Ood (Udi) Gal
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Eager to apply my over 25 years IT extensive experience, excellent programming / analyst skills and in-depth AS400 platform knowledge to create profitable and well-received computer software products in a timely manner. Thorough understanding of accounting, manufacturing, and distribution IT environment. Strong organizational skills. Strong analytical and problem-solving skills. Close attention to details. Hands-on involvement of full life-cycle projects.
Diversified environments experience including healthcare, insurance, banking, distribution and manufacturing.
Education and Training
MBA: Business Administration - Herriot-Watt University (2007), Edinburgh, Scotland
BS.C: Computer Science - Columbia University (1985), New York, New York
SAP B1: System manager - 3-month course, 2009
IBM – AS400: System and programming - 4 months course, 1997
Languages/Programming: COBOL, RPG \III\IV\LE\Free, C, C#, DOT.Net, SQL, CLP, DDS, DDL, SQL, iSeries Query, SDA
Systems: S36, S38,AS400, iSeries, UNIX (Solaris/HP-UX), Windows, MS-office tools+Access, Excel, Visio
Communication & Networking: IBM WebSphere MQ, Client-Access, TCP/IP, FTP, NT
Databases: DB2, IFS, DB400, AS400-DDS, MS Access, Sybase, Ingress, Oracle
ERP: BPCS, SAP-B1, AS400 Based in-house dev.
Web Skills: Basic HTML, basic XML, Basic EDI
Toolsets: Hawkeye, DBU, Aldon ACMS, ROBOT Scheduler,PowerMHS
SDLC: Agile-Scrum, Iterative, Waterfall
Programmer / Analyst Nashville TN 11/19 to Present
For VF Corp. – an American worldwide apparel and footwear company, Programmer/Analyst on iSeries (S36 - AS400) with Cobol and RPG(II,III,ILE) and embedded SQL, CL, Aldon (Turnover), DB2 and screen developing SDA:
Work with end users, analysts and team members to develop technical solutions for moderate to complex business problems. Primary clients – warehouses and distribution centers
Primary role involved writing programs and coding to solve existing problems as well as developing new solutions to upgrade and improve working processes and new requirements of the business
Full Project life cycle, from requirements gathering through design spec, coding and documentation.
Utilizing all popular AS400/iSeries tools: SDA, DB2, SQL, Embedded SQL, CL
Extensive use of ILE program services, procedures, modules as part of upgrading existing old code to a modern environment tools
Working with data transfer tools in a multi platform environment including FTP, DTAQ, DDM, IBM Client access.
Utilizing advanced ILE environment such as service programs and procedures
Develop and execute test plans, test specifications, and test cases
Self-manage work activities to meet plans, monitor progress, and report status
Complete documentation and adhere to all development and implementation standards in accordance with IT standards and procedures of VF Corp.
Programmer / Analyst Nashville TN 04/19 to 10/19
Technicolor Corp. is a multinational corporation that provides services and products for the communication, media and entertainment industries. My responsibilities include design and programming on iSeries with RPG III, and ILE, DB2,IFS, SQL,CL, SDA. Development of new financial and warehouse management software as well as troubleshooting of existing programs. Working with data transfer tools in a multi platform environment including FTP, DTAQ, DDM, IBM Client access. Working closely with analysts and end users to collect and translate requirements to technical specifications and programming design. Coding and maintenance. I am taking a major rolein all programming development life cycle from information gathering through writing specs, coding, acceptance testing and documentation.
Programmer / Analyst Long Island, NY 04/18 to 3/19
Bimbo Bakeries USA
One of the largest U.S. baking companies — Bimbo Bakeries USA have been working aggressively to restructure its business to enhance its competitive positions. As part of this task I took part in the design, coding & trouble shooting of applications on AS400 with RPG and Cobol - All version including III, ILE. Excessive use of SQL and imbedded SQL. Business area covered include supply chain control management, ware house management and finance – AR/AP. Comprehensive familiarity with all AS400 working environment and tools, including DB2, Query, DFU, DDS, and screen design and coding. Work included full responsibilities during all project life cycle from collecting & writing users’ requirements, composing detailed design specs, extensive coding, QA testing and documentation.
Programmer / Analyst Durham, North Carolina 05/17 to 4/18
Blue Cross Blue Shield North Carolina
Designed and coded applications with in-house developed code as well as new 3rd party software.
Maintain in-house healthcare billing system. PowerMHS, Cobol, ACMS for HIPAA compliant requirements and ad-hoc user requests.
Reduced process times and errors on existing applications utilizing Service Programs, Consolidated procedure calls and function calls. Reducing user wait times for reports and processes.
Performed projects following company SOP's and modified or created new SOP's as needed.
