Daniel M.

Daniel M.

Mainframe Developer/Senior QA Analyst

Columbus , United States

Experience: 31 Years

Daniel

Columbus , United States

Mainframe Developer/Senior QA Analyst

96000 USD / Year

  • Immediate: Available

31 Years

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About Me

I an experienced IT professional which includes 35+ years in software development with extensive experience with: COBOL, JCL, TSO, DB2/SQL, Mainframe platform design and development. Expertise in the field of software architecture...

 

My extensive contracting background has given me the opportunity to apply my expertise and knowledge in a variety of platforms,, such as; Credit Card Processing, Medicaid, Healthcare, Cruise Lines.

 

Beginning 2001 my career path has included QA/BA specialties in the following capacities: Business Analyst, Testing Team Lead, Mainframe Software Developer, QA tester. Responsibilities included: creating new and maintaining previously written software modules, directing an eight (8)-member test team, JAD participation, creating scenarios and test plans from technical documents, defect management, Experienced in;

  • Participated in creating Functional Requirements
  • Evaluated, designed, and implemented technical solutions based on business requirements
  • Participate design sessions.
  • Mentor other team members and review their deliverables.
  • Providing status updates on open action items to the Platform Lead.
  • Participated in peer review design meetings,
  • Facilitator for code peer reviews.
  • Placed modules into Changeman and Endevor Systems and into common packages for module modifications and the Testing Teams.
  • Extracted data utilizing tools, such as: SQL, Easytrieve, DYL260, IEBGENER, etc.
  • Participated in conversion from Mainframe CICS to JAVA Web Serve Base Environment.
  • Interface with the business units to clarify and document their wants and needs.
  • Analyze the business requirements and raise questions when needed.
  • Leading QA teams, accept responsibilities on a project.
  • Create Scenario Documentation.
  • Create Test Plans
  • Created data utilizing DB2/SQL.
  • Participated in the creation of Test Plan and Test Scenarios Methods and Standards.
  • Defect Management (Defects meeting, discuss defects, and follow up).
  • Communicate with the technical teams including developers and testers through the project.
  • Proficient with Issue Tracking Software such as; JIRA, Proprietary Test Tracking Systems of Computer Systems Corporation (CSC) and Electronic Data Systems (EDS) and HP Quality Center for management of test plan, test design, test execution and defect logging.

Category                                      Name                                                          Num of Years   Last Used

Excellent oral and written communication skills                                              35+ yrs.               2017

Methodology                                 Agile, Waterfall                                           20+ yrs.               2017

IT Technologies - skills, concepts                                                                      30+ yrs                2017

Platforms                                      Credit Card, Healthcare, MMIS, Cruise Line,

                                                      Insurance (Personal Lines and Commercial)  30+ yrs.               2017

Requirements analysis                                                                                      25+                     2017

 

Program Management               Software Development Lifecycle            25+ yrs.              2017

Analysis and Design of Applications                                                                20+ yrs.               2017

Documenting requirements                                                                              15+ yrs.               2013

Structured Analysis and Design

of Online and Batch DB2/CICS/MVS

COBOL Mainframe using SPUFI,

SQL, FI                                                                                                             30+ yrs.               2017

 

Specialties                          Mainframe Development                 30+ yrs.              2012

Application Development and

Support of CICS/DB2/COBOL/JCL

Mainframe Systems: Using

ChangeMan CNTL-M, Expeditor                                                                     40+ yrs.               2017

Mainframe Application Experience

(COBOL/CICS/JCL/SQL/IDMS/DB2)

Experience using SQL, SPUFI,

Platinum, Fileaid, QMF Tools                                                                          40+ yrs.               20017

CICS                                                                                                                 20 yrs.                 2003

COBOL                                                                                                            40+ yrs.               2017

VSAM                                                                                                               25 yrs.                 2012

DB2/SQL                                                                                                          12 yrs.                 2017

JCL                                                                                                                   40+ yrs.               2017

TSO/ISPF                                                                                                         40 yrs.                 2017

EASYTRIEVE                                                                                                 20 yrs.                 2013

JAVA                                                                                                                1 Yr                    2012

                                           Test Team Lead/BA-QA

Team Foundation Server (TFS)/equivalent

(JIRA, HP ALM),

Proprietary Test Tracking Systems                                                                  14+ yrs                2017

Unit test, System Test,

and User Acceptance Test Plans                                                                       14+ yrs.               2017

 

2017

TSO/ISPF

 

40 yrs.

