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Top 50 Mainframe Developer Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Mainframe Developer. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Mainframe Developer resumes they appeared on. For example, 9.1% of Mainframe Developer resumes contained Cobol as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Mainframe Developer actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

These are the most important skills for a Mainframe Developer:

1. Cobol

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Here's how Cobol is used in Mainframe Developer jobs:
  • Created DB2 Stored Procedures using COBOL for manipulating and fetching data for the web server calls made from front end application.
  • Maintained and/or enhanced existing COBOL batch and CICS on-line application programs and processes as needed in response to business needs.
  • Created COBOL-DB2 programs to format the data, apply business cases and then insert, Update or delete into database.
  • Created COBOL-DB2 modules wherever required to apply business rules and format data, insert/update or delete from DB.
  • Designed, coded, modified, debugged, tested and documented COBOLII programs for twelve months.
  • Prepared the Unit test scripts and unit tested the COBOL-DB2 modules and mainframe job flows extensively.
  • Get the impacted COBOL program and convert the 3 digit to 5 digit number.
  • Analyzed COBOL-DB2 modules as part of incident research and identified the issues and fixes.
  • Developed and modified COBOL programs that updated the database or created reports.
  • Developed IDEAL and COBOL programs as a part of this project.
  • Project Description: The application was developed in COBOL on Mainframe.
  • Coded complex programs in COBOL/DB2 for building the application.
  • Prepared COBOL programs to file fix VSAM files.
  • Upgrade Nissan North America s COBOL versions, COBOL, COBOL II, COBOL LE, to COBOL Enterprise.
  • Make changes to batch processes and on-line screens using the MFEEE IDE and APS-COBOL.
  • Developed software programs using COBOL, REXX, WAAP, CICS and VSAM.
  • Changed the legacy COBOL code which previously retrieved the data through DB2 calls to now call the Core Order Service.
  • Created COBOL codes for accessing, reading and editing the VSAM datasets.
  • Created DCLGENs and used them in COBOL modules.
  • Used SOAP UI to test Cobol programs from web.

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2. JCL

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Here's how JCL is used in Mainframe Developer jobs:
  • Maintained and/or enhanced existing JCL and PROC members and procedures as needed in response to business needs.
  • Created new COBOL programs, JCL, PROC using DB2 database from scratch to design and coding.
  • Used Mainframe JCL to run the different application programs and provided access to GDG and VSAM files.
  • Created System Test and Production ready JCL, programs, files, control cards, copybooks.
  • Involved in program/JCL change or enhancements based on user requests.
  • Created the test environment and wrote new JCL for testing.
  • Created JCL job flows for production installation.
  • Design and development of programs and jobs using JCL, VS COBOL II, VSAM, DB2, CICS.
  • Code construction and/or changes to the existing programs for COBOL, DB2, CICS and JCL.
  • Modify impacted COBOL programs, PROC, JCL, CONTROL CARDS.
  • Developed new JCL's using control card's and PROC's.
  • Worked on JCL and VSAM files.
  • Created Mainframe jobs using JCLs to execute code modules and framed the job flow to satisfy the given requirement.
  • Developed JCL's, JCL procedures as per the client standards Involved in Preparation of Test Summary Report.
  • Created JCLs to frame the job flow to develop various modules with in the application.
  • Tested and documented Oracle and SQL data extraction queries and JCLs.
  • Code JCLs to receive data files from upstream application through FTP.
  • Involved in impact analysis for programs and JCLs.
  • Utilized Technologies: COBOL, CICS, IDMS, JCL, SQL, Xpediter
  • Migrated the archived data in flat files using Icetool Coded new Jcl's for the migration.

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3. DB2

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Here's how DB2 is used in Mainframe Developer jobs:
  • Prepared system setup in the form of preparing jobs as per the R7.01 requirements and DB2 environment setup.
  • Involved in development/enhancement of applications using JCL, PROC, VS COBOL, DB2 Stored Procedure, CICS.
  • Involved in developing batch and CICS programs in a COBOL II, DB2, and Oracle environment.
  • Order management and inventory management are Java screens that use the data pulled from mainframe DB2 tables.
  • Follow coding standards and development of programs and jobs using JCL, COBOL, DB2, CICS.
  • Implemented DB2 performance enhancements utilizing Explain, Indexes, and the DB2 Block Fetch feature.
  • Designed DB2 temporary tables and regular tables as per the requirements and system design.
  • Developed new DB2 batch program to load data and modify data in DB2 tables.
  • Object / Data Migration and authority profile from one DB2 subsystem to another.
  • Set up System Test Environment in DB2 which involved unloading and loading tables.
  • Used DB2 UDB tools to connect to the various Universal Databases.
  • Developed Embedded SQL in COBOL-II to access DB2 and IMS database.
  • Developed, wrote and modified and maintained COBOL/DB2 programs.
  • Developed complex programs from the scratch using COBOL, DB2, VSAM, CICS.
  • Created CICS programs to deal with IMS and DB2 tables.
  • Used DB2 Cards for the migration.
  • Involved monitoring DB2 stored proc and CICS program using BMC tool.
  • Involved in conversion of AS system to Cobol DB2.
  • Involved in VSAM to DB2 Conversion, ICD9- ICD10, HIPAA 5010 changes for EDI healthcare transactions applications.
  • Project was executed in the batch environment using Cobol/Jcl/Db2 in the Mainframe Systems.

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4. Test Cases

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Here's how Test Cases is used in Mainframe Developer jobs:
  • Test cases where manually executed to test application functionality against system requirements to ensure security and performance and bugs are reported.
  • Involved in Preparation of Functional Design, Technical Design, Impact Analysis, Functional Test Cases and Unit Test Cases.
  • Involved in the preparation of Unit test plans(UTP) & test cases and executing the test cases.
  • Developed test cases and test scripts to test financial aid software while maintaining a focus on quality assurance.
  • Participated in Unit Testing and prepared Unit Test Cases, Unit Test Logs as a part of it.
  • Assisted the QA Manager in reviewing test strategy and test cases developed by the offshore team.
  • Prepared System test cases and supported the integration testing for data setup requests and result validation.
  • Performed the Unit Testing according to the Test cases specified in Unit Test Plan.
  • Prepared test scenarios, test cases and performed Unit, Integration and system testing.
  • Involved in SQA Testing and prepared Test Cases, Test Plans, and Scenarios.
  • Created test cases, test data and recorded test results for new/enhanced requests.
  • Involved in developing test cases, test procedures and unit test strategy.
  • Prepare System test plan and test cases with test data.
  • Created test cases, testing jobs and executed them.
  • Devise unit Test plans, prepare unit Test cases.
  • Prepared test cases, test scripts & test data.
  • Involved in Test Cases preparation and reviewing System testing.
  • Develop System Test cases and Test scenarios.
  • Review of Unit and Integration test cases.
  • Test Plan and Test cases documents.

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5. Cics

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Here's how Cics is used in Mainframe Developer jobs:
  • Used Remote Stored Procedure's (RSP) using TCP/IP for retrieve data from DB2 Tables and invoke CICS programs.
  • Utilized my CICS skills in assisting a team member in enhancing the 1099 system per IRS and company requirements.
  • Tested networks bank-wide using multiple networks and interfaces, supported on-line tested CICS all other supporting input systems.
  • Involved in preparing Data Mapping documents for Migrating all MDP profiles(CICS) into JAVA web services.
  • Used CICS for User Application Programs, Teleprocessing Access methods and database managers.
  • Tested the programs by invoking different foreground CICS programs that link to it.
  • Developed background CICS programs that provided financial data to new Credit Card partners.
  • Experienced in creating new CICS screens for Credit Card Customer Service reps.
  • Used CICS Attach to enable the DBMS to support CICS applications.
  • Identified accounts and generated reports using CICS/IDMS and batch IDMS.
  • Modified 5 CICS programs to comply with new business requirement.
  • Developed new screens using CICS.
  • Worked with PPT, PCT, TCT, FCT, DCT and TST tables to register CICS components.
  • Style's in the CICS screen's were changed as per client's requests.
  • Developed new CICS screens (MAPS) and used TDQ.
  • Program development using COBOL, JCL, DB2, CICS.
  • Developed new CICS screens (MAPS).
  • Modified and tested COBOL and CICS programs and JCL codes per the requests of business departments.
  • Created many Batch and On-line Programs using COBOL II, CICS and DB2.
  • Request DS invokes a CICS IM70 transaction on the backend system , which is the application built using COBOL-CICS-DB2 programs.