Analysis of programs code and creating pseudo code layout as part of transforming existing logic to a new software platform
Outstanding customer service response
Coding with Cobol ILE, RPG ILE & CLP programs, utilizing Aldon, Query, DB400, SQL
Programmer / Analyst Evansville,Indiana02/16 to 4/17
OneMain Financial, a major financial organization based in Indiana with branches all across the US: Programmer/Analyst responsible for the design, development and implementation of AS400 based ERP &financial information software system.Responsible for the design specifications as well as coding & implementation of new programs and modules.
Working extensively in the field of application programming, application analysis, design of functions and programming.
Working with various financial and database applications to suggest and implement improvements in performance and user interactive screens as well as data manipulation and mining.
Coding with Cobol ILE, RPG ILE & CLP programs, assessing performance and improving it.
Acquiring proficiency with the various data base resources and data base management.
Ameliorated performance of communication systems, software storage, security, hardware, and others.
Acquiring as well as developed test data, revising programs resulting in improved performance.
Utilizing projects life cycle methodologies (SDLC). Utilizing all AS400 tools including QEURY, CLP and EMBEDDED SQL. Utilizing Aldon ACMS and ROBOT Scheduler. Programming in COBOL and RPG ILE.
Programmer/ Analyst New York/Israel 04/10 to 12/15
Afcon Holdings Group Ltd. (www.afcon-ind.co.il)
Afcon Holdings is a large system integrator and provider of energy, infrastructure and public buildings solutions encompassing civil construction, electro mechanics, HVAC, controls, fire detection, security, and parking.
As a leading Programmer/Analyst consultant I am responsible for the in-house developed iSeries AS/400 platform based ERP system. The system integrates all facets of the group's operation, including product planning, development, manufacturing, sales and marketing. Among others, I am incorporating user needs into cost-effective, secure and user-friendly solutions. Programming with AS400 popular languages & tools including: COBOL and RPGIII\IV & RPG\LE\Free,QEURY, CL and EMBEDDED SQL. Development and maintenance of front end modules (WMi) in AVR based C#/.NET. I am considered the authority in the maintenance and upgrade of the AS400 and the ERP system. Engineered software products, handling complex analysis and intricate programming. Handling multiple records display - in my programs extensive use of sub-files. Recycling RPG programs as Stored Procedures.
Utilizing MQSeries for AS/400, V5.1 to enable application programs to communicate with each other between different platforms. Maintenance of XML and EDI mapping tools. In my programming code I make an extensive use of subroutines, block structures and for and while loops. This Structured programming method aimed at improving the clarity, quality, and development time.
Programmer / Analyst Israel/New York, 01/02 to 03/10
Ha'argaz Group Ltd (www.haargaz.com)
Ha’argaz Group concentrated its activity in transportation, metal and outfitting, mobile structures, storage, refrigeration, display systems sectors. As a leading Programmer/Analyst I was responsible for the design, develop and implementing the AS400 ERP system. Utilizing projects life cycle methodologies (SDLC). Incorporated user needs into cost-effective, secure and user-friendly solutions. My solutions are known for scalability and durability. I was utilizing all AS400 tools including QEURY, CL and EMBEDDED SQL. Utilizing Aldon ACMS and ROBOT Scheduler. Programming in COBOL and RPGIII\IV & RPG\LE\Free. Manufacturing, financials and inventory management modules. BSA (Business system analyst): I offer the best of both worlds: extensive experience and knowledge of the business needs, as well as the technological aspects.
System Manager New York/Israel, 07/94 to 12/01
ALLIANCE TIRE GROUP (ATG): (www.atgtire.com)
IT manager \ Team leader for ATG international factory. Programming, implementation and testing enhancement feature requests to enhance product functionality. Led the design & development of B2B Ecommerce transactions between the Alliance and its wholesaler and retailer. This included communication and file-transfer between the AS400 platform and external systems. Working with BPCS AS/400. Drove continual improvement to system architecture in financials, marketing and inventory modules. As part of this task I led the development of automated and batch functionalities to replace manually operated jobs. Developed user friendly programs to free system managers from tedious production & maintenance tasks. Refactoring old legacy code. Applying rivers-engineering to learn internal programs' logic and re-writing code to improve performance and efficiency. Collaborated with product and engineering team members to define and develop new product concepts. Managed and improved the road map for product design and development. All work done in AS400 environment with PC emulation & communication.
Programmer/Analyst New York, 02/84 – 05/94
Consulting Firms (Comtex Systems Inc / AGS Info. Services)
Participated and led computer projects for a number of financial and business companies in New York City, among others: Citicorp Investment Bank, EF Hutton, Colgate-Palmolive, Price-Waterhouse and others. As part of my role I was responsible for developing, maintaining and supporting application programs for administrative and banking systems using C, Oracle, Ingress, and related tools. Analyze code for system testing and debugging; creating test transactions to find, isolate and rectify issues; driving continual improvement to system architecture by refactoring old legacy code. Updated, modified and expanded existing software programs. Developed communication and networking platforms for file transfer and emulation between remote computer systems.
Available for Relocation