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Project Developer/Technical Lead Cobol,JCL,DB2,VSAM,CICS,Assembler

Location:
Erode, Tamil Nadu, India
Posted:
March 24, 2021

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Mohanasundaram Thangavel

Contact: +91-822*******; Email: adk40i@r.postjobfree.com

Summary:

Sr. IBM Mainframe Application developer, with 8 years of hands on experience in application development, Extensive experience in the IT industry, involved with full project life cycle, complete Software Development Life Cycle SDLC.

Extensive Knowledge in requirement gathering, analysis, design, development, testing, implementation, integration deployment, production support, documentation and maintenance of IBM Mainframe applications.

Expertise with Waterfall methodology process with different phases of SDLC process like Analysis (supporting Architecture solution, Business requirements gathering), Design, Coding, Testing, QA testing support, Production Support of application software & Post Production/Warranty Support.

Expertise with Agile methodology and Agile Scrum process with good knowledge in Agile team roles, Sprint Planning, Backlog Grooming sessions, Sprint Capacity, Velocity, scrum meetings, Sprint Execution, Creation of stories, Stories estimation, Sprint Stories and tasks, Sprint Demo, Sprint Retrospective, RTC/RRC Agile tools.

Excellent strengths are my interpersonal skills by working in well diverse business settings, Experience in handling projects in various roles as Team Member, Technical Specialist, Programmer, System Analysist, Tech lead and Software Consultant.

Excellent Team building, Project management, Analytical, Interpersonal and Communication skills.

Extensive experience working as an onsite coordinator attending the project review meetings with Clients gathering requirements, preparing High Level Design(HLD), Low Level Design (LLD), transitioning the requirements/solution and design to offshore for the Build activity.

Handle the Complexity Point (CP) estimation within the project and provide estimation to client.

Strong analytical, problem solving, multitasking, strategic planning skills, Excellent team management leadership, communication and interpersonal skills.

Self -motivated, highly committed to responsibilities and ability to work independently. Ability to perform well within cross-functional teams

Individual Awards for outstanding performances at organization level.

Academic Qualification and Professional Certification/Training:

Bachelor of Engineering Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Anna University, Chennai, India

Internal organization certified in Cobol, JCL and DB2

Undergone training in Time Management, Project action planning, Cross Culture, interacting with client,

Assertiveness skills and Effective Team Meetings.

Technical Skills:

Software and Operating Systems

IBM OS390, CICS, COBOL, JCL, Assembler, SORT,SAS, ICETOOL, REXX, MQ, SQL, Stored Procedures, Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10

Hardware

Microprocessor, Microcontroller, IBM Mainframe

Tools

File-aid, CHANGEMAN, XPEDITER, STARTOOL, ENDEVOR, SPUFI, QMF, SCLM, TWS (Job scheduler), PANVALET, TSO/ISPF, ABEND-AID, IBM Data Studio, IBM Utilities, Clear Quest, Agile tools (RTC, RRC), Control-M Utilities, File-Db2, Abend-aid, NDM Connect Direct, Quality Center, STS, Fault analyzer.

Databases

DB2,VSAM,IMS DB

Methods

Waterfall, Agile

Utilities

IEBCOPY, IEBGENER, IEFBR14, SYNCSORT, Compare-X, IDCAMS, DFSORT, ICETOOL

Professional Experience:

Role: Sr. Mainframe Developer (Sep 2018 – Present) Client: FPL (Florida Power Light Company) Project: EMM DB2:CONNECT Location: Coimbatore, TN

Project Description:

The scope of this project to create New letter code U019 for ON call-Post card letters to send Email Notification to Customer about device not working.

To transfer records from DB2 to ADOBE Via S3 Bucket every 5 Minutes.

Roles & Responsibilities:

Attend meetings with both the Business and Users teams to gather requirements, with solution & Application Architects to finalize the system solution.

Analysis and Understanding the requirements & functional specifications, provide estimates and lead this project as Onsite coordinator with Mainframe offshore team.

Preparation of TS (Technical Specifications) based on the existing functionality and requirements.

Created detailed technical design specification for enhancing the batch programs, Online programs, care was taken to re-use most of the existing components/modules.

Development of the new batch & online programs using COBOL, CICS, DB2, VSAM & JCL.

Analyze defects logged to make the deliverable of better quality.

Worked closely with the dependent application, data ware house, ETL, Stream Server, Java, DBA team for new requirement.

Create offshore resource Plan for new project and provide the knowledge transfer with business functionality and the new requirements.

Impact analysis for requirement changes, finding affected list of programs, homogeneous implementation and Debugging programs

Involved in preparing test plans for Independent Unit testing and System testing.

Perform Peer review and log any issues and track till it is closed

Responsible for production implementation activities and support.

Status Reporting with client manager and Responsible for the final delivery.

Role: Sr. Mainframe Developer ( July 2017 – Aug2018) Client: FPL (Florida Power Light Company) Project: Final Notice Location: Miami, Florida

Project Description:

The scope of this project is to convert existing Final Notices to the ECC platform, Final Notices will be sent via email through the DC platform. If customer is enrolled in FPL’s Email Bill Program and is opted in to eFN notifications.

Roles & Responsibilities:

Attend meetings with both the Business and Users teams to gather requirements, with solution & Application Architects to finalize the system solution.

Analysis and Understanding the requirements & functional specifications, provide estimates and lead this project as Onsite coordinator with Mainframe offshore team.

Preparation of TS (Technical Specifications) based on the existing functionality and requirements.

