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Cobol, Cics, Jcl, DB2, SQL, Easytrieve, Vsam

Location:
Parker, CO
Posted:
April 05, 2022

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Randall R. Ronne

Remote Mainframe Developer

adqo12@r.postjobfree.com • 303-***-****

Parker, CO, 8013

Results-driven, performance-focused Mainframe analyst/developer with demonstrated success in effectively managing software development life cycle, including designing, coding, testing, debugging, and documenting progress in adherence to project requirements. Proven expertise in leading, training, and supervising teams to enhance productivity. Expert at handling multiple projects simultaneously from concept to successful completion. Skilled in translating customer requirements to project scope concurrently defining roadmaps and communicate to cross-functional teams. Adept at deployment of large-scale IT projects, within project budget and timelines. Equipped with exceptional communication, organizational, problem-solving, and leadership skills.

Technical Proficiencies

Hardware:

IBM 370, 4381, 3090, PS/2, Amdahl, Zframe, IBM Z114

Environment:

MVS/XA, MVS/ESA, DOS/VSE/VM, ISPF/PDF, SDSF, TSO, VSAM, OS/2, CMS, WINDOWS, DB2

Languages:

COBOL II, Cobol, Command Level CICS/VS, Macro Level CICS/VS, Assembler, JCL Training only - REXX, Advanced Function Printer, 'C'

Software:

Mainframe – Tracks; Intertest, Expediter, Easytrieve Plus, DYL-280, SYNC-SORT, Panvalet, Librarian, CA-Vollie, Top Secret, BIM-Alert, BIM-MAPR, BIM-EDIT, GTB, CA-7, BIM-PCS

P/C - Wordperfect, Lotus 1-2-3, SPF/PC, EASYFLOW, Excel, Word, Access, Visio, Outlook. Training only - Knowledgeware CASE Tools, Microfocus Workbench, Microfocus Cobol

Career Experience

NR Consulting, Boulder, CO 08/2021 – 12/2021

Senior Programmer/Analyst/Consultant

Leverage mainframe expertise to assist client with modifications to existing COBOL software based on user driven business requirements. Assist with the development life cycle from writing specifications, coding, and testing new programs to revisions to existing programs.

Global Bankers Insurance Group, Durham, NC 06/2017 – 12/2019

Senior Programmer/Analyst

Leverage exceptional expertise and collaborate with user community to develop business requirements for projects. Lead development life cycle from writing specifications, coding, and testing new programs in CICS and batch for numerous insurance-related systems. Communicate with key stakeholders on problem analysis and resolution across various applications. Facilitate cross-functional teams to assist with fulfilling business needs and monitoring key business operations.

Distinguished for serving as Top Secret Security Administrator, TRACKS debugging tool administrator, and Database Administrator.

Efficiently conducted VSAM File Analysis for planned and scheduled maintenance.

Proficient at developing and maintaining programs written in COBOL, COBOL II, CICS, Eztrieve or DYL-280. In addition,

proficient in using SYNC-SORT, JCL, GTB, BIM-MAPR, CA-Vollie, Panvalet, Librarian, BIM-EDIT, Tracks, Intertest, or Expeditor. Has experience with CA-7 and BIM-PCS.

Trained and assisted new hires in I.T. policies, procedures, and methodologies in the U.S. and India.

Document CBL/CBA mainframe computer systems as requested by new I.T. management team.

Utilized in-depth business and I.T. knowledge while serving as primary production support for all CBL/CBA computer system issues related to staff-written online and batch programs and batch jobs.

Distinguished for explaining and educating India Development Staff on the CBL/CBA computer system, jobs, on-line and batch programs, and job schedules in play.

Explained resolution of every on-line or batch failure to Indian staff and lessons to learn from each.

Delivered guidance to Technical Support staff on CBL/CBA system setup to improve system security and stability.

Colorado Benefit Administrators, LLC, Durham, NC 10/2016 – 05/2017

Senior Programmer/Analyst

Managed key operations while acting as mainframe security administrator, handling all security-related requests from business, such as adding new users, deactivating existing users, and changing a user's security rights when necessary. Consistently improved security by establishing new security resources and adding to the requisite profiles. Assisted BA with documentation of new and existing program revision requirements aimed at supporting new insurance product. Developed and instituted new and revised tables as well as VSAM files for new product.

Recognized as a key stakeholder by serving as BIM-Alert Security Administrator, TRACKS debugging tool administrator, and Database Administrator.

