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Sr. MAINFRAME LEAD

Location:
Exton, PA
Posted:
March 24, 2021

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Anukul Damodaran

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Have 11+ years of IT experience encompassing a wide range of skill set, working on critical applications and rigorous hands-on handling mainframe platforms.

Hands-on exposure in Amazon web service.

Certified Scrum master.

Applied innovative thoughts and brewed many tools that are currently being extensively used throughout the team.

Automated the existing process which effectively reduces the daily manual work using Sort tool in mainframes.

Worked in different critical applications in development, maintenance and production support.

Proficient in analyzing and translating business requirements to technical requirements and architecture.

Strong DB2 and testing skills with Certifications like DB2-730

Had interaction with the client directly during Recovery meeting, Knowledge transfer and weekly basis calls.

Received client appreciations multiple times for the dedication and the smart work demonstrated.

My expertise would speak of “Value Add” and “Quality” with consistency, I deliver to the client.

Hands-on experience in rare technologies like Easytrieve, REXX and Data Stage.

Good oral and written communication skills, interpersonal skills, self-motivated, quick learner, team player.

Automated many of my client tasks with Easytrieve / Rexx tools I developed exclusively for the project as a “Value Add” to the client.

Provided a tool to produce the summary reports on charges which was used extensively during recoveries saving a lot of time.

Proven expertise in technical and business areas in resolving Reconciliation issues.

Extremely hard working with a strong analytical and intuitive ability to master new technologies.

Experience in leading and managing teams.

Developed process automation tools using REXX, Sort, ICETOOL and Easytrieve.

Handled multiple roles – Software Engineer, Senior Software Engineer, leading other developers, actively involved with Quality and Delivery excellence activities for software projects.

TECHNICAL SKILLS

Database skills

DB2, SQL

Data communication systems

CICS

Access method

VSAM

Languages

COBOL, JCL, SQL, REXX, Easytrieve

O/S

MVS, z/OS, z/VSE, z/TPF, Windows

Tools and Utilities

ISPF, FILE-AID, ESP, Sort, Expeditor, NDM, Detector, BMC Utilities, RC Update, Endevor, Change Man, Infoman, Intertest, QMF

Processes

IBM’s QMS (Quality Management System), Vision Plus

Education:

Bachelor of Engineering holder in Electronics and Communication engineering from Velammal Engineering college, India

Professional Experience

Jan 2020 – Till date Software Engineer Technovators Inc USA.

Client: The Vanguard Group Inc.

Project Description

The Vanguard Group of Investment Companies is the world’s second largest mutual fund company. The company manages numerous mutual funds and other investment vehicles. The project requires supporting and maintaining the mainframe for various fund events as part of Financial Advisory Systems in production. The project involves the immediate response for the ABENDS caused, supporting the enhancements in the existing code to meet present business requirements and to test and promote the new code in production. I have to support the production job flow and solving abends. Take responsibility to find reason for abends and to fix it. Testing of the new enhancements and transferring to production.

Projects: Convert Fund id & Account number from numeric to alphanumeric in Retail sector.

Roles & Responsibilities

Deliver new and complex high quality solutions to clients in response to varying business requirements

Extensive knowledge and expertise in Mainframes systems.

Extensive knowledge in Web Support using CICS.

Responsible for managing scope, planning, tracking, change control, aspects of the project.

Responsible for effective communication between the project team and the customer.

Translate customer requirements into formal requirements and design documents, establish specific solutions, and leading the efforts including programming and testing that culminate in client acceptance of the results.

Performing Unit Testing, Integration Testing, Regression Testing and Shakeout Testing.

Utilize in-depth knowledge of functional and Technical experience to deliver solutions to customer.

Establish Quality Procedure for the team and continuously monitor and audit to ensure team meets quality goals.

Interacting directly with clients about the deliverables.

Validation and documentation of results, and resolution of defects.

Post Implementation verification.

Generating metrics on the performance of the system.

Participating in Internal Audits and External Reviews.

Involved in the implementation of these changes in production by packaging the application etc.

Performing Unit Testing, Integration Testing, Regression Testing and Shakeout Testing.

Responsible for providing day to day regular project status to the customer.

Responsible for providing support for the Production batch cycle.

