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Nikhil Kumar

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Last update: 06.12.2017

Mainframe + SAS + Natural/Adabas Consultant

Company: Mr.
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Languages: German (Elementary) | English (Limited professional)

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Skills

I have 9.8 years of experience on Application Development and Maintenance in IBM Mainframes in Banking & Financial services domain with hands on COBOL, DB2, SQL, Mainframe, VSAM, SQL,Natural Adabas, SAS.

I have worked on Development projects in Retail Banking domain with Payment Cards (Credit/Debit/Prepaid cards) & Investment Banking domain . Also worked on Vision Plus product.(Payment card product).

I have successfully completed Advanced SAS Certification 9.0 and SAS Certified Predictive Modeler using SAS Enterprise Miner-13.

Project history

Nagarro Software Pvt Ltd., Gurgaon (Associate Lead, Feb 2013 to Jul 2017)
Project – Payment Cards (Austrian Bank)
Client                  : ERSTE Group Bank AG, Austria
Organization       : Nagarro Software Pvt Ltd, Gurgaon
Environment      : IBM Mainframe
Duration             : Jan 2014 to Jul 2017
Project Abstract:
Cards application is responsible for management of cards data & daily processing of payment cards (Prepaid/Credit/Debit). It deals with development and enhancement of cards business functionality. The application uses Natural/Adabas on mainframe side and Oracle Web services and Cockpit as the middleware and frontend.
Responsibilities:
  • Involved in status meeting with application solution manager and Technical owner for requirement analysis.
  • Comprehend business requirement document and develop technical specification document.
  • Development, maintenance and unit testing of existing credit/debit/Prepaid cards application using Natural, JCL, Adabas, Oracle WebServices Programs.
  • System integration testing, Go-live support and resolving batch abends in production.
Project – DOKA - Trade Finance (Austrian Bank)
Client                  : ERSTE Group Bank AG, Austria
Organization       : Nagarro Software Pvt Ltd, Gurgaon
Environment      : IBM Mainframe
Duration             : Feb 2013 to Dec 2013
Project Abstract:
Project involved the development and enhancement of Trade Finance Application. It deals with services/products offered by different financial institutes in the domain of Domestic/International Trade finance such as Documentary collection/discounting Bill of Exchange, Letter of Credit and Guarantee. Amendment, Advice, Correspondence, Payment, Reclamation and liquidation for these financial products is facilitated among banks via SWIFT messages.
Responsibilities:
  • Involved in status meeting with application solution manager & business user for requirement analysis.
  • Comprehend business requirement document and develop technical specification document.
  • Development, maintenance and unit testing of COBOL-DB2 batch programs using JCL.
  • Development & maintenance of COBOL-DB2 Adapters & CICS online screens which create SWIFT messages.
  • Redesign, enhance & optimize existing application to make it more user friendly for the business user.
  • Generation of Monthly/Annually financial reports using Easytrieve.
  • System integration testing, Go-live support and resolving batch abends in production.
A-IT Software Services, Singapore (Software Consultant, Aug 2011 to Aug 2012)
Project – Mexico ECS+ Migration (Banamex, Citibank–International Cards)
Client                  : Banamex-Citibank, Mexico
Organization       : A-IT Software Services, Singapore
Environment      : IBM Mainframe
Duration             : Aug 2011 to Aug 2012.
Project Abstract:
Mexico ECS+ conversion project is an initiative to convert existing Banamex portfolio of over 10 million accounts from Tandem to ECS+ platform and leverage on the features and flexibility offered by ECS+ system. It involves migration of credit card, pre-created and reward cards data to ECS+ platform (Vision plus system)
Responsibilities:
  • Participate in weekly status meeting with business to discuss source data conversion rules & create data mapping document.
  • Comprehend conversion rules and develop technical specific documents for construction of ECS+ master files.
  • Development, maintenance & Unit testing of Batch Programs using COBOL, JCL, VSAM, FileAid, ChangeMan.
  • Development of statistics, financial balancing & reconciliation reports using Eztrieve.
  • Conversion of SAS programs into COBOL for generation of various reports as per business requirement.
  • Design, optimization & scheduling of Conversion batches in OPC/TWS.
  • Verification & validation of converted data using CICS screens & provide support for SIT, UAT testing.
  • Initiation & resolution of Conversion Mock defects using HP Quality center.
  • Development of REXX tools for the automation of daily repeatable tasks involved.
                                                                                          
