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PROFILE

Conscientious, results-oriented senior information technology professional with a unique combination of skills and strong knowledge of management information systems. Able to manage several complex projects simultaneously and work with fluctuating volumes with excellent leadership, administrative skills and quantitative abilities.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE AND EXPERIENCE

  • Project Management
  • Integration/Testing Operations Management
  • Systems Analysis
  • Quality Engineering Services
  • Structured Programming Methods
  • Project Lifecycle Methodology
  • Object Oriented Programming Methods
  • Database Management
  • Accounting/Financial Background
  • Audit and EDP Experience
  • Operations Research Management
  • Supply Chain Logistics Management

DEMONSTRATED CAPABILITIES for Process Improvement and Cost Savings

ANALYZED and DESIGNED new systems for many financial, manufacturing, insurance, banking, state government, federal government and military projects. Produced cost efficient computer systems and subsystems. Eliminated the need for more expensive consulting services and reduced company processing and expenditures by 50% annually.
PRODUCED and EVALUATED Cost Benefit Analysis on Hardware and Software and recommended compatible and affordable changes to the system saving 30% on payback period.
TRAINED and SUPERVISED personnel who would support the new and completed applications which were scheduled and fully automated. Improved performance by 25% with changes.
SCHEDULED project completion times based on priority workloads and used workarounds when the manpower was limited using PERT and Critical Path Method. Saved 40% in timeline.
RECOMMENDED establishing internal controls in the audit trail of various systems to comply with generally accepted accounting procedures, satisfying CPA requirements. Saved owners accounting service fees of $150K annually.

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

Confidential, Baltimore MD/DC - Client IBM / Wellpoint New Haven CT
1/2012 4/2012 - Senior IT Consultant.
Supported Mainframe batch and CICS healthcare systems. Worked on mainframe Cobol programming, DB/2, IMS, JCL, VSAM, Endeavor, infopac, IBM utilities, MQ series and client server SQL applications with MS SQL Server 2005/2008 and .Net. Also worked on Web development using .Net Technology, C#.Net. Used IBM Lotus Notes and IBM office suite, sharepoint, and Wellpoint software.

Confidential, NYC. NY. - Client State of Wisconsin Health Systems Provider The Marshfield Clinic. - Marshfield WI - 2/2011 12/2011 - Senior IT Consultant
Working full time at home (telework)on a software engineering project to reverse engineer
Micro Focus Cobol and Mainframe Cobol II programs and documenting them using MS Office, MS Visio Diagrams and storing the documentation up on Sharepoint. Reprogramming the source code, compiling them, unit testing, debugging and using Source Safe and Endeavor.
Using accepted methodologies for process improvement. Working also with JCL, TSO, CICS, VSAM, ISAM, Atlas B-Tree, DB/2 and other mainframe utilities. The system interfaces with
Unix and MS windows using calls to C++ and Java programs, and with email messages being
sent to the uers. Also working with 2007 and 2010 MS Office versions. The current system is a medical health claims adjudication system using large Databases and complex file structures. There are web servers and SQL servers being used after the calls are executed
via the Micro Focus Cobol programs with embedded mixed language code in the linked object modules which are C++ programs. Worked on VI editor, Unix, MS SQL Server 2005/2008 and Oracle.

Confidential, Client HPS / Heartland Payment Systems State College PA -Dave Rosko VP 1/2010 12/2010 - Senior IT Consultant
Worked full time on-site and some (telework) part time on projects with IBM Tivoli Suite of Products with mainframe Programming and client server SQL applications. Also worked on Web development using ASP,ASP.Net, VB.Net, C#.Net. Used JCL, TSO, CICS, VSAM, ISAM, DB/2, CA-ADSO, IMS, CA-IDMS and other mainframe utilities. Worked on VI editor, Unix, MS SQL Server 2005/2008 and Oracle.

Confidential,Blue Bell, PA. 4/2002 12/2009 Full Time Project Manager and
Senior Analyst/Programmer Mainframe COBOL and PC and Web programming.

