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Last update: 22.10.2023

Sr Mainframe Consultant - Mainframe, COBOL, JCL, DB2, VSAM, CICS, Adabas, Natural, Easytrieve, C

Graduation: Bachelor of Technology - Computers
Hourly-/Daily rates: show
Languages: English (Full Professional)

Keywords

IBM DB2 Adaptable Database Systems COBOL (Programming Language) Mainframe Computing Customer Information Control System (CICS) Job Control Language (JCL) IBM Mainframe Virtual Storage Access Methods C (Programming Language) IBM System I + 30 more keywords

Attachments

'resume_mainframe'.pdf

Skills

Lead IBM Mainframe Consultant having experience in IBM Mainframe, COBOL, CICS, DB2, JCL, VSAM, COOL, Natural and Adabas, Easytrieve, AS400, C programming Language.

Robust 12 plus years of Mainframe Legacy System Design & Development, Solution Engineering experience using IBM Mainframe ISPF, Microfoucs Cobol, COBOL, JCL, CICS, VSAM, DB2, Gitlab, Jira, Confluence, COOL, Natural and Adabas, AS400, C Language.

Worked as Lead Software Consultant Mainframes for Various Organizations in BFS, Insurance, Healthcare and Retail domains.

Functional Exposure: HealthCare Domain, Banking and Financial Domain, Retail Domain, Insurance Domain, Payments and Cards domain.

Database(s): DB2, SQL, Teradata SQL Assistant, ATE, Adabas.

Language/Access method: COBOL, CICS, JCL, VSAM, DB2, COOL, Jira, Natural and Adabas, Easytrieve, Zseries, iSeries, C Programming Language.

Tools and Utilities: File-aid,DB2, QMF,SPUFI, ENDEVOR, ICETOOL, SYNCSORT, DFSORT, XPEDITOR, Abend-Aid, SDSF, IBM Utilities, SMTP,PANVALET, Debugger Operating Systems MVS OS/ 390, IBM Z/Os.

Mainframe Lead Software Consultant having 12 plus years of experience in Mainframe Application Design & Development, Solution Architect, Software Development/Testing, Support & maintenance using IBM Mainframe Systems in Banking and Financial Services, Payment and Cards, Funds Transfer Systems, Insurance, Healthcare, Labor & Union Domain. 
Excellent exposure in analyzing the Business requirement and creation of system design specifications along with estimates and development of code changes. • Software Life Cycle experience of Development, Testing, Maintenance of Applications.
Excellent exposure in Analysis, Designing and Coding of Mainframe modules used in Batch/Online systems.
Robust experience with IBM Mainframe, COBOL, JCL, CICS, VSAM, DB2, COOL, Natural & Adabas, Endevor, IBM Debugger, Xpeditor, Dumpmaster, File-Aid, File-Manager, Panvalet, SPUFI, Scheduler (TWS, CA7, OPC, Control-M), Connex, JIRA, HP Quality Center, GitLab, Confluence, Service Now, AS400 and C language. Completed Bachelor of Technology Degree in Computer Sciences.

Project history

07/2021 - 10/2023
Sr Consultant
Cognizant (Internet and Information Technology, >10.000 employees)


Responsibilities allocated were:
 
  • Leading a Team of FTS Team for the Project.
  • Development/enhancement and review of Mainframe modules created using COBOL, CICS, Natural, Ababas, JCL, VSAM for the SWIFT ISO20022 project for Remittance and Instructions, Inbound and Outbound.
  • Design and development and code changes in existing COBOL-CICS-Adabas and Natural modules as per the MT and MX messages format such as Pacs008, Pacs009, MT100, MT103, MT202 for CBPR+, EBA, TG2, CHAPS, Credits.
  • Design and development of the Product Generation module to cater the Payment as well as credit flow for CBPR+, EBA, Target2, CHAPS, Credit Transactions to format the Tag 70,72,23E after Straight Thru Processing flow.
  • Design and development of New Remittance and Instructions Product generation modules, completion modules and Straight Thu Processing modules using COBOL, CICS, ADABAS.
  • Unit Testing/System Testing of all the changes in Unit and System Test Environments and documenting the Test results in ALM.
  • Review of Teams development and Testing and logging the defects in ALM.
  • Loading of the Test Scripts in HP-ALM in Test Plan and Test Lab.
  • Setting up static data into various Test Adabas files as per bank configuration requirement for testing.
  • Extraction of the Masked Prod Transactions to test Environment for end-to-end payment testing and credit flow testing.
  • Worked in Agile Model for Sprint Planning and functional documentation with regular Scrum Meetings creating Jira Stories and Subtask for the Team. Ensuring the Burndown Chart shows an Ideal progression at the Sprint end.
  • Use of Confluence for designing and Jira for Task Progress.
  • Review of Development and Test work of other Associates and allocation of work among them.