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6. Vsam

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Here's how Vsam is used in Mainframe Developer jobs:
  • Execute development and maintenance projects in mainframe applications using COBOL, JCL, VSAM, and DB2 on batch systems.
  • Post conversion of CIF from VSAM to DB2, We involved in enhancement and development activities for the CIF application.
  • Design, development, testing, and implementation of COBOL/CICS and VSAM database indexing for Customer Charge-off system.
  • Involved in development/enhancement of applications using program languages COBOL, DB2, VSAM and JCL.
  • Worked on a system that converted a large VSAM file to multiple DB2 tables.
  • Created a VSAM file structure for the Coordination of Benefits (COB) system.
  • Developed batch applications using COBOL, JCL, DB2 and VSAM.
  • Involved conversion from VSAM to DB2, and Y2K compliance modifications.
  • Developed programs in COBOL/DB2 /VSAM/JCL for mainframe applications.
  • Updated Underwriter VSAM file using alternate index.
  • Worked extensively on VSAM files.
  • Maintained batch/online applications utilizing JCL, COBOL, VSAM, IDMS, ADS/O, and CICS.
  • Developed application programs through COBOL, DB2, IMS, JCL and VSAM.
  • Developed programs using PL/I, DB2, VSAM, COBOL and JCL.
  • Developed COBOL/CICS/JCL/DB2/VSAM/ADABAS programs to generate the data required for the external vendors (Mainly Informatica, JAVA, SAP).
  • Added a New VSAM file replacing a existing one for the Loans system.
  • Created various COBOL/CICS/DB2/VSAM programs for batch processing of IBM Connex System.
  • Used FILE AID for managing the VSAM files easily 21.
  • Developed business components in Cobol, JCL, Vsam and Online PDL.
  • Work involves fixing abends such as Space abends, File contention errors, VSAM space abends and DB2 abends.

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7. Business Requirements

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Here's how Business Requirements is used in Mainframe Developer jobs:
  • Translate Business requirements into Technical Requirements and Create System requirement Specifications(SRS) for projects.
  • Analyzed business processes and interacted with users and business owners to prepare business requirements.
  • Prepared high level Functional, Technical and Detail design documentation based on business requirements.
  • Helped offshore team members to understand the business requirements and functionality.
  • Assisted in the development of a system design document to reflect current processing, business requirements and system solutions with estimates.
  • Created quality unit test plans by mapping with the business requirements which helped in developing quality software components and reducing defects.
  • Managed, Developed, Designed, coordinated, installed, and implemented Enterprise software releases based on Business requirements.
  • Test the batch/on-line application module(s) to verify whether the changes meet the new business requirements.
  • Used Test Director for managing the business requirements, test plans, test labs and test Defects.
  • Develop, prepare and execute test cases for business requirements for a new Wealth Management Process system.
  • Developed SQL queries to interact with DB2 to provide the provider data as per business requirements.
  • Deliver new and complex high quality solutions to clients in response to varying business requirements.
  • Modified existing components using COBOL, & IMS DB as per business requirements.
  • Analyzed the business requirements through research and several discussions with the business.
  • Work with users to ensure that solutions meet business requirements.
  • Developed various CICS screens to meet the business requirements.
  • Analyze the business requirements and come up with high-level solution design and Prepare Technical architecture deliverables High-level design, Component specifications.
  • Analyzed and collected business requirements for current and future state processes and created the requirements specification document.
  • Design walk-through with Business and Development team Performing Impact Analysis for Business requirements.
  • Coordinated with the business and IT team for collecting and translating business requirements.

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8. Xpeditor

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Here's how Xpeditor is used in Mainframe Developer jobs:
  • Used XPEDITOR for Debugging purpose and ENDEVOR for program migration.
  • Worked on Debugging Tool XPEDITOR.
  • Used XPEDITOR tool to check the flow of the programs.
  • Developed test plans and tested various reusable components and individual modules using Xpeditor.
  • Used Expeditor for debugging online applications.
  • Used Expeditor as the primary test utility for the COBOL, DB2 applications and for IDMS applications.
  • Resolved the issues with analysis or using Xpeditor (Debugging tool).
  • Use Xpeditor and Interest tools to debug CTG programs.
  • Used Xpeditor, CEDF to debug the programs.
  • Utilized debugging tool Expeditor to test and fix.
  • Performed testing for various modules using Expeditor.
  • Used Xpeditor for testing and debugging sessions.
  • Debug and correct system bugs using Expeditor.
  • Executed programs in XPeditor for debugging.
  • Used Expeditor for debugging CICS/DB2 programs.
  • Tested and debugged batch through Expeditor.
  • Used COBOL, DB2, OS, TSO, CICS, Assembler, Expeditor and Endeavor.
  • Exposed to various tools such as FileManager, AbendAid, Endeavor, Spufi, Platinum, and expeditor.
  • Created Report programs using SAS Made use of XPEDITOR for program debugging for abends.

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9. Procs

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Here's how Procs is used in Mainframe Developer jobs:
  • Changed hundreds of FTP jobs to use SFTP as a transmission method by changing Procs.
  • Created test jobs, procs and VSAM clusters to validate various applications.
  • Modify PROCs and reporting modules to reflect the new field.
  • Modified programs, copybooks, JCL/Procs as per requirement.
  • Maintained scores of programs, jobs, and procs.
  • Modified the existing copybooks and the Procs.
  • Created JCL's & STORED PROCS for executing COBOL & Eztrieves.
  • Analyze the Programs, JCLs, Procs, Maps, Copybooks, Subprograms, to identify the technical changes required.
  • Analyzed, designed and created new JCL JOBs, PROCs for daily, monthly & yearly Reporting purposes.
  • Involved in DB2 SQL's performance tuning in DB2 Stored procs Debugging the programs.
  • Modify existing cobol programs and PROCs for catering to enhanced requirement.
  • Create JCLs, PROCs for daily accumulation, monthly reporting.
  • Modified the JCLs, Procs as per the codes, copybooks and file changes.
  • Developed COBOL, COBOL-DB2, COBOL-DB2 Stored Procedure programs and JCLs and PROCs.
  • Write simple and complex z/OS JCLs and JCL PROCs using various utilities Enhance the existing code whenever required.
  • Performed Unit, Functional and Regression Testing * Involved in creation of JCLs and PROCs.
  • Created and modified test and production JCLs/Procs/Parms as per the requirements.
  • Involved in the design and development of COBOL programs, JCLs, PROCs and PARMs.
  • Created new JCLs, PROCs and DSNs Executed the unit testing, system testing.
  • Created and modified test and production JCLs/Procs/Parms and provided on-going support.

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10. Online Programs

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Here's how Online Programs is used in Mainframe Developer jobs:
  • Supported delivery of batch and online programs, customized reports, application/data conversion and process improvements.
  • Developed multiple batch and online programs in Mainframe technologies
  • Trained entry-level programmers and provided analysis, program specifications, coding, and testing for COBOL IMS/DB2 batch and online programs.
  • Worked on new requests that involved new online programs that coordinates with front end and retrieves data from DB2.
  • Created detail technical design specification for enhancing the batch and online programs based on impacted copybooks and impacted programs.
  • Perform functional testing and unit testing for batch and online programs using XPEDITER/Trace Master set up.
  • Developed batch and online programs using COBOL, Oracle, CICS & JCL in Unix Environment.
  • Modified both batch and online programs to allow claims to have more than 99 items.
  • Involved in code changes of both batch and online programs.
  • Modified Batch and Online programs based on the change request.
  • Maintained the Business Rules Document based on batch/Online programs.
  • Developed and tested the code for online programs.
  • Have knowledge to code online programs in COBOL.
  • Coded new and existing TELON online programs.
  • Create and update Batch and online programs using COBOL, CICS, SPUFI JCL in a DB2 and VSAM environment.
  • Used XPEDITOR tool to check the flow of the batch and online programs after code changes.
  • Modified batch and online programs of policy administration system (PAS) to generate the acknowledge letters in an email.
  • Created new batch and online programs in Data Extracts project for creating Claimsphere Data Model.
  • Worked on new requests that involved new online programs Coordinated with the Client teams during the production moves..
  • Impact Analysis Coded batch Cobol programs for billing system management, DB2 programs, CICS online programs.

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11. SQL

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Here's how SQL is used in Mainframe Developer jobs:
  • Used SQL to create and modify data to test new functionality for enhancement to the retirement distribution project.
  • Created DTS packages using MS SQL Server 2000 for accessing data from various vault servers.
  • Created SSIS packages using MS SQL server 2008 for extracting data from various vault databases.
  • Used SQL Server Management studio from the MS SQL server 2008 to query databases.
  • Used VISUAL EXPLAINS tool to analyze and optimize the performance of an SQL query.
  • Worked with DBA to create DB2 tables and reviewed SQL code for different scenarios.
  • Created stored procedures to access MS SQL server DB and extract/insert/update data.
  • Improved the application performance by enhancing existing DB2 SQL queries.
  • Established project specific DB2 SQL standards and online testing procedures.
  • Involved in Performance Tuning, Optimizing SQL and DB2scripts.
  • Write SQL codes to interact with database system.
  • Used SQL statements for database queries.
  • Involved in writing SQL queries.
  • Use SQL (complex queries) to query the database.
  • Worked on TERADATA tool to execute the SQL Queries.
  • Implemented and maintain PL/SQL procedures to extract claims data for Financial reports and Medicaid encounter data.
  • Improved the performance of jobs by modifying the existing old logic and sql queries.
  • Performed performance tuning on number of SQL queries that updates data to the database.
  • Converted Insurance Replacement application from SQLServer to Oracle8i using Visual Basic and PL/SQL.
  • Worked on requests requiring table changes in SQL/DB2 .Worked on requests to convert platinum utilities.

