Ganesh - COBOL Developer - Bangalore, KA, India

Mahalakshmi Ganesh

Bangalore, KA, India

Services

COBOL Developer

  • Full time
  • Part time
  • One time
  • Contract
  • Temp

Summary:

I have expertise in COBOL and had worked on the same for past 7 years

Work History

Analyst

Project Execution

June 2012 - December 2012

Bangalore
Duration: June '12 till Dec'12
Environment: Z/390, COBOL, JCL, DB2, VSAM
Tools: ENDEVOR, File Manager, SPUFI, QMF, CA-7

Role:
Technology
Analyst

Project Overview:
The aim of this project was to streamline defective operational process for TM and provide clear systematic direction for store team members when processing defective products. Automation was achieved by assigning unique numbers to defective products in place of physical license plates (red, yellow, green). This was a multi phased project and also included C++, .Net applications and Java to a certain extent on the front end.

Responsibilities:
• Prepare High level design document
• Prepare low-level design (program specific design)
• Prepare test case and plan for unit testing, functional testing, integration testing and user acceptance testing
• Coding
• Self and unit testing
• Peer review
• Perform unit level or module level testing

Project # 2:
Project Name: Store Attributes

Technology Analyst

Project Execution

June 2011 - May 2012

Bangalore
Duration: June '11 till May '12
Environment: Z/390, COBOL, JCL, DB2, VSAM
Tools: ENDEVOR, File Manager, SPUFI, QMF

Role:
Technology Analyst

Project Overview:
The project envisioned at uniting data feeds from grocery with other non-merchandise feeds. The Primary concentration lies in decommissioning XCOM setup for Grocery feed and merge them with MQSERIES. This was a multi phased project and involved multiple technologies and platform including C++, .Net applications and Java to a certain extent on the front end.

Responsibilities:
• Prepare test case and plan for unit testing, functional testing, integration testing and user acceptance testing.
• Coding
• Self and unit testing.
• Peer review
• Perform unit level or module level testing.
• Prepare low-level design

Additional Role:
• Senior Developer

Project #3:
Project Name: ATS Field Management

Business analyst

Wal-mart Store., USA

December 2010 - May 2011

USA
Duration: Dec '10 till May '11
Environment: Z/390, COBOL, JCL, DB2, Teradata
Tools: ENDEVOR, File Manager, SPUFI, QMF, Platinum

Role:
Business analyst

Project Overview:
This project aimed at implement integration points between Wal-Mart human resource systems and Kenexa recruiter Brass Ring for the Field Management jobs for the following business areas: Corporate recruiting, Sam's Wal-Mart stores (U.S and Puerto Rico), Wal-Mart HO, Global procurement, Logistic, Wal-mart.com and transportation.

Responsibilities:
• Directly interacted with clients for requirements gathering
• Prepare high level design and requirement
• Review meetings with clients, vendors and business users
• Review test case and plan for unit testing, functional testing, integration testing and user acceptance testing
• Code walk through
• Perform unit level or module level testing
• Plan system integration and Install planning

Additional Roles:
• Onsite coordinator (USA)
• Team lead (for team of 3-4) at offshore

Project #4:
Project Name: VSD 9-16 CMS- DIVA (Semi-Annual Sale) (Victoria Secrets)

QA & Onsite Coordinator

Limited Brands Inc

September 2010 - November 2010

North America
Project Execution: USA
Duration: Sep '10 to Nov '10
Environment: Windows 7
Tools: ENDEVOR, File Manager, SPUFI, QMF, Platinum, Fault Analyser, HP Quality center, Microsoft office 2007, Internet explorer 8 or Firefox Ver. 3.6.5 & URL: Victoria secrets SAS web pages.

Role:
QA & Onsite Coordinator

Project Overview:
This Project is to test the Semi- Annual Sale web pages that are an integral part of the main URL. (Victoria secret's sale& specials). This was carried as separate project to ensure the page and link was up in different kind of browsers and link active at all times as they hit maximum sales during this time. This was a load testing project.

