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Kurt J. Grauf
107 Ewe Road
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
(717) 737-3974
email: gemini00612@yahoo.com
website: http://gsc6.tripod.com


EXPERIENCE

IBM Global Services, I/T Specialist

Client: National Account Service Company LLC (NASCO)
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
8/00-present.

Developed and enhanced existing batch COBOL II and Assembler programs for NASCO.  Subsystems included Financial, Front-End, ITS, PayRes, Pricing and Scrubbers.   Designed and developed detailed-level specifications for HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) for the 837I Scrubber I and Scrubber II processes along with building TRLOG 5.0 conversion process.  Developed an extensive interactive dialog environment in which allows technical and non-technical co-workers to run jobs, print datasets, print documentation, browse/edit datasets, retrieve statistics on datasets, online job cycle calendar and easy navigational tools for the system just to name a few command procedures.   Provided technical assistance to both technical and non-technical co-workers; peer advisor for a few new employees.  Updated an online interactive CLIST generator to override high-level dataset qualifiers, corrected known problems, and incorporated new features into the application.  Languages: Assembler, CLIST, COBOL II/370, DB2, Dialog Manager, Easytrieve Plus, REXX and SQL.


IBM Global Services, I/T Specialist


Client: Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
6/03-8/03.

Developed several DB2 batch and online HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) applications for the Horizon BCBS account.  Assisted co-workers on creating batch jobs, creating generation datasets, and answering technical issues.  Created an interactive dialog environment to easily browse, edit and copy members along with countless navigational tools and functions.  Languages: CLIST, COBOL II/370, DB2, Dialog Manager, REXX and SQL. 

Affiliated Computer Services, Inc., Senior Software Engineer Client: Industrial Logistics Systems Center (US Army)
Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
8/99-8/00 .  

Developed and enhanced existing COBOL II batch and CICS/VS programs for the Maintenance system.  Performed analysis and implemented a new "A3" Work Accomplishment Code (WAC).  Created embedded Oracle SQL programs and PL/SQL queries.  Performed unit acceptance testing against modified programs.  Assisted in a Data Management Request (DMR) conversion to an Oracle environment.   Provided technical assistance to fellow programmers and to business analysts. Taught in-house classes on debugging tools such as Xpediter for both batch and online systems.   Converted over 150 existing modules from COBOL to COBOL LE/370.  Developed a menu-driven REXX routine in which created Oracle SQL reports for non-technical users.  Languages: COBOL II, COBOL LE/370, Oracle, PL/SQL and REXX.


Computer Task Group, Inc., Senior Software Engineer Client: Highmark Blue Shield
Camp Hill, Pennsylvania

7/98-7/99.  

Developed and enhanced existing COBOL II programs in various IMS batch and online front-end subsystems including Managed Care and Eligibility.  Designed an Assembler driven eligibility suspect referral matching subsystem in which accessed files stored in dataspace.  Performed detailed analysis on current system functionality for future system enhancements.  Languages: Assembler, COBOL II, CLIST, DB2, Easytrieve Plus, IMS and REXX.

Computer Task Group, Inc., Senior Software Engineer
Client: Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
9/96-7/98.   Developed and enhanced the Colorado Student Loan Guarantee software for both batch and online for almost two years. Performed statistical analysis on production files.  Provided technical assistance to both technical and non-technical users.  Languages: Assembler, CLIST, COBOL II, Easytrieve Plus, REXX and SAS.

Computer Task Group, Inc., Senior Software Engineer
Client: Electronic Data Systems
Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
9/95-9/96.  

Developed and enhanced existing software in the various subsystems for National Account Service Company (NASCO): Common Edits, Eligibility, Front-End, Pricing and Scrubbers.  Provided technical assistance to programmers and non-technical users. Performed time estimates on various service requests.  Languages:  Assembler and COBOL II.  

Systematics Financial Services, Inc., Software Engineer Client: Meridian Bank
Reading, Pennsylvania
7/94-9/95.  

