7/2011 --Present and Ongoing (Small Business Owner/Consultant) TransferMations Inc., Lake Asbury, Fl Projects with TransferMations Inc.:
Oregon Dental Services Portland, Oregon 07/2011-06/2012 • WTX Consultant in a Healthcare vertical providing architecture and design recommendations as well as participating in migration from 4010 X12 HIPAA standard to 5010 X12 HIPAA Standards. • Creating and developing 5010 transactions with WTX to populate Sybase tables to and from trading partners. • Recommending and implementing SDLC to new servers with updating software and hardware to WTX 8.3 and IBM P7 Servers in all environments. • Development of new code for reporting and real time transaction sets. (270/271,276/277,837(IPD),835, 999) • Cross Platform integration of data via JMS series queues. • Project Planning and cross training of personnel on techniques and protocols proprietary to WTX Event Servers and Websphere Transformation Extender tool sets.
Bank of New York Mellon -- IBM Information Software Systems Websphere (ISSW) New York City / West Paterson, NJ 12/2010-7/2011 • SWIFT / FpML implementations across international markets utilizing WTX in a MVS/CICS environment. • Compiled map sources for TSO for endeavor promotion. • SDLC processing for DEV/QA/Production within international banking guidelines of SWIFT • Database SQL to FpML via Websphere Transformation Extender in a CICS environment. • Cross Platform integration of data via MQ series queues.
Travelport Sabre Services -- IBM Information Software Systems Websphere (ISSW) 10/2010 -- 11/2010 • WMB Toolkit connection to Linux Broker. • Conducted WTX Training in Classroom environment for Travelport staff. WTX Type Trees created from TPFDF and XSD from United Airlines used in classroom. • Compute node that prepares the data for WTX completed and in place. • Tivoli Agent put on the WMB/WTX Linux box and hooked into our WMB/WMQ • Architect and design Failover and DR as well as load balancing.
5/2001 -- 10/2010 (Small Business Owner/Consultant) TransferMations Inc., Lake Asbury, Fl Projects with TransferMations Inc.:
Qualedix Inc. Tampa, Fl 07/2010-10/2010 • Director of Product Development for all Qualedix offerings. • Architect and designed Co-ordination of X12 Transaction through Qualedix applications to client destinations. • Participated in Proof of Concepts and architectural design, and client implementations. • Created X12 data for 5010 and 5010A1 negative and positive testing. • Lead development team with software development lifecycle ideology through agile management practices • On sales calls with CEO, and Executive VP at client site.
Group Health Co-Operative Seattle, WA 01/2010 -- 07/2010 • Websphere Message Broker v22.214.171.124 Developing message flows with Websphere Transformation Extender 126.96.36.199 and Websphere MQ 6.0. • Healthcare X12 Transactions Sets 837I,P/835/270/271/276/277 Developing WTX Maps and migration from 8.0 Event Servers to Websphere Message broker v188.8.131.52 Work Flows. • Conversion of 4010A1 Data sets to 5010 X12 for HIPAA • Installing EDIFECS 6.8.1 on Sun Solaris Server, Set up and configuration for integration as front end for Websphere Message Broker transactions. • Defining and writing to MVS TSO Websphere MQ Queues and utilizing and modifying existing Cobol programs for utilization of new queues both on mainframe and on Sun Solaris boxes. • Compiling Cobol programs with JCL and using CEMT set the new compiled object into CICS Region. • Co-ordination of testing between internal and external trading partners through DEV/QA/Production. • Architect and designed full software development lifecycle process as each trading partner and transaction set is migrated and converted to new platform and 5010 version standards.
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey / Highpoint Solutions Newark, NJ 07/2009 - 12/2009 • EDI Gateway Modernization Project, migrating Gentran Mainframe Processes to Unix Informatica Process. • Created Informatica Data Transformation Design Studio utilizing the Data Transformation Assistant (DTA). • Created EDI Test Cases to fulfill Functional Requirements and implementing tests in Unix against new Informatica components. • Documenting and each process and results in DB2 Mainframe and Unix Oracle with SQL in both operating systems. • Assisted management team with Project Planning and Scoping of time and estimates for client for reporting and forecasting.
