5 years Cobol Experience

  • Name: Arijit Das
  • COBOL Experience: Intermediate
  • Location: Salinas, CA, USA
  • Availability: Part-time
  • Link to LinkedIn profile : https://www.linkedin.com/in/arijit-das-53882665/
  • Key Cobol Projects:
    SmithKline Beecham Clinical Billing, Collegeville, (1994 timeframe):
    Fresh out of grad school with lots of UNIX and only prior Mainframe experience was IBM 370 Fortran (high school). Worked with a mentor to replicate and modify 50 Cobol programs with similar code logic, with changing VSAM datasets. All projects had a good starting code base, where the focus was to understand the logic, with standard JCL, environment was TSO/ISPF. Code testing was done in development followed by staging. Also did on-call (days of the pager) of the nightly batch job, had to debug failures in the run over a dial-up modem to help the operator get the billing cycle moving and done before start of business early morning.
    Prudential Investments (Short Hills New Jersey), (1997 timeframe).
    Worked with Microfocus Cobol for testing of the Cobol code going against an Oracle database for bond trading applications (development and staging). This job involved a good mix of Cobol with Relational databases as opposed to VSAM. In the first assignment debugged code, working with a SME who set up the data in the tables and then checked the results after the job run, that ran against 10 tables and created multiple joins. The other Cobol project was done with assistance from an excellent SME who wrote the best specifications ever, and was similar in nature as far as as Cobol and Oracle tables with multiple joins. Other projects involved coding in KSH, AWK, SED on an AIX system and accessing data in an Oracle DB.
    Currently a computer science faculty and researcher, have been doing Java/C, SQL, UNIX scripting, and teaching computer science courses.