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12. Spufi

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Here's how Spufi is used in Mainframe Developer jobs:
  • Used SPUFI for extract the data from existing DB2 tables while doing system analysis.
  • Created batch SPUFI to access DB2 database for testing/validating inputs to programs.
  • Worked in DB2 tools data manipulation tools like PLATINUM, SPUFI.
  • Developed SQL queries to modify DB2 production tables using SPUFI.
  • Coded SQL statements to generate reports using SPUFI.
  • Used SPUFI and QMF, File-Aid, BRIO to execute SQL's.
  • Used SPUFI to write SQL queries for extensive backend testing and to ensure proper backup and restoring of data.
  • Provided complex ad hoc queries for business via DB2 SPUFI using VB EXCEL front end tool.
  • Used Princeton Softech SPUFI to view new DB2 tables for problem resolution and data collection.
  • Used SPUFI, Xpediter as debugging tools.
  • Code SQL SPUFIs to generate ad-hoc reports for business user's verification and matrix purpose.

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13. File-Aid

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Here's how File-Aid is used in Mainframe Developer jobs:
  • Used file-Aid tool combined with copybook to perform file validation and report all kind of feed issues to the interface platform.
  • Used QMF, SPUFI, IDCAMS, Sync Sort and File-Aid for data analysis, and maintenance.
  • Modified and tested SQL code and use File-Aid DB2 to retrieve and update tables per customer specifications.
  • Used File-AID tool for data manipulation and data comparisons between expected and actual test results.
  • Used FILE-AID to extract data from DB2 tables for testing.
  • Used File-aid to view the results of the extracted data.
  • Used File-Aid for selectively copying records from production for testing.
  • Participated in Validation of Test Data using DB2 File-Aid.
  • Used the File-Aid extensively for various purposes.
  • Utilize File-Aid, SPUFI, QMF, TSO/ISPF, FTP, Abend-Aid, Endeavor, and SUPERC.
  • Used File-Aid for DB2, QMF and SPUFI for accessing the DB2 database.
  • Used SPUFI, QMF and File-AID to query the DB2 database.
  • Debug defects using Mainframe debugging tools like Xpediter and Data related issues using File-Aid.
  • Worked in File-aid for browse, edit and compare datasets.
  • Used File-Aid, PDSMAN for accessing the MF datasets.
  • Used COBOL, CICS, Workbench, JCL, Endeavor, TSO/ISPF, File-Aid, Zeke and Zebb.
  • Used Cobol language, DB2, JCL, Expediter, File-aid, QMF, Endeavor, Control-M
  • Developed JCLs and PROCs using utilities like IEBCOPY, IEBCOMPR, FILE-AID Created SQL codes using QMF and SPUFI.
  • Used Tools like Abend-Aid, File-Aid, CA-7 and Expeditor for abend resolution and root cause analysis of the abend.
  • Developed JCLs and PROCs using utilities like IEBCOPY, IEBCOMPR, FILE-AID and Easytrieve.

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14. Design Documents

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Here's how Design Documents is used in Mainframe Developer jobs:
  • Develop High Level Design and Low-level Design documents from the requirement specification documents.
  • Provide technical specifications and design documents to offshore for development.
  • Prepared high level Functional and Technical Design documents.
  • Involved in understand the BRD (Business Requirement Documents) and prepared Functional Specification Design documents.
  • Involved in developing the High level design documents, detailed design document, unit test plans.
  • Created Low level Design documents from the HLD for the mainframe back-end system.
  • Coordinate, review and finalize Project Detail and Technical design documents.
  • Created the Analysis & Design documents for the requirements provided.
  • Design for the work requests and update the design documents.
  • Developed the low level and high level design documents.
  • Create Detail Design document and High Level Design documents.
  • Prepared High level and Low level design documents.
  • Review the team members design documents and coding.
  • Impact Analysis and preparation of Design Documents.
  • Review of System Test cases, Design Documents, Code Review Coding, Unit Testing & System Testing.
  • Peer review of the Code, design documents, test plans and test results QMS/Quality Audit activities.
  • Prepared Technical Design Documents on the changes required in Sams's Membership system.
  • Created deliverables including design documents, estimates and unit test results.
  • Involved in preparing the technical design documents and carrying out walkthrough meeting with the IT & Business managers.
  • Prepare Design documents for impacted elements, JCLs, PROCs, Copybooks, etc.

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15. IMS Db/Dc

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Here's how IMS Db/Dc is used in Mainframe Developer jobs:
  • Coded, tested and reviewed 37 IMS DB/DC and BMP programs to allow for additional grading of various futures commodities.
  • Worked on Change Request & Maintenance projects involving COBOL, CICS, DB2, JCL, IMS DB/DC and Focus reports.
  • Project environment included COBOL, DB2, SQL, IMS DB/DC, and JCL.
  • Designed databases, Systems and Software using Cobol, IMS DB/DC, VSAM etc.
  • Key Skills: PL1 Cobol IMS DB/DC DB2 Trained with British Airways as a Mainframe developer and joined their Engineering department.

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16. Endevor

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Here's how Endevor is used in Mainframe Developer jobs:
  • Used EXPEDITOR for software debugging.ENDEVOR is used for source code maintenance.
  • Move code to various level of environment using ENDEVOR.
  • Develop code through version control tool ENDEVOR.
  • Worked on Change management tool ENDEVOR.
  • Batch and DB2, CA-ENDEVOR, MVS, VSAM, and JCL.
  • Participated in postmortem discussions ENDEVOR used for test and production migrations
  • Add the modified components to Development region of Endevor and ensure Compile and link of coded COBOL programs.
  • Used Endevor to create, stage, and deploy COBOL packages into Test as well as Prod environments.
  • Used Endevor for creating new modules as well as for altering the existing modules.
  • Prepare implementation plan and take care of executing the package in Endevor.
  • Involved in migration of software using change management tool Endevor.
  • Used Endevor to move modules between the different environments.
  • Learned to use ISPF, TSO, Endevor, and DB2 mainframe software.
  • Developed COBOL programs using different utilities such as Microfocus COBOL, Endevor, TSO, and INFOMAN.
  • Raised the Change requests and created the Production Install packages using Panvalet or Endevor.
  • Move the impacted components from Dev stage to Model office in Endevor.
  • Retrieve the impacted components from production into WIP dataset using Endevor.
  • Take care of Version controlling and quality aspects of the developed programs, JCLs, Parms and copybooks using Endevor.
  • Utilized Changeman and Endevor to promote COBOL/CICS programs from test to QA and Production environment.
  • Use Assembler/CICS/VSAM, Cobol/CICS/VSAM, Sharepoint, Xpediter, Lotus Notes, Endevor, Panvalet.

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17. QMF

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Here's how QMF is used in Mainframe Developer jobs:
  • Used QMF and SPUFI for extracting, creating, updating DV01 database based on scenarios required for unit testing.
  • Used QMF and SPUFI to test SQL for DB2 before applying data to production tables.
  • Verified the DYL-280 reports by writing SQL queries using QMF tool and validated.
  • Queried DB2 test environment databases with SQL queries, using SPUFI and QMF.
  • Involved in connecting to QMF and execute the SQL queries.
  • Designed SQL queries and testing using SPUFI and QMF.
  • Involved in writing complex SQL queries using SPUFI/QMF.
  • Used SPUFI/QMF for querying tables for analysis.
  • Generated SQL reports using SPUFI and QMF.
  • Used QMF for executing Query.
  • Used SQL, SPUFI, QMF to query the DB2 database and to analyze data.
  • Used QMF Windows to test CICS, DB2, and COBOL Programs.
  • Worked on SPUFI and QMF for writing SQL Queries.
  • Used QMF and SPUFI for reporting and queries.
  • Created SQL codes using QMF and SPUFI.
  • Brief roles and responsibilities were: SPUFI and QMF for testing SQL queries, test data creation and data analysis.
  • Generated various adhoc reports as per the business requirements by writing quires against the database using SPUFI and QMF.
  • Used AbendAid, Expeditor, QMF and PC Anywhere to determine cause of issue.
  • Produced numerous Ad-hoc reports using QMF and SPUFI.
  • Set up queries, procs, and forms using QMF.

