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                                                            C   O   V   E   R      L   E   T   T   E   R
                                                      
 
 
 
                                                                 Michael Stark - Software Developer

                                                  Specializing in the analysis, design, customization and repair
                                                    of large business systems in multiuser, multiprogramming
                                                                   Unisys mainframe environments.
                                                                                      
                                                                   I am proud to send you my resume.

                                                                   I hope you will keep it on file.
 


                                                                   Thank you for your attention,

                                                                                                      Michael Stark
                                                                                                      Telephone (248)569-9734
                                                                                                      https://sites.google.com/site/dmsiicobol/home
                                      




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                                 Michael Stark - Software Developer

                       Specializing in the analysis, design and customization
                    of large business systems in a multiuser, multiprogramming
                                  Unisys mainframe environment.
                   
                       Hardware: Unisys ClearPath NX Series,
                                       Unisys A Series,
                                       Unisys V Series,
                                       BURROUGHS B2800 - B6900 series. 
                                       IBM PC.    
                   
                     Languages: COBOL  (ANSI 68, 74, & 85), 
                                       BASIC, PASCAL, FORTRAN IV.
                                                       
                     Databases: DMSII - (Data Management System II),
                                       DASDL - (Data and Structure Definition Language), 
                                       FORTE - (ISAM), DBASEII(relational dbs).

                     Job control: WFL - Workflow language (A series).
  
                   Text Editors: CANDE, HELP (CSI's editor/source library system).
                                      CTC-Bridge, Attachmate, ESI-Pro.

               Screen Editors: XGEN, ScreenMaker.
                                  
                               4GL: XGEN.

             Communications: COMS, GEMCOS.
 
                          Utilities: SYSTEM/DUMPALL, SYSTEM/COPY,SYSTEM/PATCH,
                                       DMINQuery, ERGO, MARC, SUMLOG, BL/PACK,
                                       XGEN, ETK - 'Easy Tool Kit' A Cobol IDE.

        Application software: LCBIPS 'Large Commercial Bank Item Processing System'
                                       Unisys check processing software
                                       for high speed check readers/sorters.
                                       Including these modules R4A, MST, DET, TOT, SPG.

                                       MISER banking software utilizing 'ACH'
                                       'automated clearing house' constructs.

                             Other: WINDOWS XP, EXCEL, BASIC, PASCAL, FORTRAN IV,
                                       DOS, DBASEII, SDF(Screen Design Facility).
                          
                                             
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                                            S  P  E  C  I  A  L  T  I  E  S 
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                    Comprehensive solutions resolving performance and resource issues
                     in mainframe database environments.

                    Design of complex projects from concept to implementation.

                    Program analysis leading to increased performance and optimization.

                    Comprehensive testing procedures in a mission critical production environments.

                    Communications skills, problem solving, and defining solutions.

                    Customization of large financial batch and online applications
                     using the DMSII database.

                    The development of workflows and restart procedures that maintain jobstream
                     integrity and manageable recovery.

                    Designing database and file organizations for fast and efficient data storage
                     and retrieval.

                    Documentation procedures for program change and their version control.
                                                                                                                         
                    Process standardization and flexable data organization that produces easy to maintain,
                    easy to clone, standard reusable code.

                   System libraries and data dictionary development.     

                    Fast system wide changes using defined search/replace filter programs. 
         
                    Automatic turnkey processes.

                    Translating user requirements into program specifications.
                     User training and manuals.
                                                                                                                                                             
                    Workflow monitoring systems using system run logs.   

                    Troubleshooting program failures using memory trace and program dump.  
 
                    Simple effective debugging techniques.

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WORK HISTORY:

        March 2009 - present
                     Created 'CobolAnalyzer'
                     Analyzes any Cobol source and produces a procedural roadmap
                     for all procedure division sections and paragraphs.
                     Shows parent/child relationships for paragraphs and sections.
                     Words or strings of special interest can be specified, and
                     their occurrences are listed after each procedure map entry.
                     This utility will identify inefficient code that causes
                     disk thrashing, and is an ideal tool for increasing throughput and
                     resource optimization.

     November 2002 - March 2009
                     Washington Mutual Bank
                     CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS
                     1201 3rd Ave Ste 1500
                     Seattle Washington, 98101
                     Using: Unisys ClearPath NX Series.
                            COBOL, DMSII, CANDE, WFL, COMS, ERGO.
                     Contact: Bruce Reilly, VP of Check Services.
                     Title: Project Manager
                     Responsible for check processing application updates.
                     Project leader for data migration project to Informix.
                     Re-wrote parts of many legacy programs for new system standards
                      and efficiency.
                     Developed software to extract data from DMSII datasets
                      in CSV (comma separated values) format.
                     Developed software to download cashletter data into EXCEL
                      spreadsheet formats.
                     Created software to establish a no-update trial balance run
                      to hasten reconcilement and cashletter generation.
      
