Master Technology Consultant

AVAILABLE   |   Contract   |   Remote Only   |   Recruiters OK   |   US   |   Posted on Aug 28, 2017


4005 Ironhill Ln • Woodstock, GA 30189

770.928.2966 • coop4bama@gmail.com


‘Master Software Engineer’ able to develop programs with speed and precision.  Over 34 years of experience troubleshooting extremely complex applications in a diverse set of industries and applications. Passionate about emerging technologies and seeks to remain constantly innovative. Highly skilled at managing products through entire life cycle.  Flexible work style according to project dynamics.

WebSphere Installation/Configuration • HATS • Disaster Recovery • High Availability Configuration • Data Conversion • Application Development & Implementation • Capacity Planning & Forecasting • Technological Process Improvements • System Administration • Source Change Management • Systems Requirements & Design • Connectivity • Communications • Security Auditing & Analysis • Application Interfacing • Troubleshooting • Legacy Software Maintenance • Project Management • Technical Documentation • Executive Summary • Database Analysis • Process Automation • Release Upgrades • GUI Screen Design • Platform Configuration • Performance Tuning • Debugging • Operations • Advanced Programming Concepts • Software Survey • Impact Analysis • Rational Development for i • Rational Team Concert


  • GOJO INDUSTRIES, Akron, Ohio                                                                  Dec 2012 - Current
  • THE PETZL COMPANY, Salt Lake City, UT
  • HALLMARK CARDS, INC., Kansas City, MO
  • FISKARS, Helsinki, Finland
  • BUSHNELL, Overland Park, KS
  • ANDIS COMPANY, Sturtevant, WI
  • VTECH, Hong Kong
  • LEGRAND, Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Technical Consultant                                                            Platform/Languages – System i / RPG IV_ILE

  • BOSS WM – Technical support.

NEWELL RUBBERMAID, Dunwoody, Georgia                                                      Jan 2012 – Mar 2012

A global marketer of consumer and commercial products

Technical Consultant                                                                  Platform/Languages – System i / SEQUEL

  • WM – Completed numerous complex and comprehensive reports using SEQUEL reporting tool. Thorough understanding of the WM file relationships was essential. Deciphering deficient user specifications provided ample challenges. Requests ranged across multiple divisions and multiple versions of WM including 2006 and 2010.

KENNEDY KRIEGER INSTITUTE, Baltimore, Maryland                                       Sep 2005 – Current

A regional and comprehensive provider of therapy services for children with psychological disabilities

Lead Technical Consultant & Subject Matter Expert          Platform/Languages – System i / RPG Free, Embedded SQL

  • MedSeries 4 – Successfully performed full SDLC involving a broad range of hospital administration and back office applications.  Generated dynamic Word XML files from DB2 data files by writing custom RPG Free ILE modules using an extensive set of API’s. Created payroll file to interface with Oracle HR.
  • WebSphere – Using IBM’s HATS and Rational Software Development Platform (V6.0.1) based on Eclipse (V3.0.2) technology, legacy 5250 green screens were successfully converted to GUI web browser capability.

DICK’S SPORTING GOODS, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania                                         Feb 2006 – Sep 2006

An authentic full-line sporting goods retailer

Technical Consultant                                                      Platform/Languages – iSeries / RPG IV-ILE, SQL

  • WM – Performed as a technical resource to insert process logic into store allocation sequencing. Analyzed inventory differences between WM system DB2 files and MHE data files using complex SQL statements. Developed custom summary inquiry screens with drill down capability.  Also, assisted in numerous technical issues associated with the acquisition and conversion of Galyan’s stores and warehouses. Successful resolution of each of these issues required a deep and extensive understanding of the WM system DB2 database structure.

CABELA’S, Sidney, Nebraska                                                                                     Oct 2005 – May 2006

World’s Foremost Outfitter

Technical Consultant                                                      Platform/Languages – iSeries / RPG IV-ILE, SQL

  • PkMS – Provided technical analysis in support of Cabela’s Production Support issues. This included writing modifications specs, coding, and unit testing of requested program changes. Assisted in developing a utility used to compare DB2 files between separate applications on separate platforms.