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  • Executed the change requests involving code changes perfectly with exact impact analysis documentation considering all cases.
  • Analyze issues encountered in live environment & resolve them by initiating code changes or database changes and track them till closure.
  • Code changes to COBOL programs, preparation of Test plans, Unit testing and documentation of test results.
  • Involved in review of the code changes done by resources to make sure proper code standard are followed.
  • Perform code changes or data patching if necessary and all the QMS documents to be updated accordingly.
  • Work with Project Management team to make code changes regarding client specific changes to COBOL applications.
  • Read used cases and test cases and translated in programs and developed necessary code changes.
  • Code changes in MQ programs, loaded receive queues with test data during unit testing.
  • Develop low level design specifying the actual code changes to be carried out.
  • Performed online parallel testing for the CICS code changes as per the requirements.
  • Review of Design & code changes as per the functional requirements.
  • Performed the code changes and unit testing for the defect fixes.
  • Prepare Test data and Test cases for validating the code changes.
  • Review and lead team members and implement the code changes.
  • Own production and support it for any code changes required.
  • Review the code changes before implementing them in production.
  • Peer reviews of the Code changes and Test results.
  • Perform all the code changes as per standards.
  • Installed the changes in production, after all phases (code changes, test plan, test results).
  • Participate in project meeting, suggest for improvements in coding/QC techniques Make Code changes as analyzed in the Design document.

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19. MVS

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Here's how MVS is used in Mainframe Developer jobs:
  • Developed application programs on MVS environment.
  • Consolidate and validate data from mobile applications, web services, UNIX/Linux platforms, MVS (batch) and CICS MQ.
  • Produced solutions for Inland Shipping System using Prime Mini Computer, COBOL, MVS, PRIMOS, IBM Mainframe tools.
  • Change transmission process of transfer of data from MVS to Linux server to Connect:Direct NDM instead of FTP.
  • Participated in concurrent Y2K and DOS/VSE to MVS conversions; responsible for changing and testing all JCL involved.
  • Conducted training sessions on COBOL-DB2 to help the users know and understand how to effectively use MVS applications.
  • Produced solutions for Livonia Just-in-Time Shipping System using COBOL, IDMS, MVS and IBM Mainframe tools.
  • Developed code for components of the MVS Operating System in 5 releases of the product.
  • Created MVS/JCL Procedures for DB2 & VSAM for System Testing.
  • Participated in migration from DOS/VSE to MVS/XA operating system.
  • Customized and modified programs and procedures operating on MVS.
  • Support ASKME application code enhancement projects using batch MVS-JCL, COBOL, DB2, SQL, Teradata, UNIX/LINUX Server environment.
  • worked on the Project's Region Code expansion in the Development team in COBOL/DB2, CICS on MVS operating system.
  • Consisted of development projects in JCL, COBOL, Easytrieve+, and DB2 for CICS on a MVS/TSO system.
  • Designed, developed and implemented configurator software using APL2 on IBM 3090 mainframe under Multiple Virtual System MVS/ESA.
  • Converted reports from MVSAS to Cobol, DB2.
  • assigned to the DOS/VSE to MVS/XA conversion.
  • Used JCLs with FileAid/MVS programs.
  • Performed Gap Analysis to probe the missing requirements Environment: OS-390, MVS, JCL, TSO, COBOL.
  • Used COBOL 2, DB2, IMS, MVS, VSAM, JCL, COBOL, and Intertest.

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20. UAT

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Here's how UAT is used in Mainframe Developer jobs:
  • Evaluated requirements, translate to technical specifications.
  • Repeat the batch job execution for User Acceptance testing(UAT)and provides the results to user for validation.
  • Perform testing at various levels (Unit / System / Integration / UAT / OAT) whichever is applicable.
  • Involved in Coding new COBOL, DB2 programs, Unit testing the code and supported for UAT testing.
  • Participate in meeting with business team to evaluating the pros and cons of different design approaches.
  • Test case preparation and implementation of the test cases for Unit Testing and supporting UAT.
  • Used CA-7 for scheduling the job flows in System testing and UAT environment.
  • Involved in Unit Testing, supported SIT, UAT and Prod validation.
  • Provide support to clients as UAT is being done in model office.
  • Provided assistance for evaluation and selection of technology platforms for SOA clients.
  • Researched and resolved any outbound data issues reported by UAT/SIT team.
  • Evaluated and redesigned OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer)/Government system.
  • Collaborated with the QA team for testing and UAT support.
  • Involved in Unit, Integration, UAT and System testing.
  • Involved in Unit Testing, End-To-End testing and UAT.
  • Evaluated as top contributor for three years continuously.
  • Coordinate with business users for UAT testing.
  • Conduct unit testing, UAT support.
  • Provided UAT, Implementation testing support, monitoring the Jobs and fixing Abends.
  • Perform unit testing for each component and set up the SIT , UAT regions and running the cycles.

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21. MQ

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Here's how MQ is used in Mainframe Developer jobs:
  • Involved in receiving, manipulating, and sending of message data within queues by using MQ Series.
  • Performed analysis and list pull for given requirements and analyzed the MQ Process in Enlist.
  • Integrated this MQ module in Online Adjustment application for real time credit card authorization.
  • Converted regular SQL to MQT's to improve the performance of the application.
  • Created CICS programs which interact with messaging services like WebSphere MQ and TSQ.
  • Developed MQ Queues to send and receive the query requests and responses.
  • Developed programs that calls MQ to send/receive data from distributed applications.
  • Created program to call the MQ module to put/get the data.
  • Developed programs using MQ Series in Online and Batch environment.
  • Configure the WBI Message Broker, Web Sphere MQ applications.
  • Integrated this MQ module in Credit card verification batch stream.
  • Involved in writing COBOL MQ series programs.
  • Worked extensively on MQ series.
  • Achieved the file transfer via Control-M and MQ FTE.
  • Modified existing back ground programs that require MQ as middleware messaging between java programs and COBOL programs as per the requirements.
  • Cost report is submitted via SWS thru MQ series to mainframe for data validity and stores data in Mainframe.
  • Modified existing batch and CICS code to allow the creation of MQ messages via Intraday Trade date processing.
  • Quote to Cash is developed in PowerBuilder, Sybase, Mainframes, UNIX and MQ.
  • Enforced Chrysler's technical standards while developing the Pay-Off application using MQseries.
  • Supported special projects, software upgrades such as MQ, CICS, DB2, Changeman, zOS and IMS.

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22. Easytrieve

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Here's how Easytrieve is used in Mainframe Developer jobs:
  • Modified applications written in COBOL, CICS, Easytrieve2, IDMS and DB2/SQL and SPUFI.
  • Used EASYTRIEVE for extracting data and creation of data and preparing reports.
  • Developed skills in more complex concepts in EASYTRIEVE & DB2.
  • Report generation modules were developed using Easytrieve.
  • Develop Easytrieve programs for report generation.
  • Design, coding, testing of new Easytrieve+ program to create a statement suppression report for participants.
  • Create JCL and Procedures to run jobs, Maintain and support mainframe Easytrieve Plus programs.
  • Change existing or generate new Easytrieve reports as requested by Business or Users.
  • Prepared a tool using REXX which creates Easytrieve layout for COBOL copy book
  • Performed QA testing of Easytrieve programs converted to COBOL by third-party.
  • Created multiple Easytrieve programs to generate reports as per user requirements.
  • Involved in the creation of various reports by using Easytrieve.
  • Designed Easytrieve Reports for the Homestead Module.
  • Develop new reporting job using Easytrieve.
  • FTP, NDM, VSHARE, SYSB-II, HP Quality Center, REXX, Easytrieve
  • Designed Easytrieve Reports for the Homestead Module.Worked on Batch Cycle Optimization activities.
  • Design and code Easytrieve reports based on User s requirements; easytrieve programs used db2.
  • Provided support for converting 900+ Easytrieve modules to work thru COBOL Migration Utility tool.
  • Created ad hoc reports in DB2/SQL and Easytrieve for the Auditing and Collection departments.
  • Performed JCL, CICS, Easytrieve, Proc, Data card and SQL code reviews on pre release changes.