Oversaw and accomplished transition from Computer Associate products (CA-Librarian, CA-Top Secret, CA-7) with CSI International products (BIM-EDIT, BIM-ALERT, BIM-PCS).

Proficient at developing and maintaining programs written in COBOL, COBOL II, CICS, Eztrieve or DYL-280. In addition,

proficient in using SYNC-SORT, JCL, GTB, BIM-MAPR, CA-Vollie, Panvalet, Librarian, BIM-EDIT, Tracks, Intertest, or Expeditor. Has experience with CA-7 and BIM-PCS.

Provided primary production support for all CBL/CBA computer system issues related to staff-written online and batch programs and batch jobs because of I.T. and business knowledge of CBL/CBA systems.

Actively engaged with stakeholders by attending meetings to establish requirements for installation of new insurance product into CBA mainframe, new application business system, policy maintenance, and policy termination system.

Acted as a subject-matter expert on existing processes and functionality along with on-line (CICS) systems.

Colorado Bankers Life Insurance Company, Greenwood Village, CO 02/1999 – 09/2016

Senior Programmer/Analyst

Revamped batch processing cycle involving new insurance application processing. Restructured batch jobs and documented scheduling changes for production control. Led the modification of existing batch programs to access new DB2 SQL tables in place of VSAM files and redesigned VSAM files. Instituted extensive expertise in developing new programs using new tables and redesigned VSAM files to accomplish new reporting requirements in line with user community.

Successfully led in diverse roles, including BIM-Alert Security Administrator, TRACKS debugging tool administrator, and Database Administrator.

Coordinated unit testing, processing testing, and batch job testing of programming staff concurrently with business approval testing and sign off on completed system.

Proficient at developing and maintaining programs written in COBOL, COBOL II, CICS, Eztrieve or DYL-280. In addition,

proficient in using SYNC-SORT, JCL, GTB, BIM-MAPR, CA-Vollie, Panvalet, Librarian, BIM-EDIT, Tracks, Intertest, or Expeditor. Has experience with CA-7 and BIM-PCS.

Scheduled installation of new and revised programs, DB2 SQL tables, VSAM files, JCL, and batch jobs.

Reviewed schedule with business and I.T. department personnel for signoff.

Replaced existing security system by installing CA-Top Secret as per requirement from Colorado Division of Insurance.

Provided production support for all CBL computer system issues related to staff-written online and batch programs on a rotation basis.

Additional Experience

Programmer/Analyst

PS Technologies, Inc. (Railroad Vendor), Boulder, CO

Contract Programmer/Analyst

Staff Options / Careers Limited, Denver, CO

Programmer/Analyst

Dillon Companies, Inc., Denver, CO

Technical Systems Analyst/Programmer

Servistar/Coast to Coast, Denver, CO

Senior Systems Analyst/Programmer

Servistar/Coast to Coast, Denver, CO

Education

Bachelor of Science in Physics with Computer Science Minor - South Dakota State University, Brookings, South Dakota

Fellow, Life Management Institute

Associate, Customer Service

Associate, Reinsurance Administration

Associate, Insurance Regulatory Compliance

Life Office Management Association (LOMA)

Professional Training

Advanced Function Printer Language – IBM

Microfocus Workbench – Microfocus

Information Engineering – Computer Task Group

ADW Analysis Workstation – Computer Task Group

Systems Analysis & Design – Saunders Systems Corp.

Command Level CICS/VS – Computer Assistance, Inc.

Advanced VSAM Topics – Ciber

C Programming – Community College of Aurora

Intro to Relational Databases – PS Technologies

Top Secret – Computer Associates

References

Lorie Padilla – Project Manager with MVP Advisory Group contracted to NTT Data. Her contact number is 720-***-****. Email is adqo12@r.postjobfree.com. She was my direct Supervisor at Colorado Benefit Administrators/Global Bankers Insurance Group.

Akhil Kunnummal – Senior Solution Lead with Global Bankers Insurance Group. His contact number is 732-***-****. Email adqo12@r.postjobfree.com. He was co-worker/leader at Global Bankers Insurance Group.

David Foyle – Retired mainframe programmer/analyst with Colorado Benefit Administrators/Global Bankers Insurace Group. His contact number is 720-***-****. Email is adqo12@r.postjobfree.com. He was my co-worker at Colorado Benefit Administrators/Global Bankers Insurance Group.



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