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Cobol Mainframe

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Cincinnati, OH
Posted:
March 28, 2022

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Marvin Rawls

Cincinnati, OH ***** 404-***-****

adqmcp@r.postjobfree.com/adqmcp@r.postjobfree.com

www.linkedin.com/pub/marvin-rawls/23/b34/882/

Skilled and experienced computer professional with diverse programming and systems experience and technical and interface capabilities in a dynamic and customer-oriented environment.

Strong COBOL base and proven programming experience in research, design, gathering requirements, working with business units, developing programs, testing, documentation, production support and Quality Assurance.

Experience with full software development life cycle and the ability to work with the functional owners to identify change requirements and specification write-ups.

Certification in COBOL, CICS, VSAM, DB2, SQL, JCL, HTML, Change Control Management, Incident Management.

Experiences include Health insurance, Retail, Credit Card Processing, Government, and telecommunications industry experience

Areas of experience: data processing, computer operations, production control support, programming development, consulting, Agile scrum team, quality team and analysis.

Platforms: mainly IBM mainframe Systems and PCs. Expertise in all major mainframe software applications from operations and systems viewpoint) including scheduling packages, CICS, IMS, DB2, VSAM, MVS & JES2.

Computer languages: COBOL, CLIST, Easytrieve and REXX. Worked on COBOL II to COBOL for MVS conversion team.

COBOL

Expertise Level: Expert

MicroFocus COBOL Server Express

Expertise Level: Expert

DB2

Expertise Level: Expert

SQL

Expertise Level: Expert

CICS

Expertise Level: Expert

IMS Database

Expertise Level: Moderate

IMS Onlines

Expertise Level: Moderate

QMF for Windows

Expertise Level: Expert

JCL

Expertise Level: Expert

Easytrieve Plus

Expertise Level: Expert

Intertest

Expertise Level: Expert

VSAM UTILITIES

Expertise Level: Expert

DITTO

Expertise Level: Expert

FILEAID

Expertise Level: Moderate

Platinum DB2 Utilities

Expertise Level: Expert

Smart Scheduler

Expertise Level: Moderate

Windows XP

Expertise Level: Expert

HTML - HOMESITE

Expertise Level: Moderate to Strong

XML

Expertise Level: Moderate

REXX

Expertise Level: Moderate

MQ Series

Expertise Level: Moderate

CLIST

Expertise Level: Moderate

JAVASCRIPT

Expertise Level: Moderate to strong

JAVA

Expertise Level: Beginner

SAS

Expertise Level: Beginner

Software Testing

Expertise Level: Expert

Visual Basic

Expertise Level: Moderate

Visual Basic for Applications

Expertise Level: Moderate

Mainframe IBM Assembler

Expertise Level: Moderate

Microsoft Word

Expertise Level: Expert

Microsoft Access

Expertise Level: Moderate

Microsoft Excel

Expertise Level: Moderate

Microsoft Visio

Expertise Level: Moderate

File manager

Expertise Level: Moderate

IBM Debugger

Expertise Level: Moderate

CA7

Expertise Level: Expert

Endevor

Expertise Level: Expert

Tracemaster

Expertise Level: Expert

XPEDITER

Expertise Level: Moderate

Teradata

Expertise Level: Moderate

MQ Series

Expertise Level: Moderate

PowerPoint

Expertise Level: Moderate

VSAM

Expertise Level: Expert

Oracle

Expertise Level: Beginner

SQL Server 2005

Expertise Level: Beginner

FORTRAN

Expertise Level: Beginner

RPG

Expertise Level: Beginner

SharePoint

Expertise Level: Moderate

HP Service Manager

Expertise Level: Expert

HP Change Control

Expertise Level: Expert

HP Incident Management

Expertise Level: Expert

HP Quality Center/Testing

Expertise Level: Moderate

EDI

Expertise Level: Beginner

Agile/RTC

Expertise Level: Moderate

DevOps

Expertise Level: Beginner

AS400

Expertise Level: Beginner

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Mainframe Software Developer / Consultant, Planet Technology 2021 – 2021

Provided COBOL application development services as a Project Team Member in a COBOL Application Testing role. Worked in a mutual insurance company processing environment. My main task was to test the new COBOL release against old COBOL release in ChangeMan new release manager. More detail responsibilities were to manually Bind DB2 programs to DB2 database. Execute the new COBOL version and execute the old COBOL version. Compared the output results manually from both runs. If output did not match, researched programs, data and jobs to determine why data did not match and resolve the issue.