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23. Z/OS

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Here's how Z/OS is used in Mainframe Developer jobs:
  • Project Type: Enhancement & Maintenance Client: Travelers, USA Environment: Z/OS, Windows XP.
  • Designed and developed batch and on-line applications in an IBM z/OS environment supporting credit card processing.
  • Developed COBOL programs in a Z/OS environments for 14 years.
  • Monitored all IBM z/OS consoles in Data Center.
  • Developed JCL Programs in the Z/OS environment.
  • Developed software application on IBM z/OS Mainframe.
  • Do design, develop, test, and deploy new features using Z/OS platform COBOL, COBOL IMS-DB and JCL programs.
  • Write, test, debug DB2 Cobol programs on a Z/OS IBM mainframe.
  • Provide Production Support and related activities Technologies used: Mainframe Z/OS with JCL, COBOL, CICS & DB2 Tools - Changeman

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24. Mainframe

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Here's how Mainframe is used in Mainframe Developer jobs:
  • Worked on conversion projects, Designed, developed, converted and tested mainframe applications to client server applications using Java technology.
  • Develop the Bridge Application to load the student data coming from different sources (Online and P/P) to mainframe table.
  • Replaced the Unix Viking data entry system with more efficient mainframe screens allowing direct entry into the mainframe database.
  • Converted all the mainframe screens for customer payment, waybill details, history and monitoring into web screen.
  • Created Interface Agreement Documents which is used between mainframe and web services applications for data exchange.
  • Worked on Mainframe file back up using Bank's internal ABAR system in mainframe.
  • Develop PL/1 code to load student bio and raw score in different mainframe tables.
  • Detailed Implementation plan was used to deploy the code in the mainframe environment.
  • Worked on a mainframe inclusions and projects for a large commercial banking lender.
  • Coded, tested, debugged, implemented, and managed mainframe applications.
  • Used FTP for file transfer between mainframe and host computer.
  • Maintain mainframe application systems to meet or exceed business SLA.
  • Load the Metadata in different mainframe tables as required.
  • Follow Mainframe development guidelines, standards and procedures.
  • Provide support to customers of multi-platform production systems within client/server and mainframe Environments.
  • Developed mainframe interfaces to web services and Middleware layers like TIBCO and ESM.
  • Provided technical trainings on mainframe for college recruited new resources.
  • Provide Enhancements and Support for VANTAGE-ONE using Mainframe Technology.
  • Mentored jounior programmers and provided support to mainframe consultans
  • Project EISS is the backend application in CTB and is developed in Mainframe Technologies with PL/1 and Datacom.

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25. Onsite

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Here's how Onsite is used in Mainframe Developer jobs:
  • Performed the roles of Analyst/ Developer/SME/Onsite Co-ordination for different in the organization.
  • Project requirement analysis clarifications with Onsite Coordinators.
  • Key player in Coding, testing and implementation of a number of Mainframe Batch Reports as requested by onsite personnel.
  • Coordinate with onsite to understand and consolidate the requirements and doing analysis to finalize the same.
  • Tested developed code and shared testing results with onsite lead for review.
  • Coordinate with onsite - offshore teams and follow up development activities.
  • Involved in the execution of projects under onsite/offshore model.
  • Coordinated with the Onsite teams during the production moves.
  • Coordinate project activities between CSC offshore and onsite teams.
  • Performed the role of Onsite Lead.
  • Involved in daily onsite meetings.
  • Carried out the following activities: Communication and co-ordination with onsite counter-part to understand business and technical requirement.
  • Assist Onsite coordinator in interacting with customers and third-party vendors on production integrations and testing.
  • Led offshore & onsite team of 8 - provided support to the team by interacting with onsite users.
  • Led an offshore team of size 5 as the onsite coordinator, Reviewing and fixing offshore deliverables.
  • Implemented Data warehouse for Reporting Coordinating between onsite team & offshore team to resolve issues.
  • Coordinated with the onsite team leads in accordance with Cognizant's onsite/offshore methodology.
  • Have Onsite experience of 10+ months for Citi Bank in Singapore.
  • Live implementation and Warranty support Onsite and offshore peer reviews
  • Involved in Spec Walk-thru and Code Walk-thru with onsite.

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26. Rexx

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Here's how Rexx is used in Mainframe Developer jobs:
  • Created a new batch program using COBOL DB2 and REXX to achieve different service type requirements.
  • Created a FileCompare tool using REXX to compare up to 5 files on a given key.
  • Have involved in maintenance of REXX code by enhancing existing code functionality and testing the changes.
  • Automated the daily batch monitoring process using REXX, saving weekly efforts of 44 man-hours.
  • Created Library Migration tool using REXX to automate the migration which was a manual process.
  • Developed REXX tool to automate manual task leading to effort saving of 40 Hours/month.
  • Automated many manual process and created many utilities with help of REXX.
  • Developed many tools based on REXX and did a huge savings.
  • Created many CLIST and REXX scripts for helping project support.
  • Created tools and utilities using REXX/JCL/COBOL to reduce manual efforts.
  • Participated in the creation of internal tools using REXX.
  • Devised many REXX Edit Macros for speedy development.
  • Use of REXX for automating the manual activities.
  • Monitor and optimize system automation using Mainview AutoOperator and REXX code.
  • Developed system logic collection tools using Rexx, and created AOAD application, Defect tracking tool using JAVA.
  • Demonstrated expertise in REXX, CICS, XPEDITER, DB2 Load and unload utilities, Endevor.
  • Develop the programs for the new requirements using COBOL, REXX, Eazytrives, VSAM.
  • Serve as a callable interface for other dialogs to SDSF using SDSF REXX services.
  • Gained familiarity with and began use of REXX loads for some of the conversion tables Quickly reacted to ever-changing end-user needs.
  • Used Change man for version control.. Used REXX extensively to build tools to reduce the development time.

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27. CA7

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Here's how CA7 is used in Mainframe Developer jobs:
  • Perform permanent changes/ new builds and decommissioning of Application Batch Schedules using Control-M or CA7 in mainframe platforms.
  • Check scheduling of Jobs in the production environment in CA7 and reviewing the Job Logs in $AVRS.
  • Build Job Components and CA7 scheduling to facilitate system integration testing, component integration testing and Production.
  • Automated the batch printing process job stream through CA7 Scheduler which gets triggered automatically.
  • Used CA7 for monitoring job scheduling finding out delays in Production cycles.
  • Maintain scheduled jobs via CA7 and utilizing CA11 for restart and recovery.
  • Use CA7 scheduler to create predecessor/successor job flows.
  • Developed Jobs in CA7 to automate backup.
  • Provide CA7 scheduling instructions through change control.
  • Used CA7 for scheduling all jobs.
  • Batch schedules are maintained using CA7.
  • Deployed several Ca7 Job Scheduling changes.
  • Create CA7 (PODS) requests for all the scheduling changes.
  • Involved in Job scheduling, Job monitoring in CA7, work on abends and resolving the issues on time.
  • Performed System Integration Test Planning, preparation and execution using tools like Fileaid, CA7.
  • Job scheduling using CTM/Control-M, CA7 Extensively involved in Coding, Testing and review
  • Worked on monitoring tools like CA7, Dollar$ Universe Used UniCenter raising ticket and change management process.

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28. Syncsort

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Here's how Syncsort is used in Mainframe Developer jobs:
  • Create MVS JCL for program execution, including VSAM, flat files and SYNCSORT file handling.
  • Have Used various IBM utilities like SYNCSORT in the JCL for preprocessing files before using them as input.
  • Worked on CA7 scheduler, Changeman software, SAR, File-Aid, SPUFI, Endeavor, SYNCSORT.
  • Create JCL and Proc with various utilities like SYNCSORT, IDCAMS, IEBGNR and IEFBR14.

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29. User Acceptance

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Here's how User Acceptance is used in Mainframe Developer jobs:
  • Provided solutions to issues raised in System Testing (SIT) and User acceptance Testing (UAT) and Production support.
  • Provide support during System Testing, User Acceptance testing and On-Call support (on a rotating basis).
  • Utilized test cases to check test load during unit testing, system testing and user acceptance testing.
  • Performed the User Acceptance testing for the Project Service Requests which involve new reports/files creation.
  • Involved in creating our own test region for the modeling the user acceptance testing scenarios.
  • Tracked the system integration testing results and helped users to perform user acceptance testing.
  • Worked with client personnel to identify the required changes found during user acceptance testing.
  • Perform User Acceptance Testing and Unit & Regression testing of developed & enhanced programs.
  • Perform system integration, unit and user acceptance testing and review coding guidelines.
  • Prepare User Acceptance Test plans with business clients and obtain sign off.
  • Perform Root Cause Analysis for the Production defects & User acceptance Testing defects
  • Provide Support and facilitate the system testing and User Acceptance Testing.
  • Provide support for User acceptance testing carried out by the clients.
  • Provided support for User Acceptance Testing and Quality Assurance Testing groups.
  • Involved in system test and user acceptance test.
  • Support Quality Assurance and user acceptance testing.
  • Present test results at user acceptance reviews.
  • Performed User Acceptance Testing in the final phase of software development process to check thefunctionality of the software.
  • Supported User Acceptance testing, the code deploy to production and the post release validation.
  • Performed User Acceptance Testing in Pre Production region.

