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Gaylon
gkpowers58@gmail.com
904-708-4065
9175 Honeybee Lane
Jacksonville, FL 32256
Senior Mainframe Programmer/Analyst
38 years experience W2
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IT Systems Consultant in the North Florida region since 1985. Employment and Consulting assignments include stops at CSX Technology, Barnett Technologies, Nations Bank, Bank of America, JM Family Enterprises, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Florida, Interline Brands, and AT&T Transtech.

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Mainframe Software Consultant
Information Technology
Jul 2019 - present
Jacksonville, FL

As a Mainframe Software Consultant, my responsibilities included working with offshore team members to provide production support for a legacy insurance policy application at Kemper Insurance. Additional responsibilities include working with business team members to coordinate and provide daily oversight of active incidents, resolving reported issues, researching and documenting system functionality and processes. Skills used: COBOL, CICS, DB2, IMS/DLI, JCL, File-Aid, Xpediter, Endevor, MS Word, Excel, Outlook.

CICS Cobol DB2 File-Aid IMS JCL XPEDITOR ENDEVOR Microsoft Excel
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Senior Software Engineer
Transportation
Aug 2017 - Jun 2019
Jacksonville, FL

As a Senior Software Engineer, my responsibilities included working with team members to successfully complete the transition of support from NTT Data for CSX Legacy Applications related to AWS (Automated Waybill System). NTT Data was the outsource partner for AWS and related systems for the past twentytwo years. Additional responsibilities include working with team members to provide daily and after-hours production support, resolving reported issues, researching and documenting system functionality and processes. Our team holds regular meeting with AWS business users to discuss technical issues, clarify process improvements, and requested enhancements. With system reliability extremely important to Schedule Railroading, work with team members to identify and limited or eliminate re-occurring system issues..

JCL File-Aid SPUFI QMF TELON Cobol CICS DB2 Software Engineer AWS
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Senior Consultant
Information Technology
Apr 1995 - Jul 2017
Jacksonville, FL

Summary: Responsibilities include development, implementation, production support, problem analysis and resolution, business user interface, project management, and processing improvements for business applications.

  • Analyst/developer for Inside Sales System projects – analyzed and changed processing of daily batch cycle components used to create Credit Card Settlement and Acknowledgment files between Interline Brands and Home Depot; developed, tested, and implemented Credit Card Conversion processing between Interline Brands and Home Depot; provided production support during warranty period; modified and created on-line screens to support the capture of taxonomy codes for Special Orders of Interline Brands non stock items.; developed, modified, and tested changes to components of the ISS to support clearance pricing of discontinued items. Skills used: X-GEN COBOL, Oracle SQL Developer, UC4 Job Scheduler, MS Word, Excel, and Outlook. Client: Interline Brands, Inc.
  • Analyst/developer for CACS Card Enhancement project – analyzed processing of daily batch cycle components and architected changes to support additional interfacing applications; enhanced the processing that captured additional phone numbers from a DB2 table that were targeted for batch dialer files; modified copybooks to support the new place called code for the additional phone numbers and identified the modules which needed to be recompiled to capture the new codes; produced technical Page 2 of 3 documentation related to the CACS upgrade project which included high and low level designs as well as diagrams to aid the production team members with on-call support; unit tested the impacted batch components; monitored system testing; and provided primary support of the production implementation and monitoring of the initial batch cycles. Skills used: COBOL VE, VSAM, DB2, JCL, FTP & NDM, Sync-Sort, File-Aid, Ez-trieve, ChangeMan, VISIO, MS Word, Excel, Project, and Outlook. Client: Bank of America
  • Analyst/developer for TAS Team – analyzed data structures and processing of batch and on-line components for several Legacy Mainframe Applications (RBMS & MHS); developed VISIO diagrams and assisted with documentation of application functionality; developed and tested a proof-of-concept component used to pass data from an IMS based Legacy Mainframe Application to other Application using MQ Series as the interface. Skills used: COBOL, IMS, MQ Series, File- Aid, Endevor, VISIO, MS Word, Excel, Project, and Outlook. Client: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida
  • Analyst/developer for CACS project – analyzed processing of batch components and architected framework for daily batch cycles which included definition of naming standards for jobs and datasets; coordination of CA7 schedules; monitoring for processing efficiencies to achieve daily Service Level Agreements; developed utility jobs for data maintenance issues resulting from processing errors; provided on-call support, coordination, and monitoring of production implementation of scheduled enhancements; developed documentation to support team members when providing on-call support. Skills used: COBOL II, VSAM, JCL, FTP & NDM, Sync-Sort, File-Aid, Ez-trieve, ChangeMan, VISIO, MS Word, Excel, Project, and Outlook. Client: Bank of America
  • Analyst/developer for MAD Data W arehouse project - analyzed data models for accurate relationships between data elements; researched data structures of RBMS, MHS, and other Legacy Systems for mapping to the data models; produced design documents outlining the process to capture and transform data from the data source for loading to the data warehouse; produced program specifications for the processes outlined in the design document; built and tested programs defined in the program specifications; built and test the jobs needed to execute the programs. Skills used: COBOL II, DB2, SPUFI & QMF, JCL, File-Aid, Ez-trieve, Endevor, VISIO, MS Word, Excel, & Outlook. Client: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida
  • Analyst/developer for “VO” and “FRED” enhancements to the production legacy system “Cost for Pricing”. Re-designed several COBOL programs and JCL’s for execution efficiency; performed unit and production parallel tests, and production implementations. Skills used: COBOL II, VSAM, DB2, IMS/DLI, JCL, Endeavor, MS Word, Excel, & Exchange. Client: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida
  • Sr. analyst/developer for the re-write of a production legacy system. Converted application from VSAM to DB2; worked with the DBA group to design DB2 tables that supported the application; tutored Jr. analyst/developer on the use of COBOL, CICS, and DB2. Skills used: COBOL VM, CICS, DB2, JCL, map generating software, Xpediter, SPUFI & QMF, ChangeMan, Lotus notes, MS Word, Excel, Project. Client: JM Family Enterprises
  • Project lead on data conversion and load to a production legacy system. Developed data mapping documents, data analysis reports, utility data conversion program, and utility load programs; produced preliminary load reports for legacy system users prior to production conversion. Skills used: COBOL II, CICS, DB2, IMS/DLI, JCL, GTB, File-Aid, Xpediter, SPUFI & QMF, ChangeMan, MS Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Projects, VISIO. Client: CSX Technology
  • Participated on team that provided 24X7 production support of legacy systems. Completed analysis, design, and development of enhancements for the legacy systems. Provided application user with demonstrations and training for functionality changes implemented to the legacy systems. Handled calls from application users regarding legacy systems functionality. Skills used: TELON, COBOL II, CICS, DB2, IMS/DLI, JCL, Abend-Aid, File-Aid, Xpediter, SPUFI & QMF, ChangeMan, MS Word, Excel, Outlook. Client: CSX Technology

