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Career Objective:

Highly-dedicated, enthusiastic, and professional COBOL Programmer with more than 5 years of experience in designing, developing, testing, and implementing system or software applications within a mainframe environment using COBOL. Capable of understanding clients’ requirements and design specifications to code and modify programs and ensure successful system improvements. Possess excellent problem-solving, analytical, communication, team-working, and time-management skills.

Summary of Skills:

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  • Thorough knowledge of programming concepts, mainframe systems, software development life cycle, system or data analysis, project management protocols, debugging and testing methods and tools

  • Expertise in COBOL, C++, JAVA, HTML, SQL, command-level CICS and JCL

  • Strong documentation skills along with the proficiency in z/OS, AS/400, and Windows operating system, MS Office products, and DB2 and VSAM database management systems

  • Expertise in coding and debugging complex COBOL programs and working on all phases of system or application programming, testing and implementing activities

  • Experience in identifying system requirements and specifications, and making necessary modifications accordingly

  • Strong researching and analytical skills with the ability to resolve complex technical issues quickly and effectively

  • Excellent decision-making skills and ability to work well under pressure

  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills as well as the ability to present and discuss technical information to clients, management, and IT team

  • Strong leadership skills along with the ability to work independently and as a part of a team

  • Solid organizational skills with the ability to complete projects within specific deadlines and budget

  • Ability to stay up-to-date with latest industry trends as well as technical advancements

TECHNICAL SKILLS:

  • OS: Windows, Unix, Linux

  • Programming Language: Cobol, Assembler, C, C++, Perl

  • Tools: MS office products, CICS, VTAM, TSO

Work Experience:

COBOL Programmer

Dynamic Tech Solutions, Fremont, CA

October 2017 – Present

  • Designing, developing, testing, debugging and implementing various software applications, and projects using COBOL in compliance with established business strategies and goals

  • Working collaboratively with IT and business management teams to determine users and project requirements, feasibility, system capability, cost and time constraints as well as formulating detailed and accurate program specifications accordingly

  • Encoding, testing, debugging and documenting programs in COBOL as well as coding new or modified programs in existing systems, and testing related components

  • Providing support for unit, system and user acceptance testing as well as appropriate project documentation and presentation to define structure or framework of software application

  • Working with the cross-functional teams in planning, analysis and forecasting project activities as well as training and providing assistance to new or junior programmers regarding coding and testing techniques

  • Writing technical specifications, training course materials, and other forms of documentation as required as well as analyzing system issues and ensuring necessary improvements

  • Translating business requirements into technical solutions as well as designing, developing, testing and debugging enterprise software solutions

COBOL Programmer

DXC Technologies, Fremont, CA

February 2015 – September 2017

  • Designed, tested, debugged, and installed mainframe systems as well as developed design documentation for enhancements or modifications to the systems

  • Coded, tested, debugged, and documented COBOL programs for new and existing systems as well as conducted code review or code walkthrough for development and management team

  • Modified or recommended changes in existing software to upgrade interfaces and improve performance as well as developed and implemented technical design solutions meeting business and system needs

  • Offered assistance to technical team members with issues that needed technical expertise and system or COBOL programming knowledge as well as developed user manuals and operating procedures as required

  • Assessed detailed specifications for various software projects and communicated to technical team timely and effectively as well as reviewed development process to ensure compliance with established design parameters and standards

  • Modified and maintained programs, processes, and configuration in a system according to the clients’ requirements as well as documented and tracked bugs or programming problems for each work request

Junior COBOL Programmer

TSYS Inc., Fremont, CA

December 2013 – January 2015

  • Assisted senior COBOL programmer in providing mainframe programming support in a team environment as well as developing and maintaining enhancements of existing applications or system

  • Assisted in developing, implementing, modifying, and evaluating data structures using COBOL as well as developed test cases as required

  • Performed complete and accurate analysis of design specifications, coding and testing as well as created documentation, including user or technical manuals for training

  • Assisted in coding, testing, debugging, and implementing programs according to specified user requirements

  • Assisted in performing unit, system, integration, and aggression testing on all program changes as well as communicated development status or issues to management and technical teams on a regular basis

Education:

  • Master’s Degree in Computer Science

    Unitek College, Fremont, CA, USA

    2013

  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

    Ohlone College, Fremont, CA, USA

    2011

Reference:

On request.

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