2017

EASYTRIEVE

 

20 yrs.

2013

JAVA

 

1 Yr

2012

 

Test Team Lead/BA-QA


 

Team Foundation Server (TFS)/equivalent (JIRA, HP ALM), Proprietary Test Tracking Systems

 

14+ yrs

2017

Unit test, System Test, and User Acceptance Test Plans

 

14+ yrs.

2017

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Positions

Portfolio Projects

Description

Nationwide Automobile Policy System (NAPS) Project

  • Participated in JAD sessions to create and clarify requirements design
  • Participated in internal pre-design sessions to insure a quality technical design
  • Created technical design per user requirements
  • Mentored other team members and reviewed their deliverables
  • Provided status updates on open action items to the Platform Lead
  • Participated in peer review design meetings
  • Acted as the facilitator for code peer reviews

Environment: Z/OS, TSO/ISPF, COBOL370, DB2/SQL, Fileaid, Abend-Aid, JCL, Mobius/DocumentDirect, MS Word, SYNCSORT, HP Quality Center, Sharepoint

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Description

  • Redesigned and coded critical components for the Reference, Provider and Third Party Sub Systems
  • Identified, modified, tested and documented JAVA Stored Procedures relative to the Electronic Provider Assisted Claim Entry System (ePACES)
  • User interface to identify business solutions and IT upgrades
  • Evaluated, designed, and implemented technical solutions based on business requirements
  • Provided design and program walk through
  • Identified, documented and tracked issues and risks associated with the project design document
  • Worked on health care standards such as HIPAA 4010, 5010, ICD9
  • Created test plans for System Integration Testing (SIT), the approach and conducted peer reviews
  • Established the success criteria for activities that would allow the project to proceed
  • Built and entered the test cases and the expected or desired results, covering all requirements
  • Created test data for systems and acceptance testing utilizing tools, such as: SQL, Easytrieve, IEBGENER, etc.
  • Executed test cases following the predefined logical sequence of system implementation
  • Provided status during the test plan execution
  • Documented issues that occurred during the test and implementation phases and ensured resolution
  • Provided feedback/information to the Testing Manager

Environment: Z/OS, TSO/ISPF, COBOL, SQL/DB2, JCL, Java/ Stored Procedures, INSYNC, Easytrieve, Mobius/DocumentDirect, MS Word, SyncSort

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Description

  • Created test plans to test the migration of the Medicaid System from a .NET to a J2EE environment
  • Identified, documented and tracked issues and risks associated with the implementation plan
  • Prepared the test plans for the Finance, Member Management and Reference Subsystems
  • Defined the responsibilities of the project team during the planning and implementation phases
  • Scheduled planning meetings with set agendas
  • Established the success criteria for activities that would allow the implementation to proceed
  • Provided leadership and management to the test teams
  • Provided status during the test plan and implementation phase
  • Prepared a resource plan for testing/implementation activities
  • Documented issues that occurred during the test and implementation phases and ensured resolution
  • Cooperated with DOH personnel for all System Integration Testing and User Acceptance Testing
  • Create test data utilizing XML utilities
  • Provided feedback/information to the Testing Manager

Environment: Web Based, Client-Server, UNIX, Oracle, SQL, .Net, MS Word, XML MS Excel, MS Access 2003

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Description

  • Created Project Charters
  • Created Business Requirement Documents
  • Conducted weekly status meetings with Business and IS Departments
  • Prepared project plans utilizing MS Project
  • Maintained Financial Master Schedules to monitor project budgets
  • Maintained the project plans to insure projects end on time and on budget
  • Document issues that occur during all phases of the project
  • Provided feedback/information to upper management in the form of weekly status reports and monthly executive reports
  • Placed modules into Changeman system and into common packages for Testing Team
  • Support SIT and UAT issues

Environment: Z/OS, TSO/ISPF, COBOL, CICS, JCL, Changeman, Fileaid, Abend-Aid, Mobius/DocumentDirect, MS Word, SYNCSORT, HP Quality Center, Sharepoint MS Project 3.0, MS Word, MS Excel

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