance that you would have improved upon?
Very happy with him
11. What position do you see this person best suited for?
Technical developer—Non stop
12. If you had a position that matched their skills, would you consider them for rehire?
13. Overall satisfaction based on the needs of the position
Very satisfied with his time working with Thomas
14. Are there any other comments that you would like to add regarding this position?
Would have kept Thomas on the team if they still had the system he was working on