Clubley Armstrong - Systems Analyst - Pretoria, GP, South Africa

Marie Louise Clubley Armstrong

Pretoria, GP, South Africa

Services

Systems Analyst

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

Summary:

30 years experience in database design and data analysis : logistical (1983, Infoplan), insurance (Liberty Life, NEG, American Family Insurance (USA)), procurement (Accenture), academics - student and administrative systems( University of Pretoria), bibliographic (SABINET), financial (SAAMBOU), Income Tax (SARS, State of Wisconsin), integrated education system( Department of Education), Archiving (SARS, SITA (Medical system) SITA (financial system), Department of Home Affairs - general systems, Data extracts for BI systems.

Work History

Fix term Contractor

ACCENTURE South Africa

From January 2013

POSITION Fix term Contractor - Systems Analyst/Analyst Programmer

Fix term Contractor - Systems Analyst/Analyst Programmer

Accenture South Africa LOGIS Project

May 2008 - June 2012

Investigate / do impact analysis of system errors and propose enhancements.
• Liaise with users from other government departments regarding information requirements.
• Respond to user enquiries.
• Assist users with new functionalities.
• Develop temporary NATURAL/ADABAS programs to assist users with statistic.
• Develop new program modules using NATURAL/ADABAS. These are online and batch modules.
• Program modules are developed using Construct or Natural II.
• Investigate and do enhancements on existing logistical system (LOGIS).
• Maintain existing NATURAL/ADABAS programs.
• Create Functional, Technical, Test Plan and Implementation documentation according to project standards.
• Assist junior programmers.
• The LOGIS system uses pre-existing JCL that is available as an online function. If eg. an ADASTRIP is required (for investigations etc.), it has to be done by the DBA.

Contractor

LANDAM

July 2007 - August 2007

CLIENT: LANDAM
This was a short term off shore contract for a company in California USA.
A number of Natural Construct programs had to be developed as a matter of urgency.
I worked from home ( at night due to time zones) via the internet on the LANDAM site.

Specialist Analyst Programmer

HR Computek

January 2007 - May 2008

CLIENT: South African Department of Home Affairs
Same as below.
I returned after a trip to New Zealand and was offered my old job.
However, I was now working through a different contracting house at the request of the client.


During the period August 2006 to December 2006, I was not employed due to an extended trip to New Zealand.

Specialist Analyst Programmer

Kitso Solutions

January 2006 - July 2006

CLIENT: South African Department of Home Affairs
• Develop new program modules, investigate and do enhancements on existing systems.
• Respond to user calls.
• Maintenance / enhancements on existing Natural/Adabas systems.
• Maintenance / enhancements on existing Cobol programs
• Setup and run JCL in testing environment.
• Extract data for special management tools.
• Do code reviews for team members
• Liaise with users from external companies regarding information requirements.
• Develop programs for special requirements from external companies.

TECHNOLOGY:
Natural / ADABAS, TSO, JCL, COBOL

Senior Analyst / Systems Business Analyst

Bytes Technologies

February 2002 - December 2005

CLIENT: South African Revenue Service
• Develop new program modules, investigate and do enhancements on existing system.
• Respond to user calls.
• Investigate and write functional and technical specification for system enhancements.
• Maintenance / enhancements on existing Natural/Adabas systems.
• Setup and run JCL in testing environment.
• Do recovery of data for special management statistical reports.
• Do code reviews for team members
• User liaison to prioritize change requests
• Do investigations and JADs with users and relevant technical persons
• Write functional specifications
• Write user requirement documentation.

TECHNOLOGY:
Natural/ADABAS, TSO, JCL

Senior Team Leader / Systems Analyst

Dimension Data

March 2000 - January 2002

CLIENT: SAAMBOU BANK HEAD OFFICE - PRETORIA
• Responsible for 3 teams, of which the most important is the Credit Granting Risk management.
• Respond to user calls and attend user meetings related to risk management.
• Investigate and write technical specification for system enhancements.
• Maintenance / enhancements on existing Natural/Adabas and Visual Basic systems.
• Setup and run JCL in testing environment.
• Do recovery of data for special management statistical reports.
• Assist team members with regards to the interpretation of specifications and development.
• Assist other teams with setting up entity diagrams, data models etc.

TECHNOLOGY:
Natural/Adabas, TSO, JCL, Visual Basic

During the period November 1999 to February 2000, I was not employed after returning from the United States.

Consultant

Renaissance worldwide, United States of America

July 1997 - October 1999

CLIENT: State of Wisconsin - DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE
• Maintenance and enhancements on existing Cobol/IMS system
• Y2K conversion and system testing.
• Setup and run JCL in testing environment.
• Backups and reloading of IMS databases.

TECHNOLOGY:
Cobol, IMS, TSO, JCL

CLIENT: American Family Insurance
• Year 2000 conversion.
• Write test plans based on authorizations.
• Make code changes where applicable.
• Set up and ran JCL in testing environment.
• Tested online Natural programs.
• Converted Natural, COBOL and CICS programs.