HIGLAS/CMS/IBM Lithicum, MD 10/2008 -- 07/2009 • Designed and Architect and Websphere Systems from Proof of Concept to Development and QA to final Production lifecycle. • Websphere Message Broker v184.108.40.206 creation and testing of message flows that interact with AIX oracle tables. • Websphere Transformation Extender v220.127.116.11 within Websphere Message Broker flows for EDI X12 transaction sets. • Websphere MQ v6.0 utilizing Websphere Transformation Extender and Websphere Message Broker to write and extract data to and from Queues, allowing flows to and from FTP Landing zones to AIX Oracle Tables • Oracle v10 writing to and reading from oracle tables within Websphere Message Broker and Websphere Transformation Extender. • DB2 v9.1.3 interaction with Websphere Transformation Extender and Websphere Message Broker to write and extract data to and from databases • X12 HIPAA Transaction sets acting as subject matter expert , creating, maintaining, debugging Websphere Transformation Extender maps for use in CMS HIGLAS project interacting and mentoring System Analyst and Business Analyst to test all facets of Websphere Message Broker Workflows. • X12 ASC Transaction Set SME, creating, maintain, debugging Websphere Transformation Extender maps and Websphere Message Broker Work Flows for use in CMS HIGLAS QA Regression Testing and overall Development process. • Documentation and light project management for status and government reporting.
Nationwide Insurance Corporate Headquarters Output Billing Dept. -- Center of Excellence 02/2008 - 08/2008 • Websphere Transformation Extender 8.2 mapping on MVS TSO utilizing Websphere Transformation Extender Load Libs on the Mainframe, executed by JCL within data flows for Insurance processing the output billing documents. • Programmed in COBOL for IBN project and SQL queries to db2. • Created streamline processing on mainframe reducing CPU usage by 14% across all regions. • Modified existing applications to utilize a simpler JCL to run and test maps in MVS. • Augmented Proc Libs to better enhanced performance on MVS. • Developed maps from business needs, and project documentation, for ongoing insurance policies. • Developed and created paperless mapping solution using COBOL copybook to XML for OMS solutions.
Winn-Dixie Stores Inc. -- Corporate Headquarters/ EAI EDI Department 03/2005 - 02/2008 • Architect and designed Launcher/Event Server Set-up and implementation in Enterprise Architecture Infrastructure, for formal Development, Quality Assurance, Production environments IBM WebSphere Transformation Extender 8.1.3. • Development, testing, production implementation of Ascential Datastage TX compound systems through entire software development life cycle. • TSI Mercator, Ascential DataStage TX 7.5.1, Websphere Datastage TX, IBM WebSphere Transformation Extender 8.1.3, set up and deployment to all regions, utilizing resource registry variables and implementing Launcher/Event Server administration, testing and all related facets of debugging, support, and architectural data flow within other systems. • Full Lifecycle testing of systems from Development, Quality Assurance, and Regression testing in Production to client's satisfaction of requirements, and test plans. • Utilizing MQ Series Queue managers for cross platform flows of data into and out of the Launcher/Event Servers. • Database Interface Designer in conjunction with Integration flow designer for updating and SQL 7 databases, and MVS DB2 databases with mission critical transformed data from various compound systems.
Mutual of Omaha -- EDI Medicare/Medicaid Clearinghouse / Commercial HIPAA 05/2004 -- 03/2005 • 837 Professional and Institutional X12 transactions, creating and implementing Large File solutions utilizing Ascential DataStage TX 7.5.1 (Mercator) Systems Architect, with Healthcare Integration Package, on the UNIX-AIX platform and MVS environments. • Created test conditions and test data to test the EDI Ascential Datastage TX maps. Conducted system test and documented actual results against expected results. Created test issues in the 'issue tracking' software. Followed up with the developers to get the code changes applied. • Utilizing TSO/ISPF environments setup JCL to run data out to MQ Series cluster Ques to be picked up by Unix Shell Scripts that passed them into Ascential Datastage TX Launcher/Event Servers for transformation into DB2 and Oracle Databases, and passed the new reformatted data back out to Ques to the mainframe. • Intergraded Flow Designer, Architecture Design, Data flow, MSD, and MSL Deployment • Worked through the QA process of creating Test Plan, Test scenarios, test cases, test data and documentation of test results as well as the issue resolution process. • Unix-AIX file directory structure and Launcher/Event Server monitoring • Error reporting and compliance check for HIPAA standards capturing data to an Oracle database. • Monitoring MQ Series cluster queues and testing between platforms, using Websphere and MQ MON suite tools to track messages and data flow timings
Webify Solutions Inc -- Mysis Practice Management System 01/2004 -- 05/2004 • Architect and designed 270/271 Eligibility and benefits submission from numerous Doctors offices around the greater Richmond, Va. metro area to Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Virginia • Server side reporting of active in active status of patients in a real time environment. • Error Resolution of Claim submissions (837 Institutional 837 Professional) • Mysis updating from 271 responses at doctors' offices. • Worked on peer to peer testing during development assignments EOB Plus -- HIPAA Project 11/2003 -- 02/2004 • HIPAA Transaction 835 X12 developing to a Comma Delimited file for dissemination into an Oracle database for Crystal Report generation and posting to secure server for client viewing. • Creation and business analysis of proprietary IRL for customer usage. • Business Crosswalk and EDI Analysis of all X12 to IRL data elements. • 835 algorithms for claim balancing and checks from X12.
