111 Hekili St, #206 A
Kailua, HI 96734
e-mail  ktk@keilman.org    (808) 224-1186   

Team player looking for team to join. Self starter with good communication skills (oral and written) has many talents: programming, analysis, brainstorming, problem solving, organizing, tenacity and an upbeat personality. No contract too short, but willing to stick around for the long term if the fit is right.

Experience: 30 years as a mainframe programmer, also micros on and off for 25+ years. Judiciary, banking, insurance, stock market, health care, gas and electric mainly. EDI, including the world’s largest retailer: Wal*Mart.


IBM Mainframe: TSO/SPF, JCL, VSAM, IDCAMS, IBM Utilities, EZtrieve
Microcomputers, Workstations: MS Office (Word, Excel, Access, Publisher, Power Point), Corel Suite (Word Perfect, Corel Draw), MS Works, Outlook and Outlook Express, Lotus Notes e-mail, Eudora, Internet Explorer, Netscape, Pagemaker and other word processors and micro computer packages.

IBM Mainframe: IMS, CICS, DB2, SQL
Micros: Access, Foxbase, dBase (2-4)


IBM Mainframe: z/OS, OS/390, OS/MVS, OS/VS1,2, VSE, HP-11 Unix
Microcomputers: Windows 9x/NT/2000/XP/Vista/Win 7/Win 8,Win 10, Macintosh, MS-DOS


8/2014 to 12/2022         State of Hawaii, Judiciary Information Management Support

Production support mostly for fellow employees, starting with Traffic, then adding Interfaces to Collections, DMV, and other agencies. Assisted, then took over the extraction of data from the mainframe computer to Oracle (sunsetting the mainframe) done in several stages, requiring the rewriting of many COBOL programs and JCL scripts, reducing run time from 2 days to 6 hours. Weekly update of database of all attorneys at the Hawaii State Bar Association. Used JIRA and Confluence for tracking and documentation. WEBEX/Zoom used daily.

10/2012 to 8/2014         State of Hawaii, Department of Transportation, Highways Division

Assist with production support of the daily, weekly and monthly running of batch accounting programs. Analyze, design and rewrite the use of FTP scripts between the mainframe and PC computers, automating the updating of monthly passwords for security, streamlining JCL jobs into procs with parmlibs, and code three new COBOL programs. Write COBOL programs to extract data and reformat it for feeding into the Oracle system. Extensive use of JCL with sorts, ending up as Excel spreadsheets. Learn Oracle and Discoverer for support of the incoming system with use of PL/SQL and Oracle Developer. Use of IBM utilities for backing up data, special user requests. Learn how to use "certificates" in cross-computer OS secure FTP systems. Used Lotus Notes, FileZilla, Host File Transfer (another FTP, mainframe to PC).

 1/2006 to 9/2006                                   HMSA, Honolulu, HI
Assisted with Front End Claims legacy system as it got ready to be sunsetted, Mainframe to PC interface using various FTP's, data extracts using COBOL, Eztrieve, reformatting in Excel for end users. Assisted with day-to-day front end processing issues for e-claims and e-membership. New user documentation for all of the above. Used Endevor for tracking of modules through the test environment into production.

3/2005 to 12/2005                                 Kaiser Permanente, Honolulu, HI
Production support of retail system. Conversion of test utility restore system from production machine to a separate test machine/environment. Analysis, coding, testing, documentation and implementation of changes to: 1) Medicare Risk Assessment Tracking System (RATS), 2) Appointments – reminder and wait list mailers, 3) Quest (the system for providing healthcare to economically disadvantaged individuals). Coding and testing for data extraction on many systems, using mainly DB2. Analyzed and tested for Bush’s MMA (Medicare Modernization Act), with extensive use of JCL changes, File-Aid, and online CICS screens to verify results. Supplied tech support for various departments.  Used - COBOL, JCL, DB2, CICS, (TSO/ISPF), Changeman, Spufi, File-Aid (including for DB2 tables), SAR (SYSOUT Archival and Retrieval), FTPB, (the TCP/IP FTP Dialog), Xpediter, StarTool, IBM Utilities, Eztrieve, Lotus Notes/Sametime, WS-FTP Pro, VPN, Fiberlink, MS Office Suite.

