Jay Blake IBM Mainframe Programmer (818) 398-5164
EXPERIENCE (30 YEARS) Download MS Word doc
OS/MVS/z/OS JCL 27 years DB2 2 years AFCS 2 years
TSO/ISPF 27 years PANVALET 19 years DYL-280 4 years
COBOL (OS/VS/II/370) 30 years LIBRARIAN/ELIPS 2 years QUIKJOB 3 years
Assembler (BAL) 7 years Easytrieve 8 years Microsoft Word 16 years
CICS - Command Lvl 13 years EXPEDITER 6 years Microsoft Excel 9 years
IMS DB (DL/I) 12 years Endevor 3 years Microsoft Access 2 years
VSAM 22 years File-AID 5 years LaserVault 2 years
Edit, Test Director, Changeman, Visual Basic, Java, SQL Server, RightFax.
CONTRACT and EMPLOYEE POSITIONS
Lereta, LLC Property Tax Payments. DOS/VSE, COBOL, DYL-280, ADABAS. Coded and tested
Covina, CA changes to property tax payment system to support acquisitions and business decisions.
Senior Programmer Analyst Used several advanced tools to dynamically allocate files, create PDFs and emails and
08/2015 06/2016 submit jobs directly from within COBOL programs.
Union Bank HR/Payroll. COBOL, CICS, IMS, VSAM, DYL-280. Performed maintenance and
Monterey Park, CA enhancements to the HR/Payroll system. Designed, coded, tested and implemented
Senior Programmer Analyst batch COBOL programs to transfer their charitable giving system to YourCause, their
04/2012 02/2014, wellness program to WebMD and their timekeeping system to Workforce. Converted
06/2014 01/2015 dozens of hardcopy reports to WebAMMO. Analyzed interfaces with external systems
to aid in the transition to Workday.
WPS Health Insurance. COBOL, CICS, DB2, VSAM. Changed U.S. military insurance
Madison, WI system (Tricare) to comply with the Affordable Care Act and HIPAA regulation. Wrote
Senior Programmer Analyst technical specification documents, performed coding, unit testing, client testing and
04/2011 07/2011 implementation. Have U.S. government military security clearance.
Union Bank Banking. COBOL, CICS, IMS, DB2, VSAM, DYL-280. Changed scores of programs to
Monterey Park, CA enlarge the branch number field in several different systems like Account Analysis,
Senior Programmer Analyst Billable Unit processing, etc. Performed analysis, coding, unit testing and
06/2010 11/2010 implementation.
Balboa Insurance Group Auto and Mortgage Insurance. COBOL, CICS, IDMS, DB2, VSAM. Performed analysis
Irvine, CA of help desk tickets, made coding changes, tested those changes, and implemented
Senior Programmer Analyst them into the production policy processing system.
Sentry Insurance Auto Insurance Policy Management. COBOL, CICS, VSAM, Easytrieve. Performed
Madison, WI production support and enhancements of CICS and batch COBOL programs for the
Senior Programmer Analyst policy processing system. Developed programs and jobs to replace ACR balancing
03/2008 08/2009 software, saving company $40,000/yr.
Princess Cruises Reservations. COBOL, CICS, VSAM. Provided production support, troubleshooting and
Los Angeles, CA minor enhancements to the online cruise reservations system. Created detailed analysis
Senior Programmer Analyst documents for all problems solved. Created UAT test scripts to facilitate user testing.
Crystal Cruises, Inc. Reservations. COBOL, CICS, VSAM, SQL Server. Made changes to address business
Los Angeles, CA needs for both shipboard and land-based reservations and customer loyalty systems.
Senior Programmer Analyst Analyzed and solved online and batch production abends.
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Unitrin Auto Insurance Policy Management. COBOL, VSAM, DYL-280. Coded, tested,
Los Angeles, CA documented and installed process for tracking escrow amounts for tentative rate
Senior Programmer Analyst changes. Created balancing reports, analyzed and solved production problems, created
07/2002 03/2005 one-time user reports on hardcopy, Excel files or LaserVault.
Kaiser Permanente Medicare Billing. TELON, COBOL, CICS, DL/I, VSAM. Assisted in determining
Los Angeles, CA specifications, designed and coded Risk Adjustment regulatory changes to the Medicare
Senior Programmer Analyst billing system.
SunAmerica Financial Annuity Maintenance. COBOL, CICS, DB2, VSAM. Wrote new CICS and
Los Angeles, CA batch programs to support new Japan office. Converted dollar fields in CICS
Senior Programmer Analyst programs to Japanese yen. Performed on-call production support of batch and online
03/1999 11/1999 system, solving after-hours abends.
Dayton Hudson Corp. / Credit Authorization, Billing, Payroll/Personnel, Merchandise, Sales Audit. COBOL,
Target Stores CICS, DL/I, BAL, VSAM, DB2, Easytrieve. Performed Y2K planning, testing and
Minneapolis, MN documentation. Coded, tested and installed Easytrieve and COBOL DB2 programs
Senior Programmer Analyst for Targets Take Charge of Education program. Made extensive modifications of
06/1986 08/1986, BAL/COBOL/CICS credit card authorization programs. Designed, coded, tested and
11/1988 02/1990, installed dozens of new CICSDL/I programs. Converted IMS programs to use BMP
08/1990 11/1991, processing. Designed and wrote COBOL programs to print or reprint employee W2s.
04/1992 01/1999 Installed new releases of FINALIST.
1986 1990 B. Dalton Bookseller Minneapolis, MN
1986 Travelers Express Minneapolis, MN
1985 F.W. Woolworth Milwaukee, WI
1985 Conklin Company Minneapolis, MN
1984 1985 Donaldson Company Minneapolis, MN
1984 3M St. Paul, MN
1984 Northern States Power Company Minneapolis, MN
1983 National Car Rental Minneapolis, MN
1982 1983 Control Data Institute Minneapolis, MN
1982 The St. Paul Companies St. Paul, MN
1980 1982 IDS / American Express Minneapolis, MN
Control Data Institute Graduate, Computer Programming and Operations.
U of Wis. Eau Claire Majored in Music Vocal Performance. Made Deans List 3 out 4 semesters attended.
Eau Claire, WI
Have only taken 5 sick days from work in my life.