Information Systems Manager ---- Business Applications Developer ---- Consultant
COBOL SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT
DMSII DATABASE MANAGEMENT
Managed a UNISYS information technology shop for over 10 years without any single loss of data or any non-scheduled downtime. Corrected numerous business logic errors within a custom-built COBOL software suite interfaced to UNISYS DMSII database. Source code was purchased from a failed software consultancy contracted to write this business application suite to service a privately-held, 80-year old business in the grain commodities industry.
Senior ProgrammerApr 2013 to Jun 2014 Computer Task Group CTG － Buffalo, NY
Worked remotely as a member of a team-based, short-term project environment contracted to.
CORELINK LLC, owned and operated by BlueCross/BlueShield of North Dakota.
Unisys Programmer/Analyst contractorSep 2011 to Mar 2012 Wilson-McShane Corporation － Bloomington, MN
Developed parameter driven online "on-demand" report execution system used by internal staff employees.
Facilitating custom reporting functions for specific Taft-Harley Health and Welfare Funds.
Developed fixed formatted EDI-style inter-fund benefits reciprocity system interfaced to the National.
Plumbers and Pipe-fitters Pension Fund website conforming to their specified data formats.
Principal Consultant/OwnerMay 2003 to Sep 2011 Prizm Consulting Group － Northfield, MN
Presented Syspro ERP Software Suite to potential customers as a Value Added Reseller.
Analysed current information systems installed, if any, and advised clients on on their options pertaining to their specific and unique requirements and their identified needs and wants.
Retained Consultant/Information Systems ManagerApr 1990 to Apr 2003 ADM BensonQuinn Company, Benson-Quinn Commodities, Inc － Minneapolis, MN
Architected a multi-site multiplexed fractional T1 network including both Unisys poll-select data com, IBM AS400 data, switched voice and "automatic ring-down" circuits to three commodity trading floors: Minneapolis, Kansas City and Winnipeg from corporate offices managed by an AT&T phone switch using Memotec routers.
Administered IBM AS400 Rolfe & Nolan, Real-time Information System for Commodities (RISC).
Developed a 5-Stage Disaster Recovery and Business Resumption Plan as required by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and the National Futures Association (NFA), testing twice yearly.
Maintained and augmented custom COBOL based grain commodities purchase and sell software suite integrated to custom developed general ledger system.
Developed a custom EDI Bills of Lading system integrated to the BNSF Railroad via Klein-Schmidt clearinghouse.