COBOL 20+ years (used to be a coach for those less experienced), JCL, VSAM, DB2, and many other IBM mainframe tools

Name: Antony Vickery

COBOL Experience: Expert, 20+ years

Other Languages: MANTIS 4GL (expert), Ruby (beginner)

Location: Philadelphia, PA area

Availability: Part-time, full-time

Availability Type: Volunteer, available for hire

Operating Systems: System 360/370 DOS, VSE, VM, OS/VSn, MVS

File Systems & Databases: VSAM, SQL/DS, DB2

IBM & non-IBM Tools: HASP/JES2, JCL, TSO/SPF/ISPF, IDCAMS, IEB*/IEH* utilities, SMF, Syncsort, Librarian, Panvalet, etc.

Some CICS and IMS experience, but by no means an expert.

Domain Experience: Insurance (annuities, health), Banking (investment pricing, foreign exchange reporting), Aerospace (aircraft manufacturing), Defense (procurement, logistics), Energy (oil), Healthcare (case mix, DRG analysis, hospital reimbursement), Enterprise (workflow-enabled accounting, financial reporting, general ledger, payables, receivables, payroll, HR, etc.)

Particular expertise in the design and construction of COBOL VSAM and DB2 systems and the design, normalization, and creation of SQL databases.