Seasoned IBM mainframe Programmer/Analyst with exceptional communication and
problem solving skills. Expertise in technical training, system development, production
support, Quality Assurance, documentation and disaster recovery planning.
|| IBM mainframe (3090/3081, 3033, 370/360), NIXDORF
|| COBOL, PL/I, BAL, FORTRAN, RPG, SAS, IMS DB, DL/I, DB2, CICS (macro and
command), Changeman, Panvalet, Easytrieve, Fileaid/Dumper, SDM
Sears, Roebuck and Company, Hoffman Estates, IL
- Store Support
Quality Assurance team validated Best Practices in all production jobs before installing
JCL, procedures, control cards, dummy datasets and generation datasets specifications.
Coached team members to adhere to standardized practices for optimal performance.
||Developed disaster recovery procedures using off-site critical file datasets.
||Created production JCL as part of specs for development of new job packages.
||Reduced production abends by standardizing procedures, dsn naming conventions.
||Reduced storage costs by cleaning up unused datasets, JCL, tapes.
Contract Programmer - Sears Retail Services
(TAD Technical Services, Naperville, IL)
Team member supporting computer services, communication between stores, vendors
and warehouses. Researched bugs/problems, updated DB2 tables, corrected input data,
modified JCL and worked with Computer data center to restart production job
||Carried pager for nighttime/weekend production job support.
||Developed and modified job manuals for production job installations.
Contract Programmer - Sears Logistics Services
1991 - 1992
(System Resources Consulting, Inc., Oak Brook, IL)
Carried production support pager for retail replenishment warehouse batch production
jobs, hand-held scanners, CICS screens, site transmission systems.
bugs/abends, restarted jobs, updated DB2 tables, input datasets, JCL.
Montgomery Ward, Chicago, IL
1989 - 1991
Created, tested and documented production JCL and procedures for inventory control,
gift certificate control, big ticket delivery and returns. Warehouse/store interfaces.
||Updated coded, debugged Nixdorf programs for utilities, POS screens, batch jobs.
||Wrote, debugged batch mainframe programs accessing IMS databases, VSAM files.
Transamerica Commercial Finance Corp., Schaumburg, IL
for Wholesale Financial Division
1986 - 1989
||Taught two 16-week courses for Intro to DP, COBOL, IMS DB, JCL and utilities.
||Supported Wholesale Financial production system with JCL, program modifications.
CAP GEMINI America, Inc., Des Plaines, IL
1984 - 1986
Insurance financial reporting tax valuation, premium entry.
Combined Insurance Company of America, Chicago, IL
DP Education Specialist
1983 - 1984
DP project management, structured analysis/design.
The First National Bank of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Senior Programmer Analyst
1982 - 1983
Maintaining Portfolio Account job streams.
Montgomery Ward, Chicago, IL
1980 - 1982
Financial Controls for nationwide accounting database.
Automatic Electric (GTE), Northlake, IL
1977 - 1980
Business Systems section of engineering programming.
Northeastern Illinois State College, Chicago, IL
|| Information Science
|| Teaching Mathematics
|| Home Economics/Journalism