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30. Sort

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Here's how Sort is used in Mainframe Developer jobs:
  • Authored technical documentation for and coded COBOL DB2 programs, DB2 stored procedures and JCL for the Merchandise Assortment Planning Project.
  • Developed Sort and ICETOOL utility programs for data extraction as well as to perform detailed analysis of the company master files.
  • Developed complex JCL for manipulating huge volumes of file data using utilities such as SYNCSORT, FILEAID and ICETOOL.
  • Used SYNCSORT to perform sorting, merging copying functions and also Processed files using different SYNCSORT control statements.
  • Used IceTool, Join Keys concepts in SyncSort utility to compare data chunks in a more efficient manner.
  • Chaired in-depth reviews of assigned work with the entire Merchandise Assortment Planning Team.
  • Used CHANGEMAN for source code management and extensively used DFSORT and ICETOOL.
  • Used SyncSort as well as DFSORT utility for data sorting.
  • Functioned as primary contact on the SYNCSORT Remediation effort.
  • Worked on Various Sorts using JCL Jobs.
  • Performed new development with COBOL and CICS utilizing DB2, SQL, TSO, XPEDITER & SyncSort.
  • Sound knowledge in using IBM utilities, SYNCSORT, ICETOOL & IEBGENER.
  • Write and update SAS, REXX and SYNCSORT or DFSORT code.
  • Used Syncsort utilities for data manipulations and data formatting.
  • Created DB2 reports, extracted DB2 data, sorted and changed flat files using Easytrieve Plus.
  • Used COBOL, DB2, VSAM, IMS, JCL, SORT utilities for new programs, JCLs, SORT cards.
  • Developed many programs (batch & online) using COBOL II, DB2, IDMS, SYNCSORT & Expiditor.
  • Worked with various mainframe technologies like Cobol, JCL, CICS, VSAM, IMS, DFSORT etc.
  • Involved in creation of New JCLs, Programs, parms and SORT cards.
  • Generate numerous tricky JCLs carrying DFSORT/ICETOOL/SyncSort syntaxes for file comparison/record trimming/file fix/file backup and keep it handy for recurring cycle abends.

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31. Unix

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Here's how Unix is used in Mainframe Developer jobs:
  • Developed communication between mainframe and Unix based systems using MQ-Messaging technology in batch and CICS environments.
  • Validated results of parallel tests run on the mainframe and Unix Systems to ensure the integrity of the new system.
  • Developed Unix shell scripts to build new process in Unix environment like compilation, log verification, scheduling etc.
  • Executed Unix scripts that creates & sends upstream and downstream data to mainframe environments and Market DB environment.
  • Extract data from the mainframe to transfer to a Unix Server Data Mart (Oracle Databases).
  • Worked in migration project from Mainframe to Java and have exposure to shell scripting in UNIX.
  • Worked in COOLGEN tool to generate the COBOL programs & deployed in UNIX environment.
  • FTP was used extensively to transmit the data to the mid-range Unix Server.
  • Compiled & Executed Mainframe elements COBOL, CICS, MAPS in Unix environment.
  • Prepared Unix Scripts and Unit Test Plans for all the projects.
  • Involved in the Mainframe-Unix Interface project for the ATM System.
  • Updated MS Access Databases using Unix uploads and downloads
  • Set up file transfer (FTP) jobs to send files to Unix server.
  • Extract files were transferred to a Unix Server and loaded into the new Conectiv Outage Management System Oracle Database.
  • Created UNIX scripts that transmit the data to third party vendors via FTP, SFTP using Autosys.
  • Project interfaced data between IBM mainframe Bill of Materials System and Unix midrange PDM purchased package.
  • Created UNIX Shell scripts to run Datastage jobs.
  • Converted COBOL programs to Microfocus Cobol and ESP schedules to Workload Automation Desktop Client for execution in the UNIX environment.
  • Used extensive SAS/Macros programming for producing multiple pdf documents using SAS/ODS facility and mail them using UNIX mailx option.
  • Write commands in z/OS unix shell script.

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32. New Programs

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Here's how New Programs is used in Mainframe Developer jobs:
  • Involved in the preparation of technical specifications and test plan documents for the development of new programs having complex functionality.
  • Design applications, provide work estimation, modify existing mainframe software, and develop new programs as per requirement specifications.
  • Created documents of the new programs or code fixes required for the future use or support team.
  • Designed/Coded new programs using COBOL and SQL for the Homestead module of the Integrated Tax System.
  • Write new programs to convert data and map the data to the new system.
  • Coded new programs using COBOL & DB2 as per the functional & requirements specifications.
  • Position included enhancing and designing new programs in the credit card statement output division.
  • Develop new programs or modify existing programs for different enhancements, new products etc.
  • Attended user's meeting to learn their requirements and design new programs and documents.
  • Perform unit testing of all new programs and any modifications to existing programs.
  • Coded new programs from scratch by looking to the technical design document.
  • Develop new programs or changing the existing programs as per the requirements.
  • Created new programs and modified existing programs to handle the requirements.
  • Performed unit testing and integrated testing for all new programs.
  • Developed new programs and made modifications to the existing programs.
  • Developed new programs using COBOL, JCL and DB2.
  • Created new programs for batch application and online application using COBOL, JCL, CICS, IDMS, DB2 and VSAM.
  • Review the new programs or code fixes with the OSC.
  • Developed new programs using COBOL, JCL, CICS, Rexx, JAVA, IMS DB and DB2.
  • Developed new programs using Cobol/DB2/Sybase that generates XMLs and interact with webservices using GSOAP utility.

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33. QA

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Here's how QA is used in Mainframe Developer jobs:
  • Project Description: This project involved code maintenance of QANTAS CAMEO (Combined Aircraft Maintenance and Engineering Orders) applications.
  • Utilize significant experience working with end users, managing off-shore resources and interfacing with diverse QA groups across the firm.
  • Create and update QA defects using HP Mercury Quality Center, resolve Remedy IM tickets using Service Center software.
  • Provide support for Business Analysts and QA team in setting up test-data, test runs and creating test results.
  • Used NHM Tool for migrating the elements from Development to UAT and QA for compilation and Testing.
  • Involved in migrating code from development to QA, QA to UAT and UAT to Production environments.
  • Coordinated with the users and QA for Users' Acceptance Test until it's being approved.
  • Work closely with QA and Business teams to ensure total product quality and integration.
  • Involved in migration of objects in phases (DEV and QA) of project.
  • Involved in QA Meetings for the code and construction tasks with the Client.
  • Prepare estimates for Analysis, Design, Test case and QA Process tasks.
  • Work with the QA team to provide inputs for the test case generation.
  • Work with QA team to create test scripts & scenario for enhancement.
  • Ensured the QA testing done for the Project Service Requests before implementation.
  • Coordinated with the QA team to execute the jobs.
  • Involved in QA regions Monitoring and Batch Support.
  • Interact with QA and Infrastructure team.
  • Review - IQA, EQA etc.
  • Coordinate with Project managers, Development and QA teams during the course of the project.
  • Involved in executing QA cycle and monitoring the cycle if any abend occurs.

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34. SAS

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Here's how SAS is used in Mainframe Developer jobs:
  • Participate in planning, execution and recording of Disaster Recovery Tests from applications perspective.
  • Participated in the Disaster Recovery planning for the application and Disaster Recovery tests.
  • Contributed in Disaster Recovery during critical system outage.
  • Involve in Analysis of SAS & COBOL modules, Design, Coding, Unit and System Testing, Implementation and Support.
  • Used Q-Rep setup to maintain the DB copy on a different MF LPAR as part of disaster recovery process.
  • Extract requested Policy Master Record data information utilizing mainframe host batch JCL and SAS in a delimited text file.
  • Design, develop, implement and test a disaster recovery plan for ChangeMan and all related files.
  • Worked 1.5 Years as a developer to build Disaster recovery environment for a warehouse system.
  • Developed complex SAS Macros to simplify SAS code and effectively reduce coding time.
  • Used SAS program techniques to develop custom and enhances reports for customers.
  • Affiliate lead for Disaster Recovery.
  • Base SAS certified with 90%.
  • Used SAS & Eztrieve extensively to generate daily, weekly and Monthly reports.
  • Worked in planned dummy disaster recovery for the application and it sub systems.
  • Used SAS datasets to create reports using PROC Print and Reports.
  • Involved in the routine maintenance and enhancements of Cobol/SAS code.
  • Created different data reporting procedures using Rexx and SAS programming.
  • explored all technical flavors of mainframe and SAS.
  • Build reports in SAS & Eztrieve.
  • Project Environment: COBOL, Changeman, JCL, DB2, SAS, Expeditor, SAS, REXX, PSCS Scheduler

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35. Technical Specifications

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Here's how Technical Specifications is used in Mainframe Developer jobs:
  • Conduct JAD sessions to gather business requirements, creating Analysis Documents and functional and technical specifications for report development.
  • Designed the functional specifications, technical specifications and architecture of the web-based module using Mainframe Technologies.
  • Perform coding as per technical specifications and Unit testing/System testing the incorporated changes.
  • Analyze highly complex business requirements, write technical specifications to design Mainframe processes.
  • Prepared technical specifications for offshore and performed reviews/impact analysis of application.
  • Translated user requests to technical specifications and modified/maintained current computer systems.
  • Worked from technical specifications to create and modify existing modules.
  • Prepare detailed technical specifications for enhancing the impacted components.
  • Analyze business requirements, write technical specifications to enhance the Customer systems Batch and Real-time Mainframes Interfaces for Basel II.
  • Prepared Technical Specifications Documents (TSD) and Program specifications (TPD) as per the business requirements.
  • Schedule meetings regularly with clients to review the design and technical specifications related to the Change requests.
  • Designed and developed the technical specifications for the conversion of the assembler modules to COBOL.
  • Ensured the technical specifications, and set deadlines.
  • Developed CICS screens as per technical specifications.
  • Reviewed functional specs via walk-thru procedures, and proactively approved all developed technical specifications.
  • Prepared technical specifications documents for onsite/offshore.
  • Conducted walkthroughs with client for technical specifications and unit test plans and received approval for the same.
  • Involved in reviews of the deliverables like technical specifications and test conditions.
  • Leveraged knowledge of mainframes development to create Technical specifications, Requirements Traceability Matric and Test Plans for all the testing efforts.
  • Involved in code walk-thru and technical specifications walk-thru with the system owners.

