James E. Hinsch
27063 Laurel Lane
Olmsted Falls, OH 44138
COBOL/COBOL85 – SCOBOL – Pathway – TACL – C
Enscribe - SQL - Base24 – XPNet
TCP/IP – Performance Tuning – Capacity Planning – Software Mgmt
Switch – Electronic Funds Transfer - Manufacturing
BS Degree - 30 Years Data Processing - 25 Years on Tandem
Guardian / OSS
PLATFORM: HP Tandem NonStop/Guardian/OSS.
TAL, C, COBOL/COBOL85, SCOBOL, Pathway, Enscribe, SQL, DDL, TACL, Data Comm.,
Database design, performance tuning, load balancing, capacity planning,
TCP/IP Sockets, Client-Server, HTTP, HTML, distributed processing,
multi–threading, Non–stop, strong PC skills. Project management, design,
analysis, code, test, operations, systems, and support.
EDUCATION: B.S. in Chemical Engineering, Wayne State University;
Senior Developer/Architect: Visa International, Highlands
Ranch, CO; 12/07 to present
and coded a TCP/IP APFTP interface for file transfer and Base–2 file
registration, including a multithreaded TCP/IP listner/distributor and
data socket servers. Designed and coded Webform interface with automatic
form generation from dictionary structures. Wrote the TCP/IP sockets
server, HTTP protocol handler, HTML forms handler, Enscribe and OSS file
handlers. Built Pathway based tools for migration, shipment, and
installation of database changes to and from various environments.
Migrated multi-operating system application running under OSS and Guardian
to the Itanium platform, including installation of system software (Webserver,
Java, Servlets, RSC, etc.) and wrote code to change environment specific
database values in Enscribe and SQL. Set up Golden Gate data replication
across nodes for disaster recovery and for throttled data migration.
Designed application monitor software, multi–platform/operating system log
file consolidation (Windows Server 2003, Tandem OSS, Tandem Guardian)
filter and monitor, and developed tools to help certify the Data Express
file transfer application. Team lead on all of the above projects. Wrote
design and spec documentation, managed programmers. Wrote guide for
training TAL programmers to program in C on Tandem. Converted various
call functions from TAL to C.
First Data Corporation,
Wilmington, DE; 05/07 to present
Developed image code for Diebold, NCR, and Fuji ATM devices. Coded
enhancements to terminal handler code for processing ATM transactions in a
TAL/COBOL/Pathway environment on the Tandem hardware platform. Built
software in TAL/COBOL/Pathway/TACL to automatically generate image code
for ATM’s from a user filling out a form with required characteristics.
Fluent in all aspects of Diebold, NCR, and Fuji ATM state and screen
Falls, OH; 8/05 to 04/07
Developed various internet related business ventures. Created web
sites, implemented payment gateways, internet marketing, handled domain
management, built and managed site content, and implemented business ideas
from conception to completion. Design, code, market, and support of
Tandem based software products such as utilities and a TCP/IP Sockets
based interface that provides access to Tandem based services via the
Internet. Programs written using Tal, Cobol85, Scobol, Pathway, Enscribe,
market Tandem based testing, performance, and tuning software for use in
capacity planning, QA certification.
MasterCard (formerly National Bank of
Detroit, Bank One)-
Troy, MI; 7/98 to 8/05
Senior Developer. As the most senior member of MasterCard
Debit Systems, I made various enhancements to the PLUS and other
interfaces for use with the CIRRUS Money Card network, utilizing XPNET and
BASE24 software from ACI. Designed and coded a distributed real time
monitoring and statistics collection system for the CIRRUS Money Card
network spanning multiple machines. Built a proactive rules based alarm
system to perform various alerts and actions. Design and maintenance of
various processor simulation programs. Work done in Tal, Cobol, Pathway,
Enscribe, and TACL.
Analysis of programs to identify performance bottlenecks, system
configuration for performance tuning, code changes to enhance performance
and reduce disk space requirements, and capacity planning based on current
and anticipated transaction volume, CPU, memory, and disk space usage.
