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1250 Johnson Dr #1926 E-mail :

valeridan1@msn.com
Buffalo Grove, IL, 60089
Phone : (847) 541-5031

DANIELLE VALERI

OVERVIEW

• 20+ years of extensive experience as a Sr. Mainframe Developer – Analyst/Tester – Production


support
• Experienced in all facets of the SDLC. Worked on maintenance and new development - have
strong analytical skills
in designing, developing, coding, testing and production support; experienced in Legacy Systems
written in COBOL, BAL,
Easytrieve, JCL, CLIST, REXX, IMS DB/DC, IDMS, CICS, DB2, XML, MQ Series, MVS and z/OS, Unix and
Windows. Worked on designing, developing and testing - enhancements for financial, insurance,
telephone and manufacturing applications, order management processes, mainframe interfaces, QA,
SOX.
• Participated in writing use case documentation based on existing COBOL mainframe programs.
Documented,
communicated and reviewed requirements with project team members and Business users.
• Created and maintained requirements documentation including but not limited to Detailed
Requirements Specs,
Process Flows, System Flows, Flow Charts, Decision Tables, Requirements Traceability Matrices, High-
Level Test Plan.
Performed Functional and Regression testing - worked on users manuals and provided production
support.
• Provided detailed estimates for software development activities and artifacts. Developed and refined
estimating models
based on previous project actuals and trends to improve accuracy of estimates. Made recommendations
for improving production time and performance. Provided production support to internal and
external users and resolved issues in a timely fashion. Recorded tickets into Remedy and/or
Peregrine and followed up until resolved
• Worked closely with DB2 DBA and other MVS support personnel on supporting and
optimizing/upgrading existing
system functions – developed/updated CICS screens and menus, IMS applications and DB2 tables,
enhanced size/functionality/structure, fields and stored procedures. Developed products running on
various platforms including MVS, DOS/VSE, UNIX and Windows. Worked on outsourcing projects and
production fixes to offshore projects. Also worked on Reverse Engineering projects.
• 5 years of Helpdesk/Systems Analyst - experienced using Unix Servers, Connect Direct and NDM.
• Worked as a File transfer Analyst . Well versed in FTP protocols – Browser Based, FTP with PGP,
sFTP and Secure
• Transport GUI interfaces. Also worked in QA testing for various mainframe and Web applications.
Manual and
automated testing experience using XPEDITER, Insync, Fileaid, HP Mercury Interactive Tools: Test
Director, Winrunner.
• Worked in a Java, J2EE environment. In-depth understanding of complex multi-table structures,
Change
Management tools: Changeman and Endevor, DB2 change management processes: binds,
creating /updating packages functioning in the DB2 and Oracle environment. Experienced with Lotus
Notes, MS Office, status and project updates through Microsoft Project Assumed technical leadership
role on most projects.
• Able to work independently on a team, able to quickly learn complex applications and feel
comfortable in an
ambiguous, rapidly changing environment. Able to satisfy the requirements of one or more user
areas; work closely with client management to identify and specify complex business requirements
and processes, research and evaluate alternative solutions and make recommendations.

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TECHNICAL EXPERTISE

Operating Systems: z/OS, MVS OS390, UNIX, Windows NT/XP/Vista, VM/CMS, VSE,.Net
Programming Languages: COBOL- COBOLII, BAL (IBM Assembler), PL/I , PL/SQL, DL1,
SAS– Base SAS, DATA, PROCS SQL,CONTENT, PRINT,SORT,etc,
QMF, C++(1+ yrs), SQL, JCL, CLIST, REXX, ,HTML,JAVASCRIPT, JAVA(1+
yr),
XML, UML diagrams, RUP, C#, Cognos, J2EE
Mainframe Applications: TSO/ISPF, CICS, BMS, IMS DB/DC, IMS-Expert, MFS, JCL, EASYTRIEVE
PLUS,
Viasoft/-Smart-Test,Syncsort, MQ Series, FileAid, File Manager, SDSF,
IOF, IDCAMS, SCLM,
Roscoe, Panvalet, ChangeMan, Endevor, XPEDITER, ,Intertest, Insync,
Abend Aid,
VSE, DOS/JCL, Scheduler
Non-Mainframe Applications: Lotus Notes, Remedy, Peregrine, NDM (Connect Direct), FTP, MS
Office, HTML,
UML diagrams, RUP methodology, .Net, Visio,
HP Mercury Interactive Tools: Test Director, WinRunner.
Databases: DB2, IBM DB2 Utilities and Stored procedures, SPUFI,QMF, ORACLE, IMS DB/DC, IDMS,
ADSO, MS Access
Applications: Financials, Insurance, Transportation, Telephone, Manufacturing, Utilities
Insurance packages: LIFECOMM, Cyberlife, Life 70, Claims systems
Web Applications: link to CICS for a banking application
Methodologies: SDLC: Waterfall Model, RUP

