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Kevin
Kevin.Clark@beyondit-de.com
302-357-8362
22 Haggis Road
Middletown, DE 19709
Mainframe Performance Tuning Specialist
41 years experience W2
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Possess numerous years of IBM Systems Administration experience providing businesses with Information Technology solutions and support\. In addition, 20+ years in IT management and leadership positions. Positions held include: Acting Manager, Configuration Management Lead Infrastructure Engineer Manager, Data Center Operations Manager, Systems Programming

Experience
Senior Mainframe Systems Programmer
Information Technology
Jan 2021 - present

z/OS Systems Programmer

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Owner
Jan 2021 - present
- Consulting
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Sep 2013 - Jan 2021
Tasks Performed for CareFirst BCBS - Federal Employee Program Ops Center (FEPOC)
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Acting Manager, Configuration Management
Sep 2016 - Feb 2017
Performed for CareFirst BCBS
  • Federal Employee Program Ops Center (FEPOC)
  • Manages Configuration Management for multiple platform code deployments and release management. Supported SDLC and Agile Methodologies.
  • Supported Several Internal and External Audit and Compliance initiatives
  • Supported DevOps implementation of Jenkins Pipeline.
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Manager, Data Center Operations
Dec 2011 - Jul 2013
Performed for Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware
  • Manages data center operations ensuring maximum availability for all critical infrastructure components.
  • Manages 24/7/365 Enterprise Data Center. Maintains real time data center space planning to include rack elevations, dashboard reporting, vendor interface and change control processes.
  • Manages Operations and Systems programming team's daily tasks, coordinate changes and problem management of customer issues.
  • Monitors and reports on capacity and operational performance for the Data Center environment per assigned metrics.
  • Conducts staff performance assessments in accordance with HR policies and procedures.
  • Coordinates the installation and maintenance of all Data Center hardware with staff and external vendors.
  • Coordinates the installation and maintenance of Mainframe Software with staff and external vendors.
  • Creates and maintains a disaster recovery plan for the Data Center & Systems Programming team and executes that plan yearly at remote business recovery location.
  • Lead installation and deployment of z/OS 1.13 and IMS 11, CICS TS 4.2 & MQ in 2012.
  • Budgetary responsibility for $5.9M Data Center Cost Center
  • Develops and implements operations and escalations procedures. Works closely with clients, and other systems professionals in order to identify operational issues.
  • Provides RFP and product evaluation support utilizing proven vendor relationship best practices.
  • Establishes and maintains IT operational standards and processes.
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Disk Subsystems
Aug 2007 - Aug 2007
IBM Storage Solutions
  • IBM DS7xxx DS8xxx Print Subsystems XEROX
  • Print Solutions Tape Subsystems: IBM Tape Drives and Libraries
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Sr. Systems/Network Programmer
Information Technology
Nov 2003 - Feb 2004
Task Performed for Morgan Stanley
  • Maintained day to day VTAM and TCP/IP connections originating from ZOS.
  • Installed, supported, stress tested AWM on Linux and USS platform
  • Coordinated NDM data transfers through out the brokerage house.
  • 3rd party installations as PKZIP, Connect: Direct, TCP/IP
  • Supported over 40 ZOS, ZVM LPARS under 3 Parallel Sysplex environments.
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Sr. Performance Specialist
Sep 1998 - Apr 2001
(1 report) Task Performed for Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC):
  • Currently contacted to provide Senior Performance Specialist duties since Feb' 2000
  • Completed the planning and implementation of IBM Workload management 's GOAL Mode in Oct' 2000
  • Storage Tuning driven
  • Improvement to SMS routines
  • Completed the Capacity Forecast and successful implementation of an IBM 9672-X37 G6 CMOS processor to replace an IBM 9021-9X2 Bi-polar processor.
  • Plans deliver prior to implementation included Benchmark, Contingency and Testing
  • Provided numerous performance recommendations on a multiple LPAR system.
  • Prepare and delivered performance related MICS reports to client.
  • Provided training documents on IBM Workload Management functions.
  • Diagnose numerous Client Server applications and made performance improvement recommendations.
  • Provided Implementation plan on the installation and control of IBM WebSphere applications.
  • Produce numerous Ad-hoc SAS reports to support the Performance Monitoring Unit.
  • Supported the upgrade from OS/390 2.5 to OS/390 2.8
  • Provided support for the implementation of OS/390 2.6 and 2.8
