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Albert
Alarring51@gmail.com
334-546-9840
4319 Atlanta Hwy
Montgomery, AL 36109
Senior Mainframe Developer
35 years experience W2
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• Over 30 years of professional experience in Information Technology with extensive experience in business process analysis, requirements analysis and definition, and use/application of structured methodologies, design, programming, testing, and implementing the technical test /development of DB2 of batch and online systems by using COBOL/COBOL II, DB2, Stored Procedure, JCL, VSAM, SYNCSORT, CICS, and IMS/DC also has experience in the design and development of DB2 database.
• Strong and demonstrated skills in developing business process documentation, requirements documentation, proofs of concept, and other documentation.
• Interact and interface with clients and assist them in reviewing, requirements and offer recommendations and team player to adapt to changes in client requirements and priorities and facilitate work sessions.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to effectively and accurately capture meeting minutes.
• Have ability to translate Business and System Requirements into technical specifications and to develop and deliver quality code and unit test results on target.
• Experienced in different phases of Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) from investigation of initial requirements through analysis, design, development and management of successful software applications.
• Extensively programmed in MVS, COBOL, COBOL II, JCL, VSAM, DB2, CICS, SQL, IMS/DB/DC.
• Extensive use of FILE-AID, SPUFI, QMF, ISPF/PDF, IBM UTILITIES, XPEDITOR, InterTest, ENDEVOR, CHANGEMAN, SYNCSORT, CA-7, EASYTRIEVE.
• Extensive use of Microsoft Products MS Excel, MS Access, MS Word, MS Outlook, MS Power Point, Microsoft Project, Visio, Sharepoint Responsible for the development and coding of Customized Large User Billing System (CLUB). Performed maintenance of the Enhanced Billing System a sub system of the Electronic Data Interface System (EDI). - MCI
• Responsible for the maintenance of MCI Small Business Telemarketing System.
• Provided support to the Requirement and Testing System Teams during the migration from the Wang Legacy system to a Sun LAN System. Environment: Wang VS System Provided support developed solutions for production runs and reduced errors by 40% manual reconciliation. Environment: COBOL CICS ABEND- AID MVS JCL TSO/ISPF Expediter

Experience
Senior Mainframe Developer
Information Technology
Aug 2014 - Feb 2015
Randstad Technology in the Output Card Services Division. Responsible for the development of interfaces between TSYS and new Retail Merchants and Banking clients.. The new development project was created to enable TSYS clients to Verify and validate the card's expiration date and Card Verification Code real-time using GUI Calls on the front-end using XML code request. Processing the request on the back-end using SQL calls to the DB2 database on the IBM mainframe. Responsible for the setup of new card clients to use Chip technology. Converted existing credit cards from magnetic strip to chip technology. Also responsible for the support of and resolution of system abends at the system testing cycle level prior to evaluation to production. Environment: IBM System ZOS, COBOL II, DB2, SQL, SPUFI, JCL, ISPF/TSO ENDEVOR, CICS, VSAM, FILE-AID, CA-7, SYNCSORT, EASYTRIEVE, SHAREPOINT, SoapSonar, HP Quality Center
z/OS VSAM SYNCSORT SQL JCL IBM Mainframe HP QC ENDEVOR Easytrieve DB2 CICS CA 7 Cobol XML File-Aid SPUFI MS SharePoint
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Senior Mainframe Developer/Consultant/AFLAC
Information Technology
Feb 2014 - Aug 2014
Worked as Senior Mainframe Developer, Responsible for the development of an interface between AFLAC and JP Morgan Chase Bank. The new development was created to support the new enhancement to pay individual policyholders as well as group provider using electronic fund transfers thru direct deposit in to the client's accounts. Also responsible for the support of and resolution of system abends at the system testing cycle level prior to evaluation to production. Environment: IBM System ZOS, COBOL II, DB2, SQL, SPUFI, JCL, ISPF/TSO ENDEVOR, CICS, VSAM, FILE-AID, CA-7, SYNCSORT, EASYTRIEVE, SHAREPOINT
SQL DB2 CICS Cobol File-Aid JCL SPUFI SYNCSORT VSAM MS SharePoint
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Senior Test Analyst
Mar 2013 - Dec 2013
Randstad Technology in the Acquisition Group, Responsible for the analysis, testing, verification and validation of XML Data Packets and files during a Major financial banking Client acquisition. The acquisition involved over 30,000 merchants being converted into Total Systems ACH and Credit Cards processing Line of Business products. Used Crosscheck - Soap Sonar Enterprise Version 6.5 to test and verify the accuracy and completeness of XML data packets received from the new client via IBM Web Sphere MQ Queues And CICS for real-time processing. Created and used test scripts to validate the packets information displayed via CICS Screens, DB2 Database tables and VSAM files. Documented all abnormalities using HP Application Lifecycle Management Quality Center to issue defects for tracking problems and retesting. Used Microsoft Word and Excel spreadsheets to document retest results and final resolution. Environment: IBM System ZOS, COBOL II, DB2, SQL, SPUFI, JCL, ISPF/TSO ENDEVOR, CICS, VSAM, FILE-AID, CA-7, SYNCSORT, EASYTRIEVE, SHAREPOINT
Cobol z/OS IBM Websphere MQ IBM WebSphere JCL SQL Microsoft Excel HP QC SOAP
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Consultant/Regions Financial
Apr 2012 - Jan 2013
