Article about the author: Robert Bedrosian Marries High Tech With Ancient Armenian Manuscripts by Aram Arkun, 5/21/2011
My work experience is in mainframe computer programming and application design. Applications include insurance, manufacturing, banking (EFT), and brokerage systems. Extensive UAT/Quality Assurance experience.
VS COBOL II, DB2, CICS, MQSERIES, VSAM, REXX, INTERTEST, XPEDITER, TSO/ISPFPC:
MERRILL LYNCH, 4 World Financial Center, North Tower/222 Broadway, New York, N.Y.
Designed, coded, and implemented Merrill's new long/short position facility for Market Makers. Analyzed and redesigned nightly batch job-stream to eliminate file contention problems. Provided critical trading floor support in the Cash Equities group for Institutional clients. Also performed online and batch maintenance work using COBOL, CICS, MQSERIES, VSAM, and JCL. Heavy user interface.
04/99 to 12/01
GREEN TREE TECHNOLOGIES, 101 Park Ave South, New York, N.Y.
Analyzed and reformated existing mainframe files and tables to run on AS400 and SQL Server 7.0 platforms, using SQL, T-SQL, and stored procedures. Significant Database Administrator work (using MS-ACCESS) for UHAUL's account with Wahlstrom (YELLOW PAGES). Transformed mainframe reports using Crystal Reports.
11/98 to 3/99
DEPOSITORY TRUST COMPANY 55 Water St., New York, N.Y.
Development work for DTC's online Standing Instructions Database (SID) of institutions, agents and brokers. Streamlined code by identifying identical routines and replacing them with Procedure Division copybooks. Reorganized batch and online broker notification system. Collaborated in the conversion of DTC's online applications from mainframe to Client/Server functions, developing remote procedure calls (RPCs) using CICS/COBOL and DB2.
2/94 to 7/98
MANUFACTURERS HANOVER TRUST/CHEMICAL BANK
4 N.Y. Plaza, New York, N.Y.
Senior programmer/analyst involved in development and implementation of MHT's Global Data Capture funds transfer system (introduced in 1986). Designed, coded, and debugged standard online inquiry/update functions (CICS/COBOL and VSAM) with attendant batch file-maintenance programs. Heavy interface with User Acceptance Testing group.
9/84 to 11/16/93
PINKERTON COMPUTER CONSULTANTS, INC. Woodbridge, New Jersey
Irving Savings and Loan Association of North Haledon, N.J.
Involved in ATM programming for DDA and Money Market accounts; also wrote program narratives and documentation.
General Mills Toy Division of Eatontown, N.J.
Aided in the installation of a large manufacturing system. Assembled maps, made corrections to batch and online programs.
First Jersey National Bank of South Plainfield, N.J.
Involved in the installation of five Florida Software Services packages. Duties included compilation of programs, creation of production/testing JCL, testing of the new packages, modifications, and conversion of files. Created runbooks. Wrote 10% withholding system (TEFRA) for CDs.
3/83 to 8/84
CONTINENTAL INSURANCE COMPANY Neptune, New Jersey
Associate programmer at Continental Data Center. Member of a project team involved with the maintenance of existing online SYBOL language systems, in the Accounting department. The work involved development of new menus and screens, modifying and expanding edit criteria and field identities; and required considerable interface with users at Continental's 45 sites in the U.S. and Canada.
6/81 to 7/82
B.A., History, Tufts University, 1971.
M.A., Department of Middle East Languages and Literatures, Columbia University, 1976.
Ph.D., Department of Middle East Languages and Literatures, Columbia University, 1979.
Certificate in Data Processing, Control Data Institute, 1981.
Teaching Certificate (State of New Jersey) in Social Studies, 2007.