  • Participated in installation tuning of IBM WebSphere applications such as HTTP server, HOD client (Java). Task Performed for The Office of The Comptroller Of The Currency (OCC):
  • Primary task was the implementation of WLM (Workload Management) to prepare for OS/390 release 2.6 upgrade from OS/390 1.3.
  • Current responsibilities at the Office Of The Comptroller Of The Currency (OCC) Data Center consist of providing System Programming Support on an AMDAHL 5995-1100a processor running OS/390 release 1.3.
  • Designed and coded an ISPF/REXX application to enhance the operational area of the Data Center. This application functions as the Shift log and Turnover report (s).
  • Implemented an SMTP gateway on the OS/390 operation system to replace a non-Y2K complaint gateway on a SCO UNIX platform. New Implementation is Window/NT.
  • Project lead on the complete rewrite of Data Center documentation. This includes development of standards and procedures for all facets of operations, system programming and production control.
  • Installed and customized USS.
  • Supported Storage Operations
  • Maintained department level AIX server under RISC/6000 server.
  • Wrote several MVS assembler subroutines to support ISPF Dialogues. Wrote VPS exit in assembler to interface with RACF. Tasks Performed for AMTRAK
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IBM Systems consultant & President
Feb 2001 - Feb 2001
Supported IBM WebSphere clients via TCP/IP products for nationwide customer base. Recommended USS customization tuning parameters and troubleshooting. Supported all flavors of UNIX (Solaris AIX) NT Task Performed for Prince George's Country Government Developed an Interface for the Transfer of CAD 911 data from a RS/6000 running IBM AIX OS to the County's OS/390 Mainframe system.
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Technical Support Specialist
Information Technology
Jan 1998 - Oct 1999
a Sr. Systems Programmer consultant, Mr. Clark performs quality assurance on preliminary plans for a conversion of MVS/XA to OS/390 and meets regularly with the client to review migration policies and procedures. Currently Mr. Clark is acting as the lead Systems Programmer for this conversion. Duties include installation of operating system and third-party software developing test plans and providing technical assistance to applications developers and testers. Create standards and procedures base on ISO 9000. Usage of Strobe and TMON to insure compliance. Supported the upgrade from OS/390 1.3 to OS/390 2.5.
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Tasks Performed for Systems Support Manager
Jul 1995 - Dec 1995
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Tasks Performed for Systems Support Manager
Oct 1994 - Jun 1995
As the manager of the systems support team, Mr. Clark supervised and coordinated efforts of the systems programming personnel (3 report) and security analyst (1 report supervised software installation, maintenance, tuning, and technical support for project and data center personnel. Senior Systems Programmer/Project Manager, NYMA, Inc. (13 reports)
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(Senior Systems Programmer) Mr. Clark
Information Technology
Jun 1982 - Jun 1982
performed various system software installations such as
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Information Technology
Jun 1982 - Jun 1982
DOS/VSE MVS, CICS, DATACOM/DB, DLI and IMS. Provided technical support to data systems personnel and implemented the Datapoint file transfer system. He also conducted user training courses and performed as a team leader for a number of software and hardware conversions. In addition, Mr. Clark supported IMS operations for medical applications. Also Served as Security Administrator for the Prince George's County Online systems.
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Systems Programmer
Information Technology
Jun 1980 - Jun 1982
Mr. Clark was responsible for the implementation and maintenance of CICS 1.4 and CICS 1.5. He provided technical support to the applications staff and created procedures for program documentation and control. As and Applications Programmer, he developed and maintained court systems. As a development team member, he assisted in the development of a state-wide offense tracking system.
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Education
Computer Science
Peirce College 1980
Certifications
1985 IBM Diagnostic and MVS Internals - 1990 Achieving ITIL Foundation 2014 Fundamental of Dev-Ops I
Skills
Systems Programmer
2021
12
IBM WebSphere
2021
10
CICS
2021
9
AIX
2021
7
BMC Control-M
2021
7
Change Management
2021
7
DB2
2021
7
IBM MQ
2021
7
IBM Websphere MQ
2021
7
Sterling
2021
7
Storage Management
2021
7
Database Maintenance
1995
2
HTTP
2001
2
Performance Monitoring
2001
2
SMS
2001
2
SMTP
2001
2
UNIX
2001
2
Compliance
1999
1
Agile Methodology
2017
1
Auditing
2017
1
Configuration Management
2017
1
Data Center
1995
1
Devops
2017
1
ISO 9000
2021
1
Linux
2004
1
Performance Tuning
2021
1
Project Management
1995
1
Release Management
2017
1
SDLC
2017
1
Security Analyst
1995
1
TCP/IP
2004
1
z/OS
2004
1