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Cobol Programmer

Location:
Muncie, IN
Posted:
April 27, 2021

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RONALD A. PRYBIS

**** **** **** ******, ******, IN 47302 317-***-**** adlz6w@r.postjobfree.com

Professional Summary

Expert COBOL Programmer and Systems Consultant with extensive programming language experience and proven record of excellence in programming and team building across diverse IT functions. Known for outside-the-box problem solving skills and willingness to tackle challenging projects. Notable career contributions include significant COBOL and CICS experience, consistent recognition as a key player, and writing 80 edit macros in REXX and C to quickly achieve objectives and outperform others. Adaptable and flexible with strong interpersonal and leadership skills. Committed to coaching and mentoring others to promote employee engagement and productivity

Technical Profile

Programming Languages: Assembler, C, COBOL/MicroFocus COBOL, REXX, SQL, TSO/E, ISPF, JCL

4GL Languages: EZTrieve, Focus, SAS

Code Generators: TELON

Operating Systems/Environments: UNIX/Linux, Windows, DOS, MacOS, MVS/VMS, CICS, IMS/DC

Databases: DB2, DL/1, Focus, IDMS, IMS/DB, Oracle, and VSAM

Library Tools: Librarian, Panvalet

Test Tools: Expediter, Intertest

Utilities: IBM, SORT, BMC, DYL280, FileAid, Platinum

Systems Consulting Positions

Fiserv/First Data Education, Fishers, IN (06/19 - 04/20)

Senior Mainframe Programmer for a large Financial services organization

Maintained a mainframe based COBOLII, DB2 repository of information about Student Loans.

Completed many assignments in an agile environment including writing new CICS screens and updating existing CICS programs, all in FAST 2-week sprints.

Met with customer contact to gather system requirements and user input on the system.

Wrote requirement specifications used to develop new features.

Nationwide Insurance Company, Columbus, OH (07/18 - 05/19)

Cobol Programmer for a large Insurance organization

Helped implement the largest insurance project ever undertaken that also had a very aggressive schedule.

The COBOL programs utilized a mix of DB2 and VSAM databases.

Mainly worked on New project to do some analysis, design and write a new code or modify existing code in COBOL/DB2/CICS/JCL/VSAM/QMF/SPUFI/XPEDITOR.

Humana Government Business Group, Hurstbourne KY (11/16 - 05/18)

Cobol Programmer for a large Insurance organization

Updated over 2, 5000 data cards, jobs, procs, and prose members to move items from Panvalet to PDS Libraries to improve operating efficiency.

Also wrote several DB2 EZTrieve programs and updated COBOL programs as requested.

Started as a Mainframe programmer writing programs to extract DB2 data for movement to the cloud.

Fiserv Output Solutions (Personix), Indianapolis, IN (07/13 - 12/15)

Senior Programmer Analyst for a large Financial services organization

Completed final set of nine different assignments maintaining and developing MicroFocus COBOL programs in an MS/DOS environment.

Recognized as a key player in timely project completion and high level of client satisfaction.

COBOL program has mix of IDMS/Oracle/DB2 database.

Support production and enhancement of the FCS and RPS.

Hewlett-Packard, Indianapolis, IN (02/13 - 06/13)

Senior Cobol Programmer Analyst for a large information services organization

Analyzed several hundred programs in a large C and COBOL CICS application using Oracle databases to define and document thousands of changes necessary to meet Affordable Care Act regulations.

New development and enhancement projects for the merchant card system software.

Worked on CICS COBOL and batch programs, for a variety of assignments; including the mainframe message translation

Recognized as a key player in timely project completion and high level of client satisfaction.

COBOL program has mix of IDMS/Oracle/DB2 database.

Fiserv Output Solutions (Personix), Indianapolis, IN (04/08 - 01/13)

Senior Programmer Analyst for a large Financial services organization

Completed second set of nine different assignments maintaining and developing MicroFocus COBOL programs in an MS/DOS environment.

Recognized as a key player in timely project completion and high level of client satisfaction.

COBOL program has mix of IDMS/Oracle/DB2 database.

Support production and enhancement of the FCS and RPS.

BMG/Columbia House, Indianapolis, IN (01/08- 03/08)

Senior Mainframe Programmer Analyst for a large Entertainment services organization

Wrote and translated PL/I and SAS programs to COBOL by writing batch programs and JCL to process external data.

Recognized by the company's IT Director as the fastest, most accurate programmer he had ever worked with.

Fiserv Output Solutions (Personix), Indianapolis, IN (08/06 - 12/07)

Senior Programmer Analyst for a large Financial services organization

Completed first set of nine different assignments maintaining and developing MicroFocus COBOL programs in UNIX/Linux and MS/DOS environments.

Recognized as a key player in timely project completion and high level of client satisfaction.

COBOL program has mix of IDMS/Oracle/DB2 database.

Support production and enhancement of the FCS and RPS.

Liberty Mutual Insurance, Indianapolis, IN (11/05 - 07/06)

Senior Programmer Analyst for a large Insurance organization

Developed COBOL/DB2 programs for a new insurance system. This included development of batch programs, updating reference data subroutines, and resolving defects in batch, CICS, and TELON programs.

Technical programmer for several applications including Alternative Investment Reconciliation, several large legal and regulatory projects, Mutual Fund Dividends and Reinvestments, and Money Markets

Primary skills utilized include COBOL, DB/2, IMS DB, VSAM, REXX, Endevor, JCL, BMC, CA7 and various Microsoft Office products. Software development environment used was CMM.

