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Joshua
Joshua.A.Brannen@gmail.com
904-860-2146
1505 Halliday Lane South
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Manager of Safety Operations and Compliance
14 years experience W2
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A highly experienced and professional IT Business Systems Analyst with significant technology experience. Has extensive skills and experience in analyzing business needs and developing technology solutions while maintaining a strong customer focused plan. A quick study, has the imagination and ability to implement ideas, and the drive to see them through to completion.

Systems:

  • COBOL, CICS/Mainframe, Windows 2000/XP/7/8/10

Databases:

  • Oracle, IMS, DB2, and Relational Databases

Languages:

  • COBOL, Visual Basic, SQL, HTML, Java, JCL, JSF Framework, PrimeFaces

Software:

  • IBM Rapid Application Developer, TOAD, SOAP UI

Experience
Manager of Safety Operations and Compliance
Transportation
Nov 2015 - Mar 2017

Responsible for verifying, troubleshooting, analyzing, and transmitting regulatory information to the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) monthly to ensure company compliance and accurate data reporting

  • Produced PowerPoint presentations, reports, pertinent data and graphs, which were used to drive safety initiatives, identify future training needs and comply with data discovery for lawsuits
  • Liaison to the Technology team to communicate technical needs, business requirements, provide in depth User Acceptance criteria, and lead scrum meetings to monitor progress and track delivery of data and application upgrades/fixes for production
  • Created custom variance reports for safety analysts to ensure compliance with FRA guidelines
  • Prepared daily and monthly reports distributed throughout all levels of the company, using internal and external sources to perform benchmarking against other Tier 1 Railroads
  • Acted as the subject matter expert for train accidents, personal injuries, and railroad crossing accidents and aided in knowledge sharing, collaboration, and regulatory expertise to all business organizations
  • Processed frequent sensitive data inquiries from the Law Department for risk management and discovery requests pertinent to specific litigation participated in a deposition to explain the data mining process and statistical analysis
  • Prioritized and fulfilled daily ongoing requests from other business areas to perform data analysis
Compliance Data Analysis Data Mining Risk Management Scrum Statistical Analysis Analysis Business Analysis System Analysis Business Requirements Project Management
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Senior Software Engineer
Information Technology
Nov 2012 - Nov 2015
  • Utilized business requirements to create Technical Design and Functional Requirements Documents for multiple application initiatives, re-writes, and project needs
  • Coded, designed, and full scale end-to-end tested several CSX Safety Applications, including one of which I presented and demonstrated to the FRA in Washington, DC
  • Collaborated with business and technical contacts from the following departments: Transportation, Engineering, Mechanical, Intermodal, Safety, SHIPCSX group, GIS, and the Law Department to know and understand all aspects of the user's day-to-day lifecycle to completely understand the business needs for each application
  • Designed and created Web Services to provide data needed for several different functions for the many applications that I supported
  • Worked closely with Business Partners to create report/administrative function screens to provide data for many different types of End Users based on their various business needs
  • Provided feasibility analysis, operational processes, and offered application solutions and methods to assist in helping other teams and their applications
  • Team leader and subject matter expert for several applications to other organizations within the company
Software Engineer WebServices GIS Analysis Business Requirements Database Design
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Software Engineer
Transportation
Oct 2011 - Nov 2012
  • Coded, designed, and tested CSX Rail applications for Crew Management and all its related functions
  • Wrote and supported SQL stored procedures for Oracle and DB2 environments using TOAD and Change Man for several applications
  • Designed and created several applications including Perfect Attendance, Employee Guarantees, and Employee Availability project
  • Created a batch process for the Availability project that processes 13,000 employees, taking into account a multitude of business rules to provide key functions including coaching and counseling for better attendance behavior and to investigate continued absence
  • Supported legacy mainframe applications that automate calling crews on trains, communicates information between CSX and the Crew Calling vendor, provides guarantee pay amounts to extraboard employees, awards employee perfect attendance, and enables employee scheduling of time off
  • Assisted with requirements and design for the Trainmen and Engineer guarantee project and completely redesigned a process that helps the Guarantee team make scenario changes to dynamic code using J-Rules, thus allowing the team to quickly compare coding changes and how they would affect guarantee payout and penalties
  • Developed test cases for analysis of all supported Disaster Recovery applications, and have been lead tester for 5 years on the Crew Tech-Support team
  • Technical design and logistics expert for the team; communicated lapses in design as well as development best practices
  • Wrote detailed specification documents to accommodate changes for projects, and composed a multitude of test cases to help assess and improve the applications that I supported
SQL Stored Procedure TOAD CHANGEMAN Oracle DB2 Test Case Preparation Disaster Recovery Software Engineer Database Design
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Developer
Transportation
Mar 2007 - Oct 2011
  • Took requirements from the Crew Management team and analyzed application components impacted, made coding changes and tested all the related applications
  • Learned many complicated aspects of the Crew Management business process and how it impacts other areas of the business by becoming a subject matter expert in numerous varying facets of the railroad including: calling trains, reporting FRA time, requesting/processing daily and weekly vacation and personal leave
  • Utilized the Agile Scrum methodology for application development and gained an understanding for the Software Development Lifecycle in an enterprise level environment
  • Wrote estimates of work for mainframe and web application development with detailed specifications outlining level of work and effort needed to complete project within deadlines
  • Eliminated 95% of redundant TCIS tickets by making JCL and program changes
Agile Methodology Application Development JCL Scrum
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Non-cloudteam Skill
Education
Information Technology
University of Phoenix
Arts
Florida Community College at Jacksonville
Skills
Scrum
2017
5
Agile Methodology
2011
4
Analysis
2017
4
Application Development
2011
4
Business Requirements
2017
4
Database Design
2015
4
JCL
2011
4
Software Engineer
2015
4
GIS
2015
3
WebServices
2015
3
Project Management
2017
2
Business Analysis
2017
1
CHANGEMAN
2012
1
Compliance
2017
1
Data Analysis
2017
1
Data Mining
2017
1
DB2
2012
1
Disaster Recovery
2012
1
Oracle
2012
1
Risk Management
2017
1
SQL
2012
1
Statistical Analysis
2017
1
Stored Procedure
2012
1
System Analysis
2017
1
Test Case Preparation
2012
1
TOAD
2012
1
Java
0
1
JSF
0
1
Primefaces
0
1
SOAP
0
1
Visual Basic
0
1