HSBC Ltd: Worked In the Retail Lending Card Platform for the Mainframe Migration to AWS Cloud.
  • Leading a Team of Mainframe Professional to work on the design and development COBOL-JCL-VSAM unpack modules to create the flattened Structure for each of the files and then populating the data for AWS unpack file comparison.
  • Creation of COBOL modules, JCL, Unpack Copybook Layout, CCARD, procs for the unpack and packed jobs for regional, non-card and Debit card files for Cardholder, Flap, Method override and Additional files.
  • Addition of System, Prin, Account logic check for all Valid Accounts to be passed in unpacked/packed file.
  • Staging all the components in Environment and defining all the GDG bases.
  • Connect Direct Proc creation to support the Source IBM encryption cp037 and AWS Encryption UTF-8.
  • Design and Development of the CD and NDM cards to send all the Unpack files to S3 Bucket in AWS.
  • Design of the Scrambling modules to scramble the test data for the AWS testing use.
  • Creation of the Functional Tech Spec at module and application level for the dev work by python, devops and AWS team for various downstream such as Mastercard, RMP, DAS, FTP etc.
  • Creation and review of the one-to-one field mapping documents for AWS Team to map the source and Target fields.
  • Cross functional requirement gathering and work on Techno functional role.
  • Creation of Variable block and Fixed block packed and unpacked files data through programs to be sent to downstream Application.
  • Adhoc transmission of Mainframe data files to S3 for Testing.
  • Comparison of Mainframe and AWS file data.
  • Review of all tasks of Associates related to Legacy system, Tech Spec, One to One mapping etc.
  • Monitoring of Test/QA batch schedule and resolution in case of Abends.




12/2018 - 07/2021
Sr Tech consultant
Natwest (Internet and Information Technology, >10.000 employees)


The Debit Cards team is a part of RBS Core banking and Payments. It caters to the end-to-end Development of Mandatory changes, Testing those in ST, SIT and Non-Functional testing in dedicated Test Environments. Support’s production deployment of Debit card changes as per Business needs, mandatory changes as per VISA scheme as well as Connex Changes.

Responsibilities allocated were:
 
  • Working together with the Contractor Team with respect to Test Environment readiness for various project Testing.
  • Preparation of Test Environment as per request from the Testing team to support their test execution as per regression pack in System Testing (Qplex), SIT (Qplex) and NFT (Mplex) Environments.
  • Creation of Jobs (JCL), Procs, DB2 Test Tables, Files and Loading of sanitize data into the test environment as per request by cloning production versions.
  • Supporting the test cycle for any of the Environmental asks and providing resolution for any Job failure and abends through JIRA.
  • Liaising with DBA and CICS team to ensure necessary infra is in place.
  • Configuration of Qplex test Connex that act as authorization engine between VISA and RBS Debit Cards Authorization system with latest code and configuration changes to keep it up and running.
  • ICSF Key Management in test Environments that decides the Debit Card Expiry date.
  • Deployment of production changes in all test environments (SIT, ST, and NFT) to keep it in sync with production through Build documents.
  • Scheduling of Test Jobs, DB2 SQL updates, file changes, Load modules and DBRM deployment as per build document for test Environment readiness.
  • Building of New ST, SIT and Non-Functional Test Environments as a replica of production to avoid contention among Environments for dedicated mandatory/regulatory testing.
  • Supporting long term projects like Connex Upgrade and other Visa Mandatory changes.
  • Supporting various other requests as per Environment perspective.