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36. Batch Programs

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  • Created detailed technical design specification for enhancing the batch programs, care was taken to re-use most of the existing components/modules.
  • Developed, supported and optimized a number of batch programs that extracted, analyzed and compared data for validity and integrity.
  • Designed and developed overtime administration project with 8 online screens and number of batch programs (COBOL II/IMS/DB2).
  • Developed a new Online and Batch Programs for product transfer and resale report in system for VMI purpose.
  • Developed DB2 batch programs to retrieve staging DB2 data and saved to VSAM files for CICS processing.
  • Updated several hundred online and batch programs needed for initial testing of each project phase.
  • Used In-build testing tool for doing unit testing of new online and batch programs.
  • Used new VSAM file to write the error weekly reports from batch programs.
  • Performed analyses of the batch programs to resolve the claim issues.
  • Developed online/batch programs using COBOL, DB2, VSAM and CICS.
  • Developed batch programs to process data for new Credit Card partners.
  • Performed Unit testing on the batch programs.
  • Developed new batch programs using COBOL, DB2, JCL & VSAM.
  • Maintain COBOL 2, DB2, daily batch programs.
  • Coded the EAI driver, online and batch programs Peer review, coding and unit testing in EAI and EBC.
  • Developed few automations to monitor the batch programs to reduce the manual interaction and saved a lot of resources time.
  • Involve in User Acceptance testing Involved in performance analysis and tuning of batch programs.
  • Designed and developed many COBOL, DB2 batch programs, based on business requirements.
  • Coded on-line and batch programs for the Pegasystems-based Customer Service System.
  • Modified and enhanced batch programs using COBOL/DB2/Datacom SQL /Native Datacom.

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37. Visio

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Here's how Visio is used in Mainframe Developer jobs:
  • Involved in New division coding to add additional divisions for the bank which currently handles only 2 divisions.
  • Involved in migrating functionality of 21 divisions into a single common program, including DB2 subroutine DC608.
  • Bring the divisional specific logic into the design, adding divisional specific logic one by one.
  • Project Description: RISK division deals with non-life insurance like auto, home and business-owners etc.
  • Worked independently with little or no supervision, and as team lead on large projects.
  • Developed VISIO diagrams in the document to show system use, program flow and layouts.
  • Work with client and/or team members to complete the Off-site Suitability Supervision project.
  • Develop JCL streams from VISIO process flow charts.
  • Study of Global Banking Division for Y2K conversion.
  • Prepared Program hierarchy flow-charts by using VISIO tool.
  • Provision of technical and business solutions to clients.
  • Project #4: Medicaid - Mississippi Envision
  • Involved in the customization of Vision plus CMS, CDM, TRAMS.
  • Project Name: VISION PLUS ENHANCEMENTS (MORTGAGE LOANS DEPT)
  • Created technical and functional specifications using Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Visio.
  • Analyze business requirements and segregate them into high level and low-level use cases, using MS Visio.
  • Created Visio Diagrams for job and program flows used in project impact and integration analysis.
  • Prepare Visio flow diagrams, detailing data/job/programs flow, with input and output specifications.
  • Generated various design docs using Visio, MS-Word & PowerPoint.
  • Created Program Specifications, Flowcharting and Process flow using Visio.

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38. Os/390

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Here's how Os/390 is used in Mainframe Developer jobs:
  • Developed and maintained programs using COBOL, IMS DC, DB2, JCL programs in the Mainframe OS/390 system environment.
  • Involved in conversion to COBOL III (OS/390) including investigating compatible compiler options.
  • Delivered production and user support in EMB MVS ZOS/390 environment.
  • Attended and completed OS/390 and LE OS/390 course.

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39. CA-7

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Here's how CA-7 is used in Mainframe Developer jobs:
  • Take new scheduling requests from programmers, set up CA-7 job definition, schedules, triggers and requirements.
  • Used CA-7 as the scheduler tool for all the batch flows inside the application.
  • Determined where new jobs should be set up on the scheduler using CA-7.
  • Analyze job schedule in CA-7 and propose solution for contention issues.
  • Prepare the turn and Making the prose changes for CA-7 Scheduling.
  • Monitor and ABEND resolution of MVS CA-7/CA-11 batch processing.
  • Used CA-7 for job monitoring and scheduling.
  • Monitored jobs and applications in CA-7 scheduler.
  • Set up jobs on scheduler using CA-7.
  • Involved in Job scheduling activities using CA-7.
  • Automated Batch Cycle using CA-7 Scheduler.
  • Utilized COBOL, JCL, VSAM, CICS, DB2, Endeavor and CA-7.
  • Monitored jobs in CA-7 and responsible for timely delivery of defect fixes and batch abend fixes for user acceptance testing.

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40. Sdlc

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Here's how Sdlc is used in Mainframe Developer jobs:
  • Create test plans for unit testing, system testing and follow the SDLC process during all phases of the project.
  • Involved with all the phases of Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) methodologies throughout the project life cycle.
  • Performed SDLC phases; Analysis, Design, Coding, Testing, Implementation and Maintenance as per business requirements.
  • Gained good understanding of various quality processes and software development cycle, SDLC and contributed for process improvement.
  • Peer to Peer Review Activities in each and every SDLC (Software Development Life Cycle) Phase.
  • Involved in all phases of Software development life cycle (SDLC) using Agile Scrum methodology.
  • Implemented SDLC, which included requirements, specifications, analysis, and testing.
  • Developed use cases and System Development Life Cycle (SDLC) documents.
  • Involved in Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) Management.
  • Change / Service Request activities with complete SDLC process.
  • Provide documentation in compliance with Client SDLC.
  • Document numerous tasks associated with SDLC phase.
  • Adhered to SDLC approach throughout the projects.
  • Have very good knowledge in SDLC concepts.
  • Involved in all phases of SDLC.
  • Take care of entire SDLC cycle.
  • Balanced and prioritized multiple projects concurrently Adhered to SDLC approach throughout the projects.
  • Follow the Release Management timelines strictly to complete each phase of the SDLC.
  • Developed tools in Rexx - Worked exclusively in all phases of SDLC.
  • Have worked on both waterfall as well as V-model of SDLC.

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41. Tso

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Here's how Tso is used in Mainframe Developer jobs:
  • Used TSO for utilization of the resources at the same time by different users.
  • Engineered REXX routines to display TSO/Dialog Manager menu user panels to input test cases.
  • Utilized TSO utilities to create maps for screen input.
  • Led project to outsource storage of paper titles.
  • Used InSync DB2 tool for browsing the DB entities from the TSO sessions.

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42. Ispf

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Here's how Ispf is used in Mainframe Developer jobs:
  • Used TSO/ISPF for the Creation, Storing, Printing, and Deleting data sets.
  • Created ISPF edit macros to reduce development and edit time.
  • Modified ISPF panels as per the user profiles.
  • Used ISPF/TSO for text editing.
  • Received AIG Achiever Award Platform: IBM Mainframes - Z-OS, TSO/ISPF, COBOL, VSAM, JCL, DB2
  • Work performed utilizing COBOL, DB2, SQL, JCL, Librarian and TSO/ISPF./
  • Used TSO/ISPF to create, edit and manage datasets.
  • Used Endeavor for Change Management and TSO/ISPF.
  • Used Mainframe LPARs with a good exposure to TSO and ISPF.
  • Used CMS and TSO/ISPF as well as updating JCL.