DELL COMPUTER CORPORATION, Cincinnati, Ohio                                       Aug 2005 – Sep 2005

A global marketer of computers and related products

Project Manager                                                               Platform/Languages – iSeries / RPG IV-ILE, SQL

  • WM – Reviewed, documented, and formulated recommendations regarding technical and internal business policies and procedures associated with WM system.  Provided personnel assessment, work flow diagrams, and issue tracking. Extensive knowledge of application, WM system DB2 data base structures, and i5/OS object usage was essential for this task.

VF CORPORATION, Nautica Coalition, Greensboro, North Carolina                Oct 2004 – Jun 2005

Largest manufacturer of apparel goods in the world

Lead Technical WM Implementation Consultant       Platform/Languages – iSeries / RPG IV-ILE, SQL

  • WM – Designed, coded, documented, and maintained conversion and interface programs for customers, items, picktickets, invoices, active pick locations, size descriptions, and inventory to successfully bridge information from legacy system into WM.  Configured custom server programs to appropriately process inbound and outbound interfaces with multiple platforms.  Developed numerous utility programs.  Trained client’s personnel in MarkMagic labeling software and other add-on utilities.

SARA LEE CORPORATION, Hanes Sportswear Division, Winston-Salem, North Carolina        Oct 2002 – Apr 2005

A global manufacturer and marketer of brand-name consumer products

Lead Technical Consultant and Subject Matter Expert    Platform/Languages – AS/400 / RPG IV-ILE, SQL

  • Responsible for researching, documenting, scheduling, and maintaining PkMS Purge and Rebuild programs.  Installed, configured, documented, and trained IT staff on MKS Implementer SCM which handled programming components for multiple PkMS instances on multiple computers.  Solely responsible for production PkMS support and custom code modifications.  Wrote numerous conversion programs for second-generation interfaces.  Developed a full Manifest In-Transit system to interface with PkMS.

CINGULAR WIRELESS, LLC, Atlanta, Georgia                                                    Mar 2001 – Oct 2002

The second largest provider of wireless phone services in the U.S.

Technical Implementation & Configuration Consultant   Platform/Languages – AS/400 / RPG IV-ILE, Embedded SQL

  • DBA - Responsible for creating, configuring, auditing, and delivering fully functional cross-platform test environments.  Modified scripting tools and environment audit programs; resolved problem tickets; administered security on all test AS/400’s; configured and monitored High Availability (HA) systems using MIMIX; technical lead in new, CARE production software release implementation; documented source code move and Environment Build procedures. Extensive use of Embedded SQL, API’s, TCP/IP, DDM and DB2 file sharing across multiple platforms.

CITY WHOLESALE GROCERIES, INC, Birmingham, Alabama                        Oct 1999 – Feb 2001

A regional distributor of convenience store products

Lead Analyst/Consultant                                              Platform/Languages – AS/400 / RPG IV-ILE, SQL

  • Troubleshooting and problem resolution of complex, undocumented order entry system.  Full responsibility in training new IS personnel.  Lead technical specialist on implementation, training, and support of Aldon CMS.

ROYAL CUP INCORPORATED, Birmingham, Alabama                                       Jun 1999 – Jan 2000

A full provider of beverage and coffee services nationwide

Conversion Specialist                                                             Platform/Languages – AS/400 / RPG IV-ILE

  • Assisted in conversion from legacy system to SAP. Successfully completed DB2 data mapping, program design, development, testing, and debugging of conversion and interface programs. Documented work flow diagrams using Visio. Converted data from EBCDIC DB2 UDB data files into ASCII files in the IFS.

VESTA FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY, Birmingham, Alabama                         Feb 1997 – Jun 1999

A provider of Property-Casualty insurance and reinsurance services

Software Engineer and Consultant                         Platform/Languages – AS/400 / RPG III, RPG IV-ILE

  • Reinsurance – Conducted intense business analysis and technical software research solving numerous long-standing issues. Automation of manual month-end process.  These projects eliminated the need for system replacement, resulting in savings of $850,000.