Used tools such as Measure, SQL Explain, custom performance modeling
programs, and compared architecture variations to measure, predict and
Automatic Data Processing -
Jersey City, NJ; 8/93 to 7/98.
Lead architect. DBA, Manager of Development for a new Tandem
data center. Created all facets of the Tandem development environment,
standards, procedures, and wrote the developers guide. Converted a data
switch and order match system into Client-Server architecture, migrated
from the C30 OS to D30, implemented TMF, built external interfaces, and
published the API in a TAL/COBOL/Pathway environment. Designed and wrote a
universal multi-threaded TCP/IP Sockets driver providing client and server
Designed and wrote a multi-threaded interface between the Canadian
exchanges and a variety of existing brokerage systems following the STAMP
specification. Designed, directed, and coded the most difficult parts for
a variety of successful projects. Built software version control and
migration tools. Directed Year 2000 upgrade and certification. Performed
performance analysis, benchmarking, and tuning and redesigned the database
and specific aspects of the software products for maximum throughput.
Reviewed all major designs and personally architected the most complex.
Conducted technical interviews and supervised operations and systems
areas. Built DES encryption procedures from public domain C code to run
Was the contact point to Tandem for the reporting and
resolution of all Tandem software problems. Produced extensive
documentation including user guides, installation manuals, technical
reference guides, operations manuals, and system flow charts. Designed and
coded an on-line help system for the entire set of applications. Designed
and wrote the menu and security interface to all application software.
Added built-in tracing facilities. Designed error reporting mechanisms
from within the applications. Built software monitoring tools for
operations. Built software to manage and maintain background processes.
Built models for the control of batch.
EDS - Flint, MI; 1/93 to 8/93.
Data communications and technical support.
Design and code of a multi-threaded non-stop line-handler to interface
between a Warehouse Crane and Tandem in TAL. Provided my own scoping
software to capture the protocol between the Crane and existing objects
during live operation and used the results to develop a new line-handler,
which interfaced with the Pathway environment and the SQL database. Design
and code of distributed source/object administration software using TAL
and TACL. Developed custom tools and utilities to automate and simplify
the management of the SQL environment. Provided my own software to capture
and re-play transactions for testing and analysis. Provided general
technical support on all aspects of Tandem and design issues.
New York Switch Corp. -
Secaucus, NJ 7/92 to 1/93.
Implementation and configuration of CONNEX Advantage ATM switch software as part of a
Data Center startup. Designed and coded new supporting modules and
integrated them into third party software including "Card Issuance",
"Billing", "Safeguard Auditing", "Operations Automation", and "Software
Install" subsystems. Modules were written in TAL (some Non-Stop) and
interfaced with switch processes and Pathway environments. Integration of
various PC based and Tandem files with IBM Settlement systems. Wrote
specifications for new reporting modules for IBM 3090.
Deluxe Data Systems - New
Berlin, WI 10/91 to 7/92.
Technical lead for an electronic benefits system. Designed and coded
multi-threaded line handlers for Tandem/IBM connectivity in TAL using LU
6.2 (SNAX/APC). Designed and coded store-and-forward processing, access to
Tandem SQL database from IBM 3090 and PC's (Windows 3.x) using Tandem
Pathway, SQL, Cobol85, and TAL. Built a memory-based file system and
constructed complete management facilities for management of the memory
pools via the IBM 3090 using LU 6.2 and Tandem's SPI. Coded and documented
low-level procedures (TAL) for use in all other Cobol and TAL programs.
Built operator interface tools using TACL. Performance tuning. Project
Manager for the development and installation of Audio Response Units (DB
Inquiry via any touch-tone telephone), and designed/coded the interface
into the Tandem. Beta tester for Windows 3.1. On site support person for
Microsoft Windows, Excel, Word for Windows, PowerPoint, PC Tools, and
McDonalds Corporation - Oak Brook, IL; 5/91 to 10/91.