ACS Clearinghouse - EDI HIPAA Project 5/2002 - 11/2003 • HIPAA Programmer/Analyst Ascential DataStage TX (Mercator) Developer and X12 Architect. • Architect and Designed, develop programming, meeting flow charts, unit testing, and implementation of Ascential Datastage TX Event Server/Launcher allowing for and enhancing an existing clearinghouse system, Trading Partner connectivity testing all aspects full cycle development process. • EDI HIPAA Healthcare Clearinghouse Medicaid Claims Processing proprietary Translation Software Middleware, with Unix-AIX Ascential Datastage TX Launcher/Event Server, onto OS/390 on TSO/ ISPF with MQ Series ques, Participate in requirements gathering, was creating maps and systems architecture for Clearinghouse, Enterprise level. X12 transactions: 837P, 837D, 837I, 835, 834, 820, 278, 277, 276, 275, 271, or 270, 997, NSF, UB92, and CMS File Formats. • In Multi-environment Integration with Ascential Datastage TX Web Server, to Unix-AIX servers, to MVS TSO with COBOL and JCL utilizing Unix-AIX Shell Scripting, Perl, Cobol Copybooks, FTP, NDM, MQ Series and Linux Servers. • Unix-AIX environment utilizing shell scripting and grep commands to locate and assess data. Analysis the same using VI, and ftp data, test scripts, and maps from Windows desktop to Unix-AIX environment • System Architecture of Outbound Routing System and subsequent development, testing and production of it in Unix-AIX environment. • TSO MVS Developing Creating JOBLIB analyzing data with COBOL Copybooks in File Aid and data transfer via MQ Series, utilizing TSI Mercator, Ascential DataStage TX, Websphere Datastage TX, IBM WEBSPHERE TRANSFORMATION EXTENDER, Adapters from various Web, FTP, via queues into the CICS Regions (MMIS), and from MMIS via MQ Series queues back out to Unix-AIX and subsequent FTP or Web or wherever the trading partner agreement specifies. • User Acceptance Testing on all levels, complete software development cycle, from release to release and regression testing on Unix-AIX, OS/390 MVS TSO/ISPF, Windows NT Servers, and Linux Servers. • Used EDISIM and CLAREDI in creating test data and test HIPAA transaction data through the interfaces for variety of test cases.
First Coast Service Options (BCBS of Florida) HIPAA - Project 5/2001 - 5/2004 • Applications Developer/Programmer/Analyst of Fiscal Intermediary Standard System (FISS). Datasets used in FISS processing include 835, 837, 270/271, 276/277, and 820, 997, UB92, IRL • Developed the TSI Mercator, Ascential DataStage TX Application to take inbound EDI HIPAA X12 to HIPAA IRL and UB92, and HIPAA IRL outbound data to EDI X12 HIPAA transactions to Trading partners within the Mainframe OS390 MVS environment, utilizing JCL TSO/ISPF, JCL, and TSI TPEC combined with COBOL Programming in a NDM Process. • Cross platform adjudication processes back out through TPEC Mainframe interface to trading partners. • Participated in the FISS/TSI TPEC, Mercator testing and maintained meetings and planning sessions. • Worked with business people to test interfaces for various business scenarios and test conditions. End to end testing was conducted and results were documented. • Any and all maintenance/corrections/additions to the mapping both on the OS390 platform with TSI/TPEC and Mercator Messaging and Mercator Suite Mapping tools. • Debugging JCL, Analysis of data with File-Aid in TSO, Identifying and correcting problems with COBOL Copy book and X12/UB92 data standards. • Mapping complex algorithms for processes in the CICS/ISPF and DB2 application on the OS/390 Mainframe Operating system TSI Mercator Mapping Designer and deployed created maps to MVS/TSO executed with JCL • Assisting Service Center with Trading Partner set ups and user acceptance testing for EDI X12 transactions for 837 Part A and 837 Part B Claim processing. • Testing with adjudicated UB92 from MVS systems to 835 Remittance Advise, outbound to Trading Partners through the Service Centers in the TPEC with OS/390 MVS TSO environment.
Technical Summary • Providing Information Technology Consulting Services to clients for more than 17 years, in a broad range of industries. Significant experience with Architect and design of IBM Websphere Transformation Extender, Websphere Message Broker, Perl Scripting, Unix, Windows and Mainframe specialties. Practicing full life cycle development and application implementations of projects on enterprise level systems.
Professional certifications • 2001 - TSI Mercator, Ascential DataStage TX Software Certifications, Boca Raton, Fl • 1993 - Cittone Institute of Technology, Princeton, NJ Education • 1987 - Skagit Valley Community College, Oak Harbor, WA. • 1985 - Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, USS Enterprise
Professional certifications • 2001 - TSI Mercator, Ascential DataStage TX Software Certifications, Boca Raton, Fl • 1993 - Cittone Institute of Technology, Princeton, NJ