      August 1997 - August 2002  
                    Strategic Staffing Solutions, 
                    Fisher Building Detroit, Michigan.  
                
                    Consultant to The City of Detroit
                    Information Technology Services
                    Coleman A. Young Municipal Center
                    2 Woodward Ave. Suite 526
                    Detroit, Mi. 48226

                    Using: Unisys ClearPath NX Series.
                           COBOL, DMSII,CANDE, WFL, COMS, ERGO, XGEN.
                    Contact: Milton Nivala, Manager.
                    I have a diploma for inhouse XGEN courses. 
                    Title: Project Manager FICS to XGEN migration, Year 2000 project.
                    Project: 'FICS' and 'Y2K'
                    Converted online financial information control system(FICS) to XGEN.
                    Maintained pension and payroll systems, many programs using XGEN.
                    Created 'MatchAlert': When selected report items don't match an alert
                    is sent to the user(s).               
                    Created 'Indexer': Indexer will index source or report files
                    and make them searchable with multiple search criteria.

       April 1992 - May 1997
                    Data Executives Ltd.,
                    2 Penn Plaza Suite 1660,
                    New York, N.Y. 
                    Contact: Joseph Sabrin.
  
                    Consultant to Chase Manhattan Bank,
                                  59 Wall Street, New York, N.Y.
                    Using: UNISYS A SERIES, COBOL, DMSII,CANDE, COMS, ERGO, WFL, LCBIPS; 
                    Title: Project Manager               
                    Project: 'Large Commercial Bank Item Processing System'  'LCBIPS'
                    Developed software that matched rejected checks with those images captured
                     in prime pass for faster reject-reentry and reconcilement.
                    Developed software that aggregated corrections for a single item(check)
                     to hasten reconcilement and input to the Proof/Ledger System.

                    Consultant to Dimes Savings Bank,
                                  Valley Stream, N.Y.
                    Using: UNISYS A SERIES, COBOL, DMSII, CANDE, ERGO, WFL, MISER;
                    Project: Mortgage Systems.
                    Programming for DMSII changes to include payment histories.
                    Created transaction formats and programming to include new mortgage types.
                    Created 'DatLibMaker': Data dictionary system defines all dataset
                     and file items and their relationships with each other.

        July 1987 - Febuary 1992
                    Citibank, 111 Wall Street,
                              New York, N.Y.
                    Project Manager - Check Inclearing/Proof Systems
                    Using: UNISYS V SERIES, COBOL, CANDE, DMSII, GEMCOS, DMINQ, HELPER, LCBIPS;
                    Contact: Satish Tirupati VP.
                    I have received training in 'LCBIPS' at the Unisys’ educational center
                     in Atlanta, Georgia.
                    Title: Project Manager
                    Project: 'Large Commercial Bank Item Processing System'  'LCBIPS'
                    Project management responsibilities include upgrading LCBIPS software
                    to the current release using patches from Unisys and then reapplying
                     the Citibank customizations.                                                       
                    Developed enhancements and additions to item processing applications
                     including sort pattern generation, reject/reentry, corrections, reconcilement,
                     inclearing, cashletter and proof of deposit software.
                   
        September 1984 - May 1987
                    Checkpoint Inc.
                    14101 Farmington Rd., Livonia, Michigan.

                    Consultant to Michigan Judicial Data Center -
                                  Lafayette Bldg. Detroit, Michigan                
                    Using: UNISYS A10, COBOL, DMSII, CANDE, GEMCOS, DMINQ, WFL;
                    Attended inhouse courses in 'Structured Efficient B6900 Cobol'
                     provided by New Horizons Inc.
                    Project: 'TVS'
                    Designed and developed programming, file descriptions and data structures
                    for the 'Trial/Venue Scheduling System' 'TVS' from revised input form data.
                    Created 'SrcLibMaker': Source program library and version control.
                    Created 'NodeSort': That sorts directory listing by node elements of the
                     file names and create a convenient cross-reference.
               
                    Consultant to The Detroit Board of Education
                    Maccabees Bldg. Woodward Ave., Detroit, Michigan.
                    Contact: Sheldon Rose.
                    Project: Duplicates
                    Using: BURROUGHS B6900, COBOL, DMSII, CANDE, GEMCOS, WFL;
                  Changed programs to handle duplicate keyed records
                    utilizing multi-record format.
                    Created 'FileCompare': Will compare source or data files for differences.

                    Consultant to Highland Appliance
                                  Taylor, Michigan
                    Project:  Point of Sale System
                    Using: IBM PC, DOS, DBASEII, TURBO PASCAL, BASIC;
                    Developed Barcode database and back office reporting systems
                    for point of sale ('POS') input.