EDUCATION

M.S. in Computer Science, Mathematics and System Design, 1977 – Cologne, Germany

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Consultant – EDS at US Steel - Granite City, IL 06/2008 – 06/2009


Sr. mainframe developer/tester –
• Was responsible for SDLC- maintenance and user requests - gathering requirements, creating
documentation,
designing, coding, unit testing – also participated in System testing and UAT - of several modules
belonging to a mainframe ERP application written in COBOL, Easytrieve, CICS, DB2, MQ, Base SAS,
IDMS , BAL, IMS DB/DC. The modules were related to transferring data between the client and
vendors: the client’s mainframe application received adds/updates (XML messages) from vendors,
validated and loaded incoming data, and responded indicating status of the update.
• Worked on several service requests and tickets from users run queries and create reports as
requested by the
users and Business planning Units, wrote functional specifications, test plans, testing procedures and
data for several IMS and DB2 in-house utilities in COBOL, CICS, CLIST, JCL ; also used HP Quality
Center: Test Director, Winrunner. Participated in writing use case documentation based on existing
COBOL mainframe programs. Documented, communicated and reviewed with project team members
and Business users.

Consultant – Anixter – Glenview, IL 01/2008 – 06/2008


Sr. mainframe developer/tester –

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• Worked in the Solution Design team as a mainframe developer/QA tester using COBOL, CICS,
BAL, Easytrieve, SAS,
JCL, IMS , DB2, Oracle, SCLM, Endevor, CLIST, REXX and MVS utilities. Worked on conversion project
from IMS, CICS to XML, HTML, J2EE. Responsible for maintenance and production support of
designated mainframe CICS/IMS/DB2 applications. Wrote use cases and test scenarios based on
existing COBOL/CICS/DB2/IMS programs and transactions.
• Responsible for enhancements and maintenance of modules belonging to the Location Expansion
– writing
technical specifications and design documents for the Forecasting project.
• Performed adds/changes to screens, programs and stored procedures, field edits, key functions,
processes and
Jobstreams, SAS and Eazytrieve reports. Documented activities in Test Director – HP Quality Center
and Lotus Notes database. Discussed results with users and attended meetings with management
regularly. Had Customer Service responsibilities and worked on Reverse Engineering applications.

Consultant – Kohl’s – Menomonee Falls, WI 06/2007 – 01/2008


Sr. mainframe developer/tester –
• Worked as a Sr. mainframe developer/tester on a COBOL, PL/1,CICS, Easytrieve, IDMS, ADSO,
DB2, Oracle
Financial system. Responsible for the maintenance and full cycle development of several
applications: Labor Management, EDI/Container Manifest, Order Entry, Payroll. Created/modified
CICS screens, stored procedures, IMS and DB2 programs, SAS reports, REXX, technical specifications
and documentation using Microsoft Office, Visio, Lotus Notes.
• Met with users on regular basis to gather and discuss design/requirements and demos, created
unit and system
test plans, test data, performed unit and system testing using File Manager, SPUFI, QMF, Xpediter.
Presented test results to users and discussed production fixes to bugs. Used Peregrine/Remedy and
SCLM for Change Management and Incident Reporting

Consultant – IBM at ABNAMRO – Chicago, IL 12/2006 - 06/2007


File transfer Analyst -
• Worked on the outsourcing account at ABN AMRO – La Salle Bank on a team of mainframe, Unix,
Windows, FTP
experts – responsibilities included Electronic Funds transfer projects and answering/solving
Peregrine problems and tickets. Also making changes to the existing file transfer environment -
setting up lockboxes for outgoing electronic file transfers, working with databases, MQ Series,
NDM/Connect Direct, Unix Servers, used CD Requestor and other testing tools.
• Also responsible for reverse engineering, setting up and supporting FTP and Browser based
connections to CICS
and protocols: Browser Based, FTP with PGP and Secure Transport GUI, writing/testing COBOL/DB2
programs and screens, HTML, Connect Direct, Tumbleweed software and servers, Unix and
Windows servers – supporting file transfer operations, FTP setups and responding to problem tickets
on Peregrine. Also had Customer Service responsibilities.