Working in the Aetna AIS application development on mainframe COBOL and Microfous COBOL,
on Aetna Financial, conversions, Claims, Marketing and Compensation systems using DB2 (imbedded Batch into Cobol, SPUFI),COBOL, CA-ADSO, IMS, CA-IDMS, Tandem Cobol, Guardian Pathway, Tacl, OS/JCL,TSO,CICS,EDI, ISAM, VSAM, DB/2, File Aid, Star Tool ,MQ Series for data, Changeman for moving software packages thru lifecycle, One Info for ,Opc Scheduler on batch and online systems. Wrote NDM/ConnectDirect scripts and
used FTP, HTTPS and NDM/ConnectDirect plus other file transfer utilities. Used MS Office and Visio for presentations of high level and detail level systems from requirements and also flowcharted system in Visio. Many tables were DB/2 for Claims and some IMS besides. Programmed in Eaytrieve, besides COBOL to retrieve fast data and information to be used later in reporting process via MQ Series and used EDI for electronic commerce transactions between companies that had financial information. Used Rexx and Clist and wrote, tested and debugged Cobol II programs in Batch and online mode. All programs were written with embedded SQL code to access the DB/2 tables. The AIS system on the Mainframe was complex with many financial routines with custom reporting. Worked in a senior level role with extensive communication, presentations with all levels of management and users in Application Development, QES and the Business areas. Worked in the QES labs overseeing the testing, scripts and Master test strategy plans in test manager in the rational suite of tools. Traveled to headquarters a number of times a year to the Middletown and Hartford CT Offices to work on major critical projects. Worked on Web projects such as DataDrill using .Net VB and older ASP programs on RAM QES Lab application. Worked on a Project Management application for all project Leaders and Managers in AIS. Provided Technical assistance plus creation of trainingmanuals written in MS PowerPoint. Saved company 50% in Budgeted costs. Used MS SQL Server 2005/2008 and utilities in Sequel Enterprise version.
The Aetna AIS Mainframe Claim systems had specific claim codes and help was available by the business analysts who reported to the project managers to give advice and consultation on the transactions which were Claims from all states which had to be processed in a timely manner to avoid government penalties. Leadership, management skills with the client business areas was practiced along with clear communication, teamwork to foster working relationships with the team and the client business departments. Worked on VI editor, Unix, SQL server 2000 and Oracle.

Confidential, 4/2001 - 12/2001 Confidential, Bryn Mawr, PA
Facilitator - Senior Programmer/Analyst Cobol and PC, Web programming.
Worked on rewrite of online Microfocus COBOL LUTC OTC registration application including payment modules for credit card and voucher payments. Wrote case study, analysis of whole application including test Plans, and relevant IT documentation of the system and how it interfaced with the rest of the college’s Datatel system. The internet application accessed the client side which was SQL Sequel. Cut processing time by 50% and saved college costs by 30%. Wrote NDM/ConnectDirect scripts and used FTP, HTTPS and NDM/ConnectDirect plus other file transfer utilities. Worked on VI editor, Unix, SQL server 2000 and Oracle.

6/2000 to 4/2001 Confidential, Blue Bell PA. Senior Programmer/Analyst Cobol, Microfocus Cobol and PC, Web programming
Wrote NDM/ConnectDirect scripts and used FTP, HTTPS and NDM/ConnectDirect plus other file transfer utilities. Used Cobol, Tandem Cobol, Guardian Pathway, Tacl, DB2 (imbedded Batch into Cobol, SPUFI), DB/2, COBOL, CA-ADSO, IMS, CA-IDMS, Easytrieve, OS/JCL,TSO,CICS,EDI,VSAM (File Aid), MQ Series, CHANGEMAN, ONE INFO, OPC SCHEDULER, MS OFFICE, VISIO Tools on Financial, conversions, Claims and Marketing Compensation systems on batch and online systems. Used MS Office and Visio for presentations of high level and detail level systems from requirements and also flowcharted system in Visio. Wrote new code and modified AIS Marketing Compensation System Main application, DB Tools application and programs to run stored procedures through pass through query in Microsoft ccess, SQL Server, DB/2 Universal on the weighted quantity metrics. Prepared a new user application for people on the Marketing Compensation User system in Visual Basic code. Worked with Mainframe Team on modified or new systems on the Medical Insurance Business Applications. Prepared user documentations, business requirements, detail designs, test plans and QES testing on individual and integrated testing. Saved 30% in Budgeted costs. Worked on VI editor, Unix, SQL server 2000 and Oracle.

1/2000 to 5/2000 - Confidential, Senior Programmer/Analyst
Wrote new and modified Client server applications using VB 6.0, SQL server 2000 and MS Access plus MS Office Suite of products. Mainframe COBOL also with JCL TSO etc. FTP Software and other Utilities.

1/1999 to 12/1999 - Confidential, PA Senior IT Consultant - PC SQL and Cobol Mainframe systems, VSAM, Tandem Cobol, CA-ADSO, IMS, CA-IDMS, Guardian Pathway, Tacl, DB/2 and Microfocus Cobol, Unix Oracle SQL databases, Visio and MS Office. FTP Software and other Utilities.

1/1998 to 12/1998 Confidential, DE Senior IT Consultant Facilitator, supervisor and Analyst. Wrote new and modified Client server applications using VB 6.0, SQL server and MS Access plus MS Office Suite of products. Mainframe Cobol VSAM, ISAM, DB/2, Tandem Cobol, CA-ADSO, IMS, CA-IDMS, Guardian Pathway, Tacl with JCL TSO etc. and 4GL Focus for Manugistics systems and financial statistical reporting. FTP Software and other Utilities. Worked on VI editor, Unix, SQL server and Oracle.

