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Software Engineer/Developer

Springfield, Virginia, 22153, United States
May 24, 2010

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Nick Hussein

**** ***** ******

Springfield, VA. 22153

703-***-**** (C)

703-***-**** (H)

OBJECTIVE To secure a Senior Technical Specialist position that provides increasing responsibility and the opportunity for growth.


Over 28 years of experience in data processing. Extensive experience in database-programming, system conversion, analysis, development, maintenance, testing, and documentations (complete system life cycle).


• B.S. Computer Science, University of Maryland, December 1979.

• Successfully completed college courses in C, Java, and XML.

• Recently completed another course of study of Java in preparation for taking the Sun Microsystems Java Developer (SCJP) Exam for certification.



Have an active “Background Investigation – Secret” security clearance.


Bart & Associates, McLean, VA Jul 2004 – Mar 2010

Went back to U.S. Customs & Border Protection as a Sr. IT Specialist to work on three different information systems TECS, SEACATS and the latest system was the General Order II. Involved in new developments as well as maintaining and enhancing existing systems utilizing mainframe computers, COBOL, online CICS, JCL, IBM utilities, XML, MQ Series, SQL, MQMON and DATACOMM database. Activities included analysis, research, development, testing, and maintenance (complete system life cycle).

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Global Commerce & Information, Columbia, MD Aug 2001 – Jun 2004

Sr. Systems Analyst – Since I rejoined Sallie Mae, I have been a member of the Production Support Team. Responsible for analyzing production problems related to their student-loan processing system, fixing the problems, and testing it utilizing COBOL, CICS online, batch, JCL, DB2 database, SPUFI, ACCESS, FileAide, FileMaster, Xpediter, Intertest, and IBM utilities.

Verizon Communications, Arlington, VA Mar 2001 – Jul 2001

Software Engineer – As a member of the Performance Team, I have been involved in monitoring the production DB2 CICS on-line transactions through Omegamon System to identify long-running transactions and transactions that abended. Then research those modules, identify what causing it to be a long-running transaction or to abend then fix the problem. Also, I was helping the Development Team in modifying DB2 CICS online programs and teaching some developers how to use Intertest to test their programs.

INFOPRO Corp, Silver Spring, MD Jan 2000 – Mar 2001

Information Systems Architect – Continued working (see below) on the COSS system for the U.S Customs & border Protection. This system is designed to be used on the mainframe computer and utilizes DATACOMM database, COBOL, on-line CICS, batch processing, IBM JCL, and SPUFI. Areas of responsibilities included user’s requirements, systems analysis, program design, coding, testing, and implementations (complete life cycle).

SIGNAL Corp, Fairfax, VA Jan 1998 – Jan 2000

Computer Specialist - As a member of the Customs Overtime and Scheduling System (COSS) team at U.S. Customs & Border Protection, I was in charge of the user’s requirement, systems analysis, coding, testing, and implementing new sub-systems within the COSS System (complete life-cycle). Using COBOL language, on-line CICS, and IBM JCL & utilities, designed, developed, and implemented the Budget Reports and Staffing systems to run on a mainframe computer. This is in addition to the development of numerous other parts of different sub-systems within the COSS System.

Sallie Mae, Reston, VA July 1992 - Jan 1998

Sr. Programmer/Analyst - The latest large-scale project was the DB2 Conversion. I worked on the conversion of a large IMS system to DB2 on the IBM mainframe using DB2, COBOL, CICS, SPUFI, ACCESS, VSAM, ISAM, JCL & utilities. Converted existing batch and CICS online programs as well as writing new programs, including system analysis, coding, testing, and maintenance. As a member of the Origination Team, I was responsible for the Private Credit Loan Origination portion of the system.

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National Computer Systems, Arlington, VA Dec 1990 - July 1992

Systems Analyst-Programmer - Worked on the National Guaranteed Student Loan Financial System for the U.S. Department of Education. Prepared user’s requirements and program specifications for the Account System, then coded, developed, tested, and maintained online CICS programs as well as batch programs in an IBM mainframe environment utilizing IDMS Network Database, CICS, COBOL, VSAM, ISAM, JCL, TSO, and SPF.

Cap Gemini America, Vienna, VA Jan 1988 - Dec 1990

Systems Analyst-Programmer - Same job description as the above company except, I was a consultant for National Computer Systems then became a full time employee.

Management Consulting & Research, Falls Church, VA Jan 1987 - Oct 1987

Systems Analyst-Programmer - Involved in the development and maintenance of the Operational Baseline Cost Estimate (OBCE) System. Activities included analysis, preparing data element dictionary, and coding utilizing ORACLE database, SQL, and UNIX operating system on the SPERRY 5000/80.

MCI Telecommunications Corp, Arlington, VA Sep 1983 - Nov 1986

Senior Programmer/Analyst - Heavily involved in converting the Switched Circuit Ordering and Tracking System from IBM minicomputer to Prime 950 machine. Then, converting the system from the Prime machine to IBM mainframe utilizing ADABAS NATURAL database, TSO, SPF, VSAM, ISAM, IBM JCL and utilities.

Dynasystems Computer Services, McLean, VA May 1982 - Sep 1983

Programmer/Analyst - Sole Programmer/Analyst within the company. Using VISION and HENCO-INFO software, designed and implemented a Construction Management System to provide a Network Analysis System (NAS) for large scale construction projects utilizing Critical Path Method.

Space Age Computer Systems, DC Jan 1980 - May 1982

Programmer II - Responsibility included the development and maintenance of an online system designed to perform hospital information and accounting functions such as reservations, admissions, transfers, discharges, and order entry utilizing ASSEMBLY language.

REFERENCES: - Available upon request.

ADDITIONAL INFO: - U.S. citizen.

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