Work as Mainframe Software Engineer, responsible for the new development, maintenance and reporting of the Credit Card Re-entry Project for both batch and online applications. Responsible for the reformatting of transmitted files from Total Systems debits and credits of GL entries, as well as ACH postings. Used Easytrieve Plus to create customized detail and summary reports based on the users needs and requirements. Responsible for the production support during production cycles during a rotating basis with other team members. Meet with users to discuss and design and finalize their needs. Environment: IBM System ZOS, COBOL II, DB2, SQL, SPUFI, JCL, ISPF/TSO ENDEVOR, CICS, VSAM, FILE-AID, CA-7, SYNCSORT, EASYTRIEVE
SQL
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As DB2 Development Specialist
Information Technology
Jul 2011 - Jan 2012
responsible for the resolution of all technical issues. Responsible for the analysis and validation of all consumer information from several information reporting agencies. The consumer information is reformatted using IBM Websphere Datastage and QualityStage and Cobol programs. * Responsible for the interfaces with IBM InfoSphere Master Data Management and Teradata Database.
DB2 Teradata Cobol
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Aug 2010 - Dec 2010
Responsible for the analysis, coding and testing of changes to the CICS Online Claim Adjustment Programs. A new regulation mandated that claim adjustments and refunds be disperse to businesses in an accelerated timeframe. Any failure to comply with the new time limit for processing could cause the client to be penalized.
• Responsible the coding and testing mandatory X 12 EDI, Health Claims 837 Professional and Institutional updates for the 4010 to 5010 Conversion Project..
• .Ensured that all patient information was in compliance with HIPPA Regulations.
• Perform system walk-thru's of code, documentation and specifications.
• Analyzed Systems in order to identify system impacts for development of Functional Requirements.
• Developed program specifications based on analysis of system. Environment: COBOL II, CICS, DB2, SQL, SPUFL, JCL, QMF, ISPF/TSO, PANVALET, Expeditor, VSAM, IBM System 390/ZOS
No skills were added
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Consultant/American Greetings
Feb 2010 - May 2010
* Responsible for the development of TCAL programming Language for the Texlon PTC 710 Handheld Computer Scanner/Bar Code reader. American Greeting's acquisition of two major Greeting Card Manufacturers, create a need for these modules. The programs that were developed will be used to Track greeting card sales and inventory by Part time Merchandiser in all retail store that Sell greeting cards. The season return program module will be used to keep track of all out of season cards being returned to manufacturers by barcode scanning the returned. TCAL programs were developed and compiled in a PC windows environment. The Compiled program modules were downloaded to the handheld computer where the code was executed. Environment: PC Windows XP, Texlon PTC 710 Handheld Computer Scanner/Barcode Reader
No skills were added
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Consultant/AFLAC
Sep 2009 - Dec 2009
Worked remotely from home to analyze the causes of CICS Online production problems in their disability claims systems. The effort's goal was to correct as many production programs prior to year-end Processing. Used Endeavor to migrate modules from production to workstation. Performed unit testing with Expeditor, to aid in analyzing the accuracy of the code. Made code changes, performed unit test and integrated system test to validate the changes. Promoted changes back to production using ENDEVOR. Used Microsoft Word, MS Excel Spreadsheet, MS PowerPoint, Visio for workflow to Document System changes and enhancements. Environment: COBOL II, CICS, DB2, SQL, SPUFL, JCL, ISPF/TSO, ENDEVOR, Expeditor, VSAM, IBM System 390/ZOS
SQL
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Consultant/City of Birmingham
May 2008 - May 2009
* Responsible for the conversion of financial and accounting data from Legacy modules IMS database by developing cross reference tables to bridge the gap between the mainframe and client server third party vendor system (New World Financial System). Performed testing to validate the accuracy of the converted information between the two platforms. Coordinated and performed the upload of the converted data between the City of Birmingham and New World System database. Performed production support of the nightly production cycles when errors occurred, by correcting the errors and rerunning the production jobs. Responsible for the creation of Cobol modules to create and build the conversion data for both active and retired city employees, to be used in the New World System Payroll and Human Resources Modules. Used Microsoft Word, MS Excel Spreadsheet, MS PowerPoint, Visio for workflow to Document System changes and enhancements. Used Microsoft Access to create databases that were used to create reports for upper * Management to aid in the process of making business decisions. Environment: COBOL II, CICS, IMS, JCL, ISPF/TSO, ENDEVOR, VSAM, SQL SERVER, NEW WORLD SYSTEMS, EXCEL, MS ACCESS DATABASE, SDSF, FTP, BLUEZONE, IBM SYSTEM 390/ZOS, Stromberg, Telestaff, XML, Web Services
FTP SQL SQL Server
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Consultant/Blue Cross Blue Shield
Aug 2006 - Nov 2007
Responsible for the new development of Claim processing systems, production Support, analysis, coding and testing of existing online and batch source Modules. Worked on the HIPPA X 12 EDI transactions, Primarily the Health Care Claims Transaction set - 837. Additional Responsibilities included ITS:
• Analyzed the claims system, researching any issues relating to the Bluecard claims.