HeadStrong India (Consultant, Feb 2010 to June 2011)
Project – Portfolio Minder (Morgan Stanley – Global Wealth Management)
Client                  : Morgan Stanley, US
Organization       : Headstrong India
Environment      : IBM Mainframe
Duration             : Feb 2010 to July 2011.
Project Abstract:
Portfolio Minder is a lift & shift data interface integration project for Morgan Stanley Global Wealth Management (MS-GWM), a division of Morgan Stanley Smith Barney.  Portfolio Minder, an application to formulate the investment strategy, provides powerful analysis, reporting and monitoring capabilities and helps manage stocks in the Portfolio. It is also capable of maintaining exclusions and concentrations of funds for a particular investment sector/industry and gives alerts to rebalance the Portfolio.
Responsibilities:
  • Development & maintenance of Stored Procedures using COBOL, SQL, DB2, SPUFI.
  • Development & maintenance of programs using Natural, Adabas.
  • Development of Batch Programs using Cobol, JCL, DB2, SQL, SPUFI, FileAid, ChangeMan
  • Development of Cobol Stub Programs that are used to call Stored Procedures.
  • Development of REXX panels and tools for the automation of daily repeatable tasks involved.
  • Participate in status meeting with business to discuss status and issues.
  • Providing support for QA Testing and production turnover.
Royal Bank of Scotland Group (Software Engineer, Jan 2009 to Sep 2009)
Project RBS-Output Management
Client                  : RBS Insurance, UK
Organization       : Royal Bank of Scotland Group (IDC)
Environment      : IBM Mainframe
Duration             : Jan 2009 to Sep 2009.
Project Abstract:
Output Management Project deals with output reports, communication letters/emails and documents, related to Insurance quotes and policies, to be send to customers of Direct Line, Prudential, Churchill and Tesco. This involves generation/modification of the reports, development and maintenance of batch programs, designing/modifying the Online Screens.
Responsibilities:
  • Interacting with the UK counterparts to comprehend the requirements and documenting it into technical specification document.
  • Requirement Analysis and enhancement to the existing system.
  • Development of new features and services using COBOL, JCL, VSAM, CICS, DB2, SQL, Endevor, FileAid & Xpeditor
  • Assisting production support team members in solving daily batch abends.
  • Involved in preparing Unit Test Plan and performing Unit Testing and providing UAT support and System Testing.
Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. (Assistant System Engineer, Oct 2006 to Dec 2008)
Project BB&T (Branch Banking & Trust Co.) – CMS      
Client                  : BB&T, North Carolina
Organization       : Tata Consultancy Services
Environment      : IBM Mainframe
Duration             : Mar 2008 to Dec 2008.
Project Abstract:
              
Project Card Management System (CMS) deals with processing of different payment cards (ATM, Debit and Credit Cards) of BB&T customers which involve Account Maintenance, letter generation and act as a Customer/Card information repository. Major operations of the project are generation/modification of the reports and letters, development and maintenance of batch programs, designing/modifying the Online Screens for the enhancement of the existing system (CMS).
Responsibilities:
  • Development of new features, services, modifications and enhancement to the existing system using COBOL, CICS, VSAM, JCL, DB2, SQL, ChangeMan, FileAid, Xpeditor & Ezytrieve.
  • Maintenance activities that involve resolving daily batch abends.
  • Involved in preparing Unit Test Plan and performing Unit Testing and providing UAT support and System Testing.
  • Ensuring the Quality of the delivery and meeting the time schedules, by coordinating with the onsite team.
Project CitiFinancial – Private Label Systems.
Client                  : CitiFinancial, U.S
Organization       : Tata Consultancy Services
Environment      : Vision PLUS
Duration             : Oct 2006 to Feb 2008.
Project Abstract:
              
Project Private Label Systems involves, the development and maintenance activities, of the Vision Plus Product, which is used for the payment card processing of the Citibank, U.S customers. Major operations of the project are generation/modification of the reports and Batch programs, designing/modifying the Screens (Online), and batch run as per the client requirements. This involves the major sub systems like CMS, CDM, MBS, FAS of the Vision plus system.
Responsibilities:
  • Requirement analysis and documenting the requirement into Technical Specification Document.
  • Involved in Analysis, Development, Maintenance and testing phases of the project.
  • Involved in construction of new programs, Online Screens, JCL’s as per specification and standards using COBOL, CICS, VSAM, JCL, DB2, SQL, ChangeMan, FileAid, Xpeditor & Ezytrieve.
  • Preparing Unit Test Plan and performing Unit Testing.
  • Involved in the Resolution of technical issues while testing.
Educational Qualification
  • B.Tech (Mechanical Engineering, 2002-2006), College of Technology, Govind Bhallabh Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar, Uttarakhand, (7.45/10)
  • Class XIIth (2000-2001), St. Thomas College, Dehradun (84%)
  • Class Xth (1998-1999), St. Thomas College, Dehradun (80%)
Training
  • Vision PLUS in TCS.
  • IBM Mainframe in TCS.
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Hello.

I have worked as an Associate Lead with Nagarro Software Pvt Ltd, Gurgaon, India, for an Austrian Bank, with 9.8 years of experience on IBM Mainframes in Banking & Financial services domain with hands on SAS , COBOL, DB2, SQL, Mainframe, Natural, Adabas, SAS Enterprise Guide.

I have worked in Vienna & Singapore on Client side.

I have successfully completed a course in Analytics "Certificate Program in Business Analytics for Executives" from Indian Institute of Management-Lucknow 2015-16

I have successfully completed Advanced SAS Certification 9.0 and SAS Certified Predictive Modeler using SAS Enterprise Miner-13.

I recently quit my current job and looking for a better opportunity in Mainframes/SAS/Natural Adabas. Please see the attached resume for details.

Looking forward to the exciting freelance projects.

regards,
Nikhil

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