Consultant – Department of Education – Tallahassee, FL 02/2006 – 11/2006


Sr. mainframe developer/tester

Worked on several projects for the Department of Education – Student loans – OSFA-
Projects: - Insurance and reinsurance of student loans
- Wage Garnishment for delinquent borrowers.
Responsibilities included gathering requirements from users, user contact and support, analysis of
the existing
applications, user interface, documentation, creating high level and program specifications, coding,
unit, system and
user acceptance testing, demos.
Responsible for implementing the user requested modifications to VSAM files, Access, Oracle and
DB2 databases, CICS screens, IMS DB/DC and DB2 changes in COBOL and Assembler programs.
Created data for IMS and DB2 using database utilities – Fileaid IMS and DB2 Loader. Designed
conversion of data entry and processing screens from MS Access to CICS/DB2 – involving inquires,
updates, triggers and stored procedures.

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Consultant – EXELON - Chicago, IL 05/2005 –
12/2005
Sr. mainframe developer/tester
• Worked on the merger of Comed with Penssylvania gas company (PECO) – responsibilities
included analysis of
functionality for Code Consolidation among the 6 mainframe interfaces with the service-utilities
software Passport –
Version 8.0(Indus software) – 3 month project for changes to the Passport mainframe interface
• Wrote high level and programming requirements for the project. Created the Release 8.0
Program Design
Document, coded/tested and debugged complex DB2 programs, testing, loading DB2 test data,
implementation of changes, user contact and support, supervision of other consultants, lead
technical person.
• Ran QMF queries and reports, used Endevor for creation/maintenance of different testing
environments,
Responsible for creating /updating binds/packages, created testing documentation and test data,
performed testing in
the Integration region of the application. Used Lotus Notes, Web testing, Access and mainframe, IMS,
DB2 Utilities.

Consultant –- A C NIELSEN – Green Bay, WI 12/2004 – 05/2005


Sr. mainframe developer/tester
• Worked as a mainframe programmer on the full cycle development of a database expansion
project and
interfacing with the Web – involving BAL(IBM Assembler), APS, REXX, COBOL, MQ Series, CICS, IMS
DB/DC, ADSO, IDMS, SAS, DB2, QMF, SQL queries and utilities, PL/1.
• Responsibilities included gathering requirements-talking to users, writing programs/screens and
system
specifications, analysis and programming, code modifications, unit testing and system testing of the
modified application/database, Easytrieves, creating QMF reports, writing/updating SAS macros,
VSAM file structure and job streams, IMS and DB2 processing

Consultant – CITI - Deerfield, IL 06/2004 – 12/2004


Systems Analyst
• Responsible for the full cycle development of mainframe applications written in COBOL, PL/1,
CICS and DB2 which
belonged to the New Account Processing System (NAPS). This application processing for Individual
and Business Accounts was using the Web Interface (We blink) and CICS screens for the Web.
• Coded and tested modifications to programs, transactions, screens and jobstreams. Participated
in systems
testing and creating documentation. Supported release upgrades after they were implemented in
production.
• Identified, documented problems, communicated and researched unexpected results, and
conditions with the
project team; supported problem investigation and resolution.
• Documented all test cases, plans, and test results using standard templates and other formats as
necessary.

Consultant –SBC Ameritech - Hoffmann Estates, IL 04/2003 – 04/2004


Mainframe Developer,
• Worked as a mainframe application Developer and tester on Telecommunications Software.
Worked on the
6 Seconds Billing application and Sales Order # Expansion projects. Wrote technical specifications
according to client requirements, performed analysis, design, coding and testing of COBOL/CICS/
IMS , DB2, VSAM, REXX, JCL, SQL , EDI, NDM, PL/I, SAS and Oracle programs. Screens and online
were CICS/IMS and CICS/DB2.
• Investigated problems and issues used IMS transactions, CICS screen design, DLI, QMF and SPUFI
for DB2
updates and testing, JCL job streams, report design and forms, NDM to copy production data, FTP for
downloading files to the PC, modified JCL and Syncsort statements, performed Unit testing using
Xpediter, end-to-end testing and supported modifications in production. Created system
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documentation using Word, Excel, Access, Powerpoint, Outlook (e-mail), Endevor and Lotus Notes.
Used Endevor for Change management.
• Produced all documentation necessary for project completion, structured walktru’s, client signoffs
and acceptance.

