1989 - 2001 ~ Technical Consultant, Intermediate Experian Information Solutions Inc. (Formally TRW)
www.experian.com ~ Orange & Anaheim, Calif.
Company Profile: Experian is a multinational company that helps its clients find the best prospects and make fast, informed decisions to improve and personalize relationships with their customers. They combine sophisticated and intelligent decision-making software and systems with some of the world's most comprehensive databases of information on consumers, businesses, motor vehicles and property. Through multi-channel delivery of web-based products and services, Experian enables its clients to conduct secure and profitable e-business and develop state-of-the-art Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems for communicating and building one-to-one relationships with customers.
Business Credit Division Orange, CA (1997 to 2001) Senior on team responsible for in-house developed process comprised of complex set of algorithms written in ALC, COBOL and COBOL II used to match company business names and operating location to a nationwide business credit information multi-level database. Maintained and enhanced existing batch and on-line application programs. Installed, upgraded and supported OEM software used to standardize, validate, match and merge business street addresses on client data. Designed and wrote batch and online solutions to applications problems.
Real Estate Information Division Anaheim, CA (1989 to 1997) Lead Programmer Analyst tasked to maintain 800+ frequently changing online and batch programs written in IBM Assembler language and COBOL required to process real/personal property data, building characteristics files, assessor maps and current real estate sales transactions from over 300 US county assessor offices and other varied state, county and private agency data sources. Position required a detailed working knowledge of all files (including all 15 Nevada and all 58 California counties) to convert them into common formats to be used in various batch and online database applications and products.
Reason for Leaving: Position eliminated as part of several rounds of layoffs of hundreds of personnel during a company-wide Reduction In Force and changes in technology.
1987 - 1989 ~ Systems Engineer, Global Banking Bank of America Systems Engineering Group
www.BankofAmerica.com ~ Concord, Calif.
Programmer Analyst primarily responsible for maintaining an online stock, bonds and securities application written in IBM ALC using VSAM files and macro-level CICS. Performed maintenance and designed and wrote new batch application programs written in Assembler, COBOL and PL/1.
Reason for Leaving: Application performed by unit was out-sourced to an independent company and then unit was disbanded.
1983 - 1987 ~ Senior Programmer Analyst ACAI and Citicorp Management Logistics, Inc.
Concord and Walnut Creek, Calif.
Senior systems and applications Programmer Analyst involved in development and maintenance of batch and online tariff rating system and an automated freight distribution and tracking system controlling the arrival, clearing and delivery of ground and air freight world-wide. Applications were written in ALC, COBOL with CICS using VSAM. Monitored and directed four applications programmers in similar areas of programming.
Reason for Leaving: Citicorp bought ACAI's software and after expected revenues failed to develop it dissolved the formed company.
1982 - 1983 ~ Senior Project Leader Reynolds + Reynolds - Professional Systems Division
Walnut Creek, Calif.
Applications project leader of four person team involved in converting a batch multi-state and federal income tax preparation system written in IBM Assembler and FORTRAN using many VSAM files with multiple alternate-indexes (AIX) to a COBOL system utilizing structured programming methodologies and Cullinet's IDMS database and Data Dictionary (IDD).
Reason for Leaving: Once conversion project hired to lead successfully concluded saw no career path for future advancement.
1980 - 1982 ~ Programmer Analyst Microfiche Publishers, Inc.
Applications/Systems programmer on a batch/online system that used real estate and personal property data from state, county and private firms in seven western states. Lead designer and programmer for numerous in-house developed applications including a customer account billing and inventory control and distribution system. Supervised programmer in similar functions.
Reason for Leaving: Competition bought company and shut it down. One of two employees, of the 70+ dismissed, offered a position with Miami, Florida firm that took over.