Project Management IMS CICS VSAM Cobol ENDEVOR DB2 FTP JCL SPUFI Oracle MS Visio ABENDAID CHANGEMAN XPEDITOR File-Aid SQL
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Systems Analyst
Banking/Financial
Sep 1993 - Mar 1995
Jacksonville, FL
  • Responsibilities included project management of Human Resource/Payroll system year- end activities, test system design and task estimates, user consultation, system documentation, and on - call support for production system.
  • Managed and completed on-schedule the 1993 & 1994 year-end projects for the Payroll system.
  • Skills used: COBOL, JCL, installed software releases, Endeavor, MS Projects, Word & Excel
  • Designed and implemented a standalone test system for stress and functionality checking of critical modules of the Human Resource/Payroll system.
  • Skills used: JCL, Endeavor, MS Word & Excel, ABC Flowcharter.
System Analysis MS Project Project Management System Design Microsoft Excel JCL Cobol ENDEVOR
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Consultant
Information Technology
May 1992 - Aug 1993
Jacksonville, FL
  • Responsibilities include project management of system conversions, detail system design and time estimates, user consultation, system documentation, and development support for various telemarketing projects Identified requirements and estimated time needed to do a system conversion of the JC Penny Telemarketing System.
  • Skills used: MS Projects, Word & Excel
  • Handled day-to-day emergencies with the users by developing and implementing system solutions and/or batch recovery and correction of corrupted data.
  • Skills used: JCL, File-Aid & Eztrieve
Project Management Microsoft Excel MS Project JCL File-Aid
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Applications Consultant
Transportation
Sep 1983 - Apr 1992
Jacksonville, FL
  • Responsibilities included detailed system design, system testing, user consultation, and programming support for the Contract Administration Systems.
  • Participated in the design and development of a new Quality Rate system.
  • Conducted user interviews, documented functional requirements, designed new DB2 tables, wrote program specifications, coded programs and participated in system testing.
  • Development process included conversion of an IMS database to DB2.
  • Skills used: COBOL II, CICS, DB2, IMS/DLI, JCL, GTB, Xpediter, SPUFI & QMF, MS Word, Excel.
  • Designed and implemented on-line DB2 system to ensure maximum utilization of coal cars based on contract agreements with certain customers.
  • Skills used: COBOL II, CICS, DB2, GTB, Xpediter, SPUFI & QMF Designed and developed process for performing Contract Determination on tariff rated waybills.
  • This process included searching IMS databases to determine most profitable price and interfacing with in- house Electronic mail system.
  • Skills used: COBOL, CICS, IMS/DLI, and Intertest.
  • Developed process for formatting and sending EDI acknowledgments for inbound EDI Bills of Lading.
  • Skills used: COBOL, CICS, IMS/DLI, EDI standards.
Cobol CICS EDI XPEDITOR SPUFI QMF JCL IMS DB2
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Education
Bachelor's in Management
University of North Florida 1990
Associate's in Computer Science
Florida State College 1982
Skills
JCL
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Cobol
2021
35
CICS
2021
33
DB2
2021
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SPUFI
2019
32
IMS
2021
31
XPEDITOR
2021
31
File-Aid
2021
26
Project Management
2017
25
ENDEVOR
2021
24
ABENDAID
2017
22
CHANGEMAN
2017
22
FTP
2017
22
MS Visio
2017
22
Oracle
2017
22
SQL
2017
22
VSAM
2017
22
QMF
2019
10
EDI
1992
8
SQL Developer
2019
1
Microsoft Excel
2021
3
MS Project
1995
2
IBM Websphere MQ
2019
1
Java
2019
1
Visual Basic
2019
1
AWS
2019
1
Software Engineer
2019
1
System Analysis
1995
1
System Design
1995
1
TELON
2019
1
Lotus Notes
2019
1