Alan Chenoweth

Castle Rock, CO 80104 Phone: 719-439-4671, E-Mail:

Mainframe Systems Programmer z/OS Systems Programmer
Proactive, team spirited and performance driven professional with over 30 years of extensive experience in mainframe programming, supporting the z/OS operating system environments as well as maintaining MVS related program products with an extraordinary blend of leadership, business, project management and strong industry knowledge. Ability to communicate and motivate team members to enhance strategic goals and bottom line objectives. Strong team builder and facilitator, fosters an atmosphere that encourages highly talented professionals to balance high-level skills and maximum production. Maintains a high level of personal drive, confident nature and an aggressive attitude in achieving results. TECHNICAL EXPERTISE IBM Z series processors; SMP/e; ISPF; IBM Utilities; IOCP, HCD; IPCS, JCL, Assembler; Rexx AREAS OF EXPERTISE  Leadership  Documentation  Project Management  Operational Streamlining  Networking and Relationship Building  Customer Retention  Articulate Oral and Written Communication  Training and Development  Quality Assurance  Principles & Practices of Systems Programming  Software product Configuration and Implementation  Strategic Planning  Organizational and Analytical Abilities  Client Needs Analysis  Able to multi-task in fast-paced environments  Problem Resolution and Decision Making  Development and Implementation of Policy  Client Relationship Management  Productivity Improvement  Updating/revising Rexx programs  Software installation and maintenance using SMP/e Perform RSU maintenance

Verizon is a telecommunications company primarily providing land lines to residential and business consumers

z/OS Systems Programmer
Accountable for installation and maintenance of numerous Independent Software Vendor (ISV) products including: Syncsort, several Computer Associates products, Pitney Bowes products and Unicom/Macro4 products MAJOR CONTRIBUTIONS  Executed day-to-day duties activities including maintaining products, reporting problems and supplying sufficient documentation to the vendor and assisting team members or programmers in the use of the products  Instituted a process to allow the mailing products to be updated with no JCL changes required by the applications  Proficiently upgraded CA MSM (Computer Associates Mainframe Software Manager) from Release 3.0 to 4.1 and trained team mates on the use of product using WebEx  Streamlined the implementation process being used by team members, thereby reducing the number of batch jobs required to run from 8 to 4 for most implementations  Administered ISPF application and performed duties including updates to remove obsolete LPARs, adding new LPARs and streamlining the process as much as possible  Developed a process that would flag weekly Syncsort installation verification job failures if the failure was due to an incorrect or missing license key  Oversaw approximately 40 different software products from various vendors


MAY 2000 – DEC 2006

Electronic Data Systems (EDS) was an American multinational information technology equipment and services company

z/OS Systems Programmer
Tasked to perform team lead functions for the IMS/MQ DBMS team MAJOR CONTRIBUTIONS  Analyzed and determined software specifications for completeness and compatibility with operating system capabilities  Reviewed, tested and evaluated new versions of operating systems and related software  Successfully converted software specified requirements into appropriate programming languages  Prepared document on software failures and took corrective action as directed on a daily basis  Assigned workloads and mentored the junior members of the team BAER CONSULTING, INC : DENVER, CO JAN 1999 - MAY 2000

BCI's primary business is to assist it’s national client base with selection, implementation, and administration of IBM compatible operating environments

Systems Programmer / Project Manager
Provided basic project management skills representing the consulting firm and also performed duties of a technician MAJOR CONTRIBUTIONS  Evaluated and implemented ways to incorporate existing and new technologies  Verified and maintained client operating system and program product software to be Y2K compliant; scheduled and deployed updates as required  Modified, amended and updated software programs  Prepared specifications for improvement in the operation of computer systems  Created documentation on the use of system software PRIOR EXPERIENCE Kaiser Permanente IT z/OS Systems Programmer Northrop Corporation z/OS Systems Programmer Kaiser Permanente z/OS Systems Programmer EDUCATION ATTENDED BRYANT COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION CERTIFICATIONS COMPLETED A SYSTEMS PROGRAMMER CERTIFICATE PROGRAM THROUGH UCLA EXTENSION COMPLETED FUNDAMENTALS OF REXX PROGRAMMING: A WEEK-LONG INSTRUCTOR LED COURSE BY IBM PERSONNEL WHILE AT EDS COMPLETED 1 OF 4 COURSES OF THE PROGRAM M ANAGEMENT CERTIFICATION PROGRAM THROUGH VILLANOVA UNIVERSITY MILITARY SERVICE COMPUTER OPERATOR: UNITED STATES NAVY FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE 1989-1998 1986-1989 1981-1986