Mainframe Software Developer / Consultant, Wipro 2019 – 2020

Provided COBOL application development services as a Project Team Member in an Application Development role. As a COBOL developer I analyzed, designed, coded, tested and implemented systematic solutions to meet customer requirements that adhered to corporate IT standards and policies. Worked in a Finance Credit Card processing environment. Specifically, in the Credit Card processing life cycle, I worked in the Processor stage of the cycle. The credit card request was submitted to the Processor by the Merchant. The credit card request was initiated by the processor on behalf of its Merchant. All accounting, approvals and declines of credit request was handled by processor with consultation with the specific credit card network. I developed, enhanced and tested COBOL programs for a Processor.

Responsible for analyzing, designing, coding, testing and implementing application enhancements and new COBOL programs. Responsible for meeting target dates and budgets with minimal or no defects.

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Collaborated with Business Analysts and IT team members to understand business requirements to analyze and design of quality technical solutions.

Worked as a Developer on an Agile scrum teams for project implementations

Mainframe Software Developer / Analyst / Tester, Highmark 2016 –2019

Provided COBOL application development services as a Project Team Member and in an Application Support role. Worked in Health Care Claims processing. As a COBOL /Blue Devel Developer, analyzed, designed, coded, tested and implemented systematic solutions to meet customer requirements that adhere to corporate IT standards and policies.

Responsible for analyzing, designing, coding, testing and implementing application enhancements, as well as providing general production support, meeting defined scope, target dates and budgets with minimal or no defects.

Utilized and participated in the full system development life cycle, per current corporate SDLC standards.

Collaborated with customers, business analysts, partners, and IT team members to understand business requirements to analyze and design of quality technical solutions. Worked as a Developer on an Agile scrum teams for project implementations.

Mainframe applications, including DB2, IMS, COBOL, and MVS JCL/PROCS

Problem solving, root cause analysis, and issue resolution. Demonstrated leadership skills. Experience with technology platforms, application development tools, business processes, software development life cycle used by Highmark enterprise and Agile. Experience and knowledge with MQ Experience with Endevor, and Macros 4 tools Experience with debugging tools such as TraceMaster. Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite. Knowledge of the healthcare industry, specifically claims related experience. An understanding / some experience with Blue Devel components technology programming. I demonstrated ability to solve problems and apply resolutions. Ability to work independently with limited supervision.

Mainframe Software Developer /Analyst / Tester Consultant - IBM 2014 –2016

Project Team member for EPC / Erroneous Payment Correction. Responsible for research of EPCs based on the problem statement and SDNs. Performed requirement analysis, quality monitoring and running claim processing jobs to reprocess and adjudicate underpayments and overpayments of Medicaid claims to correct prior problems.

Contributed to other California Medicaid projects to maintain and make changes to the system as developer of COBOL applications.

Work involved batch and CICS development for mainframe applications. Software being used for Development are Mainframe COBOL, CICS, Easytrieve, VSAM Files, IBM Debugger, Librarian and Endevor.

Mainframe Development role on the California Medicaid System Project. Wrote new programs and program modifications to existing programs from program specifications, integrated programs into the Medicaid system. Performed troubleshooting, analyzed application problems, job errors and made corrections, debugged and tested solutions.

Xerox / California Medicaid accounts - Developer / Analyst / Tester on Claims processing system

The majority of work involved batch and CICS development for mainframe applications. Software being used for Development are Mainframe COBOL, CICS, Easytrieve, VSAM Files, Endevor. Worked in a development role on the California Medicaid claims system project.

Developer / Analyst / Tester Consultant - Collabera 2nd extent 2013 - 2014

Worked on 3 projects for Collabera as a subcontractor for IBM:

Express Scripts - NJ - Merger with Medco - testing new eligibility system & validating data output.

Provided support to the Eligibility Team Specialists in resolving technical issues and questions that surfaced during the merging of Medco eligibility files to Express Scripts file format. Also facilitated the resolution of problems and concerns that would surface.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois / BCBSI - Analyst on Eligibility Team

Supported business functions across the corporation’s health eligibility system. Updated management, customers and others as appropriate on a timely basis regarding progress on assigned tasks, projects and issues, via written or oral reports. Provided BCBSI Business Analyst and its customer / entity enrolling for coverage with a detailed insurance policy report for the next enrollment year. Planned meetings to ensure business partners of what was in place for their policy before B BCBSI finalized it for the upcoming year.