• Configured the AMMS system to adjudicate claims.
• Coded the system to ensure the claims are processed accurately.
• Tested the ITS (Inter-Plan Teleprocessing Services) and AMMS systems.
• Used Microsoft Word, MS Excel Spreadsheet, MS PowerPoint, Visio for workflow to Document System changes and enhancements. Environment: COBOL II, CICS, DB2, IMS, SPUFL, MQ Processing, JCL, ISPF/TSO, ENDEVOR, Smart Test, APS Code generator, VSAM, EASYTRIEVE PLUS, IBM System 390/ZOS, Citrix Micro Focus/MFE, Web Services
EDI HIPAA
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Consultant/State of Alabama Dept
May 2002 - Jul 2006
of Transportation * Responsible for the new development, production support, analysis, coding and testing of existing online and batch source modules for an In-house Payroll System, used throughout the State of Alabama. Also responsible for the support of Human Resources, Accounting and Petroleum Systems. Develop interfaces between various third party vendors and the IBM Mainframe applications (Wright Express Fuel Credit Cards). Provide production support to end-users of these application systems. Assist computer operations staff in the resolution of production problems and system abends. Conduct training classes for programmers relating to the implementation of a library management system (SCLM), TSO and SDSF. Used Microsoft Word, MS Excel Spreadsheet, MS PowerPoint, Visio for workflow to Document System changes and enhancements. Environment: COBOL II, CICS, DB2, SPUFI, JCL, ISPF/TSO, ROSCOE, EXPEDITER, CEDF, FILEMARVEL, VSAM, BMS/GT, IBM System 390, ZOS, Easytrieve, Easytrieve Plus, CA Micro-Focus COBOL, XML, Web Services
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Consultant/Allied Insurance
Sep 2000 - Oct 2001
* Responsible for the analysis, coding and testing of existing source modules contained in the Process Cash System. This system is used to track claims payments, distribution and bank deposits. Modified source modules to process newly acquire companies for a major Insurance corporation. Performed production file conversions by using file-aid batch utilities. During phase II, responsible for the conversion of the Personal Auto System. Modified Cobol Source modules from VSAM read of Agent Master file to embedded SQL calls to DB2 Database. Performed testing of changes using Changeman, Expediter, File-Aid, SPUFI and QMF. Compared changes using SuperC. Environment: COBOL II, CICS, JCL, ISPF/TSO, MVS, EXPEDITER, SPUFI, CEDF Changeman, File-aid batch and online, XML, Web Services
SQL
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Software Engineer/Consultant
Information Technology
Nov 1999 - Jul 2000
* Responsible for system design enhancements of a paperless digital filing system to store medical records for the health care industry to create paperless environments. * Provided technical support and training to clients and direct the installation of the digital filing software. Responsible for marketing Pereand business solutions and generating revenue. Environment: AcuCOBOL, HTML, Pixtran
Software Engineer HTML Database Design
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Consultant/Nova Information System
Aug 1999 - Nov 1999
* Responsible for creating customized on line user reports to support credit card processing for MasterCard, Visa and other private cards. Reports improved month end reconciliation, and the validation process. Environment: Expediter, COBOLII, CICS, MVS, JCL, TSO/ISPF, IBM System 390
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Senior Consultant - Ernst & Young/Coca Cola
Jun 1998 - Apr 1999
* Implemented Y2K enhancements for legacy systems and various applications to assure Y2K compliance.
• Responsible for the analysis, coding, and testing of source modules for two financial systems: loan lease and commercial systems.