12/2018 - 07/2021
Developer Analyst 2
Alight Solutions (Former Aon Hewitt/ Present - Wipro Ltd) - Health Management; Wipro Ltd; Royal Bank of Scotland (Natwest) (Internet and Information Technology, >10.000 employees)

Environment Mainframe Environment (Languages: COBOL, COOL (Object Oriented Cobol)

Team Size Project: 20

Project Alight Health Management Team is the Main team to develop and Support the Total Benefit
Description Administration (TBA), Upoint, YBR and GUI Product used by more than 300 plus clients. It is
one stop product for HR and Health Management services where the clients provide the
Health Benefits to their Employees.

Responsibilities allocated were:

* Development and support of Object-oriented Cobol Class and methods to be used as
part of Enhancements in the Existing sTBA Health Platform using COBOL, JCL,
CICS, DB2, COOL.
* Creation of the requirement and Design Doc as per business need once approved
undertake the code change process.
* Development of Mainframe COBOL-CICS program and related MAP screens and
associated Cobol program.
* Overall Supporting Prod/QA/QC Environment to all the clients using Mainframe based
TBA with respect to configuration and setup related issues. Debugging the flow using
trace files, Soap, and data log to find the root cause and suggestion of the changes
Contribution required.
* Providing resolution to the sTba CICS error and Batch abends in any environment.
* Moving new codes to Endevor QA, QC Environment for testing and then base
migration.
* Development of Cobol Dynamic module, Selection Definitions, Selection Rule, Data
Assignments, Part Parm, edit programs that can be used as a program in flow of
control for assigning the exact data and values on the Upoint/GUI frontend as per
request from client team.
* Resolving all the issues faced by more than 300 clients using this product as per their
customization needs be it a code change in existing programs or coding a new
program if required or if a setup configuration a required.
* Development of all the Cobol/Cool based online and batch modules for the clients
using the sTBA Product.
* Collaboration with eTBA Team, Hasbro, YBR, Upoint so that correct data is sent from

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sTBA.
* Resolving issues related to Cobol/Cool Product in sTBA from Upoint, GUI, YBR
perspective.
* Using maestro for the issue resolution workflow. Closed more than 150 Requirements
in last two Years.
* Worked in Agile Model with regular Scrum Meetings.



2. Core Banking & Payments - Debit Cards

Organization Royal Bank of Scotland (Natwest)

Role Analyst - (Designer REM)

Duration April 2018 - Sep 2018

Environment Mainframe Environment (Languages: COBOL, JCL, VSAM, CICS)

Tools: FILE-Aid, Endevor, JIRA, Connex, CR Tool (Connex on IBM), CA7

Team Size Project: 01

Project The Debit Cards team is a part of RBS Core banking and Payments. It caters to the end-to-
Description end Development of Mandatory changes, Testing those in ST, SIT and Non-Functional testing
in dedicated Test Environments. Support's production deployment of Debit card changes as
per Business needs, mandatory changes as per VISA scheme as well as Connex Changes.

Responsibilities allocated were:

* Working together with the Contractor Team with respect to Test Environment
readiness for various project Testing.
* Preparation of Test Environment as per request from the Testing team to support
their test execution as per regression pack in System Testing (Qplex), SIT (Qplex)
and NFT (Mplex) Environments.
* Creation of Jobs (JCL), Procs, DB2 Test Tables, Files and Loading of sanitize data
into the test environment as per request by cloning production versions.
* Supporting the test cycle for any of the Environmental asks and providing resolution
for any Job failure and abends through JIRA.
* Liaising with DBA and CICS team to ensure necessary infra is in place.
Contribution * Configuration of Qplex test Connex that act as authorization engine between VISA
and RBS Debit Cards Authorization system with latest code and configuration
changes to keep it up and running.
* ICSF Key Management in test Environments that decides the Debit Card Expiry date.
* Deployment of production changes in all test environments (SIT, ST, and NFT) to
keep it in sync with production through Build documents.
* Scheduling of Test Jobs, DB2 SQL updates, file changes, Load modules and DBRM
deployment as per build document for test Environment readiness.
* Building of New ST, SIT and Non-Functional Test Environments as a replica of
production to avoid contention among Environments for dedicated
mandatory/regulatory testing.
* Supporting long term projects like Connex Upgrade and other Visa Mandatory
changes.
* Supporting various other requests as per Environment perspective.