Consultant - Allied Van Lines - Naperville, IL 10/2001 – 03/2003


Developer/PA Tester
• Worked in application development as a Developer/Analyst/Tester. Primary responsibilities
involved full cycle
development of mainframe and Windows applications. Worked on a transportation package written
in COBOL/DB2 to track the movement of trucks and establish location for each truck according to
route and other details.
• Answered and recorded problem calls from users, analyzed, created tech specs, tested
modifications to programs,
screens and jobstreams for a financial package (Canadian Business) .
• Created regression test streams (JCL and Unix scripts) , tested COBOL programs, DB2 queries,
IMS and CICS/DB2
programs performed operations on IMS/DB2 databases, created test data for billing.

Cybertek/CSC - Vernon Hills, IL 12/2000 – 09/2001


Sr Programmer Analyst/QA support
• Worked on the modifications of CYBERLIFE for the NY Life client – modified, coded and tested
modules belonging
to Model Office, product enhancements to the customer systems (written for mainframe, Unix and
Windows ) for
different databases (IMS, DB2, Oracle) and VSAM files (indexed).
• Participated in the entire full cycle development for the version of Cyberlife created for NY Life
Insurance company;
worked as a team lead on Cyberlife – 2001 release and HIPAA/EDI.
• Created the business environment and was responsible for different phases of testing like
System, Integration and
end–to-end testing, implementation and user support.

Kemper Insurance - Long Grove, IL 01/1998 – 12/2000


Consultant Systems Analyst/QA support –
• Performed lead technical role in the upgrade of a claims legacy system. Created technical
analysis document,
coded, set up JCL, ran tests in certification, model office and production.
• Provided customer service and user contact. Wrote program specifications and structured
program design specs. Coded and unit tested modifications, produced test plans and performed
online testing using XPEDITER the claims.

Technical Consultant, independent 1993 – 1998


• Responsible for completing projects of loading the incoming EDI formatted records called
‘dockets’ into the DB2
database - updating the formatting and versions when needed. Performed full cycle development –
gathered users requirements, created documentation, coded, unit/system tested and turned over to
the users. Participated in QA testing as well.
• Assumed several functions, responsibilities and roles within the IT department of several
companies: insurance,
manufacturing, retail, banking. Worked as a full cycle developer, tester, production support, user
liaison, business
analyst. Customized insurance packages like LIFECOMM, Cyberlife and Life 70 for various clients
• Worked on MVS and DOS/VSE applications.

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SEARS - Schaumburg, IL 1990 - 1992
Sr Staff Programmer/Developer and tester
• Worked as a developer/tester of the Sears mainframe routing facility (SMRF) written in Concept
14 Assembler;
tested the product in 4 CICS regions. Tested connection with Bureau Link. Created CICS temporary
and
transient data queues using CECI and CEDA. Tested extensively with CEMT and CEDF, Intertest.

Technical Consultant, independent 1985 – 1989


• Worked as a developer and production support programmer on mainframe financial and
insurance applications.

NA for Life and Health Insurance - Chicago, IL 1980 – 1985


Programmer
• Worked on the conversion of a LIFECOMM package from DOS/VSE to IBM/MVS.
• Coded and tested maintenance and new development projects – also worked on the QA and
Integration team.
• Was educated in LOMA I and II.

Courses/Certifications:

• Quality Assurance, Winrunner , Loadrunner and QTP MITS, Schaumburg, IL


• Unix Fundamentals IBM, Chicago, IL
• UML/RUP and Rational XDE MITS, Schaumburg, IL
• SQL and PL/SQL MITS, Schaumburg, IL
 PowerBuilder Chicago, IL
 Three Tier Architecture MITS, Schaumburg, IL
 J2EE MITS, Schaumburg, IL
 Cognos Reporting ACT Glenview, IL
 .Net Framework, C#, Web Design ACT Glenview, IL
 PMP training for CAPM MITS, Schaumburg, IL

*** Excellent references from consulting firms and managers/clients will be furnished upon request.