1/1997 12/1997 - Confidential, PA Senior IT Consultant Programmer/Analyst - Microfocus COBOL. Wrote NDM/ConnectDirect scripts and used FTP, HTTPS and NDM/ConnectDirect plus other file transfer utilities. Used (imbedded Batch into Cobol, SPUFI),DB/2,COBOL,OS/JCL,TSO,CICS,EDI, ISAM, VSAM, Tandem Cobol, CA-ADSO, IMS, CA-IDMS ,Guardian Pathway, Tacl File Aid, Changeman for moving software packages thru lifecycle, One Info for ,Opc Scheduler on batch and online systems. Used MS Office and Visio for presentations of high level and detail level systems from requirements and also flowcharted system in Visio. Programmed in Easytrieve
and worked on VI editor, Unix, SQL server and Oracle.

6/1996 12/1996 - Confidential, MD Senior IT Consultant Worked on Moving Legacy Mainframe Cobol, Tandem Cobol, CA-ADSO, IMS, CA-IDMS, Guardian Pathway, Tacl, CICS and PL/1 programs plus Focus reporting system to PC Client Server system using SQL and Oracle plus business objects and crystal report. Used FTP software and other Utilities.

1/1996 6/1996 - Confidential, PA Senior IT Consultant Worked on new 4GL
Focus databases applications and later on project to convert the older systems to new PC Client Server system using SQL server and Visual Basic.

1/1995 12/1995 - Confidential, Malvern PA Senior IT programmer Analyst Consultant Worked on Mainframe Cobol enrollment system and reporting using JCL, ISAM, VSAM, TSO, CICS, CA-ADSO, IMS, CA-IDMS and other Utilities plus DB/2. Used FTP Software as well.

11/1994 12/1994 Cable and Wireless Vienna VA. Senior IT consultant and system analyst High level gathering of requirements for Mainframe Cobol system which was a short project.

5/1993 10/1994 PNC Bank Phila PA Senior Programmer Analyst Worked on Mainframe Cobol, CICS, ISAM, VSAM, Tandem Cobol, CA-ADSO, IMS, CA-IDMS, Guardian Pathway, Tacl, Endeavor, JCL and other IBM Utilities on the Bank’s investment area for reporting and other financial systems.

1/1993 5/1993 Confidential, DE Senior Programmer Analyst Worked on IBM Mainframe credit card applications with 4GL Focus, Cobol, JCL, TSO and FTP Software.

6/1992 12/1992 Confidential, NJ Senior Programmer Analyst Worked on PC Clipper and UNIX shell scripts and COBOL applications with FTP Software.

6/1991 5/1992 Confidential, NJ Senior IT Consultant Worked on Mainframe Cobol, 4GL Focus and Adabase Natural applications.
Used JCL, CICS and FTP Software plus Flowchart II.

1/1990 5/1991 Confidential, NJ Senior IT Consultant Worked on Medical and Medicaid systems for State of NJ using Mainframe Cobol, ISAM, VSAM and PC Pascal Database application for reporting and used CASE Tools.

EDUCATION

M.B.A in Business Management

Hardware Platforms and Software

Mainframe Systems: IBM 3090, 370, 360, MVS IBM Mainframe, DEC VAX, PRIME, COBOL II,III, VS COBOL, CA-ADSO, IMS, CA-IDMS, VSAM, ISAM, JCL, TSO, CICS, DB/2, TANDEM Cobol, ISPF, JESS2,JESS3, File Aid, SQL, Endeavor, Model office, Zeeke, CA7 scheduler, Rexx, Web Sphere, FOCUS 4GL, ADABAS, NATURAL, FORTRAN, PASCAL, EASYTRIVE PLUS, RUMBA, IBM File Transfer system, IBM Utilities,
IBM MQ Series, DB2 (imbedded Batch into Cobol, SPUFI), EDI, CHANGEMAN, ONE INFO, OPC SCHEDULER, MS OFFICE, VISIO, CLIST, Star tool.

PC, SQL Client Server and Web: Microfocus Cobol and it\'s utilities, other PC Cobol compilers, MS.Net VB and C# and ASP.NET, Sybase Rapid query system, Oracle, Unix, IBM AIX Unix, Unix Shell scripting, MS Access, SQL, Microsoft Sequel Server 1995-2008, Oracle, DB/2 PC Universal, Visual Basic, VBA, ASP, JavaScript, VB script, MS Excel., some UNIX operating systems, MS VISTA, MS Office Outlook, Rumba, IBM and other connectivity software between PC and Mainframe. UNIX shell scripts, JAVA, C/C++, CLIPPER, PC FOCUS, FTP SOFTWARE
HTTPS and NDM/ConnectDirect) etc. Wrote NDM/ConnectDirect scripts also. For Project Management worked on Microsoft project, timeline, Hourglass, Aetna’s time reporting System on the internet, Pert Charts, Linear Programming and Planview reporting and resource management. Rational Clearquest tools, Quality Center Tool, VISIO, Sharepoint and IBM Rational Tools.

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