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 Expert  726602

Expert in System z Mainframes, including z/OS (OS/390 or MVS), IMS, CICS and Assembler Programming

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Western Australia
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Summary of Expertise:

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* One of the leading System z Mainframe Assembler (HLASM) programmers available. * Experience in programming standalone, CICS and Netview applications * Experience in programming z/OS, CICS, IMS and related system exits. * Detailed knowledge of z/OS, CICS and IMS internals and control blocks. * Experience in dump analysis, performance improvements, and problem determination. * 6 Years Systems Software Development and Level 3 support experience with IBM. * Has written tens of thousands of lines of HLASM code

assembly language


assembly language programming


CICS basic assembly language macroprogramming


HLASM assembly language

* Senior CICS and IMS Systems Programmer * Experience in installation and tailoring of CICS and IMS * Experience in capacity planning and performance monitoring of CICS and IMS * Experience in CICS Web services and SOA * Experience with CICS Transaction Gateway and IMS Connect * Experience in writing and supporting CICS and IMS system exits

Customer Information Control System


Customer Information Control System command programming


IMS system


transaction processing system

* Senior z/OS Systems Programmer with 18 years experience * Has upgraded z/OS and related operating systems * Experience in Disaster Recovery and Complex Systems Recovery * Experience in Mainframe hardware commissioning, de-commissioning, upgrading and support * Experience in capacity planning, performance analysis, and problem determination * Experience in porting C and Java applications to z/OS * Experience in software projects spanning z/OS and other platforms * 6 Years experience as Level 3 support with IBM. * Excellent understanding of the System z Mainframe environment and market

IBM mainframe operating system


IBM software


mainframe computer


mainframe computer installation


mainframe computer installation site preparation


mainframe software


software integration

- Extensive experience in mainframe batch scheduling, batch automation, and batch creation - Experience with IBM in systems software development, including z/OS internals - Experience in software installation on mainframe, UNIX and Windows platforms.

batch data processing


enterprise application integration


International Business Machines computer


software installation


system software


system software design

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1989   B.E. (Hons)   Computer Systems Engineering   University of Tasmania  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2009 to





Lead Systems Programmer


System z Mainframe consultant: * Short term z/OS Systems Programming projects * Short term CICS and IMS Systems Programming projects * System z Mainframe technical assistance and advice to management, audit and architects * System z Mainframe beginners training * Systems Programming training

2001 to 2009





Software Engineer


Systems software development and level 3 support of z/OS products including TBSM, TDS and ITCAM for Transactions.

2000 to 2001


Northern Territory Government




z/OS Systems Programmer


z/OS systems programming, Storage Area Network design and implementation, DASD performance and monitoring.

Publications and Patents Summary

Author of several articles and one mainframe-related book.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Expert's Firm  
 - CMG MeasureIT  
 - IBM DeveloperWorks  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
2000 to 2001   DCIS - Northern Territory Government   z/OS Systems Programmer   Mainframe admininstration.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Two consulting projects in China assisting client in commissioning and customising Tivoli Business Systems Manager, including use of custom REXX scripts.
  • Consulting project in Madrid, Spain customising Tivoli Business Systems Manager to monitor job scheduling package on z/OS. Included coding in REXX and Assembler, and liaisting with client.
  • Consulting assignment in Sydney, Australia for a Disaster Recovery provider. Powered up and checked operation of System z mainframe, documented mainframe setup and provided assistance to the customer testing their DR procedures on the mainframe.
  • Remote assignment teaching z/OS control blocks, internals and dump analysis for an outsourcing company in India.
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International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
2007 to 2007   China   One of two assignments assisting large Chinese mainframe site in maximising the benefit of Tivoli Business Systems Manager
2006 to 2006   Spain   Assignment expanding Tivoli Business Systems manager to monitor z/OS job scheduling package.
1998 to 2000   Papua New Guinea   Placement assisting PNG government with basic computing skills and usage (using Windows and Microsoft Office). Included creation of internal training syllabus, assisting in information collection and processing, and creation of small databases.
2009 to 2009   India   Remote teaching of z/OS control blocks, internals and dump analysis.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
French   Basic/conversational level.
Melanesian Pidgin   Fluent.

Additional Skills and Services:

Systems Programming 'mentor' training; 'Introduction to Mainframes' classroom training; Basic Windows and Microsoft Office training for PNG government


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