Responsibilities:
• Preparation of test case and plan for unit testing, functional testing, integration testing and user acceptance testing
• Also managed the actual testing of the web pages as per the test cases and plan
• Maintain the Mercury quality center, validating test cases and scenarios and ensure proper and timely updates of test results

Additional Roles:
• Onshore tester

Project #5:
Project Name: VSD 9-16 Angel card expansion project

QA & Onsite Test

Limited Brands Inc

April 2010 - August 2010

North America
Project Execution: USA
Duration: Apr '10 till Aug '10
Environment: Mainframes (Z/OS), Windows 7
Tools: COBOL, JCL, VSAM, DB2, CICS (on-line screens only testing), HP Quality Center

Role:
QA & Onsite Test lead

Project Overview:
This project focused on reformatting the existing 9-digit Angel cards to 16-digit Angel cards. The change was to be tested across all impacted systems

Responsibilities:
• Preparation of test case and plan for unit testing, functional testing, integration testing and user acceptance testing.
• Unit Testing, Functional Testing and Integration testing, and User acceptance testing.
• Maintain the Mercury quality center, validating test cases and scenarios and ensure proper and timely updates of test results.

Additional Roles:
• Onsite Coordinator

Project #6:
Project Name: Kraft Procurement system - Master Files Application

Senior Software Engineer

Infosys Technologies Ltd

September 2009 - March 2011

Bangalore

Past:

Senior software engineer

KRAFT Foods Inc

November 2009 - March 2010

USA
Project Execution: Bangalore
Duration: Nov '09 till Mar'10
Environment: Z/390, COBOL, JCL, DB2, APSPROG, VSAM
Tools: ENDEVOR, File Manager, SPUFI, QMF, Platinum, Fault Analyser

Role:
Senior software engineer

Project Overview:
Kraft procurement system consists of multiple systems and application. Master files application is the core system which manages the design, development and maintenance of common Integrated reference data architecture. Kraft Master Files is responsible for the centralized management and administration for Kraft corporate reference data bases. The project involved support and enhancements to the existing solutions.

Responsibilities:
• Prepare Low-Level Design
• Preparation of test case and plan for unit testing, functional testing, integration testing and user acceptance testing.
• Prepare High level and low level design for change requirement
• Development
• Code walk through
• Unit Testing, Functional Testing and Integration testing, and Regression testing
• Resolving issues and work on the requirements from Business users
• Work on research request and problem analysis

• Handling tickets
• Monitoring the night batch and weekend support
• Providing support to the QA

Project #7:
Project Name: Kraft MAMS - Descartes Integration development project

Business analyst & Onsite Coordinator

KRAFT Foods Inc

June 2009 - October 2009

USA
Project Execution: USA
Duration: June'09 to Oct '09
Environment: Z/390, COBOL, JCL, DB2
Tools: ENDEVOR, File Manager, SPUFI, QMF

Role:
Business analyst & Onsite Coordinator

Project Overview:
Kraft acquired Nabisco system in 2001 which had an in-house application called Merchandising Activity Management System (MAMS). MAMS which holds the information of all the time details of the service representatives who deliver the goods in the biscuit delivery stream of Kraft Nabisco. The project involved tracking of the delivery of goods by the service representatives using GPS and updating their location and transit duration. This was further integrated with the Kraft payroll (UPPS) to approve and pay the representatives.

Responsibilities:
• Directly interacted with clients for requirements gathering
• Prepare high level design
• Prepare Low-Level design
• Preparation of test case and plan for unit testing, functional testing, integration testing and user acceptance testing
• Code walk through
• Unit Testing, Functional Testing and Integration testing, and User acceptance testing
• Executed the Phase 1 of the project from client location
• Monitoring the nightly batch and weekend support

Additional Roles:
• Communication with end users
• Manage a team of 3 (offshore) from onsite
• Coordinating activities with vendors

Project #8:
Project Name: Kraft Direct store delivery

Senior software engineer

KRAFT Foods Inc

June 2008 - October 2009

USA
Project Execution: Bangalore
Duration: June'08 to Oct '09
Environment: Z/390, COBOL, JCL, DB2, Natural
Tools: ENDEVOR, File Manager, SPUFI, QMF

Role:
Senior software engineer

Project Overview:
Kraft has acquired Nabisco system in 2001 which had the state of art reporting application called ISIS. ISIS is a reporting tool which holds information for all the sales taken place in biscuit delivery stream. ISIS is an important application with more than 500 business users using the online application. It had information rolled up at many level and also used Natural environment.

