Mainframe Consultant resume example with 14+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary
  • 14+ YEARS of progressive experience in Business Analysis, Design, Development, Maintenance, Coding, Testing, Documentation, Production Support, Quality Assurance and Implementation on IBM Mainframe platform using COBOL, PL/1, JCL, DB2, VSAM, SQL, CICS, MQ and FTP.
  • Worked extensively on COBOL, PL/1, DB2, JCL, VSAM, CICS with strong hands on experience on EASYTRIEVE, MQ-Series and REXX/CLIST.
  • Worked on Brokerage securities, Auto/Fire/Life insurance and annuities, Cards, Banking and Corporate and Federal Tax domains for big clients.
  • Impeccable specialization in Platform Integration, Platform Consolidation, Functional and Business Point Research and Analysis, Business Exploration, Organization Workflow Automation, Requirement Extraction, Technical and Business Risk Analysis, Development of Business Model And Framework, Technical Architecture Consultation, Reverse Engineering, Program Build, Business Automation, Functional Point validation, Production Support, Unit data Verification, Integration Testing and Regression Validation.
  • Excellent capacity for handling multiple tasks simultaneously, completing projects in a timely accurate manner. Proficient in all phases of Software Development Life Cycle.
  • Well versed with Waterfall SDLC (analysis, design, coding, testing and deployment) and Agile Methodologies (SCRUM and KANBAN) with practice of formal quality processes.
Work History
Mainframe Consultant, 09/2021 - 03/2023
Engility Corporation Burien, WA,
  • Performing job duties as Mainframe developer for Capital Market - Settlement and clearance team at BROADRIDGE FINANCIAL SOLUTIONS INC, Newark, NJ .
  • Performed development involving COBOL, JCL, DB2, CICS, MQ and Web API for many key projects. Key project was US CDS integration and in this project added new functionality for US customers to trade Canadian securities (equity, fixed income etc.,) using client’s in-house application.
  • Responsible for new project development, development testing, validation implementation, support activities, batch scheduling, opening ADHOC requests and ITSM in Remedy, and assisting QA team/Client with their testing.
  • Working on many projects simultaneously. Created proofs of concept for innovative new solutions.
Mainframe Developer, 02/2020 - 08/2021
Drift Boston, MA,
  • Working as Mainframe Consultant, handled several projects related to Mainframe Security at STATEFARM INSURANCE, Bloomington, IL .
  • Performed development and maintenance in COBOL, PL/1, DB2, JCL, REXX/CLIST.
  • Added security batch processing for six new mainframe GDPS systems.
  • Implementing batch scheduling using CONTROL-M to multiple LPARS (~173).
  • Subject Matter Expert (SME) and process consultant for any Mainframe related security issues.
  • Developing and maintaining RACF/Vanguard batch processing.
  • Completing ADHOC business requests using REXX/CLIST and ISPF programming.
  • Assisting third level mainframe security support and IBM security administration with their questions.
  • Building in-house tools for RACF related reporting and troubleshooting mainframe security issues.
  • Providing status updates to Product Owners, business stakeholders and management, as needed.
  • Executing system test cases and documenting test results for review by Finance analysts.
  • Performing Integration testing, Regression testing and System Testing.
  • Coordinating implementation activities and future support.
  • Technical assistance to team, reviewing code, and set up jobs, coordinate with DBA's and constantly in touch with operations team for any other technical requests.
Technical Lead, 09/2007 - 05/2019
Abbyson Furniture Woodland Hills, CA,

Was Team Lead at Discover Financial Services, Wheeling, IL from Feb 2018 to May 2019.

  • Performed development and maintenance of mainframe online/batch applications using COBOL, VSAM, DB2, JCL, CICS and OPC.
  • Providing status updates to Product Owners, business stakeholders and management, as needed.
  • Maintaining project related documents such as High-level design document, detailed technical design document, Test/Implementation plan, release information in Rally and test cases and defect in HP ALM.
  • Executing system test cases and documenting test results for review by Finance analysts. Perform Integration testing, Regression testing and System Testing.
  • Driving team to high performing levels by creating healthy Agile environment.
  • Coordinating implementation activities and future support.
  • Coordinates with offshore team.

Was Systems Analyst - Mainframe at STATEFARM Insurance, Bloomington, IL from April 2010 to Dec 2017.

