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Derrick
passion4_i.technology@yahoo.com
706-405-5800
Jacksonville, FL 32235
Senior DevOps Engineer - IT High Performance Engineering and Dev
14 years experience W2
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Seasoned Mainframe Developer with over 14 years' experience in all facets of Software Development Life Cycle, including but not limited to gathering requirements, coding, testing, and deployment. Outstanding analytical and technical skills, with extensive knowledge of COBOL, UNIX, and IBM Mainframe Systems. Extremely well organized, with proven ability to prioritize workload, and multi-task in a challenging fast paced- environment.

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Senior DevOps Engineer - IT High Performance Engineering and DevOps
Information Technology
Dec 2021 - present
  • Collaborates with Agile teams to architect, implement, test, and continuously deliver new features and products to our engineering teams
  • Responsible for driving platform adoptions across different engineering segments who are onboarding on to the ISPW platform
  • Responsible for managing and configuring CI/CD pipelines with Jenkins.
  • Responsible for setting up webbooks and Rest API's using Azure DevOps
  • Responsible for monitoring pull requests, bug detection, code smells, runtime errors, and compile errors with SonarQube and SolarLint
  • Leads Daily standup meetings to get statuses on sprint work efforts accomplished by my team in an Agile Environment.
  • Enables the automation of software code deployment by eliminating functional silos existing between development and production.
  • Promotes flexible collaboration and communication between development, security, compliance, testing, monitoring and production teams.
  • Optimizes the release process by leading teams to identify gaps and eliminate barriers to enable increased frequency of accurate code deployment.
Agile Methodology API Development Continuous Deployment Jenkins MS Azure REST
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Senior Consultant
Information Technology
Sep 2020 - Dec 2021
  • Responsible for migration and testing of static data and transaction data from one core system to another.
  • Works with Customers in gathering business requirements for data migration needs.
  • Responsible for Gap analysis, designing, build, and support for data migration process.
  • Works with SMEs and project team to identify, define, collate, document, and communicate the data migration requirements.
  • Review and evaluate architectures of existing systems, and software products to identify reuse and platforming opportunities as well as refactoring opportunities.
  • Responsible for gathering requirements to modernize and Deploy client's credit card portfolio from the mainframe into a cloud-based environment utilizing Visual Cobol, SQL, and Python.
SQL
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Senior Software Engineer
Information Technology
Sep 2018 - Feb 2020
  • Interfaced with internal team members and clients to convert Legacy non x -86 COBOL code from IBM mainframe systems or UNISYS mainframe systems into a modern cloud-based environment or on-premises utilizing tools such as Visual COBOL, C++, SQL, and Java.
  • Responsible for consolidating mainframe and non x -86 legacy systems with distributed Window-based servers.
  • Streamlined the service branch maintenance and procurement activities by Implementing proactive automated maintenance procedures for its fleet military equipment, and war machines.
  • Designed, developed, evaluated, and implemented a variety of secure & scalable cloud Infrastructure solutions on AWS/Azure platforms.
  • Supported multiple Agile Scrum teams with planning, scoping, and creation of Technical solutions for the new product capabilities, through to continuous delivery to production.
  • Analyzed requirements from the client and translated them into product designs.
  • Responsible for documenting project statuses and technical specifications
  • Supported and provided maintenance for the branch service peacetime, and wartime readiness in its integrated data maintenance system.
Agile Methodology AWS C++ Cloud Infrastructure MS Azure Scrum Software Engineer SQL
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Application Development Analyst III
Dec 2014 - Sep 2018
  • Developed conversion programming based on the MSP mapping documentation utilizing COBOL, JCL, Eztrieve, QUIKJOB, and RDZ
  • Assisted business analyst and consultants with interpreting or writing challenging mapping involving mortgage acquisitions.
  • Participated in meetings where it involved the movement of data to MSP as needed.
  • Explained moderate to complex technical problems and solutions to non-technical users.
  • Participated with the development of the mock and final implementation approach, detailed schedules, and playbook.
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Mainframe Developer II
Information Technology
May 2008 - Dec 2014
  • Documented the current mainframe credit card system for a conversion from the clients Legacy System portfolio to TS2 system standards.
  • Designed, and developed programs based on project requirements under full SDLC methodology utilizing COBOL, Eztrieve, IMS, PL/1, and DB2.
  • Communicated with other departments in a professional manner to ensure a well-executed implementation process.
  • Tested and debugged programs using company standards and procedures to ensure accurate results and desired output.
  • Collected, and manipulated raw data from the client to allow processing, and storage in the database.
  • Determined opportunities to improve existing methodologies, processes, or other areas of application delivery performance.
  • Provided coverage for conversion weekend and on-call duties, as required by management.
  • Provided technical and business support for users ensuring online CICS availability for IBM mainframe inquiry/updates, and batch processing of incoming/outgoing interface.
  • Assisted in the mentoring of lower
  • level team members.
CICS Cobol IMS
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Education
Computer Information Systems DeVry Institute of Technology
Certifications
Unisys MCP
Skills
Cobol
2021
13
CICS
2014
9
FTP
2021
9
IMS
2014
9
EDI
2021
6
SDLC
2021
6
Software Engineer
2020
4
Agile Methodology
2022
3
Business Analysis
2021
3
DB2
2014
3
IBM Websphere MQ
2014
3
JCL
2014
3
MS Azure
2022
3
Project Management
2014
3
SQL
2021
3
SYNCSORT
2014
3
Visual Studio
2014
3
AWS
2020
2
C++
2020
2
Cloud Infrastructure
2020
2
Scrum
2020
2
API Development
2022
1
Continuous Deployment
2022
1
Jenkins
2022
1
REST
2022
1
BMC Utilities
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1
Data Migration
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Data Warehousing
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1
Disaster Recovery
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Documentation
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Easytrieve
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HP
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IBM Mainframe
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Lotus Notes
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mSQL
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Requirement Analysis
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Requirements Gathering
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Rexx
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SCOBOL
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SPUFI
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System Analysis
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TFTP
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TSO/ISPF
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UNIX
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VSAM
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XPEDITOR
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z/OS
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