National City Bank, Brecksville, OH (07/04 - 10/05)

Senior Cobol Programmer Analyst for a Banking organization

Wrote complex interface programs between legacy applications and a new loan collections system. Developed batch programs in COBOL to access DB2 and VSAM databases.

Technical programmer for several applications including Alternative Investment Reconciliation, several large legal and regulatory projects, Mutual Fund Dividends and Reinvestments, and Money Markets

Developed COBOL/DB2 programs for a new insurance system. This included development of batch programs, updating reference data subroutines, and resolving defects in batch, CICS, and TELON programs.

Primary skills utilized include COBOL, DB/2, IMS DB, VSAM, REXX, Endevor, JCL, BMC, CA7 and various Microsoft Office products. Software development environment used was CMM.

Parker Hannifin, Cleveland, OH (08/03 - 05/04)

TELON Programmer Analyst for a Manufacturing organization

Modified manufacturing systems by writing over 30 batch and CICS programs and updating other programs using COBOL and TELON

Performed the duties of an SQL/DS DBA, worked on various IMS database conversions related to billing and regulatory requirements and produced tools to enhance time reporting and programmer productivity.

Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, MI (04/02 - 07/03)

COBOL Programmer Analyst for a large Automotive manufacturing organization

Collaberated with a large project team to develop some extremely complex DB2 and IMS programs in COBOL for Ford Motors IT Headquarters.

Analyzed requirements, wrote program specifications, tested, and documented all activities.

Developed and implemented flexible subsystem to assign vehicles to separate files for parallel processing purposes

State Farm Insurance, Indianapolis, IN (01/00 - 05/02)

Assembler/COBOL Programmer Analyst for a large Insurance organization

Replaced legacy Assembler programs with COBOL on an MVS/VSE platform.

Developed REXX execs to automatically apply thousands of standard abbreviations to COBOL data names.

Selected to serve as a member of the Development Help team.

Bell Atlantic, Silver Spring, MD (01 - 12/99)

TELON Programmer Analyst for a large Telecommunications services organization

Performed the duties of an SQL/DS DBA, worked on various IMS database conversions related to billing and regulatory requirements.

Rewrote a TELON application running under IMS to use all new DB2 databases and to ensure LE/390 and Y2K compliance.

Developed dozens of REXX execs to automate repetitive tasks.

Marriott Hotels, Bethesda, MD (03 - 12/98)

JSP/TELON Programmer Analyst for a large Hotel and Lodging organization

Converted IMS and batch applications in preparation for Y2K. \

Designed new DB2 databases and used JSP and TELON to develop COBOL programs to access these databases.

Putnam Investments, Quincy, MA (09/96 - 02/98)

TELON Programmer Analyst for a large Investments organization

Worked on batch and CICS applications utilizing COBOL and TELON programs accessing DB2 and VSAM files.

Quickly chosen to partake in a pilot “Work at Home” project based on reputation as a self-starter.

IBM/Santa Fe Railroad, Topeka, KS (05/93 - 08/96)

TELON Programmer Analyst for a large Transportation organization

Completed three assignments for IBM and Santa Fe Railroad on the FAST project, including development of statistical reporting modules, with TELON.

Generated COBOL programs for the financial accounting system, and resolving problems in over 250 batch and IMS DB2 programs in the revenue accounting system.

DuPont Automotive, Wilmington, DE (01 - 07/95)

TELON Programmer Analyst for a large Chemicals organization

Converted the major DuPont Automotive products group to a global system using DB2 databases.

Updated the batch/CICS Color Information System from a national to global system.

Maryland Dept. of Human Resources, Baltimore, MD (06 - 10/94)

Cobol Programmer Analyst for a large State Government organization

New development for the Department of Human Resources system.

Designed, coded, and extensively tested a CICS COBOL DB2 background processing transaction that updated state-wide motor vehicle county transactions.

Coded and implemented several CICS display screen programs for county and batch scanner transmissions.

Supported development of a large-scale TELON-generated COBOL CICS DB2 application.

Regular Employment Positions

CSX Technology, Baltimore, MD (05/86 - 05/93)

Management Information Systems (MIS) Consultant for a large Transportation organization

Started as a Systems Analyst.

Quickly obtained multiple promotions to MIS Consultant (Senior Technician).

Researched and introduced TELON code generator and modified TELON macros to greatly improve the entire development team productivity.

Supported all compilers and CSX utilities while generating over 90% of the code in the CICS programs and over 80% of the code in the batch programs.

SCM Corporation, Baltimore, MD and Cleveland, OH (10/67 - 05/86)

Chief Information Officer (CIO) for a large Conglomerate

Started as a part time COBOL programmer, obtained multiple promotions to positions of increasing responsibility across diverse IT Development, Operations, and Systems Support areas.

Saved $MM in monthly operating costs by writing new accounting, sales reporting, and manufacturing applications.

Served as CIO for the Inorganic Chemicals Division (Glidden Metals, Glidden Pigments, and Proctor Schwartz businesses) for eight years before retiring.

Military Service

United States Navy, Data Processing Technician First Class (E-6) (02/62 - 12/67)

Developed, maintained, and supported systems and applications in a dozen programming languages.

Worked on two special assignments for the Department of Defense.

Operated and programmed multiple second and third-generation mainframe computers.

Awards and Recognitions

Received the CSX Masters Award for recognition as being in the top 1% of 750+ employees. Recognized by Computer Associates for creating one of the best supported TELON shops in the world. Served as a leading member on all CSX systems development improvement committees.

Education

Coursework in Computer Sciences

American University, Washington, DC

Coursework in Autocoder and Fortran Programming Languages

USDA Graduate School, Washington, DC

Coursework in Accounting

Elyria Business College,Elyria, OH



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