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YURIY SOFITCHOUK

2036 Harrison Ave. * Mundelein, IL 60060 * (847) 837-9106 *


PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY
Talented, results-driven Application Developer/Programmer Analyst with extensive
experience in design, development and implementation of software & business app
lications in PC & mainframe environments. Recognized for ability to translate co
mplex technical data into meaningful tools & solutions that support business str
ategy and bring high value, optimal productivity and self-sufficiency to an orga
nization. Strong analytical, problem solving and project management skills. Mult
i-lingual; fluent in Russian, Ukrainian & English.
Technical Skills
Languages: COBOL * PL/1 * SAS * JCL * SQL
Databases: DB2 * MS SQL Server2000/2005 * IMS/VS * VSAM
Platforms: IBM 3070 * IBM 3090 * IBM ES 9000-mainframe * Windows 2000/NT/XP
Software: TSO/ISPF * OS/MVS * PROX MVS * IBM UTILITIES * SMARTTEST * FILE-AID
QMF * FILE-AID/IMS * STARTOOL * TOOLBOX * MS Office
EXPERIENCE
ALLSTATE INSURANCE COMPANY, Northbrook, IL 2001 - 2009
Application Developer/Programmer Analyst
Recruited as member of team of 15 developers to design/maintain business applica
tions & Internet site for Sales, Financial & Agent Compensation business units.
Analyzed/developed/ tested new applications. Oversaw daily support of ]100 sched
uled batch-running applications. Created programs for DB2 updating process. Deve
loped stored procedures for remediation process and for data communication with
Web application. Documented whole system descriptions, including functional over
view, technical design & program flow charts. Conducted needs assessments to und
erstand user requirements; created full project documentation.
* Designed/coded/implemented/supported application, enabling previously nonexis
tent capability for 60+ field leaders to monitor agent change requests & commiss
ion moves at countrywide, regional, territory & market level.
* Automated manual process for updating field distribution leaders' hierarchy &
alignment, improving quality, eliminating weekly manually updates and saving 10
0+ resource hours/month.
* Trained ]40 users on 5 Web applications, including 'Do Not Solicit', 'Field L
eader Alignment' & 'Customer Initiated Agent Changed'.
* Selected to serve as primary developer/project leader for applications develo
pment/ maintenance of Agent Compensation System to support ]15K insurance agenci
es in
administering accurate commissions & bonuses payments. Created/installed/maintai
ned Agency Termination Payment report application.
* Developed/implemented automation testing methodology for commission & premium
data processing, increasing quality and performance of testing by 50%.
MAXIM GROUP CONSULTING, Inc., Downers Grove, IL 1998 - 2001
(Firm specializing in banking, securities & investment management consulting).
Programmer Analyst
Hired to design/develop Accounting & Human Resources Information System applicat
ions. Developed detailed business requirements for the system. Prepared financia
l analysis reports for management team. Created/installed/maintained Plus Perfor
mance Bonus application. Designed/supported mainframe business applications.
* Created year-end bonus generic files and installed in Payroll system, enablin
g automated bonus pay-outs and saving 100+ resource hours in manual processing.
* Built new mainframe utility programs, enabling previously unavailable ability
to separate countrywide file into multiple files by region and send to Web Serv
er as separate data units.
DLS INTERNET SERVICES, Inc., Algonquin, IL 1996 - 1998
(Firm providing Internet services to 10K users & businesses in greater Chicago r
egion).
Programmer Analyst
Recruited to provide production support and resolve problems for users in a regi
on that included IL, WI & IN. Wrote/analyzed business applications. Maintained e
xisting mainframe production environment. Modified COBOL &PL/1 programs to ensur
e that system would be Y2K compliant. Created programs for monthly update of com
pany client file & database.
EDUCATION
BS, Engineering, Odessa Engineering School, Odessa, UK