Technology:
Natural/Adabas, Cobol, TSO, JCL, Windows 97, MS Word

Consultant / Senior Systems Analyst

CEPHAS

November 1996 - June 1997

CLIENT: SOUTH AFRICAN REVENUE SERVICES
• Investigated and performed Year 2000 impact analysis on the TAXPAYER system.
• Wrote technical specifications for programming modules and related PSB's, screens, copybooks, JCL, databases.

Technology:
Cobol, IMS, TSO, Roscoe, JCL, Windows 95, MS Word, Flow 3

Senior Systems Analyst

INFOPLAN

August 1994 - October 1996

• Involvement in JAD sessions and investigations.
• Interviewing technical employees and system users.
• Functional and technical design.
• Wrote technical specifications for the ARCHIVING OF FINANCIAL data.
• Wrote technical specifications for Archiving of the PATIENT MEDICAL HISTORY system and medical staff scheduling systems.
• Set up PSB's, database designs, screen designs.
• Developed archiving programs.
• Implemented and maintained archiving systems.
• Development of new programs, including coding, testing and documentation.
• General maintenance and standby on MEDICAL systems, including analysis, programming, documentation and testing.
• Involved in the conversion of all Medical COBOL I programs to COBOL II and archived obsolete program modules.

TECHNOLOGY:
Cobol, IMS, TSO, Roscoe, JCL, Ideal / Datacom IEW, WordPerfect 5.1, MS Word, Flow3

Senior Systems Analyst

Q-DATA CONSULTING

July 1991 - July 1994

TECHNOLOGY:
Natural / Adabas, Predict Case, TSO, Complete, WordPerfect 5.1, Tetrarch Case.

CLIENT: DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION & TRAINING (Aug 93 - July 94 & part time until Dec 1994)
• Technical (Natural / Adabas) design for all modules, functions and procedures for an integrated System consisting of 20 subsystems.
• Designed all the Adabas files, screens, printouts etc.
• Documentation was done using Tetrarch case and WordPerfect 5.1.
• Completed 2 of the documents after hours after resignation in December 1994.
• Consulted with the relevant user and technical persons by appointment only during this period.

CLIENT: DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND TRAINING (July 1992 - August 1993)
• Maintenance of and enhancements to the existing EXAMINATION system in Natural 2 / Adabas, Complete
• Documentation of the existing system done using Tetrarch case and WordPerfect 5.1.

CLIENT: DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND TRAINING (December 1991 - July 1992)
• Investigation and JAD sessions.
• Wrote functional specifications for 12 of 20 subsystems using Tetrarch case and WordPerfect 5.1.
• Database design and program specifications.

CLIENT: ISCOR (July 1991 - November 1991)
• Designed Adabas files for conversion of system.
• Developed Natural programs for the conversion of data and loading of Adabas files.
• Documented entity relationships and data models using Predict Case.

Senior Systems Analyst / Systems Manager

UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA

January 1991 - June 1991

• Technical assistance and project management
• Training of programmers in Natural / Adabas.
• Natural 2 structured mode
• Maintenance and enhancements of existing systems related to the university environment (e.g. hostels, accounts, enrolments, space management)

TECHNOLOGY:
Natural / Adabas, IMS

Senior Systems Analyst / Project Leader

SABINET

September 1989 - December 1990

• Investigated and developed a Natural /Adabas front-end subsystem for the existing PL/1 system.
• Development of new programs, including analysis, programming, documentation and testing.
• User training and support.
• Involved in the Acquisition System for universities and other institutions

TECHNOLOGY:
Natural / Adabas, Complete

Consultant

NATIONAL EMPLOYERS GENERAL INSURANCE

August 1985 - August 1989

• Investigated, designed and developed various subsystems relating to the short-term insurance environment.
• Maintenance and enhancements to existing systems.

TECHNOLOGY:
Natural 1 and 2 / Adabas, COBOL, RPG.

Consultant

LIBERTY LIFE

August 1983 - July 1985

• Developed Life Assurance Systems.
• Investigated, designed and programmed various subsystems.
• Maintenance and enhancements of existing systems.

TECHNOLOGY:
Natural / Adabas, COBOL, JCL, Complete, Roscoe

Trainee Programmer to Senior Programmer

INFOPLAN

July 1980 - July 1983

• Developed systems using COBOL / IMS, SASDB / KCTERMAC.
• General maintenance and standby on logistic systems.

TECHNOLOGY:
COBOL, IMS, Roscoe, JCL Multex Cobol


NON-IT RELATED EMPLOYMENT

Technical assistant

BOTANICAL RESEARCH INSITUTE

April 1980 - June 1980

Senior Biology Teacher

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - TRANSVAAL

August 1979 - April 1980

INSTITUTION Clapham High School, Pretoria
DATES August 1979 to April 1980
INSTITUTION Bryanston High School, Sandton, Johannesburg
DATES January 1979 to July 1979

Qualifications & Certifications

Education

University of Pretoria

B.Sc (Botany III, Zoology III, Physics I, Chemistry I, Geology I

University of Pretoria

Jan de Klerk High School

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