Technology Analyst Contractor - Infosys 2012 – 2013

2 contractor assignments:

Walmart contractor assignment:

Performed Quality Assurance, batch testing, set up test plans, COBOL, CICS, DB2, SQL and MQ Series applications. Worked in Quality Assurance phase and implementation phase of System Development Life Cycle. Used HP Quality Center to monitor project, record defects, review analyze and test project’s software test cases. Responsible for reviewing test cases writing test cases, and test plans. Updated test plans that validated the implementation of specifications and uses cases. Conducted manual testing. Assisted in applications testing.

PepsiCo contractor assignment:

Change Control Manager – coordinated implementation of new software updates and program fixes between vendor and client. Used Hewlett Packard Service Manager, Incident Manager and Problem Manager tools. Participated in root cause analysis for current incidents.

Mainframe Software Developer / Analyst / Tester Consulting Contractor - DISYS 2011

Performed batch and CICS development for mainframe applications in the telecommunications industry. Software used for Development: Mainframe COBOL, CICS, DB2, SQL, VSAM, Endevor, Expediter, File Aid, Syncsort, Expediter, CA7, WEB interface to CICS transaction via MQ Series queues. Provided development, analysis, problem solving and testing of software, using knowledge of the telecommunications industry, Billing services and Collections. Developed applications on a CACS collections package written by CGI.

Developer / Analyst / Tester Consultant - Collabera 2010

Majority of work: batch and CICS development for mainframe applications. Software used for Development: Mainframe COBOL, CICS, DB2, SQL, Endevor, MQ Series and Microfocus Cobol Express. Micro Focus suite of software tools used: JCL, SQL, CICS, CICS BMS Map Screen Painter, MF Touchpoint Regression Testing and Drag & Drop. Provided development, analysis, problem solving and testing of software. Tools used: FOCUS, RUMBA, XPEDITER, QMF, VSAM Utilities, and Remedy. Worked on the new Medicare Part D new government applications. Used knowledge of the insurance industry, government regulations and Medicare systems. Worked in three phases of SDLC: Analysis, Development and testing. Completed HIPPA training.

Programmer Analyst - Wal-Mart Stores 2007 – 2009

The majority of work involved batch, COBOL, CICS, DB2, SQL, IMS, Teradata, and MQ Series analysis and problem solving. Performed analysis, design, coding changes, new development, Quality Assurance and testing. Development and analysis tools used included XPEDITER, QMF, File-Aid, VSAM Utilities, Librarian, Remedy, Clarity Systems Life Cycle Management tool, and Infopac Reports. System was written in COBOL for MVS and utilized IMS and DB2 in batch and online. The Legacy system ran in an IBM/OS/390/JES2 environment. Remedy was used for change controls, CA7 was the scheduler. Provided problem resolution, analysis for customers, developed, wrote CICS, COBOL for Wal-Mart Stores. Responsible for maintaining retail store Replenishment applications. Provided designing, coding, analyzing, testing and implementing in retail environment systems. Performed on-call production support. Worked in a Client Server environment with Mainframe data accessed by Microsoft EXCEL Spreadsheets and Visual Basic running on a PC via Reflection software and MQ Series Queues.

Mainframe Applications Programmer - Georia Department of Labor 1998 - 2007

System written in COBOL for MVS and utilities, DB2 in batch and online. Legacy system runs in IBM/MVS-ESA/JES2 environment. DPM is used for change control, Smart Scheduler is the scheduler. Provided problem resolution, analysis for customer, developed, wrote SQL, CICS, COBOL for MVS for Benefit Payment at Dept. of Labor. Developed COBOL applications for fund control and Overpayments departments. Responsible for designing, coding, analyzing, testing and implementing check processing and banking applications. Performed on-call production support. Worked in a Client Server environment in which the Mainframe CICS transactions were reengineered to be accessed through PC WEB pages instead of CICS BMS Maps. Development and analysis tools used included: Intertest, QMF, Panvalet, Changeman, VSAM, IBM WebSphere on Mainframe. Utilities, SARS, Elixir, JavaScript, HTML, WEB Design and development, and Express Delivery.

EDUCATION:

B.S., Business Administration, Minor: Economics, Kentucky State University - Frankfort, KY

Certifications in: COBOL, CICS, VSAM, DB2, SQL, HTML, Change Control Management, Incident Management



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