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Mainframe Programmer Resume

The organizations have a number of individual work stations used by technical and non-technical professionals. There is a centralized huge computerized system known as the Mainframe computer that takes care of all the systematic coding, troubleshooting, query answering, etc. This centralized mainframe computer system needs to be managed and programmed in a way that all connected workstations get the required response and are allowed to perform the required actions. The person responsible for the programming of the same is known as Mainframe Programmer. They are also known as system level programmers because this programming helps in effective functioning of the other workstations connected to it.

A mainframe system is a large system in an organization, that helps in receiving and sending transmissions from interconnected individual work stations. These systems have to be very effective, as it will have to cater to a number of queries simultaneously. This computer needs to be programmed for its own functioning, the intra and Internet network, and all the connected workstations. Any problem with this computer will ultimately affect the functioning of other work stations. For more on the role of these personnel, refer to the sample resume given below.

Resume Sample

Michael D. Lacey
4812 Goldcliff Circle
Washington, DC 20019
Ph: 208-306-8974

Career Objective:

Seeking a designation hike, wherein I get to use my expertise and skills developed over a span of 5 years in the field of mainframe programming. I wish to handle a team of programmers and work in coordination with the Project Manager, which will not only help me use my technical skills but also make use of my coordination, leadership and management skills developed over the years.

Career Summary:

Having worked as a junior and then a senior programmer, am thorough with the basic responsibilities of a Mainframe Programmer. I have been working as a Sr. Mainframe Programmer, with KEMINS Tech Services Pvt. Ltd., since 2009. Prior to this, I worked as a Jr. Programmer with SES Software Tech Solutions, for three years. With all this came in unmatched expertise and when paired with zeal to learn and grow, I believe myself to be capable of handling a team and delivering with continued excellence.

Summary of Skills:

  • Proven ability of working in teams and training junior programmers
  • Excellent listening and learning skills. Fast grasping power helps me in speeding up my work
  • Detail oriented and working towards gaining perfection
  • Good management and coordination skills
  • Excellent leadership skills
  • Good at troubleshooting and debugging

Technical Skills:

  • Languages: C, C++, Java, AS/400 COBOL Assembler, COBOL
  • Operating System: AS/400, Unix, Windows, Vista, and VM
  • Networking Tools: Vista Net, MQ Series, Microwave, Tetragencis, and Spectrum
  • Softwares: IBM utilities, CICS, DB2, CA7-scheduling, CA1-Tape Management, VSAM, HSM, HMC, Lotus Notes, FTP, Network Data Mover, System State Management, Overlay Generation Language, Automated Function Printing, JCL

Professional Experience:

Current Employer: KEMINS Tech Services Pvt. Ltd.
Washington, DC (2009-till date)
Designation: Sr. Mainframe Programmer
Roles and Responsibilities

  • Report to the project lead
  • Draw flowcharts, which serve as a blueprint for further designing and coding
  • Use different languages, understand requirements of dependent workstations, Intranet requirements, etc., and develop programs accordingly
  • Use system console to monitor network and mainframe functions
  • Responsible for pilot project testing and implementation
  • Check for flaws and troubleshoot the same
  • Assist in quality assurance testing and make required modifications
  • Provide technical support to clients
  • Work on development of innovative concepts to bring in new applications that ease out the intra organization communication and data transmissions
  • Responsible for troubleshooting and debugging
  • Assist the junior programmers in developing and testing codes

Previous Work Experience

SES Software Tech Solutions, Longwood, Florida (2006-2009)
Designation: Jr. Mainframe Programmer
Roles and Responsibilities

  • Report to the team lead
  • Work in coordination with other team members
  • Responsible for coding and testing in assistance with the senior programmers and refer to the flowcharts provided by clients or system engineers
  • Active participation in troubleshooting and brainstorming


  • Masters of Computer Science in Software Engineering, University of Washington, DC - 2006
  • Bachelors of Software Computer Engineering (Software), University of Washington, DC - 2004

Computer Skills:

  • Expertise in software programming and debugging


Looking for suitable opportunities only in Connecticut


Michael D. Lacey

Available on request.

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