• Performed Y2K enhancements for Eztrieve and Eztrieve Plus modules for the transportation system and performed future date testing. Environment: COBOL II, CICS, VSAM, INTERTEST, FILEAID, CEDF, CEDA/DADS, TSO/ ISPF, JCL, ABEND-AID, IBM 390, Hourglass 2000, ENDEVOR
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Consultant - State of Georgia
Nov 1997 - Jun 1998
* Served as the production support analyst for the individual income tax system, and successfully implemented direct deposit feature for Electronic Filers Performed analysis, coding and testing of an outsourcing project for the data processing function. * Provided on call support and problem resolution regarding nightly production runs. Environment: COBOL II, CICS, CEDA/DADS, PANVALET, Expediter, DB2, IBM System 390
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Consultant/John Harland
Jun 1997 - Oct 1997
* Responsible for the enhancement of the Invoice Billing Reporting System and modified code to generate new reports for Wachovia Bank. * Modified existing programs, and provided support during production runs. Environment: COBOL II, IMS Database, JCL, Viasoft
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Consultant - State of Georgia/Department of Revenue
Oct 1996 - Jun 1997
* Served as the project lead on the implementation of the Interactive Voice Response System for taxpayers filing via phone. * Responsible for the development and implementation of the Audit Requirement System used by Central Audit and Field Services Agencies. Environment: COBOL II, CICS, DB2, SQL, VSAM, ENDEVOR, ISPF/TSO
SQL
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Jul 1996 - Oct 1996
No skills were added
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Consultant
Jul 1996 - Jul 1996
Vistech Worldwide Parts Distribution Center
• Responsible for the analysis, coding, and maintenance of the Inventory Management System.
• Provided support during the migration to ORACLE 7. Environment: COBOL II, CICS, CBT Studies for ORACLE, TSO/ISPF
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Consultant
May 1996 - Jul 1996
- MCI
• Responsible for the maintenance of MCI Small Business Telemarketing System.
• Provided support to the Requirement and Testing System Teams during the migration from the Wang Legacy system to a Sun LAN System. Environment: Wang VS System
No skills were added
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Consultant -Bell South Data Center
Nov 1995 - Mar 1996
No skills were added
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Oct 1995 - Nov 1995
Changeman System 390
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Consultant/FSG
Jul 1995 - Oct 1995
(Federated Department Stores Systems Group) * Provided analysis and coding to support major system conversion project in an IBM environment. Environment: COBOL II, DATACOM, CICS, MVS, JCL, ABEND-AID, CHANGEMAN
No skills were added
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Programmer Analyst
Information Technology
Aug 1986 - Jul 1995
* Responsible for the maintenance of the Surface Operator Compensation System that tracked daily work schedules for all bus and rail operators, and fed to the HRIS payroll system.
• Responsible for the maintenance and support of the Load Profile System that tracked rider ship trends to determine when to increase or decrease services.
• Led development of an automated system that tracked rider ship information using hand held technology (TCAL) via an interface between the mainframe and the HOST PC. The TCAL System was enchance even more when the traffic checker could upload their daily transactions via the phone transmissions directly to the host computer. The added feature greatly expedited the upload process.
• Responsible for the maintenance and support of the Indentured Drawing System, which consisted of numerous on line application programs, alternate indexes, and cross references of all blueprint listings with replacement numbers for all bus, rail tracks and rail station repairs. Environment: COBOLII, CICS, VSAM, DB2, TCAL Handheld Computer, Datacom/VSAMT/IDEAL, Easytrieve, Easytrieve Plus, CONTROL-M, CA Micro-Focus Cobol, ENDEVOR
CICS Cobol DB2 Microfocus Cobol VSAM
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Education
Introduction to Visual Basic DOT NET
W3Schools Training 2006
Business Administration
Alabama Christian College
Data Processing
Trenholm Technical College
HTML, XHTML, DHTML, XML, JavaScript, VBScript
ViaGrafix Courses
Certifications
Certified Professional COBOL & CICS Programmer
Skills
Cobol
2015
11
DB2
2015
10
CICS
2015
9
Microfocus Cobol
1995
9
VSAM
2015
9
SQL
2015
4
Database Design
2000
1
EDI
2007
1
File-Aid
2015
1
FTP
2009
1
HIPAA
2007
1
HTML
2000
1
JCL
2015
1
MS SharePoint
2015
1
Software Engineer
2000
1
SPUFI
2015
1
SQL Server
2009
1
Teradata
2012
1
XML
2015
1
z/OS
2015
1
ABENDAID
0
1
CA 7
2015
1
CHANGEMAN
0
1
Easytrieve
2015
1
ENDEVOR
2015
1
HP QC
2015
1
IBM Mainframe
2015
1
IBM WebSphere
2013
1
IBM Websphere MQ
2013
1
IMS
0
1
LAN
0
1
Microsoft Excel
2013
1
MS Project
0
1
SOAP
2013
1
Stored Procedure
0
1
SYNCSORT
2015
1
System Requirements
0
1
TSO/ISPF
0
1
XPEDITOR
0
1