Responsible for updating the status on the tasks to the Clients as well as to the Users of Client.

Responsible for doing Requirement Analysis, Design, Implementation, Testing, Deployment and Documentation.

Involve in reviewing coding and testing for offshore team

Designed the Technical Specification

Coordinated with the client team during production moves and supported.

Creating test cases,test data along with coding, testing, implementation of new requirements

Manage the resource for offshore team.

Specifications (ADS) for finding any ambiguity, incompleteness or incorrectness, so that requirements are technically feasible.

Interacting with Business leads for better understanding of the current system issues.

Impact analysis of the new requirement or change request on the existing programs initiated by the client.

Prepare and review the Detailed design specification document

Coordinating the offshore activities and providing them guidance on day to day activities.

Real time bug fix support during acceptance and end-to-end testing.

Generating metrics on the performance of the system.

Environment: z/OS, MVS

Technologies used: TSO/ISPF,COBOL, JCL, DB2, CICS, REXX, MQ, Ezetreive, Expeditor, Intertest, ESP Scheduling, SAVERS, ChangeMan, Endevor, Infoman, NDM, Detector, FTP Setup, RC Update, Insync, Dump Master, BMC Utilities, QMF, SPUFI, File-Aid, File Manager, AWS.

Team Size:

Fundid Application Team, Team size: 50

Aug 2011 – Jan 2020 PROJECT LEAD IBM India.

Client: United Parcel Service

Project Description

United Parcel Services is one of the renowned parcel service systems head quartered in US with existence throughout the world. In UPS, Billing portfolio deals with the rating, pricing based on the incentive offers and generating the invoice. EBCM, ABR and FCB are the core modules of the project which involve the rating, pricing and taxing of a shipment

Projects: Enterprise Billing Common Modules and Account Based Rating

Roles & Responsibilities

Participate in requirement sessions and provide estimate by detailed analysis of requirements.

Prepare system requirement document from business requirements which will be later used for design.

Responsible for leading a project team in delivering solution to customer.

Responsible for providing estimation for major/minor enhancements as well as for new business initiatives.

Develop and test the code specific to projects.

Provide Production Support in US business hours. Responsible for resolving the production failures within SLA.

Resolution involves data analysis, implementation and providing Users with detailed instructions to use the tool.

Responsible for coordinating with the offshore team on a daily basis. Responsibilities include assigning different task to team members, helping the team in clarifying their queries, bringing up the team knowledge level on the new enhancements/requirements, providing technical guidance, review of work delivered and gathering status related to the major/minor enhancements and new business initiatives.

Resolve defects created during different testing phases and post production defects.

Primary Point of contact for all technical and business-related user queries for the application.

Responsible for closely interacting with the User Representatives to formulate initiatives that would enhance the functioning of the application to help save customer costs and enhance client’s business.

Responsible for coordinating with all interfacing applications for Enterprise Billing Common Modules (EBCM) and Account Based Rating (ABR) as well as infrastructure support during the production outages, disaster recovery and software upgrades.

Responsible for reporting the status to the client on a weekly basis. Providing the status related to the major/minor enhancements and new business initiatives to the client during the weekly meetings.

Responsible to update the concerned parties on an issues/concerns that might affect business functioning, track the issues and ensure closure at the stipulated time frame.

Production Support which includes Bug Fixes (Batch & Online), Technical Initiatives and Adhoc User Query Support.

Production bug fixing using tools such as Expeditor and Intertest.

Generate Reports using various Eztrieve or REXX or SyncSort or ICETOOL depending on the need & complexity.

Propose Scope of Performance Improvements wherever or whenever applicable throughout the system.

Involving in lot of recoveries which help in recovering millions of dollar revenue to the client.

Developed process automation tools using REXX, Sort.

A program to produce revenue report which was used extensively during recoveries saving a lot of time.

A REXX tool to split the given file into the required no. of files with the entire logical unit which avoided the manual work.

A tool to retrieve the archived jobs saving a lot of time during production issues.

A tool to produce the summary reports on gross/net charges per account which was used extensively during recoveries saving a lot of time.