7/2004 to 11/2004                            Matson Navigation, Oakland, California
Rewrote the COBOL interface files for payroll reporting. Included 401K, profit sharing and pension records. Used DB2 to access many sources of diverse information. Assisted in analysis, design, layout, and JCL/PROCS along with testing. Used Changeman, Panvalet, CICS, (TSO/ISPF), and various IBM utilities.

6/2001 to 9/2002                            PNM, Albuquerque, NM
PNM (Public Services New Mexico) is the gas and electric company for New Mexico. They use a canned software package, and then heavily customize it. I assisted in upgrading to a newer version, which included analysis of existing customizations in COBOL code and UNIX scripts, making the changes, and unit testing. I then oversaw the online (CICS) and batch testing, along with creating the detailed conversion plan using MS Project (the actual conversion and upgrade took 3 days, round the clock with 10 participants). The software is used for Work Management, Purchasing, Inventory, Account Payable and Contracts.


8/00 – 03/01                              CSD, Inc., Albuquerque, NM
Assist in the separation of New Mexico from Colorado for Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Thousands of datasets and databases were analyzed. Hundreds of tables used by both batch and online systems were converted to an in-house maintenance system. Several software packages were no longer going to be available, so many programs needed to be modified to handle new data access routines, including some in-house software. Extensive use of Endevor, JCL and IBM utilities, and many new COBOL II programs written, tested and implemented.

3/99 - 6/99             Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Bentonville, AR
Analysis, design, coding, and testing of EDI Year 2000 standards for several documents: Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT), Pay From Scan (PFS) Application Advice, Insufficient Invoice, Remittance Advice. Used Librarian and TelNet/FTP for document management. Created JCL streams for both US and foreign job runs.

7/98 - 12/98         Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Bentonville, AR
Analysis, design, coding, testing and implementation of EDI Year 2000 standards for remittance advice notifications. Maintenance to various COBOL programs, inluding extensive JCL changes. Assisted in system-wide analysis of possible Y2K problems, along with documentation of systems flows for future testing. Used Librarian and TelNet/FTP for document management.

1/97 - 06/98          Durango Computer Center, Durango CO
Computer consulting/tutoring of private individuals in their own homes and businesses. Basic computer concepts, word processing, mail merges, financial packages, programming debugging, database design.  Also created custom databases using Access.

9/96 - 12/96         Fireman's Fund , Novato, CA
Maintenance to COBOL reports, including use of SYNCSORT and JCL changes. Assisted in writing and testing a program for Year 2000 to search databases (test AND production) for possible errors after century conversion. Used a variety of date formats, including "9's compliment". Helped analyze design for EDI system-wide rewrite, started coding new submodules accessing IMS tables.

6/95 - 7/95         KN Energy, Denver, CO
Convert an existing Basic program to Micro Focus Cobol. Use of communications through the COM1 port to a specialized "Integrator", a natural-gas chart-reading PC.

5/92 - 6/95         WJM Technologies, Santa Rosa, CA
Analyze, design, code, and test security programs for banking applications. Worked on IBM PC's using DOS 3.3 through 6.2 for PC's and Mainframes using Micro Focus (COBOL, Animator, CICS and Work Bench). Worked remotely using Carbon Copy, Bitfax, ProComm and CompuServe to send files back and forth. Used Word for coding and documenting. File structures included VSAM. Some systems included EDI. Wrote several in-house utilities to analyze and report on COBOL programs (which copymembers were referenced, for example). Tested various object linkers for specific size constraints.

9/90 - 1/91         Wells Fargo Bank, Oakland, CA
Design, code, test and implement COBOL and DYL-280 programs used in re-issuing ATM cards to the customers of three different banks that WFB acquired. Used both IBM and in-house utilities on TSO/SPF.

