My journey on Z/OS and Mainframes started at Congnizant Technology Solutions in 2005.
In 2006, I moved to DXC Technology (previously known as Computer Sciences Coprporation, CSC) where I have been contributing as a developer for it’s world-famous Life and Annuities administration products.
It was here that I got the opportunity to work on the renowned payouts product RPS (Repetitive Payment System) and then on the fast growing Life and Annuities suite wmA (Wealth Management Accelerator).
Here is a synopsis of my journey so far.
I was posted at Kolkata, known as the city of joy, in India.
This was my training ground, where I got the first taste of Z/OS, and realized how awsome it is!
After my baptism in MVS, JCL, COBOL, REXX, and IBM DB2 I was sent out to test the waters. My first project was to support an Agent Compensation Engine for New England Financials.
There I wrote a couple of automation programs and also learnt the niches of supporting a live project.
After a year and a half, it was time to move on.
DXC has a strong reputation and is an established leader in Insurance products. Almost every major insurance company in the world now use one DXC product or another for their business.
With DXC I had to move to Noida, a modern Indian city, very close to the national capital, New Delhi.
RPS is an in-house product from DXC that powered almost every payouts transaction in the United States. It provides for the administration of a variety of annuity and life insurance products as they mature into the payout phase.
Till 2013, DXC rolled out at least one new release for RPS every year.
The product was not only supported on Mainframes, but also on client-server through Micro Focus Net Express based dialog windows.
It was fun learning that too!
From 2006 to 2010, I was involved first as the major contributor and then as the senior developer for every new RPS release (four in all).
In 2010 I moved to another awesome Insurance product from DXC, the Wealth Management Accelerator (wmA).
RPS saw its sunset in 2013, to be succeeded by wmA Payouts.
wmA was chosen as the natural successor to RPS and VantageOne. It combined the powers of these two widely acclaimed products and was made for the modern day user.
As a subject matter expert on wmA Payouts, I have been consulting clients and helping them migrate to wmA, enhance its capabilites or customize the product for their specific needs.
I have worked with clients such as Pacifc Life, Western & Southern Life, CUNA Mutual, London Life, TransAmerica Capital Management, Great West Financials.