Designed and coded a switch on Tandem that interfaced with TELENET,
UNIX based PC's, and IBM 3090 using TAL, Cobol, and Pathway for pass-thru,
store-and-forward, or archiving Payroll, Profit/Loss, and Personnel data..
Coded front-end conversational X.25 applications and LU 6.2 line handlers
for on-line access to the IBM. Heavy coding and project management from
business requirements through implementation.
MPACT EDI Systems/Tandem Computers -
Livonia, MI; 6/90 to 5/91.
Design, code, and documentation of Electronic Data Interchange
software involving the redesign of Line Handlers in a TAL, Cobol, Pathway
environment. As the senior Tandem analyst, managed the complete
development environment including all DBA functions, the Pathways, etc.
Provided technical support, wrote standards, coded new program skeletons,
and taught proper coding techniques on Tandem. Developed
multi-site/multi-version software management tools using TACL. Wrote
Pathway/Non-Pathway interface using Unsolicited Message Processing.
Designed and coded Addressing and Distribution, and Billing systems.
Completed SQL self-study.
EDS - Flint, MI; 12/89 to 6/90.
Technical Support Group.
Extensive Pathway and overall systems tuning of multiple GM production
sites. Coded systems monitoring tools using Pathway/TAL/Cobol/Scobol.
Designed and coded a source/object installation/administration system
using Pathway/TAL/Cobol/Scobol. Built programmer development tools using
EDS - Flint, MI; 10/88 to
12/89. Application Development Group.
Designed and coded a 2-way interface between an IBM 3270 and Tandem
for tracking employee time and customer billing. Maintenance and
enhancements coding for GM warehousing software including partial rewrites
of PICKING, PACKING, SHIPPING, and CONVEYOR applications. Conversion of a
complete warehousing software package to Cobol85 from Cobol74.
Oriole Software - Towson, MD;
6/88 to 10/88.
Design and code of turn-key MRP systems on Tandem. Coding from
specifications, documentation, testing, maintenance, and enhancements in a
Springs Industries - Lancaster,
SC; 8/87 to 6/88.
Design and code of MRP systems for the manufacture of textiles on
Tandem. Wrote program specifications, taught classes in Tandem software
such as Pathway, Cobol, Scobol, DDL, TEDIT, ENABLE, FUP, and TACL.
AMC Jeep Corp. - Toledo, OH; 2/87 to 6/87.
Lead analyst. Modified and implemented vehicle tracking/broadcast
software for the automation of assembly line operations on Tandem in a
Pathway/TAL/Cobol/Scobol environment including interfacing with many other
hardware types. Worked on installation of the same software into a second
plant in Bramelea, Canada.
Bowers Ink Products - Chicago,
IL; 5/86 to 2/87.
Responsible for all Tandem and IBM Series 1 operations within the
Bowers Ink Group. Project Manager for conversion of Accounting and
Manufacturing systems from IBM systems to Tandem.
PPG - Cleveland, OH - 4/83
Designed, coded, and implemented Tandem Pathway systems for quality
control, product formulation, statistics, bar-coding, shipping, ordering,
and replaced old TIME-SHARE systems.
United Computer Services -
Detroit, MI; 7/79 to 4/83.
Evaluated user requirements in a small business environment and
developed PC based software for office automation. Installed hardware,
wrote custom software, and provided training and support.
President of Master Computer Group, Inc., a consulting services
and software company specializing in the Tandem hardware platform and
whose software products are in use by dozens of Fortune 500 companies.
Featured twice in Tandem Users Group Journal with published articles on
TACL, Tools, and Utilities.
Owner of a dozen domains and many internet related ventures.
I am an avid travel journalist.
An accomplished writer and advisor on personal relationships.
Speak, Read/Write fluent Spanish.
President, Theta Tau Professional Engineering Fraternity
Member of American Institute of Chemical Engineers
Awarded the Outstanding Leadership Award, Wayne State University, College
PC Software – Expert Level
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