      January 1982 - July 1984
                    Teleprompter Cable, 71 West 57th Street, New York, N.Y.
                    Using: BURROUGHS 4800, COBOL, DMSII, CANDE, GEMCOS, DMINQ;
                    Attended inhouse courses in DMSII, NDL and GEMCOS.
                    Project: construction cost monitoring system. 
                    Designed and coded system for construction monitoring and cost tracking.
                    Maintained invoice billing and capitol budget systems.
                    Designed and coded program "ScreenMaker" which scans screen layout and
                     creates a working-storage description making use of terminal specific
                     escape sequences.
                    I wrote utility software to compare output from existing
                    production programs with their test versions.
                   
     August 1979 - December 1981
                    The Department of The Navy, Fort Wadsworth, Staten Island
                    Navy Resale (NAVRESSO),
                    838 3rd Ave., Brooklyn, N.Y.
                    Using: BURROUGHS 2800, COBOL, CANDE, PRO, FORTE.
                    Attended inhouse courses in COBOL, CANDE.
                    Responsible for the maintenance of the accounts payable,
                     accounts receivable, payroll and vendor check processing systems.
                    Created 'MixWatcher': Scans system run logs for programs running at high
                     priority to alert operators and suggest the best priority.
                    Created 'FileLockout': Safeguards production files from inadvertent
                     removal.
   

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                        P R O F E S S I O N A L   A C C O M P L I S H M E N T S  
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         'CobolAnalyzer':  Analyzes any Cobol source and produces a procedural roadmap
                                  for all procedure division sections and paragraphs.

                                  Shows parent/child relationships for paragraphs and sections.

                                  Words or strings of special interest can be specified, and
                                  their occurrences are listed after each procedure map entry.

                                  This utility will identify inefficient code that causes
                                  disk thrashing, and is an ideal tool for increasing throughput
                                  and resource optimization.

                  'Indexer':    Indexer will index source or report files and make them
                                  searchable with multiple search criteria.

            'MatchAlert':    When selected report items don't match an alert is sent to
                                  the user(s).          
   
          'FileCompare':    Will compare source or data files for differences.      

          'CobolParser':    Can parse any form of Cobol and produces an indexed table
                                  cross-reference for easy searching using multiple search criteria.        

              'NodeSort':    Will sort directory listing by node elements of file names
                                  and create a convenient cross-reference.

         'ScreenMaker':    Screen layout is input, a working-storage description
                                  is generated making use of termial specific escape sequences.

          'SrcLibMaker':    Source program library and version control.

          'DatLibMaker':    Data dictionary system defines all dataset and file items
                                  and their relationships with each other.

          'MixWatcher':    Scans system run logs for programs running at high priority
                                  to alert operators and suggest the best priority.

           'FileLockout':    Safeguards production files from inadvertent removal.





 
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E D U C A T I O N  / T R A I N I N G:
   
September 1970 - December 1974
       Wayne State University, - Detroit, Michigan
       Major: Physics, Minor: Math
       FORTRAN and BASIC programming languanges.

Febuary 1978 - December 1978
       Oakland County Data Services
       517 W. 9 Mile, Ferndale, Michigan.
       Structured Cobol programming in a mainframe timeshare environment.
       ISAM file structure design and programming techniques.


Professional Books:

       Efficient B6700 Cobol by Larry McQuown

       WFL   Primer by Donald J.Gregory

       CANDE Primer by Donald J.Gregory

       DMSII Primer by Donald J.Gregory

       Structured COBOL Programming
         by Nancy B. Stern/Robert A. Stern.

       ETK - 'Easy Tool Kit' A Cobol IDE
         By Leif Svaalgard and Pieter Hintjens.

       BASIC Techniques and Utilities by Ethan Winer.

 

I consider my communication, planning, and design skills very good.

I am sending you my resume for your consideration.

                                                   Thank you,
                                                   Michael Stark

Michael Stark - Software Developer
tzugazunt-at-gmail.com <-----> replace -at- with at sign.
Telephone (248)569-9734



References:
          City of Detroit Information Technology Services
            Coleman A. Young Municipal Center
            2 Woodward Ave. Suite 526
            Detroit, MI 48226
            Department E-Mail:Its@itsd.ci.detroit.mi.us (313) 224-2900
              Milton Nivala, Manager 
              Ronald Zuzga, DBA.
            Pension Division, City of Detroit
              Hal Lampkin Systems Analyst
              Raymond R. Tchou Systems Analyst
                 home: (313)533-3085.     

          Universal System Technologies, Inc.
            Sanjay Prasad CEO
            21711 W. Ten Mile Rd. Suite 111,
            Southfield, Michigan 48075
            (248) 350-USTN
            http://www.ust.net/contacts.html
            30700 Telegraph Road, Ste#1651  
            Bingham Farms, MI 48025
          (248)203-0350 (248)203-0355

          Washington Mutual Bank ; Contact: Bruce Reilly
           CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS
           1201 3rd Ave Ste 1500
           Seattle Washington, 98101
           Phone:  206-461-2000,  206-913-5800
           Contact: Bruce Reilly,
           Phone: 206-461-8701
         bruce.reilly@wamu.net