  • Performed development and maintenance of mainframe online/batch applications using COBOL, PL/1, VSAM, DB2, JCL, CICS, IMS DB/DC and CONTROL-M.
  • Printing of ~500K tax documents every year; Creation of transmittals for States and Internal Revenue Service; Redesign of tax reports using SAS EG; Design new reports/systems; Legacy modernization and obsoleting of unused code.
  • Redesigned Agent compensation Net Pay, Payment Backing and Direct deductions applications to allow Agent's work on multiple books of business and also allow them to have multiple primary offices and database conversion from IMS to DB2.
  • NPI/SPI data masking; Legacy Modernization of Financial Systems; Mainframe Security Program; Production data protection; Canada Migration Program and Safe Harbor compliance.
  • Maintaining system documentation (Test Cases, Continuity Plan, Skills Training Plans, Change record etc.
  • Create, maintain, and monitor reports created in Control-D for balancing efforts in Financial Shared Services/Taxing/Financial Research and Analysis.
  • Executing system test cases and documenting test results for review by business analysts. Perform integration testing and system testing.
  • Verifying results and providing test results to business analyst and business partners for sign off.
  • Coordinating implementation activities and future support.
  • Creating and maintaining architecture artifacts.
  • Applying analytics techniques to provide bird's eye view of financial data to business partners.
  • Working with enterprise architecture and application development teams to form optimized solutions.
  • Conducting brainstorming sessions with business/technical partners to gather and clarify requirements, organizing meetings with customers and internal stakeholders to analyze requirements and develop artifacts required for CAB approvals - BCD (business case document), use cases and interface designs, risks, change requests etc.
  • Working with stakeholders; internal and external clients; and project managers to create detailed project scope, deployment plans and schedule.
  • Working closely with application architects and system architects to develop process flows diagrams for existing and proposed systems.
  • Closely interacting with Data Modelers and DBAs for data modeling and database design.
  • Reviewing test strategies, designing high level specifications and schedules, performing requirement walkthrough with technical and QA teams.
  • Applying IT Service Management (ITSM) processes; creating Requirements Approval Packages; explaining rational behind project decisions to Change approval Board (CAB); providing functional support for Agent Compensation System, creating and coordinating implementation via change records.
  • Acting as liaison between client, vendors and offshore teams throughout project life cycle.
  • Acted as mediator between Capgemini and STATEFARM in evaluation of RFPs, helping STATEFARM with evaluation of RFPs by other IT service providers.
  • Participating in knowledge management activities at STATEFARM account for Capgemini – submitting case studies; publishing white papers; and contributing to creation of collaterals for future RFPs.
  • Coordinated with team of up to 13 resources located onsite (USA) and offshore (India). Interacting with customer contacts to understand system requirements.
  • Analyzing requirements and preparing high-level and low-level design for re-usable services.
  • Working with customer contacts to review design/code and get necessary approvals.
  • Participating in review of code developed by other programmers.
  • Assisting team in technical issues during coding and testing.
  • Test environment/ test data setup.
  • Issuance of converted components to production using client-specific issuance process.
Software Developer, 09/2007 - 03/2010
  • Working as Mainframe Consultant for STATEFARM INSURANCE, Bloomington, IL
  • Performed development and maintenance of applications in Auto/Fire Claims, External/Internal reporting, and Workers' Compensation using COBOL, PL/1, VSAM, JCL, DB2.
  • Redesigned Worker's Compensation systems.
Bachelor of Engineering: Electronics & Instrumentation, Expected in 07/2006
University of Technology of Madhya Pradesh - Bhopal, India,
  • Operating Systems : IBM Mainframes Z/OS, Windows
  • Database : DB2, Oracle and VSAM Mainframe
  • Other Tools : JIRA, SNOW (ServiceNow), HPE Service Manager, Remedy, Quality Center, Version 1, Rally, QlikView, IBM OPTIM Dev Studio, IBM RDZ, Net Express and MS OFFICE (EXCEL, POWERPOINT, WORD, VISIO, ACCESS).
  • Product : CAGE, Vanguard Rational Analyzer (VRA)
  • Functional : Auto and Life insurance, Cards, Banking, Mainframe security, Brokerage Securities Processing, TAX Reporting.

  • SAFe4 Certified AGILE Practitioner.
  • Training certification - COBOL, JCL, CICS, VSAM and DB2.
  • Certified Information Privacy Professional.

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