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Gregory Bird

Information Technology Professional at Solid Rock United Methodist Church

Orlando, FL

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Information Technology Professional with 15+ years experience developing, implementing, system testing and maintaining information systems. Strong background in delivery and implementation of IT solutions that encompass strategic planning, requirements analysis, testing, application development, full lifecycle processing and software quality control and assurance.

Work Experience

Church Administrative Assistant

Solid Rock United Methodist Church
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Orlando, FL
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2011 to Present

Orlando, Fl. 2011 - present 
Affiliated with Florida United Methodist Conference, East Central District 
Church Administrative Assistant 
Provided administrative support by means of direction from the Executive Pastor. 
* Responsible for preparing reports and entering data into computer records. 
* Played the role of an office assistant and handled all administrative tasks including purchasing. 
* Work as a preliminary point of contact for community calling the church.

EDS
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Orlando, FL
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2008 to February 2009

Computer Programmer/Analyst

EDS
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2007 to 2008

Worked closely with the Production Support teams for a major EDS telecommunications client. 
* Researched and developed programming changes to correct problem areas within the system. 
* Performed maintenance of modules used in Revenue area of system. 
* Used COBOL to maintain AS400 Mainframe application and IBM DB2-400 database.

EDS
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Orlando, FL
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2006 to 2008

EDS is a leading IT outsourcing company

Production Control Manager

EDS
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2006 to 2007

Performed role as a Production Control Manager for AT&T weekly, bi-weekly and monthly Payrolls. 
* Scheduled jobs using Control-M for Mainframe and Unix Server systems. 
* Processed numerous report requests and supported monthly, major and out releases. 
* Performed System ID administration and authorization.

Computer Programmer/Analyst - AT&T Payroll

EDS/AON-AHCS/AT&T
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Orlando, FL
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2002 to 2006

Orlando, Fl. 2002 - 2006 
AT&T payroll systems and programming roles outsourced to AHCS, then AON, then EDS 
Computer Programmer/Analyst - AT&T Payroll 
Supported development, maintenance and daily production activities for this application. 
* Maintained system areas that included 3rd party vendor interfaces payroll processing. 
* Demonstrated assignment flexibility by supporting multiple payroll applications in IT environment. 
* Worked with a team of developers to ensure the timely processing of payroll paychecks. 
* Used DB2/COBOL in a Mainframe (OS/390 - MVS/TSO) environment.

Computer Programmer/Analyst

AT&T
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2002 to 2002

2002) 
Performed role as primary developer for the Accounting Powerbuilder onlines applications. 
* Maintained programs and Unix scripts within an environment containing Oracle 8.1.7, Powerbuilder 6.5, Korn Shell, Pro C, SQL and Toad. 
* Worked with analyst to ensure completion of mandated updates to onlines. 
* Supported the AVAYA PBX Vectoring system for the Payroll Hotline organization.

AT&T
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Orlando, FL
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1998 to 2002

Global leader in telecommunications

Voice Engineer

AT&T
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Orlando, FL
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1997 to 2002

Responsible for maintenance of EFT, W4, W2 and Id registration applications on the Payroll and Accounts Payable Interactive Voice Response/Conversant systems. 
* Maintained Lucent Intuity Conversant components using IVR ScriptBuilder, SQL and UNIX scripts within a UNIX server based environment containing Oracle and Korn Shell. 
* Performed analysis and then completed the design and construction needed to move Conversant functionality to the AVAYA PBX vectoring system. 
* Supported Payroll Customer Service Manager and staff with call routing and id's using AVAYA CentreVue. 
* Served as an internal consultant and participated as a developer for the Pension Payroll Year 2000 reengineering process.

Computer Programmer/Analyst

Pension Payroll
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1990 to 1997

Worked with small developer team to create pension checks for over 100,000 former employees. 
* Played major role in the design, analysis and implementation of the Pension database system changed in which 100,000 lines of code were changed and all JCL and Procedures were rewritten, providing a major cost reduction and savings. 
* Supported areas of the system, batch jobs, release management, on call scheduling and trouble tickets. 
* Used COBOL/IMS, DB2, MVS, JCL and FOCUS in a Mainframe (OS/390-MVS/TSO) environment.

Computer Programmer/Analyst

Personnel Systems
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1988 to 1990

Performed maintenance of modules used in Rate Review process for yearly bonuses and rate increases. 
* Developed programs supporting Employee Change notices and Tuition Assistance program. 
* Created numerous ad hoc reports requested by system users. 
* Used COBOL/IMS, MVS, JCL, FOCUS and CLIST in a Mainframe (OS/390) environment. 
 
TECHNOLOGY COMPETENCIES 
SAR/CA-View, COBOL, DB2, AS400, IMS, MVS/OS-390/VS(Mainframe), TSO/ISPF, JCL, CLIST, EXEC2, FOCUS, QMF, SQL, SPUFI, EasyTrieve Plus, PRF, Syncsort, Connect:Direct, FTP, NDM, JES2, JES3, SCLM, Control-M, Expediter, Test Director, Oracle 9i, UNIX, UNIX Shell Scripting, SQL, C, SQL Plus, PL/SQL, Oracle SQL, PowerBuilder, Windows Applications, Info/DB, PFS Write, PFS File, BASIC, Dbase III Plus, IVR Scriptbuilder, PBX Vectoring. 
 
AT&T School of Business: Full range of computer programming classes including COBOL, DB2, JCL and SQL, Vectoring, Powerbuilder, Scriptbuilder and UNIX.

CA-View (SAR) Database Administrator, Credit Card Processing Services

Hewlett Packard

a world leader in IT hardware, software and solutions, acquired EDS in 2008 
CA-View (SAR) Database Administrator, Credit Card Processing Services 
Maintained SAR report archives and SAR databases for an EDS card processing system. 
* Worked closely with the Operation Support team completing various report requests. 
* Developed new JCL and Procedures to transmit report bundles to customer destinations. 
* Performed Data Record Analysis activities as mandated by EDS Corporate and Independent Auditors.

Education

B.B.A. in Computer Information Systems

Delta State University -
Cleveland, MS
Edward Waters College -
Jacksonville, FL