Provided production support for Systematics Advanced Loan System (ALS). Developed COBOL II API and RPI programs.  Resolved outstanding work requests and participated in the installment loan to ALS conversion.  Provided technical assistance to fellow programmers and non-technical users.  Languages: COBOL II, Easytrieve Plus, REXX and SAS.

Computer Task Group, Inc., Software Engineer
Client: Meridian Bank
Reading, Pennsylvania
11/93-7/94.  

Provided production support for the Systematics Advanced Loan System (ALS). Developed COBOL II API and RPI programs.  Developed a promotional line-of-credit mailing and created extracts from installment loan transactions.  Created fire and flood insurance extracts for outside vendors.  Implemented an on-line test region for a new mortgage collection application.  Languages: COBOL II, Easytrieve Plus, REXX and SAS.


1st Nationwide Bank, Programmer Analyst III
Sacramento, California
6/90-9/91.  

Provided technical assistance for non-technical users. Provided production support for the 3M Docutron 9000 optical imaging system.  Implemented numerous production JCL batch proofs against General Ledger.  Developed an online environment in order to test CICS/VS transactions.  Languages: COBOL, Easytrieve Plus and SAS.


California Department of Transportation, Applications Programmer Sacramento, California
8/88-6/90.  

Created numerous SAS ad hoc reports for Personnel department.  Developed COBOL CICS/VS applications for both the Maintenance and Personnel departments. Created an interactive REXX menu-driven application in which automatically generated SAS ad hoc reports under VM/CMS. Provided technical assistance for both technical and non-technical users.  Languages: COBOL, Easytrieve Plus, EXEC, EXEC 2, REXX and SAS.

Mississippi Employment Security Commission, Programmer II
Jackson, Mississippi
7/86-7/88.  

Customized and upgraded MVS software products.  Provided production support for both application and systems development.  Developed an online transaction for documenting technical manuals for the system librarian.  Assisted in the installation of new computers and accompanying peripherals.  Modified microcode for the 3174 controller units.  Provided technical assistance for technical and non-technical users.  Languages: Assembler, CLIST and COBOL.



OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Academy of Medical Arts and Business, Data Processing Instructor
Harrisburg, Pennsylvaia
8/99-11/00 .   Taught several classes in computer familiarization, spreadsheets, word processing and Visual Basic. Thompson Institute, Data Processing Instructor
Harrisburg, Pennsylvaia
8/96-8/97.   Taught several classes in RGP III and COBOL II; also, assisted students in the lab for a variety of classes including COBOL II, Excel RPG II and word processing.

EDUCATION
Lebanon Valley College, Annville, Pennsylvania
Bachelor of Science Degree (B.S.) in Applied Computer Science, May 1993
Thompson Institute, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Associate in Specialized Business Degree (A.S.B.) in Executive Data Management, January 1985
Lebanon County Vocational-Technical School, Lebanon, Pennsylvania
Certificate in Data Processing, June 1983


SPECIALIZED TRAINING
SOFTWARE Adobe, Access, APS, Assembler, BASIC, BMP, BMS, C, CICS/VS, CLIST, COBOL II, COBOL LE/370, Dialog Manager, Data-Xpert, DB2, EXEC 2, IMS, Easytrieve Plus, Endevor, Excel, EXEC2, FileAid, FORTRAN, HTML, IBM utilities, IMS, ISPF/TSO, Java, JavaScript, JES2, JCL, CA-Librarian, Lotus Notes, Mark IV, MS-DOS, MVS, MS-Outlook, Office 98, Oracle, Panvalet, Pascal, PL/SQL, PowerPoint, Publisher, QMF, QuickRef, RPG II/III, REXX, SAS, SDF, SMP/e, SPF, SPUFI, SQL, TMS, Unix, Visual Basic, VM/CMS, Windows NT/98/2000/XP, WordPerfect, XEDIT, XML, Xpediter and Zeke.


HARDWARE
Amdahl 480/580, IBM AS/400, IBM 3/34/36, IBM 3090, Macintosh, Pentium PCs, Wang VS/80 and 3M Docutron 9000.




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