Created detailed technical design specification for enhancing the batch programs, Online programs, care was taken to re-use most of the existing components/modules.

Development of the new batch & online programs using COBOL, CICS, DB2, VSAM & JCL.

Analyze defects logged to make the deliverable of better quality.

Worked closely with the dependent application, data ware house, ETL, Stream Server, Java, DBA team for new requirement.

Create offshore resource Plan for new project and provide the knowledge transfer with business functionality and the new requirements.

Impact analysis for requirement changes, finding affected list of programs, homogeneous implementation and Debugging programs

Involved in preparing test plans for Independent Unit testing and System testing.

Perform Peer review and log any issues and track till it is closed

Responsible for production implementation activities and support.

Status Reporting with client manager and Responsible for the final delivery.

Role: Mainframe Tech Lead (May 2015 – June 2017) Client: Northern Trust, Chicago Project: Trust Banking report (Assembler to COBOL conversion project)

Project Description:

TBR Trust Banking Report is an application enhancement and project is to explain the technical description of the components that are being converted from Mainframe Assembler to Cobol/DB2 program and/or utility as part of the Assembler-DB2 conversion project in TBR.

Roles & Responsibilities:

Involved in meeting with SME to gather requirements, with solution & Application Architects to finalize the system solution.

Analysis and Understanding the requirements & functional specifications of Assembler programs.

Preparation of TS (Technical Specifications) of Assembler to COBOL Conversion.

Created detailed technical design specification of Assembler to COBOL Conversion.

Involved in development/enhancement/testing of applications, follow Northern Trust coding standards and development of NEW COBOL programs, JCL, VSAM, DB2 for the Assembler conversion.

As a Release coordinator will prepare the Implementation plan, Deployment activity and support within the Team and conduct Implementation plan team meeting.

Involved in production support activities, ensured the batch cycle gets completed in time. Also, fixed the issues within the time mentioned in Service Level Agreements (SLA).

Handling Ad-Hoc Requests and Mentoring new resources joining the team, conducting KT sessions for the team

Involved in preparing test plans for Independent Unit testing and System testing

Perform peer reviews.

Delivering zero/near to zero defect and high quality deliverables on time.

Role: Application Developer (Mar 2012 – April 2015) Client: MET LIFE, Greenville, SC Project: Tricare

Project Description:

The Unified In force System (UIS) is MetLife's primary eligibility system for Institutional Business. Its mission, since its development in 1980, has been to maintain eligible and enrolled/participant information for employees and sometimes dependents, for plans administered by Institutional, and to feed that data to the other Institutional systems. "Inforce" is the file of policyholders who are actively insured by Met, they are having the policies which are "in force". UIS comes under the "Institutional Insurance Dept." of MetLife. Met Life has been around for over 120 years and it was one of the first companies to offer group rates for insurance, right around the 1920s.

Roles & Responsibilities:

Involved in meeting with SME to gather requirements, with solution & Application Architects to finalize the system solution.

Analysis and Understanding the requirements & functional specifications, provide estimates for new requirement.

Involved in development/enhancement/testing of applications, follow Met life coding standards and development of new CICS screen using mape design, new CICS programs, COBOL, JCL, VSAM.

Involved in preparing test plans/test scripts for Unit testing of programs.

Involved in System testing and attending to the defects raised and resolving them in time.

Involved in production support activities. Ensured the batch cycle gets completed in time. Also, fixed the issues within the time mentioned in Service Level Agreements (SLA).

Handling Ad-Hoc Requests and Mentoring new resources joining the team, conducting KT sessions for the team

As a Release coordinator will prepare the Implementation plan, Deployment activity and support within the Team.

Delivering zero/near to zero defect and high quality deliverables on time

Role: Application Developer (Jan 2011 – Feb 2012) Client: AT&T,USA

Project: Flexible invoice

Project Description:

AT&T Inc. is the largest communications holding company in the United States and worldwide, by revenue. Operating globally under the AT&T brand, AT&T is recognized as the leading worldwide provider of IP-based communications services to businesses and the leading U.S. provider of wireless, high speed Internet access, local and long distance voice, and directory publishing and advertising services.

FLEX receives customer billing invoices, adjustments, and text from BST affiliates and IXCs and adds them to the AT&T South East bill Pages. Processing associated with this system includes text code processing, invoice and adjustment processing, data validation, matching account to customers, formatting the bills, and creating data for input to the IXC billing process. AT&T has launched the new LEC to provide the advanced features in services being provided to the customers. DTV is one of the major services which is providing to end-user. This service is coming into AT&T applications through the FLEXIBLE invoice application.

Roles & Responsibilities:

Involved in meeting with SME to gather requirements, with solution & Application Architects to finalize the system solution.

Analysis and Understanding the requirements & functional specifications.

Involved in development/enhancement/testing of applications COBOL, JCL, VSAM and DB2, follow AT&T coding standards.

Involved in preparing test plans/test scripts for Unit testing of programs.

Involved in System testing and attending to the defects raised and resolving them in time.

Involved in production support activities. Ensured the batch cycle gets completed in time. Also, fixed the issues within the time mentioned in Service Level Agreements (SLA).

Handling Ad-Hoc Requests and Mentoring new resources joining the team, conducting KT sessions for the team

Actively involved in learning the Application.

Debugging of the programs and involved in monitoring the Batch Cycles.

Preparing Application SAD document for the KT section from other vendor.

Involving in meetings with the Onsite Team on Weekly Basis.

Delivering zero/near to zero defect and high quality deliverables on time



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