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Database Specialist Cobol

Location:
Coraopolis, PA
Salary:
Negotiable
Posted:
May 29, 2022

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Summary of Qualifications

*.Over **+ years diversified information technology experience.

2.Proven IT professional possessing excellent technical, analytical, communication, organizational and interpersonal skills.

3.Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills involving non-managerial, middle and upper management.

4.Continually improving and expanding knowledge in the field of information technology.

5.Excellently established goal oriented skills.

Education

Robert Morris University, Coraopolis, PA

Degree: Bachelors of Science in Business Administration

Major: Computer Information Systems (August 1995)

Community College of Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, PA

Degree: Associates of Science

Major: Retail Merchandising (June 1993)

Bradford School of Business, Pittsburgh, PA

Course concentration in database management, spreadsheet applications, word processing applications, business communications, and office procedures. (July 1985 – April 1986)

Professional Experience

Application Developer – Highmark, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA – May 2005 – February 2014

Successfully implemented numerous projects and provide technical expertise/support for Claims Services including various systems including OSCAR mainline, Frontend and Backend

Support projects or systems issues of moderate to complex nature.

Develop relationships and integrate activities with other systems departments to ensure successful implementation and support of project efforts.

Collect and analyze business and system requirements for small and medium projects.

Identify conflicting system integration issues of a moderate to complex nature and recommend alternative solutions.

Develop and maintain good relationships with customers and systems colleagues to meet expected customer service levels.

Define application scope and objectives of a moderate to complex nature.

Assist in the enhancements of procedures to solve business problems.

Prepare detailed specifications of a moderate to complex nature to develop programs to include: design, code, test, debug and document programs.

Provide input on the status of project efforts, anticipating/identifying issues that inhibit the attainment of project goals and implementing corrective actions.

Assist and/or prepare application development project plans.

Responsible for the following:

oanalysis, design, programming, testing and implementation for new and existing business application software and/or provide production support of small and medium business applications.

osupport of the technical systems environment; this may include performance monitoring, issue resolution and specific product support.

osupport and compliance of all ISG corporate policies and procedures (including, but not limited to: Data Security, Privacy, Endevor, audit compliance).

Comply with all Highmark Corporate Policies and ISG Procedures and Standards.

Provide 24/7 hour production support

Provide 24/7 hour production Front End (ECP/Setup) Abend Watch and Back End (Reno) support

Utilized IBM mainframe, COBOL, IMS, DB2, JCL, FTP, TSO/SPF, Endevor and numerous Microsoft products.

Professional Experience

Application Developer – Highmark, Inc., Pittsburgh, (Technical Release Management)

The Release Management Process Team undertakes planning and governance activities to address the challenges of coordinating complex implementations, upgrades, and Changes into the production environment, while maintaining the integrity and availability of the existing system and ensuring impacts are identified.

The Release Management Process Team works to ensure all impacted areas are identified and agree to support the changes and implementation dates.

The Process Team ensures a standardized and well-communicated approach to planning, testing, and implementing releases:

Defining and managing the Release Management Process and promoting forward scheduling, planning, and impact analysis

Conducting post-implementation reviews of major releases

Conducting Release planning meetings and participating in CAB meetings to review application integrated projects and Major and Significant Infrastructure projects

Conducting integration planning to review and manage release environment needs

Market Research Coordinator - GlaxoSmithKline, Moon Township, PA – March 2005 – May 2005

Provided computer application support to all members of the Marketing Research team. Responsibilities included maintaining spreadsheet/databases, developing market research presentations and satisfying all scheduling requests.

Utilized Excel, Powerpoint and numerous other Microsoft products.

Database Specialist - Crown Castle, Canonsburg, PA – January 2005 – March 2005

Maintained regulatory image processing database. Responsibilities included the analysis of existing regulatory database records against corporate internet data to determine the necessary addition, deletion or modification of database records/images.