04/2018 - 09/2018
Sr Designer
Royal Bank of Scotland (Natwest)


11/2016 - 03/2018
Product Developer
Convenience Insurance System, Toronto Dominion Bank / Scotia Life Financial; Computer Sciences Corporation/DXC Technology

Environment Languages: COBOL, JCL, VSAM, CICS,

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Tools: FILE-Manager, Panvalet, JIRA, IBM Debugger

Team Size Project: 12

Project Convenience Insurance System is a CSC/DXC Technology Insurance Product Used by
Description Toronto Dominion Bank and Scotia Life Financial as an Insurance application for Life and
Critical Illness, to provide insurance facilities and policy for the residents of Canada and US.

Responsibilities allocated were:

* Analysis of Business requirement and converting those in Design Documents to be
used for development of actual programs.
* Design and develop new requirements into applications using COBOL, CICS, VSAM,
and JCL.
* Development of CICS Maps and Map sets as per Business need and coding of
underlying Cobol Program.
* Coding of COBOL Fix Programs to fix the existing Insurance policy records as per
new Business rule or Plan Configuration.
* Responsible to analyze the Project and actual product change needed as per
Functional document and System Design Specifications.
* Engage with Clients to gather software requirement/Business rule and Design
walkthrough of Work Order and ensure alignment in actual code.
* Evaluate the components impacted by change and risk involved.
* Estimate the actual efforts needed in SDLC in the form of analysis, coding, testing
and implementation.
* Development and Coding of Business requirement in form of System Design into
actual programs and product Suite used in batch and Online Systems using JCL,
Contribution COBOL, VSAM, CICS, and IBM Debugger etc.
* Worked on enhancements and code development which involved the COBOL code
changes, CICS screen changes, understanding the business requirement,
preparation of specification document.
* Coding of all new requirements as per Design Document in New Business, Policy
Administration, Benefit Recalculation, Plan Control, Rate Control, and other
Insurance Products in Convenience.
* Development of new Insurance Programs as per requirement from TD Bank and
Scotia Life Financial and Reports generation in DCF.
* Post Deployment Activities to work on Defects/Problems to find the Root Cause
(RCA) for issues and fix them as part of Production Support.
* On call Production Support in case of Batch Abends on rotation basis.
* Following agile methodology for coding of each module/Sprint.
* Regular Scrum meetings to update the progress of Actual Development Work.
* Create Test results and Test Cases.
* Unit Testing the Developed module as per approved test cases for Quality and
Assurance.
* Delivered more than 30 Cobol-CICS-VSAM module changes within estimated
timeframe.

11/2016 - 03/2018
Sr Product Developer
DXC Technology (Former CSC) (Internet and Information Technology, >10.000 employees)

  • Analysis of Business requirement and converting those in Design Documents to be used for development of actual programs.
  • Design and develop new requirements into applications using COBOL, CICS, VSAM, and JCL.
  • Development of CICS Maps and Map sets as per Business need and coding of underlying Cobol Program.
  • Coding of COBOL Fix Programs to fix the existing Insurance policy records as per new Business rule or Plan Configuration.
  • Responsible to analyze the Project and actual product change needed as per Functional document and System Design Specifications.
  • Engage with Clients to gather software requirement/Business rule and Design walkthrough of Work Order and ensure alignment in actual code.
  • Evaluate the components impacted by change and risk involved.
  • Estimate the actual efforts needed in SDLC in the form of analysis, coding, testing and implementation.
  • Development and Coding of Business requirement in form of System Design into actual programs and product Suite used in batch and Online Systems using JCL, COBOL, VSAM, CICS, and IBM Debugger etc.
  • Worked on enhancements and code development which involved the COBOL code changes, CICS screen changes, understanding the business requirement, preparation of specification document.
  • Coding of all new requirements as per Design Document in New Business, Policy Administration, Benefit Recalculation, Plan Control, Rate Control, and other Insurance Products in Convenience.
  • Development of new Insurance Programs as per requirement from TD Bank and Scotia Life Financial and Reports generation in DCF.
  • Post Deployment Activities to work on Defects/Problems to find the Root Cause (RCA) for issues and fix them as part of Production Support.
  • On call Production Support in case of Batch Abends on rotation basis.
  • Following agile methodology for coding of each module/Sprint.
  • Regular Scrum meetings to update the progress of Actual Development Work.
  • Create Test results and Test Cases.
  • Unit Testing the Developed module as per approved test cases for Quality and Assurance.
  • Delivered more than 30 Cobol-CICS-VSAM module changes within estimated timeframe.