LIBERTY CHILDRENSWEAR COMPANY, Birmingham, Alabama                 Mar 1995 – Feb 1997

A manufacturer of children’s apparel

Senior Systems Analyst                                                                   Platform/Languages – AS/400 / RPG III

  • PkMS - Full responsibility for implementation and support of PkMS application software, in-line scales, and R/F scanning hardware. Trained warehouse personnel in all aspects of new system, work flows, business processes, terminologies, and technologies.
  • EDI Coordinator - Trading partner setup, data mapping, program interface development, and processing of purchase orders, invoicing, and inventory sell-through data.

BOOKS-A-MILLION, INC., Birmingham, Alabama                                              Mar 1993 – Mar 1995

The fourth largest book retailer in the U.S.

Systems Analyst                                                                               Platform/Languages – AS/400 / RPG III

  • Enhancement and support of entire Sales Audit process from 220+ retail stores into GL accounts. Managed initial testing of UPC scanning for wall-to-wall inventory.  The project was designed to eliminate inventory services’ costs and to assist with auto-replenishment.  Projected annual savings of $1.5 million.

FISERV, INC., Memphis, Tennessee                                                                          Sep 1992 – Mar 1993

The sixth largest financial services company in the U.S.

Technical Conversion Consultant                                                 Platform/Languages – AS/400 / RPG III

  • Lawson Associates Inventory Systems – Provided data mapping, conversion program design, development, testing, and debugging for conversion to Host Marriott file structures.

DOBBS HOUSES INC., Memphis, Tennessee                                                            Jan 1990 – Sep 1992

A subsidiary of The Dial Corp., providing airport food services and retail concessions

Programmer Analyst II                                                                     Platform/Languages – AS/400 / RPG III

Duties included technical and application support of AS/400 and back-office field systems, implementation of new data processing products and services, vendor negotiations, project development, and assisting in the development of the IT strategic plan.

  • Field Automation - Assisted in installation of an unattended communications wide area network between headquarters and field locations.  Developed and implemented custom field applications that improved document accuracy and eliminated paper flow from airport locations to corporate headquarters.  The project produced savings of $250,000 annually.
  • Retail Scanning - Developed and implemented the first full-integrated retail point-of-sale scanning and back office system in the airport industry.  Generated an overall return on investment in excess of 15% through inventory and administrative cost savings.

Earned BBA in Computer Information Systems with an emphasis in Accounting; Harding University, Searcy, Arkansas – 1984


Technical Skills and Languages: System i – RPG Free, RPG/IV-ILE, RPG/400, RPG III, RPG II, RDA, RLU, SDA, SEU, CL, SQL, ODBC, API, DDL, Visual RPG, SEQUEL ViewPoint, WebSphere WDSC, RDi IDE, RTC, HATS, JAVA, MQ Series, LPEX editor, CoDE/400 Designer, and Client Access.

Hardware:  IBMiSeries, System i, AS/400.

Communications Software and Technology: EDI, SDLC, SNA, RJE, FTP, TELNET, DDM, QNTC, CGI, and TCP/IP

Software Systems Experience: Lawson Associates’ financials, Manhattan Associates’ PkMS 2001R1, WM 2004R1, WM 2004R2, WM 2006, WM 2010, BOSS WM, SAP R3, MKS Implementer, Aldon CMS, SoftLanding’s Turnover, DBU, Help/Systems’ Robot/SCHEDULE and Robot/REPLAY, Hawkeye, Abstract Probe+, Vision Solution’s MIMIX HA.

Software Application Experience: Telecommunications, point-of-sale, general accounting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, order entry, sales audit, fixed assets, cost accounting, payroll, personnel, benefits, manufacturing, inventory, distribution, warehousing, receiving, shipping, billing, lock box processing, credit card processing, property-casualty reinsurance, mortgage loan portfolio analysis, patient scheduling, electronic payment processing, hospital financials and back-office administration.

Formal Technical Training: iSeries - RPG/400, Query, SDA, OS/400 Operating System, OS/400 Computer Operations, Turnover.

Current Offices and Positions:     President – Platinum Alliance, LLC                                                          1997 – Current

                                                          Charter Member of Towne Lake Rotary Club                          2011 – Current


Available upon request.