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Christopher
chriswlctt@gmail.com
770-850-8454
3001 Greenwood Trail
Atlanta, GA 30301
Sr. Programmer/Analyst
30 years experience W2
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Extensive experience in developing data solutions, engineering software applications and conceptualizing models of current and future systems. Enjoys working with technology and interfaces, analyzing and researching problems and finding practical solutions. Natural mentor, able to translate complex technical information into a form understandable by non-technical people.

Experience
Contract Programmer / Analyst
Transportation
Jul 2014 - Aug 2014

Designed and wrote new applications and enhancements to existing programs. Updated Sequel Viewpoint objects to accommodate new database structure.

Sequel Viewpoint QShell (QSH) CL
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Contract Programmer / Analyst
Manufacturing
Dec 2013 - Apr 2014

Designed and wrote new applications and enhancements to existing programs. Analyzed issues and determined fixes.

SQL ILE RPG CL
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Programmer / Analyst
Insurance
Aug 2011 - Sep 2013

Researched and maintained application programs in COBOL, CL, SQL & Sequel Viewpoint on IBM i-Series (AS/400). Worked with end users to gather requirements. Analyzed issues, designed, coded and tested solutions. Assisted end users with User Acceptance Tests. Wrote system interfaces in VB .NET.

  • Designed and wrote VB service program to enable an interface between i-Series application output and ImageRight application directories. Allowed minimum changes to existing i-Series application and ImageRight Import routines.
  • Updated several existing and created Sequel Viewpoint views, reports and scripts. Added most of these to Web Portal Interface. Allowed users to run queries adhoc, without requiring intervention from the IT department.
  • Updated PC-DAP documents, including 1099 forms.
.NET Cobol SQL Requirements Gathering Visual Basic
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Programmer / Analyst
Insurance
Jul 2006 - Sep 2010

Researched, designed, wrote and maintained application programs in ILE RPG IV, CL & SQL on IBM i-Series (AS/400). Worked with end users to gather requirements. Designed, coded and tested solutions. Assisted end users with User Acceptance Tests. Maintained data using DBU & SQL.

  • Updated Programming Standards manual – Programs follow similar logic and are therefore easier to understand and maintain.
  • Initiated 'Lunch & Learn' program – Allows new technologies to be introduced and understood by the whole staff.
  • Developed prototype copybooks and service programs to allow standard functionality for IFS access, Program Message handling, Date handling Credit Card functions & Tax Calculations.
  • Drove development of Web Service prototypes and Web Service Standards manual.
  • Responsible for Credit Card Billing & Multinational Sales Tax Calculation aspects of application.
  • Developed modular interfaces to 3rd party encryption product for PCI Compliance project.
ILE RPG SQL CL Compliance Requirements Gathering
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Lead Architect (Programmer / Analyst)
Information Technology
Aug 2003 - May 2006

Researched, designed, wrote and maintained application programs in ILE RPG/4, C, CL, SQL and JAVA on IBM i-Series (AS/400). Worked with other architects to develop multi-platform applications. Worked with Product Support staff to assist with complex customer issues.

Designed and wrote JAVA framework to allow automated Drummond EDI Certification tests using XML SAX2 and JDBC. Testing cost was discounted due to automation and because testing did not need to be done manually the company saved on labor costs as well.

Designed and wrote RPG & C based service program routines to implement automatic and manual blocking of inbound IP addresses. Made our product more secure.

Drove project to enable Large File Support (> 4GB) in all our i-Series based C applications. This included PGP, ZIP, FTP and EDI servers and clients. Allowed use with with very large files.

ILE RPG CL Java XML EDI JDBC C SQL Database Design
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Contract Programmer / Analyst
Information Technology
Mar 2003 - Aug 2003

Worked with COBOL on multiple platforms for various clients. Provided assistance to others when required, suggested improvements where possible.

Cobol
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Programmer / Analyst
Information Technology
May 1997 - Sep 2002

Worked with project teams to provide general technical support for company's AS/400 COBOL based insurance application. Gathered system requirements, designed and wrote programs in JAVA, SQL, COBOL OPM & ILE and CL OPM & ILE for more technically advanced projects. Worked with JAVA when it first became available on the AS/400 and often worked with IBM's Hursley Labs in England by providing them with real-world insights to implementation issues.

  • Researched, designed and wrote JAVA based pilot project for web interface product using IBM's WebSphere Application Server. This resulted in a the formation of a whole new development group.
  • Wrote JAVA based XML editor to automatically add appropriate entries for the application to the WebSphere configuration file. Made configuration easier resulting in fewer errors.
  • Researched and implemented TCP/IP requirements to send e-mail pages when disk space got critical. Notified team members of issues even if we were out of the office.
  • Redesigned data conversion process to be an adaptive multi-tasking framework capable of running multiple file conversions while maintaining dependency order and error tracking & reporting. Conversion time went from over three days to one afternoon.

Cobol Java ILE RPG IBM WebSphere SQL Data Conversion XML
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Programmer / Analyst
Utilities/Energy
May 1991 - Apr 1996

Administered company’s token-ring network which included a Netware 4.1 server, an AS/400 and an OS/2 WARP SERVER. Maintained Purchasing Inventory and Fleet Management RPG applications on the AS/400. Evaluated and recommended software and hardware for company use. Served as Acting Director of MIS in the event of the department director and supervising analyst’s absence.

  • Installed and maintained Novel network server and smart hubs.
  • Designed and implemented pop-up screen for CSRs to allow them to generate letters. Using a pop-up window, letters could be chosen and automatically generated along with envelope and a note that was placed in customer file. Provided standard text and saved time it took to manually type.
  • Designed and wrote C application on the PC to manipulate billing data from hand-held devices and transfer data between hand-held devices and the AS/400
RPG Netware C Windows
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Non-cloudteam Skill
Education
Bachelor's in Systems Science
University of West Florida
Certifications
Certified OS/2 Expert (3.1)
IBM, 1992
Certified OS/400 Operator (V3R1M0)
IBM, 1994
Skills
Cobol
2013
27
Data Conversion
2002
25
Windows
1996
25
CL
2014
23
RPG
1996
23
SQL
2014
20
QShell (QSH)
2014
17
C
2006
15
ILE RPG
2014
11
XML
2006
8
IBM WebSphere
2002
7
Java
2006
6
Requirements Gathering
2013
6
Token Ring
1996
6
EDI
2006
5
Netware
1996
5
Compliance
2010
4
Database Design
2006
3
Sequel Viewpoint
2014
3
Visual Basic
2013
2
.NET
2013
1
JDBC
2006
1
Publications
RPGDOC
SourceForge.com, 2004