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43. Batch Jobs

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Here's how Batch Jobs is used in Mainframe Developer jobs:
  • Used Control-M and Control-R to schedule batch jobs in cycle and check the status of the cycle.
  • Involved in testing phase of batch jobs and ran daily batch jobs for various vendors.
  • Support / Monitor critical jobs, daily cycles, batch jobs and online applications.
  • Worked on development of Daily batch jobs to generate report on daily/monthly/annual basis.
  • Schedule and monitor the batch jobs through test Scheduler(Zeke).
  • Execute test batch jobs created by Programmer to schedule after coding process.
  • Provided overnight support of batch jobs for the system as needed.
  • Created bash scripts for submission of mainframe batch jobs using FTP.
  • Created a REXX tool to automate the Mainframe batch jobs.
  • Monitored the batch jobs and provided support on implementation.
  • Schedule the batch jobs as per the requirements.
  • Tested 300 Online and 1000+ Batch jobs in PMS, CALC & CHEETAH applications in OpenFrame.
  • Coded and tested batch jobs using JCL, procs, SyncSort, and IBM Utilities, ensuring functionality.
  • Batch jobs and schedules are developed using JCL, Procs, Control cards.
  • Created batch jobs using JCL and Syncsort.
  • Created JCLs for executing batch jobs.
  • Coded in COBOL, DB2, Sapiens, DYL-280 reports, developed JCL batch jobs Knowledge Management anchor of the project.
  • Contrubited to SIPs(Service Improvement Plans): Introduced timer jobs for critical financial batch jobs effective/ proactive monitoring.
  • Involved the several batch jobs schedule by using Control M Educated team members on Strobe for program performance optimization.
  • Forecasted all Batch jobs running under each schedule Id using CA7.

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44. SLA

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Here's how SLA is used in Mainframe Developer jobs:
  • Translate Business specifications into Technical Requirements.
  • Add 'human trafficking' routine to Disposition 'Entry' and 'Maintenance' function as per new legislation # A3352.
  • Analyzed the requirements of the users and translated it into program/s and/or jobs, that would satisfy their requirements.
  • Provide production support and see that the issues were solved within the time limit specified in SLA.
  • Answer to the queries raised by the business team, merchants on a SLA basis.
  • Project Management; prepare SLA and Time Sheet Activity on regular basis.
  • Translated the design into logical piece of code by coding COBOL-DB2 programs.
  • Translate business / system requirements into COBOL code to meet business needs.
  • Translated all the requirements into SP Calls and designed the application.
  • Handled Production Support by fixing jobs within the SLA times.
  • Analyze the Production failures and fix it within the SLA.
  • Respond and provide solution for tickets within agreed SLA.
  • Translated the business needs into system requirements.
  • Provide 24x7 batch/online support within the agreed SLA's Participate in discussions with Business Processors/Analysts to support them define BRS documents.
  • Worked on all job abends at right time without violating the strict SLA put in place by clients.
  • Provided SLA driven callout support for application related issues on a 24 X 7 basis.
  • Actioned for Business Queries and Solving the Incidents and follow the SLA as agreed.
  • Analyzed the Production Abends and provide resolution to continue batch within SLA.
  • Resolve production support tickets within the defined SLAs.
  • Ensured the continuity of Production Job schedule and met Service Level Agreements (SLAs) for the job failures 38.

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45. Idcams

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Here's how Idcams is used in Mainframe Developer jobs:
  • Used various IBM utilities like DFSORT, IEBGENER, and IDCAMS to write various jobs depending on requirements.
  • Use IDCAMS to create VSAM dataset and to perform different task in VSAM Dataset.

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46. NDM

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Here's how NDM is used in Mainframe Developer jobs:
  • Worked with US trust team to set up new NDM transmission jobs to server in different mainframe LPAR.
  • Used NDM to transfer the data files from production to test region for preparing test data.
  • Used NDM (Connect Direct) for transferring the data sets across the regions.
  • Used FTP and NDM for transfer the files from one region to another region.
  • Transmit the new file to ETL server using Connect:Direct NDM.
  • Submitted NDM requests for team.
  • Used NDM (Connect: Direct), FTP to transfer files from Production to Test systems.
  • Message broker, NDM, Project: VISA Credit Processing (VCP) Project
  • Prepared Test data using NDM, SPUFI, QMF.
  • NDM'ed or FTP'ed the files from PC/Unix to mainframe environment or vise versa.
  • Used NDM and FTP has file transfer protocols between mainframe LPARs and between mainframe and midrange servers respectively.

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47. Production Issues

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Here's how Production Issues is used in Mainframe Developer jobs:
  • Root Cause Analysis for production issues and suggested/implemented their solutions.
  • Modified several online, batch and BMP programs involving product launches and production issues, maintenance, performance issues and enhancements.
  • Played a key role in optimizing production application processes to resolve development loop holes resulting to production issues.
  • Researched and analyzed source code to solve production issues saving time and resources to business and technical areas.
  • Analyzed the components for any production issues and provide solutions within Service-Level Agreement (SLA).
  • Involved in production issues and join bridge calls as part of production issues.
  • Created system run books for Application changes and wisdom solution for production issues.
  • Contributed to fix production issues in Mainframe environment under the scope of CIS.
  • Debug complex IMS and DB2 program to resolve existing production issues.
  • Involved in resolving production issues and other production support related work.
  • Analyzed production issues, defined cause, developed solution and tested.
  • Provided permanent fixes for production issues and responsible for performance Tuning.
  • Resolve production issues; manage inbound and outbound file transmissions.
  • Supported 24x7 on-call to resolve production issues.
  • Level one support of a production issues.
  • Identified production issues impacting code modules.
  • Full time first level production support for mainframe applications and always given high priority for the production issues.
  • Enhance PAM production modifications as directed by client Support ARNG production issues.
  • Resolved many production issues during oncall support.
  • Have worked on Easytrieve programs for one time Update/Insert/Deletion to DB2 tables for various Adhoc production issues that require faster response.

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48. Abend-Aid

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Here's how Abend-Aid is used in Mainframe Developer jobs:
  • Used ABEND-AID and XPEDITER to troubleshoot failing COBOL II programs.

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49. XML

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Here's how XML is used in Mainframe Developer jobs:
  • Developed Front end web applications using HTML, Java Script and used XML for transferring data from Mainframe to Web applications.
  • Coordinated with Java team to implement the online screen changes in XML as per the service type requirements.
  • Provided technical solutions on security, reference data, XML & COPYBOOK parsing for both request and response.
  • Collect and link metadata from diverse sources, including relational databases Oracle, XML and flat files.
  • Involved in creating XML templates that can be used to generate required XML pages.
  • Developed real time rating functionality for all personal lines of business using a rating engine via Acord XML.
  • Generated and processed XML using Cobol code and sent it Java services via message queues (MQ).
  • Modified and developed XML scripts in programs that used to transfer data to Websphere portal.
  • Developed programs with XML scripts that transfer data from legacy systems to Websphere portals.
  • Utilized COBOL, CICS, Changeman, DB2, IBM Debugger, FILEAID, XML/XSD, etc in mainframe environment.

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50. Panvalet

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Here's how Panvalet is used in Mainframe Developer jobs:
  • Retrieved business and technical documentation utilizing Lotus Notes 8.5. Review Panvalet in assuring JCL-SAS was processing production Cobol/Assembler programs.
  • Reviewed the code for coding standards from Changeman/Panvalet and quality checks during development phase.

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20 Most Common Skills For A Mainframe Developer

Cobol

12.0%

JCL

11.4%

DB2

10.5%

Test Cases

8.7%

Cics

7.2%

Vsam

6.5%

Business Requirements

5.2%

Xpeditor

4.4%

Procs

3.9%

Online Programs

3.8%

SQL

3.6%

Spufi

3.6%

File-Aid

3.0%

Design Documents

2.8%

IMS Db/Dc

2.6%

Endevor

2.5%

QMF

2.5%

Code Changes

2.1%

MVS

1.9%

UAT

1.8%
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Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Mainframe Developer

Rank Skill
1 Cobol 9.1%
2 JCL 8.6%
3 DB2 8.0%
4 Test Cases 6.6%
5 Cics 5.5%
6 Vsam 4.9%
7 Business Requirements 3.9%
8 Xpeditor 3.3%
9 Procs 3.0%
10 Online Programs 2.9%
11 SQL 2.8%
12 Spufi 2.7%
13 File-Aid 2.3%
14 Design Documents 2.1%
15 IMS Db/Dc 2.0%
16 Endevor 1.9%
17 QMF 1.9%
18 Code Changes 1.6%
19 MVS 1.5%
20 UAT 1.4%
21 MQ 1.3%
22 Easytrieve 1.3%
23 Z/OS 1.3%
24 Mainframe 1.2%
25 Onsite 1.2%
26 Rexx 1.0%
27 CA7 1.0%
28 Syncsort 0.9%
29 User Acceptance 0.9%
30 Sort 0.9%
31 Unix 0.9%
32 New Programs 0.8%
33 QA 0.8%
34 SAS 0.8%
35 Technical Specifications 0.8%
36 Batch Programs 0.7%
37 Visio 0.7%
38 Os/390 0.7%
39 CA-7 0.7%
40 Sdlc 0.6%
41 Tso 0.6%
42 Ispf 0.6%
43 Batch Jobs 0.6%
44 SLA 0.6%
45 Idcams 0.6%
46 NDM 0.6%
47 Production Issues 0.5%
48 Abend-Aid 0.5%
49 XML 0.5%
50 Panvalet 0.4%
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