Utilized ApplicationXtender and numerous Microsoft products.

Database Specialist - Airport Safe & Lock, Coraopolis, PA – August 2003 – January 2005

Developed and maintained customer account database. Responsibilities included the addition, deletion or modification of database records and querying the database to retrieve specific data to satisfy all reporting needs and special requests.

Utilized Access and numerous Microsoft products.

Application Programmer - Fisher Scientific, Pittsburgh, PA - July 1998 – June 2003

Develop, test, and execute programs for Customer Service Systems/Product and Account Administration and Vendor Reporting in an MVS environment to insure efficient completion of service requests as well as special projects submitted by users. Responsibilities included:

Develop program code addressing specific business requirements.

Translate program specifications into logical efficient program code.

Communicate progress of all projects to supervisor and/or team members.

Resolve problems in a timely manner.

Respond to problem reports quickly to minimize impact on the operations of the business.

Unit test all programs prior to their conversion to production.

Document all programs prior to their conversion to production according to IS standards.

Primarily responsible for all IS support to the tax department. Responsibilities included all monthly maintenance of verazip, product code and state code files. These updates included any additions, deletions or changes to database records, mainframe files, include modules and/or RMDS reports.

Complete assignments on schedule.

Utilized IBM mainframe, IDMS, OS390 COBOL, ADS/O, Easytrieve, JCL, FTP, TSO/SPF, CA7 and numerous Microsoft products.

Professional Experience

Application Programmer - Fiserv, Pittsburgh, PA - June 1996 – July 1998

(Custom Programming)

Develop, test, and execute programs in an MVS environment to insure efficient completion of special requests as well as special projects submitted by institutions. Responsibilities included:

Programming and/or analysis of small scale systems with strict deadlines and quality requirements.

Develop program logic from specifications.

Test instructions and identify erroneous coding.

Document programs.

Utilized IBM mainframe, OS390 COBOL, JCL, TSO/SPF, FTP, Endevor and numerous Microsoft products.

(Conversion Programming)

Develop, test, and execute programs in a Unisys environment to insure the successful conversion of newly acquired clients from their current financial data processing system to a Fiserv financial data processing system specializing in the demand deposit account (DDA) application. Responsibilities included:

Programming and/or analysis of small scale systems with strict deadlines and quality requirements.

Develop program logic from specifications.

Test instructions and identify erroneous coding.

Document programs.

Perform all on-call duties as required.

Utilized Unisys mainframe, COBOL, Jobflow, TSO/SPF, FTP, Endevor and numerous Microsoft products.

Computer Languages

COBOL, Easytrieve, ADS/O, Codasyl, JCL, Jobflow, SQL

Platforms

IBM, IDMS, IMS, DB2, Unisys

Operating Systems

DOS, OS/2, Windows, Unisys, TSO/ISPF, MVS/ESA, Novell

Hardware

IBM personal computer (compatibles), Macintosh & Apple, Wang 380, GE Workmaster

Software

Relational Database (Access, Approach, Salsa), Database (ApplicationXtender, dbase, Paradox, Key Librarian), Spreadsheet (Lotus, Excel, Quattro), Word Processing (Word Pro, Ami Pro, Word, Word Perfect, Wordstar), Presentation (Powerpoint), Graphics (Harward Graphics, Windows), File Manager (Windows Explorer, Xtree), Web Page Design (Front Page 2000), Photo Imaging (Adobe Photoshop), Internet (Microsoft Explorer, Netscape, Nupop, Adobe Acrobat), Communications (Microsoft Outlook, Lotus Notes), Multimedia (Toolbook), Utilities (File-Aid, Abend-Aid, Runner, Jobflow, Fix), Engineering Modeling Software (Oil and Gas Reserve Evaluation Software (OGRE)

Professional Activities and Honors

Dean’s List (3 semesters), Scholastic Achievement Awards, Alumni member of Distributive Clubs of America (DECA)



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