PROFESSIONAL RESUME

Joe Polizzi
1432 West Oraibi Drive
Phoenix, AZ 85027
US
joe@trainframe.com

Home Office: (623) 594-3956

Home Phone: (623) 780-7557

Cell Phone: (480) 385-8587

Joe Polizzi

 

MVS OS/390 z/OS Mainframe Specialist

 

 

CONSIDERATIONS

z/OS Consolidation & Integration

 

z/OS Special Projects

 

z/OS Installation & Daily Support

 

z/OS Disaster Recovery

 

z/OS Internals and Diagnostics

 

z/OS Program Product Support

 

Mainframe Assembler Programmer

 

Coding VB or Web interfaces for OS/390

 

z/OS Debugging and Troubleshooting

 

z/OS Availability and Situation Manager

 

z/OS Operations Specialist

 

z/OS Technology Sales Support

 

Computer Trainer (Custom to your needs and your applications)

High Speed Channel Extension Design and Support (McData, CNT)

 

EXPERIENCE SUMMARY

I have experience in all aspects of MVS, OS/390 and z/OS mainframe computing. Since 1981, I have operated, installed, configured, modified, debugged and supported all levels of IBM’s MVS OS/390 and z/OS operating systems, and associated program products. I have worked for very large companies and have consulted for several companies as an independent contractor. I started Trainframe, Inc., a company that specializes in creating and selling mainframe, Unix, AS/400 and Windows custom training modules.

 

 

 

TARGET JOB

Target Job:

Anything related to IBM S/390 MVS OS/390 z/OS

 

Desired Job Type:

Contract / Project / Temporary / PTE / FTE

 

Desired Status:

Contract / Project / Temporary / Part Time / Full Time

 

Desired Salary:

$99 per telecomute hour - $150 per on site hour (plus T & E)

 

Work Location:

Telecommute from home office in Phoenix, Arizona and/or on-site at customer location.

 

 

Availability:
As of March, 2008 - Immediate.  I will telecommute and/or provide on site support as needed as a contracted or FTE employee.  I will communicate daily with my employer.  I will convey project status and report accomplishments on a regular basis.  I will provide off-hour pager coverage.  I will provide daily support, project support, crisis support and planning assistance.

 

 

Career Level Achieved:

MVS, OS/390, z/OS Specialist / Consultant

 

 

Date of Availability:

Immediate

TARGET LOCATIONS

Relocate:

Yes (temporarily)

 

 

 

 

WORK STATUS

US

I am authorized to work in this country for any employer.

 

EXPERIENCE

Oct/1996 – Present

Lead Technician

Global Solutions Consulting

Phoenix, AZ

 

Contracted and consulted on OS/390 and z/OS related technology. Typically, my contracts have been local (Phoenix & LA) and lasted anywhere from 3 months to 2+ years.  Since 1996, I have assisted the following companies with various projects:

Banner Health (Y2K transitioning)
National Data Corporation (OSA & TCP/IP Implementation)
Verizon Wireless (Conversion from VMS to OS/390)
Cyclone, Inc. (New Install & Configuration of OS/390)
Charles Schwab (Mainframe Availability Specialist – Weekend Support)
Open Mainframe Solutions (New Install & Configuration of OS/390)
ViaSoft, Inc. (TCP/IP activation)
Arizona Department of Transportation (Upgrades, USS, Websphere, IMS Connect)
Compuware Corporation (O/S and Program Product installs and upgrades)
Stae Tech, Inc. (Small SYSPLEX establishment, HMC customization)

Stonebranch, Inc. (General SYSPROG duties)
Hyundai Motor America (Upgrade to OS/390 2.10, ongoing SYSPROG support)

Develop Custom Training for Charles Schwab and Wachovia Bank (Trainframe)

During this time, I also started Trainframe, Inc., a training company that specializes in operations training for Operations.  See www.trainframe.com for more information.

 

 

Dec/1989 - Oct/1996

Lead OS/390 Systems Programmer

American Express

Phoenix, AZ

 

Lead OS/390 Systems Programmer. Installed and supported new IBM operating systems and hardware and software technology. Personally designed and installed American Express’ high speed channel network between Phoenix and Ft. Lauderdale that currently supports nation wide statement printing. Also designed and supported high speed channel network between Phoenix and other worldwide data centers in Brazil, Canada, Japan, Argentina and England.  Was instrumental in 18 worldwide site consolidations into the Phoenix data center. Was main technical escalation point and crisis manager for all change related system problems across 23 LPAR images.

 

 

Sept/1985 - Nov/1989

Sr. MVS Systems Programmer

Northrop

California

 

Senior MVS Systems Programmer. Installed and supported new IBM operating systems and third party products. Print / Output Manager (Xerox and IBM high speed printers). Xerox PDL / FDL specialist.

 

 

Jan/1981 - Sept/1985

Lead MVS Computer Operator

Crocker National Bank

California

 

MVS Computer Operator and Master Scheduler

 

EDUCATION

2002

  IBM Satellite Education

US-AZ-Phoenix

 

For three years, I had IBM’s satellite classes received into my home office 7x24x365. This provided ten channels of prerecorded classes on all IBM’s course curriculum.

 

1999

 

 IBM Education Card

US-AZ-Phoenix

 

IBM Education Card - One Year - any class - many classes

 

1992

  University of Phoenix

US-AZ-Phoenix

 

Bachelors Degree Business and Management

 

1986

  UCLA

US-CA-Los Angeles

 

UCLA MVS Systems Programming Certificate

 

1984

  Long Beach City College

US-CA-Long Beach

 

Associate Arts - General

 

Throughout Career

  Professional Training

Various Vendors

 

Related to current OS/390 projects and technology.

 

 

SKILLS

Skill Name

Skill Level

Last Used

Experience

 

 

MVS OS/390 z/OS Installation, Support, Operation

Expert

Currently use

20 years

 

Unix Systems Services

Expert

Currently use

5 years

 

Hardware Configuration Dialog (HCD)

Expert

Currently use

8 years

 

Websphere OS/390 with IMS bridge

Intermediate

3 years ago

2 years

 

IPCS Debugging and IBMLINK

Expert

Currently use

10 years

 

Assembler Coding (User Exits)

Expert

Currently use

15 years

 

Upgrades / Downgrades

Expert

Currently use

6 years

 

Crisis / Situation Management

Expert

Currently use

18 years

 

High Speed Networking to mainframe

Expert

4 years ago

4 years

 

Disaster Recovery

Expert

Currently use

10 years

 

Consolidation and Integration

Expert

4 years ago

5 years

 

MVS Subsystems - JES2 VTAM TCPIP etc.

Expert

Currently use

20 years

 

SYSPLEX

Expert

2 years ago

5 years

 

Extended Remote Copy (XRC)

Intermediate

2  years ago

1 years

 

OEM Product Installation and Support

Expert

Currently use

12 years

 

Unix Administration

Intermediate

Currently use

4 years

 

FLEX/ES Installation and Support

Expert

Currently use

7 years

 

OS/390 on Hercules Installation and Support (as a hobby)

Expert

Currently use

2 years

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

I am comfortable with any software, hardware and technology associated with OS/390, z/OS and S/390 platforms. 

 

I am 44 years old.  I am athletic and energetic.  I have excellent oral and written communication skills.