Environment: z/OS, MVS, Datastage

Technologies used: TSO/ISPF,COBOL, JCL, DB2, CICS, REXX, MQ, Ezetreive, Expeditor, Intertest, ESP Scheduling, SAVERS, ChangeMan, Endevor, Infoman, NDM, Detector, FTP Setup, RC Update, Insync, Dump Master, BMC Utilities, QMF, SPUFI, File-Aid, File Manager, Datastage.

Team Size:

EBCM (Enterprise Business Core Module), Team size: 4

ABR(Account Based Rating), Team size: 4

FCB (Flexible Core Billing), Team size: 10

AIP(Automated Incentive Processing), Team size: 10

Jun 2009 – Aug 2011 Software Engineer WIPRO TECHNOLOGIES LTD India.

Client: CITI BANK – ITO ENGAGEMENT,

LLOYDS TSB BANK PLC – LBG ENGAGEMENT

Project Description

Enhancement and Maintenance Project of CITI Bank involves working on The Enhanced Online Authorization System (EAS) is an online application designed to support the cardholder and merchant functions of the authorization process. The system maintains dual transaction log files to minimize interruptions of authorization service while maintaining the transaction processing interface to ECS. The use of dual log files reduces exposure to credit card fraud.

The system supports all required Visa, MasterCard and Diners Card transactions including authorizations, reversals, Exception/Combined Warning Bulletin (CWB) file display and updates, and Event/Delayed Advice retrievals

Maintenance and Support for OCIS (Operational Customer Information System) involves working on The Integration programmers will integrate the existing customer data held within LTSB & HBOS groups. Current LTSB OCIS (Operational Customer Information System) has been decided as the master. Third party customer data must not be visible to other third party companies. So, One of the objectives is to restrict access to Customer Data so that third party customer data is not visible within the Lloyds Banking Group. CODOS needed to be enhanced to control visibility of the data. Also new Organizational structures will be inserted as a result of the integration.

Maintenance and Support for M&L (Marketing and Lead function) involves working on The M&L application is used the users of Marketing and Lead function would get different level of authorization depending on the eligibility they have to browse the details of customer. The eligibility for browsing the records would be at a Company code level or at a Brand level or at group level. Following the merger of LTSB and HBOS, the M&L application will be used to maintain access control requirements of integration of customer Data across Lloyds banking Group. Changes were required to the M&L APIs (NEW APIs) and batch components are to restrict access based on Consent Indicator for different applications like Marketing, Leads, and FCR etc.

Projects: Enhanced Online Authorization System (EAS),

Operational Customer Information System (OCIS)

Roles & Responsibilities

Level one support to resolve and fix any problem in the production runs.

Enhance the functionality of the system through Business cases and Technical Initiatives

Resolve production problems in the form of Issues and Defects

Translate customer’s requirements into formal design and technical specification and communicate them to the offshore team. User queries would always be in the form of high level business perspective. This will be translated into the modular level details and in-depth knowledge will be required to transform this into technical requirement.

Coordinate the work from the offshore, review and install the same in production. Once installed, perform post production test and resolve further issues if any.

Provide technical and business knowledge to the new people joining the team to ensure the

Incorporate IBM’s quality techniques and methodologies into all the deliverables.

Work with the auditors during the SOX audit of the application.

Lead and manage the offshore team and their deliverables.

Design and develop new standalone tools to perform ad-hoc recoveries. The tools will be developed that could be reused during recovery process, thus reducing efforts and saving time during the similar recovery issue.

Provides resolution details within a very short turnaround since the user queries are time dependent and needs immediate response within the SLA.

Preparing Design for Business requirement.

Unit testing the code changes with adequate number of test cases.

Involving in Integration testing, Test data preparation.

Involving SDLC deliverable document preparations(UTP, UTR, CRC, Functional specification documents)

Environment: z/OS, MVS

Technologies used: TSO/ISPF,COBOL, JCL, DB2, CICS, REXX, MQ, Ezetreive, Expeditor, Intertest, ESP Scheduling, SAVERS, ChangeMan, Endevor, Infoman, NDM, Detector, FTP Setup, RC Update, Insync, Dump Master, BMC Utilities, QMF, SPUFI, File-Aid, File Manager, SOAP, REST API.

Team Size:

Enhanced Online Authorization System (EAS),Team size: 5

Operational Customer Information System (OCIS), Team size: 3



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