10/2011 - 10/2016
IT Consultant
TATA Consultancy Services


10/2011 - 10/2016
IT Analyst
Royal Bank of Scotland; TATA Consultancy Services

Languages: COBOL, JCL, DB2, REXX, BMC Utilities
Environment Tools: ENDEVOR, FILE-AID, QMF, SPUFI, CA 7,
Abend-Aid

Team Size Project: 08

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Debt Manager Host /Strategic Collection & Recovery (SCAR) are the Mainframe Side of Debt
Project Manager Version 6 application. Debt Manager Version 6 is used by Business Services
Description Collection and Recovery Operation Staff for the Management of Excess Borrowing and
Problem Accounts in the personal and Business Sector, from pre-emptive identification of
potential problems through to write-off and closure of Unrecovered Debts.

Responsibilities allocated were:
* Responsible for supporting the W&G Testing Batch with respect to Collection &
recovery platform for MPLEX which included monitoring of Batch, abends resolution,
preparation of Batch Components through HP Quality Center.
* Support defect releases and project implementations through HP Quality Center.
* Migration of Cutover Data from source system to Target System.
* Optimization of batch cycles to reduce the defect count during Test Environment
Support.
* Development of End-to-End Environment for testing as replica of Production with
respect to Collection and Recovery involving Debt Manager, FICO, Experian Probe
for Collection, Intra Day, Telephony, PAC reporting etc.
* Development of Schedule to run the Jobs in sequence for desired output.
* Loading of DB2 Tables with recent Centralized Testing Environment data for testing
purpose using BMC utility and SPUFI.
* Multiple Tests run of complete End to End environment to fix the defects and error
handover to client.
* CTE data backups using REXX and JCL into C&R environment for future testing.
* Monthly BAU Configuration release and package retrofitting into production involving
Work group and Main package as part of Business Owned changes through MCR and
TCR.
* Creation of Implementation and back-out plan.
* Understanding of system as a Subject Matter Expert for Probe (Event ID, Collection,
Retail Banking) and Security Record Systems.
Contribution * Ownership of Testing Environments for application under as technical approver.
* Proactively identify any risk or issues, ensure closure by due date.
* Automation of manual task through Jobs and programs for Process Improvement.
* Code, test, and debug new or modify existing programs according to specifications
and to fulfill production requirements.
* Testing support to business as clients facing processing online transactions through
small Batches executed multiple times during a day.
* Resolution of Mainframe Host issues faced by Business during test case execution.
* Work with a vendor to provide logs and details for root cause and resolution.
* Communicating with business teams and supporting their requirements.
* Communicating with Off-host Application team for their regular updates and
considering files/databases in case of any data issues and accordingly work with
Business and Off-Host Application teams.
* Involved in certain improvement and enhancement activities of the Project/batch.
* Coordinating with other application teams to cater any change in batch scheduling
and decommissioning of certain Jobs/Applications.
* Write Requirements/design documents and pass it on to Application development
team if out of scope of support boundary.
* Consider the code for any urgent issues if necessary.
* Responsible for any production outage on the customer owned / vendor applications,
investigating the same along with Problem resolution.
* Conduct design review meeting with SME.
* Received numerous awards for good work in a team .

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