6/89 - 5/90         PRJ, Inc., Greenbrae, CA
Design, code, test COBOL II programs for mainframe inventory system using EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) for the computers to interface with each other. Used TSO/SPF DB2 and Expediter

10/88 - 4/89         Light Images, Mill Valley, CA
Design, code, test and package IBM PC database system for photographers. Automatic indexing, variety of reports, label captioning. Designed with maximum user friendliness using FoxPro and Word Star. Included front end graphic screen with flashing words, reverse video, and text that moved across the screen.

6/88 - 7/88         Software Research, San Francisco, CA
Convert COBOL analysis system from micro computer to mainframe using Micro Focus
COBOL and Work Bench. Extensive knowledge of COBOL and JCL used, along with IBM utilities.

7/86 - 1/87         Wells Fargo Bank, San Francisco
Crocker Bank Conversion: design, code and test system to re-issue ATM cards to prior Crocker customers. Involved 1.1 million cards, to be selected by branch and re-issued at 60,000 card intervals. Used TSO/SPF, Optimizer/Analyzer, various IBM utilities.

9/85 - 1/86         Wells Fargo Bank, San Francisco, CA
Design, code and test reporting system for remote bank-teller processors. Data was extracted from Tandem and translated for sophisticated availability tracking system. Used TSO/SPF, various in-house and IBM utilities.

7/85 - 9/85         Shaeffer Ruddell Financial Services, San Anselmo, CA
Installation and custom design of IBM PC database package for marketing project. Training of client in use of computer, maintenance and backup procedures. Used Word Perfect, Lotus 1-2-3, ASAP Database.

3/85 - 6/85         Itel Corporation, San Francisco, CA
Technical/customer support. Assisted in conversion from in-house computer to time sharing system. Used many in-house and IBM utilities in a TSO/SPF environment.

12/84 - 3/85 (and various other times since then...) Tutor, Bay Area, CA
Computer tutoring of private individuals in their own homes and businesses. Basic computer concepts, word processing, financial packages, programming debugging.

4/84 - 10/84         Wells Fargo Bank, San Francisco, CA
Worked on Savings to DDA conversion, the largest project WFB had undertaken up to that point in time. Code, test, implement and document. Extensive testing of JCL Procs (almost every one in the library was effected). Used TSO/SPF.

12/80 - 8/83         Kate's Komputers, Sausalito, CA
Co-founder of firm to design and develop sophisticated stock market software packages for portfolio management and graphic analysis on micro computers. Used NorthStar BASIC,

CommStar (compiler) and eventually CP/M. Originally only ran on Northstar Horizon computers (8 bit, 64K), but soon got compiled to run under CP/M. Eventually converted to IBM PC-DOS format. With use of automatic clock (pool timer) would turn itself on, load in a program to access Dow Jones News Service at 11:05 PM when the phone rates were cheaper. Then it would update the customer's database for whichever stocks, options or bonds they owned, logoff the news service, produce reports and turn itself off. My duties included everything but initial sales: participating in package design, programming, database design, managing and training staff, and customer training and support.

Concurrently while working at Kate's Komputers

8/82 - 1/83         Sequoia Group, Larkspur, CA
Performed online support for Alpha Micro mini computers. Application was a medical appointment scheduling and claims package, sold mainly on the East Coast and in the South. Extensive use of in-house utilities. Modems were used to tie into the customer's computers to make software changes.

3/81 - 9/81         Lambda Technology, San Francisco, CA
Provided contract programming services to main-frame customers of this consulting firm using COBOL, TSO/SPF. Worked mostly for CSAA in their claims department.

2/80 - 3/81         Fireman's Fund, San Rafael, CA
Programmer Analyst. Batch maintenance and online development using COBOL, IMS, and utilities.

2/78 - 10/79         California Canners & Growers, San Francisco, CA
COBOL batch development and maintenance on IBM 370/145 and 148 in Financial, Accounting and Inventory systems. Interfaced between users and BQL aiding in design and creation of their programs.

A.S. Degree in Data Processing
College of Marin


References available upon request.