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IBM Mainframe Analyst/Designer/Developer with 43 years’ experience within the Insurance, Banking, Retail, Automotive, Manufacturing and Telecoms sectors.

peter shearing , Buriton, United Kingdom


40+ years

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Mainframe Designer/Developer Development Lead Analyst/Designer/Developer Analyst/Team Lead/Developer


IBM mainframe Cobol DB2 Sql PL / 1 + 8 more

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United Kingdom



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My experience

2016 - 2019   job
Mainframe Designer/Developer BMW/MINI UK HQ.
Multiple projects were undertaken as part of this assignment. These have included the extraction of vehicle specification and option information, for displaying electronically adjacent to showroom cars and motorcycles; the automation of a system to determine the emissions and fuel efficiency data for vehicle option combinations, for the purposes of taxation and registration in Ireland, as governments increasingly target these factors; a new storage and distribution system for BMW motorcycles, etc. A substantial amount of analysis and design was required for all of these applications. Developed using COBOL2, DB2, CICS, XML, MQ Series, IMS/DB, IBM RDz/IDz (IDE),TSO/ISPF, z/OS, also Oracle/Toad/SQL Developer.
Design, Sql, Oracle, XML, Automation, DB2, Developer, Mainframe, CICS, Storage, RDz, IMS

2015 - 2015   freelance
Mainframe Support consultant Trustmarque Ltd.
Temporary BAU cover for Guardian Financial Services during a major period of data migration. This involved the execution and monitoring of various schedules, FTP transfers, and the investigation of incidents and fulfilment of requests on a day to day basis. This was carried out using CA-7 Jobtrac, SAR, and the usual ISPF tools and utilities such as Filemanager, Endevor etc. The software base was PL/1, DB2, IMS and JCL on a z/OS platform.
DB2, Support, Mainframe, JCL, PL/1, Software, Monitoring, IMS, Utilities

2014 - 2015   job
Development Lead Experian.
Design and implementation of software to improve application efficiency, by archiving high-volume consumer data selectively, governed by a range of compliance and business directives, as part of a performance enhancement initiative. Additionally the physical data models for the hosting databases were optimized, and indexes modified, to improve access times, working closely with the DBA team. Developed in Cobol V4.1 using DB2 V10.1 on a z/OS platform, plus scheduling using CA-7 Jobtrac.
Design, DB2, Cobol, Compliance, Hosting, Implementation, Development, Software

My education

1965 - 1973
Monk's Walk Comprehensive
A-Level, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics
O-Level Mathematics, Physics, English Language, English Literature, German, Geography, History, Metalwork, General Studies

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