Responsibilities:
• Monitoring the Nightly batch and weekend support
• Resolving issues and work on the requirements from Business users
• Work on research request and problem analysis.
• Analysis of requirements provided by the client.
• Prepare High level and low level design for change requirement
• Development of Code.
• Handling of tickets
• Unit Testing, Functional Testing and Regression Testing
• Providing support to the QA.

Additional Roles:
• Manage a support team of 2
• Developer
• Application support
• Communicate with business users and clients from offshore directly

Project #9:
Project Name: Kraft Catalyst

Software engineer

KRAFT Foods Inc

March 2007 - May 2008

USA
Project Execution: Bangalore
Duration: Mar'07 to May'08
Environment: Z/390, COBOL, JCL, DB2, VSAM
Tools: ENDEVOR, File Manager, SPUFI, QMF, Platinum, Fault Analyser

Role:
Software engineer

Project Overview:
This project is a multi-year development initiative with various releases at different Stages. The main objective of the project was migrating data from all legacy systems to SAP. Mainly involved with the usage of VSAM files and DB2 tables.

Responsibilities:
• Prepare Low-Level Design
• Development of Code
• Preparing test cases and test setup
• Unit Testing, Functional Testing and Integration testing, User acceptance testing and regression testing

Additional Roles:
• Tools anchor
• Configuration controller

Project #10:
Project Name: GEAC Accounts Payable - CSBTG

Software engineer

Bank of America USA

March 2006 - February 2007

Bangalore, India
Duration: Mar'06 to Feb '07
Environment: s/390, COBOL, JCL, VSAM
Tools: File-Aid, Change man, Xpeditor, CA-7

Role:
Software engineer


Project Overview:
This project was under the Corporate staff - Business technology group (CSBTG) of Bank of America (BankM). BankM used the financial suite "McCormick and Dodge" acknowledged as GEAC. Accounts Payable (AP) is one of the systems which GEAC had customized for BankM. The project involved enhancements to the existing applications.

Responsibilities:
• Analysis of requirements for minor initiatives of BankM
• Prepare detailed level design
• Development of Code
• Unit Testing, Functional Testing and Regression Testing
• Monitor nightly cycle of jobs

Project #11:
Project Name: Global Banking System

Software engineer

Project Eecution

March 2006 - February 2007

Bangalore
Duration: Mar'06 to Feb '07
Environment: s/390, COBOL, JCL.
Tools: Microsoft Visio, File-Aid, File-D

Role:
Software engineer

Project Overview:
This project comes under the wholesale banking of Bank of America situated in UK. The objective of Global banking system (GBS) was to update the repository documents for the transactions performed in all the application and provide a complete integrated overview of the applications within GBS.

Responsibilities:
• To prepare Functional Specs of the transactional details of various Application.
• To create Repository of documents for further references and enhancement of the clients.

Technology Analyst

Infosys Technologies Ltd

September 2005 - December 2012

Bangalore

Previous:

Software Engineer

Infosys Technologies Ltd

September 2005 - September 2009

Bangalore


Technical Skills
Operating Systems: IBM MVS, OS/390, WINDOWS
Software / Languages: C, COBOL, JCL
Mainframe Technologies: COBOL, CICS (only during training), JCL, DB2, VSAM, TSO/ISPF
Tools: FILE-AID, ENDEVOR, XPEDITOR, PLATINUM, SPUFI CA-7, QMF, File Manager, Fault Analyser, Abend-aid, FileA, Teradata utilities, Change Man, File Manager/DB


Projects handled:
Project # 1:
Project Name: Defective single label - handling offline transaction

Qualifications & Certifications

Senior Secondary Education

Electronics and Instrumentation

Sri Ramakrishna Engineering College

Education

Sri Sowdeswari Matriculation higher secondary school

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